Recent News Items
New Indigenous Geography Book Published
Indigenous Geographies Research Center director, Jay T. Johnson, and Soren Larsen have authored a new book titled A Deeper Sense of Place; Stories and Journeys of Collaboration in Indigenous Research. The book is a collection of stories and essays from geographers on the challenges of working with Indigenous communities on collaborative research. For more information or to order a copy of this book, please visit Oregon State University Press.
Researcher explores 'culture of surveillance' in the U.S.
IPSR's new research center, the Surveillance Studies Research Center, and center director Bill Staples in the news talking about our "culture of surveillance". Read the full news release below.
Researchers Receive AAG Award
The Association of American Geographers have selected Jay T. Johnson and Renee Pualani Louis with IPSR's Indigenous Geographies Research Center to receive the AAG Enhancing Diversity Award for 2013. The award will be presented at the 2014 AAG Annual Meeting.
School of Business initiative receives renewed federal grant
The University of Kansas Center for Entrepreneurship has received a grant that, after it's matched dollar-for-dollar by private donations and the university, will total more than $1 million. The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administrtion (EDA) awarded the five-year, $525,000 grant in August. The KU Institute of Policy & Social Research (IPSR) and the KU School of Business Center for Entrepreneurship combined efforts to secure one of only eight grants awarded in the region out of abou
First Phase of Digital Preservation Project Complete
Dr. Tarun Sabarwal, Associate Professor of Economics and IPSR affiliate, is working on "Digital Preservation of Federal Bankruptcy Court Records, 1898-2000," a multi-year, multi-university effort to collect bankruptcy data from original court records. Dr. Sabarwal is collaborating with Professor Mary Hansen (American University) and others on this project. The final product will be a novel and unique dataset on bankruptcy filings in the United States over time and across different judicial distrcts. The new dataset will overcome limitations of existing datasets in terms of geographic coverage, temporal coverage, and detailed information on bankruptcies. A version of the dataset will be publicly available. The most recent component of this effort was funded by a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. This grant supported Dr. Sabarwal and his team of 12 graduate and undergraduate research assistants in 2013 as they collected digital photos of bankruptcy records at the National Archives in Kansas City. As part of this work, the research team collected information on 7,094 bankruptcy cases, taking about 139,500 pictures. Dr. Sabarwal and his colleagues are currently seeking additional funding to continue this project.