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Research to play major role in womenís empowerment initiative

Barbara Kerr, the Williamson Family Distinguished Professor of Counseling Psychology in the School of Education and IPSR affiliate, leads research on empowering women to engage in public service. Kerr will present her research findings at the WE Womenís Empowerment Initiative reception Monday, April 21, at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Speakers include Wendy Doyle, president and CEO of the Womenís Foundation, as well as Kansas City Mayor Sly James and KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little.
Link(s): https://news.ku.edu/2014/04/10/ku-research-play-major-role-womens-empowerment-initiative

LA&S792 - Managing Research Data in the Social Sciences

This 2- or 3-credit hour graduate level course offered in the Summer 2014 term is designed to teach the skills necessary to read, reorganize, transform, display, clean, archive, and export simple or complex data. The primary tool used in the class is the SAS system. Structured Query Language (SQL) in both SAS and Microsoft Access receives a strong emphasis. Documentation of the research process using structured metadata also receives significant attention.
Link(s): http://ipsr.ku.edu/new/AboutLAS792Summer2014.pdf

RedTire program makes first match

The Redefining Retirement program, known as RedTire, recently matched a Kansas State alumna with a Flint Hills veterinary practice. RedTire is an initiative of IPSR's KU Entrepreneurship Works for KS University Center program. Read more at the press release below.
Link(s): https://news.ku.edu/junction-city-veterinarian-retirement-arrived-postcard

Researchers developing model to prevent human trafficking, modern-day slavery


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The Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Initiative (ASHTI) brings researchers together to prevent modern-day slavery. Read press release below.
Link(s): http://news.ku.edu/2014/03/14/ku-researchers-developing-model-prevent-human-trafficking-modern-day-slavery

Study gauges Kansas farmers' outlook

The Biofuels and Climate Change: Farmers' Land Use Decisions (BACC:FLUD) project featured in new KU press release. Read the full release at the link below.
Link(s): https://news.ku.edu/2014/02/27/research-looks-farmers-decision-making-amid-challenging-conditions-kansas


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