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IPSR affiliate receives State Department grant

Mariya Omelicheva, director of the KU Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies and IPSR affiliate, has been awarded a major grant to identify, train, and connect sustainability stewards in the Midwest and their counterparts in Russia. Read more in the press release below.
Link(s): https://news.ku.edu/2014/09/10/crees-receives-grant-state-departments-us-russia-peer-peer-dialogue-program-0

Washington Post OP-ED piece on tension between police and African Americans

Charles Epp and Steven Maynard-Moody penned an OP-ED piece that recently appeared in the Washington Post. The piece draws on research on racial disparities in police stops and proposes a way to rebuild trust between police and African Americans.
Link(s): http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/how-to-rebuild-trust-between-the-police-and-african-americans/2014/08/29/77c59ace-2d50-11e4-994d-202962a9150c_story.html

Graduate Studies Workshop on NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants

IPSR will participate in a workshop held by Graduate Studies on the NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants. These grants, awarded through participating NSF programs, provide funding for doctoral students to improve the quality of their dissertation research by providing funds for items or travel not normally available through the student's university. The workshop is Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, from Noon to 1PM in the Parlors Room at the Kansas Union. Registration is required.
Link(s): http://graduate.ku.edu/upcoming-events
             http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13453
File(s): http://ipsr.ku.edu/grantsup/NSFDissertation.pdf

Graduate Studies Workshop on NSF-Graduate Research Fellowship Program

IPSR will participate in a workshop held by Graduate Studies on the NSF-Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF-GRFP). The NSF-GRFP is prestigious, highly competitive fellowship for early-stage graduate students: undergraduate seniors or graduate students in their first two years, with some exceptions. The workshop is Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, from Noon to 1PM in the Alderson Room at the Kansas Union. Registration is required.
Link(s): http://graduate.ku.edu/upcoming-events
             http://www.nsfgrfp.org/
File(s): http://ipsr.ku.edu/grantsup/NSF_GRFP_IPSR_Fact_Sheet.pdf

Article on teens' use of social media published

Dr. Leigh Ann Taylor Knight, Executive Director of the Kansas City Area Education Research Consortium recently co-authored an article titled "Teen's social media use and collective action".The article appeared in the September 2014 issue of New Media & Society. Full text available at the link below.
Link(s): http://nms.sagepub.com/content/16/6/883.full.pdf?ijkey=z6EgkcQ6zSVA5Dn&keytype=ref


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