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Despite Partisanship Surrounding Voter ID, Most Voters Don't Believe It Suppresses Turnout

Most Americans — even average Democrats — do not accept the argument that voter identification laws can suppress voter turnout, according to a new study that includes a University of Kansas professor.
23-May-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study: Awareness of Controversial Arizona Immigration Law Influenced Male Students' Classroom Behavior


U.S.-born Latino male middle school students who had familiarity with a controversial Arizona immigration enforcement bill had more difficulty exhibiting proper behavior in the classroom, such as following instructions and staying quiet, according...
22-May-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Apply New Immune Technologies in Search of Mono Vaccine


With a recent $1.8 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health, Brandon DeKosky’s lab is using high-throughput techniques to analyze the behavior of B cells in the body.
17-May-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Research Increases Distance at Which Supernova Would Spark Mass Extinctions on Earth


Adrian Melott has examined the effects of the supernovae on Earth’s biology. In new research to appear in Astrophysical Journal, the KU researcher and colleagues argue the estimated distance of the supernova thought to have occurred roughly 2.6...
11-May-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Company with KU Roots Goes Public on NASDAQ


Cory Berkland spun Austin, Texas-based Savara Inc. out of his University of Kansas lab in 2007 to develop aerosolized drug therapies. It’s the first company with origins at KU to have shares offered on a publicly traded stock exchange.
9-May-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Border Fences Reduce Risk of Transnational Terrorist Attacks, Other Effects Unclear

A new study led by a University of Kansas researcher has found border fences do reduce the risk of a transnational terrorist attack, though the research leaves open questions about other types of factors. The researchers also did not examine whether...
9-May-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Research Shows Prejudice, Not Principle, Often Underpins 'Free-Speech Defense' of Racist Language

A new study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology reveals a positive correlation (Pearson r = .43) between having racial prejudice and defending racist speech using the “free speech argument” — a stronger correlation than the...
3-May-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study: Better Memory Makes People Tire of Experiences More Quickly


People with stronger working memories tire of enjoying experiences more quickly, according to a new study led by a University of Kansas researcher that can have implications for product marketing and consumer behavior.
1-May-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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