Libraries Lecture Series

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The University of Kansas Libraries has announced the spring speakers for the Libraries Lecture Series. The series highlights the breadth of interdisciplinary research and creative work found on an expansive range of topics across campus. The spring 2015 series features five eminent KU scholars:

Assistant Professor Daniel Coburn

February 24, 2015 | 3:30 p.m. | Watson Three West

The Hereditary Estate: Vernacular Photography and Domestic Trauma

Daniel Coburn, assistant professor for the Department of Design, makes photographs and conducts research on popular visual culture to investigate the family photo album employed as one component of a visual infrastructure that supports the flawed ideology of the American Dream.

 

Professor Chuck Epp and Professor Donna Ginther

April 2, 2015 | 3:30 p.m. | Watson Three West

The Kansas City Research Data Center: A Resource for Researchers

Donna Ginther, professor of Economics and director of Center for Science, Technology and Economic Policy, will discuss the Census Research Data Center (RDC) that is being built in the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Ginther will focus on the data that could be made available in the RDC and how to gain access to the data in the secure research facility.

What New Forms of Data Reveal About Racial Disparities in Police Stops

Chuck Epp, professor in the School of Public Affairs and Administration, will discuss studies of racial disparities in police stops based on data from police citations. The Kansas City police stops study conducted by Charles Epp, Steven Maynard-Moody, and Don Haider-Markel used a survey of drivers and their narratives of police stops. The result was a new understanding of the sources of racial disparities in these stops.

 

University Distinguished Professor Joane Nagel and PhD Candidate Pooya Naderi

April 23, 2015 | 3:30 p.m. | Watson Three West

 

The lectures are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.


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