Topic: Social Sciences

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Man Out of Time

Karl Marx has long been buried beneath the "isms" that have obscured his humanity. No longer.

Fall 2013

Ancestral Apes

...Scientists unearthed 83 bones and fragments that allowed them to piece together a partial skeleton of a male ape thought to be 11.9 million years old.

Fall 2013

Where Babies Come From

Birth rates are falling in Bangladesh. Understanding why could help other developing nations follow suit.

Fall 2013

Happy Hunting

Recent graduates have reason to be glum about finding jobs. They should keep smiling.

Fall 2013 - New & Now

Amalgamated Math

An integrated approach to our nation’s math-skills deficit.

Fall 2013 - New & Now

Crowd-Sourced Science

Charting academic inquiry, and new media mania, in the age of big data.

Spring 2013

Fear and Loving

Might pondering the inevitable lead us toward common ground?

Spring 2013 - New & Now

Into Worry Born

For low-income woman in the rural heartland, stress is pregnancy's constant companion.

Spring 2013

Park Appraisal

When it comes to encouraging activity, not all parks are created equal.

Spring 2013

Talk During Wartime

Why the digital-communications revolution is giving our far-away warriors even more to worry about.

Spring 2013 - New & Now

War and Peace

Violence once ruled the Amazon. Then the Europeans arrived.

Fall 2012 - New & Now

Wrong Makes Right

When it comes to developing math skills in school, involvement trumps accuracy.

Fall 2012 - New & Now

Baby Genius

Research suggests the slate may not be blank.

Spring 2012 - New & Now

Clothing Consciousness

Shoppers say they want "clean," local cotton. So why not give it to them?

Spring 2012 - New & Now

Inspired Interventions

The experts said "fixing" behavioral flaws was the only way to keep troubled kids out of juvenile court. Chuck Borduin knew better.

Spring 2012

Land for Learning

Even 150 years later, the triumph off the Land-Grant Bill is something to be celebrated.

Spring 2012

Limitations of Limits

Term limits in the Missouri General Assembly have made entrenched incumbency a thing of the past.

Spring 2012

Language and Learning

Is "English only" the best course for limited-proficiency students?

Fall 2011 - New & Now

Red Light, Green Light

Tickets notwithstanding, traffic cameras may be motorists’ best friends.

Fall 2011 - New & Now

Request Denied

In the fight against terrorism, access to information is the first casualty.

Fall 2011 - New & Now

Trust Me

Might fewer fences make for happier, healthier neighbors?

Fall 2011 - New & Now

Afarensis, Upright

A breakthrough discovery sheds light on human origins.

Spring 2011 - New & Now

Closer Look: Derelict Duds

Textiles are nearly 100 percent recyclable, yet mountains of cast-off clothing end up in America’s landfills each year.

Spring 2011

Litigation Less Bleak

Planning for early negotiation could be a boon to both clients and lawyers.

Spring 2011 - New & Now

Risky Business

During recessions, small business owners often self-finance. Beware.

Spring 2011 - New & Now

Sojourners & Strangers

A scholar of exile, emigration and repatriation speaks the language of lives in transition.

Fall 2010

The Good Principal

Everyone agrees that principals are crucial to a school’s success. But what makes a principal effective?

Fall 2010

Star Power

Celebrity media is good for you.

Fall 2010 - New & Now

Street-Fighting Stability

Do political protests produce more accountable governments?

Fall 2010 - New & Now

Friends and Family

Positive relationships can offset poor ones for youths at risk.

Fall 2010 - New & Now

Aging With Autism

Has a focus on children left autistic adults underserved?

Spring 2010

Yes, No, Maybe

In the abstruse world of decision theory, it’s not what you think but how you think it.

Spring 2010

Board Balloting

Why local politics, and parents’ participation in it, affects school performance.

Spring 2010 - New & Now

Crisis Calculations

Better accounting and auditing standards may not restore faith in the world’s financial markets. But it’s a start.

Fall 2009

Society Man

In a provocative new study, MU’s David Geary argues that social competition powered the brain’s evolution

Fall 2009

Enforcing Equity

If handled properly, gender-based quotas can ensure greater political participation for women.

Fall 2009 - New & Now

Force, Fraud and Deception

In America’s heartland victims of ‘modern-day slavery’ are mostly hidden from view. A determined MU scholar aims to change that.

Fall 2009

Strong Start

Well-prepared first graders, girls especially, gain mental health edge.

Spring 2009 - New & Now

God and Coal

For Kentucky miners, Christianity provides more than solace.

Spring 2009 - New & Now

Incentives Support

Teacher performance pay finds a powerful new advocate.

Spring 2009 - New & Now

Bad Business

Who pays for political malfeasance and cronyism? We all do.

Fall 2008 - New & Now

Disappearing Doctors

As patients grow older, the number of generalist physcians declines.

Fall 2008 - New & Now

Trains on Time

Passenger-only rails could help Amtrak get up to speed.

Fall 2008 - New & Now

Extra! Extra!

Newspapers play a crucial role in shaping the nation’s sense of self.

Fall 2008

Coordinates of Need

Hunger haunts the lives of thousands of Missourians. But exactly who is hungry, and why?

Fall 2008

Instructional Incentive

Should teacher pay be linked to student performance?

Spring 2008

Unlikely Presence

In the nation’s legislative committee chambers, black chairpersons are in short supply.

Fall 2007 - New & Now

The Head Game

A psychologist takes on the world’s most maddening professional sport.

Spring 2007

The Last Word

Spring 2007 - New & Now

Historic Disclosure

Spring 2007 - New & Now

School for Scientists

Spring 2007 - New & Now

Papers and Profits

Spring 2007 - New & Now

Dumbing It Down

How much science and technology do reporters think you can handle?

Fall 2006

A Place for Aging

An MU facility is redefining notions of elder care.

Fall 2006

Cultural Contributions

Fall 2006 - New & Now

Ancient Astronomy

Fall 2006 - New & Now

Critical Inquiry

Fall 2006 - New & Now

Our Pleasure

Spring 2006 - New & Now

Hall of Shame

Spring 2006 - New & Now

Olmec Imbroglio

An analysis at the MU Research Reactor could settle a major archeological dust-up.

Fall 2005

Fractured Fluency

Fall 2005 - New & Now

For Their Eyes Only

Can freedom of information survive the war on terror?

Spring 2005

Advocate for the Unlettered

John Foley speaks up in defense of the unwritten word.

Spring 2005

Sober Students

Spring 2005 - New & Now

Sensory Shopping

Spring 2005 - New & Now

Expanding Adolescents

Why it’s time for new thinking about weight gain in America’s youth.

Fall 2004

Help Wanted

What happens to local employment when the world’s largest retailer comes to town? Just asking the question puts a reluctant researcher in the spotlight.

Fall 2004

Going Negative

Fall 2004 - New & Now

The Smart Set

Fall 2004 - New & Now

Coherent Conception

Fall 2004 - New & Now

By The Book?

A psychiatrist puts the Bible on the couch.

Spring 2004

Shifting Standards

Spring 2004 - New & Now

Cognitive Confusion

Spring 2004 - New & Now

Suffer the Children

Spring 2004 - New & Now

Ancient Ungulate

Spring 2004 - New & Now

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