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Compassion in the East

Death may be the ultimate example of a universal human experience. So, can our thinking about death – the anxiety we experience about our own, the grief we feel about others’ – lead us to a universal ethics of compassion for our fellow humans? That’s what Clancy Martin, Ph.D., is exploring in his current research … Continue reading Compassion in the East

Smarter decisions

Should you choose apples or fries? If you’re past the age of 25, you’re probably familiar with the three Cs: calories, cholesterol and carbohydrates and what effects they have on the body. So you’re more likely to pick apples. But if you’re younger than 25, your dorsolateral prefrontal cortex — also known as your brain’s … Continue reading Smarter decisions

Spotlight: Peter Eaton

What does the center do? The Center for Economic Information uses geographic information systems tools and surveys housing conditions in the metro area on a regular basis. That information allows CEI to associate housing conditions with numerous other indicators, as well as create a baseline to evaluate the impact of policy changes on neighborhoods.   … Continue reading Spotlight: Peter Eaton

Using Data to Prevent Crime

When thinking of research, criminology and criminal justice may not be fields that normally come to mind. But for two UMKC faculty members, analyzing crime data is research that can save lives. From 2010 through 2013, Kansas City ranked among the worst of the 50 largest cities in the U.S. for homicides, averaging more than … Continue reading Using Data to Prevent Crime

Barbarians at the Gate

A beautifully rendered church mosaic, a worn coin, a famous gold medallion — each bearing the images of men and women from Italy’s distant past. These representations were a common part of Prof. Massimiliano Vitiello’s Roman boyhood. But later, examining these same items with a scholar’s eye, Vitiello considered the stories behind these familiar faces … Continue reading Barbarians at the Gate