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Burdette Loomis

Burdett A. "Bird" Loomis

Professor, Political Science
515 Blake

Educational Background
Graduated from: University of Wisconsin, Ph.D., Political Science, 1974
University of Wisconsin, M.A., Political Science, 1970
Carleton College, B.A., Government and International Relations,

First Appointed at KU: 1979

Previous Positions: APSA Congressional Fellow, 1975-6; Visiting Scholar, Brookings Institution, 1984, 2000; Director of Administrative Communications, Governor Kathleen Sebelius, 2005; Interim Director, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics, 1997-2001; Director of KU Political Science intern programs in Washington D.C. and Topeka, 1984-
Countries which are victims of terrorism harden their attitudes toward accepting asylum seekers
What impact does terrorism have on the acceptance of asylum seekers in European countries? Based on a study of 19 European countries between 1980 and 2007, Nazli Avdan writes that states which expe...

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KU student tricks monkey flower into growing protective ‘hair’ Thanks to a KU Undergraduate Research Award (see more at http://ugresearch.ku.edu/student/fund/ugra), Sukhindervir Sandhu, a KU junior in biochemistry, figured out which genetic button to push to get a monkey flower, or Mimulus guttatus, to grow protective trichomes, or plant hair. Sandhu was able to track it down to a gene called SKP-1. By silencing SKP-1, he discovered that gene regulates plant hair growth in monkey flowers.

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POLS Doctorate program ranked #31 of public universities
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