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NOW WHAT? Adrian Lewis, professor of history and director of the Office of Professional Military Graduate Education, was widely quoted in news outlets following the death of Osama bin Laden, and what it means for the future of the war on terror. "It definitely changes things. But let's be careful. I've heard people say that we've cut the head off the snake and therefore it should die. No. we're going to be at war in Afghanistan for a while. That's not going to go away tomorrow just because Osama bin Laden is dead," Lewis said in an interview with Fox 4 Kansas City.

BIN LADEN’S POLITICAL RAMIFICATIONS: Burdett Loomis, professor of political science, was quoted in a Kansas City Star article about what the killing of Osama bin Laden will mean for President Barack Obama. “It’s going to be a pretty big deal,” Loomis said. “It really seems to me that this is going to be seen as something that he did.”

A BRAIN SLOWING WITH AGE: Susan Kemper, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, was quoted in U.S. News and World Report and Daily News and Analysis of Mumbai about her research that shows the brain’s processing speed slows with age. This slowing is a major factor in communication problems typical in older adults. Her study showed that young adults fare better at doing two things at once. "We didn't find much evidence that working memory or long-term memory play a role in dual-tasking, but we think that processing speed does," Kemper said.

SICK OF BULLYING: Eric Vernberg, professor of applied behavioral science and director of the Child and Family Services Clinic, was also quoted in U.S. News and World Report, in article about his research showing that students who are bullied end up in the school nurse’s office more often than their peers. The article states ‘"If a child is frequently showing up at the nurse's office with a fever or vomiting and no obvious illness, it might reflect the visit is related to victimization and to some extent aggression," Vernberg said. He added that when a student often visits a school nurse and parents get calls about their child complaining of stomachaches, "it's certainly worth examining the child's relationship with [his] peers."’

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