Frontier at Kansas State University

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An interdisciplinary program for the historical studies of border security, food security, and trade policy
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Educational Opportunities at Frontier

A podcast of the unique multi-institutional educational opportunities offered by the Frontier program.

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New Book Commemorates 150 Years of Kansas Beef

Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, Beef Cattle Institute, and Frontier Program are commemorating Kansas' upcoming 150th anniversary of statehood with the release of a coffee table-style book entitled "150 Years of Kansas Beef."

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October 2010 Field Trip/Retreat and DHS Career Pathways Conference

From October 21-24, 2010, the Frontier Program held a field trip/retreat in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security's Career Pathways Conference in Washington, D.C.  Our visit included a tour of the Port of Baltimore, which was led by Customs and Border Protection officials.

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Tom Roesler - How to Avoid Chasing Rabbits: Staying Focused in a Crazy-Busy World

On Wednesday, September 22, 2010, during a Frontier Interdisciplinary eXperience (FIX) program breakfast meeting, Tom Roesler, an instructor with K-State's School of Leadership Studies, gave a presentation to FIX students. His presentation, entitled "How to Avoid Chasing Rabbits: Staying Focused in a Crazy-Busy World."  This presentation was recorded and is now available in a 3 part video.

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22nd Frontier Field Trip - June 19-23, 2013

On June 19-23, 2013, the Frontier program held its 22nd field trip to the southern California area. The field trip featured a tour and seminar on food defense and supplychain complexity at a Cargill manufacturing facility, and experiential learning about international trade and seaport security at the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles.

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Dr. Jason Ackleson and Julianne Jensby Attend the 2009 International Studies Association Convention

In this audio podcast, Frontier Co-Director Dr. Jason Ackleson and Frontier research assistant Julianne Jensby discuss their experiences while attending the 2009 International Studies Association (ISA) Convention in New York City.

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September 2010 Frontier Retreat and NCFPD Biennial Meeting

In September 2010, the Frontier Program held a retreat in conjunction with the NCFPD Biennial meeting in Chaska, Minnesota. 

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Frontier Field Trip/Retreat and DHS UP Summit - March 29 to April 1, 2011

On March 29 to April 1, 2011, the Frontier Program held a field trip/retreat in Washington D.C., in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) University Programs Summit.

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Bioterrorism Act Reference Tool: Overlap Agents

The U.S. Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 categorizes bioterrorism agents into three lists.

The list of overlap agents includes pathogens and toxins that pose a serious threat to both humans and animals if used as biological weapons. To learn more about each of these overlap agents, click on one of the images below.


Anthrax
Anthrax
Botulism
Botulism
Brucellosis or Undulant fever
Brucellosis or
Undulant Fever

Clostridium perfringens Gastroenteritis or Clostridial Gas Gangrene
Clostridium perfringens Gastroenteritis or Clostridial Gas Gangrene
Coccidioidomycosis or San Joaquin Valley Fever
Coccidioidomycosis or
San Joaquin Valley Fever
Eastern Equine Encephalitis
Eastern Equine Encephalitis

Glanders
Glanders
Henipavirus, Hendra Virus, Nipah Virus
Henipavirus
Melioidosis or Whitmore’s Disease
Melioidosis or
Whitmore’s Disease

Q Fever
Q Fever
Rift Valley Fever
Rift Valley Fever
Shiga toxin
Shiga toxin

Staphylococcal Enterotoxins
Staphylococcal Enterotoxins
T-2 Toxin
T-2 Toxin
Tularemia or Rabbit Fever
Tularemia or
Rabbit Fever

Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis
Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis
   
 
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