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Experiences in Undergraduate Research (EUReka!) Course Development Initiative

EUReka! Courses offer students the opportunity to experience the excitement of discovery early in their academic career and to begin building a relationship with a faculty mentor.  EUReka classes are offered in disciplines and departments from across the university.  In a EUReka course, students might find themselves exploring how mathematical modeling can be used to […]

UMSAEP (The University of Missouri South African Education Program)

For the past 30 years, The University of Missouri/South Africa Education Program (UMSAEP) has made possible a remarkable array of academic relationships between the four UM campuses and the University of the Western Cape (UWC) in South Africa. Many UMKC faculty members from all academic units have received grants from the UMSAEP committee. Two categories […]

Fulbright Scholar Program Presentations

The Fulbright Scholar Program provides approximately 800 grants in more than 125 countries to support U.S. academics and researchers in a wide variety of disciplines. These individuals have established new global programs and engaged in collaborative work with colleagues around the world, including at the international community college level.  To meet the changing needs of […]

Launching EUReka! Courses: Embedding Undergraduate Research in the Curriculum

Congratulations to the eight faculty from across the university who have successfully proposed 100- and 200-level EUReka Courses (Experiences in Undergraduate Research) for beginning students at UMKC. Supported by strategic investment funds from the UM-system, Rebecca Davis (History, A&S); Sheila Honig (English, A&S); Debra Leiter (Political Science, A&S); Joan McDowd (Psychology, A&S); David Thurmaier (Conservatory); […]

2014 Scholarship/Fellowship Recipients

This year was outstanding in the areas of scholarships and fellowships for UMKC students and faculty! Students and faculty secured awards from seven different highly competitive national and international scholarship programs. Student Awards: DAAD (The German Academic Exchance Service) Study Scholarship: Christopher Beaudoin (Arts & Sciences, Chemistry and Biology) DAAD: RISE (Research Internship in Science […]

UMKC School of Nursing and Health Studies Receives $7 Million Grant

The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Nursing and Health Studies has been awarded a $7 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control to establish the school as a national HIV-prevention resource center. The grant will be dispersed in increments of $1.4 million annually for five years, and will be used to establish the […]

Cutting Edge Research Projects by UMKC Faculty

Simon Friedman, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the UMKC School of Pharmacy, and Anthony Caruso, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Physics, have been involved in cutting edge projects that have sparked significant interest in the research community! Friedman has been working for a few years on developing photo-activated drug delivery mechanisms.  The foundation of […]

A Point to Ponder over Winter Break

During this time of year when most of us take a break from work and spend time with our families, we tend to get caught up in the giving of gifts, keeping everyone entertained, and trying to keep our own stress levels down during all of the commotion!  But what about giving the gift of […]

UMKC Vision Center Receives NIH Grant

Researchers at the UMKC School of Medicine Vision Research Center have been awarded a $1.125 million grant from the National Eye Institute at the National Institutes of Health to study and develop new drug therapies for protecting the optic nerve and retina in chronic degenerative eye disease.  Research will be led by Peter Koulen, PhD, […]

IREX International Fellowship Opportunities for Faculty, Students, and Researchers!

IREX is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2013-2014 Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program and Short Term Travel Grants Program.  These innovative programs offer U.S. scholars and professionals the opportunity to conduct policy-relevant research in Eastern Europe and Eurasia.  Researchers are able to increase their understanding of current regional issues, […]