Archive for January, 2010

Research Grants

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

A&S Faculty with current NSF Grants (with end dates after 10-31-09).
We are still working to get recent grant and award data from all funding sources from ORS on A&S research and scholarly activities. We were able to obtain the following information on those grants that are funded by NSF.

Jimmy Adegoke, (Geosciences) $497,268
Geosciences Education …
Michael Kruger (Physics) $416,405
Nanocrystalline Alumina…
Zhonghua Peng (Chemistry $300,000
Poloxometalate-containing
Jerzy Wrobel (Physics) $260,511
MRI: Development of a High…
Yong Zeng (Math/Statistics) $94,454
Statistical Analysis of Filtering …

Fast Facts

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

Total A&S NSF support for this period = $1,568,638.
Total UMKC NSF for this period = $8,543,025.
A&S Share = 18.4 percent

If we include the KCTEach-Noyes Scholarship (monies where we joined with others Schools in getting the award), the dollar amount goes to $2,487,638 and the A&S share of recent NSF funding was 29.1 percent.

New Books by A&S Faculty

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

Elijah Gowin (Art and Art History)
For more information go to:  www.tinroofpress.com


Gowin-books

Recent Recognitions

Saturday, January 30th, 2010
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Dr. Jennifer Martin

Dr. Jennifer Martin, Hall Family Foundation Professor of Theatre, was the developer and founding editor of the Journal of the Association of Theatre Movement Educators. It is a peer-reviewed digital, kinetic, on-line journal designed specifically for research and scholarship in movement-dependent art forms including theatre, dance and performance art.  Her prototype article “Using a Period Movement Score in Actor, Training, Rehearsal and Performance: The Restoration Period and “The Country Wife” can be viewed through the following link:

Michael Henry (Communications Studies) is the only A&S faculty member to be named to the 13-member UM System eMentors group to work with others interested in “…integrating eLearning methodologies into their courses…”  Michael has been teaching online courses for over 15 years. To learn more about Michael and the eMentors group, go to:  www.umsystem.edu/ums/departments/aa/elearning/ementors.shtm

Kristi Holsinger (Criminal Justice and Criminology) has combined  her  teaching and research with service learning for her students as mentors in the juvenile justice system. See:
www.umkc.edu/news/feature.asp?id=117

Tony Caruso (Physics) has just been awarded $293,722 by the Office of Naval Research to further his research on developing a High Efficiency Solid State Neutron Detector.

Dr. Jennifer Martin, Hall Family Foundation Professor of Theatre, was the developer and founding editor of the Journal of the Association of Theatre Movement Educators. It is a peer-reviewed digital, kinetic, on-line journal designed specifically for research and scholarship in movement-dependent art forms including theatre, dance and performance art.  Her prototype article “Using a Period Movement Score in Actor, Training, Rehearsal and Performance: The Restoration Period and “The Country Wife” can be viewed through the following link:

Michael Henry (Communications Studies) is the only A&S faculty member to be named to the 13-member UM System eMentors group to work with others interested in “…integrating eLearning methodologies into their courses…”  Michael has been teaching online courses for over 15 years. To learn more about Michael and the eMentors group, go to

Kristi Holsinger (Criminal Justice and Criminology) has combined  her  teaching and research with service learning for her students as mentors in the juvenile justice system. See:

Tony Caruso (Physics) has just been awarded $293,722 by the Office of Naval Research to further his research on developing a High Efficiency Solid State Neutron Detector.
Dan McIntosh (Physics) studies galaxies and their mergers and has his students looking to the stars for data. He has been featured in several recent interviews and stories and was just awarded a two-year grant titled: “Catching Galaxies in the Act” in the amount of $42,988 from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement. See also:

http://www.umkc.edu/news/feature.asp?id=113

http://archive.kcur.org/kcurViewDirect.asp?PlayListID=7071

Keith Buszek (Chemistry) was interviewed about the counterintuitive research results that emerged from the joint efforts of two teams of synthetic chemists and computational chemists involving faculty at UMKC, UCLA and the University of Minnesota. For the interview, go to:

Toya Like (Criminal Justice and Criminology) was interviewed by KCTV5 after a recent homicide and discusses the data reporting that Missouri has the second highest rate of homicides among blacks. For more, go to:

Physics Graduate Student Completes International Internship

Saturday, January 30th, 2010
Paul-Scott

Dr. D. V. S Muthu and Paul R. Scott in front of a Raman spectrometer

Paul R. Scott has returned to UMKC upon completion of this competitive internship awarded by the Research Internships in Science and Engineering sponsored by the Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum and the Oak Ridge Associated Universities. He did his internship in the area of spectroscopic condensed matter physics in which one research technique is called Raman spectroscopy. The unique nature of his internship was that he was employing the technique at the research center created by its developer, Nobel Laureate C.V. Raman. To see more go to:

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