UMKC astrophysicist Mark Brodwin, Ph.D., is part of a team of astronomers that have found an extraordinary galaxy cluster, one of the largest objects in the universe, that is breaking several important cosmic records. Observations of the Phoenix cluster with NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, the National Science Foundation’s South Pole Telescope, and eight other world-class [...]
The Institute for New Economic Thinking has awarded a grant to UMKC Economics Professor L. Randall Wray, who will study “Financing Innovation: An Application of a Keynes-Schumpeter-Minsky Synthesis.” Wray will collaborate on the project with Mariana Mazzucato, of the University of Sussex in the U.K., to integrate two research paradigms that have strong policy relevance [...]
The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently sponsored Transition STEM — a veterans’ STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education think tank — through UMKC. The invitation-only event convened national leaders to help veterans with service-connected disabilities transition into post-secondary science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation today announced a $3.2 million grant over five years to create the KC STEM Alliance – a new organization that will grow and strengthen science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs to build a stronger pipeline of students prepared for 21st century careers. The KC STEM Alliance is housed at [...]
Following is the upcoming schedule for the UMKC History Department First Friday lecture series. 18th Century English Surgical Apprentices Lynda Payne Friday, February 4, 2011 @ 1pm Cockefair Hall 215 “The good, the bad and the ugly. Part of a research project on the experiences of training to be a pre-modern surgeon.”
The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) has received a three-year, $1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to create the Heartland Health Network (HHN) — a coalition of community partners working together to address health disparities by promoting wellness and facilitating health research in the African American community. The grant was awarded [...]