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Entries from May 25th, 2010

Residential Permit Parking in the Rockhill Crest neighborhood surrounding UMKC’s Volker campus

May 25th, 2010 · Comments Off · News

In March 2010, the Rockhill Crest Neighborhood Association asked neighborhood residents to sign a petition to authorize Residential Permit-only parking for the public streets in the neighborhood. The Association-intitiated Petition, which was submitted to the City of Kansas City Traffic Division, was approved in May. Streets affected by the parking restrictions: 53rd, 54th, Holmes, Charlotte, […]

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UMKC staff member launches zombie film series

May 25th, 2010 · Comments Off · News, Perks

Justin Parlette, Support System Administrator with UMKC Information Services, has launched a locally-produced web series. The following appeared in the Lawrence World Journal, which reviewed the Web series: “It’s been said the Internet will rot your brain. Now, thanks to Justin Parlette and Eric Haven, it will also eat your brain…Inspired by the undead canon […]

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KC hosts NAFSA: Association of International Educators annual conference

May 25th, 2010 · Comments Off · Events, News

This summer, May 30-June 4, 2010, Kansas City will host the 62th annual international conference for NAFSA: Association of International Educators, the leading organization for international education. Approximately 8,000 participants from around the globe are expected to attend the Kansas City conference. On Monday, May 31, conference attendees will tour the University’s two campuses.

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Dean Kevin Truman receives Society of American Military Engineers 2009 Bliss Medal

May 25th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Awards and Honors, News

The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) recognized UMKC’s School of Computing and Engineering Dean Kevin Truman for excellence in educating, mentoring and motivating students. Truman accepted SAME’s 2009 Bliss Medal on May 5 at SAME’s 2010 Joint Engineer Education and Training Conference and Expo.   Working with the SAME Greater Kansas City Post, Truman helped found […]

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The Spring 2010 Charles N. Kimball Lecture and a tribute to Prof. Emeritus, George Ehrlich

May 25th, 2010 · Comments Off · Events, News

[The following is provided by David Boutros, Associate Director of the UMKC’s Western Historical Manuscript Collection and Archives (WHMC-KC).] The Spring 2010 Charles N. Kimball Lecture, sponsored by the Western Historical Manuscript Collection and Archives, is scheduled for Thursday, May 27, 2010, 4:00 p.m. in Pierson Auditorium. The speaker, Bob Berkebile, is the founding principal […]

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Kasper – Cushman and Hicks: 2010 Staff Council Scholarship recipients

May 25th, 2010 · Comments Off · News

[The following was provided by Jara Stewart, President of UMKC Staff Council.] At its May 12 meeting, Staff Council, the Staff Council announced the two UMKC staff members who have received scholarships for the 2009/2010 academic year: Kelly Kasper-Cushman, Administrative Assistant, UMKC School of Medicine, Council on Selection and Ramanda Hicks, Administrative Associate I, Office […]

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Silver Dollar City and Worlds/Oceans of Fun discounts for UMKC employees

May 25th, 2010 · Comments Off · News

UMKC is partnering with Silver Dollar City (SDC) to provide our faculty and staff with discounted tickets and season passes to their attractions. To purchase, visit the SDC ticket Web site and enter UMKC’s promo code: 14765. In addition, coupons are available in the UMKC Human Resources Office (226 AC) for discounts at both Worlds […]

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Haiti’s Earthquake has a UMKC connection

May 18th, 2010 · Comments Off · Mission and Goals, Research

Earlier this year, UMKC School of Nursing Professor Pat Kelly traveled with two others to Haiti to join global efforts of assistance in the aftermath of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck the country in January. Read excerpts from the journal Dr. Kelly kept of her trip, as well as excerpts from the journals kept […]

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UMKC Scientists and NASA collaborators receive new $1.4M grant for Interdisciplinary Earth Science Research

May 18th, 2010 · Comments Off · Awards and Honors, Mission and Goals

[The following was provided by Dr. Jimmy Adegoke, Associate Professor, UMKC Department of Geosciences.] Professors Jimmy Adegoke and Jejung Lee of the UMKC Department of Geosciences are part of a team of researchers that recently received a $1.4M Interdisciplinary Research in Earth Science (IDS) grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The three-year […]

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UMKC’s new “Book Robot” at Miller Nichols Library

May 18th, 2010 · Comments Off · Perks

Installation of the Miller Nichols Library’s new “Book Robot” is almost complete. To see a similar robot in action at another academic library, watch this promotional video provided by HK Systems, the robot’s manufacturer. Fast Tube by Casper Read more about the role that the “Book Robot” will play in UMKC’s renovated Miller Nichols Library.

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