[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 of BNIM Architects. Berkebile’s lecture is “What Future Do We Choose for Kansas City? How Does Our Past And Present Inform Our Choice?” The Lecture is open to the public.
Highly regarded by fellow professionals and the recipient of numerous awards, Berkebile is restoring social, economic, and environmental vitality to our communities through sustainable design and an engaging discussion of concern for future generations.
In November 2009, UMKC lost an important advocate and scholar, Dr. George Ehrlich, Professor Emeritus of Art History. George meticulously researched and documented his subjects. An author, educator, and mentor, Dr. Ehrlich was a treasure to the many who enjoyed his humor and intellect. To honor George and his invaluable contribution to WHMC-KC, the Kansas City region, and UMKC, WHMC-KC is dedicating this Charles N. Kimball Lecture to his memory.