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Entries from March 29th, 2011

SOM founder E. Grey Dimond to receive Chancellor’s Medal at 40th Anniversary celebrations

March 29th, 2011 · Comments Off · Academic units, Administration, Announcement, Awards and honors, Life Sciences

On April 27, Dr. E. Grey Dimond, founder of UMKC’s School of Medicine in 1971, will receive the Chancellor’s Medal, the university’s highest non-academic honor. Below is an excerpt from Dimond’s book, Take Wing! Interesting Things that Happened on My Way to School, in which he recalls events surrounding the time of the school’s founding:

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Miller Nichols Library introduces new Presentation Practice Room

March 29th, 2011 · Comments Off · Academic units, Announcement, Capital improvements, Classroom Technology, Communications, Faculty, Libraries, Students

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Help students save money – Get your summer and fall textbook orders in soon

March 29th, 2011 · Comments Off · Affiliated groups, Announcement, Communications, Faculty, Students

[The following was submitted by UMKC Bookstore.] Faculty members are strongly encouraged to submit their summer and fall textbook orders on time to the UMKC Bookstores; it’s the key to saving students money on course materials. March 31and April 15 are the summer and fall textbook ordering priority dates respectively. Even though it may seem […]

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SOE receives funding for Urban Education Research Center

March 29th, 2011 · Comments Off · Academic programs, Academic units, Announcement, Budget and Finances, Community Connections, Divisions, Departments and Centers, Faculty, Mission and Goals, UMKC Foundation

[The following was provided by UMKC Office of Public Relations.] UMKC School of Education has received funding for an Urban Education Research Center. The gift is from Marny and John Sherman and is one of the largest in the school’s history. The Center will focus on conducting and disseminating research that addresses local issues, problems […]

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Annual All-Faculty General Meeting scheduled for April 5

March 29th, 2011 · Comments Off · Affiliated groups, Announcement, Faculty

Faculty Senate’s Annual All-Faculty General Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday April 5 at Diastole, 2501 Holmes Street, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.  All full-time and part-time faculty are invited to attend.  Directions to Diastole can be found at the facility’s website. Parking, with a faculty tag, is available in any of the surrounding parking lots. […]

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Quarterly Message from Chancellor Morton: UMKC Health Sciences impact on Missouri

March 29th, 2011 · Comments Off · Academic programs, Administration, Communications, Community Connections, Divisions, Departments and Centers, Faculty, Government and Higher Education, Life Sciences, Mission and Goals, Research, Students, UMKC Foundation, University Advancement, University System

[The following statement from UMKC Chancellor Leo Morton, distributed on March 18, 2011, is a quarterly messages sent by the Chancellor to UMKC faculty, staff and constituents.]   Dear Friends, UMKC plays a unique role in supporting the health care needs of our region. With the schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Nursing all located on Hospital […]

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Message from UMKC Chancellor Leo Morton on relief efforts for Japan

March 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off · Administration, Announcement, Communications, Community Connections, Mission and Goals

News reports from Japan continue to update the world on the devastation caused by the earthquake and subsequent tsunami on March 11, 2011. Our UMKC community joins others in offering our sympathy to the families of those who died and our hope to the hundreds of individuals displaced, distressed, and traumatized by this disaster.

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Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: IHD offers summer program for KC teens interested in careers in transportation

March 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off · Academic programs, Affiliated groups, Community Connections, Diversity, Faculty, Government and Higher Education, Mission and Goals, Staff, Technology

 This summer, high school students who are entering the 9th, 10th or 11th grades and who want to fast-forward their futures can take advantage of a unique opportunity called the UMKC Kansas City Summer Transportation Institute (KC-STI). UMKC’s Institute for Human Development is now accepting applications for the KC-STI program, an intensive, four-week exploration of […]

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UMKC hosts 19th annual Men and Masculinity Conference

March 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off · Affiliated groups, Announcement, Communications, Community Connections, Diversity, Divisions, Departments and Centers, Faculty, Lectures, Seminars, Panels and Symposia, Students, Support services

[The following was submitted by UMKC Women’s Center.] UMKC will host the American Men’s Studies Association’s 19th annual “Men and Masculinity Conference,” March 31-April 3, 2011. Co-sponsored by the Women’s Center and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, this year’s conference theme is “Men, Masculinities and the Common Good in an Era of Economic Uncertainty.” […]

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UMKC students win National Compounding Championship

March 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off · Academic programs, Academic units, Awards and honors, Faculty, Life Sciences, Students

UMKC pharmacy students recently won the Student Pharmacist Compounding Competition at this year’s National Compounding Championship, March 18-19, at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy Gainesville, FL. Our three champion competitors were Jenny Sass, Rachel Sass, and Christina Bockman. School of Pharmacy Associate Professor Dr. Celestin Youan, who co-coordinated our students’ efforts at the […]

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