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Entries from December 27th, 2011

UMKC receives $1.5 mil for Vivian and Hymie Sosland Endowed Chair in Urban Teacher Education

December 27th, 2011 · Comments Off · Mission and Goals, News

[The following was provided by UMKC Office of Public Relations.] The Sosland Foundation and the Vivian & Hymie J. Sosland Charitable Trust have pledged $1.5 million to UMKC’s School of Education for the establishment of the Vivian and Hymie Sosland Endowed Chair in Urban Teacher Education.

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Concrete Construction magazine names Assist. Prof. John Kevern one of concrete industry’s Most Influential People

December 27th, 2011 · Comments Off · Awards and Honors, News

[The following was provided by UMKC Office of Public Relations.] Concrete Construction magazine recently named UMKC School of Computing and Engineering Assistant Professor John Kevern as one of the five Most Influential People in the concrete industry. Kevern, a LEED-accredited professional who was selected for changing the way pervious concrete is specified and tested, will […]

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2011 UMatters stats and top 10 posts: A Snapshot

December 27th, 2011 · Comments Off · News

UMatters began in 2005 as a monthly e-newsletter. When launched as a weekly blog in mid-February 2010, UMatters was emailed to approx. 6,400 faculty and staff each week. Since Nov. 2010, the distribution list includes approx. 7,700 recipients.

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Death of UMKC Assoc. Prof. and Communications Dept. Chair, Carol Koehler, mourned by many

December 20th, 2011 · Comments Off · News

Dr. Carol Koehler, Associate Professor and Chair of UMKC’s Communications Studies Department, died on Saturday, Dec. 17. The Kansas City Star reports that she died at home following open-heart surgery. Dr. Koehler had taught for 25 years and, as a UMKC alumna, was active in the alumni program at the College of Arts and Sciences […]

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Section of Cherry Street closes Dec. 26 – Jan. 6

December 20th, 2011 · Comments Off · News

[The following was provided by UMKC Division of Finance and Administration and UMKC’s Office of Public Relations.] A section of Cherry Street on the UMKC campus will be closed from Dec. 26 to Jan. 6, 2011, so that the Cherry Street Parking Structure footings and bridgework can be installed and a temporary protected pedestrian walkway put […]

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UMatters – Special Issue: Tim Wolfe is new UM System President

December 13th, 2011 · Comments Off · News

The Board of Curators has announced that UM System’s new President is Tim Wolfe. Officially taking office in mid-February, Wolfe will visit all four system campuses in the next two days. He will be at UMKC on Wednesday. More information about the new President is available on the UMKC Public Relations’ website and on the […]

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UMKC-affiliated KC STEM Alliance launches, moves to Union Station [video]

December 13th, 2011 · Comments Off · Mission and Goals, News, Perks, Research

[The following was provided by UMKC’s Office of Public Relations.] On Nov. 29, UMKC-affiliated KC STEM Alliance announced its official launch and move to Kansas City’s Union Station. The Alliance focuses on K-12 STEM programs and builds collaborative partnerships aimed at supporting post-secondary education and leading to a sustainable local STEM workforce.

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UMKC’s New Letters ranks among top-10 Pushcart Prize winners for the past three years

December 13th, 2011 · Comments Off · Awards and Honors, News

[The following was provided by UMKC’s New Letters, a magazine of writing and art.] The Pushcart Prize XXXVI: Best of the Small Presses 2012, (Pushcart(( has reprinted two more works from UMKC’s New Letters. The November 2011 edition of Pushcart, one of the most highly regarded national prize anthologies for literary presses and magazines, includes […]

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Books, etc.: Two books by UMKC’s Dean Denis Medeiros tackle the issue of optimal health through nutrition – separating fact from fiction

December 13th, 2011 · Comments Off · News

[The following is information and a Q&A about the recent scholarship of a UMKC faculty member, whose work, and the work of other faculty, is on display in the university’s Office of the Provost at the Administrative Center, 3rd floor. Works featured on UMatters frontpage are also highlighted on UMatters' Books, etc. page.] Second editions […]

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New UM System President coming to UMKC Dec. 14, following Dec. 13 live-stream announcement

December 13th, 2011 · Comments Off · News

  [Click on image above for an update of the new UM President announcement.] [The following message regarding the Dec. 13 announcement of the new UM System President was emailed to faculty and staff from Stephen Owens, Interim President.]

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