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Entries from January 31st, 2012

UMKC Theatre presents comedy, “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot”

January 31st, 2012 · 1 Comment · Mission and Goals, News

[The following was provided by UMKC Theatre.] UMKC Theatre presents a daring and comic play that was a sensation in NY and London. A cosmic courthouse drama played out in some inner-city purgatory. Join us for “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot,” Feb. 3-19, 2012. For tickets, call the Central Ticket Office at 816-235-6222.

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UM System President & Chancellors send joint letter on budget impact of state appropriations cuts

January 31st, 2012 · Comments Off · Human Resources, Mission and Goals

[The following letter from UM System Interim President Steve Owens and the four System Chancellors was broadcast via email Jan. 26, 2012, to UM System constituents.] January 26, 2012 Dear Colleagues: We are writing to let you know we are assessing the budgetary impact of the recent recommendation that our state appropriations be cut for […]

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Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce releases first Big 5 Ideas update

January 31st, 2012 · Comments Off · Mission and Goals, Perks, Research

[The following Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce news release, issued Jan. 27, 2012, was submitted by UMKC’s Office of Community and Public Affairs.] In September, the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce announced five big goals for a better Kansas City. Today, the Chamber is releasing its first quarterly update on the progress of the […]

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Scanners replace UMKC Libraries’ photocopiers

January 31st, 2012 · Comments Off · News, Perks

[The following was provided by UMKC Libraries.] UMKC Libraries has announced the installation of Knowledge Imaging Center (KIC) scanning stations. Using KIC scanners is easy. Capture digital images of research and study materials, then either email them to yourself or save them on a portable flash drive. Scanners can handle virtually any size book, magazine, journal, […]

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IAP workshop: Spotlight on Fulbright

January 31st, 2012 · Comments Off · Awards and Honors, Events

[The following was provided by UMKC’s International Academic Programs.] UMKC’s International Academic Programs (IAP) is hosting “Spotlight on Fulbright,” a workshop open to all UMKC faculty and staff.  Come join members of the IAP Office, as well as faculty members who have received a Fulbright grant, on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at […]

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Improve your work life: Don’t forget to say, “Thanks!”

January 31st, 2012 · Comments Off · Career Development

[The following was provided by UMKC’s Office of the Faculty Ombudsperson.] A recent study by Adam Grant and Francesca Gino shows how simply saying “thanks” can improve your work life. In a series of four experiments, people who were thanked for assisting in a task were more likely to help again, even without being asked. […]

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Declare your love for UMKC Libraries by sharing your Library Haiku

January 31st, 2012 · Comments Off · News

[The following was provided by UMKC Libraries.] Have a secret crush on your Dental librarian?…Covet the cappuccino at Miller Nichols Library’s Robot Café?…Groove on the vast volumes of medical journals at the Health Science Library? Haiku’s are short, three line poems with five syllables in the first line, seven syllables in the second line, and […]

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UMKC faculty and staff receive discount for Chucho Valdes concert in Columbia, MO

January 31st, 2012 · Comments Off · News

UMKC faculty and staff are being offered a special discount to the Feb. 12, 7:00 p.m., Jazz Series concert of Chucho Valdés & the Afro-Cuban Messengers at the Missouri theatre Center for the Arts in Columbia, MO. UMKC’s Bobby Watson has called Valdes Cuba’s preeminent pianist. The Jazz Series is an affiliated program of MU’s […]

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UM System Interim President Steve Owens’ response to Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon’s proposed cut in higher education funding

January 24th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Mission and Goals

[The statement below was issued by UM System Interim President Steve Owens’ following Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon’s State of the State address, delivered Jan. 17, 2012. In his address, Gov. Nixon proposed a state budget that will cut $106 million in higher education funding. This would be, if the Missouri legislature approves, a 12.5% cut.]

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Life and Health Sciences Advisory Council Review of Consultant Report, Jan. 09, 2012

January 24th, 2012 · Comments Off · Mission and Goals, Research

[The following was submitted to UMatters by UMKC Division of Academic Affairs and the Office of the Provost.] External Review Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development University of Missouri-Kansas City December 9, 2011 Drs. R. F. Shangraw, Jr. of Arizona State University and Richard Marchase of The University of Alabama at […]

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