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Entries from June 26th, 2012

Fungal Genetics Stock Center awarded $500,000 NSF grant for culture collection network

June 26th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Awards and Honors, Research

The Fungal Genetics Stock Center at the School of Biological Sciences has been awarded a grant of approximately $500,000 by the National Science Foundation to establish the United States Culture Collection Network.

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Bloch School cited for excellence in nonprofit management education

June 26th, 2012 · Comments Off · Awards and Honors, Mission and Goals

[The following was provided by the Office of Public Relations.] UMKC and the Henry W. Bloch School of Management recently celebrated the rankings and special announcements of the Department of Public Affairs. In the recent U.S. News & World Report listing of “Best Graduate Schools 2013” rankings, the nonprofit management emphasis in the Bloch School’s Master […]

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Prof. Max Skidmore to attend White House Summit on Social Security and Medicare

June 26th, 2012 · Comments Off · Awards and Honors, Events

[The following was provided by the College of Arts and Sciences.] Curator’s Professor Max Skidmore has been chosen to attend the White House Senior Community Leaders Summit in Washington, DC on June 26. The three-day summit, sponsored by the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, will include a policy briefing and panel discussions […]

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UMKC SCE faculty and students led hands-on experiments

June 26th, 2012 · Comments Off · Research

[The following was provided by the Office of Public Relations.] The Kansas City Power and Light’s Get Into Energy Camp ran from June 20-22, and served 24 Kansas City, Mo.-area students. Participating schools were Lincoln College Preparatory Academy, Frontier School of Excellence, Paseo Academy of Performing Arts and Southwest High School.

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Provost Announcement: Dr. Lawrence Dreyfus named VC for Research and Economic Development

June 19th, 2012 · Comments Off · News

[The following is a June 13, 2012 UMKC announcement from Provost Gail Hackett.] Dr. Lawrence Dreyfus has been named to the position of Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development at the University of Missouri–Kansas City, for a three-year term effective July 1, 2012. Dreyfus, currently Dean of the School of Biological Sciences at UMKC, […]

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Dr. Carla Mebane named director of the High School/College Partnerships

June 19th, 2012 · Comments Off · Awards and Honors, News

[The following was provided by the College of Arts and Sciences.] Wayne Vaught, Ph.D. and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Carla D. Mebane as the new director of High School/College Partnerships - the UMKC dual credit program. She started her new position on June 11.

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FaCET congratulates four faculty mentors for the Fall 2012 semester

June 19th, 2012 · Comments Off · Awards and Honors

[The following was provided by the Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching.] The Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching congratulates its new FaCET Mentors who will begin their duties in the Fall 2012 semester - Drs. Lorna Condit, Dianne Smith, Jane Greer and Leah Gensheimer. The purpose of the mentorship program is to advise, coordinate and […]

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Oluseun Idowu, Ph.D. student, selected to serve on Phi Kappa Phi Council of Students

June 19th, 2012 · Comments Off · Awards and Honors

[The following was provided by the Department of Chemistry.] Oluseun (“Seun”) Idowu, an interdisciplinary Ph.D. student in Geosciences and Statistics, has been selected as one of 10 students nationwide to serve on the Council of Students from 2012 to 2014 for The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. This is the nation’s oldest, largest and […]

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Medieval and rare books exhibition at Miller Nichols Library until June 30

June 19th, 2012 · Comments Off · Events

[The following was provided by the Department of English.] “Desire for the Medieval Past: Book Collecting in Midwestern Monastic Libraries,” an exhibition of medieval and rare books, is on display at the Miller Nichols Library, UMKC Dean’s Gallery until June 30. The books include a variety of religious materials - donations from houses in Europe, gifts from […]

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Greater Kansas City Hispanic Scholarship Fund awards a record-breaking $350,000 to 229 students

June 12th, 2012 · Comments Off · Mission and Goals

[The following was provided by the Office of Community Affairs and Public Relations.] UMKC recently hosted the 2012 Greater Kansas City Hispanic Scholarship Fund Awards, and 45 of the 229 scholarship winners have chosen to attend UMKC - up from 34 students last year. The fund will provide more than $350,000 to the award recipients. In […]

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