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Entries from July 31st, 2012

School of Dentistry researcher develops process for imaging bone mineral

July 31st, 2012 · Comments Off · Academic units, Faculty, Life Sciences, Mission and Goals, Research

[The following was provided by the Office of Public Relations.] Working with colleagues in Switzerland, UMKC Professor Jeffrey Gorski, PhD., has developed a “high-pressure freezing” method for preserving calcium and phosphorus in biological specimens. As a result, researchers will get a clearer picture of how bone tissue processes these vital elements and incorporates them into […]

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Oak Street Project: Agreement in principal reached for mixed-use development

July 31st, 2012 · Comments Off · Administration, Capital improvements, Community Connections, Finance & Administrative Services

[The following was provided by the Office of Public Relations.] UMKC has reached an agreement in principal with Van Trust Real Estate and DST Realty to construct a mixed-use development on university-owned property, located directly west of the main administrative building at 5115 Oak St. It is currently occupied by parking lots 39 and 47 […]

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Alumna Valerie Brown appeared on The Late Show

July 31st, 2012 · Comments Off · Alumni, Community Connections, Divisions, Departments and Centers

[The following was provided by the Office of Public Relations.] Valerie Brown, 2012 UMKC Communications Studies graduate, wanted to do something for her country and for herself. After 9/11, she joined the army and accomplished both. Recently, Brown was an invited guest on The Late Show with David Letterman to discuss the army, her education […]

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School of Pharmacy’s Kristen DiDonato recognized in inaugural class of NACDS Faculty Scholars

July 31st, 2012 · Comments Off · Academic units, Affiliated groups, Awards and honors, Community Connections

[The following was provided by the Office of Public Relations.] School of Pharmacy Clinical Assistant Professor Kristen DiDonato was recently inducted by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation into the 2012-2013 inaugural class for the Foundation’s Faculty Scholars Program. Launched earlier this year, the Faculty Scholars Program is designed to educate assistant professors from […]

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The UMKC Summer Blood Drive deemed a success

July 31st, 2012 · Comments Off · Community Connections, Faculty, Staff, Students, Uncategorized

The UMKC Summer Blood Drive attracted 57 donors, with 29 first time donors - a huge success according to the Community Blood Center. Fifty units of blood were collected, surpassing CBC’s goals for our first annual summer blood drive. 

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Provost announces Theodore White as Interim Dean of School of Biological Sciences

July 24th, 2012 · Comments Off · Academic units, Administration, Announcement, Faculty, Life Sciences, Uncategorized

Theodore C. White, Ph.D., has been appointed as Interim Dean of the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, effective July 23, 2012. The announcement was made by Dr. Gail Hackett, Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. White will serve as interim dean of the school until a permanent dean […]

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UMKC ‘Border Wars’ Workshop Draws Educators from Across the Country

July 24th, 2012 · Comments Off · Community Connections, Faculty, General Education, Lectures, Seminars, Panels and Symposia

 The setting couldn’t have been more fitting. In the area that was one of the literal battlegrounds of the Battles of Westport, local Civil War buff Jim Beckner shared the area’s history. Dressed in period costume, the retired high school social studies teacher gestured to points on various maps of the area, occasionally stopping to […]

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Sign up now for FaCET 2012 Fall Symposium: Jumpstarting Student Success

July 24th, 2012 · Comments Off · Announcement, Faculty, General Education, Lectures, Seminars, Panels and Symposia

The Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching (FaCET) invites you to attend our first symposium of the academic year. Topics include general education, assessment, and diversity in the classroom. Lunch will be provided. The symposium will be held on Friday, Aug. 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the UMKC Student Union Theater. To […]

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UMKC sustainability efforts highlighted in recent episode of KCPT’s ‘Imagine KC’

July 24th, 2012 · Comments Off · Sustainability

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Check out ‘The Assessable Roo’ – UMKC’s Outcomes Assessment Newsletter

July 24th, 2012 · Comments Off · Accreditation, Administration, Assessment, Faculty

Dr. Nathan Lindsay, the Assistant Vice Provost for Assessment, presents the second issue of The Assessable Roo – UMKC’s quarterly newsletter highlighting assessment principles and best practices. The June issue features articles outlining how assessment has been helpful in recent accreditation reviews in the Bloch School of Management and School of Education.  Another article highlights […]

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