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Entries from December 18th, 2012

KC Rep’s “Venice” Opening in New York

December 18th, 2012 · Comments Off · Affiliated groups, Visual and Performing Arts

[The following was provided by the Office of Public Relations.] “Venice,” the Kansas City Repertory Theatre musical TIME magazine called “The Year’s Best Musical,” will have its New York premiere at The Public Theater, May 28-June 23.

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Healthy for Life Presents Iyengar Yoga and Tai Chi for Health

December 18th, 2012 · Comments Off · Affiliated groups, Human Resources, University System

[The following was provided UM System Healthy for Life: T.E. Atkins UM Wellness Program.] Healthy for Life is offering Iyengar Yoga and two Tai Chi sessions for UMKC, beginning in January 2013.

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U.S. Ambassador to Portugal Honored at Mid-Year Commencement – Katz is a UMKC alumnus

December 18th, 2012 · Comments Off · Academic units, Administration, Alumni, Awards and honors, Community Connections, Divisions, Departments and Centers

[The following was provided by the Office of Public Relations.] Ambassador Allan J. Katz, U.S. ambassador to the Republic of Portugal, was honored at the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s mid-year commencement ceremonies.

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UMKC Prof. Russell to Lead International Transplant Nurses Group

December 18th, 2012 · Comments Off · Academic units, Affiliated groups, Community Connections, Faculty, Life Sciences, Staff

[The following was provided by the Office of Public Relations.] Dr. Cynthia L. Russell, a professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, has been elected president-elect of the International Transplant Nurses Society.

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School of Nursing Has Its First Father-Son Alumni Combo

December 18th, 2012 · Comments Off · Academic programs, Academic units, Affiliated groups, Classroom Technology, Life Sciences, Students

[The following was provided by the Office of Public Relations.] Tim and Daniel Q. Smith graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Nursing last week, becoming its first father-son alumni.

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Berkley-Patton and Collaborators Awarded $771k to Research African American Health Disparities

December 11th, 2012 · Comments Off · Academic units, Affiliated groups, Announcement, Community Connections, Faculty, Research

[The following was provided by the UMKC Department of Psychology.] Jannette Berkley-Patton, Ph.D., assistant professor in the UMKC Department of Psychology, recently was informed that she and her collaborators were granted $771,116 from the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities

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Michael Bates, Affirmative Action Director, Receives Award for Civil and Human Rights Work

December 11th, 2012 · Comments Off · Administration, Affiliated groups, Community Connections, Diversity, Divisions, Departments and Centers, Staff

[The following was provided by the Office of Community and Public Affairs.] Michael D. Bates, director of UMKC’s Office of Affirmative Action, was recently awarded the 2012 Judge Arnold Krekel Trailblazer Award for serving as a lifelong advocate for civil and human rights in the State of Missouri.

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UMKC FaCET Will Hold its Annual Symposium on Jan. 18, 2013

December 11th, 2012 · Comments Off · Administration, Affiliated groups, Diversity, Divisions, Departments and Centers, Faculty, Lectures, Seminars, Panels and Symposia, Mission and Goals, Students

[The following was provided by the Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching.] The UMKC Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching Symposium will take place on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 from 9:15 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in the Student Union, Room 401C. Daryl Smith, Ph.D. –

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Professor Invited to Speak in Malaga, Spain

December 11th, 2012 · Comments Off · Academic units, Arts and Literature, Community Connections, Divisions, Departments and Centers, Faculty, Lectures, Seminars, Panels and Symposia, Research

[The following was provided by Department of Art and Art History] Art and Art History Professor Frances Connelly was invited by the Museo Picasso in Málaga, Spain, to be a featured speaker during the opening week of their exhibition “El Factor Grotesco.” In addition to her lecture, she wrote an essay for the 350-page exhibition catalogue.

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Grammy Nominees have Conservatory Connection

December 11th, 2012 · Comments Off · Academic units, Affiliated groups, Community Connections, Divisions, Departments and Centers, Faculty, Visual and Performing Arts

[The following was provided by the Conservatory of Music and Dance.] Conservatory alum Charles Bruffy, (MM vocal performance) who leads the Kansas City Chorale, and already has two Grammys, is nominated for two more Grammys for the Kansas City Chorale’s most recent recording “Life & Breath-Choral Works by Rene Clausen,” for Best Choral Performance and […]

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