The annual Community of Scholars Symposium and Awards Ceremony will be 1 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 8 at the Student Union, room 401.
The Symposium, hosted by the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) and Interdisciplinary Doctoral Student Council (IDSC), features UMKC graduate students’ research papers, posters and panel presentations.
Following the Symposium will be a Reception and Awards Ceremony from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. featuring the school’s presentation of 41 Research Grant Awards to graduate students, the Graduate Opportunity Fellowship Awards, the Arthur Mag Graduate Fellowship Awards, Preparing Future Faculty Scholar Awards and the inaugural Ronald A. MacQuarrie Graduate Fellowship. In addition, the following awards will be presented:
SGS/IDSC Research Poster and Symposium Paper Awards
IDSC Outstanding Faculty Award: Theodore White, Dean of the School of Biological Sciences
Outstanding Dissertation Award Winners: Nazgol Bagheri, Geosciences/Sociology; Ankit Shah, Pharmacology/Cell Biology and Biophysics
Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award: Dustin Stalnaker, History
Superior Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards: Amol Singh, Bloch School; Anne Derrell, History; Amy Nygaard Mickelson, Art and Art History; Kristin Everson, Math; Janalee Isaacson, Nursing and Health Studies; Anna Shipman, Biological Sciences.