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UMKC’s Connection to KC Magazine’s ‘100 People’ Who Make the City Fantastic

April 14th, 2014 · Affiliated groups, Alumni, Community Connections, Divisions, Departments and Centers, Faculty, Research, Staff

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Three individuals connected to the University of Missouri-Kansas City made the KC Magazine’s “100 People Making [Read more →]

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“Wonder Women!” Examines Depictions of Females Who Don’t Need Rescuing

April 14th, 2014 · Affiliated groups, Arts and Literature, Community Connections, Divisions, Departments and Centers, Faculty, Staff, Students

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The documentary “Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines” will take place at 6:30 p. m. on Tuesday, April 22 at the Plaza [Read more →]

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Artist and Curator Will Discuss Jazz Museum Exhibit

April 14th, 2014 · Administration, Affiliated groups, Alumni, Arts and Literature, Community Connections, Lectures, Seminars, Panels and Symposia, Libraries

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The American Jazz Museum visiting curator Sonie’ Joi Ruffin and artist Glenn North will discuss the art and inspiration of the “Convergence: Jazz, Dance, and the Visual Arts” [Read more →]

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Visiting Scholar Presents April 9 on Ancient Egyptian

April 7th, 2014 · Community Connections, Divisions, Departments and Centers, Faculty, Libraries

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Marjorie Venit, Ph.D., will discuss “Egypt as Metaphor: Decoration and the Afterlife in the Monumental Tombs of Ancient Alexandria” at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9,  Miller Nichols Learning Center, room 452, 800 E. 51st St. [Read more →]

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Summer Session Enrollment Is Now Open

April 7th, 2014 · Academic programs, Academic units, Divisions, Departments and Centers, Faculty, General Education, Staff, Students

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Whatever your goals are, UMKC Summer Session is a great way to meet them. Whether you’re looking to catch up, making sure you stay on track, or aiming to graduate ahead of schedule, UMKC Summer Session 2014 offers flexible [Read more →]

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Frontiers Awards Go To Three UMKC Researchers

April 7th, 2014 · Academic units, Affiliated groups, Awards and honors, Community Connections, Faculty, Life Sciences

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Three proposals from the University of Missouri-Kansas City were selected to receive $20,000 Pilot and Collaborative Studies Awards from Frontiers: The Heartland Institute for Clinical and Translational Research. [Read more →]

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Dr. Sullivan Appointed New Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education

April 7th, 2014 · Academic programs, Academic units, Administration, Divisions, Departments and Centers, Faculty, Life Sciences

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Christine Sullivan, MD, has been appointed as the new associate dean for Graduate Medical Education at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. [Read more →]

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Final Health Screening is April 9 at Health Sciences Building

April 7th, 2014 · Faculty, Healthy for Life Wellness Program, Staff

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Active primary subscribers to UM medical plans can earn a $100 Wellness Incentive in their final May paycheck and will be entered in a drawing for prizes. You must [Read more →]

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Actor/Activist Edward J. Olmos to Deliver Chavez Keynote Lecture

April 7th, 2014 · Affiliated groups, Alumni, Community Connections, Diversity, Divisions, Departments and Centers, Faculty, Staff, Students

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Known as the “Olivier of the Latino world,” Edward James Olmos is celebrated for his talent and creativity. He will provide a glimpse into his life and his advocacy efforts on behalf of Cesar Chavez to the UMKC community.

With a lecture entitled, “We’re All in the Same Gang,” Olmos will discuss uniting as the “human race” in his keynote address at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15 in Pierson Auditorium, Atterbury Student Success Center, 5005 Oak St. Online registration is required to attend this event.

The 7th Annual Cesar Chavez lecture is sponsored by the Division of Diversity and Inclusion.

For more than two decades Olmos has advocated for Latino and Latina communities, but his efforts for social justice transcend racial lines, according to his comments during a recent speech.

“I’ve spent my entire adult life trying to realize how in the world are we ever going to come together when we keep on using the word ‘race’ as a cultural determinant,” said Olmos in a commencement speech in San Diego, Calif. “There’s only one race, and that’s the human race. Period.”

The multi-talented actor, producer, director and community activist was born and raised in East Los Angeles, and spent many years in theatrical roles until his performance in the musical play “Zoot Suit” led to a Tony Award nomination.

Olmos won an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for his portrayal of Lt. Castillo on the popular television series “Miami Vice.” He also received a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy nomination for his work in HBO’s “The Burning Season.” As a producer, he currently has a development deal with ABC.

In April 1999, Olmos launched a nationwide multimedia project called “Americanos: Latino Life in the United States, a celebration of Latino culture through photography, film, music and the printed word,” designed to inspire Latino pride, and to build bridges among Latinos and others.

While busy producing, directing and acting, Olmos participates in numerous humanitarian efforts. He is a U.S. Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF, and a national spokesperson for organizations, including the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. He has worked with David Rockefeller of the Rockefeller Foundation, and serves on the boards of various groups and organizations.

For a complete bio, visit Edward James Olmos on the Diversity site.

Past speakers at the Cesar Chavez lecture include Julie Chavez Rodriguez, Barbara Martinez-Jitner, Roberto Lovato, Ray Suarez and Roberto Rodriguez.

To register for the event, visit the online registration page or for additional details, contact the Diversity office at 816-235-6704. Free parking is available for attendees in Cherry Street Garage, 5005 Oak Street, Level 5 and 6 (Section 32N).

 

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MCom Unveils New UMKC Stationery, Business Cards

April 7th, 2014 · Administration, Communications

UMKC_BusinessCard[The following was provided by the Division of Strategic Marketing and Communications.]

Beginning Tuesday, April 8, the UMKC academic stationery – stationery, business cards and envelopes — will have a bold, new look. The design features the UMKC logo [Read more →]

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