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Bloch School to Simulcast TEDMED 2014

August 29th, 2014 · Events

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TEDMED is the health and medicine edition of the world-famous TED conference, dedicated to “ideas worth spreading.” The Henry W. Bloch School of Management is participating in the spread. [Read more →]

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Register Now for the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program

August 29th, 2014 · Health and Wellness

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Healthy for Life invites you to join the eight-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program. Learn mindfulness meditation, yoga and body scan as well as important information about stress, communication and wellness. [Read more →]

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Two Groups for Trans Adults at UMKC

August 29th, 2014 · Health and Wellness

lgbtqia[The following was provided by UMKC LGBTQIA.]

The Trans+ Young Adult Social Group is a trans-exclusive space for trans+ identifying college students and young adult community members age 18-30 that meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday nights from 7-9pm in the Rainbow Lounge at the UMKC Student Union. [Read more →]

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Next Safe Space Training is Sept. 22

August 29th, 2014 · Events, Health and Wellness

safe-space[The following was submitted by LGBTQIA Programs and Services.]

Unlike more visible underrepresented groups, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and intersex (LGBTQI) persons cannot be readily identified. [Read more →]

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Don’t Burn Out!

August 29th, 2014 · Health and Wellness

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Burnout consists of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization (overriding negative feelings toward others) and high dissatisfaction with work. A review of 12 peer-reviewed studies found that academic faculty experience burnout at levels comparable to health care professionals and public school teachers. [Read more →]

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Help the Toys/Miniatures Museum Gather Toys

August 25th, 2014 · Events

ToyMuseum[The following was provided by the National Museum of Toys/Miniatures.]

The museum is gathering toys for a two-story sculpture in the new museum lobby. Coined the “Toytisserie,” the sculpture will consist of 48 toy-covered panels that will slide by viewers for a rainbow game of “I Spy.” [Read more →]

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Seasoned Poet Is 2014 Cockefair Chair Writer-in-Residence

August 25th, 2014 · Events

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

Poet Ellen Bryant Voigt is the 2014 Cockefair Chair writer-in-residence for the UMKC’s Master of Fine Arts Creative Writing Program. She will give public readings and teach master classes on the UMKC campus from Sept. 21 through Sept. 24.

On Sunday, Sept. 21, Voigt is offering a Master Class for MFA poetry students from 3 to 5 p.m. The class will convene in Cockefair Hall, Room 104. The session is open to the public, and free parking is available in the rear of the building.

Voigt will read from her works at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, on the 4th Floor of the Miller Nichols Library Learning Resource Center, followed by a book signing and reception hosted by the UMKC Friends of the Library.

Her appearances are sponsored by UMKC’s Creative Writing Program, and financial support comes from the Cockefair Chair in Continuing Education.

The author of eight collections of poetry, Voigt makes her home in rural Vermont, where she teaches in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. In addition to her poetry, she is well regarded for her writing on the art of verse. A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, she has received the O. B. Hardison, Jr. Prize from the Folger Library, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Merrill Fellowship from the Academy of American Poets. Her poems often appear in The New Yorker and The Atlantic, and her work is included in “The “Best American Poetry.”


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Corn Research Could Lead to Possible Life-Changing Material

August 25th, 2014 · Research

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A tiny container of burnt corn husks brings smiles to the faces of PhD student Mark Bediako and John Kevern, University of Missouri-Kansas City, associate civil engineering professor. [Read more →]

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University Barbershop Introduces Extended Hours

August 25th, 2014 · Uncategorized

LaTonyaTaylor[The following was provided by the office of the Student Union.]

The University Barbershop, located on the ground floor of the Atterbury Student Success Center, introduces extended hours of service for the 2014-2015 academic year.  The full-service shop features both a licensed barber and a licensed [Read more →]

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Apply for a Frontiers Pilot Grant

August 25th, 2014 · Research

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

Frontiers recently announced the availability of grant funds for pilot translational and clinical research conducted by investigators affiliated with institutions comprising the Heartland Institute for Clinical and Translational Research.

A total of at least 10 awards of $20,000 each will be made in this funding cycle, depending on availability of funds. The awards will support both junior (up to and including assistant professor-level appointment) and more established faculty (associate professor and professor-level appointments).

The mission of the Frontiers Pilot and Collaborative Studies Funding Program is to provide junior and established investigators research funds to support the development of clinical or translational pilot/feasibility studies and novel methods development in high-priority research areas that will lead to the submission of peer-reviewed grants.

For more information, including how to apply, see the complete request for proposals.

Key Dates:

Letter of Intent Due Date: September 15, 2014 (5 p.m. Central time)
Application Due Date: October 31, 2014 (5 p.m. Central time)
Announcement of Awards: March 2015


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