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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

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

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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Stephanie Kelton to Participate in “Show Me Showdown,” Sept. 16

August 25th, 2014 · Events

kelton1c[The following was provided by the Department of Economics.]

Stephanie Kelton, Ph.D., associate professor and department chair in the Department of Economics, will participate in a debate jointly sponsored by the Show-Me Institute and Kansas City’s Jobs Now! Coalition at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 16. [Read more →]

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HH Student Housing Intersections Received Four-Way Stop Signs

August 25th, 2014 · News

CFM_Street[The following was provided by the UMKC Campus Facilities Management.]

As a part of the opening of the Hospital Hill Student Housing, the City of Kansas City added four-way stop signs at the intersections of 24th and Campbell Streets and also at 24th Terrace and Campbell Street.  [Read more →]

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Mandatory Harassment Training Completion Date is Sept. 30

August 25th, 2014 · Human Resources

UMKC.HR_[The following was provided by UMKC Human Resources.]

The University of Missouri System is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from harassment. In keeping with that commitment, we are requiring employees to complete a new online training course, [Read more →]

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Sign Up for Faculty and Staff Service Day

August 25th, 2014 · Events

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

Join the UMKC faculty and staff on Wednesday, Sept. 24 for the Faculty and Staff Service Day. Volunteer for a two-hour shift at the Volker Campus or Hospital Hill [Read more →]

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From the Provost’s Office: Workplace Satisfaction Survey Results In

August 25th, 2014 · Uncategorized

[The following has been provided by the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost.]

Last fall, UMKC was one of many institutions to join the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE), based at the Harvard Graduate School of [Read more →]

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The Place for People Going Places: New Campaign Touts UMKC’s Advantages

August 25th, 2014 · News

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

On the hottest day in July, a few dozen hardy UMKC students, faculty and staff braved the 100-degree heat on the Scofield Quad to make Kansas City’s university a video star. [Read more →]

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