SCE Student wins Best Paper Award at International Conference

By , April 15, 2014 7:50 pm
Becca May is presented with the Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Design of Reliable Communication Networks.

Becca May is presented with the Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Design of Reliable Communication Networks.

Rebecca “Becca” May, an undergraduate student double majoring in Computer Science and Mathematics, was selected for a unique opportunity to present at an international conference today, April 1, in Ghent, Belgium.

This conference, the 10th International Conference on Design of Reliable Communication Networks (DRCN) is highly regarded in the computer networking research community for its focus on reliable network design.

May presented her peer-reviewed paper, “Using Multi-Topology Routing to Improve Routing during Geographically Correlated Failures,” which was written in collaboration with a fellow student and professors of the School of Computing and Engineering (SCE).  May was also recognized at the conference with the Best Paper Award, which is accompanied by a €500 award.

May takes part in undergraduate research through the NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program, where she works alongside SCE professor and co-author Dr. Deep Medhi, who was particularly impressed by May’s presentation.

“I rarely see a graduate student, doing his or her first international presentation, handle it so well,” said Medhi. “For me to see an undergraduate do this well is a treat of a lifetime.”

Congratulations, Becca!

Wonder Women! females who don’t need rescuing

By , April 15, 2014 7:48 pm

WonderWomenThe documentary “Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines” will take place at 6:30 p. m. on Tuesday, April 22 at the Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Library, 4801 Main St.

The documentary examines the idea of heroic women from the birth of the superhero in the 1940s to the TV and big-screen action blockbusters of today. It also explores female heroines who don’t require rescue and who determine their own missions.

Featuring Gloria Steinem, actors Lynda (Wonder Woman) Carter and Lindsey (The Bionic Woman) Wagner – as well as a cast of scholars, writers, and fans – the film challenges pop culture’s gender biases by looking at how Wonder Woman’s storyline changed over time and why women are rarely depicted as heroic, powerful, or world-changing.

Filmmaker Kristy Guevara-Flanagan also will lead a discussion about the film and its themes.

Admission is free. A 6 p.m. reception precedes the event. RSVP at or call 816-701-3407.

The event is presented by the UMKC Women’s Center. It is co-sponsored Kansas City Public Library, Bernardin-Haskell Fund, UMKC Department of Communication Studies, UMKC Department of English, UMKC Women’s & Gender Studies Program, American Association of University Women Kansas City Branch, Kansas City Women in Film & TV and United Nations Association Women’s Group.

Student Government Association — Campus Vote

By , April 15, 2014 7:34 pm

UMKCSGAThe Student Government Association voted on March 10th to add a Disabled Students Secondary Council to their body.  As this is a constitutional change, it also requires a two-thirds (2/3) vote to affirm this decision by the voting student body.

Students can vote for this change at  The link will be live until Friday, April 18th at 5 pm.

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Electronic Transcripts Now Available

By , April 14, 2014 5:26 pm

PathwayUMKC Registration and Records Office has implemented electronic transcripts!  Get your official transcript e-delivered in about 24 hours.  The cost is the same, $10 per transcript.

Review all your transcript options at the Registration and Records Office website.

Many colleges and universities have moved to acceptance of this delivery method from a secure connection. UMKC and the UM system have partnered with the National Student Clearinghouse to ensure that the transcript delivery is secure.  Be sure to check the requirements of the institution or company receiving the transcript whether they consider electronic transcripts as “official.”  In addition, you can select “hold for grades” or “hold for degree” and your transcript will be sent out after semester grades or degree have been posted.

Summer Session 2014

By , April 8, 2014 10:42 am

Summer Session 2014Whatever 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 scheduling, a variety of classes, online offerings and in-state tuition for area Kansas students. Enrollment for current UMKC students is underway and open enrollment begins April 28.

Each year, Summer Session allows students to complete course credits in over 50 academic areas within several UMKC schools:

  • Bloch School of Management
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Biological Sciences
  • School of Education
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Computing and Engineering.

Look for window posters, floor stickers and fliers across both Volker and Hospital Hill campuses for more information, and be sure to get your free Summer Session t-shirt by inquiring about classes. For a full rundown of Summer Session 2014, including registration dates and course lists, visit

Personalized Research Coaching with a UMKC Librarian

By , April 8, 2014 10:41 am

Search Consult Promo ULIBS ScreenSign up for a Free Research Coaching Sessions with a UMKC Librarian

We all need to use an Ask the Expert lifeline once in a while. Lucky for you, UMKC Librarians are expert researchers and are always happy to help.

Sign up for a free 15, 30, or 60-minute coaching session for your study group or just for yourself. During your session, you can expect the librarian to help you develop a search strategy, choose the best databases, locate both popular and scholarly/peer reviewed sources, and give you insider search tips.

Whether you have no idea how to start your research or you’re struggling to find relevant sources, a Research Coaching Session is just what you need to write a stress-free, A+ paper!

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