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Welcome to CAFEGlobal, the global initiatives hub dedicated to UMKC Faculty. Explore the site for useful information about global partnerships, research, international award opportunities, faculty-led study abroad programs, and upcoming CAFEGlobal events.

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page.” – St. Augustine

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“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag

Faculty Highlights

Virginia Blanton

Fulbright Scholar Award (2023-24)
School of Humanities and Social Science, is currently serving as Fulbright Scholar at the Ruusbroec Institute in Antwerp, Belgium. She is researching  the work of English nuns who sought refuge in Catholic Flanders during the Protestant Reformation.

Yotam Haber

Fulbright Scholar Award (2023-24)
Associate Professor of Music Composition at the UMKC Conservatory, will serve at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance in Israel. He will further develop the cross-fertilization of his creative work with traditional Jewish liturgical cantillation practices.

Gary Abbott

Guggenheim Fellow (2022-2023)
Professor of Dance at the UMKC Conservatory, has developed a creative project that focuses on the prison system’s impact on the Black community; he first explored this subject when he created a dance titled, “Breaking the Dam: Mass Incarceration.”

“Traveling – It leaves you speechless, then turns you into a Storyteller.”

– Ibn Battuta