College of Arts and Sciences

International team of astronomers report observations of ‘record-breaking’ star formation

Posted by on August 16, 2012 at 9:19 am

UMKC astrophysicist Mark Brodwin, Ph.D., is part of a team of astronomers that have found an extraordinary galaxy cluster, one of the largest objects in the universe, that is breaking several important cosmic records. Observations of the Phoenix cluster with NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, the National Science Foundation’s South Pole Telescope, and eight other world-class […]

Econ Professor L. Randall Wray awarded grant to integrate economic research paradigms

Posted by on July 9, 2012 at 8:34 am

The Institute for New Economic Thinking has awarded a grant to UMKC Economics Professor L. Randall Wray, who will study “Financing Innovation: An Application of a Keynes-Schumpeter-Minsky Synthesis.”  Wray will collaborate on the project with Mariana Mazzucato, of the University of Sussex in the U.K., to integrate two research paradigms that have strong policy relevance […]

National Science Foundation hosts veterans’ STEM think tank through UMKC

Posted by on September 16, 2011 at 2:58 pm

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently sponsored Transition STEM — a veterans’ STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education think tank — through UMKC. The invitation-only event convened national leaders to help veterans with service-connected disabilities transition into post-secondary science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.

Kauffman Foundation grants $3.2 million to form KC STEM Alliance

Posted by on July 6, 2011 at 3:49 pm

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation today announced a $3.2 million grant over five years to create the KC STEM Alliance – a new organization that will grow and strengthen science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs to build a stronger pipeline of students prepared for 21st century careers. The KC STEM Alliance is housed at […]

History Dept. announces First Friday Historical Research Lecture Series

Posted by on January 3, 2011 at 9:49 am

Following is the upcoming schedule for  the UMKC History Department First Friday lecture series. 18th Century English Surgical Apprentices Lynda Payne Friday, February 4, 2011 @ 1pm Cockefair Hall 215 “The good, the bad and the ugly. Part of a research project on the experiences of training to be a pre-modern surgeon.”

UMKC launches Heartland Health Network to address health disparities in African American community

Posted by on October 28, 2010 at 3:58 pm

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) has received a three-year, $1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to create the Heartland Health Network (HHN) — a coalition of community partners working together to address health disparities by promoting wellness and facilitating health research in the African American community. The grant was awarded […]