UMKC Alumna Wins Chambliss Award for Astronomy Research

By , January 25, 2011 8:32 am

Congratulations to Jennifer Nielsen for receiving a Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Award medal at the 217th American Astronomical Society Conference (AAS) in Seattle, Washington earlier this January.  The Chambliss awards recognize exemplary research by undergraduate and graduate students who present posters at the semi-annual meetings of AAS.  Jennifer’s research was on the chemical composition of merging galaxies, which she completed with her faculty mentor, astronomy professor Daniel McIntosh.  Find out more by checking out the press release here:

Jennifer says she could not have completed her research without Dr. McIntosh’s mentorship and guidance.  She took part in his Physics 499 Research class during her senior year at UMKC and became hooked on galaxy research.  Dr. McIntosh’s research class is open to undergraduates of all disciplines wishing to try their hand at serious astronomical research.

Dr. McIntosh is a mentor to many UMKC students, including Andrew Cooper and Cory Wagner, who also presented their original research at the conference.  Congratulations!

School of Medicine Receives Endowment in Memory of Medical Student

By , January 25, 2011 8:32 am
The UMKC School of Medicine has received a $500,000 gift to establish of an Endowed Chair in Patient Safety.  The gift comes from the parents of Vijay Babu Rayudu, a UMKC School of Medicine student who passed away in July 2007 and whose parents, Rao and Subbulaxmi Rayudu, are both physicians in the Memphis, Tennessee area.  The Rayudu family believes their memorial endowment provides a contribution to the practice of medicine that their son will not be able to provide directly.

The Endowed Chair in Patient Safety will be established through matching funds from the UMKC School of Medicine and St. Luke’s Hospital.  A national search is currently underway to identify potential candidates to fill the Chair.

Coaching Seminar: Get to Know Your Resources

By , January 21, 2011 10:55 am

This seminar will help students become more familiar with ways to be involved on campus as well as the many resources that are available to students. We will discuss locations as well as the advantage of being familiar with campus resources. We will discuss different types of student organizations, academic organizations, Health Center, Career Services, and many more.

As a reminder, this week’s Success Seminars are scheduled for:

  • Tuesday,  Jan 25th – Noon-1, SASS Room 213
  • Wednesday, Jan 26th – 3-4, SASS Room 213
  • Thursday, Jan 20th – 5:30-6:30, Student Union, Multicultural Student Affairs Suite

Next week’s seminars (same times and locations) are on the topic of “Making Your Money Count.”

Semester Coaching Seminar Schedule

By , January 18, 2011 8:29 am

Weekly Coaching Seminars during the semester help you focus and succeed throughout the semester. We will be providing weekly reminders and information about each topic, but here is a list of the seminars for the semester. They are every Tuesday at noon, Wednesday at 3, and Thursday at 5:30. Seminars held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays are in the SASS building, room 213. Seminars held on Thursdays are in the Multicultural Student Affairs Suite.

  • January 25-27: Get to Know your UMKC Resources
  • February 1-3: Making Your Money Count
  • February 8-10: Learning Styles, Notetaking, and Participation
  • February 15-17: WEPT Preparation and Procedures
  • February 22-24: Writing College Essays and papers
  • March 1-3: Study Skills and Testing Strategies
  • March 8-10: Test Anxiety
  • March 15-17: Effective Literary and Library Research
  • March 22-24: Time Management: School, Work, Family, and Friends
  • April 5-7: Building a Rapport with Instructors and Advisors
  • April 12-14: Making a Plan Towards Graduation and Beyond
  • April 19-21: Relaxing to Stay Focused
  • April 26-28: Preparing for Finals

Are You Sure It’s Not Cancelled?

By , January 18, 2011 8:28 am

[This study tip was provided by Brandon Maurer, senior in the Bloch School who is currently serving as SGA Comptroller.]

There is no single thing your collegiate success hinges upon more than good test taking. Some of us are spectacular test takers, and unfortunately, many of us are overwhelmed at times by the pressure of taking an exam and/or material at hand. If there’s one thing we as students have to combat the impending doom of possibly repeating a course in summer school, it’s the idea that simply attending class on a regular basis greatly increases your chances of succeeding. Continue reading 'Are You Sure It’s Not Cancelled?'»

Campus Health and Wellness Resources

By , January 18, 2011 8:27 am

UMKC provides several resources around campus to aid in your wellness throughout the year. These resources are already covered in student fees, so there is no additional charge to use them while you are in school. Below is an overview of each of these resources, linked to previous postings in USucceed as well as to their websites. Continue reading 'Campus Health and Wellness Resources'»

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