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International Women’s Day Event To Feature UMKC’s Xanath Caraza

Park University will celebrate International Women’s Day, Thursday, March 8th, featuring UMKC poet, writer and educator Xanath Caraza, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.  Caraza’s full length book of poetry, Conjuro, is forthcoming from Mammoth Press, and her chapbook, Corazon Pintado, is forthcoming from Thorny Locust Press (2012).  Caraza won the 2003 Ediciones Nuevo Espacio International […]

Vanguards and Visionaries – Celebrating Women’s Center Leadership

You are invited to join the UMKC Women’s Center for the Vanguards and Visionaries reception, Thursday, March 1, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This reception will honor the past leadership of the UMKC Women’s Center.  Meet former Women’s Center directors, staff, and Advisory Board members while you admire the work of local female artists who, over […]

Leadership Becomes Us: The Art of Contemporary Leadership/Vision, Passion, Purpose, and Joy

UMKC Starr Symposium and the Bloch School of Management present “Leadership Becomes Us: The Art of Contemporary Leadership” Saturday, March 10, 8 am to 12:30 pm, Royall Hall 1st Floor (parking available at the parking garage at 53rd Street and Charlotte). The seminar will feature renowed leadership expert and Bloch School Professor Joan Gallos, Ph.D. […]

“Miss Representation” Documentary – February 28 – UMKC Student Union Theatre

Join the UMKC Women’s Center on February 28 for a screening of the documentary “Miss Representation.”  This powerful film from writer, director and producer Jennifer Siebel Newsom explores how mainstream media contributes to the underrepresentation of women in influential positions in America.  Reception ~ 5:30 pm Screening ~ 6:00 pm A facilitated discussion will follow […]

New Book from Dr. Kristi Holsinger, Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology

Dr. Kristi Holsinger’s new book Teaching Justice: Solving Social Justice Problems through University Education is now available from Ashgate Publishing. Teaching Justice explores the role that teaching and learning in higher education can play in solving problems of social injustice.  Examining a range of approaches to education, Dr. Holsinger considers the challenges that exist in […]

New Book Chapters from Dr. Kristi Holsinger

2011 – “Youth in the Juvenile Justice System: Characteristics and Patterns of Involvement.” In Francis Sherman and Francis Jacobs (eds.), Health and Well Being in the Juvenile Justice System.  Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. 2011 – (with Emily J. Salisbury and Patricia VanVoorhis)  “Examining Gender Inequalities in Classification Systems: Missouri’s Development of a Gender-Responsive […]

New Report on Gender Non-Conformity

A new report on gender non-conformity in children and adolescents was published recently in Pediatrics.   Also see the CNN article about the report.  

Matrimonial Advertising — A Very Brief Madness?

by Dr. Jennifer Phegley While the online dating phenomenon seems to be a wholly original invention of the computer age, its roots are firmly planted in the nineteenth-century periodical press. “Notices to Correspondents” sections of periodicals, devoted to answering reader’s questions about everything from medical ailments to love problems, began appearing in penny magazines aimed […]

Recent Publications from Dr. June Carbone

June Carbone is the Edward A. Smith/Missouri Chair of Law, the Constitution and Society.  Professor Carbone writes extensively about the legal issues surrounding marriage, divorce, and family obligations, especially within the context of the recent revolutions in biotechnology. Professor Carbone’s recent publications: “Unpacking Inequality and Class: Family, Gender and the Reconstruction of Class Barriers,” 45 […]