2006 News Releases


One-of-a-kind research training program taking place at dental schoolProgram lays the foundation for a new kind of research workforce

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Dentistry will wrap up its 10-week Dental and Craniofacial Bioengineering research training program with a presentation and celebration day J...  Full Story >>
Posted: 7/10/2006 4:54:57 PM



Bloch School Affiliates Receive Top Honors for EntrepreneurshipA member of the School’s Advisory Council and a former student are awarded by Ernst and Young

Two members of the Henry W. Bloch School of Business and Public Administration Advisory Council and an alum were recently honored by the professional services firm Ernst and Young. • Tom Holcom – Blo...  Full Story >>
Posted: 7/7/2006 4:20:31 PM



UMKC professor receives prestigious vision research award

Ashim K. Mitra, Ph.D., of the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Pharmacy has been awarded the 2007 ARVO/Pfizer Ophthalmics Translational Research Award, the highest award for vision ...  Full Story >>
Posted: 7/10/2006 2:58:12 PM



Associate Dean Takes Presidential HelmPostlethwaite begins one-year term as head of the Library and Information Technology Association

Bonnie Postlethwaite, Associate Dean of Libraries at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, was recently installed as president of the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a divisio...  Full Story >>
Posted: 7/6/2006 11:29:22 AM



Researchers reverse Parkinson's symptoms in animal models Breakthrough in Parkinson's studies to be published in Science

More than a million Americans suffer from Parkinson's disease alone — a number that is expected to soar over the next few decades as the population ages. No current therapies alter the fundamental cli...  Full Story >>
Posted: 6/23/2006 4:00:33 PM



Top-Notch Economist Joins Institute of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

David Audretsch, ranked as one of the top 100 economists in the world, has accepted a faculty position as the Henry W. Bloch/Missouri Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He will have an ...  Full Story >>
Posted: 6/15/2006 3:25:32 PM



Vorst Named Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Provost Bruce Bubacz has named Karen Vorst, Ph.D., as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, making her the first female to hold the position. Vorst has e...  Full Story >>
Posted: 6/9/2006 3:01:53 PM



UMKC gets $1.8 million to translate shock-trauma science into clinical practice

The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded $1,763,000 to the Shock/Trauma Research Center at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). The money will be used to develop, test and implement life-s...  Full Story >>
Posted: 6/5/2006 9:20:28 AM



Midwest Authors Participate in Reading, Discussion

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Authors Anna Monardo and Billy Lombardo will be in Kansas City this month to read from their works and to participate in a panel discussion, “Landing Your First Book Contract,” as p...  Full Story >>
Posted: 6/1/2006 3:49:46 PM



‘New Letters on the Air’ announces summer programming schedule

“New Letters on the Air,” Kansas City’s only literary radio program, recently unveiled its summer lineup, offering both familiar writers and original voices discussing their craft and creative process...  Full Story >>
Posted: 5/25/2006 2:44:54 PM


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