2007 News Releases


UMKC visiting professor Mohammed Hafez speaks on suicide bombers

University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) visiting professor Mohammed Hafez will speak on Islam: Between Moderation and Extremism, on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007 at 7 p.m. in Overland Park, Kan. The prog...  Full Story >>
Posted: 11/7/2007 9:49:59 AM



Gary Gildner explores how time changes the environment in new book from BkMk Press

BkMk Press announces the Oct. 15, 2007, publication of Gary Gildner’s new volume of poetry, “Cleaning a Rainbow.” In this engaging collection, Gildner observes the endangered wonders of the natural wo...  Full Story >>
Posted: 11/7/2007 9:44:12 AM



New book of linked stories explores gap between late 20th century’s haves and have-nots

“Dream Lives of Butterflies: Stories” by Jaimee Wriston Colbert explores the discrepancy between the haves and the have-nots at the end of the 20th century in America, a time of stock-market boom and ...  Full Story >>
Posted: 11/7/2007 9:42:06 AM



Cockefair Lecture features journalist Eleanor Clift on Oct. 9

Newsweek editor and McLaughlin Group panelist Eleanor Clift will be the keynote speaker at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Cockefair Lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007, at 7 p.m. The lectu...  Full Story >>
Posted: 11/6/2007 5:06:23 PM



Campus summit set to empower African-American and Latino males

“How do you ‘do you’ in academia successfully?” If you’re unsure of the question or need help figuring out how to do you in academia, your attendance is mandatory at the first UMKC African-American Ma...  Full Story >>
Posted: 10/4/2007 9:04:48 AM



Underserved Hispanic population to benefit from annual health promotion week

Alianzas, a program of the University of Missouri Extension and the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Institute for Human Development, will host its 2007 Bi-National Health Week Oct. 13-21. Al...  Full Story >>
Posted: 11/6/2007 5:09:48 PM



Miller Nichols Library receives $5 million gift for expansion

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Miller Nichols Library and Interactive Learning Center is the beneficiary of a combined $5 million gift from The Miller Nichols Charitable Foundation and ...  Full Story >>
Posted: 10/4/2007 10:16:26 AM



Significant five-year study to identify female osteoporosis risk genes

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Medicine professor Hong-Wen Deng, Ph.D., recently received a five-year grant totaling approximately $5.6 million from the National Institute of ...  Full Story >>
Posted: 10/4/2007 8:53:31 AM



UMKC Writers Series features new faculty members

Creative Writing at the University of Missouri-Kansas City launches its fall 2007 UMKC at the Writers Place series with readings by the Department of English’s newest faculty members, award-winning wr...  Full Story >>
Posted: 11/6/2007 5:04:17 PM



James McKinley, long-time Kansas City writer and editor, to read from new book

James McKinley will read from his new book from BkMk Press, “Who Taught Me to Swim: New and Selected Stories,” on Sunday, Sept. 9, at 4 p.m. The reading will take place at The Roasterie Café located a...  Full Story >>
Posted: 11/6/2007 4:59:29 PM


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