2007 News Releases


Research could result in new treatments for autoimmune disorders and common infectionsStudy published in Nature Immunology

University of Missouri-Kansas City researcher Brian Geisbrecht, Ph.D., has discovered how the pathogen Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) disables an essential component of the human immune system. S. ...  Full Story >>
Posted: 3/29/2007 2:29:26 PM



Conference will examine challenges men and boys face when engaging in society

The University of Missouri-Kansas City will host the American Men’s Studies Association’s 15th Annual Conference on Men and Masculinities, considered the largest event of its kind in the United States...  Full Story >>
Posted: 3/14/2007 4:48:08 PM



Bennett named Alumni Service Award winner

Growing up in newly desegregated Kansas City, Angela Bennett’s parents instilled in her two main themes: To go wherever you’d like to go and remember to help those who come behind you. Throughout ...  Full Story >>
Posted: 3/9/2007 9:22:11 AM



Kansas City braces for 'Laughter'

An amusing self-obsessed actor attempting to thwart his midlife crisis is the main character of “Present Laughter,” the latest production by The University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC) Theatr...  Full Story >>
Posted: 3/9/2007 9:00:56 AM



UMKC alumna Rebecca Wilder honored for national leadership in dental hygiene

More than three decades ago, Rebecca Wilder began a career in the dental profession on a whim when she landed a part-time job working in a local dental office during high school. These days, the Green...  Full Story >>
Posted: 3/6/2007 4:53:07 PM



UMKC alumna Maggie Finefrock honored for dedicating her life to creating equality

To some, Maggie Finefrock might appear a surprising representative of the fight against inequality. But this fair-skinned woman from rural Ohio embodies the modern movement, insisting prejudice and ju...  Full Story >>
Posted: 3/23/2007 4:10:25 PM



UMKC alumna Dee Hansen honored for impact on Kansas' music education

In the midst of hotly contested debates about the state’s science curriculum and increasing pressures to meet math and reading standards, Dee Hansen took a stand to ensure fine arts education didn’t f...  Full Story >>
Posted: 3/6/2007 4:49:15 PM



Superintendent to kickoff new partnership with University

Kansas City Missouri School District (KCMSD) Superintendent Anthony Amato will kickoff a new partnership with the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s (UMKC) College of Arts & Science and School of Ed...  Full Story >>
Posted: 3/12/2007 8:11:50 AM



Physiologist, researcher joins School of Nursing

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Nursing today announced that Marco Brotto, M.S., Ph.D., will join the School’s faculty on Sep. 1 as an associate professor. Brotto makes the...  Full Story >>
Posted: 4/6/2007 3:23:41 PM



Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation awards grant for creation of new Kansas City, Mo., charter high school

With $400,000 in funding promised by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Lee A. Tolbert Community Academy and Expeditionary Learning Schools intend to open a new Kansas City, Mo., high school a...  Full Story >>
Posted: 2/22/2007 10:04:07 AM


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