2008 News Releases


UMKC Women’s Center Hosts 2008 Walk A Mile In Her Shoes® Men will march in women’s heels to increase awareness of violence

It’s been said that to understand someone, it’s necessary to walk a mile in that person’s shoes. Building on that premise, the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Women’s Center and UMKC Violenc...  Full Story >>
Posted: 9/9/2008 3:14:59 PM



KC-TEACH grant will bring science teachers to Kansas City high schools National Science Foundation awards approximately $750,000 to prepare teachers for high-need schools

Through its Robert Noyce Scholarship Program, the National Science Foundation (NSF) recently granted approximately $750,000 to the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) College of Arts and Science...  Full Story >>
Posted: 9/4/2008 2:02:12 PM



UMKC School of Medicine co-sponsoring upcoming panel discussion on suicide ‘epidemic’ U.S. Acting Surgeon General Galson among scheduled speakers

Rear Admiral Steven K. Galson, M.D., M.P.H., acting U.S. Surgeon General will be on hand for a special panel discussion and workshop on suicide prevention and awareness, Thursday, Sept. 4, beginning a...  Full Story >>
Posted: 9/1/2008 9:43:19 PM



Red State v. Blue State Conference Examines Judicial Role UMKC School of Law Hosts Sept. 12 Discussion

At a time when the United States Supreme Court has issued a series of 5-4 decisions that appear to split on party lines, the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Law and the UMKC Law Re...  Full Story >>
Posted: 8/29/2008 9:27:20 AM



UMKC names Dr. Lynda Payne as Sirridge Professor of Medical Humanities Professor brings background as both clinician and historian to position

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Medicine, in conjunction with the UMKC College of Arts & Sciences, has announced the joint appointment of Lynda S. Payne, Ph.D., to the Sirridge...  Full Story >>
Posted: 8/26/2008 11:43:37 AM



Best-Selling Chinese Author Visits UMKC Anchee Min Reveals Life During the Cultural Revolution

When she arrives in Kansas City, Anchee Min plans to transport people to her childhood stomping grounds – China during the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution. The Carolyn Benton Cockefair Chair in ...  Full Story >>
Posted: 8/20/2008 3:47:07 PM



Media Advisory University of Missouri-Kansas City Celebrates Cage-Free Egg Program

University of Missouri-Kansas City Dining Services plans to celebrate its transition to using only eggs from cage-free hens. Representatives from The Humane Society of the United States will host an i...  Full Story >>
Posted: 8/15/2008 3:52:51 PM



UMKC reaches agreement with professors Both professors will fulfill academic and research obligations

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) has reached agreement with Professors Keith Haddock and Carlos Poston to resign from their tenured positions on the UMKC faculty, effective September 30, ...  Full Story >>
Posted: 8/11/2008 11:53:13 AM



UMKC Implements GPS Mapping System to Manage Trees University Receives $10,000 Urban Forestry Grant

In light of its 75th anniversary, the University of Missouri-Kansas City is updating its aging tree population with the help of a global positioning system (GPS). The University’s Campus Facilities Ma...  Full Story >>
Posted: 8/6/2008 11:33:36 AM



UMKC Hosts 2008 Carolyn Benton Cockefair Annual Luncheon Eric Rosen Gives Keynote Speech Aug. 6

Instructor Carolyn Benton Cockefair believed that everyone – not just traditional college-age students – should continue learning. In honor of this sentiment, the University of Missouri-Kansas City is...  Full Story >>
Posted: 8/5/2008 1:17:33 PM


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