2009 News Releases


UMKC Department of Communication Studies launches program with Independent Television ServicePBS documentary screenings begin March 13

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Department of Communication Studies has launched a new program with Independent Television Service (ITVS) called Community Cinema. The program involves a...  
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Posted: 3/12/2009 5:51:18 PM



Award-winning author Thomas Frank visits UMKCWall Street Journal columnist will speak about financial meltdown

Thomas Frank, author of best-seller “What’s the Matter with Kansas?” and a weekly columnist at The Wall Street Journal, will speak at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) from 2 to 4 p.m. on ...  
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Posted: 3/10/2009 11:39:27 AM



Recently unemployed plan for careers in geographic information systems UMKC hosts GIS business forum on job training, economic development and technology advancement

Although the Bureau of Labor Statistics cited last month’s national unemployment rate at 8.1 percent, the Bureau predicts geographic information systems-related jobs to grow much faster than the avera...  
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Posted: 3/9/2009 3:51:48 PM



James Loewen uncovers hidden racism in thousands of American “sundown towns” UMKC School of Education sponsors candid lecture on racism

Does racism look differently today than it did throughout American history – in 1890? Between 1890 and 1930? In 2005? James W. Loewen, author of “Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Raci...  
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Posted: 3/5/2009 9:44:56 AM




From a diverse range of perspectives, the 2009 Richard D. McKinzie Symposium will examine the role of race within the national political dialogue. The symposium honors Professor Dick McKinzie, who tau...  
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Posted: 3/4/2009 10:46:53 AM



Human rights activist Barbara Martinez Jitner discusses gender discriminationUMKC’s Division of Diversity celebrates the ongoing struggle for humane working conditions

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Division of Diversity, Access and Equity (DDAE) welcomes Barbara Martinez Jitner as the keynote speaker for the Second Annual César Chávez Celebration at ...  
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Posted: 3/5/2009 10:00:16 AM



Educators to address the use of technology in the classroom

Proficiency in information technologies is becoming more crucial in classrooms throughout the world. Technology serves as a vehicle to develop and support students’ skills and encourage student engage...  
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Posted: 2/27/2009 2:45:53 PM




Theodore Seligson, an award-winning architect, urban designer and visiting professor in the UMKC Department of Architecture, Urban Planning and Design is hosting a series of four public lectures on “M...  
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Posted: 2/26/2009 10:42:52 AM



Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Sarah Weddington and community leaders convene at UMKCFortieth annual Robert F. Kennedy Symposium begins March 9

“…All great questions must be raised by great voices, and the greatest voice is the voice of the people – speaking out – in prose, or painting or poetry or music; speaking out – in homes and halls, st...  
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Posted: 2/24/2009 3:43:40 PM



UMKC School of Computing and Engineering Hosts Order of the EngineerCeremony to honor a UMKC alumnus and professional engineer

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Computing and Engineering will host an Order of the Engineer reception and ceremony for the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers Link 193...  
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Posted: 2/16/2009 5:33:36 PM


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