2010 News Releases


Waldemer Awarded Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship

Rachel Waldemer of St. Louis, was awarded a Fellowship worth $5,000 by The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. The daughter of Patricia Waldemer, she graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City ...  
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Posted: 5/19/2010 10:37:28 AM



UMKC scientists and NASA collaborators receive $1.4 million grant for Interdisciplinary Research in Earth Science

Professors Jimmy Adegoke and Jejung Lee, UMKC College of Arts and Sciences' Department of Geosciences, are part of a team of researchers that recently received a $1.4 million Interdisciplinary Researc...  
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Posted: 5/19/2010 9:33:30 AM



UMKC's Vision Research Center develops a novel strategy to treat glaucoma

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Vision Research Center has been awarded a $100,000 grant (over two years) from the BrightFocus Foundation for their proposal "Protection of optic nerv...  
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Posted: 5/18/2010 3:49:21 PM



UMKC alumna receives Fulbright Scholarship

Maria Iliakova, a 2009 University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Biological Sciences and College of Arts and Sciences alumna with a triple major in Biology, Chemistry and Spanish, has receiv...  
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Posted: 5/14/2010 11:41:47 AM



Study finds Internet-based weight management programs to be cost-effective

Despite the assumption that active-duty military members are in normal weight and fit, the U.S. military is struggling with escalating rates of overweight and obesity. Studies have long shown that th...  
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Posted: 5/10/2010 2:22:31 PM



UMKC School of Computing and Engineering Dean Kevin Truman receives prestigious award

In the middle of Teacher Appreciation Week, the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) recognized University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Computing and Engineering (SCE) Dean Kevin ...  
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Posted: 5/10/2010 2:05:50 PM



Internationally-acclaimed composer Paul Rudy helps introduce UMKC Miller Nichols Library's book robot

Paul Rudy - a Guggenheim Fellow, internationally-acclaimed composer and UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance professor - will be the featured guest at UMKC Friends of the Library's "Meet the Robot" Ce...  
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Posted: 5/10/2010 11:06:52 AM



Osher Foundation president announces $1 million scholarship endowment

Mary G.F. Bitterman, Ph.D., president of the San Francisco-based Bernard Osher Foundation, will announce a $1 million endowment and $50,000 "bridge" grant for the Osher Reentry Scholarship Program at ...  
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Posted: 5/7/2010 1:47:20 PM



UMKC presents honorary doctoral degrees to two Kansas City leaders

In recognition of their outstanding commitment to UMKC and to the community, the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) will present Kansas City leaders Tom Bloch and Jane Chu with honorary doctora...  
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Posted: 5/4/2010 10:06:36 AM



UMKC hosts two summer creative writing conferences

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) continues its service to community writers and readers with two annual writers workshops, tailored to fit a wide range of schedules and interests. Writers...  
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Posted: 4/30/2010 2:35:51 PM


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