2009 News Releases


UMKC and McCownGordon place final beam on UMKC New Student Union

"Topping Out" ceremony takes place Sept. 28 The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) and McCownGordon Construction plan to place the final beam on UMKC’s $38.3 million New Student Union buildi...  
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Posted: 9/25/2009 11:22:25 AM



UMKC Homecoming celebration begins Sept. 27

Events focus on construction, community service, performing arts and future of democracy, science and technology The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) will begin its homecoming celebration...  
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Posted: 9/21/2009 1:49:26 PM



UMKC Foundation Receives First Major Gift of $1.7 Million for Renewable Energy and Environmental Research

Gift accompanied by $14.1 million Board of Trustees endowment transfer The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Foundation is pleased to acknowledge its first major leadership gift commitment...  
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Posted: 9/21/2009 4:57:49 PM



First African-American female astronaut to speak at UMKC Starr Symposium

Mae C. Jemison will discuss the importance of women and minorities in science and technology fields Dr. Mae C. Jemison – the first African-American female astronaut – will discuss her experiences a...  
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Posted: 9/17/2009 12:00:50 PM



UMKC honors outstanding alumni

The 17 distinguished graduates will be honored in April 2010 The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) has named its 17 outstanding alumni for 2009-10. UMKC’s Alumni Association will highlight...  
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Posted: 9/16/2009 1:53:13 PM



New Letters Magazine Revisits an Archival Treasure

Fall 2009 issue features late American poet Winfield Townley Scott. The Vol. 75, No. 4 issue of New Letters – the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s (UMKC) international magazine of writing and a...  
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Posted: 9/14/2009 3:33:22 PM



UMKC Hosts 43rd Annual Carolyn Benton Cockefair Continuing Education Series

Simon Winchester Gives Keynote Speech Sept. 22. Instructor Carolyn Benton Cockefair believed that everyone – not just traditional college-age students – should continue learning. In honor of this s...  
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Posted: 9/14/2009 12:03:42 PM



UMKC and MSU partner to provide Doctor of Pharmacy program on Springfield campus

Program designed to address statewide pharmacist shortage. The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) and Missouri State University (MSU) in Springfield, Mo., have entered into an agreem...  
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Posted: 9/8/2009 11:30:16 AM



UMKC library receives legendary Kansas City jazz collection

Compilation highlights pianist and bandleader Jay McShann’s career. The Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections at the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s (UMKC) University Libraries recently r...  
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Posted: 9/3/2009 4:29:12 PM



UMKC program creates pathway for youth and veterans with disabilities to pursue science, technology, engineering and math careers

National Science Foundation provides $1.2 million grant. The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Institute for Human Development and School of Computing and Engineering announce the receipt o...  
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Posted: 9/2/2009 10:23:11 AM


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