Nov 03 2014

The Christmas Truce of 1914: Myth & Reality

The Christmas Truce of 1914: Myth & Reality

Oct 28 2014

"Health Care and Big Data" Lecture

portFOLio Series presents:  “Health Care and Big Data” a talk by Mark Hoffman Ph.D.

Tuesday, November 18th at 5:30pm on Hospital Hill, School of Medicine: Theater B

Electronic health records, genomics and large-scale population level data are all becoming increasingly important in informing health care research and delivery, and each involves the generation and analysis of massive amounts of information.  Dr. Hoffman will share an overview of "Big Data" and some examples of the connection between big data and new technology-based innovations that have the potential to transform health care.

Oct 27 2014

VISITING ARTISTS: Drew Matott & Margaret Mahan of Peace Paper Project Breaking the Deckle: Papermaking as Social Acti

Thursday, November 6, 2014, 9:30 am, iX Theatre, Miller Nichols Library

Oct 06 2014

UMKC Black Studies 2014 Open House Focus Week

UMKC Black Studies Program presents Discovering the Intersection of Race, Gender, and Sports Life in American Culture

Join us for the 2014 Open House Focus week brought to you by the UMKC Black Studies Program

Sep 17 2014

"Robert Altman's Kansas City" Presentation by Dr. Gayle Sherwood Magee

You are invited to attend this exciting talk "Robert Altman Kansas City" on Friday, September 26 at 12p in the Miller Nichols Learning Center Room 451

Dr. Gayle Sherwood Magee from the University of Illinois will be presenting "Robert Altman's Kansas City" a talk that comes out of her new book "Robert Altman's Soundtracks" which is on the directors' use of music.

Sep 10 2014

Opening Reception: Building a Culture of Peace for the Children of the World

Global and Multicultural Education (G.A.M.E.) and Soka Gakkai International (SGI-USA) invite you to attend their opening reception and art exhibit: Building a Culture of Peace for the Children of the World

culture of peace

Sep 10 2014

UMKC Libraries Celebrates Latina/Latino Studies

A Celebration of Latina/Latino Heritage Month

October 9th
Room 151, Jeannette Nichols Forum, Miller Nichols Learning Center

Join us as we celebrate Latino/Latina Heritage Month with an exciting discussion from the following professors:

Sep 02 2014

Social Justice Series: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

UMKC Libraries hosts film screening and book discussion in conjunction with lecture by Rebecca Skloot, author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Advance registration requested

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Film Showing: Cancer Cell Research: The Way of all Flesh (story of Henrietta and her cells)

Sunday, October 26

Film viewing and panel discussion
Miller Nichols Learning Center, Jeannette Nichols Forum

Wednesday, October 29

Film viewing, complimentary pizza provided
School of Medicine

Book Discussion: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks lead by librarian Scott Curtis

Wednesday, October 29

Miller Nichols Library, iX Theater

Lecture and Book Signing: Rebecca Skloot, author of The Immortal Life Henrietta Lacks
Presented by the UMKC Division of Diversity and Inclusion

Thursday, November 13

Atterbury Student Success Center, Pierson Auditorium

Aug 27 2014

Writer-in-Residence offers Master Class and Public Lecture - Sept. 21, 23

UMKC Friends of the Library invite you to a public reading by master American lyrical poet, Ellen Bryant Voigt, Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 7:30pm in room 451 of the Miller Nichols Learning Center.

Voigt lectureVoigt is the UMKC Creative Writing Department’s 2014 Writer-in-Residence. The evening is part of a series celebrating the inspiration of the UMKC Carolyn Benton Cockefair Chair in Continuing Education and includes a book signing and reception sponsored by UMKC Friends of the Library.

Both the Sept. 23 lecture and preceding Master Class on Sept. 21 are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the UMKC English Department at 816.235.1307.

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Aug 26 2014

Library worker receives statewide award and recognition

Congratulations Mary Anderson!

Mary E. Anderson, Head of Circulation Services at Miller Nichols Library, was named "2014 Outstanding Library Employee of the Year" by the Missouri Library Association.

Mary Anderson, Head of Circulation Services

The Outstanding Library Employee Award recognizes a library employee who has made a significant contribution to the improvement and advancement of library and information services. Anderson will receive the award at a banquet to be held October 9, 2014, at 7:00pm in Columbia.

Anderson was nominated by her superviser, Cindy Thompson, Director of Public Services at Miller Nichols Library. In her nomination packet Thompson states, "(Mary) sets an example of leadership, commitment, and a strong work ethic, and strives to make UMKC a better place to work. She gives of herself on a daily basis in an effort to improve our students’ lives on campus and recognizes that students are integral to everything we do and knows that their success feeds into the success of others; and she is undoubtedly committed to libraries – both ours and others in the state."

In supporting Anderson's nomination, one of her staff wrote, “Mary is the type of manager that is willing to hear suggestions, no matter how big or small, that will help the department better meet the needs of UMKC students. Her openness not only makes Miller Nichols Library a better place to work, but also makes it a better place for everyone. Her positive attitude and good spirit are infectious.”

"I can think of no one more deserving of this recognition," said Bonnie Postlethwaite, Dean of UMKC Libraries, upon learning of Anderson's award. "Everyone at UMKC Libraries already knows what an asset she is to our team, now our colleagues throughout the state can join us in celebrating Mary!"

Read more from Thompson's letter nominating Anderson for Outstanding Library Employee of the year.