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Mara Rose Williams
Leader, Educator Dies at 74
February 12, 2007
Robert Popper died February 9, 2007. He was the dean of the School of Law at the University of Missouri-Kansas City from 1983-1993. He was known for his opposition to the death penalty. "During his time...
Linda Hall Library Part of UMKC's Expansion Plans
Describes how a proposed UMKC Master Plan included taking over the grounds of Linda Hall Library.
Local Dentist Elected First Black To Serve On Board of American Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
October 14-20, 2011
Dr. Brett Ferguson of Kansas City was recently elected to serve on the Board of American Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Ferguson was appointed chairman of OMS at the UMKC School of Dentistry in 2006....
Long-Term Memory Loss
Discusses the failure of UMKC to proceed with plans for expansion into surrounding neighborhoods.
Making Artists, One on One
January 5, 2012
Article announces the awarding of a grant to the Musical Bridges program from Kansas City's Francis Family Foundation. Mara Gibson, program director of Musical Bridges, is interviewed and explains its...
Making the Grade
August 1, 2005
Article summarizes the discussion at a Kansas City @ the Crossroads seminar. This seminar, sponsored by Ingram's magazine and KCPT discussed the status, image and future of the University of Missouri-Kansas...
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Martha Gilliland: Chancellor Has Vision of UMKC at the Center of Area's Intellectual World
Photos, interview, and biographical article about Martha Gilliland, "chancellor of the University of Missouri-Kansas City," discussing her role in directing the university toward community partnerships,...
Martha W. Gilliland, Ph.D.
This book contains one page personal accounts of the lives of numerous women from the Kansas City metro area, as well as their photograph. Included is Martha W. Gilliland, Chancellor for the University...
Neighborhood Becoming Vacant Due to UMKC Inaction
Discusses the flight of residents from the neighborhood targeted by UMKC for demolition as part of an expansion proposal.
Neighbors Charge that UMKC Posts Altered Agreement
Article detailing the agreement reached with UMKC and its neighbors regarding development of property along Rockhill Road.
Neighbors Deal with Lingering Anger over UMKC Expansion
Describes residents' efforts to cope with their feelings regarding expansion attempts by UMKC.
Neighbors Skeptical of UMKC's Intentions
Discusses nearby residents' skepticism regarding expansion plans of UMKC.
Neighbors' Fight Against UMKC Becomes Political
Describes the steps taken by opponents of UMKC expansion plans to halt those proposals.
New Future for Epperson House?
Article discusses a study by the architectural firm Helix to determine the feasability of continuing to use the Epperson House to house the Department of Architecture, Urban Planning and Design at UMKC...
News and Comment--Kansas City: New Medical Complex, University Should Complement Midwest Research Institute
May 28, 1965
Article about the prospects for a new medical complex in Kansas City as a cooperative between the Midwest Research Institute, the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and other agencies. History of the...
Out of Strife Comes New Life for Rockhill Crest Residents
Article about the two-year history of the Rockhill Crest Neighborhood Association, formed in 1998 and encompassing "the area between 53rd and 55th streets from Troost Avenue to Holmes Street," organized...
Piece of KC's Past Going Up in Lights
August 18, 2010
A piece of architecftural artwork called "Rivers, Rails and Trails" will be attached to the new addition of the Miller Nichols Library at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The digitized 1926 map...
Playwright, Director Hired to Lead KC Rep
November 7, 2007
Eric Rosen, a 37-year-old, nationally known award-winning director and playwright will be the fourth artistic director of the Kansas City Repertory Theatre. He will be the youngest director in the theater's...
August 8-14, 2008
As part of a special section on health care, this article summarizes resurgence on Hospital Hill as the institutions there all undertake expansion and improvement projects. Included map "Hospital Hill...
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