MU Professor Wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry

It was a day to remember in Tiger Town. Yesterday, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced that George Smith, MU Curators Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences, had won the 2018 Nobel Prize in chemistry. He is the first… more

Name in the News: Who Was Robert Plaster?

During the last week, two local universities have reminded Kansas City of Robert W. Plaster’s commitment to helping students. Park University announced on Sept. 18 that three donations would launch the construction of a new business school, set to be… more

UMKC Breaks Ground on Engineering Building

A couple of weeks ago, new chancellor Mauli Agrawal spoke at a meeting of regional business executives, and recounted a conversation he'd had earlier this summer, just after arriving at UMKC. How, he asked of Kevin Truman, dean of the… more

The 2018 Ingram’s 250

Before you can compile a roster of the most influential business executives in a market of nearly 3 million people, you first must define what it means to have influence as an executive, what it means to wield that power,… more

Donations Set New Business School Building in Motion at Park

Three donations from area foundations, totaling $1.8 million, will go toward construction of a new home for the school of business at Park University, the university announced today. Leading the way was the Overland Park-based Sunderland Foundation with a $1… more

Chamber Modifies Big 5 Vision for UMKC

Some long-held civic dreams were dashed earlier this month with the University of Missouri-Kansas City's decision to abandon plans to move its Conservatory of Music and Dance to a Downtown location, leveraging the assets of a world-class performing arts center… more

Kauffman Affiliate, UMKC Launching Start-Up Networking Forum

Entrepreneur Business Basics, a Kauffman Foundation affiliate, will unveil a new piece of the support ecosystem for entrepreneurs this week, in partnership with the Block School of Management at UMKC. The organization announced today that it would launch Kansas City’s… more

Forbes: Lawrence is the Best Place to Retire in Kansas

What does Lawrence offer retirees that other cities do not?  Forbes has released its 2018 rankings of the best places to retire in each state. While Columbia takes the title in Missouri, Lawrence is ranked No. 1 in Kansas. Lindsey… more

Teachers Turn Out in Force for STEM Summit

Viewed through a lens of work-force development and regional economic growth, the numbers are sobering: By some counts, nearly 7,700 jobs in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math are available annually in Kansas City—yet employers are able to… more

No Place Like Home . . .

Universities compete for students on a lot of levels, from curriculum to research interests to distinguished faculty and social-life options. But one aspect that rarely seems to shed its competitive zeal is student housing.  That’s a good thing for students… more