Links for science geeks & other academics
I am associated with several schools,
programs, and departments. If you crave more information about these entities:
· University of
Kansas Medical Center
Mental Retardation & Human Development Research Center
of Health Professions
of Occupational Therapy Education
· School of Medicine
of Molecular & Integrative Physiology
· Department of
You can find out more about my research.
I have prepared a series
of Guides for
facilitating scholarly communication as part of a required graduate
seminar I teach in our Interdisciplinary
Program in Biological Sciences; feel free to browse and to pass the
address for these materials onto others who might be interested:
All work and no play . . .
Kansas City & its environs (local events, news … and opinions)
A site offering quite an extensive listing of events, activities, and
services available in the Kansas City area
Stop by the headquarters of Hallmark,
the greeting card company! You should visit their museum in person (it's nearby
the Crown Center shopping district), but you also can send an electronic
greeting from your computer!
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
supports individuals to attain economic independence by advancing educational
achievement and entrepreneurial success.
Have a kid or two hanging around the house? Worse yet, are you visiting the
city and those kids are hanging around the hotel room? You have my sympathy!
Here are a few thoughts:
- Kaleidoscope is a free
hands-on art center for children, sponsored by Hallmark Cards.
- The Moon Marble Company of Bonner
Springs - watch marbles be made by hand (call first - they don't do it
every day), find that perfect marble you've always wanted (they have
millions!), or shop for traditional and vintage toys.
- Science City is located in the newly-restored Union Station building, along with a
variety of restaurants and shops.
- One cool
museum! Visit the Treasures of the Steamboat
Arabia. A great place to take your kids ... and your parents!
- The Kansas City Zoo rates high on our
list! Accessible, lots to do, an IMAX theater, and some really unusual
activities (overnight camping at the zoo!) for everyone to enjoy.
- The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art - The Rozzelle Court Restaurant serves a nice lunch Tuesdays
- Sunday's, and dinner on Fridays - often with live jazz!
- The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
-and then perhaps the Cafe' Sebastienne for
- The Airline History Museum - Save a
- The Toy and Miniature Museum -
antique dolls, doll houses, cast iron toys, and scale miniatures.
- The Kansas City Jewish museum.
- The Anita B. Gorman
Conservation Discovery Center – a family and environmentally friendly
facility highlights wetlands and wildlife with 10 acres of gardens and
free weekend programs for children
- The Liberty Memorial Museum of World War I
- The American Jazz
Museum – located at the famous 18th & Vine intersection in KC, MO
- The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum – also
located at 18th & Vine.
- The Kansas Historical
markers - Too cool! Anyone who has attempted to follow a series of
historical plaques knows the frustration of finding most, but not all, of
the markers. Here is their text, so you can fill in those missing pieces!
- The Harry S. Truman Presidential Museum
- The Glore
Psychiatric Museum – Disclaimer! Some of this museum’s exhibits may not
be suitable for young children….
Many other Kansas museums can be found at the Kansas Museums webpage.
… and here’s a more extensive list of fun
things to do with kids in Kansas City.
Personal stuff . . .
I did my graduate work in one of the more beautiful places in North America.
See if you agree - check out the official tourism website for Nova Scotia, the City of Halifax web pages (also with
links to the many scenic and cultural sites surrounding the city) and the Dalhousie University home page. There also are
quite a few webcams with views
A particularly cool site,
especially for those in the north, is the Aurora borealis forecast
Last updated: June 2014