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Nov. 08, 2017

Recent awards recognize MU’s sustainability and green energy efforts

The university ranks high in several national rankings and has made progress in solar and wind energy on campus.

Nov. 07, 2017

MU introduces ResLife initiative with reduced housing and dining costs

The initiative will result in a 3.5 percent cost reduction for the most common housing and dining plans.

Nov. 04, 2017

MU faculty release third edition of guidebook expanding on interventions for school children

The guidebook features 83 interventions to help students from preschool to high school.

MU professors’ startup creates product that whitens teeth with a smartphone

Novashine not only increases whitening efficacy but lessens sensitivity with an LED tray that lights up when plugged into a smartphone.

Nov. 03, 2017

Provost Stokes appointed president of University of New Mexico

Stokes accepted a five-year contract after a unanimous vote from UNM’s Board of Regents.

Nov. 02, 2017

Social work professors receive grant to research local youth development

The professors are partnering with Burrell Behavioral Health to help identify how to best solve youth health issues in Columbia.

Oct. 30, 2017

Panelists at law school’s free speech symposium share how they handled First Amendment controversies, conflicts

The symposium was held so that people working and learning at colleges can learn from one another’s experiences, Lyrissa Lidsky, dean of the MU School of Law, said.

Oct. 29, 2017

Study by MU professor finds communication benefits both men and women after miscarriage

Assistant professor Haley Horstman: “Opening the channels of communication is really important so that you can provide perspective and that you can provide support for your partner.”

Oct. 28, 2017

Third finalist for the dean of the College of Arts and Science visits campus

In addition to open forums, College of Arts and Science students will have the opportunity to give feedback on the candidates through an electronic survey.

Fourth and final College of Arts and Science dean candidate plans to advocate for inclusion on campus, increase funding for the college

Patricia Okker currently serves as the interim dean and said that, in that position, she learned about the inner workings of the college.

Oct. 26, 2017

New MUPD substation to allow more student accessibility to on-campus officers

The station will allow officers to be more visible and available for students, Dean of Students Jeff Zeilenga said.

MU alumna chosen as first Andrew and Peggy Cherng Distinguished Visiting Scholar

The Cherngs, MU alumni and founders of Panda Express, donated $1.5 million to the MU Honors College in April 2017.

Oct. 25, 2017

MU’s School of Social Work receives $1.8 million grant to support integrated behavioral studies

Grant training director Suzanne Cary: “It gives students so many more opportunities. It helps them seek out employment in the area of integrated behavioral health, so it helps them to find jobs and helps to train our proprietors through the whole state.”

Oct. 23, 2017

MU doctoral nursing student is first to become fellow of national academy before graduating

Sharon Van Wicklin has worked in perioperative nursing for 40 years and has been inducted to the American Academy of Nursing.

Oct. 22, 2017

Second candidate for Arts and Science dean position wants to raise MU enrollment, positive morale among staff

Jeffrey Roberts explained his past work to increase student and staff engagement at Purdue University, where he currently works as a chemistry professor.

Oct. 20, 2017

Nancy Goroff, finalist for dean of College of Arts and Science, meets with MU faculty and staff to learn more about campus, continue interview process

The second candidate for the position visited campus on Thursday, and the third and fourth will visit later this month.

Oct. 18, 2017

MUPD’s messaging system, MU Alert, aims to keep students updated and aware

MUPD Chief Doug Schwandt said that sending out each MU Alert emergency message is an individual decision.

MU project awarded $1.25 million grant to improve STEM literacy in middle schools

Biochemistry professor William Folk encourages students to take part in the five-year project.

Oct. 17, 2017

“Time to Listen” event fosters discussion regarding race and religion

The discussion focused in part on how those in power can help minorities.

MU estate planning program to benefit both law students and Boone County residents

The Mizzou Law Pro Bono Estate Planning Program will allow eight law students to give pro bono legal services to community members in need.

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