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Scientific society elects three MU faculty for their 'distinguished' research

Scientific society elects three MU faculty for their 'distinguished' research

By Jackson Kinkead | Dec. 8, 2016

The honorees’ work covers a range of areas from plant genetics to specialized cardiology.

Faculty expresses discontent over job security, management of funds

By Brendan Crowley | Oct. 26, 2016

The Faculty Council chairman said MU will see increased agitation for labor rights if faculty concerns are not addressed.

Faculty appointed to serve in the Office of the Provost

By Ayesha Vishnani | Sept. 19, 2016

The faculty fellows will work in three roles: faculty development, academic programs and academic personnel.

Faculty, staff and graduate students protest retiree health insurance changes

Faculty, staff and graduate students protest retiree health insurance changes

By Claire Mitzel | May 10, 2016

Associate professor of religious studies Rabia Gregory: “It’s important to stand with everyone on campus who keeps getting wronged by the Board of Curators and administration. All of us need to stand together. Injustice to one of us is injustice to all of

Administrators talk diversity and budget during spring faculty meeting

Administrators talk diversity and budget during spring faculty meeting

By Claire Mitzel | March 24, 2016

Interim Chancellor Hank Foley said at least 600 of the projected 1,500 fewer students for fall 2016 can be attributed to the events of last fall.

Concerned Student 1950 hopes targeted hiring would increase mentorship

Concerned Student 1950 hopes targeted hiring would increase mentorship

By Thomas Oide | March 15, 2016

Concerned Student 1950 member Maxwell Little: “We have to understand that this is mid-Missouri. This is ‘Little Dixie.’ So the first thing we have to do is eradicate that stigma of being ‘Little Dixie.’ That’s where you start at.”

UPDATED: Curators reject Click’s appeal of her termination

UPDATED: Curators reject Click’s appeal of her termination

By Taylor Blatchford | March 15, 2016 | Updated March 16, 2016 at 7:18 p.m.

Melissa Click: “I do appreciate the seriousness of this situation. I can, however, maintain that appreciation while expecting the University of Missouri to treat me fairly… and comply with the terms of the Rules and Regulations that govern my employment."

Board of Curators strays from faculty review process in Click firing decision

By Alyssa Bessasparis | March 5, 2016

In the absence of members of the MU community taking action, the Board of Curators felt it needed to do its own investigation, communication department Chairman Mitchell McKinney said.

Concerned Faculty cancels class

By Hailey Stolze | Nov. 9, 2015

Faculty in support of Concerned Student 1950 are cancelling classes Monday and Tuesday to hold a “teach in.”

In Print: English department vote highlights faculty dissatisfaction

By Katherine Knott | Nov. 5, 2015

The English department took the vote Tuesday.

In Print: ‘Perspectives on Zionism’ class canceled due to no enrollment

By Katie Pohlman | July 8, 2015

The class was opposed by student and community Jewish groups.

In Print: Race relations committee preps for fall semester

By Elizabeth Loutfi | July 8, 2015

The committee was conceived in January in response to student leaders’ Call for Action regarding campus climate and race relations.

Former UM President remembered at ceremony

Former UM President remembered at ceremony

By Elizabeth Loutfi | June 25, 2015

Floyd was the only system president to tour the campus in a wheelchair.

In Print: MAA student programs coordinator receives Outstanding Advisor award

By Emma Diltz | April 28, 2015

As a MU as a hospitality management major in 2007, Friend became a member of True Tigers and the Alumni Association Student Board.

In Print: Stigma against boasting might limit MU faculty success

By Quinn Malloy | April 21, 2015

Faculty say the “culture of modesty” limits potential to win awards.

In Print: As 110 faculty retire, MU administration sees opportunity

By Quinn Malloy | April 8, 2015

“This is a truly extraordinary opportunity for the university,” Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin said.

Editorial: Faculty buyout is an opportunity but also a danger

The retirement of 110 tenured faculty provides MU a rare opportunity to rethink diversity and its priorities during the hiring process.

Carrie Duncan digs through history in the Middle East

In Print: Carrie Duncan digs through history in the Middle East

By Jared Kaufman | April 7, 2015

The religious studies professor brings students to Jordan every other year to learn hands-on about archaeology and the Middle East.

Loftin discusses challenges to campus climate, faculty retention

By Quinn Malloy | March 18, 2015

He said reactive measures are necessary in some cases, but the administration is taking some proactive steps as well.

In Print: Faculty committee finds large differences in raise distribution across campus

By Taylor Blatchford | March 18, 2015

A council survey found faculty, on average, believe the raise process isn’t fair and does not improve faculty morale.

Paola Savvidou tours the world with music

In Print: Paola Savvidou tours the world with music

By Dun Li | March 17, 2015

From Cyprus to Missouri, Savvidou has a life-long commitment and passion for music.

Vom Saal explores ‘Wild West’ of consumer chemicals

In Print: Vom Saal explores ‘Wild West’ of consumer chemicals

By Hannah Black | March 17, 2015

Vom Saal has experienced harassment by chemical companies for his research into BPA.

In Print: Linda Godwin reflects on former career as an astronaut​

By Stevie Myers | March 10, 2015

During her career with NASA, Godwin participated in four different missions into space.

In Print: Craft Studio coordinator Kelsey Hammond embraces body image

By Emma Diltz | Feb. 24, 2015

Kelsey Hammond is also organizing the 2015 Women in the Arts gallery at the Craft Studio.

MU team makes reality of Missouri food insecurity ‘easy to digest’

In Print: MU team makes reality of Missouri food insecurity ‘easy to digest’

By Hannah Black | Feb. 24, 2015

Researchers hope the data presented in the book will be a tool for policymakers.

Journalism advisor owns his identity

In Print: Journalism advisor owns his identity

By Stevie Myers | Jan. 27, 2015

Wallace, an advisor in the School of Journalism, began identifying as transgender around age 27.

Be The Change Volunteers uses education to change lives

Be The Change Volunteers uses education to change lives

By Stevie Myers | Dec. 12, 2014

Cook said his goal is to build 100 schools in his lifetime.

In Print: English professor Šukys writes ‘dialogues with the dead’

By Taylor Ysteboe | Oct. 7, 2014

By writing and traveling, professor and writer Julija Šukys seeks to connect the past with the present.

In Print: Professor Michael Budds inducted to Missouri Music Hall of Fame

By Marilyn Haigh | Sept. 30, 2014

Budds has been a professor at MU for 32 years.

Trudy Lewis to publish novel, “The Empire Rolls”

In Print: Trudy Lewis to publish novel, “The Empire Rolls”

By Stevie Myers | Sept. 30, 2014

A book launch for “The Empire Rolls” will be held in November.

Religious studies professor Rabia Gregory documents kindness

In Print: Religious studies professor Rabia Gregory documents kindness

By Emma Diltz | Sept. 16, 2014

The Tumblr blog, Academic Kindness, has been managed by Gregory for nearly a year.

In Print: Marty Steffens receives Distinguished Alumni Award from Indiana University

By Stevie Myers | Sept. 9, 2014

Steffens, who earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana in 1978, is one of six journalism alumni to receive the award this year.

In Print: Gavin King receives Innovation Award for building first 3-D force microscope

By Stevie Myers | Sept. 2, 2014

King’s interest in science stemmed from tinkering with toys as a child.

In Print: Professor, astronaut Nagel remembered for optimism, approachability

By Lydia Birt | Sept. 2, 2014

Nagel passed away Aug. 21 from skin cancer.

MU staff completes ‘ice bucket challenge’

By Alease Lee | Aug. 26, 2014

Vice Chancellor Cathy Scroggs and others completed the challenge to raise awareness for ALS.

MU faculty receives Kemper Fellowships for excellence

In Print: MU faculty receives Kemper Fellowships for excellence

By Andrew Beasley | April 5, 2013

One award remains to be given to a yet announced recipient.

Faculty Council debates non-tenure track faculty designation

In Print: Faculty Council debates non-tenure track faculty designation

By Jack Howland | Nov. 9, 2012

The proposal involved the definition of faculty and the voting rights of non-tenure track staff.

MU professor LeFevre named to prestigious Institute of Medicine

In Print: MU professor LeFevre named to prestigious Institute of Medicine

By Ian Servantes | Oct. 25, 2011

His work has shown negative effects of having prostate-specific antigen-based screenings for prostate cancer.

In Print: Former NASA astronauts teach astronomy, engineering at MU

By Caitlin Holland | Sept. 16, 2011

MU graduate Linda Godwin and her husband Steven Nagel integrate their space exploration experience in teaching.

In Print: Nancy West chosen as next Honors College director

By Katie Yaeger | Aug. 26, 2011

West will begin her position this semester.

Search begins for Honors College director replacement

By Katie Yaeger | July 12, 2011

A committee is now reviewing five internal applications for the position.

In Print: Celebration of Teaching Excellence honors outstanding professors

By Turner Johnson | May 18, 2011

MU held a reception for professors who wrote books this year and two nominees for the Professor of the Year award.

Peace Studies director John Galliher to leave MU

In Print: Peace Studies director John Galliher to leave MU

By Brandon Grammer | May 6, 2011

A retirement ceremony was held Thursday in the Reynolds Alumni Center.

Editorial: Same-sex partner benefits are more than optional

Debate about the need for domestic partnership benefits for UM System employees is nothing new. The matter has been discussed for years here at MU, both at the student level and among faculty, and the implementation of such benefits at other universities has been on the rise. A petition in ...

In Print: Faculty push to make grievance policy official

By Megan Hager | April 19, 2011

The pilot program has been in place since 2008.

Faculty review diversity course requirement, grievance policy

Faculty review diversity course requirement, grievance policy

By Jimmy Hibsch | April 19, 2011

Chancellor Brady Deaton and Budget Director Tim Rooney said faculty salaries were their "No. 1 priority."

Three professors receive $10,000 surprise

In Print: Three professors receive $10,000 surprise

By Teddy Nykiel | April 5, 2011

Two more professors will receive awards later this week.

In Print: MU's professors break national salary trends

By Abigail Geiger | March 11, 2011

MU medical professors make up 19 of top 20 professors salaries.

In Print: Faculty to decide how snow days are made up

By Stephanie Ebbs | Feb. 8, 2011

Faculty Council Chairwoman Leona Rubin says graduation dates will not change.

Textbook adoption rates at 65 percent for spring semester

In Print: Textbook adoption rates at 65 percent for spring semester

By Megan Hager | Dec. 10, 2010

MU ranks no. 1 in terms of used book sales.

Editorial: Textbook adoption rates decrease is concerning

We’ve all been there: venturing out in the blistering cold and trekking to the bookstore tents to sell our semester’s used (if at all) textbooks for a fraction of the price we bought them. Needless to say, it isn’t a generally pleasant experience, especially when one finds ...

In Print: AAUP says MU administration, not programs, should be cut

By Caitlin Swieca | Nov. 30, 2010

The organization of professors points to chronic underfunding from the state as the core of the problem.

Engineering professor accused of discrimination, suspended

By Jimmy Hibsch | Nov. 22, 2010

Three Asian female students filed gender and race discrimination complaints.

Faculty Council amends rules on academic renewal, withdrawal policy

By Stephanie Ebbs | Nov. 20, 2010

For the first time in weeks, possible cuts to 'low-producing' programs wasn't on the agenda.

Talks of ‘low-producing’ programs facing cuts continue through Thanksgiving Break

By Stephanie Ebbs | Nov. 20, 2010

Decisions on which programs will be cut must be made before December 31.

Chancellor hears concerns of 'low-producing' programs

Chancellor hears concerns of 'low-producing' programs

By Stephanie Ebbs | Nov. 13, 2010

Faculty and administration would prefer to define programs as "small" rather than "low-producing".

Retirement plans still up for debate for curators

In Print: Retirement plans still up for debate for curators

By Kaitlyn Gibson and Travis Cornejo | Nov. 2, 2010

The UM system Board of Curators will decide on a new employee benefits system in December.

In Print: UM system fills new position for creating employee benefit programs

By Kaitlyn Gibson | Oct. 26, 2010

Kelley Stuck will fill the position Nov. 1.

In Print: Journalism school gets fresh blood

By Megan Donohue | Oct. 22, 2010

The staff come from cities across the nation, including Chicago, St. Louis and New York.

Faculty members discuss curriculum, budget

By Zachary Murdock | Oct. 6, 2010

The MU budget will require tuition increases across the board.

In Print: Professors' donations trend Democratic

By Allison Prang | Oct. 1, 2010

In 2009-10, 36 MU employees donated to Democratic candidates and one donated to Republicans.

In Print: Biological Sciences professor wins $100,000 award for research

By Allison Prang | Sept. 24, 2010

He was one of 10 recipients and the first at MU.

In Print: Fewer professors earning tenure

By Abby Spudich | Sept. 21, 2010

Economic turmoil could contribute to the decline in tenured professors.

In Print: MU hires record-breaking number of minority faculty

By Zachary Murdock | Sept. 10, 2010

15 new underrepresented minority faculty members join MU staff this semester.

Faculty social welcomes two new professors

Faculty social welcomes two new professors

By Garrett Richie | Sept. 10, 2010

The event marked the 30th anniversary of the Women's and Gender Studies department.

On Campus: Texas A&M System to pay faculty based on performance

Posted to On Campus by Leah Hurt on Sept. 3, 2010 at 11:58 a.m.

The Texas A&M University System plans to make some changes to the way its professors are paid, according to a report from the Bryan-College Station Eagle. Using a cost-benefit analysis of their work, each faculty member is evaluated in three areas: salary, how much external research funding they received ...

In Print: Concern heightens for lack of faculty pay increases

By Jared Grafman | July 7, 2010

2010-11 will be the third consecutive year without salary increases for faculty.

Live blog: June 2010 Board of Curators meeting: Forsee, curators remain tight-lipped on conference realignment

Posted to Live blog: June 2010 Board of Curators meeting by Travis Cornejo on June 11, 2010 at 10:27 a.m.

UM system President Gary Forsee and Board of Curators Chairwoman Judith Haggard addressed conference realignment concerns at a news conference Friday after the curators' public meeting. Haggard said there has been no update in Big 10 discussions since Thursday. “Our people are doing their very best to represent the university ...

Live blog: June 2010 Board of Curators meeting: Curators pass 2011 budget without increases for faculty salaries

Posted to Live blog: June 2010 Board of Curators meeting by Zach Toombs on June 11, 2010 at 9:34 a.m.

UM system faculty and staff will have to wait another year for increases in compensation. The Board of Curators passed the fiscal year 2011 budget, which lacks an increase in funding for faculty and staff salaries, with little discussion Friday morning. This will be the third consecutive year without increases ...

Live blog: June 2010 Board of Curators meeting: Forsee addresses budget cuts, faculty salaries

Posted to Live blog: June 2010 Board of Curators meeting by Zach Toombs on June 11, 2010 at 8:34 a.m.

The UM system has reduced spending by 10 percent in the last ten months, UM system President Gary Forsee said at the Board of Curators meeting Friday morning. Forsee said this shows significant progress for necessary cutbacks across the university. "After two years of developing processes on our campuses for ...

Live blog: June 2010 Board of Curators meeting: Curators discuss budget, faculty compensation for 2011, 2012

Posted to Live blog: June 2010 Board of Curators meeting by Zach Toombs on June 10, 2010 at 2:21 p.m.

The UM system Board of Curators debated asking the state to restore funding the university has lost in the last year due to cuts to Missouri's higher education budget during its finance committee meeting today. Appropriations from the state requested by the university for fiscal year 2011 are 30 ...

MU faculty salaries rank below average

In Print: MU faculty salaries rank below average

By Jared Grafman | May 4, 2010

MU ranked seventh for salaries among other Big 12 schools.

Oprah gives MU professor a 'makeunder'

In Print: Oprah gives MU professor a 'makeunder'

By Jamie Hausman | Feb. 19, 2010

Cynthia Frisby said she would use the new look to self-evaluate.