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Feb. 22, 2018

MU study finds Instagram users are more likely to engage with social images than controversial images

The study finds that users prefer images that are simple and that serve as a medium for them to escape from negativity.

Feb. 20, 2018

Columbia City Council declares support for medical marijuana in Missouri

After voting unanimously in favor of a medical marijuana resolution, Columbia will begin lobbying with state legislators and supporting the New Approach Missouri initiative.

Feb. 17, 2018

MU Counseling Center hosts ‘Dating in the U.S.’ seminar to explain national dating customs

The seminar explained consent, dating vocabulary, websites used to meet people and what a “successful” date looks like.

Feb. 16, 2018

MU task force recommends inactivation, consolidation and investment for academic programs

After the first stage of academic review, the MU task force on Academic Program Analysis, Enhancement and Opportunities released its final recommendations for program changes to the provost.

Feb. 14, 2018

2018 Renewable Energy Report shows Columbia Water & Light meeting renewable energy goals

The renewable energy goals were established by a 2004 mandate that limits cost increases due to renewable source usage to 3 percent.

Feb. 13, 2018

Students’ business turns video games into tool for youth development

The program plans to put on six weeks of summer camps and a live eSports event.

Feb. 11, 2018

Free tax prep services offered to students, faculty and community members by MU Extension

The sites allow student volunteers to prepare tax return forms for free for students, faculty and community members.

Feb. 09, 2018

Provost search committee hosts public forum for undergraduate students

The search committee, consisting of 21 students, staff and faculty members, is projected to identify final candidates by May.

Feb. 06, 2018

MU professor’s research leads to discoveries in the prevention of disease spread by mosquitoes

Susanta Behura and his colleagues speculate that the disease can be prevented if mosquitoes’ receptors are manipulated.

Feb. 06, 2018

UM System Board of Curators discusses tuition, housing at February meeting

New Hall was officially named in honor of African-American journalist Lucile Bluford.

Jan. 31, 2018

MU’s Rural Track Pipeline Program places focus on expanding rural health care

The program tackles misconceptions students may have by exposing them to practicing in rural environments, all while benefiting the community.

Jan. 30, 2018

“Celebration of leadership” held for Provost Garnett Stokes before she takes presidency at University of New Mexico

Stokes will take office for her new position in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on March 1.

Jan. 30, 2018

State lawmaker pushes for mandatory civics test before graduation

The bill would go into effect in August 2018.

Jan. 30, 2018

MU professor creates online program to enhance social skills among children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder

Former classroom curriculum has been transformed into an online virtual world where peers interact as avatars.

Jan. 23, 2018

Survey reports recent MU graduate success in career outcomes

The survey gathered data from almost 76 percent of alumni from the fall 2016, spring 2017 and summer 2017 graduating classes.

Jan. 23, 2018

Siren system proposal earns engineering student group third place at national competition

The Traffic Control Device Challenge issued students the challenge to create a unique and feasible system to prevent wrong-way drivers.

Jan. 23, 2018

Open forum hosted by provost search committee focuses on necessary experience, leadership qualities

The search committee consists of 21 students, deans, faculty and staff members and will meet regularly before selecting candidates.

Dec. 14, 2017

UM System Board of Curators discusses plans for the new year at December meeting

The board discussed the naming of New Hall, an MU residence hall, after black journalist Lucile Bluford, who was denied entrance to the journalism school based on her race.

Dec. 14, 2017

“Thrifty budget” reduces overall MU law school debt by $25,000 since 2014

The financial aid office works with students on reducing living expenses with hopes that they graduate with significantly less debt.

Dec. 12, 2017

Showcase features students’ original garments and wearable art

The Student Apparel Design Showcase was MU’s first to include work from students in each of the creative textiles classes along with intermediate and advanced fiber art.

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