Keynote speakers include Catherine Bertini, Roger Thurow and Nick Droege.
Chancellor Emeritus Brady Deaton: “Leaders need support and teamwork if we expect good judgments to be made. Interim appointments can provide sound leadership and be effectively managed at all levels.”
The institute invited 14 speakers to give presentations ranging from coffee production to Ebola.
Organizations such as UFWH are focused on recruiting undergraduate students for their cause.
Deaton said increased student and university involvement are key to addressing hunger and malnutrition worldwide.
Deaton Institute hopes to work with faculty and students from MU and other UM System universities.
“I think this is a testament to how many people’s lives you touched, and how many more you will,” Missouri Students Association President Nick Droege said to the chancellor.
After 24 years as a university faculty member, the chancellor will retire Friday.
The university plans to add 300 physicians and 3,500 jobs to the workplace.
Deaton said the university spends its own resources to provide $55 million annually in work support to MU students.
The new institute will focus on food security and social and economic well-being.
Deaton will announce a new initiative at Friday's Board of Curators meeting.
The meeting featured presentations on global efforts to combat food insecurity.
Money will go towards new golf clubhouse, renovations to Memorial Stadium
The money will go toward a new golf clubhouse and renovations to Memorial Stadium
MU’s leadership is not properly encouraging increased citations, professor Stephen Montgomery-Smith said.
Faculty Council discusses changes to the UM Press as it moves to MU.
The school will officially become a member in July of next year.
With the SEC seemingly in mind, MU is preparing to cut ties with its current conference.
The MU Board of Curators declined to pledge loyalty to the Big 12 as Deaton stepped down as conference chairman.