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February 2016

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Bold new Mizzou

Bold new Mizzou

MU Interim Chancellor Hank Foley calls for a better, stronger, more adaptable university in his Jan. 27 State of the University Address. View video of his speech. Ten things you should know about last semester’s events.


Mizzou News
Musical gifts Nuclear breakthrough

Musical gifts

On Feb. 1, Jeanne Sinquefield, above, and husband, Rex, announced a $2 million gift over three years in support of the Mizzou New Music Initiative, which brings together an array of programs in music composition.

Nuclear breakthrough

Professor Silvia Jurisson and her team received a U.S. patent for a new delivery method that uses nuclear isotopes to target, diagnose and treat cancer.

Boosting services Disaster videos

Boosting services

Gov. Jay Nixon’s budget plan includes $5 million to expand the MU Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders. The investment would help more children receive early diagnosis and treatment like Blake Hinkel, left, with his brother Jackson.

Disaster videos

MU’s Disaster and Community Crisis Center recently released animated, online disaster preparedness videos that will aid teachers and counselors in preparing school-aged children for emergencies and natural disasters.

Corporate governance Atypical Angus

Corporate governance

In a new study, business scholar Adam Yore found that mandatory retirement policies for CEOs may not be an effective solution for every company. Accumulated job experience can improve performance and counter age-related declines.

Atypical Angus

An accident left Charlie, the calf, with a crooked leg and few options. But staff at the MU Forage Systems Research Center helped find him a home with Nicole Gaudet and husband, Lonnie, a veteran who lost his leg in Afghanistan.

Alumni News
Making Mizzou stronger Geyer honorees

Family matters

The Mizzou Alumni Association is helping the Mizzou family move forward after recent campus unrest. We need your support. Learn how you can help affect change for a stronger Mizzou.

Geyer honorees

The alumni association recognizes Sen. Ron Richard, left, and Warren K. Erdman, right, winners of the 2015 Henry S. Geyer Award for public officials and citizens who have made a difference for higher education and Mizzou.

Birthday bonus Mizzou IQ

Birthday bonus

Alumni association members with generations of Mizzou Tigers can enroll their children or grandchildren in a free legacy birthday club that includes annual cards, a Tiger in Training book and other gifts.

Mizzou IQ

Can you guess where this photo was taken? Submit your answer by March 1 for a chance to win a $25 gift card to the Tiger Team Store.

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Sports News
Hall of fame class Football recruits

Hall of fame class

The 2015 class of six notable former student-athletes, including gymnast Sarah Shire, will join fellow inductees in the MU Athletics Hall of Fame Feb. 26.

Football recruits

Twenty standouts representing nine states signed their names to National Letters of Intent Feb. 3 to attend and play football at Mizzou under head Coach Barry Odom, left. See Odom’s interview.

One to watch Wrestling rankings

One to watch

Sophomore pitcher Tanner Houck earned USA Baseball's International Performance of the Year award for his efforts in a combined no-hitter against Cuba.

Wrestling rankings

Nine Mizzou wrestlers were included in the NCAA Wrestling Coaches' Panel rankings, which help determine qualifiers for the Division I wrestling championships in March.

Global Distinction

Top scientist

MU Professor Kattesh Katti was named India’s 2016 Person of the Year in Science by Vijayavani, the leading daily newspaper in the Indian state of Karnataka. Katti conducts breakthrough research in nanomedicine and green nanotechnology.


Worldly scholar

After graduating in May, Anurag Chandran will participate in the Schwarzman Scholars Program at Tsinghua University, where he will learn about China’s role in global trends. Chandran was one of only 111 students out of 3,000 candidates chosen to participate.


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