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November 2014

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Engineering boost

Engineering boost

The College of Engineering’s 120-year-old building, Lafferre Hall, will be repaired and renovated now that the Missouri Board of Public Buildings has approved $38.5 million in bond funds for the project. MU will begin fixing and updating 1935 and 1945 sections of the building early next year. See building’s history.


Mizzou News
Receipt caution Champion breakfast

Receipt caution

MU researchers have found that using skin care products or hand sanitizers before touching thermal paper cash register receipts can cause rapid increases of Bisphenol A (BPA) exposure that could adversely affect a person’s health. See TIME story.

Champion breakfast

MU Professor Heather Leidy has found that eating a high-protein breakfast increases dopamine levels in the brain, which prevents overeating.

Price of fame Math power

Homes for horses

Students like Kelsey Kelly who are part of MU’s Equine Program in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources not only prepare horses for auction, but develop marketing plans and sales portfolios.

Math power

MU education researchers will receive nearly $2.3 million from the National Science Foundation to study ways to improve elementary math instruction.

Alumni News
Newest landmark Happy Homecoming

Newest landmark

More than 700 people attended the Traditions Plaza dedication Oct. 24. Three marriage proposals have already occurred at the outdoor amphitheater located on Carnahan Quad in the heart of campus. The $1.5 million project is being funded by donor pavers; more than 1,500 were installed in time for the dedication.

Happy Homecoming

Thousands of students, alumni and community members enjoyed a perfect Homecoming weekend with spectacular weather, a nod to Mizzou’s founding families, service activities, a parade and more. See number of attendees, blood drive results and total food collected. MU’s next Homecoming is Oct. 9-10, 2015.

We listened MIZ-ZO BOO!

Tiger trivia

Which popular annual celebration did College of Engineering students introduce in 1903? Submit your answer for a chance to win the new coffee-table book Mizzou 175: The Remarkable Story of Missouri’s Flagship University from 1839-2014.

MIZ-ZO BOO!

Explore our ghoulish gallery of Mizzou-themed Halloween photos from alumni around the nation. Submit your own photo by noon Nov. 7 for a chance to win a $100 gift card to The Mizzou Store.

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Sports News
Beloved Tiger Beloved Tiger

Beloved Tiger

John Kadlec, known affectionately as “Mr. Mizzou” to Tiger fans, died Oct. 29. Kadlec earned that moniker because of his 50-plus years of dedication to MU as a football player, coach, administrator and broadcaster.

Baseball’s high praise

The baseball team’s 2014 freshmen class earned a pair of top-25 national rankings. Baseball America tabbed the class 12th in the nation while Perfect Game ranked the Tigers at No. 22.

SEC Nation
Future football

SEC Nation

On Nov. 1, cheerleaders, Golden Girls, members of Marching Mizzou and other enthusiastic Tigers gathered on Francis Quadrangle for a live broadcast of SEC Nation, an SEC Network pregame show featuring Tim Tebow, Marcus Spears and Paul Finebaum.

Future football

The SEC recently released Mizzou’s 2015 football schedule, which features a Thursday-night game against Mississippi State.

Did You Know?

Health care honors

A national study of academic medical centers ranks University of Missouri Health Care with top performers across the country for delivering high-quality health care.


Clothing care

MU researcher Pamela Norum has found that Americans ages 18-33 lack important clothing care skills, such as hemming, button repair and general laundry knowledge, which could be causing an increase in textile waste.


More radio

On Oct. 31, MU announced the purchase of 90.5 FM (KWWC-FM) from Stephens College, pending approval from the Federal Communications Commission. The purchase will expand programming and increase educational offerings for School of Journalism students.


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