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September 2014

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Mizzou’s big week

Mizzou’s big week

MU is inaugurating Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin and celebrating its 175th anniversary this week with a historic lighting of the Columns, diverse academic symposia, author Jon Meacham, primatologist Jane Goodall and a one-of-a-kind Marching Mizzou halftime show.

Mizzou News
Enrollment records Cancer research boost

Enrollment records

On the first day of the fall semester, Aug. 25, MU set multiple enrollment records with 34,935 total students and its highest number of international and minority students ever. The incoming freshman class of 6,546 students is Mizzou’s
highest-ability class.

Cancer research boost

MU alumnus Mark McAndrew, BS BA ’75, gave a $2.4 million gift to the School of Medicine to create an endowed chair in oncology in honor of his late Aunt Frances, who was a patient at Ellis Fischel
Cancer Center.

Price of fame Plants can ‘hear’

Virus breakthrough

MU researcher Shan-Lu Liu discovered that a protein that helps viruses like HIV and Ebola enter human cells also prevents them from being released from the cells. This finding could slow the production of
such viruses.


Biotech startup EternoGen, founded by MU Professor Sheila Grant, is preparing two collagen-based dermal fillers to treat facial wrinkles and revolutionize the aesthetic medicine market.

Alumni News
Pride and Passion Painting since 1927

Pride and Passion

MU’s newest landmark, Traditions Plaza, is the Mizzou Alumni Association’s fastest-ever fundraiser. More than $420,000 from 1,069 donors was raised during phase one. The phase two deadline is March 1, 2015.

Painting since 1927

A record crowd of about 650 students from the class of 2018 carried out a decades-old tradition of whitewashing the Rock “M” in the north end zone of Memorial Stadium.

We listened Mizzou IQ

We listened

Over 4,300 alumni, students, faculty, staff and Tiger fans voiced their choice for MU’s most famous traditions. Read
the results.

Mizzou IQ

Can you guess where this photo was taken? Submit your answer today for a chance to win a black and gold purse and hat.


Sports News
Lofty lair
Team schedules

Lofty lair

An expanded Memorial Stadium was unveiled in time for the Tiger’s kickoff game Aug. 30. Upgrades include the addition 1,200 outdoor premium seats
and 4,400 upper deck seats.

Team schedules

Did you know you can automatically download a favorite Tiger team’s schedule to your preferred calendar program, such as Google or Outlook?

Campus Life

Mizzou legacy

Mizzou family members reflect on the university’s proud history and 175-year staying power in a new five-minute video.

Constitutional traditions

MU recently unveiled the Kinder Forum on Constitutional Democracy, a new program and interdisciplinary minor that educate students about America’s founding principles.

Family portrait

We marked the university’s 175th anniversary by taking an ultra-high-resolution photo of the Mizzou family on Francis Quadrangle. See if you know anyone in the photo and share it with friends and family. Purchase a Mizzou portrait or Tiger Walk panorama.

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