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April 2014

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Beacon of hope

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Beacon of hope

MU’s Ellis Fischel Cancer Center is the first academic health center to join the renowned MD Anderson Cancer Network as a certified member. Medical Director Paul Dale, above, called the affiliation a “beacon of hope” for Missouri patients, who will benefit from Anderson’s experts, treatment regimens and best practices. Watch March 21 announcement, new ad and Ellis history.

Mizzou News
Science guys

Shane Epping photo

Detecting falls

Science guys

Science educator Bill Nye, Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin and Truman the Tiger straighten their bow ties before heading to Jesse Auditorium for Nye’s lecture during the campus Life Sciences and Society Symposium. Don’t miss photos from the Science Guy’s visit.

Detecting falls

Technology used in video games is making its way to hospital rooms, where MU researchers are studying new ways to prevent patient falls. The above infrared image produced with motion-capture technology shows a person on the floor after falling.

Soil quality

Kyle Spradley photo

High note

Katherine Shay photo

Soil quality

MU is working with DuPont and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to improve crop yields by developing more accurate soil mapping, precision agriculture sensors and better nitrogen application.

High note

Since 2000, MU has produced five of 14 national collegiate vocal champions of the Music Teachers National Association. December graduate Anna Bridgman is the latest to capture the prestigious singing title.

Alumni News
In the spirit Fresh faces

In the spirit

Christine Landrum, BS HE ’76, and Emily Arneson, BSN ’05, won awards for their accomplishments from the Griffiths Leadership Society for Women. A program of the Mizzou Alumni Association, the society promotes mentoring and networking among Mizzou alumnae and students.

Fresh faces

Mizzou alumni ranks are about to expand with a new crop of May graduates. Take a moment to enjoy tales from MU’s newest Tiger alumni, and then share your own story with the class of 2014.

Roar your ride Tiger trivia

Roar your ride

Did you know owners of Mizzou license plates drive an average 37 million miles every year? Imagine even more Tiger pride on the road. Make the switch and help support student scholarships.

Tiger trivia

KOMU-TV, MU’s commercial station and working lab for students, is one of how many university-owned network affiliates in the U.S.? Answer correctly for a chance to win a Mizzou carry-on luggage cover.


Sports News
National crown
New contract

Alex Scott photo

National crown

J’den Cox was crowned national champion in the 197-pound weight class at the NCAA Wrestling Championships March 22. Cox, who earned the wrestling program’s fifth title, is the university’s youngest national champion.

Popular Link

A former student-athlete with more than 20 years in MU’s athletic department, radio commentator Gary Link has experienced Tiger basketball in Brewer Fieldhouse, Hearnes and Mizzou Arena.

Mizzou Memories

Culinary cornerstones

The Stretch. Marty’s Wings. The Masterpiece. Columbia wouldn’t be Columbia without signature menu items from local institutions that have served generations of Tigers.

Luck of the Irish

Engineering students have celebrated Engineers’ Week since 1903. See historical photos from E-Week celebrations that honored St. Patrick and graduating seniors.

Boys of summer

MU’s 1954 NCAA champion baseball team celebrates the season’s 60th anniversary. It was Mizzou’s first national championship in a team sport.

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