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October 2014

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Hidden treasures

Hidden treasures

MU is the first university selected for the “Hidden Treasure of Rome” project, which brings artifacts to U.S. universities for research and restoration. Above, Art and Archaeology doctoral student Johanna Hobratschk studies ceramics dating to the Roman Republic period (fifth to first centuries B.C.)


Mizzou News
Funding for the future Killing cancer

Funding for the future

Professor Randy Smith speaks with Steven L. Anderson, Donald W. Reynolds Foundation president, following a Sept. 19 announcement that the foundation is donating $10 million to the School of Journalism to help boost faculty salaries.

Killing cancer

MU researchers have discovered a molecule that signals bacteria to multiply also can be manipulated to prevent cancer cells from spreading. At left are non-treated cancer cells compared to those at right that died after treatment.


Price of fame Plants can ‘hear’

Obesity cure

Researcher Heather Leidy and Chef Lana Merrick are studying the impact of food choices at the MU Nutritional Center for Health (MUNCH). Food scientists, physicians, nutritionists, exercise specialists and others at the center are collaborating to find a cure for obesity.

Fanfare and pageantry

In September, Tigers celebrated Mizzou’s 175th anniversary in style, including lectures, the inauguration of Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin and a light show on Francis Quadrangle. Watch Mizzou light up the night. See Marching Mizzou’s special halftime show.


New mace tradition Painting since 1927

New mace tradition

Mizzou staff and students recently created a ceremonial mace in honor of the university’s 175th birthday. Funded by the Mizzou Alumni Association, the mace will be used at commencement ceremonies and other occasions.

Power of pets

Boas, rats and ghost shrimp are just some of the many pets living with MU students like Sarah Hooper, who holds parrot Gonzo. Meet companions of all kinds and learn about their quirky antics.


Alumni News
Homecoming details Painting since 1927

Homecoming details

The Mizzou Alumni Association and Homecoming Steering Committee are making the final preparations for MU’s 103rd Homecoming, “Celebrate Our Stripes,” Oct. 25.

Newest landmark

Join the Mizzou family at 3 p.m. Oct. 24 when the alumni association unveils Traditions Plaza, a gift to campus in honor of the175th anniversary. See construction updates.


We listened Mizzou IQ

Distinguished achievers

Meet this year’s 14 Faculty-Alumni Award recipients. Begun in 1968, the association-sponsored honor recognizes professional accomplishments and service to Mizzou.

Mizzou IQ

Can you guess where this photo was taken? 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.


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Sports News
Arena upgrades
Team schedules

Arena upgrades

MU announced a multimillion dollar renovation plan for Mizzou Arena that includes a new, state-of-the-art video board and upgrades to the team lounge, locker room and strength and conditioning facility.

English to the Bulls

Former Missouri Tiger Kim English was named to the Chicago Bulls’ training camp roster. English, who shows off his framed jersey at a February 2012 game, was part of the winningest class in MU history.


Did You Know?

Top honors

University Hospital’s Missouri Stroke Program received national recognition from the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association for rapid, quality care of stroke patients.


Mean girls

Researchers at MU have found an intervention method that effectively decreases gossiping, rumor spreading, exclusion and rejection among teen girls.


Mizzou must-reads

See a list of 175 influential books that professors recommend in honor of the university’s landmark anniversary.


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