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June 2016

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Technology transforms learning

Technology transforms learning

The College of Education received $15 million in grants and gifts to study the best ways to integrate new technologies into teacher instruction. MU is the only school in the country to receive three separate Investing in Innovation grants from the U.S. Department of Education.

Mizzou News
Joining elite company At the helm

Joining elite company

The Thompson Foundation, created by alumni William and Nancy Thompson, pledged $3 million to create a regenerative orthopaedics center that will be located in a new addition to the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute. The gift will help advance MU’s research on biological joint replacements.

At the helm

On Aug. 15, Marshall Stewart, director of college leadership and strategy in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University, will become MU’s new vice chancellor of extension and engagement.

View tiger prowl Grill with caution

View tiger prowl

Taylor Nicole Abbate and Debonie Renae take a selfie during Tiger Prowl when graduating seniors joyfully run through the Columns toward downtown Columbia to symbolize their status as Mizzou alumni. Readers also can see commencement photos and read reflections from new graduates.

Grill with caution

Wire barbecue brushes can cause serious injuries, according to a new study from the School of Medicine that identified more than 1,600 wire-bristle-related emergency room visits from 2002-14.

Alumni News
Dedicated standouts Picture perfect

Dedicated standouts

Meet the 12 recipients of the Mizzou Alumni Association’s 2016 Faculty-Alumni Awards. They will be honored officially this fall for their service to higher education.

Picture perfect

Share your favorite campus photos with more than 45,000 alumni. Submit your photos by July 15 to participate in the Mizzou Alumni Association’s member calendar photo contest.

Student-to-alumni transition Mizzou IQ

Student-to-alumni transition

Mizzou’s newest grads are asking not what the university can do for them, but what they can do for the university.

Mizzou IQ

Can you guess where this photo was taken? Submit your answer by July 1 for a chance to win a $50 gift card to the Tiger Team Store.

Sports News
Making history Olympics bound

Rhoades reflects

Athletics Director Mack Rhoades sat down with reporters to reflect on is first year at Mizzou and answer questions ranging from how the football team’s boycott affected the university to the future of the Hearnes Center.

Making history

Fourteen Mizzou track and field athletes set records and qualified for the NCAA Championship meet June 8-11. The U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association gave the men’s team a No. 9 national ranking, the highest in MU history.

Softball kudos Golden golfer

Softball kudos

On May 21, the softball team clinched their 11th all-time NCAA Regional title and eighth crown under head coach Ehren Earleywine May 21. The No. 15 Tigers ended the season against No. 2 Michigan in the NCAA Super Regional opener May 29.

Golden golfer

A force in the classroom and on the golf course, junior math major Euan Walker was named Southeastern Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year. The men’s and women’s golf teams will sharpen their games thanks to the new Robbins Family Short Range, dedicated in April.

Did You Know?

Capturing wasted energy

MU’s new internationally recognized physics researcher David Singh is converting waste heat from cars and combustion engines into electricity. His pioneering work ultimately will contribute to cleaner fuel consumption and more efficient automobiles.

Record-breaking success

A record 10 students and recent alumni were selected to receive merit-based grants from the U.S. Fulbright Program, a competitive international exchange program that supports education, teaching and research endeavors.

Discovery podcast

Mizzou has a new podcast. Eureka! explores real science, real discovery and real life at the university and around the world. The first three episodes cover AIDS, robots and food cravings.

Campus resource

Make the most of your next visit to campus and Columbia with MU’s new visitors guide.


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