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August 2014

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Climate highs and lows

Climate highs and lows

Researchers from Mizzou and eight other institutions will study the agricultural, ecological, economic and social effects of Missouri’s climate variability thanks to a $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation.


Mizzou News
Breathing again Engineering solutions

Breathing again

Meet Maggie, a paint filly who had a rare respiratory infection uncommon in foals. Luckily veterinarians and staff at the MU Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital
were able to use a novel treatment to save her life.

Engineering solutions

The online college directory WorldWideLearn.com recently named Mizzou’s Bioengineering Department one of “15 Environmental Programs That Just Might Save the World.”


Price of fame Plants can ‘hear’

Price of fame

Rewarding professional athletes with large contracts for their past performances could cause a decline in their productivity. See this and other stories in MU’s award-winning Illumination magazine.

Plants can ‘hear’

New MU research shows that some plants can hear their predators eating their leaves and respond by producing more defensive chemicals. See TIME story. Watch and listen to caterpillars munching on plants.


Alumni News
Traditions Plaza deadline Pet of the month

Traditions Plaza deadline

Order a paver on the university’s newest landmark by Aug. 14 to carve your name in MU history in time for Homecoming. Want to help decide which traditions are featured on the plaza? Take our survey.

Member perk

Why not take the entire family to the football season opener against South Dakota State? Mizzou Alumni Association members receive a 50 percent discount
on tickets.


Plan a road trip Mizzou IQ

Plan a road trip

Join Mizzou football fans on road trips to games and alumni association tailgates in South Carolina, Florida and Tennessee.

Tiger trivia

The historic MU campus is also a botanic garden. How many plants and trees are featured in the general landscape? Answer correctly for a chance to win a $25 Mizzou Store gift card.


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Sports News
Truman’s Terrace
Volleyball in Vietnam

Truman’s Terrace

Truman’s Terrace, a new tailgating area on the east side of Memorial Stadium, will provide football fans with a unique game day experience, including TV viewing, a social lounge, food and live music.

Volleyball in Vietnam

Junior middle blocker Lydia Ely, center, spent a month teaching volleyball at a camp for more than 100 children in rural Vietnam this summer. Ely was one of eight student-athletes who took part in the “Coach for College” program.


Tiger Pride

Sam’s courage

Former Mizzou football player Michael Sam received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award, which ESPN gives annually to recipients who best exhibit courage in the face of adversity. Sam thanked Coach Gary Pinkel and the Mizzou family in his acceptance speech.


New dean of medicine

Patrice Delafontaine, chief of cardiology at Tulane University in New Orleans, has been named the Hugh E. and Sarah D. Stephenson dean of the School of Medicine.


Mizzou spirit

Support Mizzou and get ready for fall by wearing black and gold on College Colors
Day Aug. 29.


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