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February 2015

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iPhone anxiety

iPhone anxiety

MU researchers have found that serious psychological and physiological effects can occur when iPhone users are separated from their cell phones.

Mizzou News
Early detection Boosting morale

Early detection

A new MU study led by Ye Duan in computer science and Judith Miles in child health genetics, above, has found that 3-D facial imaging could help detect autism in children sooner. See video.

Boosting morale

Meet Booster, a photogenic 10-year-old Labrador retriever who helped his owner battle post-traumatic stress disorder. MU’s veterinary staff recently treated the beloved service dog for Rocky Mountain spotted fever.

Jones Hall memories Hearing again

Jones Hall memories

From housemothers to elevator glitches, see what a few of the 20,000 Mizzou students who once lived in Jones Hall recall about their old home. Jones and the Pavilion at Dobbs will be demolished later this year.

Hearing again

Kari Lane, assistant professor of nursing, has developed an intervention that helps older adults gradually increase their hearing-aid use and satisfaction with the devices.
Last hurrah

Mizzou’s yearlong 175th anniversary ends Feb. 11; see the top-12 ways we celebrated. Share your favorite memory from our landmark birthday for a chance to win a $175 gift card from The Mizzou Store. Looking forward to 200!

Alumni News
Leave your mark Mizzou from you

Leave your mark

More than 1,500 donors marked their names in MU history as part of the dedication of Traditions Plaza, the newest campus landmark. Add your personalized paver before March 1.

Mizzou from you

Explore our collection of Mizzou photos from Tigers on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Flickr. Share your own photos by using #Mizzou or #MizzouAlumni.

Mizzou IQ Travel with Tigers

Mizzou IQ

Why did Thomas Jefferson’s heirs decide to give his original tombstone to MU? Submit your answer for a chance to win a $25 gift card to The Mizzou Store.

Travel with Tigers

Winter doldrums got you down? Plan a getaway vacation with Mizzou alumni on a Tourin’ Tigers adventure.


Sports News
Farewell, Alden Winning streak

New post for Alden

On Jan. 29, Athletic Director Mike Alden announced that he will resign at the end of Aug. Alden, who has served in this position for 17 years, plans to join the College of Education faculty. Watch his press conference.

Winning streak

Wrestler J’den Cox has the longest winning streak in the NCAA with 44 consecutive wins. See photo galleries of Mizzou’s No. 2 ranked wrestling team in action.

Clark goes pro
McGuire honored

Clark goes pro

KC Kansas City drafted former midfielder Kaysie Clark in the fourth round of the National Women’s Soccer League. Clark was the third Tiger in program history to make an All-Region first team.

Cheers to Chievous

All-time leading scorer Derrick Chievous has been named to the latest class of Allstate® SEC Basketball Legends. Chievous led the Tigers to 1987 regular-season and postseason tournament championships.

Did You Know?

Girl power

MU Professor David Geary and researchers from the University of Glasgow found that girls outperform boys in educational achievement in 70 percent of the countries they studied, including those with low gender equality ratings.

Respect autonomy

Mothers who support their children’s need for autonomy tend to be viewed more positively by their children, according to Jean Ispa, a professor in the College of Human Environmental Sciences.

Community engagement

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching recently reclassified MU as a “Community-Engaged campus” for its partnerships with communities statewide, nationally and globally.


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