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May 2016

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Nursing capacity

Nursing capacity

A $2 million gift from Michael and Millie Brown and a $1 million gift from Richard Miller will support construction of a new academic building that will enable MU to educate 25 percent more nursing students. Above, the Browns greet Professor Emeritus Verna Rhodes, left, who taught Millie at Mizzou.

Mizzou News
Teaching honors International chemist

Teaching honors

Five outstanding faculty received the 2016 William T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence and a $10,000 stipend. Above, interim Chancellor Hank Foley congratulates clinical law Professor Mary Beck during a surprise classroom visit.

International chemist

Professor Arthur Suits and his team joined MU’s Department of Chemistry this semester. Their research in atmospheric chemistry, astrochemistry and combustion could lead to cleaner and more efficient engines and energy use.

Student kudos Lasting legacy

Student kudos

MU students win national honors. Recently, Maria Kalaitzandonakes, above, was one of only 54 students across the country selected for a prestigious $30,000 Truman Scholarship. And, Traci Howells was named 2015 Air Force Military Writer of the Year.

Lasting legacy

Mizzou’s first historically black fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha, celebrated a half century on campus in March. Above, members hold an induction ceremony for new brothers.

Alumni News
Progress continues Tiger tales

Progress continues

Although there’s work to be done, Columbia Missourian reporters found positive examples of racial interaction and cultural inclusivity throughout Columbia.

Tiger tales

The Mizzou Alumni Association wants to hear your stories. We hope new graduates will share how it feels to finish their degrees. For alumni, please post your own graduation memories.

Service stars Tiger trivia

Service stars

Volunteers did everything from working in local community gardens to cleaning streams during the association’s first Mizzou Day of Service in April.

Tiger trivia

How did MU fund the construction of Memorial Gateway at Elm and Eighth streets? Submit your answer by June 1 for a chance to win a $25 gift card to the Tiger Team Store.


Sports News
Football horizon Olympics bound

Football on the horizon

Mizzou fans got a first look at Coach Barry Odom’s football team at the annual Black and Gold spring game. View video highlights. And, a trio of Tiger standouts saw their professional dreams come true when they heard their names called in the 2016 NFL draft.

Olympics bound

Wrestler J’den Cox will represent Team USA in Rio after winning the World Qualifying Tournament in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Cox will be the second wrestler in program history to compete in the Olympics.

Did you Know?

Investment blunders

Rui Yao, an associate professor of personal financial planning at MU, has found that overconfidence in the stock market can lead to investment mistakes and losses.

Wage gap

The Women’s Foundation released guidelines on best practices employers can adopt to achieve pay equity for women. Their recommendations are based on research conducted by MU’s Institute of Public Policy. Hear radio discussion.


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