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July 2014

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Spotlight on the arts

Spotlight on the arts

After renting the Missouri Theatre on Ninth Street for three years, MU has purchased the historic landmark, which will save an estimated $57.8 million in future construction costs. Before leasing the theater, MU struggled with a lack of facility space for the School of Music, the University Concert Series and the Missouri Students Association.

Mizzou News
Combatting cancer MU to Silicon Valley

Combatting cancer

MU Professor Salman Hyder has found that a drug initially developed to lower cholesterol not only halts the progression of breast cancer, but also kills cancerous cells.

MU to Silicon Valley

Three software applications, created by recent College of Engineering graduates in partnership with others on campus, have been in the media spotlight.

Stem cell therapies Increasing independence

Living in London

Students participating in the School of Journalism’s study abroad program share challenges of adjusting to life as Londoners. From left, Amanda LaBrot, Kelsey Taff and Christina Renfro tap their Oyster cards into the Gloucester Road Tube station.

Increasing independence

School of Health Professions Assistant Professor Nancy Cheak-Zamora received a $500,000 grant to continue her research on ways health care programs can help youth with autism spectrum disorders become independent adults.

Fundraising record

MU appreciates the generous support of alumni and friends who gave a record $164.5 million to the university during fiscal year 2013-14. Private investment changes students’ lives by funding new scholarships and academic programs; alleviates national and global challenges, such as obesity, by supporting research in MU laboratories; establishes cutting-edge learning environments; and builds MU’s endowment to provide resources for the future.

Alumni News
Alumni scholar Pet of the month

Alumni scholar

The Mizzou Alumni Association and its affiliated organizations provide more than $500,000 in scholarships. Meet Jarrod Tracy, an Endowment Scholar from Springfield, Mo., who is majoring in marketing.

Pet of the month

Adopted from Columbia Second Chance in 2006, Sadie lived with as many as 12 different families before moving in with her mom, Mizzou staffer Megan Boyer.

Atlanta pride Mizzou IQ

Atlanta pride

Chad Bozarth spreads Mizzou pride wherever he goes. When the Atlanta alumni chapter was struggling in 2012, Bozarth made it his mission to help revitalize it.

Tiger trivia

MU offers 317 degrees and certificates to help students reach their goals. How many schools and colleges does Mizzou have? Submit your answer for a chance to win a Mizzou-themed pet care kit.


Sports News
Volleyball standout
Football sportsmanship

Volleyball standout

Former Mizzou All-American setter and Southeastern Conference Player of the Year Molly Kreklow is a finalist for the 2014 NCAA Woman of the Year Award that will be presented Oct. 19 in Indianapolis.

Football sportsmanship

The SEC recognized the Mizzou Football program with a 2014 Sportsmanship Award for supporting teammate Michael Sam after he shared his sexual orientation with the team.

Pitching excellence Anderson one-on-one

Pitching excellence

Mizzou Softball incoming freshman Paige Lowary was named Gatorade Iowa Softball Player of the Year for the second consecutive year.

Anderson one-on-one

Watch men’s basketball Coach Kim Anderson discuss preparing for the upcoming season in an exclusive interview with the Mizzou Network.

Did You Know?

Business centennial

Mizzou’s business school began with a graduating class of 15 students and today, as the Trulaske College of Business, is home to 4,300 students in accountancy, finance, management and marketing programs ranked in the top 10 percent nationally. This year, the college is celebrating accomplishments in the last century while looking forward to the next 100 years.

Advancing quality care

MU Health Care and four regional health systems have created the Health Network of Missouri to improve health care access and coordinated care for patients.

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