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August 2015

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Tackling physician shortage

Tackling physician shortage

MU and Springfield partners CoxHealth and Mercy health systems broke ground July 9 on a $42.5 million medical education building in Columbia. The Patient-Centered Care Learning Center will support Mizzou’s clinical campus in Springfield and allow the university to educate more physicians. Above, new students participate in the School of Medicine’s recent White Coat ceremony.


Mizzou News
Biochemistry boost Marriage and alcohol

Biochemistry boost

Internationally recognized life scientist Lloyd W. Sumner will join the Department of Biochemistry and establish a campus metabolomics center focused on understanding health and disease in plants, animals and humans.

Marriage and alcohol

MU and Arizona State University researchers have found evidence that marriage can cause a dramatic reduction in alcohol consumption even among heavy drinkers.

Savvy shopping Fresh faces

Savvy shopping

MU Extension food safety specialist Londa Nwadike offers tips to help consumers better understand terms such as “organic” and “local” on grocery store signage and food labels.

Fresh faces

MU’s class of 2019 enjoyed Summer Welcome campus orientation sessions in June and July. Meet incoming freshmen like St. Louis native Taylor Henderson.

Alumni News
Tiger tales FAN-tastic events

Tiger tales

The Mizzou Alumni Association wants to hear your story. Tell us how MU shaped your life or share back-to-school memories. And read posts from other Tigers.

FAN-tastic events

Don’t miss official pregame parties on the road this football season. Join fellow alumni and fans at a Tiger Headquarters or Tiger Tailgate, or find a chapter watch party near you.

Keep in Touch Mizzou IQ:

Keep in Touch

No matter when you earned your degree, you can connect with fellow Tigers and keep current on campus news through the alumni association’s social media channels.

Mizzou IQ:

Can you guess where this photo was taken? Submit your answer by Sept. 1 for a chance to win a $25 gift card from The Mizzou Store.

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Sports News
Sneak peek Stress and injuries

Sneak peek

MU’s new $16 million softball stadium, which will be located by the Hearnes Center and completed in December 2016, features a full-view concourse and 1,500 to 1,700 seats.

Stress and injuries

MU researchers have found that college football players are three times more likely to suffer injuries during academic test weeks than during highly physical training camps.

Website unveiling Network special

Website unveiling

Mizzou Athletics has a new online presence for MUTigers.com that includes improved navigation and free audio and video streams for all 20 sports.

Network special

Hear from new Athletics Director Mack Rhoades and see other stories that aired July 7 during MU’s Southeastern Conference Network takeover.


Did You Know?

High standards

The Higher Learning Commission has reaccredited MU, validating the university’s overall quality and ensuring its eligibility for federal student financial aid and research funds. The HLC has accredited MU since 1913.


National winner

KBIA-FM, the university’s National Public Radio station, won an Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association. It’s the station’s fourth Murrow award in the last 10 years.


Revitalized tombstone

Smithsonian.com features images and details related to Thomas Jefferson’s original tombstone marker, returned to campus recently after Smithsonian conservator Carol Grissom restored it.

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