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April 2016

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Fighting hunger

Fighting hunger

The National Science Foundation awarded a $4.2 million grant to an MU research team to study how corn maintains root growth in drought conditions. The four-year grant also includes School of Journalism strategies and training to help scientists better communicate their findings to the general public.


Mizzou News
Presidential search Reducing hospitalizations

Presidential search

Get the latest news about the search for the next University of Missouri System president. MU alumnus Jim Whitaker, BA ’67, MD ’71, is co-chairing the search committee, and forums are underway.

Reducing hospitalizations

The Sinclair School of Nursing received nearly $20 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to expand a program lead by Professor Marilyn Rantz that helps reduces avoidable hospitalizations for nursing home residents.

New education dean Beef advancements

New education dean

Kathryn Chval will become permanent dean of the College of Education on July 1. Chval, who was named acting dean of the college in 2015 and is a professor of mathematics education, has been at MU since 2003.

Beef advancements

Alumni Barry and Marge Slayton gave a $2.65 million estate gift to the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources to improve the nutritional health of cattle and the reproduction practices of beef famers.

SEC thumbs up Healing heroes

SEC thumbs up

Journalism Professor Glen Cameron, a leader in the study of crisis and health communication, earned a 2016 Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement award for his years of research, writing and software design.

Healing heroes

Maya Quattrocchi hugs nurse Audi Ruffel, a member of the MU Children’s Hospital team that helped her heal after a vehicle ran over her. They were the only critical care team in the country to receive an ICU Heroes award from the Society of Critical Care Medicine.

Visual storytelling Marching in Dublin

Visual storytelling

A white mink stands upright in its cage at a Wisconsin farm. The image is part of the “The Price of Vanity” picture story that received a first-place award in Pictures of the Year International, a program of the Reynolds Journalism Institute and the School of Journalism.

Marching in Dublin

Marching Mizzou traveled to Ireland last month, winning the Limerick International Band Championship and participating in a St. Patrick’s Day parade. See photos.

Alumni News
Fresh faces Passionate advocates

Choose Mizzou

Each year more than 6,000 freshmen make Mizzou their home. Meet members of the Class of 2020 and learn why they decided to become Tigers.

Passionate advocates

We celebrate the time, talent and treasure of Mizzou Alumni Association volunteer leaders during National Volunteer Week, April 10-16.

Salute to seniors Mizzou IQ

Salute to seniors

Chosen for their academic achievements, leadership and service to Mizzou and the community, Mizzou ’39 honorees represent a variety of majors, activities and organizations. Meet these outstanding seniors.

Mizzou IQ

Can you guess where this photo was taken? Submit your answer by May 1 for a chance to win a $25 gift card to the Tiger Team Store.

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Sports News
Top scores Repeat champion

Top scores

Mizzou gymnastics Morgan Porter was named 2016 Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Year in a vote by the league’s coaches.

Repeat champion

Wrestler J’den Cox became a two-time NCAA national champion in March. MU now has seven national wrestling champions and 64 All-Americans.

First title Camp Mizzou

First title

Junior Fabian Schwingenschlogl earned the first-ever national title in MU swimming and diving history when he won the 100-yard breaststroke at the NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships.

Camp Mizzou

Intercollegiate Athletics offers many summer campus and clinics for athletes of all ages in a variety of sports.

Did you Know?

Innovative academics

Pioneering MU education and training options include a new master’s degree in data science and analytics for non-technical professionals; a new certificate in life science innovation and entrepreneurship; and the nation’s first intimate partner violence simulation training for nursing undergraduates.


Effects of sleep apnea

Three College of Veterinary Medicine researchers are learning how obstructive sleep apnea leads to hypertension with the help of a $2.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.


Remarkable generosity

The Mizzou: Our Time to Lead fundraising campaign has raised $65 million since October and more than $715 million overall thanks to the university’s generous supporters. In addition, MU students raised a record $276,000 for pediatric patients and their families during their annual MizzouThon dance marathon.


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