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Health initiative panel addresses issue [Photo]

UM System President Gary Forsee, far left, delivers a press conference in the Acuff Auditorium in the MU School of Medicine on Monday announcing the Tiger Institue for Health Innovation while the panel of, left to right, CEO and co-founder of the Cerner corporation Neal Patterson, University of Missouri Health System vice chancellor Hal Williamson, MU Health Care CEO Jim Ross and the executive director of the Tiger Institute Sherry Browne, listen. The health initiative is the largest corporate investment in MU history.

Patterson, Forsee answer health care questions [Photo]

CEO and co-founder of Cerner Corporation Neal Patterson, right, and MU System President Gary Forsee answer questions about a major health initiative and partnership with MU during a press conference in the MU School of Medicine on Sept. 28, 2009. "We're going to make a fundamental difference in health care", said Patterson, noting the advances in medical record keeping over the past 20 years.

Telepresence unveiled [Photo]

University of Missouri System President Gary Forsee prepares for a teleconference meeting with AT&T and Cisco to unveil the UM system's new TelePresence center located on the first floor of Ellis Library on Monday. According to Ellis Library, Forsee and his wife, Sherry, provided the lead gift of $1 million to make this system, as well as the three others on UM campuses, possible.

Cougars volleyball players celebrate a victory [Photo]

Columbia College volleyball players Maria Omondi (10), far left, Julie Teeple (12), Paula Ferreira (7), Tally Mattos (1) and Cate Eckhardt (2) celebrate after scoring against Hannibal-LaGrange on Monday night in the Cougars' three-game vicory at the Arena at Southwell Complex.

Columbia College volleyball player Paula Ferreira [Photo]

Paula Ferreira, a 25-year-old freshman setter on the Columbia College women’s volleyball team, moved from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Columbia in August.

'Charlie Brown' wraps up [Photo]

Charlie Brown believes that "Happiness is finding a pencil," in Columbia Entertainment Company's production of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," on Sunday. The cast of (from left:) Craig Cooper (Schroeder), Emma Plott-Olson (Woodstock), Mary Shaw (Sally), Tony Killian (Charlie Brown), Casey Palmisano (Snoopy), Stephanie Flakne (Lucy) and Eric Seeley (Linus) concluded their three-week run on Sunday.

Beginning the day at Lucy's [Video]

In the tiny town of McBaine — the 2000 Census recorded 17 residents — farmers begin their day with coffee and cards at Lucy's.

Stambaugh prepares tree sample [Photo]

Michael Stambaugh prepares a tree sample from Medicine Creek, Mo. at the Missouri Tree-Ring Laboratory where he works as a research associate. Stambaugh is a dendrochronologist who has learned how to measure tree rings to determine climate changes or cultural influences that occurred during a particular time and in a particular region.

Tree rings show tree's age [Photo]

A cross section of red pine sample from Huron Mountain Club, in the upper peninsula of Michigan shows that the tree grew from 1707 until it died naturally in 1998. The numbers in black identify the actual years that the tree healed over wounds caused by fire.

Dendrochronologists Tree Rings [Graphic]

Dendrochronologists, scientists who study tree rings, are able to determine the history of past events, such as wildfires, by studying tree rings. Here, the places that MU dendrochronologists have traveled to and collected samples of tree rings for study.

Playing Pitch at Lucy's [Photo]

Bill Sontag, left, and Robert Grant play a game of Four Point Pitch on a rainy morning Wednesday at Lucy's Burgers and Beverages in McBaine. The two farmers could not work their fields until they dried out, but started their day early by having breakfast, drinking coffee and sharing stories at the diner.

Pagan Pride Festival 2009 [Video]

The seventh annual Mid-Missouri Pagan Pride Day was held in Peace Park on Sunday, Sept. 27. According to coordinator Victoria Chance, the program intended to promote tolerance and understanding of the earth-centric non-Judeo-Christian religion. Apart from the several vendor stalls, the program featured a pagan ritual, music concert and dances.

Teen performs at Pagan Pride Day [Photo]

Katie Masters, 15, dances with a hula-hoop to the sound of the band Elvendrums at the 7th annual Pagan Pride Day at Peace Park on Sunday, Sept. 27. Masters goes by the stage name Virtuous Luna.

Members of Elvendrums perform at Pagan Pride Day [Photo]

Susan Mohlman, left, and Dee Solindas, two members of the group Elvendrums, play at the 7th annual Pagan Pride Day in Peace Park on Sunday, Sept. 27. Mohlman goes by the stage name of 'Phookasoo', a combination of the name of a shape-shifting fairy and a pun off of a southern name. Solindas goes by 'Devan', a reference to an Earth spirit.

Deva Dancers perform at Pagan Pride Day [Photo]

Shena Thomas of the Deva Dancers performs at the 7th annual Pagan Pride Day in Peace Park on Sept. 27. The dance troupe has been performing for 15 years in mid-Missouri.

Stephens College student performs in "The Laramie Project" [Photo]

Stephens College student Kiely Schlesinger waits to give her lines during the final dress rehearsal of "The Laramie Project" on Thursday, Sept. 24 at the Macklanburg Playhouse. The play, which runs Sept. 25-27 and Oct. 2-4, is about the 1998 murder of a gay University of Wyoming student. Although she does not personally relate to the events in the play, Schlesinger said, "I feel strongly that this is a story that needs to be told."

Stephens College students perform "The Laramie Project" [Photo]

Kiely Schlesinger, a third-year Stephens College student, performs alongside fellow Stephens College student Ashlee James in the final dress rehearsal for "The Laramie Project" on Thursday, Sept. 24 at the Macklanburg Playhouse. Schlesinger performs six different roles in the play, which is about a gay University of Wyoming student whose 1998 murder is considered to be a hate crime.

Radio Adelante Episode 30 [Audio]

No. 30
Aired September 26, 2009

Episode 30 Contents

Radio Adelante offers more information on health care in the United States and reports on the Dream Act. International and national news and the community calendar complete the show.

Radio Adelante ofrece más información sobre el sistema de salud en los estados unidos y reporta sobre el acto Dream. Las últimas noticias nacionales e internacionales, así como el calendario comunitario completan el episodio.

Host/Reporter: Dolores Obregon
Reporters: Alana Nunez, Juan Pablo and Tracey Straight
Producer: Tracey Straight
Translator: Juan Pablo

Radio Adelante Episode 29 [Audio]

No. 29
Aired September 19, 2009

Episode 29 Contents

Radio Adelante talks about healthcare in the United States and reports on the Latin Food Summit, a local festival in town . International and national news and the community calendar complete the show.

Radio Adelante habla sobre el sistema de salud en los estados unidos y el Latin Food Summit, un festival en Columbia. . Las últimas noticias nacionales e internacionales, así como el calendario comunitario completan el episodio.

Host/Reporter: Dolores Obregon
Reporters: Alana Nunez and Virgina Pasley
Producer: Tracey Straight
Translator: Juan Pablo

Radio Adelante Episode 28 [Audio]

No. 28
Aired September 12, 2009

Episode 28 Contents

Radio Adelante reports on the recent increase in Hispanic students at the University of Missouri and offers some advice on how to protect yourself from the swine flu. International and national news and the community calendar complete the show.

Radio Adelante reporta sobre el aumento de estudiantes en la Universidad de Missouri y ofrece algunos consejos para protegerse de la influenza por sina. Las últimas noticias nacionales e internacionales, así como el calendario comunitario completan el episodio.

Host/Reporter: Dolores Obregon
Reporters: Elise Hasty and Virgina Pasley
Producer: Tracey Straight
Translator: Juan Pablo Garcia
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