November 21, 2008
Jonathan Sprinkle, Satisha Jogaiah, Jackie Harris and Patrick Toomey harvest grapes. The MU Institute for Continental Climate is spearheading research that could spur a Missouri wine renaissance, and put the growing industry on the global map.
Eric Andersen, a lab technician for the viticulture research team at MU, stands in the Crown Gordon Vineyards.
Justin Robertson, Eric Andersen and Patrick Toomey count, squeeze and smash grapes at the MU viticulture lab. They will analyze the maturation of the grapes and the quality of the wine that is made from them, as part of the new viticulture and enology programs at MU.
Justin Robertson pours a sample of squeezed grape juice at the MU viticulture lab.
These Soybean cyst nematodes are being studied by at the Bond Life Sciences Center at MU. Last year this parasite destroyed $751.8 million of the U.S. soybean crop.
Melissa Mitchum, front, an assistant professor at MU, and Greg Yeckel, an undergraduate research assistant, are both members of the team studying soybean cyst nematodes at the Bond Life Sciences Center at MU.
This map depicts the U.S. counties where the soybean cyst nematode is present.
On Nov. 5 at the Midwest Sports Academy, Annelle Whitt, second from left, instructed her sons, 11-year old Jimmy, in yellow, and 15-year-old Marcus, right, to see how many basketballs they could place in the arms of their father, James Whitt.
Annelle Whitt spends time with her family Nov. 5 at basketball practice at the Midwest Sports Academy. Annelle works for an insurance company while her husband, James Whitt, retired to stay at home with their two sons.
Volunteer Tammy Backman, left, and Treasurer Christina Weaver joke with each other behind the counter of their nonprofit organization's new downtown Columbia shop. Mustard Seed Fair Trade, located at 25 S. Ninth St., opened in October but hosted a grand opening celebration Nov. 8.
Executive director Jessica Linneman, left, points out a popular cookbook to Natalie Wells, a new volunteer staff member at Mustard Seed Fair Trade.
November 20, 2008
Psychologist Donald Kausler, author of "Graying of America," dies. Dr. Kausler was considered a leading researcher in the field of aging and was a professor emeritus at MU.
Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel hoists the Big 12 Conference North Division Trophy during a surprise presentation Nov. 20 at Dan Devine Pavilion.
Veritas, a campus ministry of The Crossing Church, distributed winter clothing, shoes, sleeping bags, blankets, bags, books and hygiene products to people in need on Thursday. The group set up tables with the goods they had previously collected, helped those shopping find the items they needed and served hot beverages.
From right, Mateesa Crowley, 7, Madison Simpson-Baroli, 6, and Peyton Sheeley, 6, eat lunch from biodegradable trays at Blue Ridge Elementary. Blue Ridge Elementary was one of three Columbia schools to switch from Styrofoam to biodegradable lunch trays at the beginning of the school year.
Columbia Mayor Darwin Hindman and Thomas Payne, vice chancellor of MU and dean of the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, cut a ribbon signifying the completion of the Gans Road Interchange.
Roger Schwartze, district engineer with the Missouri Department of Transportation, speaks at the Gans Road Interchange's ribbon-cutting ceremony. The new interchange opened to traffic on Thursday.
The city of Columbia is preparing a proposal to create a new interchange on Interstate 70 to relieve the congestion at the intersection of Stadium Boulevard and Interstate 70.
Missouri guard J.T. Tiller defends against Xavier's Dante Jackson in Thursday's game at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off tournament. Tiller grabbed six steals for Missouri, but the Tigers struggled at the free-throw line and lost.