PHOTO GALLERY: MU hosts graduation ceremonies

Thousands of students received degrees from MU this weekend, including from the Sinclair School of Nursing, the Missouri School of Journalism, the School of Health Professions and the School of Natural Resources.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri women's basketball sees strong start to season

The Missouri women's basketball team is off to a hot start. It's posted a 9-1 record to begin the season.

PHOTO GALLERY: 'Santa' Cliff Snider trained at the Santa School

"Santa" Cliff Snider has been attending the Charles W. Howard Santa Claus School in Midland, Mich., since 1996 to learn the art of being Santa. He wants to give children the most authentic Santa experience possible.

PHOTO GALLERY: Memorial service for Nelson Mandela draws citizens, world leaders and celebrities

World leaders, celebrities and citizens gathered at a memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela on Tuesday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Raitt family runs the Timbew View tree farm in Hartsburg

The Raitt family began selling trees on a Hartsburg farm in 1972.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri women's basketball defeats Bradley 126-55

The Missouri women's basketball team broke the school record for most points scored in a 126-55 win over Bradley on Sunday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia environmental researchers revamp chemical and metal sampling

The Columbia Environmental Research Center has helped create some of the most cutting-edge tools in their field for analyzing pollutants in some of the most severe and inaccessible locations on earth. Data these researchers have collected could change the way the world sets water and air quality standards.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri volleyball's first loss happens against Purdue

The Missouri volleyball team lost its first match Saturday in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Purdue won 3-1.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri men's basketball plays against UCLA

Missouri men's basketball game against UCLA took place on Saturday at Mizzou Arena. MU defeated UCLA 80-71.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri vs. Auburn in the SEC Championship

Missouri played Auburn in the Southeastern Conference Championship game at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri volleyball defeats IUPUI in first round of NCAA Tournament

Missouri volleyball swept IUPUI 3-0 on Friday night to advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The undefeated team takes on Purdue in the second round at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Hearnes Center.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri wrestling defeats Ohio in Clash of the Cats

Missouri wrestling won the Clash of the Cats dual meet against Ohio University 23-10 on Friday night at Jesse Auditorium. The night marked the first athletic event ever held inside of Jesse Hall.

PHOTO GALLERY: Cold snap hits Missouri

Missouri is among many states under winter storm and ice warnings Friday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tigers leave for Atlanta with hopes of SEC title

Missouri plays Auburn at 3 p.m. Saturday CST in Atlanta for the SEC Championship.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri volleyball has winning season

The Missouri volleyball team enters the NCAA volleyball tournament Friday with a 34-0 record, the best in program history.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri's championship play comes early in its SEC career

Missouri is not supposed to be playing in the Southeastern Conference Championship. There are four teams in the conference that have not made it to a championship game; Missouri did it in two.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri men's basketball defeats West Virginia

Missouri men's basketball defeated the West Virginia Mountaineers 80-71 on Thursday night, boosting the team's season record to 8-0.

PHOTO GALLERY: Jeff Gardner's photography captures life in Zambia

Columbia photographer Jeff Gardner has traveled to many parts of the world to help raise awareness and compassion in impoverished areas. The photographs Gardner takes for nonprofit organizations often serve to recruit volunteers, ask for resources and seek donations.

PHOTO GALLERY: Nelson Mandela dies

Nelson Mandela died Thursday. He was 95.

PHOTO GALLERY: R. Bowen Loftin becomes MU's next chancellor

R. Bowen Loftin was introduced as MU's next chancellor on Thursday at an event in the Reynolds Alumni Center. Loftin was formerly the head of Texas A&M University.