Former Sierra Leone child soldier Ishmael Beah and his mother, professional storyteller Laura Simms, kicked off their four-day community residency "Telling Stories, Changing Lives" Wednesday night with a lecture at Jesse Hall.
MU researcher Salman Hyder says he has found a drug that could help inhibit the growth of breast cancer tumors that experience accelerated growth from the hormone progestin. His research shows that 40 to 50 percent of lab rat tumors were treated by the drug, PRIMA-1.
Kevin Spencer calls on his skills as a professional magician to offer an unexpected type of healing. He brought his "Healing of Magic" program to MU on Wednesday, teaching occupational therapy students and alumni magic tricks that he customized for use in physical rehabilitation.
The recent Grammy Award-winning group will perform at the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts on Wednesday, and two of it members are participating in a panel discussion at MU today. The orchestra has been performing since 1965.
A former child soldier and his storyteller adoptive mother are coming to Columbia to share his experiences. The public can attend several related events.
Midway Travel Plaza embodies the spirit of the sublime American travel experience and the Back Door Lounge promises honky-tonk nights just west of town.
A petition campaign calling on Barack Obama to appoint a secretary of arts has collected more than 233,600 online signatures.
Karis Community Church used Valentine's Day to serve the Columbia community by volunteering.
Director Beth Leonard is pleased with student set designer Michaela Stein's creation for Stephens College's production of "Anastasia."
The Legion of Black Collegians Gospel Choir has been around for more than 30 years. The group is more than just a choir and members try to use music and song to praise God and share the Christian message.
TAG-IT, a new diabetes screening device analyzing six common factors of diabetes, could drastically reduce pre-diabetics from becoming full-onset diabetics. MU School of Medicine's Richelle Koopman developed the device.
Delivery man Randy Slaughter, who works for Allen's Flowers, enjoys meeting people and making their day with a bouquet even though he's not much for romance himself. Occasionally, though, the recipient says no thanks.
Two volunteer music groups in Columbia perform Sunday in preparation for a spring tour of Austria.
Want to impress your loved one with a fancy meal on Valentine's Day? Three people who love to cook want you to calm down and remember that any food made with love will impress your significant other.
The Columbia Entertainment Company's presentation of "La Cage aux Folles" opens tonight. The cast of about 20 had just more than a month to rehearse.
A musical revue in Boonville this Valentine's Day weekend features songs about all kinds of love — and there's dessert.
Researchers in a relatively new field focused on explaining the biology of romantic love are finding a rather unpoetic explanation: Love mostly can be understood through brain images, hormones and genetics.
Those who use the DivorceCare program at area churches said it's the feeling of understanding and caring that makes the program successful.
Avid runners and a medical expert weigh in on how to change your routine to continue running safely in winter weather.
Although Columbia's champion show dog Vegas was a few paws behind winning Best of Breed at the Westminster Dog Show on Tuesday, he did win Best of Opposite Sex. Owner Liz Hansen is proud of Vegas' performance and hopes they'll be back next year.