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Itzhak Perlman concert reset for Oct. 6 in Columbia

The sold-out performance will be held at MU's Jesse Hall. No new tickets are expected to be available.

The history of graduation gowns

From puffy hats and tams to hanging shawls and hoods, each item of clothing worn at college and university graduation has significance and meaning.

MU volunteers reach trauma victims worldwide

MU's International Center for Psychosocial Trauma team develops and introduces creative ways to talk and work with children and families suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. New Orleans is the center’s most recent focus — MU teams have made six trips to the area since Katrina hit the Gulf Coast in August 2005 — but the program has reached thousands of people worldwide, focusing on children.

Breaking bread: The Eucharist

The act of communion is different within each denomination, but the act of breaking bread is a sign of faith for three Columbia congregations.

Belief in brief: Mecca

Mecca. For nearly 1 billion Muslims worldwide, the city carries with it a deep religious history, a calling to faith in God, or Allah, and a connection to the prophet Muhammad, who walked many of the same streets that nearly 2 million pilgrims traverse each year.

Minister’s retirement turns into second career as writer

It was while he was in Chicago that Hatzidakis started publishing monthly installments in his church’s newsletter about the Divine Liturgy, the most holy of the weekly services in the Orthodox Church. A member of Orthodox Witness, an organization Hatzidakis founded, suggested he put the material together in a book to spread the knowledge to others outside the church.

Suspected con artist in custody in Florida

A man suspected of swindling money from Columbia churches and businesses was detained this weekend in Jacksonville, Fla., but Columbia investigators are trying to ascertain whether they can arrest him on charges of stealing.

MU School of Medicine opens clinical center

The seven-story building houses the Russell D. and Mary B. Shelden Clinical Simulation Center, a state-of-the-art facility for students learning how to perform medical procedures.

Yoga nidra gains popularity in Columbia

Yoga nidra literally means the sleep of the yogis; a yogi being a yoga master or practitioner of yoga. It is a sensing practice that helps to reduce stress. In Columbia, yoga nidra is gaining popularity and has also been shown to help reduce stress for soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Cause of autism cases to be debated in federal court

Families claiming that a mercury-based preservative in vaccines triggers autism will challenge mainstream medicine Monday as they take their case to a federal court.

BOONE LIFE: A night out with Dr. Pong

"I love the sound of pingpong in the background,” Erik Morse said. “It was a welcome to find a pingpong table outside at the bar.” Doctor Pong night at Mojo’s in downtown Columbia offered Morse and a couple dozen others the opportunity to play pingpong inside or on the patio while enjoying the electronic music played by disc jockeys Nick Newlin and Chris Bahn.

Belief in brief: Pentecost

It’s largely regarded as a Christian holiday, but it has Jewish roots.

Poetry and art guide teacher through life

Mike Barrett, who creates art for the sake of art alone, has written poetry for more than two decades. He has been active in the slam poetry movement and the Chicago Poetry Ensemble. Now this creative writing teacher at Moberly Area Community College is passing his love of poetry on to his students.

Columbia residents learn to relax through yoga nidra

Frances Hayashida lies on a mat in a quiet room as a soothing voice washes over her, guiding her toward a tranquil place.

She listens as the yoga nidra instructor talks her through the emotional and spiritual process of becoming aware and letting go.

As she slips into a serene state, Hayashida is suddenly startled by a familiar sound.

The person next to her snoring.

Craniectomy surgery developed at MU shows promise for infants with skull disorder

Developed in 1996 at University Hospital by David Jimenez and Constance Barone, an endoscopic strip craniectomy requires a small incision in a baby’s skull to remove a strip of bone, creating room for the brain to grow and eliminating the buildup of pressure. In May 2007, Usiakimi Igbaseimokumo started preforming this technique and has taken over the research looking at the long-term effects on children treated by this method.

Missouri Theatre grand opening tickets are limited

People are coming from as far as California to see Tony Bennett perform at the grand opening of the Missouri Theatre.

BOONE LIFE: From harsh winter to budding spring

We met the first April day of sun and pleasant temperatures. An appointment had been made with April’s glorious potential. Spring had undeniably arrived.

In Boone County, we are blessed with a climate that provides the opportunity to experience all four seasons.

Bike, Walk and Wheel Week kicks off

The city’s seventh annual Bike, Walk and Wheel week featured several “ArtCycle’s,” the Mayor’s Challenge race and warm weather.

Relationship between popular tanning site and MU campus concerns some

The debate about the propriety of locating The Spa on campus has raised questions about the status of MU’s contract with Tan Time LLC.

 

Belief in brief: The Bible

When early Christians compiled the Bible, who decided what religious writings made the cut, and how did they choose?

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