Sachiyo Ito, a Japanese dance teacher, prepares Stephens College dance students for a performance on Friday. "Dance is not just steps, but learning about life," " Ito says.
Five days after the fatal shootings of Emily, Lauren and Karen Kahler, friends in Columbia are honoring the Kahlers as well as Karen's grandmother, Dorothy Wight, with memorial services and vigils.
University of Missouri System President Gary Forsee recently urged Missouri's congressional delegation to oppose the cap-and-trade legislation concerning federal climate change, which some said contradicts a letter he signed with other college and university presdients supporting reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
University of Missouri System President Gary Forsee has ties to businesses that oppose the legislation and others that could benefit from it.
Because of existing state and federal laws tuition may not have increased even without the governor's plan, which must still be approved by the state Legislature.
The agreement renews and furthers a long-running educational exchange.
State Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro will convene a meeting today of several hundred education, business and government leaders to figure out how to best apply for the federal funds.
More and more universities, including MU, are using plagiarism software and Web sites such as SafeAssign and turnitin.com. The use of such detection programs is not disciplinary in nature. It's meant to teach students how to avoid copying their work.
The Lactation Station in the Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center serves as a private space for nursing mothers to use while they are on campus. It is the only facility of its kind at MU, but the university doesn't publicize it.
Mike Strausbaugh, a graduate student in classical guitar and music composition at MU, has won the Sinquefield Composition Prize for his guitar and cello duet, "Thermopylae."
A review committee found that the evening program no longer meets the need it was created for. The proposal suggests that MU in the Evening be absorbed into the traditional education structure of the university.
Members of the community met Thursday for the third and final Race and Civility discussion. Panelists talked about their personal experiences and ways to improve race relations.
Researches have been studying the treatment of prostate cancer with engineered radioactive gold nanoparticles. These nanoparticles have proven to be effective in reducing the size of prostate cancer tumors in mice.
The First Ladies Reading Program is bringing MU spouses into the the Robert G. Combs Language Preschool to read to 3- to 5-year-olds, most of whom have challenges with language.
Reacting to Gov. Jay Nixon's proposal to freeze tuition, UM System President Gary Forsee says the higher education business model is broken, and MU Chancellor Brady Deaton said a hiring freeze is likely to continue.
Gov. Jay Nixon was in Columbia on Wednesday morning to present his planned tuition freeze, announced Tuesday in St. Louis. UM System President Gary Forsee cautioned that public institutions across the country will continue to face economic challenges. "The higher education business model ... is broken," he said.
Gov. Nixon's proposal calls for a 5 percent decrease in total appropriations for the next fiscal year in exchange for flat tuition rates for in-state undergraduate students at Missouri's public colleges and universities.
Nixon's proposal calls for a 5.2 percent decrease in state appropriations compared to the current fiscal year.
Missouri’s four-year public colleges and universities may see a tuition freeze for the second year in a row.
MU's new Brain Imaging Center, which cost $3.8 million, recently held a dedication celebration, but researchers have already been conducting research there for more than a year. The center is home to the only magnetic resonance scanner in mid-Missouri solely for research purposes.