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Higher Education

Federal grant helps create MU math and life sciences program

A new program at MU will build a community of students and faculty around the intersection of mathematics and life sciences. The program is funded by a five-year, $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

Columbia colleges using new technologies to improve learning, communication

Students can expect new technologies available to improve learning and  prepare them for life outside a college campus.

Technological advancements increase human interaction in online classes

Technological advancements at MU and Stephens and Columbia colleges are intended to make online courses more like in-person classroom experiences.

Online textbooks are gaining popularity, changing how students study

As the cost of printed textbooks continues to rise, some students and professors are turning to digital options to supplement learning. Online textbooks can provide additional information and resources to supplement material covered in lecture.

Open source textbooks give students a cheaper option

Eric Frank, co-founder of a New York-based open source textbook distributor, describes the free open source textbooks as act two in the digital textbook movement. Two Missouri universities are working with Frank's company to use digital textbooks in their classes this fall.

Administrators, professors look to social media to communicate with students

Columbia area educators are adopting social media as a new way of teaching and connecting with students. Educators aren't sure how best to use this technology, but are trying it out in a variety of ways.

Stephens president uses social media to connect with campus

Stephens College President Dianne Lynch blogs about her personal experiences at Stephens to connect with students she wouldn't normally be able to speak to.

MU professor will experiment using social media in his classroom

MU professor Larry Brown has decided to try incorporating Facebook into his teaching, but is wary of it's ability to replace in-person conversation.

MU convergence instructor creates Twitter buzz

New MU journalism faculty member Jim Macmillan has more than 50,000 Twitter followers. He thinks journalism students will need to know how to use social networking.

Columbia College student teachers gain direct placement in public schools

Starting in the fall, student teachers at Columbia College can work directly with seven schools in the Columbia Public School District. Previously, they had to secure placement by going through MU's program.

School officials, police talk safety at conference

Day two of the school safety and security conference featured Aaron Richman, co-director of the Institute of Terrorism Research and Response and a former police officer from Israel.

Teacher gets veterans back on campus using all-veteran classes

At Cleveland State University, John Schupp is helping veterans feel comfortable on campus using all-veteran classes. Now programs are popping up at other universities using Cleveland State as a model.

Benefits of new GI Bill vary from state to state

The new GI Bill will go into effect on Aug. 1, and in some ways, it's the most generous version of the bill yet, but only in certain states. In other states, such as California, the bill's benefits will hardly be felt at all.

Dear freshmen: Here's a bit of advice before starting college

An introduction to Collegetown.

Shop around and buy local for the best textbook deals

The Missourian offers tips for students seeking textbooks.

Navigating the campus library properly can pay dividends later

Finding your way around  Ellis Library is an essential first step after arriving at Mizzou.

There are plenty of options for affordable dates in Columbia

Inexpensive dates around town might include dining out or listening to music.

Keep the ball rolling — MU athletics tickets and more

Find out how to get your tickets to MU sporting events.

How to find your way around campus

Biking, walking, driving — all of these options and more are available for students at MU.

Tech deals abound for bargain-hunting students

Students going back to school these days need more than books, pens and paper. 

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