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Forum to mark UM System, South Africa partnership

In 1986, the University of Missouri System and the University of the Western Cape, South Africa, beat the odds of apartheid and formed an academic link. Sustained for more than 20 years, the South African Education Program is the topic of the Chancellor’s Global Issues Forum on Monday.

Robotic window washer climbs to the top for title

Frank Jr. is a robot; more specifically, he’s the robot that won best robotic window washer in the student design competition of the 2008 American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ Student Professional Development Conference, held this year by MU’s student chapter.

Missouri Students Association to hold re-elections

Students will have to revote in the Senate elections because of a technical glitch.

New scholarships available for MU graduate students

MU graduate students from the College of Veterinary Medicine and the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources will have $250,000 in new scholarship funds available in fall 2009.

House looks to limit access to public colleges

The Missouri House gave first-round approval by voice vote Wednesday to a bill prohibiting illegal immigrants from attending public colleges and universities.

House committee rejects governor’s plan for higher education funding

The House Budget Committee on Tuesday rejected efforts to restore the governor’s recommendation for more than $13 million in state funds for Missouri’s higher education institutions.

House to debate amendments to higher education budget

An amendment to include funding for the Preparing to Care initiative, requested by all of the state’s two- and four-year state colleges and universities, will be among the topics discussed Tuesday afternoon.

All it’s cracked up to be

Six groups participated in Egg Catapult competition on Monday. It was sponsored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers as part of MU’s Engineers’ Week. The goal was to hit a frying pan 60 feet away with an egg.

Enrollment in online courses grows, but digital learning is not for everyone

Shawana L. Strickland, clinical assistant professor in the MU School of Health Professions, has found that different personality types might affect success in distance learning. Her study, “Understanding Successful Characteristics of Adult Learners,” examined the demographics and personality types of distance learners.

Forum tackles sex and religion

The MU College of Education sponsored a forum on the role of sex and religion education in public school as part of its Education Week ‘08.

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UM System honors six outstanding alumni

Six alumni who have made outstanding contributions to the University of Missouri System were honored Tuesday night by the University of Missouri Alliance of Alumni Associations and Extension.

MU gives first look at proposed School of Music and Performing Arts Center

Before the Chancellor’s Concert on Monday, Michael O’Brien, dean of the MU College of Arts and Science, talked about a proposed $100 million project that would involve renovations of the current Fine Arts Building and a new School of Music.

Jewish organizations react to controversial speaker

Author Norman Finkelstein’s visit Monday to MU has sparked debate among Jewish organizations, some of whom believe him to be anti-Israel because of his support of the Palestinian cause.

 

UM System describes $1 billion endowment funds

The report is a response to a U.S. Senate Finance Committee inquiry into how universities with more than $500 million in endowments are using the money in light of the fact that tuition increases are outpacing inflation.

St. Charles man charged in connection with Friday's car crash

The accident resulted in the death of Charles D. Fulhage, an MU professor in the College of Agriculture and Food Science, on Tuesday.

Universities prepare for fewer state high school graduates

MU and other state universities are preparing for a drop in the number of Missouri high school graduates by the year 2011.

Lt. Gov. Kinder signs legislation to provide funding for University of Missouri projects

Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder signed a bill on Tuesday that allots nearly $31.2 million to assist in needed construction at the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center and Medical Education Center at MU. Kinder also designated about $15 million for the University of Missouri-Kansas City for a new state-of-the-art pharmacy and nursing building.

Westminster College names new president

Westminster College’s board of trustees named George B. Forsythe the 20th president of the Fulton school on Saturday.

MU researchers seek further understanding of Type I diabetes

The MU School of Medicine is looking for volunteers for an international diabetes study, which is aimed at preventing or delaying the onset of the disease.

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