As the search for a new University of Missouri president forges ahead, some high-ranking academic leaders aren’t waiting around to meet the new boss. Since mid-June, three top university officials have decided to take jobs elsewhere. The first to leave was economic development guru John Gardner.
The goal is to have the finalists chosen by the end of August.
The revelation that an MU researcher committed research fraud doesn’t surprise Gordon Christensen, who chaired the committee that investigated the charges against Kaushik Deb.
MU professor R. Michael Roberts has retracted research published in Science magazine after a nearly yearlong university investigation concluded that accompanying images were doctored by one of his associates, who has apparently fled the country.
Text of the retraction appearing in the July 23, 2007, issue of Science Magazine regarding the research report “CDX2 gene expression and trophectoderm lineage specification in mouse embryos” by MU researchers K. Deb, M. Sivaguru, H. Y. Yong, R. M. Roberts that was originally published in the magazine in 2006.
Over the past few weeks, fraternities, sororities and the city of Columbia have been busy with construction projects in Greektown, a square of area outlined by Rollins and Providence roads, Kentucky Boulevard and Maryland Avenue.
When MU Chancellor Brady Deaton announced July 9 that the university’s new financial plan, Compete Missouri, would require an administrative “hold” on new teaching hires, he said the support of faculty would be important to the plan’s chances for success.
For members of the Missouri National Education Association, MU’s new financial plan could turn out to be one of the organization’s primary recruiting tools.
Neil Olson, 56, an associate dean from North Carolina State University's veterinary college, will start his new job at MU on Sept. 1.
Congress is poised to make big changes to the government programs tapped by millions of students to pay for college. The biggest of these for students: a cap on what low-income borrowers have to pay back each month on their federal student loans.
The "Human Skeletal Identification Lab" in MU's Swallow Hall smells of dirt, everything in it looks tinged by rust and a skeleton model hangs in the corner. Shelves full of skulls and boxes loom around the 25-foot-high walls of the room, but two plastic-lined tables dominate the room. A cracked coffin lies on one, and its remains are laid out on another.
A new University of Missouri System student curator has been selected by the governor’s office, although his appointment may be for just one semester.
A team of MU professors will receive $880,000 over the next three years from the U.S. Department of Energy to study hydrogen fuel storage, an effort they hope will someday revolutionize transportation.
MU fraternity Alpha Gamma Sigma’s alumni association has asked the city of Columbia for planned commercial zoning and development approval for its newly acquired property on Rollins Street.
While Columbia awaits word on whether it will become home to a federal laboratory to handle some of the world’s deadliest pathogens, a laboratory for the study of potentially lethal air-borne diseases is under construction on the MU campus.
If MU faculty want higher salaries, the university will have to forgo filling 20 to 30 faculty positions for the 2007-08 school year, and possibly beyond, under a three-year financial plan announced Monday.
MU announced today that it is launching a three-year financial plan to cut costs and increase faculty salaries.
COLUMBIA, Mo. - University of Missouri-Columbia Chancellor Brady Deaton has announced the launch of Compete Missouri, a three-year financial plan for the University of Missouri-Columbia. Compete Missouri will focus on retaining and recruiting the best faculty to teach students and to perform the research that improves the quality of life and the economy for all Missourians.
Columbia College's Jane Froman Singers left Sunday for a 10-day tour of China that includes the Beijing International Choir Festival.
Whether armed with head shots and resumes, or simply coming on a lark, nearly 40 hopefuls trickled through Stephens College’s Helis Communications Center on Sunday afternoon to audition for roles in an original short film, “Pieces Parts.”