Carolyn Henry always knew she wanted to be a veterinarian. She also knew she didn’t want to specialize in oncology or work at a university.
She got one out of the three correct.
What was learned: Advances for treating patients with psychiatric disorders might be attainable through the ability of understanding how self-awareness is rooted in the brain.
Bernard Beitman, who is chairman of MU’s Department of Psychiatry, and assistant professor Jyotsna Nair are the editors of “Self-Awareness Deficits in Psychiatric Patients,” which was published in February. The book’s purpose is to explain how the brain shapes and maintains a person’s sense of self.
Can you hammer a nail with a banana?
Hundreds of people who visited the MU Physics Department’s open house Saturday know the answer is yes —if you happen to have liquid nitrogen at your disposal.
John Esposito loves his work because he never has to change his tune.
“I have the world’s greatest job because I’ve been saying the same thing for 30 years,” said Esposito, who spoke about “Understanding Islam” at MU on Thursday evening. “Can anybody else make that claim?”
Despite his hectic schedule, Scott Clemens stays driven.
“I dutifully dash from one thing to another because I have a genuine enthusiasm for each aspect of my life,” he said.
Marilyn Stokstad, a medieval art and Spanish art specialist and professor at the University of Kansas, will speak at 6 p.m. Thursday at Stephens College’s Charters Auditorium, 1405 E. Broadway. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Stokstad will discuss Isabel of Castile and Isabel Clara Eugenia, female art patrons of the 15th and 17th centuries, a release from Stephens said. Her textbook “Art History,” published in 1995, challenged an art survey textbook by H.W. Janson, which omitted women in its listing of 3,000 artists. Her book is now used in introductory art history courses across the nation.
During her three years at Stephens College, Morgan McLaurian has not missed a single annual bridge crossing, yet.
On Thursday, McLaurian, a junior in child development, stood in the spring evening air to congratulate this year’s graduating class at Crossing the Bridge, an event for students with little time left at college.
What is the most common radiographic finding with discospondolitis?
Name the two most common deficiencies diagnosed in avian medicine.
Fatten Elkomy said moving to the United States helped her strengthen her Islamic faith. A native of Egypt, Elkomy said the tradition of wearing hijab — the modest clothing that covers most of the body and head — was beginning to fade.
“I began wearing hijab when I was 13,” Elkomy said Tuesday night at a discussion called, “Faces of Islam in America.”
Seven small girls — beautifully costumed in jewel-toned satin and flowing head scarves — sway their arms and stomp their feet to the music.
The intimate group of spectators claps with the beat, cheering and snapping photos.
The potential for harmful drinking begins with two cocktails, glasses of wine or beers a day, a Missouri medical researcher says. But, unless doctors screen effectively during office visits, their patients’ alcohol abuse may go unnoticed.
To screen for hazardous drinking, doctors must ask the right question, said Dan Vinson, who believes he’s arrived at the right one following his study of people in hospital emergency rooms.
Pat Sajak and Vanna White bring their TV game show “Wheel of Fortune” to Kansas City this weekend. The tapings will be today, Saturday and Sunday in the Bartle Hall convention center, with a different theme each day.
“Big 12 College Week” is the theme of Saturday’s taping, which features MU students, the pep band Mini Mizzou and MU cheerleaders.
AKRON, Ohio — Dominic Mann had been considering attending the University of Akron when he saw the school’s new $40 million recreation center.
The expansive center’s basketball gym and weight equipment — even a rock-climbing wall — helped Mann decide to attend Akron.
When he was 7, Chris Schultz saw the destruction after a tornado hit a town west of his hometown of Tinley Park, Ill. Rather than be intimidated, Schultz wondered how tornadoes work.
Years later, he knows.
The second of 10 William T. Kemper Fellowships for Teaching Excellence was delivered Tuesday morning to a very surprised Jana Hawley.
“This is quite an honor,” said Hawley, an assistant professor of textile and apparel management in the College of Human and Environmental Sciences.
What was learned: Ed Brent, a sociology professor at MU, has created a new computer program designed to search and analyze content. The software is a step up from most search programs designed for researchers by identifying patterns and codes for the researchers, according to a release from the MU News Bureau.
The makeover craze has swept MU. The campus is undergoing a facelift as many new and remodeled buildings are taking shape. But the improvements have come at a cost. Students have sacrificed money and convenience for these enhancements.
Housing improvements and a remodeled recreation center are in progress, and an updated student union is planned.
Students wanting to remember and honor the late Tim Heinsz have decided to do something the former MU Law School dean loved to do: run.
The MU Student Bar Association will sponsor the inaugural Tim Heinsz Memorial 5K Run/Walk on April 16. Heinsz, Earl F. Nelson law professor and director of the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution, died July 2 at 56 of a heart attack.
Dave Jankowski can usually be found either in the classroom or out on the water.
Jankowski, a graduate student in atmospheric sciences and president of MU’s Bass Fishing Club, established the fishing club at the end of the 2003 fall semester.
Michelle Froese deals with the issues that concern the image of Brady Commons and Memorial Union at MU. As the manager of public relations for student auxiliary services, she speaks with the media about these facilities. Her job, she said, is “to supervise what our communications efforts are, make sure that we are putting our best foot forward.”
Froese, 38, has been in the position since 1998. Before that, she worked at the bookstore while she was a graduate student finishing her doctorate in theater.