State Farm Insurance donated $118,000 to various MU programs and offices, the university announced Tuesday.
President George B. Forsythe will retire at the end of the 2014-15 academic year.
The National Institutes of Health is supporting associate professor James Lee's research, which MU said could lead to treatment for Alzheimer's disease.
MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin was the second-highest paid college president in 2013, when he was at Texas A&M. His total compensation included severance and retirement pay.
Freshly minted PhDs were recognized in Jesse Auditorium on Sunday afternoon during the hooding ceremony for doctoral candidates. The final day of MU's commencement ceremonies also included the ROTC Commissioning of Officers and the ceremony for the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Columbia City Council will hold public hearings and vote on the stalled Opus Development Co. student-housing project and proposed pedestrian safety changes to College Avenue near MU.
More than 5,300 students will receive their degrees from MU this weekend. Saturday's ceremonies began with the Honors Convocation, and the College of Engineering, School of Heath Professions, School of Medicine, School of Natural Resources and the College of Arts and Science held ceremonies later in the day.
More than 5,300 students will be graduating from MU this semester, many of whom will walk in the 17 commencement ceremonies that take place through Sunday.
MU will hold 17 graduation ceremonies this weekend, the first of which was the College of Veterinary Medicine's ceremony Friday.
Celebrated since the 12th century, commencement ceremonies are an important part of American culture.
While some step into the workforce and others continue into a master's program, graduating seniors of MU share their uncertain feelings about the future.
University Student Apartments staff had hoped to be able to reinforce the existing decks with new supports, but an engineering report recommended that they be removed instead.
The Republican-led legislature has fought against the standards and argued that lawmakers should have been consulted on the decision when state education officials adopted the new benchmarks.
Drivers heading north on U.S. 63 into Columbia this weekend should expect delays. MoDOT officials suggest drivers take the Grindstone exit to avoid congestion.
Other speakers at this weekend's commencement include Jim Held, founder of Stone Hill Winery; Don Walsworth, CEO of Walsworth Publishing; and University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe.
Now in its second year, Mizzou Wishmakers on Campus has more than 70 student members.
Columbia College held two commencement ceremonies for the 2014 class Saturday. The college's new president, Scott Dalrymple, conferred degrees to the graduates for the first time.
Undergraduates of the 2014 Stephens College class walked across the stage at Missouri Theatre to receive degrees on Saturday. Patrika Brown, one of the graduates, urged her classmates to "go out there and be bold" and to not forget their Stephens roots.
The Senior Sendoff begins with the Tiger Prowl, when students run through the MU Columns away from Jesse Hall to symbolize their exit into the world.
In a letter sent to MU's director of campus facilities, the firm said its engineers noticed that the supporting beams of the decks had "lost some of their original capacity due to age and exposure to the elements."