Higher Education

UM Curators extend President Wolfe's contract through 2018

Under the terms of the extended contract, the president's base salary of $459,000 and incentive pay of $100,000 will remain the same.

Meet 'Mom Marit,' house mother of MU's Kappa Delta House

During the school year, MU's Kappa Delta house is filled with as many as 200 sorority sisters. House Director Marit Vogelsong works behind the scenes to make sure the house is in order, its staff have what they need and her girls know where to go for support or information.

Downtown pedicab business benefits from Columbia's nightlife

ZOU Cabs, a bicycle taxi service started by an MU finance student, began transporting customers in mid-June. The business' now six bikers look forward to continuing their late-night pedaling into the fall, when its founder thinks demand will switch to a higher gear.

Tickets available to see primatologist Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall will speak at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 17 at Mizzou Arena. Tickets are now available.

MU program receives grant for establishing national network of researchers

MU's Broader Impacts Network was awarded a $500,000 grant by the National Science Foundation.

Sigma Alpha Epsilon house up for spot on national historic registry

The mansion, identified for the nomination by its former name, Welch Hall, will be considered alongside eight other historical buildings across Missouri.

MU art exhibition shows East-West exchange

"East-West Dialogues: Paintings by Chinese Visiting Scholars & Their Hosting Art Professors," on view through Friday, is the culmination of a visit by four Chinese art scholars and the exchange and interaction between the Chinese artists and MU art professors.

EnCircle equips autistic young adults with technical skills

The nonprofit started a crowdsourcing campaign to raise money for more resources for people with autism.

Center for Missouri Studies highlights lasting effects of state's history, culture

This initiative is part of The State Historical Society of Missouri's preparation for the state's bicentennial celebration in 2021.

MU part of new five-year study on effects of climate change

A $20 million grant brings Missouri institutions together in an interdisciplinary study on the potential effects of climate change.

Incoming MU School of Medicine class dons first white coats

Members of the MU School of Medicine's class of 2018 received a white coat Friday, a tradition that symbolizes their first steps to becoming physicians.

Results of MU academic career survey give snapshot of faculty satisfaction

The results, released Wednesday, are from the first Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education survey conducted at MU.

Former MU chancellor Brady Deaton honored with Missourian Award

Brady Deaton will receive a 2014 Missourian Award on Sept. 27. The award is given to Missouri citizens who have made contributions to their community and the state's vitality.

Gov. Nixon calls for review of UMKC rankings

Gov. Jay Nixon's request was in reaction to The Kansas City Star's recent investigation of the validity of claims made by the Henry W. Bloch School of Management that may have led to the rankings.

UMSL sets new record for fundraising

Chancellor Thomas George said $31.2 million was raised during the 2013-14 fiscal year — $10 million better than the previous year's fundraising total.

Sens. McCaskill, Gillibrand seek to curb campus sexual assault

A bill would require campuses to designate advocates who would confidentially discuss available options with victims and to develop an agreement with local law enforcement over how such cases are handled. It would also increase penalties for universities that did not comply.

Q&A: MU scientists find that plants respond to sounds

MU biologists Heidi Appel and Rex Cocroft talk about their findings that plants not only can respond to sound but also can differentiate among sounds and mount chemical defenses to those that are harmful, such as a caterpillar chewing.

UM curators approve request of more than $240 million for STEM funding

Funds to improve campus facilities related to science, technology, engineering and math topped the system's list for funding requests from the state. The curators also approved an operating appropriations request for $521.4 million. 

COLLEGETOWN: Your guide to navigating life at MU and in Columbia

Start the semester off right with the Missourian's annual guide for incoming freshmen and transfer students. Here's a list of what you'll find in the 2014 Collegetown edition.


De Graffenreid to fill new MU vice chancellor position

Ellen de Graffenreid's duties will be to manage a team responsible for marketing and communications and to oversee the development and implementation of MU's brand.