A group of researchers will spend the next four years studying four African languages, writing a grammatical sketch, a preliminary dictionary and a collection of folk tales and other narratives for each language.
Devin Stephenson said Wednesday that he was resigning to pursue other opportunities in higher education.
A UM System spokesman said the MU projects Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed or put on hold, which he called "pressing," would have boosted the state economy by creating about 2,000 jobs and educating future professionals.
The planning and design of a new softball stadium are underway after the approval of the MU Campus Master Plan by the University of Missouri System Board of Curators.
The MU School of Medicine had just one black graduate this spring. The school is working to diversify its student body but has had mixed results and finds itself competing for a small pool of qualified candidates.
The cuts include more than $77 million to MU and more than $2 million to Columbia Public Schools. The Democratic governor said his actions were necessary because the budget passed by the Republican-led legislature was "dangerously out of balance."
Hutton, executive director of administrative services, has overseen the addition of 12 buildings to the college's campus and has renovated many older structures.
The appointment of Brian Burnett to the role of chief financial officer for the University of Missouri system, was announced Friday by the University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe.
The loan forgiveness program expired at the end of June 2013. Gov. Jay Nixon signed a higher education bill Thursday that includes a provision removing that expiration date.
The UM System Board of Curators voted to add gender identity and gender expression to the system's nondiscrimination policy.
The UM System Board of Curators unanimously approved the changes Thursday. Sexual assault investigations can begin immediately, rather than being delayed until criminal proceedings begin.
Funding increases for the schools would be based on how well they meet criteria they have submitted and had approved by Missouri's Coordinating Board for Higher Education
Statistics show that female participation in computer sciences has dropped to 18 percent, down from 37 percent in the 1980s. To combat this, Google launched a new campaign, "Made with Code" focusing on changing the gender disparity in its workforce.
The UM System Board of Curators will vote Thursday on changes in rules and regulations regarding Title IX and sexual assault.
The two plans, which would have affected students who use graduate and family housing, came to light in the months after the University Village walkway collapse.
Columbia Municipal Airport was home to Stephens College Aviation Department from 1941 until about 1960.
The School of Music announced May 30 that Gaines will be its new director. Her main goal as the new director is to help get the school a new building and renovate the Fine Arts Building.
An MU researcher has received a $330,000 National Science Foundation grant to study the linguistic properties of African languages.
The month after a walkway collapsed at University Village and killed a Columbia firefighter, MU decided to add residence halls and other auxiliary buildings to a regular cycle of assessments by an outside firm.
University Village residents were told to stay away from the area where Ameren Missouri officials were working to fix a gas line break Tuesday. MU and Ameren gave conflicting accounts of what caused the break.