Higher Education

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.

Downtown Community Improvement District director hired by MU Health Care

Carrie Gartner will start in August as the new director of communications and public relations for MU Health Care. Also, Teresa Snow, a news anchor and reporter for KRCG-TV in Jefferson City, will take over as corporate director of strategic communications and media relations of MU Health Care in September.

Price coming down for low-income students at UMKC

As at UMKC, net price for the lowest-income students also dropped on the university system's Rolla and St. Louis campuses. But at MU in Columbia, that price has crept up a few hundred dollars each of the last two years.

University Village demolition to begin Monday

MU accepted a $378,490 bid from Marschel Wrecking LLC to complete the project. The Fenton company had the lowest bid that included the services needed to properly tear down the apartments, an MU spokesman said.

UConn to pay $1.3 million in sex assault handling lawsuit

UConn to pay $1.3M in sex assault handling lawsuit

UMSL brews up new beer chemistry class

In what could be among its better attended classes, the University of Missouri-St. Louis is adding a chemistry course on beer brewing.

Stephens College tries Snapchat to reach students

Last week, the school started an account and received 50 followers in its first day. The goal in these early days is to reach incoming freshmen.

Engineering students from Saudi Arabia participate in internship's first year

Twenty-two students from Saudi Arabia are interning with the MU College of Engineering as part of the first partnership program with King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The program trains them in a series of hands-on labs and projects.

Patrice Delafontaine, new Medical School dean, 'delighted' to join MU

The chief of cardiology from Tulane University will start at MU on Dec. 1. He established the critical link between the human hormone system that regulates blood pressure and a protein that is essential for childhood growth.