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2015

Professor Cheryl Black

From her office on the second floor of the Fine Arts Building, Professor of Theatre Cheryl Black can open the rear panels on the bottom of her wall-to-wall bookshelf and peer out onto the stage of the Rhynsburger Theatre. In fact, her office, now filled with books, scripts and stage props, once belonged to Professor Donovan Rhynsburger, the namesake of MU’s principal theater for dramatic productions.

WHAT: The University of Missouri will host the 21st International Symposium on Radiopharmaceutical Sciences (ISRS2015). More than 500 world-renowned researchers and scholars will present the latest advancements in radiopharmaceutical science, or the field of nuclear medicine that focuses on imaging and treatment for many diseases including cancer.

Gary A. Baker, assistant professor of chemistry

Gary A. Baker, assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Missouri-Columbia, has received Cottrell Scholar funding to perfect an easy-to-produce bacterial cellulose-based material known as “ionogel.” It looks promising for use in diverse chemical tasks.

Howard Richards

MU’s College of Arts and Science is extremely pleased to announce the hiring of Howard Richards as senior manager of external relations in the Greater St. Louis area.

Associate Professor James Endersby receives the Governor General’s Medallion from His Excellency the Right Honorable David Johnston.

The Canadian Studies Center recently received a tremendous honor—His Excellency the Right Honorable David Johnston awarded the Governor General’s Medallion to the center for its many contributions to strengthen relationships between Canada and the United States.

COLUMBIA, Mo. – With the 2015 elections for the Parliament of the United Kingdom to be held Thursday, a new election model developed by political scientists at the University Missouri predicts a hung parliament with the Labour Party winning a plurality.

COLUMBIA, Mo. – According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Alzheimer’s disease (AD) may affect as many as 5.5 million Americans. Scientists currently are seeking treatments and therapies found in common foods that will help stave off the disease or prevent it completely.

COLUMBIA, Mo. ­— More than 100 inventors from the University of Missouri were honored Thursday, April 30, at the 2015 Innovation & Entrepreneurial Recognition event.

Two students from the art department have reached impressive professional milestones in their fields.

NSF Students Gain Hands-on Experience in Neutron Sciences at ORNL

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—A group of 13 Ph.D. students from 3 partnering universities—the University of Missouri, Indiana University, and North Carolina State University—gathered at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in April for an intensive course in how to apply neutron scattering to their studies of materials science and biological systems.

COLUMBIA, Mo. – There has long been a debate among scholars about the origins of the first inhabitants of North America. The most widely accepted theory is that sometime before 14,000 years ago, humans migrated from Siberia to Alaska by means of a “land bridge” that spanned the Bering Strait.

COLUMBIA, Mo. – When making difficult decisions, people tend to become preoccupied with the many factors that make up the choice, often prolonging the time it takes to come to a conclusion.

WHAT: After 18 months of relocation and gallery reorganization, the

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical that is used in a variety of consumer products, such as food storage products and resins that line plastic food and beverage containers. Often, aquatic environments such as rivers and streams become reservoirs for BPA, and fish and turtle habitats are affected.

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Following the 2012 shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, some in the media and the public speculated a link existed between autism spectrum disorder and violence and, in particular, that violent video games may cause gamers with autism to act violently. Now, a study from the University of Missourihas found evidence to contradict this speculation.

WHAT: Science Café Columbia continues its mission to inspire informal, relaxed conversations about popular science topics.

WHAT: An announcement regarding a major leadership gift to the University of Missouri. This gift will help fund the construction and renovation of fine arts facilities at MU.  

WHAT: The University of Missouri School of Music, the Department of Theatre and the Department of Art will host the Chancellor’s Arts Showcase, “The Jefferson Era,” to be held on Thomas Jefferson’s birthday.

Hank Foley, executive vice president for academic affairs, research and economic development, presents a check for $5,000 to Dr. Gavin King, recipient of the UM President's Award for Early Career Excellence.

COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri System Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Research and Economic Development Hank Foley today awarded the first of ten UM System President’s Awards to be presented to faculty in 2015 to Gavin King, associate professor of physics and biochemistry at the University of Missouri-Columbia.  

Every day, people are faced with countless decisions—paper or plastic, steak or chicken—the options can seem endless. Paul Weirich, Curators’ Professor of Philosophy, just published a new book that explains how individuals can simplify and streamline their choices. The book is called Models of Decision-making: Simplifying Choices.

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