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2015

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.

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Officials from the University of Missouri Chancellor’s Diversity Initiative have awarded two MU students, one faculty member, one staff member and a program with the 2015 Mizzou Inclusive Excellence Award.

COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin and Commerce Bank Chairman Jim Schatz of Commerce Bank today awarded one of the 2015 William T. Kemper Fellowships for Teaching Excellence to Nicole Monnier, an associate teaching professor of Russian in the MU College of Arts and Science.

COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin and Commerce Bank Chairman Jim Schatz of Commerce Bank today awarded one of the 2015 William T. Kemper Fellowships for Teaching Excellence to Elisa Glick, an associate professor of English and women’s and gender studies in the MU College of Arts and Science.

WHAT: As part of the University of Missouri’s 7th Annual Distinguished Lecture on Religion and Public Life, David Carrasco, Neil L.

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Spring is here and ectotherms, or animals dependent on external sources to raise their body temperature, are becoming more active. Recent studies have shown that as the average global temperature increases, some lizards may spend more time in the shade and less time eating and reproducing, which could endanger many species.

Chancellor’s Arts Showcase

Every year, the MU School of Music holds a special Chancellor’s Concert in the spring, but this year the event will look different. It has been transformed into an arts showcase and will include the Department of Theatre and the Department of Art as well. The event is being held on Thomas Jefferson’s birthday, and it will include selected works from the Jeffersonian era.

WHAT: The MU Department of Physics and Astronomy will continue its monthly lecture series with a discussion on funding for astronomy. Eric Cropp, a student in the physics and political science departments in the College of Arts and Science, will present “Science is Going Green.”

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical that is used in a variety of consumer products, such as water bottles, dental composites and resins used to line metal food and beverage containers. Often, aquatic environments such as rivers and streams become reservoirs for contaminants, including BPA. Now, University of Missouri researchers and U.S.

Professor Paul Miceli

The College of Arts and Science is proud of its outstanding faculty members. They continue to make research breakthroughs and generate new knowledge, and Paul Miceli, professor of physics, is a prime example.

Keona Ervin, assistant professor of history

As any professor knows, semesters quickly become busy with teaching, advising, and administrative commitments.  Fellowships and grants can give faculty members the time and resources they need to focus on key research projects. Keona Ervin, assistant professor of history, just received a Career Enhancement Fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation that will allow her to devote a year to her manuscript.

Gary Baker, assistant professor of chemistry

Gary Baker, assistant professor of chemistry, came to MU in 2011. His research covers a variety of topics, ranging from green nanochemistry to clean energy. His innovative work was affirmed recently when he received a Cottrell Scholar award from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA) for his research on tailoring bacterial cellulose ionogels for diverse chemical tasks.

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