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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Mark Wilkins, a resident of St. Louis, has given $1 million to the University of Missouri College of Arts and Science to create the Mark A. Wilkins Fund for Excellence in the College of Arts and Science.
WHAT: The University of Missouri Department of Pathology & Anatomical Sciences and the MU Department of Anthropology will collaborate with Columbia Public Schools’ Planetarium to host “Dinosaurs, Cavemen and Our Changing Planet.” The family-friendly event will feature exhibits, activities and shows on the fossil record, climate variability, and human and dinosaur anatomy
WHAT: An announcement regarding a major gift to the University of Missouri. This gift will create opportunities to recruit and retain prominent faculty to the MU College of Arts and Science.
COLUMBIA, Mo. – When parts of a plant, such as dead leaves, flowers or ripe fruit detach, the process is called abscission. A new study from the University of Missouri sheds light on the process that governs how and when plants shed their parts.
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Suzanne Burgoyne, Curators’ Teaching Professor of Theatre at the University of Missouri, has given a $1 million estate gift to MU to create the Center for Applied Theatre and Drama Research in the Department of Theatre in the MU College of Arts and Science. The new center will expand opportunities to use theater techniques as active learning strategies in a number of disciplines and industries.