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2021

Scott H. Holan

Scott H. Holan is a professor in the Department of Statistics.

Scott H. Holan, a professor in the Department of Statistics, was recently named a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS), one of the most prestigious Fellow awards in Statistics. IMS is an international professional and scholarly society devoted to the development, dissemination, and application of statistics and probability.

Ines Segert and Libby Cowgill

Ines Segert and Libby Cowgill

Two College of Arts and Science professors are helping movie goers experience films through a creative, STEM-centered lens during Ragtag Cimena's Science on Screen®.

Aaron Hedlund

Aaron Hedlund, associate professor of economics, provides insight into COVID-19's impact on car insurance and weighs in on setting premiums for certain demographics.

(Article originally appeared on WalletHub.) 

How do you think COVID-19 has affected consumer demand for car insurance?

Emily Schmidt

Emily Schmidt is a member of the inaugural class of female Eagle Scouts.

Two A&S students have made history.

Sophie Froese and Emily Schmidt are among the inaugural class of less than 500 females across the United States who earned the Eagle Scout rank last month with the Boy Scouts of America–no small feat to reach in the two years since the program began accepting young women. The rank requires 21 merit badges and a community service project, accomplishments that can take some Scouts up to eight years to achieve.

Jung Ha-Brookshire

Jung Ha-Brookshire, Department Chair, Director of Graduate Studies, and Professor in the Department of Textile and Apparel Management, recently received the 2021 Distinguished Scholar award from the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA). Ha-Brookshire will be honored during ITAA’s fall conference where she will deliver the keynote address about her scholastic achievements.

Steve Wiegenstein

Wiegenstein's novel, "Scattered Lights," is set in the Ozarks.

Scattered Lights We are delighted to share some great news about one of our alums! A novel by Steve Wiegenstein, who earned both a MA and PhD from the Department of English, is among the top five finalists for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.

A&S Week 2021

A&S Week 2021

Each year during A&S Week, the College of Arts and Science presents its most prestigious award to faculty, advisors, and staff who have shown excellence in their positions during the past year.

Winners are chosen based on a competitive process including the contents of a nomination letter and additional letters of support from both peers and students.

We are delighted to introduce the 2021 winners.

A&S Week Alumni Award Winners 2021

2021 A&S Distinguished Alumni Award Winners

Cooper Drury

Senior Associate Dean Cooper Drury's research was featured in an op-ed piece in The New York Times.

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A team led by Elena Goun, an associate professor in the chemistry department at the University of Missouri, developed a new noninvasive diagnosis imaging tool that measures the levels of a naturally occuring enzyme inside the body's entire gastrointestinal tract.

Mizzou's College of Arts and Science

The recently announced agreement between the University of Missouri Research Reactor (MURR®) and AAA, Advanced Accelerator Applications International, SA (AAA), a Novartis company, holds distinct significance for the College of Arts and Science.

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Chemistry Professor Justin Walensky, winner of the Humboldt Research Fellowship

Justin Walensky, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry, recently earned the Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers. Each year Germany’s Humboldt Foundation invites a select number of internationally renowned academics to collaborate on long-term research projects with specialist colleagues in Germany in an effort to further promote international scientific collaboration.

2020

Photo of April Langley

April Langley, Chair of the Department of Black Studies and an associate professor of English.

(April Langley is the Chair of the Department of Black Studies and an associate professor of English)

Langley is also an affiliate in the departments of Religious Studies and Women and Gender Studies and a member of Faculty Council on the Inclusion, Diversity & Equity committee.

Dr. Stephen Graves teaching in person.

Dr. Graves with some of his Students

We asked the College of Arts & Science department chairs to share their feelings during the Fall 2020 semester. April Langley, chair of the Department of Black Studies, said their faculty are largely feeling inspired and invigorated despite this year's many challenges. Department Chair Dr. April Langley surveyed her colleagues that shared this conviction and their responses are as follows.

Mitchell S. McKinney

Mitchell S. McKinney, professor of communication and director of the Political Communication Institute.

A recent CNN opinion piece, comparing presidential debates to a presidential job interview, featured Mitchell S. McKinney, a professor of communication and director of the Political Communication Institute at the University of Missouri.

Austin Spratt

Austin Spratt is an undergraduate mathematics student in the College of Arts and Science at the University of Missouri

A reseach team, including an undergraduate studying mathematics at the University of Missouri, and an 8th grader from Columbia, Missouri, collaborated with a research professor to identify mutations in the virus causing COVID-19.

 

Photo of Libby Cowgill

There are good days, there are bad days, but a day like this rarely comes around.

Libby Cowgill, an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology, earned not one but two extremely important acolades in one day.

Libby started the day learning that she was named the first 2020 Kemper award winner. The Kemper Award is an extremely prestigious award given each year to five of Mizzou's outstanding teachers.

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Abby Hunt, Geography

When Mizzou students left campus last spring, they spread out to places all over the country. It was that fact that sparked Abby Hunt’s idea. Hunt is an undergraduate student majoring in international studies and geography, and earning a minor in French. Could use her growing expertise to create a map that illustrated where all the geography students, faculty, and staff had gone?

President Donald Trump at a COVID-19 briefing

Does a president have the authority to send the military into American cities?

Photo credit: REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

This article originally appeared in The Conversation.

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