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2016

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COLUMBIA, Mo. – In the fight against cancer, nuclear medicine may be one of the best tools in a physician’s arsenal. Silvia Jurisson, a researcher at the University of Missouri, continues to develop breakthrough nuclear materials and methods used in the detection and treatment of cancer. She and her interdisciplinary team recently received a U.S.

Curators' Professor Kattesh Katti

Katti honored for breakthrough research in nanomedicine and green nanotechnology.

Kattesh Katti, Ph.D., Curators’ Professor of Radiology and Physics and Margaret Proctor Mulligan Distinguished Professor of Medical Research at the MU School of Medicine, was named the 2016 Person of the Year in Science by Vijayavani, the leading daily newspaper in the Indian state of Karnataka. Katti received this recognition for his breakthrough research in the fields of nanomedicine and green nanotechnology.

Noel Bartlow

Noel Bartlow, an assistant professor in the department of geological sciences, is interested in earthquakes that take a long time to occur. The focus of her research is slow slip events, or what are referred to as “slow earthquakes,” earthquakes that can last from a few days up to a year.

Hank Foley

The Academy of Science St. Louis has honored MU Chancellor Hank Foley with the 2016 Science Leadership award.

Since its inception, the Academy has promoted the recognition of the impressive scientists of St. Louis. This tradition continues with the 22nd Annual Outstanding St. Louis Scientists Awards. Each award-winner represents an extraordinary caliber of expertise.

James A. Birchler, Curators Professor of Biological Sciences

James A. Birchler, Curators Professor of Biological Sciences in the College of Arts and Science, has received a 2016 Fellows Award from the Academy of Science of St. Louis.

José Martínez

Mizzou graduate student José Martínez has been selected by Third Coast Percussion to take part in their Emerging Composers Partnership for the 2016-17 season.

The Chicago-based ensemble chose Martínez and Princeton graduate student Annika K. Socolofsky from among 99 applicants this year for the partnership program, which now is entering its third season.

MU history professor Keona Ervin

Beginning this month, MU and the State Historical Society of Missouri’s Center for Missouri Studies will present a series of lectures focusing on The African-American Experience in Missouri. The lecture series was announced in December by Chuck Henson, MU’s interim vice chancellor for inclusion, diversity, and equity.

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The College of Arts and Science Student Council has honored an instructor, an adviser, and a graduate teaching assistant with chalk awards for demonstrating a commitment to student success. Anne-Marie Foley, director of the Office of Service Learning, received the Purple Chalk Teaching Award for excellence as an instructor.

Bobby Campbell

When Bobby Campbell, BA ‘90 English and political science, travels to the East or West Coast to meet with other entrepreneurs or to learn about emerging trends in digital technology, he often is greeted with a blank stare when he mentions he lives in Columbia, Missouri.

2015 NAI inductees

MU physics faculty members Gabor Forgacs, Shubhra Gangopadhyay, and Fred Hawthorne are among the 168 fellows inducted into the National Academy of Inventors.

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Three faculty members from the University of Missouri have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). They join 168 other distinguished scientists who have been awarded this honor this year.

Hearnes Center Commencement

New graduates and guests fill the Hearnes Center for commencement ceremonies. Photo by Shane Epping.

COLUMBIA, Mo. – During the weekend of Dec 18-20, 2,406 students will celebrate the culmination of their academic achievements during fall commencement ceremonies at the University of Missouri. Throughout the weekend, MU will award 2,591 degrees, including 1,961 bachelor’s degrees, 460 master’s degrees, 151 doctoral degrees and 19 education specialists’ degrees.

Alex Sehlke

Alex Sehlke emerging from a lava tube on Hawaii.

In 2004, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) launched a robotic spacecraft aboard a Delta II rocket to study the chemical composition, geology, and magnetic field of the planet Mercury.

Hank Foley

Photograph by Anthony Jinson

Henry “Hank” C. Foley, MU senior vice chancellor for research and graduate studies and current UM System executive vice president for academic affairs, research and economic development was appointed interim chancellor for the MU campus Nov. 12. Foley also holds two tenured positions: professor of chemistry in the College of Arts and Science at the University of Missouri, and professor of chemical and biochemical engineering at the Missouri University of Science and Technology.

Why Black Lives Matter

The global movement for racial and ethnic justice has reinvigorated deep interest in the critical exploration of inequality, the history of race and racism, student activism, international human rights struggle, law enforcement and the criminal justice system, the arts and cultural resistance, and environmental justice, to name but a few.

Keona Ervin

MU History Professor Keona Ervin's new book, The Labor of Dignity: Black Women, Urban Politics, and the Struggle for Economic Justice in the Gateway City, 1931–1969, is expected to be published in late 2016 or early 2017.

Keona K. Ervin can easily connect the dots from the fight for racial equality and justice on college campuses across the country today to the civil rights struggles of the 1960s, which in turn were an outgrowth of social movement activism of the 1930s and ’40s.

Sarah Ward

People who trust their intuition, or gut instincts, may at times be less likely to commit immoral acts compared to those who tend to discount their gut feelings. That’s one of the conclusions of a study conducted by fourth-year social personality psychology doctoral candidate Sarah Ward.

Haley Horstman

Human beings are storytellers. Few of us would claim to be storytellers in the vein of Mark Twain, but each of us creates stories in our heads to help us make sense of our challenging experiences, our everyday lives, and our identities.

Ben Colagiovanni

University of Missouri composition student Ben Colagiovanni has won this year’s award in the “Young Artist” category of the Missouri state division of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) composition competition.

Colagiovanni, a junior pursuing a bachelor’s degree in music composition at Mizzou, was recognized for “Forest Park Rhapsody.”

biosci workshop flyer

The Division of Biological Sciences, in conjunction with MU’s Computational Neurobiology Center, is offering three training opportunities in computational neuroscience this summer for all levels, from undergraduate to faculty. All three interdisciplinary programs emphasize the use of integrative approaches to understand how the activity of individual neurons within neural circuits give rise to outputs ranging from movement to thought.

Mary Jo Muratore

Professor of French Mary Jo Muratore says her principal objective has always been to focus on innovative scholarship and to share the processes of research and writing with students at all levels.  Muratore’s dedication to her work and her devotion to her students are being recognized by the university—she was recently named the University of Missouri Curators’ Teaching Professor for 2015.

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