mu http://kbia.org en Providence Point property soon to become space for UM System events http://kbia.org/post/providence-point-property-soon-become-space-um-system-events <p>The Providence Point hilltop mansion in central Columbia will no longer be reserved as the University of Missouri System President's residence. The system will soon be renting the property out to university businesses and organizations.</p><p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 23:22:43 +0000 Louis Kaczmarek 55247 at http://kbia.org Cambio de Colores conference addresses integration of immigrants in Midwest http://kbia.org/post/cambio-de-colores-conference-addresses-integration-immigrants-midwest <p>A three-day conference is being held to address the integration of immigrants into the Midwest. The 13<sup>th</sup> annual Cambio De Colores conference started Wednesday night at the University of Missouri and runs through Friday.</p><p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:41:13 +0000 Lina Young 55234 at http://kbia.org UM Curators approve budget and discrimination policy change; consider atheltics projects, Title IX http://kbia.org/post/um-curators-approve-budget-and-discrimination-policy-change-consider-atheltics-projects-title <p></p><p>At its meeting Thursday the University of Missouri Board of Curators approved the 2015 fiscal year budget, which is nearly $3 billion dollars in total revenue for the four campus system. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 13:26:54 +0000 Maureen Lewis-Stump & Associated Press 54885 at http://kbia.org UM Curators approve budget and discrimination policy change; consider atheltics projects, Title IX MU joins task on water quality of Mississippi River http://kbia.org/post/mu-joins-task-water-quality-mississippi-river <p><br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Researchers at the University of Missouri are working towards improving water quality throughout the Mississippi River and Gulf of Mexico.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 20:52:06 +0000 Lina Young 54330 at http://kbia.org MU joins task on water quality of Mississippi River MU College of Engineering Dean James Thompson stepping down http://kbia.org/post/mu-college-engineering-dean-james-thompson-stepping-down <p></p><p>The man who has overseen the University of Missouri College of Engineering for the last two decades will step down in the fall. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 22:37:02 +0000 Ryan Famuliner & Ashley Reese 54275 at http://kbia.org MU College of Engineering Dean James Thompson stepping down Man who set off late night search found dead on MU campus http://kbia.org/post/man-who-set-late-night-search-found-dead-mu-campus <p>UPDATE May 11, 2:13pm:</p><p>Columbia Police have&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">identified the man found dead on campus at 11:45am&nbsp;Saturday as 36-year-old Zane S. Black from Columbia.&nbsp;</span></p><p>ORIGINAL STORY:</p><p>Columbia Police say a man found dead on the University of Missouri campus is the same person that set off a late night manhunt in Columbia Friday.</p><p></p><p>According to a press release, around noon Saturday the University of Missouri Police Department contacted the Columbia Police Department in regard to the person found dead near the Trowbridge Livestock Center on the MU Campus. MU Police say the man is the same person Columbia Police were pursuing as a suspect in a sexually-related crime earlier this month, who may also be a suspect in a series of such crimes over the last year. The man’s identity is not being released until family can be notified. A message sent though the&nbsp;Mizzou Alert system said "t<span style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;">he death appears to be a suicide and no signs of foul play are present."</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Columbia Police contacted the suspect Friday night after receiving a report from a victim of an incident on May </span>1<sup>st</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> involving a “peeping tom.” Police contacted the suspect who fled into a wooded area NE or Rock Quarry Road, setting off a four hour search that did not result in an arrest.</span></p><p> Sat, 10 May 2014 23:56:58 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 52748 at http://kbia.org Man who set off late night search found dead on MU campus Parents raise concerns over closing of University Village day care center http://kbia.org/post/parents-raise-concerns-over-closing-university-village-day-care-center <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Naomi Clark, a doctoral candidate in the English department, began taking her children to the Student Parent Center in 2009. Over the past five years, Clark has completed her Master’s degree and will be getting her PhD this semester.</span></p><p>Clark said she would not have completed her degrees without the <a href="http://www.studentparentcenter.missouri.edu/">Student Parent Center</a> and that many of her classmates feel the same way.</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 17:04:58 +0000 Hope Kirwan 52202 at http://kbia.org Parents raise concerns over closing of University Village day care center MU students present research at Capitol for Undergraduate Research Day http://kbia.org/post/mu-students-present-research-capitol-undergraduate-research-day <p>Students from the four universities in the UM System presented their research to legislators and spectators earlier Tuesday at the State Capitol as part of Undergraduate Research Day. The symposium featured posters of 46 students from MU, UMSL, UMKC, and Missouri S&amp;T. Of the students presenting, 20 were MU sophomores, juniors or seniors.</p><p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 23:28:53 +0000 Phil Bergman 49082 at http://kbia.org MU students present research at Capitol for Undergraduate Research Day Be careful out there: Snow last week coincided with spike in vehicle accidents, stalls http://kbia.org/post/be-careful-out-there-snow-last-week-coincided-spike-vehicle-accidents-stalls <p>Most everyone knows driving in the snow can be dangerous, and numbers from last week seem to confirm it.</p><p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 17:26:32 +0000 Andrew Gibson 47930 at http://kbia.org Be careful out there: Snow last week coincided with spike in vehicle accidents, stalls MU will use $4.5M for patient-centered outcome research http://kbia.org/post/mu-will-use-45m-patient-centered-outcome-research <p></p><p>The University of Missouri will use a federal grant to form a new research center for patient-centered outcomes. &nbsp;</p><p>The researchers leading the project say the goal is to help doctors more easily navigate the complex web of health systems and providers, and come up with the best treatment options for patients based on their individual circumstances. Thu, 19 Dec 2013 21:38:54 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 45547 at http://kbia.org MU will use $4.5M for patient-centered outcome research Three years in the making, MU nursing sees benefits of grant program http://kbia.org/post/three-years-making-mu-nursing-sees-benefits-grant-program <p></p><p>2013 has been the third year for a nursing grant program -- aimed to assist college and university nursing programs in Missouri. Fri, 08 Nov 2013 18:41:52 +0000 Erik Hall 43484 at http://kbia.org Three years in the making, MU nursing sees benefits of grant program Rural areas face limited access to nutritious food http://kbia.org/post/rural-areas-face-limited-access-nutritious-food <p>Limited access to nutritious food is an issue facing rural communities in Missouri and the nation at large, according to University of Missouri specialists.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 23:09:09 +0000 Colin Hope 43375 at http://kbia.org Rural areas face limited access to nutritious food MU's SEC perk may be slipping through the cracks http://kbia.org/post/mus-sec-perk-may-be-slipping-through-cracks <p></p><p></p><p>The University of Missouri has been in the Southeastern Conference for more than a year now. The changes for the athletic department have been clear, but academic impact has been harder to measure. There is one SEC agreement that MU students could benefit from if they knew more about it. Mon, 21 Oct 2013 12:37:00 +0000 Josh Sultan 42369 at http://kbia.org MU's SEC perk may be slipping through the cracks Tenure, non tenure: why does it matter at MU? http://kbia.org/post/tenure-non-tenure-why-does-it-matter-mu <p>Last month, University of Missouri faculty voted to give Non-Tenure Track faculty members the right to vote at Faculty Council meetings and in campus-wide elections. At MU over the past few years, there has been an increase of Non Tenure Track faculty, or NTTs, while the percentage of tenure track members has slowly declined.</p><p>But that’s not unique, the <em>New York Times</em> reports in the last few decades colleges across the country have been hiring more NTTs.</p><p>To students, concerns about faculty basically have to do with teachers giving them the information they need each day in class to be successful and get a good grade.</p><p>To teachers, it is not that simple. They have to figure out the curriculum to teach, what to teach from a class to class basis, as well as taking care of other things the school requires. Wed, 24 Apr 2013 15:00:12 +0000 Tony Nochim 32566 at http://kbia.org Tenure, non tenure: why does it matter at MU? MU Doctor new head of largest medical specialty org in the U.S. http://kbia.org/post/mu-doctor-new-head-largest-medical-specialty-org-us <p></p><p>Doctor David Fleming of the University of Missouri’s School of Medicine is the new president-elect of the American College of Physicians, the nation's largest medical specialty organization.</p><p>Fleming was elected to the post Thursday, and will spend the rest of the year as president-elect until his official term begins in 2014. He says he is already planning for what will be the most pressing aspects of his term. Fri, 12 Apr 2013 16:13:13 +0000 Russell Chapin 31937 at http://kbia.org MU Doctor new head of largest medical specialty org in the U.S. MU honors students that passed away this year http://kbia.org/post/mu-honors-students-passed-away-year <p>Flags are at half-staff on the MU Campus, as the university pays respect to those that have passed over the past academic year.</p><p>The families and friends of nine students gathered with students and faculty in the Memorial Student Union for the annual MU Remembers memorial. Fri, 05 Apr 2013 23:24:43 +0000 L. C. Chandler 31594 at http://kbia.org MU honors students that passed away this year No MU-Governor debate this year over tuition hikes http://kbia.org/post/no-mu-governor-debate-year-over-tuition-hikes <p>University of Missouri undergraduates who are state residents will pay 1.7 percent more in tuition next year as the four-campus system holds its annual hike to the rate of inflation. Thu, 31 Jan 2013 21:57:00 +0000 Associated Press & Ryan Famuliner 28147 at http://kbia.org No MU-Governor debate this year over tuition hikes NCAA won't detail Haith/Miami investigation until it investigates its own process http://kbia.org/post/ncaa-wont-detail-haithmiami-investigation-until-it-investigates-its-own-process <p>There’s going to be a delay before University of Missouri basketball fans find out whether the team’s head coach, Frank Haith, will face charges from the NCAA related to his time at the University of Miami. Wed, 23 Jan 2013 18:58:02 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 27718 at http://kbia.org NCAA won't detail Haith/Miami investigation until it investigates its own process Report: MU's Haith expected to face NCAA charges for time in Miami http://kbia.org/post/report-mus-haith-expected-face-ncaa-charges-time-miami <p>Two people familiar with the situation say two Miami assistant coaches have been told they will be charged with "unethical conduct" when the NCAA presents the Hurricanes' athletic department with its notice of allegations. Tue, 22 Jan 2013 16:12:39 +0000 Associated Press 27618 at http://kbia.org Report: MU's Haith expected to face NCAA charges for time in Miami Memorial service on MU campus honors Newtown victims http://kbia.org/post/memorial-service-mu-campus-honors-newtown-victims <p>More than two hundred people took part in a short memorial service on the University of Missouri campus this afternoon to honor the victims of the Newton, CT mass shooting. Mon, 17 Dec 2012 20:32:33 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 26052 at http://kbia.org Memorial service on MU campus honors Newtown victims UM System Students Likely To Face Tuition, Fee Increases Again Next Year http://kbia.org/post/um-system-students-likely-face-tuition-fee-increases-again-next-year <em>Updated at 5 p.m. Fri, 07 Dec 2012 15:02:00 +0000 editor 25582 at http://kbia.org UM System Students Likely To Face Tuition, Fee Increases Again Next Year Sequestration would hit MU research funding hard http://kbia.org/post/sequestration-would-hit-mu-research-funding-hard <p>Sequestration, or the automatic across-the-board funding cuts set to kick in nationwide at the beginning of 2013, will tally nearly $110 billion dollars in cuts over the next nine years. The cuts are meant to alleviate the trillion dollar deficit. Congressional Republicans and Democrats are currently facing a stalemate on a solution to the severe fiscal cuts sequestration calls for while still fixing the deficit. KBIA’s Kristofor Husted reports that millions of dollars are at stake for the University of Missouri System. Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:26:36 +0000 Kristofor Husted 25434 at http://kbia.org Sequestration would hit MU research funding hard MU pushes forward its smoke-free campus policy http://kbia.org/post/mu-pushes-forward-its-smoke-free-campus-policy <p></p><p></p><p>The University of Missouri has announced that MU’s campus will become 100 percent smoke–free earlier than planned. The smoke-free date has been moved up from January 2014 to July next year.</p><p></p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 13:43:12 +0000 Janet Saidi 24618 at http://kbia.org MU pushes forward its smoke-free campus policy MU College of Agriculture receives grant for new laboratory http://kbia.org/post/mu-college-agriculture-receives-grant-new-laboratory <p>Illinois’ agricultural processing company Archer Daniels Midland, or ADM, has given one million dollars to the University of Missouri’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources.</p><p> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 22:49:59 +0000 Jian Chung Lee 23514 at http://kbia.org MU group plans celebration of University of Missouri Press, amidst planned changes http://kbia.org/post/mu-group-plans-celebration-university-missouri-press-amidst-planned-changes <p>Classes for the fall semester at MU begin today, and as students return to school a campus group fighting plans to dramatically revamp the University of Missouri Press is holding a public celebration of the academic publishing house.</p><p>The Coalition to Save the University of Missouri Press opposes system President Tim Wolfe's decision to fire the press's 10 employees. The university’s plans for the press include a digital-driven alternative overseen by the editor of the Missouri Review literary journal.</p> Mon, 20 Aug 2012 13:26:02 +0000 Associated Press 19692 at http://kbia.org MU medical researchers accused of plagiarism http://kbia.org/post/mu-medical-researchers-accused-plagiarism <p>Two University of Missouri heart researchers are accused of plagiarism after a medical journal retracted an article they co-wrote.</p><p>The Columbia Missourian reports that the American Journal of the Medical Sciences pulled the February 2012 article after determining that the authors &quot;plagiarized significant aspects&quot; of a 2006 article in the journal Heart.</p> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 14:25:30 +0000 Associated Press 19448 at http://kbia.org MU medical researchers accused of plagiarism MU Health System receives federal grant for new 'high-tech, high-touch' program http://kbia.org/post/mu-health-system-receives-federal-grant-new-high-tech-high-touch-program <p>The University of Missouri Health system has received $13.3 million in federal grant funding for a program that will combine high-tech and on-site primary-care initiatives in healthcare, according to a statement released by the university today.</p><p>The so-called LIGHT program is designed to create a specialized workforce in primary care as well as designing enhanced medical records to help patients and healthcare providers better manage care.</p><p>The technology component of the program involves a partnership between the Kansas City-based Cerner Corporation and MU.</p> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 22:24:41 +0000 Janet Saidi 18269 at http://kbia.org MU Health System receives federal grant for new 'high-tech, high-touch' program Missouri seeks stadium expansion for SEC move http://kbia.org/post/missouri-seeks-stadium-expansion-sec-move <p>The University of Missouri has unveiled its long-promised plans to upgrade athletic facilities as it moves to the Southeastern Conference.</p><p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 22:55:04 +0000 Associated Press 16492 at http://kbia.org Missouri seeks stadium expansion for SEC move MU's Tiger Spot gone http://kbia.org/post/mus-tiger-spot-gone <p>More than 10 years after it was created, the Tiger Spot mosaic in front of MU&rsquo;s Ellis Library was torn apart and hauled away Monday morning. Mon, 14 May 2012 22:05:17 +0000 Lukas Udstuen 14127 at http://kbia.org MU's Tiger Spot gone In tough job market, MU Career Center sees increase in employment-seeking seniors http://kbia.org/post/tough-job-market-mu-career-center-sees-increase-employment-seeking-seniors <p>An analysis of government data conducted by The Associated Press shows that one in every two new graduates is either unemployed or underemployed. The University of Missouri is encouraging students to use on campus resources to help them secure jobs after graduation. Wed, 25 Apr 2012 14:34:26 +0000 Gillian Stedman 13005 at http://kbia.org In tough job market, MU Career Center sees increase in employment-seeking seniors