6:22 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Providence Point property soon to become space for UM System events

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.

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3:41 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Cambio de Colores conference addresses integration of immigrants in Midwest

A three-day conference is being held to address the integration of immigrants into the Midwest. The 13th annual Cambio De Colores conference started Wednesday night at the University of Missouri and runs through Friday.

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8:26 am
Fri June 20, 2014

UM Curators approve budget and discrimination policy change; consider atheltics projects, Title IX

Credit File Photo / KBIA

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.

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Science and Technology
3:52 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

MU joins task on water quality of Mississippi River

Mississippi River
Credit Christine Karim / Creative Commons

                Researchers at the University of Missouri are working towards improving water quality throughout the Mississippi River and Gulf of Mexico.

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5:37 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

MU College of Engineering Dean James Thompson stepping down

James Thompson
Credit MU News Bureau

The man who has overseen the University of Missouri College of Engineering for the last two decades will step down in the fall.

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6:56 pm
Sat May 10, 2014

Man who set off late night search found dead on MU campus

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UPDATE May 11, 2:13pm:

Columbia Police have identified the man found dead on campus at 11:45am Saturday as 36-year-old Zane S. Black from Columbia. 


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.

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 Mizzou Alert system said "the death appears to be a suicide and no signs of foul play are present."

Columbia Police contacted the suspect Friday night after receiving a report from a victim of an incident on May 1st 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.

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Health & Wealth Update
12:04 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Parents raise concerns over closing of University Village day care center

Credit MU Student Parent Center

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.

Clark said she would not have completed her degrees without the Student Parent Center and that many of her classmates feel the same way.

“The daycare has been really instrumental in making so many degrees possible, increasing retention and increasing the completion rate,” Clark said.

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5:28 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

MU students present research at Capitol for Undergraduate Research Day

University of Missouri senior Amber Forbis presents a poster about her work to a spectator of Undergraduate Research Day at the Missouri State Capitol on Tuesday, March 4, 2014.
Phil Bergman KBIA

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&T. Of the students presenting, 20 were MU sophomores, juniors or seniors.

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Snow accidents
11:26 am
Wed February 12, 2014

Be careful out there: Snow last week coincided with spike in vehicle accidents, stalls

Traffic on snowy College Avenue in Columbia
Credit Kyle Felling / KBIA

Most everyone knows driving in the snow can be dangerous, and numbers from last week seem to confirm it.

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3:38 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

MU will use $4.5M for patient-centered outcome research

Credit KBIA

The University of Missouri will use a federal grant to form a new research center for patient-centered outcomes.  

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.

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12:41 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Three years in the making, MU nursing sees benefits of grant program

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2013 has been the third year for a nursing grant program -- aimed to assist college and university nursing programs in Missouri.

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5:09 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Rural areas face limited access to nutritious food

Credit File Photo / KBIA

Limited access to nutritious food is an issue facing rural communities in Missouri and the nation at large, according to University of Missouri specialists. 

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7:37 am
Mon October 21, 2013

MU's SEC perk may be slipping through the cracks

Credit Karen Mitchell / KBIA Sports Extra

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.

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10:00 am
Wed April 24, 2013

Tenure, non tenure: why does it matter at MU?

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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.

But that’s not unique, the New York Times reports in the last few decades colleges across the country have been hiring more NTTs.

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.

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.

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Science, Health and Technology
11:13 am
Fri April 12, 2013

MU Doctor new head of largest medical specialty org in the U.S.

Dr. David Fleming
Credit University of Missouri Health Care

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.

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.

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6:24 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

MU honors students that passed away this year

Dozens of people attended the service on the MU campus in Columbia
L.C. Chandler KBIA

Flags are at half-staff on the MU Campus, as the university pays respect to those that have passed over the past academic year.

The families and friends of nine students gathered with students and faculty in the Memorial Student Union for the annual MU Remembers memorial.

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3:57 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

No MU-Governor debate this year over tuition hikes

The University of Missouri School of Law hired Gary Myers as its new dean.
Adam Procter flickr

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.

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12:58 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

NCAA won't detail Haith/Miami investigation until it investigates its own process

MU basketball Coach Frank Haith
KBIA Sports Extra

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.

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10:12 am
Tue January 22, 2013

Report: MU's Haith expected to face NCAA charges for time in Miami

MU basketball Coach Frank Haith
KBIA Sports Extra Karen Mitchell

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.

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Sandy Hook Elementary School
2:32 pm
Mon December 17, 2012

Memorial service on MU campus honors Newtown victims

A memorial service for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on the University of Missouri campus, December 17, 2012
Ryan Famuliner KBIA

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.

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9:02 am
Fri December 7, 2012

UM System Students Likely To Face Tuition, Fee Increases Again Next Year

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Originally published on Fri December 7, 2012 12:19 pm

Updated at 5 p.m. following the presentation to the Board of Curators.

Students at the four campuses of the University of Missouri system are likely to face tuition and fee increases again next year as the school struggles to cope with an ongoing decrease in state funding.

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3:26 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

Sequestration would hit MU research funding hard

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.

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7:43 am
Fri November 16, 2012

MU pushes forward its smoke-free campus policy

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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.

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5:49 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

MU College of Agriculture receives grant for new laboratory

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.

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8:26 am
Mon August 20, 2012

MU group plans celebration of University of Missouri Press, amidst planned changes

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.

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.

Science, Health and Technology
9:25 am
Wed August 15, 2012

MU medical researchers accused of plagiarism

KBIA file photo

Two University of Missouri heart researchers are accused of plagiarism after a medical journal retracted an article they co-wrote.

The Columbia Missourian reports that the American Journal of the Medical Sciences pulled the February 2012 article after determining that the authors "plagiarized significant aspects" of a 2006 article in the journal Heart.

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Science, Health and Technology
5:24 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

MU Health System receives federal grant for new 'high-tech, high-touch' program

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.

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.

The technology component of the program involves a partnership between the Kansas City-based Cerner Corporation and MU.

5:55 pm
Mon June 25, 2012

Missouri seeks stadium expansion for SEC move

The University of Missouri has unveiled its long-promised plans to upgrade athletic facilities as it moves to the Southeastern Conference.

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5:05 pm
Mon May 14, 2012

MU's Tiger Spot gone

Photo courtesy of University of Missouri

More than 10 years after it was created, the Tiger Spot mosaic in front of MU’s Ellis Library was torn apart and hauled away Monday morning.

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9:34 am
Wed April 25, 2012

In tough job market, MU Career Center sees increase in employment-seeking seniors

MU is trying to help soon-to-be graduates find employment in tough job market.
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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.

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