The University of Missouri held an awards ceremony to announce a partnership between MU and the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation.
The official announcement occurred this morning and pertained to an approximate $600,000 grant. The grant will fuel six biomedical research projects through both the MU College of Engineering and MU School of Medicine.
The University of Missouri Board of Curators voted unanimously in favor of renovating the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th floors of the University Hospital building on Thursday. According to Interim Vice President Thomas Richards, the $19 million plan is necessary because the current state of the private patient rooms are not up to standards with the rest of the hospital.
“These existing patient rooms are highly outdated when compared to the new rooms in the patient tower, the new Orthopedic Institute, and the other renovated portions of the hospital,” said Richards.
Residents living near a former metal aircraft manufacturing site in north St. Louis County are expressing concerns about contamination.
The Environmental Protection Agency hosted a public meeting Thursday night about the former Missouri Metals plant near Overland. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that EPA leaders told residents they're doing what they can to remedy the problem, but residents worry about health effects and decreases in property values.
Missouri recorded an increase in highway and waterway traffic and fatalities over Labor Day weekend. There were seven fatalities in car accidents in Missouri over the holiday weekend from a total of 248 traffic crashes.
Although the number of deaths matched the number from last year’s holiday, it was still an increase over a typical weekend. State Highway Patrol officers said that most accidents occurred on state highways, which saw the biggest increase in traffic due to the holiday. There were many factors that caused heavy traffic and accidents over the weekend.
Nearly a dozen Missouri agriculture groups sent a letter to Governor Jay Nixon this week calling for his support to oppose a dredging project in the Missouri River.
The project – near Arrow Rock, Missouri – was set up several years ago to create a shallow water habitat for several fish species including the pallid sturgeon – an endangered fish. Under the US Army Corps of Engineers plan, the soil excavated from the site would be deposited into the Missouri River.