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Education
3:38 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

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

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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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Education
5:46 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

MU to announce next chancellor

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The University of Missouri plans to announce its next chancellor on December 5th, in the Donald W. Reynolds Alumni Center.

Former chancellor Brady Deaton retired on November 15th, and had served as chancellor of the university for 9 years. Many faculty members anxiously await the announcement of the new chancellor, especially those who have worked under multiple chancellors.

Professor of Biochemistry Frank Schmidt said he’s seen two types of chancellors at MU over the years.

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Sports
10:55 am
Mon December 2, 2013

Mizzou captures SEC East crown, will face Auburn in championship

Henry Josey (20) avoids a tackle on his way to the winning touchdown Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, against Texas A&M in Columbia.
Credit Karen Mitchell / KBIA Sports Extra

Henry Josey watched helplessly from the sideline last fall, rehabbing from a serious knee injury, while Missouri was getting pushed around in its first SEC season.

The senior running back’s legs produced the go-ahead score in a win that put the fifth-ranked Tigers in the SEC championship game.

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Sports
2:35 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

Student group "Antlers" kicked out of second straight MU basketball game

The Antlers (file photo)
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A University of Missouri student fan group was kicked out of its second straight men's basketball game over what school officials call a pattern of inappropriate chants.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that members of The Antlers were ejected from Mizzou Arena on Monday night early in the second half of Missouri's 78-64 win over IUPUI.

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Weather
8:13 am
Mon November 25, 2013

MU installs 250 beacons to enhance campus alert system

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The University of Missouri has installed a new beacon alert system on the Columbia campus to help students, faculty, and visitors know when there is an emergency. For instance, in the case of a weather emergency, violent individual threat, or fire, the siren and light on each beacon will be activated.

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Education
8:59 am
Thu November 14, 2013

MU donation recognizes student veterans

University of Missouri Professor Newton D'Souza (left) and Chancellor Brady Deaton (right) look at the recently unveiled memorial honoring war veterans in Memorial Union on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. D'Souza's student, MU senior Karen Johnson, created the design selected by the Chancellor's Military and Veterans Committee. It features MU's iconic six columns missing one column to indicate soldiers fallen in duty.
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The University of Missouri has received a major gift donation to fund a scholarship for military veterans.

Confidential benefactors donated the $1 million gift to create full academic scholarships for veterans attending the University of Missouri. The new Col. Dwight B. Shannep U.S. Army Air Corps Veterans Scholarship Fund is named in honor of a World War II veteran from Versailles.

MU leaders announced the gift Wednesday morning in Memorial Union following a color guard ceremony in full military dress.

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Education
4:07 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

MU receives gift for veterans' scholarships

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The University of Missouri plans to use a $1 million gift to fund academic scholarships for military veterans.

The university announced Wednesday that it received the estate commitment from donors who wanted to remain anonymous. The donors did not attend the university but want the gift to honor Col. Dwight Schannep, a native of Versailles who fought in World War II for almost the entire conflict. Schannep died in a military plane crash shortly after the war.

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Education
3:51 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Missouri to buy into Arizona observatory

The University of Missouri plans to buy into a world-class observatory in Arizona, with a goal of doing research it currently isn't able to perform.

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Education
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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Education
5:40 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Federal grant boosts MU biomedical diversity program

Photo by Trondheim Havn via Flickr.

MU received a major federal grant Thursday to continue the diversity program in the biomedical science departments.

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Education
12:50 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

MU Chancellor Deaton, Provost Foster reflect on long careers

Chancellor Brady Deaton will depart November 15th. Provost Brian Foster will leave at the end of this year
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In a wide-ranging interview this morning for KBIA's Intersection, retiring University of Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton and Provost Brian Foster reflected on their tenures at the university, noting its continued growth in spite of the economic slowdown and successful recruitment of out-of-state students.

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Education
3:25 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

MU gets $1.8M for modular nuclear reactors

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The Curators of the University of Missouri received a $1.8 million federal grant that will support research related to the production of small nuclear reactors (SMRs) at Ameren’s Callaway County plant in Fulton. The money came from a project called Make it in America Challenge, an initiative to create new jobs and encourage business in America.

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Education
7:37 am
Mon October 21, 2013

MU's SEC perk may be slipping through the cracks

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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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Education
6:01 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Some MU groups limping after shutdown fiasco

Some groups faced funding cuts during the shutdown.
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Now that the federal government shutdown has ended, agencies that were affected by the closure are trying to get back up and running.

University of Missouri extension’s Family and Nutrition program has had its budget cut because of the temporary lack of funding. The program provides educational material to 130,000 Missouri food stamp recipients, as well as classes on how to prepare the meals, what foods to eat and how to budget out a grocery bill.

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Sports
3:35 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Student attendance is down at collegiate athletic events

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College athletic programs across the country are witnessing a troubling trend in student attendance according to The Wall Street Journal.  Students aren’t showing up to the games like they have in the past.

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