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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.

Flags at MU are at half-staff today in memory of students who passed away during the past year.

MU professors discuss Martin killing

Apr 10, 2012
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University of Missouri professors from four different academic fields hosted a public discussion Monday about the February shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.

MU Law welcomes new dean

Apr 10, 2012
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The University of Missouri has a new dean of its law school after a search that began last summer.

The MU School of Medicine announced a partnership today with two hospitals. 

MU archaeology program reacts to predicted industry job growth

Mar 19, 2012
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In an archaeological ceramics class at MU, students are learning how humans in the past made pottery. But about three years ago, anthropology professor Todd VanPool started another class in response to a growing demand for professional archaeologists. Over the summer, students can earn credit for fieldwork at a dig site in New Mexico.

“They can learn how to, uh, use the tools properly, how to fill out the forms and do all the things that we expect from professional archaeologists,” VanPool said.

Exam: March 19, 2012

Mar 19, 2012
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This week’s show is all about the University of Missouri. MUs Nuclear Science Engineering Institute ceased to exist last week. The law school has recovered a bit in the national rankings. And increased demand for archeologists in the state has prompted a new program at MU.

Medical patients awaiting joint transplants may soon have greater access to donor cartilage thanks to a new storage method developed by University of Missouri researchers.

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An orthopedic surgeon who was hired by the University of Missouri to take over a position at a partner hospital is suing.

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The group of Kansas City business leaders who tried unsuccessfully to keep Missouri from leaving the Big 12 Conference for the SEC included former University of Missouri president Gary Forsee.

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Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul spoke at the University of Missouri today, two days before the state’s caucus. The visit comes as Paul trails the other Republican candidates by a significant margin in the delegate count. KBIA's Ryan Famuliner and Scott Kanowsky report.

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  • Governor Nixon asking for funding for the blind.
  • MU dissolves Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute.
  • FEMA turns down Missouri's request for disaster aid.
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A research team at the University of Missouri recently released a study that can improve the quality of batteries for electric cars.

Winning the Big 12 tournament was not quite enough to earn a Number One NCAA tournament seed for Missouri.

Students push for UM Curators vote

Mar 5, 2012

Students at the University of Missouri are ramping up their efforts to change the status of the student representative on the system's Board of Curators. Bill Raack reports that legislation to give the student curator voting rights is working its way through the Missouri General Assembly.

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The University of Missouri Police Department is offering lessons over the next three months on how to respond to an armed threat.

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Plans for more student aimed housing in Columbia are being discussed.

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The Big 12 conference announced its agreement with MU on its website Tuesday afternoon. Here is the text of the article posted on the conference's website:

Newscast for February 27, 2012

Feb 27, 2012

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University of Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton spoke to the University of Missouri-Columbia Faculty Council Thursday before its regularly scheduled meeting. This was the council's first meeting since the University system's Board of Curators approved tuition increases that leave the system with a $47.1 million budget gap.

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Missouri’s men’s basketball game against Kansas on Saturday was the 267th time the teams have played.  But it could be one of the last times the long time rivals will compete since MU is moving to the Southeastern Conference next year.  Opposing petitions have sprung up in Kansas and Missouri to either save or end the Border Showdown.

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This week on the show: Brady Deaton talks with the MU Faculty Council for the first time since announced cuts. Plus, a little discussion of the future of the MU-KU rivalry.

Newscast for February 27, 2012

Feb 27, 2012
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Analysis of an agreement reached over new state Senate districts.
  • Columbia Transit is looking to cut costs from its 2013 budget.
  • Some Missourians will have to pay more out-of-pocket for Medicaid coverage under new state plan.
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MU Extension will premiere a documentary about the life of Eliot Battle, a long time educator and counselor for Columbia Public Schools.

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  • Expected job cuts at the University of Missouri
  • High school athletes are at risk for concusssions
  • Missouri files for No Child Left Behind exemption
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The University of Missouri's in-state undergraduates received a good news today.  The UM Board of Curators voted to hold tuition increases to three percent starting this fall.  In past weeks there was discussion of raising tuition by two or three times that much.  However, the proposed tuition increase will leave MU with a forty-seven million dollar budget gap.

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MU Scientists have received a 5.5 million dollars donation from the Sidney Kimmel Foundation. The money will go toward efforts in the search for new forms of alternative energy.

Members of the Missouri Student Association traveled to Jefferson City Tuesday to ask state officials to rethink their proposal that would raise student tuition next year.

 Former University of Missouri running back Derrick Washington has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of domestic assault against an ex-girlfriend.

Newscast for February 14, 2012

Feb 14, 2012
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