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Fall 2013 Issue

Homecoming 2013

It’s the most wonderful time of the year in CoMo: Homecoming! Get the latest on Tiger football, a tailgating family, three women setting the standard and the day’s festivities.

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Richard Orin

Accounting for Ethics

Celebrity clients are nice, but Richard Orin’s inspiration came from an accounting professor.

Katie and Brian Thompson

Back Yard Investing

Centennial Investors puts money in Mizzou-based startup companies.

Lindsey Murray

CSI: South Asia

An MU alumna lands a full-ride scholarship to the University of Cambridge.


The Shape of Your Genome

Knowing the genome's 3-D structure could improve diagnosis, treatment.

Gina Ceylan

Teaching How To Teach

A blind PhD student teaches others how to make their classrooms more inclusive.

Alex Madinger

Revolutionary Printing

New graduate starts 3-D printing business.

Joshua Dalton

Finding His Way

The Flagship Scholar Program made Joshua Dalton a Tiger.

Anthony Cross

Lawyers In Training

A Mizzou School of Law graduate talks about his life-changing experience at the MU Family Violence Clinic.

1949 Homecoming queen coronation at Mizzou

A Night to Remember

The first and last formal Homecoming queen coronation at MU.

White House Decision Center

West Wing Simulation

Kansas City Alumni Chapter members experience The White House Decision Center.



Determined To Be First

First-generation students at MU face a variety of challenges.


Finding Freedom's Path

A Mizzou alumna helped free a woman imprisoned 32 years for killing her abusive husband.


Family Tradition

Three generations of a Linn County family were quilters.


Running Back

Henry Josey returns to the field.

Memorial Stadium

Healed and Hungry

The 2013 Tigers look to improve in the SEC.


The Black and Gold Standard

Use this guide to plan your trip to CoMo.

The Krieger family

Tailgate Solace

Tailgating helps heal a family tragedy.


Setting the Standard

Meet the 2013 Homecoming directors.

Around the Columns

Brady Deaton

Thinking Beyond Campus

Deaton and wife Anne will lead MU international institute.

Janet Farmer

MU to Host Childhood Obesity Symposium

Multiple factors contribute to obesity.

Emily O'Brien

Next-generation Water Research

An undergraduate researcher is helping to make water safer.

Missouri state capitol frieze

Frieze Frames

Models of the Missouri State Capitol friezes hang in Jesse Hall.

David Mendoza-Cozatl

Lifting Heavy Metals

Plants can get bad metals out of the ground and good metals into your diet.

Kris Hagglund

Health Professions Hires New Dean

Kristofer Hagglund takes the reins as dean of health professions.

Peter Markie

Sound Philosophy

Philosophy professor ponders universal mysteries with his students.

Annie and Melissa Watsek, and Shay and Shelby Noll

Double Vision

Two sets of identical twins walk the halls of the School of Nursing.

3-D printed objects

Printing a New Dimension

3-D printing at MU is sparking medical and manufacturing breakthroughs.

plasma brush

Fill It Up

Research helps dental fillings last longer.

Lexington, Mo.

The New Battle of Lexington

MU helps Lexington, Mo., vie for arts dollars.

mizzou apparel

Clothes Call

Service fraternity collects clothes to be resold.

Boyd O'Dell

Lifelong Research

At age 96, Boyd O'Dell is still researching and publishing.

Gwynn Hall

Reconstructing Nutrition

MU Nutritional Center for Health to open in renovated Gwynn Hall.

Stephen Kanne

Autism Center Broadens Reach

Executive director meets with health professionals across the state.

Strep throat bacteria

Fighting Harmful Bacteria

A new therapy tackles the scourge of strep throat.

pill bottle

Second Thoughts on Cholesterol Pill

MU research shows downsides to statins, a class of drugs that reduce cholesterol.

Angela Speck

Helping STEM Branch Out

MU focuses on graduate student training in STEM fields.

Bradford Farm

Some is Good, More is Better

Mizzou helps low-income Missourians eat more healthfully.

Niedermeyer porch

Boone County Bedrock

One of Columbia's oldest buildings will remain standing.

MU wind turbine

A (Little) Windy City

MU installs wind turbine to further Climate Action Plan.


Renovating Responsibly

Maintenance and repair work is becoming a major problem at MU.

Alumni News

Tracey Mershon

Presidential Priorities

For the new Mizzou Alumni Association president, it's payback time.

Mary McMurray

Truman Dreams Come True

An MU alumna lands her dream job at the Truman presidential library.


Second Chance

Organ transplant coordinator's job begins when patients pass away.

Todd McCubbin, M Ed ’95

At Ease

Chancellor Brady J. Deaton's retirement prompts a look back.

Allison Girvin, Greeley Kyle and Josh Hayes

La Famiglia

Students who complete a journalism degree at MU are part of the family.

José Gutiérrez

No Accounting for Hard Work

From immigrant to company president, José Gutiérrez has made the most of America.

Arvarh Strickland

Transformative Teacher

Arvarh Strickland, MU's first black professor, leaves a perpetual legacy.

Sierra Jones and Kony Ealy

Sacks for Cierra

Mizzou lineman sacks for his sister.