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University of Missouri

Spring 2014 Issue

Web Extras

Booche’s interior

See more historical photos of CoMo’s cornerstones, including Booche’s and the Heidelberg.

Web Exclusives

Angela Greiling Keane

Free Speech(es)

At age 38, journalism graduate leads a leading professional organization.

Safe Trek app screenshots

Failing Forward

MU students turn class competition into life lesson.

brown recluse

Once Bitten — or Not?

Rapid spider bite tests can speed doctors in correctly diagnosing unusual skin lesions.

mizzou study abroad florence

MU To Increase Study Abroad Participation

Short-term programs popular as MU aims for 30 percent of students studying abroad.

Francis Quadrangle

Homecoming Hangouts

Famous alumni name their favorite CoMo restaurants.

Johnny Cash at Hearnes University of Missouri 1976

We Love You, Columbia!

Big musical acts have been coming to Columbia for decades.



New Leader in Residence

Lessons from boyhood shape Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin’s leadership approach.


A Survivor’s Story

After the death of her family, Béa Gallimore searched and found a new calling.


The Boys of Summer

Mizzou’s 1954 NCAA champion baseball team celebrates the season’s 60th anniversary in 2014.


More Than Bones & Stones

Anthropology faculty explore links between evolution and human behavior.


In The Beginning

It’s difficult to imagine a time before these CoMo classics.

The Shack University of Missouri

Ghosts of CoMo’s Past

College hangouts come and go through the years.


Live from CoMo

Check out spring 2014 live performance in Columbia.

Gunter Hans Columbia Missouri

CoMo’s (Slightly) Hidden Treasures

To find the best new spots in CoMo, you’ll have to venture beyond Broadway and Ninth.


Trucking Along

Food trucks are the latest food trend to roll into Columbia.

Around the Columns


Cattle, Bison, Neanderthals and You

Jerry Taylor traces human history through cattle genomes.

Mizzou Engineering Shamrock

Luck of the Irish

Engineering students have celebrated E-Week since 1903.

Maithe Enriquez

Peers Keep It Real

Nursing professor develops peer-led intervention for individuals with HIV.

Ahmed Sherif El-Gizawy and Raja Gopaldas

Safety Valve

Researchers reduce the risk of a life-extending surgical procedure.

money cross

Render Unto Caesar

Tax break or tax loophole? It might depend on how religious your community is.


Hunger Aplenty

Missouri’s food insecure population doubled since 2001.

cow squeezer

Funds Benefit Large Animals

New state funding improves large-animal program.

Jacoby Lab at Mizzou

Reinventing the Toilet

Researchers are creating a high-tech waste treatment device for developing countries.



Missouri Students Association opens Truman’s closet, a free business attire lending program.

black bears

Bear Down, Bear Up

Black bears make their way back to Missouri.


Parks and Reputation

Mizzou Advantage helps attract top nutrition professor.

Kari Lane

Amped-up Research

Nursing professor works to increase hearing aid use among adults with hearing impairments.

Edward Snowden protest

First Amendment Responder

MU law professor Christina Wells speaks on speech.

Diverging diamond interchange

When the Wrong Way Is the Better Way

A new intersection design increases traffic flow by 30 percent.

Saskia Robertson

Tigers Find Their Calling

Mizzou students raise thousands for student scholarships.


50-50 Chance

Mizzou proposes capital projects for state matching money.

Adults in care facilities appreciate social activities. Photo by Rob Hill.

Snog & Grog

Preserving personal identity is key for people with long-term or terminal illnesses.


Residency Shortage Limits Doctor Supply

As medical schools increase enrollments, number of residency spots need to grow.

Christopher Strelluf

Look Who’s Talking

MU doctoral student studies how Kansas Citians speak.

Jon Murray gift to the University of Missouri School of Journalism

Documented Generosity

Reality TV pioneer donates $6.7 million to establish a documentary filmmaking program.


Putting Up Big Numbers

Alumni engagement reaches new heights during football postseason.

Alumni News

Rex Ricketts

Do I Hear 80K?

Ag Alumni Association sets the pace for support.

Todd McCubbin, M Ed ’95

Change is Good

Mizzou hires a strong leader.


Whatever Floats Your Boat

Former Mizzou lineman now anchors a different type of crew.

Glenn Blumhorst

Peace Corps Prep

MU alumnus plays key role in establishing Peace Corps Prep Program at Mizzou.

Tyrone and Renee Flowers

A Higher Calling

From life to love, the Flowers have it figured out.

Tom Nagel

St. Louis Welcomes You

A new mural is in the works for the St. Louis waterfront.

Rep. Mike Thomson Geyer Award

Thomson Wins Geyer Award

Mizzou Alumni Association recognizes commitment to higher education.

Rep. Ike Skelton

A Lifetime of Public Service

Former Missouri Rep. Ike Skelton died Oct. 28, 2013, at 81.

Charlie Digges

Digging MU’s Past

Charlie Digges, BS BA ’40, has celebrated MU’s birthdays since the 100th.

Aneisa Sherrill-Mattox

Welcome Home, Veterans

MU alumna uses personal experience to run homeless veterans shelter.

2013 Mizzou Volleyball SEC Champions

Proving Something

Mizzou volleyball’s 35-1 season was one of the best in Tigers history.