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University of Missouri

Summer 2014 Issue

Web Extras

Stephanie Berg

Watch Stephanie Berg talk about what it was like to have the St. Louis Symphony perform one of her compositions.

Web Exclusives

Laura Scherer

Cry Babies

When infants sleep poorly, fatigued parents want answers.

Mizzou ultimate frisbee

Frisbee Happy

Mizzou club relishes ultimate Frisbee experience.

Sean Hennessey

Changing Key

Piano man returns to school to teach.

Zach Parolin

Mark Twain Fellowship Rewards Perseverance

New fellowship rewards students who fall short of Rhodes, Fulbright, others.

MU Extension historical tractor

MU Extension Celebrates 100 Years

Smith-Lever Act established Cooperative Extension Service in 1914.

Dylan Kelly Mizzou baseball

Infield Chatter

Mizzou catcher’s communication skills translate to the diamond.

MaryEllen Chilton and Dana Huyler

Love Comes Full Circle

MU alumni married in Speakers Circle return 15 years later.

James STowers

Heart of Gold

Philanthropist and entrepreneur James Stowers, BA ’47, dies.


Jonathan Murray

Making Reality a Reality

Reality TV pioneer Jon Murray’s gift establishes MU’s documentary film journalism program.


Building Priorities

Construction projects rebuild, remodel and renew a 175-year-old university.


Early Glory

Stephanie Berg, a young composer setting out to remake fine art music, gets her big break.


Speech and Spectacle

Speakers Circle is MU’s epicenter of free speech.


Chronic Success

Researchers are making strides against cancer, diabetes and stroke.

Around the Columns


The Truth About Katz and Dogs

Dachshunds help doctors treat Batten disease.

books and apple

What’s New at the Honors College

Honors College makes changes large and small to curriculum.

aerial bond life sciences center at mizzou

Developing Collaborative Answers

MU’s Life Sciences Center celebrates 10 years of interdisciplinary research.

DARI machine

Space Age Sport Space

High-tech tool helps Missouri Orthopaedic Institute treat athletes.


MU Bolsters Title IX Policies

MU changes sexual assault reporting policy.

Treehouse Treasures


Entrepreneurial student launches green website for baby products.

mini x-ray technology

The Incredible Shrinking X-ray

A small X-ray machine developed by MU engineers is proving to be a big hit.

Patricka Williams-Simon

Prep School

MU PREP receives grant to increase diversity in biomedical sciences.



Students create adaptive clothing for people with disabilities.


Populating the ER

A new emergency medicine residency program starts this summer.


Educating the State

Residents across Missouri benefit from MU’s educational outreach.

Ron McGarvey

Engineering Solutions

A new faculty member explores the array of public policy questions requiring engineering solutions.

Lexie Cartee

Called to Civil Service

Mizzou ’39 recognizes outstanding seniors.

Yong Volz

Women Winning Pulitzer Prizes

Do women get their fair share of Pulitzers?

Mizzou Rugby

Come and Get Scrum

The Tigers-Jayhawks rivalry is alive and well.

Marvin Foster

Foster’s Home

For Marvin Foster, life after football means helping the elderly.

academic hall, university of missouri

M-I-Z, B-O-O-K

175th anniversary history book to be published.


Music in the Genes

The Curreys are one big musical family.

Gary Savill and Barbara Stampfli-Savill

Animal (Medicine) Lovers

Love for animals prompts $2.5 million estate gift to College of Veterinary Medicine.

Mizzou Moves

Moving Right Along

Student-athletes teach grade schoolers about health.

Ann Harrell

Exemplary Educators

2014 Kemper Fellowships for Teaching Excellence announced.

Ellis Fischel MD Anderson Partnership announcement

Ellis Fischel Joins Leading Cancer Network

MD Anderson affiliation gives access to cancer leader.

Alumni News

Tiger Prowl

Surveying Seniors

Graduating seniors reflect on their time at Mizzou.

Todd McCubbin, M Ed ’95

F-A-M, I-L-Y

It’s a Mizzou family, on campus and off.

Larry Fletcher

Charlie Chaser

Larry Fletcher is filling retirement with books about his Vietnam War experience.

Reginald and Robert Stockman

A Farmer’s Life

Farm life set this law school alumnus on a different path.


Developing Dreams

MU Extension small business program helps entrepreneurs pursue their dreams.

Charlie and Shirley Brown

A Team of Teachers

College of Education grads Shirley and Charlie Brown celebrate 48 years.

Kate Nolan

Planes, Chemistry and Automobiles

Kate Nolan graduated in May 2013, then moved to St. Louis to work with fighter jets.

Harold Cook

An Experiment in Giving

A donor honors his father through a scholarship to MU student.


Teaching Traditions

Former AASB member becomes Central Florida alumni chapter president.

Win Horner

Writing a Winner

Win Horner was a pioneer for writing at MU.

John Karel

An Urban and Urbane Park for St. Louis

John Karel’s quarter-century refurbishing Tower Grove Park in St. Louis.

Kris Peck and Tom Cruise

Give the Man Props

Kris Peck makes the stuff of movies.

Tarrah Cooper and Rahm Emanuel

Windy City Wonder

Tarrah Cooper returns home to Chicago and big-time politics.

Lucy and Ron WIllett

Message of Love

A Mizzou alumnus helps parents grieve for their own lost Tiger.