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University of Missouri

Winter 2013 Issue

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Mizzou football players shake hands

A Welcome Homecoming

The Tigers best Kentucky for their first Southeastern Conference win.

Robin Jones Shields next to a Boeing 777-200 engine

Mizzou Grad Soars as Senior Airline Captain

Robin Jones Shields felt love at first flight.

Dr. James Stevermer and medical student Amanda Shipp examine an elderly female patient

The Nearest Doctor

Mizzou educates rural students to practice medicine in rural areas.

Mizzou researchers

Early Detection of Lung Cancer

MU scientists receive Coulter funding for lung cancer treatment.

examples of gold nanoparticle images

Gold Nanorods Diagnose Colon Cancer

Nanoparticles tagged with peptides fit like keys into tumor receptors.

Running back Henry Josey during a 2011 Mizzou football game

Nano Knees

Mizzou researchers are using nanotechnology to improve ACL surgery.

John Viator operates a laser light

Shedding Laser Light on the Problem

A new photoacoustic device adds much-needed data to the art of treating burns.

Thumbs Up “V” for Victory, I Love You book cover

Meet Mr. Brady

Read a book excerpt about Tom Brady, BA ’24, for whom Brady Commons was named.

A Lasting Effect book cover

The Get-well Guitarist

Read an excerpt from A Lasting Effect, Reflections on Music and Medicine.

illustration of Dr. Hugh E. Stephenson Jr.

The Doctor Is In

Hugh E. Stephenson Jr. served the university as a student, surgeon, professor and curator.


Truman the Tiger from the back

The Truth about Truman

Go inside the black-and-gold fur to discover what it’s like to be Mizzou’s mascot.


Bringing Up Truman

Former athletic director Joe Castiglione recalls Truman’s early days.

Paul Crabb conducts the University Singers

Lifting Voices

Choral conductor Paul Crabb’s teaching blends music and life.

illustration of chicken made from soybeans

Bock Soy

Soy-based chicken invented by MU scientists to roll out nationwide.

Desktop computers

Waste Not, Want Not

Looking for the deal of a lifetime? University Surplus may have what you want.

overhead view of students walking to class

Full House

Residential Life plans for growth.

construction outside Mark Twain residence hall

Mark Twain Hall Gets a Redo

Workers remake Mark Twain Residence Hall inside and out.

photo illustration of mizzou basketball players on airplane

Cleared For Takeoff

Coach Frank Haith and his 2012–13 Tigers soar into the season.

Mizzou women's basketball

Plotting Trajectory

The Mizzou women’s basketball team takes another step toward rebuilding.

Around the Columns


M-I-Z, Zoo

Mizzou partners with Missouri zoos to support our endangered mascot.


Focusing on Autism Spectrum Disorder

MU researchers study children’s pupils to detect autism earlier.

stone monument to Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity


The Divine Nine stand outside the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center.

map of missouri

Care for Missouri

MU is the No. 1 educator of Missouri physicians.

Megan Johnson and toddler daughter play doctor

Future Dr. Mom

A med student mother of two navigates domestic and academic responsibilities.

three male students

Three Pamphleteers

Three students garner the Geyer Award, one of the Mizzou Alumni Association’s highest honors.

exterior of Beta Theta Pi house

Greek Town Gets a Facelift

Beta Theta Pi’s new digs.

dead tree

Campus Trees Lost to Drought

MU to plant 150 new trees by 2014.

man at podium

Altruistic Giving

A couple with no formal connections to MU gives $1.3 million for medical research.

ribbon cutting

School of Medicine Receives Largest Grant

MU uses IT to make health care better, cheaper and more personal.

man holding up tiny battery

Building a Better Battery

Nuclear batteries offer promise for providing reliable, long-lasting power.

african-american female student at desk with books

Top of the Game

Another record-breaking enrollment for MU.


Gold-plated Scholarships

Alumni show pride on their ride.

illustration of prehistoric crocodile

Identifying Crocodiles

MU researcher identifies prehistoric crocodile species.

Rick McGuire

The Cost of Winning

A new degree program and book teach positive coaching.

man on mountain bike

Finding Another Gear

Cancer survivor Dan Miller races toward a dual doctorate in medicine and pathobiology.

girl playing soccer

Kicking It Old School

The Mizzou soccer team makes noise in the SEC.

Alumni News

family of four with Mizzou apparel

Chapter Boom

New and resurgent alumni chapters take off.

Todd McCubbin, M Ed ’95

No Alumni Chapter Near You?

The Mizzou Alumni Association will help you start one.

class of beer on a black background

Tapping the Microbrew Market

A group of Mizzou alumni and an MU dean start up a local brewery.

old photo of a group of men

Something to Write Home About

Sixty years ago, a group of 44 MU students and graduates reunited in Seoul, South Korea.

book cover of Creole Belle

Alumni Bookshelf

Check out books by alumni.

wedding portrait of Kathy Wilcox Mabry and Tom Prost

Second-chance Romance

A cross-country romance blooms thanks to social media.

two hikers pose by a sign along the Appalachian Trail.

From MU to Mount Katahdin

Alumni start Appalachian Trail as strangers but finish as friends.

old photo of Dr. Hugh Stephenson

Iconic Doctor Has Big Heart

Hugh Stephenson leaves a lasting impact on MU’s School of Medicine.

group of men talking around a table

KC Trend

A Kansas City social event highlights Mizzou Alumni Association diversity efforts.

old picture of students forming human pyramid

Pyramid Scheme

A group of 1970s graduates returns to campus to rebuild the living pyramid of their student days.