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Three Myths About Red Autumn Leaves

Autumn gives us beautiful red leaves, but evolution can’t tell us why.

Daniel van Hoesen, Dan Paterson, Benjamin Bolin

No Wasted Energy

Three physics majors win regional clean energy business competition.

Mizzou food waste study

Greener Garbage

Professors explore the financial and environmental costs of campus food waste.



A product developed at MU could revolutionize the aesthetic medicine market.


Putting Physics First

Top teacher changes how science is taught in Missouri high schools.

Billy Vineyard

A Noble Chemist

MU alumnus Billy Vineyard, whose research won the Nobel Prize, dies.

Mobius Medical Systems

Engineering Friendships

Four alumni lead medical startup that makes radiation therapy safer.

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.

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.

Ron McGarvey

Engineering Solutions

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

Gary Savill and Barbara Stampfli-Savill

Animal (Medicine) Lovers

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

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.

John Karel

An Urban and Urbane Park for St. Louis

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

Liz Schulte

Super, Natural Storytelling

Local author finds her spooky niche.

Shawn Askinosie

From Bean to Bar

Shawn Askinosie of Askinosie Chocolate to speak at MU.

Safe Trek app screenshots

Failing Forward

MU students turn class competition into life lesson.

Mizzou Engineering Shamrock

Luck of the Irish

Engineering students have celebrated E-Week since 1903.

Ahmed Sherif El-Gizawy and Raja Gopaldas

Safety Valve

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

Jacoby Lab at Mizzou

Reinventing the Toilet

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

Diverging diamond interchange

When the Wrong Way Is the Better Way

A new intersection design increases traffic flow by 30 percent.


50-50 Chance

Mizzou proposes capital projects for state matching money.


Fighting the Film Industry

MU undergraduate helps battle troublesome biofilms on boats and wounds.

Corey Matzat and Gregory Triplett

Head of the Class

Presidential scholar from Nixa, Mo., chooses Mizzou.


Geothermal Heats Chicks Cheaper

An MU engineering professor is pioneering a way to make geothermal profitable.

Dallas Pineda

Loving the Lab

A sophomore biochemistry major spends time in the lab.

Janae Bradley

Wounded Research

Undergraduate research in wound care is propelling Janae Bradley to graduate school.

Larry Smarr

Gut-level App

Apps and the future of health care.

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