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CAFNR Honors Legacy of a Champion for Student Financial Aid

Allan Purdy, who dedicated his life to removing financial barriers to higher education, died Oct. 14, 2010 after suffering a stroke. He was 96. “With the passing of Allan Purdy, the financial aid community and students lose an irreplaceable advocate for college access and success,” said National Association of Student Financial Aid Administration President Justin Draeger. “Purdy was a pioneer…

A Well Regarded Chip

University of Missouri researchers honored by USDA secretary

A cattle genomics consortium from the University of Missouri and USDA Agricultural Research Service in Beltsville, Maryland has been awarded a 2010 U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary’s Honor Award.

Celebration of Excellence 2010

Frederick B. Mumford Awards Pictured above in feature image. From left, Vice Chancellor and Dean Tom Payne. 2009 Outstanding Faculty Award: David Baker 2009 Outstanding Staff Award: Evelyn Lindell 2009 Distinguished Service Award: Caleb Davis Outstanding Teaching and Advising Awards 2010 Outstanding Undergraduate Adviser: George Jesse 2010 Outstanding Senior Teacher: Donald Spiers 2010 Outstanding Early Career Teacher: Carla Barbieri 2010 Outstanding Graduate Adviser: Matthew Lucy (not pictured) Research…

Big Wheels for Students

Meals on Wheels fundraiser gives students a chance to give back

Volunteering for the Columbia Meals on Wheels’ Big Wheels fundraiser meant losing several hours of sleep for Meredith Hamilton, a senior in the MU Hotel and Restaurant Program. “I got up early just for this,” she said. Hamilton is one of several student volunteers for the annual fundraiser, which takes place during the week before Valentine’s Day. People around the…

Winning Dirty

The MU Soils Judging Team heads to a national competition

While Mizzou football dreams of going to a national conference event, another University of Missouri team has already cleared its regional trials and is heading for a national competition. The MU Collegiate Soils Judging Team, made up of students who study how soil forms and reacts to various management scenarios, took a solid second place in the Region Five contest…

Dining in Appreciation

Scholarships hold meaning for donors and students

More than 100 of CAFNR’s top students were able to do something not many of their peers get to do – personally thank a donor for the scholarship they received. Donors and students met and mingled, forging new friendships and sharing stories at the College’s Donor Appreciation Luncheon on Oct 13, 2009. Attendees were delighted to hear Julia Shuck, CAFNR…

Mapping new directions for K-12 education

MU prepares young people for opportunities in medical science

What do swine flu pandemics and stem cell biology have in common? Medical scientists use sophisticated mapping tools to track the development of both. The University of Missouri, with funding from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, is using mapping to give Missouri high school teachers and students a better understanding of fundamental concepts of human health, biology and medical sciences.

More than a century of tradition and graduates

MU's College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources launches new alumni into the world

Following a tradition started in 1874 with the first graduating class of the University of Missouri College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts, the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources celebrated its 135th graduation ceremony this May.

Hard-won knowledge

An alumnus heads the effort to teach Marines battlefield lessons

With suicide bombers, improvised explosive devices and combatants wearing civilian clothes, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are unlike previous conflicts that Americans have had to fight. To better prepare current and future Marines against these threats, it is imperative that the U.S. military systematically collect, evaluate and distribute the hard lessons learned on the battlefield.