Division of Applied Social Sciences ⋅ Page 20

Dying for a Ride

Barriers cause rural women to suffer a higher incidence of breast cancer

Women living in rural Missouri who must drive long distances to health care providers are more likely to be diagnosed with late stage breast cancer, research at the University of Missouri shows.

Partnering for improved nutrition

MU interdisciplinary team works to improve nutrition and access to healthy foods

Biting into a fresh tomato or enjoying the crisp sweetness of an apple are pleasures that not everyone always gets to enjoy. While the nutritional value of fresh fruits and vegetables is well-documented, and although the local food industry has grown tremendously in the last several years, access to nutritious, local produce is not something that’s readily available to everyone with a limited income.

Christine Cochran to top position at Commodity Markets Council

Christine Cochran, who graduated magna cum laude from the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources with a bachelor’s of science degree in agricultural economics, has been named president of the Commodity Markets Council in Washington, D.C.

Rural Sociology Graduate Student Jordan Dawdy inducted into Rollins Society

On April 22, Jordan Dawdy, a second-year doctoral student in Rural Sociology, was inducted into the Rollins Society during Tap Day ceremonies at the University of Missouri. The Rollins Society was created in 1994 by the Graduate and Professional Council to recognize graduate and professional students at MU who have significantly advanced the well-being of communities — academic or otherwise…

Penn State Researcher Assumes DASS Leadership this Summer

Jill Findeis, Distinguished Professor of Agricultural, Environmental and Regional Economics and Demography at Penn State University, has been named Director for the MU Division of Applied Social Sciences effective Aug. 15. She replaces Mike Nolan who retired after 40 years of service to the University.

Executive in Residence: Christine Cochran

The intricate commodity market became a little less confusing to students when Christine Cochran, president of Commodity Markets Council, came to CAFNR as the 38th Reich Executive-in-Residence April 12-13.