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Feasting on Famine: Fighting ‘Hidden Hunger’ and Food Waste

Kiruba Krishnaswamy focuses on preventing food loss and extracting useful resources from food waste

Like many people, Kiruba Krishnaswamy loves to eat. She even calls herself a foodie, and she loves to explore the cuisines of different cultures. Despite her lifelong love of food, Krishnaswamy, an assistant professor of biological engineering, had never heard of food engineering before she went to college, but she was intrigued by it. One reason for her interest was…

From Missouri to Japan

CAFNR student selected for science communication fellowship

For most MU students, the semester is already well underway; however, science and agricultural journalism junior Erica Overfelt’s semester is just beginning — and thousands of miles away from MU’s campus, too. From February 2019 to July 2019, Erica will serve as a science communication fellow for the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) in Okinawa, Japan. OIST is…

Mapping Mizzou

CAFNR student creates live sustainability map of Mizzou 

Tucked away in various spots on Mizzou’s campus are 21 sustainability initiatives. Environmental sciences senior Erin Votaw is no stranger to these initiatives and their locations on campus. Votaw created an interactive map that allows users to tour Mizzou’s campus and learn about the environmental facilities and services MU offers. Her map is now featured prominently on the University of…

Promoting Missouri

CAFNR student works on the "Buy Missouri" Initiative 

Little did Mitchell Moon know that a conversation at the Missouri Cattlemen’s Convention with then-Lt. Gov. Mike Parson would land him a position working for Parson two days later. Moon, a parks, recreation and tourism junior, was attending the conference as the Missouri 4-H State President when he told Parson, now Missouri Governor, about his love for Missouri and his…

From City Politics to Plant Pathology

Megan Hall’s viticulture appointment is a partnership between Grape and Wine Institute, Division of Plant Sciences

As an undergraduate student at the University of Toronto, Megan Hall would have never envisioned spending her career in various vineyards throughout the United States. Hall earned a bachelor’s degree in East Asian Studies at the University of Toronto, eventually getting involved in city politics in New York. She worked for a city council member in the Bronx – and…

After Hours: Knight of Columbia

CAFNR professor calls bingo with the Knights of Columbus 

Starting at noon on (most) Sundays each year, the Knights of Columbus Council #1529 in Columbia holds bingo, and on about eight or nine of those Sundays, the person at the front of the hall calling the shots and running the show is Anthony (Tony) Lupo, an atmospheric science professor in CAFNR. Lupo has been involved with the Knights of…

Diving Deeper into Data

Christine Spinka serves as the consulting statistician for the entirety of CAFNR

Years of research leads to mountains of data. Wading through that data, organizing and making sense of it, can be an intimidating task. It’s a task that Christine Spinka is happy help with. Spinka serves as the consulting statistician for the entire University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. This is Spinka’s second stint with MU, after…

Representing Missouri

CAFNR student wins collegiate discussion meet

Holly Enowski wears a lot of hats and even the occasional crown. Aside from studying science and agricultural journalism at the University of Missouri, she is the reigning Miss Fleur de Lis, a member of Kappa Alpha Theta women’s fraternity, co-president of Mizzou’s Collegiate Farm Bureau and recently punched her ticket to represent Missouri Farm Bureau at the American Farm…

Biochemistry Excellence

Scott Peck, Shi-Jie Chen named AAAS Fellows

The University of Missouri recently had three faculty members named 2018 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Two of those faculty members, Scott Peck and Shi-Jie Chen, have ties to the Department of Biochemistry at MU. Peck is a professor of biochemistry and investigator in the Bond Life Sciences Center. Chen is an MU Curators…

Tapping our Natural Resources

Patrick Market, Sonja Wilhelm Stanis named to interim leadership positions in SNR

Patrick Market, professor and undergraduate degree program coordinator for environmental sciences, has been named interim director of the School of Natural Resources in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, effective Jan. 1, 2019. Sonja Wilhelm Stanis, associate professor, graduate emphasis area coordinator in natural resources (parks, recreation and tourism emphasis) and undergraduate degree program coordinator for parks, recreation…