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‘Weeding Out’ Midwestern Vineyards

Researchers tackle a growing problem to enhance the wine industry

Indulging in a glass of wine seldom conjures images of weeds. For the growing number of Midwestern grape growers cultivating their vineyards, such images come frequently to mind.

Civil War Weather Detectives

Analyzing a rain shower that may have helped keep Missouri in the Union

A meteorology student at the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources wants to plug this gap in the historical record. With guidance from the MU head of atmospheric science, he has become a weather detective, pulling together odd bits of meteorological flotsam from all over the world to compile a Missouri weather forecast almost 150 years backward in time.

Honoring the Man Who Wondered If There Was Life on the Moon

Display to recognize Charles Gehrke, MU professor and NASA investigator

In 1969, Charles Gehrke was asked to sign a document that was unprecedented in human history – a waiver absolving the U.S. government from lawsuit should Gehrke contract an extraterrestrial disease by examining moon rocks brought back from Apollo 11. The University of Missouri Biochemistry professor signed the form immediately, then dug into the task of discovering the secrets of…

A Non-Flying Office Addition

David Vaught is presented a new, but earth-bound trophy

Vaught, chair and director of graduate studies for the University of Missouri School of Natural Resources’ Parks, Recreation and Tourism department, was recognized in early March.

Raymond Schroeder, 1912-2010

The father of MU employee benefits and friend to horticulture passes

Raymond Schroeder, known as the chief architect of University of Missouri benefits, passed away in Feb. 12, 2010 at the age of 97. At the time of his retirement in 1982, he had been a member of the faculty of the University of Missouri Department of Horticulture for 48 years. He served as its chairman for 27 years. All University…

A Stormy Forecast

Spring Storm Season May be unusually Active, Says MU Atmospheric Sciences Researcher

The upcoming storm season could be more active than usual in Tornado Alley, according to a University of Missouri atmospheric sciences professor. Tony Lupo, department chair and professor of MU atmospheric science, said that the upcoming weather pattern resembles that of the turbulent 2002-2003 season when 109 tornadoes swept across Missouri – one of the worst seasons on record. Then,…

Easter Eggs? Check. Candy? Check. Flashlight? Check.

MU Parks, Recreation and Tourism students get practical experience at planning a big event

On March 25, children from Columbia will search for candy-stuffed Easter eggs after the sun goes down in the 2nd Annual Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt. This fun outing not only gives the kids something to look forward to, but it gives the MU Parks, Recreation and Tourism students the chance to give back to the community. In 2009, the City…

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…

Millions of miles to a Golden Apple

CAFNR students circle the globe in search of learning, lead by the director of the Study Abroad Program

University of Missouri students love going abroad to study.  They come home to report that the experiences have changed their view of the world and other cultures.  They enthusiastically share their new ideas for worthwhile careers in places that were once only names on a paper map. Helping College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources students to successfully and safely…

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…