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Viator Earns Mizzou Award for Undergraduate Advising

John Viator, assistant professor of biological engineering at the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, was awarded the Outstanding Undergraduate Mentor Award at the University of Missouri Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum on April 27. The award, given by the Office of Undergraduate Research, recognizes faculty members who support and promote undergraduate research and creative and scholarly achievements.…

Committed to the Students

CeCe Leslie wins Excellence in Education Award

The Excellence in Education award recognizes MU educators who support and value learning outside of the classroom. That’s exactly what Cecelia Leslie, the director of student recruitment for CAFNR, does every day in her commitment to student success. Leslie has been with CAFNR for six years working with students and their families during the college selection process. Part of her…

Agricultural Time Capsule

Predicting the effects of biofuel production by mining 120 years of agriculture research

Randall Miles, associate professor of soil science at the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, is part of an international consortium of scientists assessing and predicting these effects before biomass planting and harvesting is initiated. Unfortunately, they don’t have decades to set up experiments and gather data.

A Fellow in Regional Science

First woman in the association's 50-year history

Judith Stallmann, professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Missouri, was named a Fellow by the Southern Regional Science Association. Stallmann is one of only 20 Fellows named in the association’s 50-year history, and the first woman to receive the honor. When she received the award, Stallmann made a presentation at the association’s 2010 annual meeting on…

‘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,…