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Remembering the Repulser

Carolyn Heilman will visit her uncle's true gravesite, sixty-six years after his death during a combat mission

Until just a few weeks ago, the Hardin family of Columbia, Mo. believed that James Hardin was shot down and lost over the English Channel during World War II and that his tombstone in an English cemetery was only a cross marking an empty grave. A phone call from researchers investigating the crash of his B-24 bomber on April 22,…

Soybean Hero

Henry Nguyen elected as AAAS fellow

Henry Nguyen, director of the National Center for Soybean Biotechnology at the University of Missouri, was recently elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Nguyen was honored for his distinguished research contributions in plant genetics and genomics, and his leadership in plant abiotic stress, most notably in drought tolerance. AAAS fellows are elected annually for…

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…

MU Plant Science corn research published in Science magazine

Two University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources faculty members’ work has been showcased in Science. Published in the journal’s August issue, the co-authors’ two articles describe a massive genetic resource geneticists and breeders can use to unlock the basis of corn diversity.

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.

Bryan Garton Assumes Leadership of CAFNR Academic Programs

Bryan L. Garton was recently named interim associate dean and director of academic programs for MU’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. He previously served as CAFNR’s assistant dean of academic programs and professor of agricultural education.