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March 7, 2018
Mizzou Advantage will end officially June 30, 2018, so that resources can be invested in new programs and initiatives that can advance scholarly activities at MU. We appreciate your support over these past eight years and wish you continued success. Mizzou Advantage FAQ When will Mizzou Advantage end? Mizzou Advantage will officially end on JuneRead more »
October 19, 2017
The Mizzou Advantage is pleased to announce a call for high impact conference proposals that support one or more Mizzou Advantage areas including Food for the Future, One Health/One Medicine, Sustainable Energy, and Media of the Future. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until funds have been expended. Requests are limited to $20,000.Read more »
October 13, 2017
All MU graduate students and postdoctoral scholars are eligible to apply for a $1,500 mini-grant to conduct small research projects on undergraduate/graduate teaching and learning methods and impacts. The application deadline is 5 p.m. on Oct. 25, 2017. Additional information is available at http://gradstudies.missouri.edu/cirtl/cirtl-events-courses.php.
October 4, 2017
Register for the free Mizzou Innovators conference, Oct. 12, 2017 from 1 to 5 p.m. in Monsanto Auditorium, MU Bond Life Sciences Center. Investment, business, tech-transfer and faculty pros will share what it takes to commercialize early-stage innovations. Free and open to the public. See the full schedule and register here.
July 27, 2017
The Mizzou Advantage Interdisciplinary Research Grant guidelines were updated July 24, 2017. Visit the Research Grants page to download the latest version of the guidelines.
June 6, 2017
The Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders‘s ECHO Autism program connects health care providers with patients and families living in rural areas, effectively helping families get the answers they need without traveling or waiting to see a specialist. Read more at http://bit.ly/2rWsxwW
February 9, 2017
MU’s longstanding culture of collaboration encourages faculty to partner with like-minded researchers from other fields. The Mizzou Advantage initiative builds on this rich history in four deep-seated areas of strength: Food for the Future, Media of the Future, One Health/One Medicine, and Sustainable Energy.
December 2, 2016
Here you will find a wide variety of prepared materials highlighting MU excellence including publications like PowerPoint slides, one-page marketing pieces and booklets as well as videos and video mailers. To complete your publication or mailer, you can also upload your own customized files or videos. Download a PDF at no cost, or submit aRead more »
November 1, 2016
The MU School of Medicine, College of Engineering, College of Veterinary Medicine, and Mizzou Advantage initiative announce a Request for Applications for pilot projects in translational science and biomedical innovations. The goal is to support pilot projects of up to $50,000 that will subsequently be highly competitive for external funding. Proposals must reflect strong collaborationRead more »
June 18, 2015
June 16, 2014
MU professor Trupti Joshi developed the the Soybean Knowledge Base (SoyKB), a free online database that will allow greater collaboration among international researchers, scientists and farmers to solve questions encountered in soybean research. Story By: MU News Bureau COLUMBIA, Mo. – In the era of “big data,” many scientific discoveries are being made without researchersRead more »
June 3, 2014
‘The Mizzou Advantage’ turns four years old this summer and celebrates producing collaborative interdisciplinary research, raising more than $13 million and bringing nationally renowned faculty to The University of Missouri campus. The organization also announced Jerry Frank as the new faculty fellow, effective June 1. Story by: MU News Bureau COLUMBIA, Mo. — TheRead more »
May 30, 2014
MU professor John Fennell received the RR Donnelley Lifetime Achievement Award from the City and Regional Magazine association’s conference in Washington, D.C. Fennell’s journalism career spans more than 35 years. He joined the Missouri School of Journalism’s faculty in 2005 as the Meredith Chair in Service Journalism, where he continues to teach magazine writing andRead more »
May 7, 2014
Cheryl Shigaki, an associate professor in the MU School of Health Professions, found that information technology, such as smartphone applications, can help dieters integrate healthy behavior changes into their daily lives. Story by: MU News Bureau “According to Shigaki, prior research on weight loss programming has shown that social and informational supports are important for individuals’ dietingRead more »
February 27, 2014
Stacey Woelfel has been named the first director of the new Jonathan Murray Documentary Journalism Center at the School of Journalism. Story By: Missouri School of Journalism Dean Mills, dean of the Missouri School of Journalism, announced today that Stacey Woelfel, news director at KOMU-TV and associate professor of journalism, has been named the first director of theRead more »
January 24, 2014
he University of Missouri announced Dec. 19 a $4.5 million research grant that will fund the creation of the MU Center for Patient-centered Outcomes Research.
January 16, 2014
Julie Starr, a doctoral student in the Sinclair School of Nursing and a family nurse practitioner at the Women’s Health Center, found that using a comprehensive, nonsurgical treatment plan significantly improves symptoms in women with pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD), a range of symptoms that include bladder and bowel problems as well as pelvic pain.
NewsPro magazine ranked the University of Missouri’s Journalism School first by a survey of members of the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA).
November 21, 2013
Research Reactor officials at the University of Missouri announce a partnership to produce a radiopharmaceutical to assess heart damage.
November 12, 2013
The University of Missouri is one of 16 public institutions to be designated an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University by the Association of Public Land-grant Universities.
October 1, 2013
Two University of Missouri School of Journalism students have created a multimedia exhibit documenting the stories of Boone County residents. This project involved collaboration among undergraduates, master’s students and MU faculty.
September 20, 2013
University of Missouri’s Brian Maurer, assistant teaching professor of film studies, and Chip Gubera, instructor in the computer science department, have recently collaborated to create Joplin, Missouri-A Tornado Story.
August 26, 2013
As MU prepares for a new academic year, new facilitators for the education component and Media of the Future will continue the progress of the Mizzou Advantage.
August 5, 2013
A new product that can help animal farmers reduce billions of dollars in heat-related losses was recently released by the University of Missouri.
July 11, 2013
Collaboration among faculty and students from the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism, Computer Science, Human Environmental Sciences, Engineering and MU Extension has resulted in the development of an app that will help consumers locate, store and prepare fresh local produce.
July 5, 2013
A new smartphone app, unveiled at the Reynolds Journalism Institute Tech Showcase in May, promises to give university students more assurance of a safe walk across campus.
June 3, 2013
Five Missouri School of Journalism alumni talked to a packed room of high school students from around the U.S. about what to expect from a college-level journalism program, emphasizing the importance of starting early on developing expertise and a following.
May 31, 2013
Famous Footwear, a leading shoe retailer of Brown Shoe Company, challenged Mojo Ad to differentiate their brand from other shoe retailers in the market at the beginning of the spring 2013 semester.
May 23, 2013
“Given what is happening on campus with Mizzou Advantage and building interdisciplinary graduate programs, it’s an exciting time for the Graduate School,” said Rubin.
May 17, 2013
Tony Lupo, department chair of Soil, Environmental and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Missouri-Columbia, recently appeared on a Moscow television station.
May 13, 2013
A partnership formed in spring 2011 between Hallmark and Mizzou centered on digital storytelling.
May 6, 2013
The Mizzou Advantage-funded “Health, Wealth & Society” desk has won another prestigious Murrow award from the RTDNA, for “news documentary.”
May 3, 2013
Hundreds of participants gathered to hear a variety of talks ranging from “The Birth of Human Media” to “Social Design and the Search for Self”.
May 1, 2013
After stopping tray use, food waste dropped by approximately 6,000 pounds per month.
New communication technologies can have negative consequences for both soldiers and families, says co-director of MU’s Terrorism and Disaster Center.
April 24, 2013
Tractor rollovers are the single deadliest type of farm accident in the United States. Latest figures from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health said there are approximately 250 tractor rollover fatalities each year.
Studies suggest children with autism are more likely to become obsessed with screen-based media use.
A technique developed by University of Missouri Professor of Engineering Shubhra Gangopadhyay’s group may make food contamination testing more rapid and accurate.
April 16, 2013
“Health systems engineering students need exposure to computer science and information technology”, Brennan said.
April 8, 2013
Interdisciplinary researchers from the University of Missouri have found that families with children who have an Autism Spectrum Disorder view dog ownership as positively impacting their households.
April 3, 2013
In early 2013 University Hospital opened the new patient tower, including the newly relocated Ellis Fischel Cancer Center. The new addition boasts “smart” rooms that record patient vitals and transmit information automatically to the electronic medical record.
March 19, 2013
As recently as the Vietnam and Korean wars, soldiers’ families commonly had to wait months to receive word from family members on the front lines. Now, cell phones and the internet allow deployed soldiers and their families to communicate instantly.
February 13, 2013
MU is investing $2.5 million overall to develop 16 new online programs in order to increase access to higher education and enhance the number of graduates in specific industries. The School has been awarded $93,730 to develop its new programs.
January 14, 2013
Researchers Jean Ispa and Noriko Porter have found success in message boards for mothers to safely and annonymously express concerns to their peers.
December 13, 2012
The book is a how-to-guide for college and university educators preparing their own grant proposals.
December 11, 2012
The free iPad app launched in November which highlights key stories from the print edition combined with digital content from the magazine’s blog and website.
December 10, 2012
Broadcast and print journalism students have collaborated to create a multimedia project highlighting the small-town lives of rural teens, in the hopes that this series will be a model for other news organizations.
December 7, 2012
The competition prompts students to analyze an actual company’s website and present the findings to a panel of judges, in which strategic communication students were awarded fourth place and $1500.
December 3, 2012
Thanks to the work of doctoral student Edson Tandoc, Jr., correlations have been found between varying degrees of press freedom and happiness in several countries. According to Tandoc, many factors contributing to quality of life can be affected by freedom of the press.
November 30, 2012
Mu professors Mitchell McKinney and Brian Houston have been comparing tweets in different regions to those nationwide to determine differences in conversations based on location.
November 1, 2012
Our own in-house ad agency will be directing USFWS to capture the diverse audience of young adults in an effort to encourage natural resource stewardship and volunteerism.
October 29, 2012
By employing a new content strategy which charges readers after a story has been published for 24-hours, the Missourian has joined a movement towards boosting revenue digitally.
October 25, 2012
A recent survey has revealed that many newspaper publishers are optimistic about the future in print journalism, along with digital platforms.
MU researchers have developed a virtual social gaming environment to encourage engagement with today’s current news among young people.
October 12, 2012
Fresh ideas about how to improve life in cities will be offered up in lectures provided by influential Columbia residents at the TEDxCoMo event scheduled for Saturday at City Hall.
October 7, 2012
Researchers at the University of Missouri have found that citizens of countries with press freedom tend to be much happier than citizens of countries without free presses.
August 22, 2012
Mizzou Advantage researchers release studying about how college students view body image and nutrition.
June 4, 2012
Two-thirds of U.S. adults now use at least one mobile media device in their daily lives, according to a national survey recently conducted by the RJI.
May 30, 2012
Team Scope demonstrated their story recommendation engine and self-service advertising network this week at Hearst Tower in New York.
May 23, 2012
The Religion News Service (RNS) has launched a network of websites to thoroughly cover national and local religion news.
An initiative will promote long-form storytelling and research how it can contribute to new business models for journalism organizations.
A new digital newsroom will help key business decision-makers in Missouri gain a competitive edge.
April 27, 2012
Recently, MU unveiled its strategy for “One Mizzou.”
April 24, 2012
A Mizzou Advantage program has won some national praise.
April 17, 2012
Missouri School of Journalism professors Tim Vos and Stephanie Craft will collaborate with colleagues from more than 80 other countries on a two-year “Worlds of Journalism” study.
April 10, 2012
MU researchers have found an abundance of sexual objectification in music videos featuring female artists.
The nation’s premier organization for journalism leaders and one of the world’s leading institutions for journalism education and innovation are joining forces.
RJI has partnered with HCD Research to conduct studies that will enable online content producers to create websites that are more effective at communicating their messages to their target audiences.
March 26, 2012
Faculty and students discussed the media’s affect on teenagers’ body image during a March 15 meeting.
March 16, 2012
When junior Ben Poland began information technology classes his freshman year, he thought he primarily would learn about the post-production aspect of films.
March 9, 2012
RJI fellow Peter Meng debuted his social media-based classified ad platform in a Silicon Valley festival.
March 2, 2012
Wenjun Zeng, who has previously worked on projects for Mizzou Advantage, recently was named an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellow in recognition of his professional accomplishments.
A University of Missouri College of Engineering professor has enhanced smartphone capabilities for target localization and tracking functions.
With an objective to inventory local business assets for startup ventures, local entrepreneurs, as well as several community organizations assembled on September 13th, 2011 in RJI’s Palmer Room to hear from local leaders as well as to participate in hands-on information gathering exercise.
Missouri’s Reynolds Journalism Institute is a think tank for reform in media, and this story focuses on one demonstration. From Reynolds Journalism Institute COLUMBIA, Mo. — The next survey measuring diversity within U.S. newsrooms, a major initiative of the American Society of News Editors (ASNE) for 33 years, will be conducted by the Center forRead more »
Steven Waldman delivered the keynote address on Nov. 15 at a day-long symposium on the comprehensive and far-reaching report.
The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) and the Missouri School of Journalism will partner with HCD Research to conduct a national study among 18-70 year-olds to determine their media use and reactions to how news sites are structured and navigated.
Saying developing media for the future will rely largely on Internet behaviors is an understatement. That’s why RJI is focusing studies on such things. From Reynolds Journalism Institute Traditional media, such as newspapers and television news, require readers and viewers to intentionally seek out news by picking up a newspaper or turning on the television.Read more »
On April 10-12, 2011, the Reynolds Journalism Institute, MU Libraries and Mizzou Advantage from the University of Missouri, and the Library of Congress, brought together professionals from archives, historical societies, libraries, news publishing and news content vendor industries, to discuss the benign neglect and the growing need to rescue threatened news collections.
In an effort to break the traditional mold, as most other media platforms have, KOMU-TV 8 has created a unique space for journalists that no other broadcast has.
A will provide for the development of online and mobile applications for ballot delivery but will not allow for any form of electronic return of voted ballots in an election.
The survey, conducted by the Center for Advanced Social Research (CASR), a program of the Reynolds Journalism Institute, shows that readers prefer the printed copy to the online version, with 48 percent saying they never read the local news online.
This week, the University of Missouri begins a one-of-a-kind technology-based online game that will engage students and community members in a new way.
February 28, 2012
Many video games have begun incorporating religion as a key aspect to plot points and story lines. Greg Perreault, a doctoral student in the University of Missouri School of Journalism, found that the many newer-generation video games equate religion with violence in the game narratives.
At Mizzou, the goal is not to merely keep up with the modern wired student, but to stay ahead.
A new degree in digital storytelling is in the works that would train students in the art of narration while providing hands-on experience with the technologies of digital production.
February 24, 2012
To prepare movie buffs for the ninth annual True/False Film Fest, MU will host a three-day conference Feb. 29 through March 2 titled “Based on a True Story: Intersections of Documentary Film and Journalism” at the Reynolds Journalism Institute.
December 28, 2011
In 2011, 20/20 Columbia proved that great ideas taste even better when they’re delivered fast and fresh. Now, the project is ringing in 2012 with a new website that features videos of past presentations.
December 6, 2011
As public debate about global warming, pollution, water shortages and the organic movement intensifies, issues about food are often at the center of the controversy. For journalists, explaining how food is grown and why it matters means first understanding the science, then making it relevant.
October 7, 2011
Juanamaria Cordones-Cook, professor of Spanish and researcher of Afro-Hispanic literature, has helped assemble Mizzou’s Ediciones Vigía collection: a series of handcrafted books from Cuba.
MU students get to use 3-D design labs to create virtual reality designs.
Alumnus Brian Hamman helps advance the online presence of one of the nation’s biggest newspapers: The New York Times.
An interdisciplinary MU course allows students the opportunity to participate in all phases of the filmmaking process.
As documentary films gain more mainstream appeal, especially among adult audiences no longer wowed by box-office heartthrobs and teen comedies, Columbia has emerged as a cinematic city of choice for nonfiction fans.
A fellowship program, funded by a $1.5 million Howard Hughes Medical Institute grant, selects 14 MU science undergraduates to help conduct research and to produce science news.
Tina Bloom, assistant professor in the Sinclair School of Nursing, is researching a Web-based program designed to help women develop individualized safety plans.
MU educators Robert Shay and Andrea Heiss are organizing a symposium and festival in fall 2012 in hopes of spurring discussions on how new media and technology are affecting art and how MU can prepare students for art careers.
The post-MTV generation has come of age. They are artists and advocates, entertainers and engineers — and they’re using media to achieve their dreams.
The advent of online news has contributed to the closing of hundreds of newspapers across the country. MU is investigating ways to ensure the records created by those newspapers don’t disappear.
Adrian Holovaty, BJ ’01, has found perhaps the smallest way to slice up the news pie – by the city block.
A new mobile app development class at MU teams journalism students with engineering students and gives them the opportunity to build apps for phones, tablets and more.
Elizabeth Baker, associate professor in the College of Education, hosts Voice of Literacy, which covers new literacy education research.
Although children with autism sometimes struggle to discern mood from facial expression, a new virtual learning environment is helping.
Advertising and subscriptions have paid for newspapers in the past, but with that model on the wane, what will fund journalism in the future?
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