Category: University of Missouri – St. Louis

December graduate Jacob Beers leaves environmental impact on UMSL campus

Jacob Beers, who will graduate with an MA in communication in December 2019, enjoys a passion for the outdoors and is dedicated to sustainability. (Photo by August Jennewein) Walking a mile in Jacob Beers’ shoes means trekking through snow, scrambling up boulders and crushing leaves on a forest floor. When it comes to the outdoors,

Professor E. Paulette Isaac-Savage inducted into The International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame  

UMSL Professor of Adult Education E. Paulette Isaac-Savage (right) was inducted into the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame for her research on adult education and learning experiences of African Americans in church-based education thanks to a nomination from Mary V. Alfred, professor of adult education at Texas A&M University. (Photo by Aleksandar

Archeologist Anne Austin’s discovery of ancient Egyptian tattoos featured in national, international media

UMSL Assistant Professor of Anthropology Anne Austin’s research on ancient Egyptian medicine, disease and health networks combines the fields of osteology and Egyptology. She’s discovered some of the only known tattoos on Egyptian mummies. (Photos courtesy of Anne Austin) Pop culture conjures images of ancient Egyptians in bold eye makeup, jewelry and ornate headdresses. After

Alumnus Adrian O. Walker sees the world through his own lens

Adrian O. Walker shows his work at The Greens in Columbia, Missouri. (Photo by Craig Hackey) By David Morrison When Adrian O. Walker first enrolled in the University of Missouri–St. Louis, he was a photography major. That didn’t last long, though. “When I got to the class, I saw that everybody had a camera. I

Fall commencement ceremonies set to honor more than 1,400 new graduates

UMSL will confer more than 1,400 degrees during three commencement ceremonies held Dec. 14 at the Mark Twain Athletic Center. (Photo by August Jennewein) The University of Missouri–St. Louis will celebrate more than 1,400 new graduates on Dec. 14 as the university concludes the Fall 2019 semester with a trio of commencement ceremonies at the

Media Coverage: November 2019

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UMSL designated first Regional IPSERA Centre of Competence in North America

The International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association certified UMSL’s Department of Supply Chain and Analytics as a Regional IPSERA Centre of Competence, the first in North America. More and more business is conducted globally with elaborate supply chains linking companies across continents. Students in the Department of Supply Chain and Analytics in the

UMSL Tritons weekly rewind

Junior guard Jose Grubbs poured in a career-high 28 points last Tuesday in a victory over Ohio Dominican, the first of two Tritons wins in the UMSL Thanksgiving Classic. Men’s Basketball UMSL defeated Ohio Dominican 70-64 and Lincoln 76-59 last week during its UMSL Thanksgiving Classic before coming up short to NCAA Division I Indiana

Ask an Expert: Jill Delston examines sexism in contraceptive access, medicine

In her new book, “Medical Sexism: Contraception Access, Reproductive Medicine, and Health Care,” Associate Teaching Professor of Philosophy Jill Delston examines medical sexism through the lens of contraceptive access. (Photo by August Jennewein) Medicine, historically, has had some ridiculous ideas about women. In the 1800s, for example, doctors used to think running would cause a

UMSL establishes partnership with Dimitrie Cantemir Christian University in Romania

From left: Dimitrie Cantemir Christian University Founder and President Corina Adriana Dumitrescu, Vice-Rector for International Affairs and Professor Ramona Mihaila, Professor and Rector Cristiana Cristureanu and UMSL Interim Chancellor and Provost Kristin Sobolik and UMSL Senior International Officer George T. Sipos were present at the signing of a memorandum of understanding that established a partnership between

NASA postdoctoral fellow Nathan Roth examines the solar system

NASA postdoctoral fellow Nathan Roth discovered his passion for comets in UMSL’s Department of Physics and Astronomy. (Photo by August Jennewein) By Timothy Wombles Nathan Roth didn’t plan on getting into comets when he came to the University of Missouri–St. Louis as an undergraduate student. He knew he wanted to study physics, but it wasn’t

UMSL named to list of 30 Best NASPAA-Accredited MPA Programs for 2019-20 by

Cordaryl Patrick, assistant vice president of community investment for the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, is just one of the local government and nonprofit leaders who have advanced their careers with a master of public policy administration from UMSL. (Graphic by Joan Barnidge) An untold number of local government officials and nonprofit leaders in St.

Empowering the Future: Emerson Community Scholarship students give as much as they get

From top left, clockwise: UMSL students Alayna Epps, Fredrick Muikia, alumna Rachel Fantroy, Emma Norman, Maleah Lucas,  Awa Konte, and many others, are recipients of the Emerson Community Scholarship, a $1.5 million commitment to UMSL scholarships from Emerson. (Photos by August Jennwein, graphic by Erin Hart) This fall marked five years since Emerson stepped forward

UMSL Accelerate EQ Pitch competition highlights student entrepreneurship

UMSL student entrepreneur Mark Melville demonstrates a prototype of a drink holder that sticks in the ground as part of UMSL’s EQ Student Accelerator Pitch Competition. (Photo by Karen Holman) The audience barely fit in the U.S. Bank Conference Room in Anheuser-Busch Hall on Thursday evening as students presented their business ideas at UMSL’s Entrepreneur

Summit showcases efforts of UM System researchers to shape a more sustainable future

Panelists listen intently to a question from the audience during the third session of last Wednesday’s UM System Research Summit titled “Converging Disciplines to Support Sustainable Development Goals,” held at the Ed Collabitat on UMSL’s South Campus. (Photos by August Jennewein) Members of the United Nations voted in 2015 to adopt a blueprint for sustainable

UMSL Tritons weekly rewind

Freshman Raquel Kessler goes for a kill against top-seeded Rockhurst University in the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament championship match. Kessler had 13 kills in the hard-fought 3-2 loss. Volleyball No. 22 UMSL swept Bellarmine and knocked off No. 13 Lewis en route to the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament championship match but were tripped

‘UMSL chose me’: Alumna and CFO Tanika Busch uses her role to help transform students’ lives

Tanika Busch, interim vice chancellor for Finance and Administration and chief financial officer, conducts a meeting with Brenda Hogenkamp (left) and Joann Wilkinson in her Woods Hall office. (Photo by August Jennewein) Tanika Busch, University of Missouri–St. Louis interim vice chancellor for Finance and Administration and chief financial officer, offered a welcoming smile as she

Staff Association Council gives UMSL staff members a voice

The Staff Association Council included 25 elected members, including an executive board. Members come from a variety of departments across the campus. (Photo by August Jennewein) More than 1,000 dedicated, diverse staff members make the University of Missouri–St. Louis campus run each day. They don’t always have the chance to cross paths, though. The UMSL

CIAC data architect Jonathan Leek works to quantify the hidden cost of vacancy

Jonathan Leek, the regional data architect with UMSL’s Community Innovation and Action Center, took part in an invitation-only accelerator program organized by DataKind and Microsoft to advance his work on vacancy in St. Louis. (Photo by August Jennewein) It can be hard to miss the broken windows, boarded-up doors and collapsing roofs on the red

New marketing campaign brings UMSL pride to St. Louis streets and airwaves

A new marketing campaign from University Marketing and Communications uses six pride points – Affordability, Connections, Diversity, Flexibility, Scholarships and Quality – to build awareness of UMSL in the St. Louis area. (Photos by August Jennwein) Right at the beginning of November, the first billboard popped up proudly displaying the word Diversity on a background

Economics grad student advocates for families with the power of math

Maia Elkana, an UMSL economics grad student, is studying the impact of family decision making on the health of the economy. She hopes to add her voice to public policy matters and show that society benefits when parents and children receive the support they need. By trade, Maia Elkana is a social worker, nonprofit founder

National Association for Interpretation honors Theresa Coble with 2019 Fellow Award

  National Association for Interpretation members honored Theresa Coble with the organization’s highest award Friday. Coble’s work focuses on partnering with the National Park Service to educate visitors about important natural, cultural and historical resources. (Photo by Burk Krohe) Theresa Coble’s career as an educator and interpreter – someone who teaches outside of traditional academic settings

Deborah Burris celebrates 36 years of service

UMSL Director of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer Deborah Burris celebrated her retirement, effective Nov. 1, last Friday in the Century Rooms in the Millennium Student Center. (Photo by August Jennewein) On Friday, a long line of well-wishers – colleagues, students and friends – queued up behind Deborah Burris

Harris Center honors Missouri Botanical Garden, Saint Louis Zoo for work in Madagascar

Saint Louis Zoo President and CEO Jeffrey Bonner, UMSL biology PhD Fidisoa Rasambainarivo, Anna Harris, UMSL biology PhD Cynthia Hong-Wa and Missouri Botanical Garden President Peter Wyse Jackson gathered at the conclusion of Friday night’s 23rd World Ecology Award Gala at the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center. Bonner and Jackson accepted the award from

New UMSL Women’s Hackathon organizers aim to increase participation in tech

Teams of students, alumna and friends raced to solve problems related to the day’s theme, Women of Tech, during the daylong Women’s Hackathon on Nov. 2. (Photo courtesy of Nicole Gaehle and Rebecca Craine) One of co-organizer Nicole Gaehle’s favorite parts of the Nov. 2 UMSL Women’s Hackathon was acknowledging all the participants with certificates

UMSL education propels PhD student to local government, United Nations

UMSL alumna Ameena Zia now lives on the East Coast with her daughters, 3-year-old Lana and 11-year-old Eva, and husband Dr. Yaseen Zia. Zia earned her political science PhD from UMSL in May. (Photos courtesy of Ameena Zia) In 2012, Basra Noor of Ballwin, Missouri, was pulled over and arrested for an outstanding warrant for

UMSL Tritons weekly rewind

Senior outside hitter Selena Nolte led the 23rd-ranked volleyball team to victories over Missouri S&T and Maryville over the weekend to close out a 27-3 regular season. She also moved past Carla Addoh to the top of the program’s career kills list with 1,425 and counting. Volleyball No. 23 UMSL closed out the regular season