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Web exclusive: Help for healthy eating

Melinda Hemmelgarn is passionate about helping children make healthy food choices.

High-tech LEGOs

It's more than just snapping plastic blocks together.

Prepare, don't panic

Media chatter about bird flu has slowed, but it's still a legitimate global threat.

Mapping Missouri's past

Sometimes a map can convey information in ways that words and numbers can't, says Walter Schroeder, associate professor emeritus of geography.

Web exclusive: Freshman 5,000

Freshman Mike Guinn got some assistance from his parents and Mizzou staff as he moved his essentials of college life into the Gillett Hall dorm room.

Web exclusive: Worming his way into medicine

Jordan Marshall plans to be a doctor, but for now, he's happy to be a worm curator.

Professor heads to war

A finance professor who urges his students to seek work experience through internships and travel has gone to extremes for his own work in the field.

MU attempts to compete

Faced with critical financial needs, campus leaders have drawn up a three-year plan — called Compete Missouri — that by July 2008 will raise $7 million a year through cost savings, new revenues and by not filling many vacant job positions.

Building honors pioneering professor

The General Classroom Building (GCB) was dedicated as Strickland Hall Oct. 19 to honor Arvarh Strickland.

Web exclusive: The sound of cancer

An MU scientist has developed a method for measuring deadly skin cancer using lasers that can detect a mere 10 melanoma cells in a blood sample.

Web exclusive: Expert encourages water conservation

Missourians need to take water conservation seriously now — before water shortages become a serious problem.

Scraping to scrap

MU's water polo club team has to scrape together the cash to play a scrappy sport.

Blues and BBQ

To celebrate its 150th anniversary, Boone County National Bank is hosting a downtown Columbia birthday bash.