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Around the Columns

Back to the future

At a Nov. 29, 2007, meeting in Kansas City, Mo., the University of Missouri System Board of Curators recognized MU's historical significance to the state when it voted to allow MU to identify itself simply as the University of Missouri.

New system president forsees growth

The University of Missouri System welcomed its 22nd president Dec. 20, 2007.

Business gets a new name

In honor of a series of gifts over the past decade from one of its star graduates, the College of Business now calls itself the Robert J. Trulaske Sr. College of Business.

On the road for FFA

Joining FFA (formerly Future Farmers of America) as a freshman in high school opened the world to Zach Kinne.

Taking care of graduating

Brad Pitt is Mizzou's most famous dropout, but if Ruth Wright has anything to do with it, he - and thousands like him - will graduate.

Studying a broad topic

America is facing a big problem, says Chris Hardin, a professor in the Department of Medical Pharmacology and Physiology.

A pleasant plasma

Dentistry has come a long way since ancient Egyptians applied olive oil, dates, onions, beans and green lead to soothe throbbing teeth.

Larger than life

Over the past 30 years, sculptor Sabra Tull Meyer has created more than her share of larger-than-life bronze figures and sold them to art lovers all over the country.

Skeet shooter sets her sights on global adventures

World-class skeet shooter Haley Dunn hopes to travel to Beijing in August as part of the U.S. Olympic team.

Soccer standout snags Big 12 honor

As a new soccer recruit, Alysha Bonnick arrived at Mizzou thinking that she wouldn't even get to play.