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Around the Columns

Hollywood headliners

The University of Missouri rolled out the red carpet for its student athletes in star-studded-gala fashion May 3, 2010, at Mizzou Arena. View a slideshow of who showed up.

A spring in their step

For the first time in three seasons, the sun warmed the fans, the players and the Faurot Field turf during the football Black and Gold game April 17.

Tigers' dance begins in upstate New York

Coach Mike Anderson's squad will square off against the seventh-seeded Clemson Tigers in the East region (Buffalo, N.Y.) of the NCAA Tournament.

True/False a smash success in year seven

For fans of nonfiction film, the 2010 True/False Film Fest in Columbia was once again the genre’s premiere destination during a four-day weekend Feb. 25–28, 2010.

The budget picture for Mizzou? Bleak with a few bright spots

As the General Assembly puts together a state budget for next fiscal year, Missouri's public colleges and universities face a funding picture that would have been almost unthinkable a decade ago.

Filling his father's Nikes

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree when it comes to freshman guard Michael Dixon Jr., whose father, Michael Dixon Sr., holds the career assists record at San Jose (Calif.) State University.

Healing hand

Giulianne Krug, MA '03, assistant professor of occupational therapy in the School of Health Professions, is the only therapist within a hundred miles using a promising new therapeutic device called SaeboFlex, which may help speed recovery from strokes.

A new take on zombies

Anyone who has pulled an all-nighter for a final remembers the zombie-like feeling of trudging across the Quad. Now a new game of tag has hundreds of undead campus-dwellers feasting on the brains of fellow students.

Saving with energy audits

MU Extension's Human Environmental Sciences department offers help for homeowners seeking effective energy-saving solutions from reliable green builders. The first step of any home improvement plan involving energy efficiency upgrades is to have an energy audit.

His mission continues

Eric Greitens has been a senior fellow at MU's Truman School of Public Affairs since 2008, teaching a graduate-level course on public service, ethics and leadership. That's just the latest entry in this St. Louis native's overstuffed resume.

Tops in nursing research

Academic Analytics has ranked MU's Sinclair School of Nursing first for scholarly productivity among all public schools in the Association of American Universities.

From art to anatomy

MU Libraries' Special Collections, Archives and Rare Books division will host an exhibit March 4-26 in Ellis Library Colonnade titled "Anatomical Illustration: Art Informing Science: 1543-1950." Preview the exhibit here.