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Missouri Regional Life Sciences Summit planned for March 8-9 in Kansas City

The first-of-its kind Missouri Regional Life Sciences Summit will take place March 8-9, 2010, at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The theme of the summit is "Animal to Human Health Collaborations: Regional Partnerships for Innovation."

Mizzou makes 2010 recruiting class official

See the football Tigers' class of new recruits - ranked No. 21 in the nation - in action. National Signing Day was Feb. 3, 2010.

Border Showdown puck drops

In a sport known for its vicious collisions, rowdy crowds and high drama, is it any wonder fans turned out in droves to watch Kansas and Missouri¿s hockey clubs battle on the ice?

MU Athletics Hall of Fame unveils six new plaques

Four outstanding student athletes, one broadcasting pioneer and a championship baseball team have been selected for induction into the University of Missouri Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame.

Cooperating on climate change

MU geographers Mike Urban and Mark Cowell work together to predict and demonstrate how a few degrees of climate change will affect the United States by 2100. In December, they traveled to Copenhagen for the UN climate change summit.

Navy sinks Tigers

An up-and-down football season came to a disappointing end for Mizzou as the Navy Midshipmen beat the Tigers 35-13 Dec. 31 at the 2009 Texas Bowl in Houston.

The beginning of an era

At the 76th Annual FedEx Orange Bowl Jan. 5, 2010, players from Georgia and Missouri will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1960 game. Relive those football Tiger glory years.

Tigers earn Braggin' Rights for 2009

Missouri Tigers snap nine-game losing streak against Fighting Illini.

Mammograms: For young women, more may not be better

Julie Kapp, assistant professor of family and community medicine at MU, has found that, despite national recommendations, an estimated 29 percent of women younger than age 40 report already having had a mammogram.

Ressel to the rescue

The 118th gridiron meeting between the University of Missouri and the University of Kansas Nov. 28, 2009, was one of the most memorable games of the nation's second longest-running rivalry.

Tackling tuition

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon and public university leaders join to keep education affordable.

MU veterans wage a new war

For three Mizzou students, renewable energy isn't just a sustainability issue, it's a national security issue. "I am a soldier, therefore I am an environmentalist," said Billy Froeschner of Columbia. Froeschner, Dan Sewell and Kevin Jones took that message to Washington on Sept. 10, 2009.

Solar roller

Team Missouri finished 11th at the 2009 Solar Decathlon on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., Oct. 8-21, 2009. Missouri's house was the most visited house at the decathlon, with 21,313 visits. The competition saw a total of 305,000 total visits.

Mizzou Botanic Garden turns 10

View photos of the Mizzou Botanic Garden, which celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2009 and covers campus with 11 thematic gardens, three tree trails and seven special plant collections.

Six heads are better than one

The School of Accountancy has implemented a new teaching model in Acct 8401: Contemporary Issues in Professional Accounting, Audit & Tax Practice by having five alumni team-teach the course with a MU professor.

Professors hit the hardwood

MU instructors are accustomed to calling the shots behind a lecture-hall podium. But when basketball Coach Mike Anderson laces up and joins the professors who regularly shoot hoops on campus, it's his class that's in session.

Hoisting Stein

For Coach Cindy Stein and the Missouri women¿s basketball team, the goals for 2009-10 are straightforward and streamlined. "The expectations are to win, plain and simple," says Stein.

Sneak peek at new Student Center's phase 2

The new design is all about Mizzou. Beetle Bailey takes up permanent residence in Mort's Lounge, The Shack is reincarnated and black and gold reigns.

Black and gold and diamonds

Read highlights of the Tigers men's basketball preseason, and check out the champions' new bling.

Rolling onward and upward

Biology major John Gilbert is an integral part of MU's burgeoning wheelchair basketball team. Gilbert won gold in Europe as part of the USA Under-23 team.