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Mizzou Madness

The Big 12 Tournament champion Tigers are ready to roar into the 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament as the West Region’s No. 2 seed.

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Countdown to Tipoff

The Tigers – set to take on the Norfolk State Spartans at approximately 3:40 CDT on TNT – waited behind the scenes while assistant coaches Tim Fuller and Ernie Nestor scouted Mizzou’s next possible opponent in the Florida-Virginia game.

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Madness to sadness

The 2011-12 Tigers were poised for a historic run heading into the West Region of the NCAA Tournament March 16, 2012, in Omaha, Neb. Instead, the No. 2-seed Big 12 Tournament champs fell to No. 15 Norfolk State 86-84 in one of the biggest upsets in Mizzou history.

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Literary-scientific gardens

Five undergraduate biology and English students set out to analyze a novel through both literary and scientific lenses.

Technology boosts mental health

Using telehealth technology, MU doctors helped rebuild post-tornado Joplin’s emotional well being without leaving their posts in Columbia.

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Examining hospitals’ social media savvy

New technologies, including electronic medical records, digital X-rays and telehealth services, are revolutionizing the medical industry. But Facebook?

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Greener buildings

For decades, engineers and designers have thought of buildings as jigsaw puzzles. But Robert Reed thinks that needs to change.

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Storytelling goes digital

A new degree in digital storytelling is in the works that would train students in the art of narration while providing hands-on experience with the technologies of digital production.

Innovation meets corporation

From Apple to Amazon, there are plenty of corporations succeeding by innovating. But innovation affects every company, not only the ones selling cutting-edge technology, says Elaine Mauldin, associate professor of accounting.

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Make a model, explore a problem

Whether predicting how a disease will spread through a population or tracking the transmission of cell phone signals, researchers today have access to more data than ever before. But making sense of it is simple: Use complexity modeling.

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Research, write, perform

Forget walking a mile in another man’s shoes — Matt Saltzberg believes that the path to understanding is to speak a while in his words.

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Home sweet CoMo

Columbia’s qualities would make it quite a catch on any matchmaking website: smart, charming, athletic, artistic, hardworking, musically inclined and a fantastic cook. Who wouldn’t fall madly in love?

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Alley allure

Alley A, the quirky avenue off the beaten path, is just one of CoMo’s many shopping opportunities.

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Chew chew train

One of CoMo’s best features is its gastronomic variety. Take a springtime stroll downtown and inhale an aromatic array ranging from Far East to Deep South to backyard burgers.

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Columbia's art scene thrives

During the past five years, old buildings on the northern edge of downtown Columbia have blossomed into a haven for the arts.

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Eyes of the storm

Computer science instructor and independent filmmaker Chip Gubera returns home to interview survivors of Joplin, Mo., tornado.

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How the brain adapts

Every day we perform functions with our hands without giving it a second thought. Mizzou newcomer Scott Frey not only thinks about those seemingly simple acts, but also studies them.

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Members of the academies

Several MU faculty serve the National Academies of Science, an exclusive group of scientists who advise policymakers.

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Genetic entertainment

A National Academy of Sciences member, Jim Birchler is known worldwide as a genomics researcher. But To hundreds of Mizzou students, he is better known for his classroom theatrics.

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Mizzou: wired and wireless

At Mizzou, the goal is not to merely keep up with the modern wired student, but to stay ahead.

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Wired for health

“For the amount of money we’re spending, we should be able to create more health,” says Michael LeFevre, chief medical information officer at MU Health Care.