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University of Missouri, Columbia

The University of Missouri was founded in 1839 in Columbia as the first public university west of the Mississippi River. Today, with an enrollment of more than 33,000 students, 13,000 full-time employees and 305,000 alumni, Mizzou is a $2.2 billion enterprise and an important investment for the state and nation.

MU students represent every Missouri county, all 50 states and 120 countries. For more than a decade, the university has welcomed record enrollments. In fact, the fall 2015 student body includes Mizzou’s largest number of high-achieving students who scored a 30 or higher on the ACT, the state’s biggest international student enrollment and a record number of students from minority groups.

Based on quality of teaching, research and scholarship, MU is one of only 60 public and private U.S. universities invited to membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities. AAU membership helps Mizzou attract external funding and recruit top faculty and students.

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a radioisotope-based drug, Lutathera® to treat certain types of tumors that can occur in the gastrointestinal tract and pancreas. 
Women with increased levels of cadmium — a metal commonly found in foods such as kidneys, liver and shellfish as well as tobacco - may have a greater risk for endometrial cancer, according to a new University of Missouri study.
Portions of the human skeletal structure were established millions of years earlier than previously thought, according to a researcher at the University of Missouri, Columbia.
The University of Missouri is one of 12 universities to receive a grant from the Association of American Universities (AAU) to further existing efforts to improve undergraduate education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.
“You can plan a road that looks perfectly fine on paper,” Martz says. Once actual people start using the road, though, the game changes. Drivers can be unpredictable. “Someone goes and does something, and you say, ‘I didn’t see that coming.’”
The University of Missouri implemented opportunities for faculty to redesign courses to be more effective and engaging for student learning by enhancing the effective use of technology in the classroom.
The University of Missouri offers a variety of undergraduate research programs to allow students to explore the unknown through hands-on work with faculty mentors and hopefully increase the number of students who pursue STEM fields.
The University of Missouri’s geology field camp helps create the most effective undergraduate learning: active, cooperative, and demanding.
The Sandra K. Abell Conversations about College Science Teaching are monthly meetings intended to spark discussion about different approaches to science teaching and encourage interdisciplinary conversations among faculty and graduate students in STEM disciplines at the University of Missouri.