Media Coverage: January 2012

The University of Missouri–St. Louis makes a significant impact on the St. Louis area. Stories about the university, its scholars and their expertise are often covered by local and national news media.

Media Coverage highlights some of the top coverage, but does not serve as a comprehensive listing. This post will be updated with new highlights throughout the month and beyond.

Neil Branham, a freshman on the men’s basketball team, was quoted Jan. 26 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “UMSL is thriving under leadership of Tappmeyer.”

Niyi Coker, professor of theatre, was quoted Jan. 26 in The St. Louis American article “Love and undergarments: Niyi Coker directs Lynn Nottage’s Intimate Apparel at UMSL.”

Barbara Harbach, professor of music, was named the featured contemporary composer for February on Jan. 25 by WFIU (103.7) in Bloomington, Ind. Harbach discussed the St. Louis Low Brass Collective’s gala concert featuring a world premiere of her work Jan. 13 on “Cityscape,” a program on St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 FM.

Terry Jones, professor of political science, was quoted Jan. 4 in the St. Louis Beacon article “After virtual tie in Iowa, Missouri and Illinois may retain presidential clout.” Jones discussed the new session of the Missouri State Legislature Jan. 4 on “St .Louis on the Air,” a program on St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU. Jones discussed Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon’s State of the State address Jan. 18 on “St. Louis on the Air,” a program on St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU. Jones was a guest Jan. 25 on the KTVI (Channel 2) news segment “The State of the Union speech: The break down.”

David Kimball, associate professor of political science, was quoted Jan. 3 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “McCaskill in the middle: centrist or opportunist?” Kimball was quoted Jan. 24 in the St. Louis Beacon article “Obama’s populism hits GOP skepticism as campaign issues clarify.”

David Klinger, associate professor of criminology and criminal justice, was quoted Jan. 31 in the Associated Press article “Oakland tries new tactics against Occupy.”  The story ran in several other publications such as the Pasadena Star-News, The Oakland Tribune and San Jose Mercy News. Klinger was mentioned in a story about St. Louis violent crime rates. The story ran Jan. 29 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Jennifer McKnight, associate professor of art, was quoted Jan. 17, in the NOCO article “International poster exhibition debuts at UMSL.”

Ray Mundy, director of the Center for Transportation Studies, was a guest Jan. 18 on the KTVI (Channel 2) and KPLR (Channel 11) news segment “Proposed I-70 toll could hit wallet hard.”

Zach Redel, a senior on the men’s basketball team, was quoted Jan. 26 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “UMSL is thriving under leadership of Tappmeyer.”

Dave Robertson, professor of political science, was quoted Jan. 1 in the Associated Press article “McCaskill hopes Missouri voters will view her as watchdog in Senate,” which ran in several newspapers including the Columbia Missourian and Belleville (Ill.) News-Democrat. Robertson was quoted Jan. 18 in the St. Louis Magazine article “What Gov. Jay Nixon’s 2012 State of the State address means for Missouri and St. Louis.” Robertson was quoted Jan. 17 in the St. Louis Beacon article “Nixon focuses on education, jobs, campaign spending – and hope.” Robertson was quoted Jan. 24 in the St. Louis Beacon article “Obama’s populism hits GOP skepticism as campaign issues clarify.”

J. Martin Rochester, professor of political science, discussed whether or not university professors should provide extra credit Jan. 4 on “The Charlie Brennan Show” on KMOX (1120 AM).

Richard Rosenfeld, professor of criminology and criminal justice, was mentioned in a story about his work with the St. Louis Police Department. The story ran Jan. 30 in the St. Louis Beacon.

Steve Tappmeyer, head coach of the men’s basketball team, was quoted Jan. 26 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “UMSL is thriving under leadership of Tappmeyer.”

Kenneth Thomas, associate professor of political science, was mentioned Jan. 5 in the Chicago Tribune article “The fight over jobs.”

Drucilla Wall, assistant teaching professor of English, wrote the poem “Deer Woman at Fifty,” which was showcased Jan. 13 in the St. Louis Beacon article “Free Verse: Drucilla Wall.”

Charlie Woods, a junior on the men’s basketball team, was pictured Jan. 26 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “UMSL is thriving under leadership of Tappmeyer.”


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