Media Coverage: May 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.

Carole Basile, dean of the College of Education, was quoted May 4 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “Teaching colleges in Missouri, Illinois, balk at ratings.”

Jerry Dunn, director of the Children’s Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis, was interviewed for the May 10 KMOV (Channel 4) story “Wife of retired teacher charged with raping student accused of threatening victim.”

Vivian Eveloff, director of the Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life, was mentioned May 30 in the St. Louis Jewish Light article “If you knew Susie … Sue Shear, that is!” Eveloff discussed the Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life May 17 on “St. Louis on the Air,” a program on St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 FM. She was quoted May 9 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “UMSL’s Shear Institute the flash point of state budget debate.”

Chancellor Tom George was quoted May 4 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “UMSL looks to recreate Delmar Loop in north St. Louis County.”

Sheila Grigsby, assistant teaching professor of nursing, was featured May 7 in The St. Louis American article “Sheila Grigsby: Public health and faith-based interventions.”

Barbara Harbach, professor of music, was written about for the May 30 Fanfare article “Meeting Barbara Harbach.”

Ruth Hendrickson, associate teaching professor of French, was featured May 15 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “UMSL Instructor Receives Prestigious Honor from French Government.”

Terry Jones, professor of political science, was mentioned May 3 in The St. Louis American article “Judge rejects school transfer law.” Jones discussed what was and wasn’t accomplished in the just-completed session of the Missouri Legislature on May 21 on “St. Louis on the Air,” a program on St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 FM.

David Kimball, associate professor of political science, was quoted May 29 in the St. Louis Beacon article “Do politicians prefer plain speaking or high-falutin’ language?

Marilu Knode, professor of art history, was quoted May 23 in the St. Louis Business Journal article “Laumeier Sculpture Park receives $100,000 grant from National Endowment for the Arts.”

Peter Marina, visiting assistant professor of sociology, was featured May 16 in the Riverfront Times (University City, Mo.) article “Peter Marina tells of his adventures in Pentecostalism and tongue-speaking.”

Alumnus Toby Meyer (BSEd 2012) was featured May 14 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “School janitor comes full circle with college graduation.” Meyer was also featured May 17 in the KTVI (Channel 2) story “Custodian gets college degree.”

Laura Miller, professor of Japanese studies, was quoted May 31 in the San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News article “Asian carrier takes flight with Hello Kitty.”

Charlie Mohr, a student member of the baseball team, was featured May 22 in the STLhighschoolsports.com article “UMSL’s Mohr is All-Region.”

Mike Murray, professor of media studies, wrote a letter to the editor titled “Higher education in big cities should be a top priority,” which ran May 23 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Dave Robertson, professor of political science, was quoted May 23 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “Governor stayed out of spotlight on big legislative issues.” Robertson discussed the 2012 elections May 31 on “St. Louis on the Air,” a program on St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 FM.

J. Martin Rochester, Curators’ Teaching Professor of Political Science, was interviewed about transfer students and unaccredited St. Louis schools May 4 on “The Charlie Brennan Show” on KMOX (1120 AM).

Richard Rosenfeld, professor of criminology and criminal justice, discussed the proposed reorganization of positions within the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department May 14 on “St. Louis on the Air,” a program on St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 FM.

Lana Stein, professor emeritus of political science, wrote the May 16 St. Louis Beacon article “Reworking the public pension compact.”

Todd Swanstrom, professor of political science, was quoted May 29 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “St. Louis County losing people, resident income.”

Kenneth Thomas, associate professor of political science, wrote a paper that was referenced May 20 in The Wall Street Journal article “Midwest closes a cost gap.”

William Rogers, associate professor of economics, was quoted May 24 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “Hitting rock bottom: Housing crash spawns dirt cheap sales.”

Eamonn Wall, professor of Irish studies, was featured May 26 in The Irish Times (Dublin) article “McGahern annual tribute detects green shoots in work.”

Alumnus Jim Virtel (MA philosophy 2010) was featured May 25 in the Lemont (Ill.) Patch article “Lemont native Jim Virtel to appear on ‘Jeopardy!’


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