Media Coverage: February 2013

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.

Peter Abel, senior lecturer in communication, wrote a commentary titled “Setting a better example for the younger generation” that he read Feb. 6 on St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU.

Theodora Binkholder, a junior majoring in anthropology, was featured Feb. 10 in the Sullivan (Mo.) Journal article “BHS grad studying in Costa Rica.”

Alumna Rebecca Boyer, BS accounting 1997, was featured Feb. 1 in St. Louis Business Journal article “Rebecca Boyer – CFO and vice president, KellyMitchell.”

Berit Brogaard, professor of philosophy, wrote the Feb. 24 Psychology Today article “Remembering things from before you were born.” Brogaard wrote the Feb. 6 Psychology Today article “When 3 is cobber green and ‘kiss’ tastes of tomato soup.” She wrote the Feb. 23 Psychology Today article “How smart is your cat?

Alumnus Steven Clark, BA English 1980, was featured Feb. 1 in the Maplewood-Brentwood Patch article “Maplewood author’s screenplay takes 2nd in regional competition.”

Alumnus Frank Cusumano, BA speech communication 1984, was featured Feb. 1 in the KSDK (Channel 5) story “UMSL celebrates 50th anniversary.”

John Dalton, director of the MFA in Creative Writing program, was quoted Feb. 7 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “Tips on publishing in literary journals at Natural Bridge party.”

Erika Gibb, associate professor of physics and astronomy, was quoted Feb. 16 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “Earth sees meteor and asteroid on the same day.”

Daniel Isom, professor of policing and the community, co-wrote the Feb. 6 St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “Gun crimes in St. Louis deserve special treatment.”

Alumnus Rick Jordan, BGS 2001, was featured Feb. 5 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “A passionate affair with chocolate.”

David Klinger, associate professor of criminology and criminal justice, was interviewed about the dangers of searching for an ex-cop on Feb. 8 on CNN.  Klinger was quoted Feb. 19 in The Capital Times (Madison, Wis.) article “No comprehensive, reliable database of police shootings exist.”

Janet Lauritsen, professor of criminology and criminal justice, was mentioned Feb. 13 in The Christian Science Monitor article “In US, big strides in reducing domestic violence.”

Alumna Natasha Jenkins Long, OD 2007, was featured Feb. 25 in the Star-Herald (Scottsbluff, Neb.) article “Scottsbluff Vision Clinic gets new partner.”  

Haim Mano, associate professor of marketing, was quoted Feb. 15 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “Walmart’s pricing comparison doesn’t sit well with Schnucks.” Mano was quoted Feb. 22 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “Hardee’s, Panera take very different paths to sell sandwiches.”

Kristian Marlow, a student pursuing a master’s degree in philosophy, wrote the Feb. 5 Psychology Today article “Learn to be a Synesthete.”

Jennifer McKnight, associate professor of art, discussed graphic design as communication on the Feb. 1 episode of “Cityscape,” a program on St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU.

Joe Parks, director of the Missouri Institute of Mental Health, was quoted Feb. 6 in The New York Times article “Smoking, once used to reward, faces a ban in mental hospitals.”

Alumnus T. Christopher Peoples, BS civil engineering 2008, was featured Feb. 1 in the St. Louis Business Journal article “T. Christopher Peoples – president, Pitzman’s Co. of Surveyors and Engineers.”  

Dave Robertson, Curators’ Teaching Professor of Political Science, was quoted Feb. 13 in the KMOX (1120 AM) story “Expert: Slay likely will win fourth term.”

Rick Rosenfeld, Curators’ Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, co-wrote the Feb. 6 St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “Gun crimes in St. Louis deserve special treatment.” Rosenfeld was quoted Feb. 23 in the St. Louis Beacon article “After Newtown, local church remembers 41 young people killed by gun violence.” 

Todd Swanstrom, the E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor of Community Collaboration and Public Policy Administration, was quoted Feb. 27 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “St. Louis mayoral campaigns clash as election day nears.”

Kenneth Thomas, professor of political science, was quoted Feb. 6 in The Capital Times (Madison, Wis.) article “Did Scott Walker’s budget cuts hurt economy? Some economists think so.” Thomas wrote the Feb. 6 Business Insider article “Washington could turn the retirement crisis into a disaster.” He wrote the Feb. 19 Business Insider article “Republicans can’t win the minimum wage fight.”

Mary Troy, professor of English, was quoted Feb. 7 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “Tips on publishing in literary journals at Natural Bridge party.”

Mel Watkin, director of the Public Policy Research Center Photograph Project, was quoted Feb. 1 in the Riverfront Times (University City, Mo.) article “Angel Baked Cookies: Teens use photography to put the art of baking on display.”

Alumnus Richard Williams, BA anthropology 2011, was featured Feb. 20 in the St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU story “St. Louis’ Prince Ea emerging from the hip-hop underground.”

Will Winter, research associate in the Public Policy Research Center, was quoted Feb. 12 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “McKee to make case for keeping Missouri tax credits coming.”

Ron Yasbin, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted Feb. 24 in the Eureka-Wildwood (Mo.) Patch article “Eureka student only Rockwood recipient of UMSL science award.”


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