Media Coverage: March 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.

Melanie Adams, a student pursuing a PhD in Education, was featured March 5 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “They call her the ‘Crock-Pot queen.’”

Teresa Balestreri, director of career services, was quoted March 8 in the KTVI (Channel 2) story “Hundreds turn out for UMSL spring job fair.”

Deborah Balser, director of the Public Policy Administration program, was quoted March 15 in the Times Record (Fort Smith, Ark.) article “Town talk: Miller attends national meeting.”

Berit Brogaard, professor of philosophy, co-wrote the March 8 Psychology Today article “Is autism a perceptual disorder.” Brogaard was quoted March 28 in the Courrier International (Paris) article “Et le genie jaillit du cerveau [And the genius springs from the brain].”

Niyi Coker, the E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor of African/African American Studies, discussed the Africa World Documentary Film Festival on the March 1 episode of “Cityscape,” a program on St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU.

Tony D’Souza, adjunct instructor in the Pierre Laclede Honors College, wrote the March 23 St. Louis Post-Dispatch commentary “Do students need to read ‘On the Road’?

Tim Eby, general manager of St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU, was quoted in the article “UMSL’s grand presence at Grand Center,” which appeared in the March/April issue of St. Louis Construction News and Review.

Gail Hagler Fleming, lecturer in music, wrote the March 23 Belleville (Ill.) News-Democrat commentary “Point; Passing school tax increase helps keep O’Fallon attractive to home owners.”

Chancellor Tom George was quoted March 8 in the KTVI (Channel 2) story “Metro upgrades nears UMSL campus complete.” George discussed UMSL’s 50th anniversary with Charlie Brennan on March 13 on KMOX (1120 AM). He was quoted March 15 in The St. Louis American article “UMSL honors Normandy mayor.”  George was quoted March 26 in the St. Louis Business Journal article “AT&T Foundation gives $200,000 to UMSL program.” He was quoted in the article “UMSL’s grand presence at Grand Center,” which appeared in the March/April issue of St. Louis Construction News and Review.

Alumna Jamie Jordan, MEd 2002, was featured March 21 in The St. Louis American article “U. City educator named Principal of the Year.”

David Kimball, professor of political science, was quoted March 7 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “Slay’s path to victory ran through southwest and central areas of St. Louis.”

David Klinger, associate professor of criminology and criminal justice, was quoted March 4 in the San Francisco Chronicle article “4 days, 5 deaths after officer-involved shootings.”

Kristian Marlow, a student pursuing a master’s degree in philosophy, co-wrote the March 8 Psychology Today article “Is autism a perceptual disorder.” Marlow wrote the March 1 Psychology Today article “What is consciousness?

Alumnus Tyrone McNichols, MEd 1991 and EdD 1999, was featured March 8 in The St. Louis American article “Normandy Schools selects new superintendent.” McNichols was featured March 7 in the KSDK (Channel 5) story “Ty McNichols named superintendent of Normandy School District.”

Ray Mundy, director of the Center for Transportation Studies, was quoted March 13 in the Boston Globe article “Taxi fleet in Boston sues over app that hails rides.”

Alex Permann, second-year optometry student, was featured March 10 in the Yahoo! Sports story “Fan at Missouri Valley tournament hits half-court shot but misses out on $50,000 prize.” Permann was featured in the March 11 United Press International article “Skipped shot costs student $50,000.” He was featured March 11 in the Associated Press article “Fan hits half-court shot, misses $50,000 jackpot.” Permann was featured March 10 in the USA Today article “MVC fan’s $50,000 shot that doesn’t pay – in cash, that is.” He was featured March 13 in The Daily Caller (Washington, D.C.) article “Student makes half-court shot for $50k, basket doesn’t count.” Permann was featured March 11 in the Fox Sports Midwest segment “MVC fan hits half-court shot – but misses $50K.”

David Robertson, Curators’ Teaching Professor of Political Science, was quoted March 5 in the KMOX (1120 AM) story “Slay defeats Reed, Matthews in bid for fourth term.” Robertson was quoted March 6 in the Reuters article “St. Louis mayor headed for Democratic primary victory.” He was quoted Jan. 6 in the St. Louis Beacon article “Asked and answered: Five lessons from Tuesday’s Democratic primary.” Robertson wrote the March 11 History News Network commentary “Compromise as the Constitution’s Foundation.” Robertson discussed his new book, “The Original Compromise: What the Constitution’s Framers Were Really Thinking,” on the March 19 episode of “St. Louis on the Air,” a program on St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU. He was quoted March 31 in the St. Louis Public Radio story “Political heavyweights Cunningham, McNary clash in race for … Monarch Fire Board?” Robertson was interviewed for the March 14 episode of “The Riggins Report” on the Radio 2000 Network.

J. Martin Rochester, Curators’ Teaching Professor of Political Science, discussed ACT scores at schools in the St. Louis area on the March 5 episode of “The Charlie Brennan Show” on KMOX (1120 AM).  Rochester wrote the March 13 St. Louis Jewish Light commentary “Our kvetching culture.” He was featured March 18 in the Education News article “An interview with Martin Rochester.”

Richard Rosenfeld, Curators’ Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, was quoted March 6 in the KMOX (1120 AM) story “City’s criminologist calls crime ranking ‘baseless.’” Rosenfeld discussed new crime numbers in St. Louis on the March 5 episode of “Total Information PM” on KMOX (1120 AM). He was quoted March 9 in the Rockland County (N.Y.) Times and Huffington Post article “Crime rates are down – but why?”  Rosenfeld discussed with Charlie Brennan the success of New York’s stop-and-frisk program in high crime areas and whether it would work in St. Louis on March 20 on KMOX (1120 AM). He was featured March 1 in the Associated Press article “Researcher: Hot-spot policing works in St. Louis,” which ran in publications across the United States. Rosenfeld discussed hot-spot policing on March 1 with Mark Reardon on KMOX (1120 AM).

Stephanie Ross, professor of philosophy, was interviewed for “The Philosophy of Gardens,” the March 10 episode of the online program “Why? Radio” (Grand Forks, N.D.).

Todd Swanstrom, the E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor of Community Collaboration and Public Policy Administration, was quoted March 13 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “St. Louis and the Home Matters movement.”

Don Sweeney, associate director for the Center for Transportation Studies, was quoted March 22 in the story “Mississippi River mayors call for more dam, lock funding,” which aired on “Marketplace,” an American Public Media program.

Eamonn Wall, Smurfit-Stone Corporation Professor of Irish Studies, was quoted March 15 in the South (St. Louis) County Times article “For Irish: Choosing parades.”

Sophomore student Abigail Wood was featured March 26 in the Eureka-Wildwood (Mo.) Patch article “One of 50 national Gold Scholars lives in Eureka.”

Alumnus Keith Zoromski, MA history 2009, was featured March 15 in the Carthage (Mo.) Press article “VFW honors Zoromski as Teacher of the Year.”


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