Media Coverage: January 2014

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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.

Nasser Arshadi, vice provost for research, was quoted Jan. 9 in the Phys.org article “National Academy of Inventors 2013 Conferece showcased global innovation.”

Deborah Baldini, associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and School of Professional and Continuing Studies, was featured Jan. 24 in the Christian County Headliner News (Ozark, Mo.) article “Governor’s Council on Disability names 2013 award winners.”

Teresa Balestreri, director of Career Services, was quoted Jan. 3 in the St. Louis Business Journal article “IT pro shortage in flux with industry growth.”

Stephen Blake, adjunct assistant professor of biology, discussed box turtles in Forest Park and hibernation on the Jan. 6 episode of “The Charlie Brennan Show” on KMOX (1120 AM).

Alumnus Peter Blumeyer, BSBA 2005, was featured Jan. 14 in the St. Louis Business Journal article “Who is this 34-year-old bank president?

Alan Byrd, dean of enrollment services, was quoted Jan. 24 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “Pell Grant limits hamper some college students.”

Michael Campbell, assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice, was quoted Jan. 28 in the Associated Press article “States consider reviving old-fashioned executions.”

Alumna Lauren Colquitt, BSN 2013, was quoted Jan. 24 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “Pell Grant limits hamper some college students.”

Michael Cosmopoulos, the Hellenic Government Karakas Family Professor of Greek Studies, was featured Jan. 19 in the Greek Reporter article “Europe’s oldest written text found in Greece.”

Larry Davis, dean of the College of Optometry, was quoted Jan. 31 in the St. Louis Public Radio and the Beacon article “UMSL optometry expansion wins curator approval.”

Perry Drake, assistant teaching professor of marketing, was quoted Jan. 15 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “A-B turns to ‘Puppy Love’ to try to keep Super Bowl dominance.”

Alumnus Marvin Enderle, BA political science 1974, was featured in the Jan. 4 Times-Georgian (Carrollton, Ga.) article “Enderle named Times-Georgian publisher.”

Brittany Ferrell, a senior nursing major, was featured Jan. 16 in The St. Louis American article “Deaconess scholar pursues community health.”

Chancellor Tom George was featured Jan. 23 in the Ladue (Mo.) News article “Dynamic People: Thomas George.” George was mentioned Jan. 24 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “University of Missouri president will recommend a tuition freeze.” He was quoted Jan. 31 in the St. Louis Public Radio and the Beacon article “UMSL optometry expansion wins curator approval.”

Joel Glassman, associate provost and director of the Office of International Studies and Programs, was featured Jan. 22 in the Oman Daily Observer article “Modern College, University of Missouri to collaborate in research programs.”

Alumna Melanie Gowdy, MSW 2013, was featured Jan. 2 in The St. Louis American article “Health profile: Melanie Gowdy.”

Barbara Harbach, professor of music, was quoted Jan. 2 in the St. Louis Public Radio and the Beacon article “The art of the ‘selfie’: St. Louis group seeking self-portraits to illustrate poetry.”

Alumna Gianna Jacobson, MFA 2010, was featured in the article “Late December’s new beginning” in the January/February issue of Poets & Writers.

Vicki Jacobson, director of the Center for Excellence in Financial Counseling, was quoted Jan. 12 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “College loans can trap unwary parents.”

Terry Jones, Founders Professor of Political Science, discussed what could be expected from the session of the new Missouri Legislature on the Jan. 7 episode of “St. Louis on the Air” on St. Louis Public Radio and the Beacon. Jones discussed the St. Louis region and expectations for 2014 on the Jan. 2 episode of “St. Louis on the Air,” a program on St. Louis Public Radio and the Beacon.

Alumnus Kevin Jordan, BSBA 2000 and BA communication 2007, was quoted Jan. 2 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “Basketball league coached by St. Louis police officers stay strong.”

David Klinger, associate professor of criminology and criminal justice, was quoted Jan. 10 in the CNN story “In police shooting of mentally ill N.C. teen, who do you believe?

Haim Mano, associate professor of marketing, was quoted Jan. 26 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “Nestle Purina reviving Waggin’ Train after withdrawal.” Mano was quoted Jan. 10 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “Target: Breach affected millions more customers.”

Dinesh Mirchandani, associate professor of information systems, was quoted Jan. 27 in the Newsmagazine Network article “Video game development industry grows job market in St. Louis.”

Ray Mundy, director of the Center for Transportation Studies, was quoted Jan. 29 in the St. Louis Public Radio and the Beacon article “Get on the bus: Metro grapples with finding the right formula to meet regional demand.”

Nick Palisch, program director for student services in the College of Optometry, was featured Jan. 9 in the Republic-Monitor (Perryville, Mo.) article “New weather forecaster joins R-M staff.”

Alumna Jennifer Price, BA art history 1990 and MA history 1995, was featured Jan. 16 in the Storm Lake (Iowa) Pilot Tribune article “Downtown area to undergo historical review.”

Dave Robertson, Curators’ Teaching Professor of Political Science, was quoted Jan. 5 in the St. Louis Public Radio and the Beacon story “As session opens, Missouri Legislature may refight old battles but resolve some new ones.” He was quoted Jan. 13 in the St. Louis Public Radio and the Beacon story “Democrats edge out Republicans in big donations in 2013.” Robertson was quoted Jan. 19 in the St. Louis Public Radio and the Beacon article “New generation of young political leaders is emerging.” He was quoted Jan. 21 in the St. Louis Public Radio and the Beacon story “Nixon proposes to restore state spending lost since 2008.

J. Martin Rochester, Curators’ Teaching Professor of Political Science, wrote the Jan. 23 St. Louis Jewish Light commentary “’Opinion media’ pollute public discourse, spur political dysfunction.” Rochester was quoted in the Jan. 23 Heartlander article “Missouri lawmakers may take choice from desperate students.”

Richard Rosenfeld, Curators’ Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, was quoted Jan. 14 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “St. Louis County agency delayed reporting fraud to police.” Rosenfeld was quoted Jan. 14 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “St. Louis homicides up in 2013, but overall crime dipped 5.4 percent, police say.” He was quoted Jan. 15 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorial “In St. Louis County, a pattern of neglect and lack of concern.” Rosenfeld was mentioned Jan. 15 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch column “A hot spot for policing goes cold.” He provided context for the recently released crime statistics in St. Louis on the Jan. 21 episode of “St. Louis on the Air” on St. Louis Public Radio and the Beacon. Rosenfeld was quoted Jan. 24 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch story “Consolidation of St. Louis police districts begins next week.”

Vicki Sauter, professor of information systems, was quoted Jan. 3 in the St. Louis Business Journal article “IT pro shortage in flux with industry growth.”

Rebecca Schuman, adjunct instructor in the Pierre Laclede Honors College, wrote the Jan. 27 Chronicle of Higher Education article “Hanging up on a calling.”

Wally Siewert, director of the Center for Ethics in Public Life, was quoted Jan. 4 in The Kansas City (Mo.) Star article “Missouri’s no-limit legislature stokes debate over ethics reform.”

Todd Swanstrom, the E. Desmond Lee Professor of Community Collaboration and Public Policy Administration, wrote the Jan. 24 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article “A ‘legacy city’ preserves its heritage.” Swanstrom discussed St. Louis’ efforts to attract and retain talent on the Jan. 23 episode of the KETC (Channel 9) program “Stay Tuned.”

Mark Tranel, director of the Public Policy Research Center, was quoted Jan. 20 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “Wanted: 250,000 people to step up and give back.”

Eamonn Wall, the Smurfit-Stone Corporation Professor in Irish Studies, was featured Jan. 13 in The Philadelphia Inquirer article “Ireland’s Eamonn Wall to teach at Villanova.” Wall was featured Jan. 30 in the Ladue (Mo.) News article “Ladue Lips.”

Stacy West, executive and artistic director of MADCO, UMSL’s resident dance company, was quoted Jan. 31 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “MADCO builds off success of 2011 program ‘Pulse.’

Jim Widner, director of jazz studies, was quoted Jan. 17 in the Dallas Morning News article “Muscle condition can’t stop music as jazz bassist reconnects with, listens to friends.” Widner was featured Jan. 17 in The Dallas Morning News video “Jazz musician shows off 200-year-old bass in Dallas.” He was quoted Jan. 18 in The Dallas Morning News article “Editor’s Note: Upright bass carries character.”


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