Media Coverage: May 2014

Priscilla Dowden-White, associate professor of history at UMSL

Priscilla Dowden-White, associate professor of history at UMSL, discusses Maya Angelou’s legacy on KTVI.

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.

Deborah Baldini, associate dean for the College of Arts and Sciences, was mentioned May 19 in the Columbia (Mo.) Daily Tribune article “Round up: Greetings from Nashville.”

Carole Basile, dean of the College of Education, was quoted May 3 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “Measure could derail state efforts to remake Normandy schools.” Basile was quoted May 3 in the KSDK (Channel 5) story “State rep. proposes local control for Normandy schools.” She was quoted May 13 in the St. Louis Public Radio article “Normandy transition panel hones ideas, lawmakers grapple with transfer issue.” Basile was quoted May 16 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “Normandy schools task force would remake the district.” She was quoted May 17 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “Poverty and academic struggle go hand-in-hand.” Basile was quoted May 29 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “Teach for America recruits to get early start in St. Louis classrooms.” She was quoted May 23 in the St. Louis Public Radio story “Nixon to veto student transfer bill, cites private option.” Basile was quoted May 29 in the St. Louis Public Radio article “The broader implications of changes in Normandy Schools.”

Edward Bennett, professor of optometry, co-wrote the May 1 Contact Lens Spectrum article “Reshaping your practice success.”

Kathleen Sullivan Brown, associate professor of educational leadership and policy studies, was quoted May 22 in the St. Louis Public Radio story “For one family, a year of early mornings and long drives draws to a close.”

Brianna Butler, a junior on the softball team, was mentioned May 3 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “Area colleges notes: UMSL teams enjoying a banner spring.” Butler was featured May 2 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “Triad’s Butler leads UMSL; Missouri State’s Lusk gears up for big campaign.”

Alumna Michelle Cissi, BS economics 2014, was quoted May 23 in The Wall Street Journal article “For new graduates, path to career is bumpy.”

Alumna Monica Clonts, BSN 2006, was featured May 11 in The Rolla (Mo.) Daily News article “Q&A with Monica Clonts, a nurse with the Phelps/Maries County Health Department.”

Jim Craig, chair of the Department of Military and Veteran Studies, was quoted May 8 in the St. Louis Public Radio article “ROTC course credit returns to Washington University.” Craig was quoted May 10 in the NBC News story “VA hospital scandal.”

Priscilla Dowden-White, associate professor of history, was quoted May 29 in the KTVI (Channel 2) story “UMSL professor inherits legacy of Maya Angelou.”

Jerry Dunn, director of the Children’s Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis, was featured May 22 in the FloValley News article “North County Inc. honors community leaders making a difference at annual breakfast.”

Julie Dunn-Morton, curator at the St. Louis Mercantile Library, discussed the Fine Print, Rare Book and Paper Arts Fair on the May 2 episode of “Cityscape” on St. Louis Public Radio.

Robert Ensley, clinical resident in the College of Optometry, co-wrote the May 1 Contact Lens Spectrum article “Reshaping your practice success.”

Vivian Eveloff, director of the Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life, discussed women in public life and politics on the May 28 episode of “St. Louis on the Air.”

Fred Fausz, associate professor of history, discussed the founding and colonial history of St. Louis on the “St. Louis on the Air” episode that aired May 26 on St. Louis Public Radio.

Philip Fraundorf, associate professor of physics, was mentioned May 5 in the St. Louis Business Journal article “Car rental app raises big bucks; Apple wins over Samsung: TechFlash 7 things.”

Elizabeth Galt, a SUCCEED student, was featured May 1 in the Farmington (Mo.) Press article “Galt inspires others through her story.”

Joel Glassman, director of the Office of International Studies and Programs, was quoted May 14 in the St. Louis Public Radio article “STEM Degrees in hand, international students face uncertain future.”

Charles Granger, Curators Teaching Professor of Biology, was quoted May 20 in the Riverfront Times article “Two anti-evolution bills die in MO Legislation.”

Jim Henry, director of choral studies, was quoted May 20 in the Newsmagazine Network article “Ambassadors of Harmony make beautiful music internationally.”

Farida Jalalzai, associate professor of political science, wrote the May 13 Washington Post article “Hillary in 2016? Not so fast.” Jalalzai discussed women in public life and politics on the May 28 episode of “St. Louis on the Air.”

Terry Jones, Founders Professor of Political Science, was quoted May 7 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “St. Charles County, St. Louis County officials call a Chesterfield move unrealistic.” Jones discussed what was and wasn’t accomplished in the just-completed session of the Missouri State Legislature on the May 19 episode of “St. Louis on the Air” on St. Louis Public Radio.

David Kimball, professor of political science, co-wrote the May 9 St. Louis Public Radio commentary “Did Missouri conservatives just peak?

Alumna Bailey Kinney, BS media studies 2014, was quoted May 23 in The Wall Street Journal article “For new graduates, path to career is bumpy.”

Haim Mano, associate professor of marketing, was quoted May 7 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “Purina sues rival Blue Buffalo, alleges ads are false.” Mano was quoted May 9 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “Peabody Energy seeks to bolster coal’s image.”

Tyler McLarty, a junior on the men’s tennis team, was mentioned May 3 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “Area colleges notes: UMSL teams enjoying a banner spring.”

Ray Mundy, director of the Center for Transportation Studies, was mentioned May 3 in the Sioux City (Iowa) Journal article “Sioux City data: Rear-end crashes increased at 5 red-light intersections.” Mundy was quoted May 14 in the St. Louis Public Radio story “Cab or car? It’s up to St. Louis courts if Lyft can stay.” He was quoted May 14 in the Riverfront Times article “Lyft fights injunction in St. Louis Court: ‘It’s just not fair.’

Alumna Linda Murphy, BA English 2005, was featured May 2 in the Daily Gate City (Keokuk, Iowa) article “Distinguished Alumni Award recipient named.”

Alumnus Tim Ogden, BS media studies 2014, was quoted May 23 in The Wall Street Journal article “For new graduates, path to career is bumpy.”

Tara Roberts, a student pursuing an MSW, was quoted May 13 in the Ste. Genevieve (Mo.) Herald article “Alliance hosts events to raise awareness of heroin issues.”

Dave Robertson, Curators’ Teaching Professor of Political Science, was quoted May 4 in the St. Louis Public Radio story “A Missouri power broker’s fall: Rod Jetton’s new book raises questions about politics.” Robertson co-wrote the May 9 St. Louis Public Radio commentary “Did Missouri conservatives just peak?” He was quoted May 14 in the St. Louis Public Radio article “STEM Degrees in hand, international students face uncertain future.” Robertson was quoted in the May 18 Associated Press article “Analysis: Missouri GOPs modify their conservatism,” which ran in numerous newspaper including the San Francisco Chronicle. He was quoted May 17 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “Nixon increasingly at odds with Missouri Legislature.” Robertson was quoted May 19 in The Kansas City Star article “Missouri lawmakers send 8 issues to voters.” He was quoted May 18 in the Columbia (Mo.) Daily Tribune article “Nixon clashes with Republicans.”

J. Martin Rochester, Curators’ Teaching Professor of Political Science, wrote the May 1 St. Louis Jewish Light commentary “Talking about race: The need for dialogue, not diatribe.” Rochester discussed “trigger warnings” on literary classics and student transfer law changes on the May 22 episode of “The Charlie Brennan Show” on KMOX (1120 AM). He wrote the May 28 St. Louis Jewish Light article “Russia’s seizure of Crimea: Should we care?

Will Rogers, associate professor of economics, was quoted May 9 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “St. Louis is hot spot for ‘underwater’ mortgages.”

Richard Rosenfeld, Curators’ Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, wrote a study that was referenced May 29 in the Newsday article “Shootings in NYC continue to rise, even as serious crimes decline.”

Daniel Rust, assistant director of the Center for Transportation Studies, was quoted May 22 in the St. Louis Public Radio story “Jet Linx finishes work on private airplane terminal at Lambert.”

Charles Schmitz, dean emeritus of the College of Education, was quoted May 13 in the Forbes article “Are money issues affecting your marriage?

Zack Sedlacek, a junior on the baseball team, was mentioned May 3 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “Area colleges notes: UMSL teams enjoying a banner spring.”

Jennifer Siciliani, teaching professor of psychology, was quoted May 13 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “Taking selfies seriously.”

The softball team was featured May 14 in the KSDK (Channel 5) story “UMSL on the verge of College World Series.”

Lana Stein, professor emeritus of political science, wrote the May 8 St. Louis Public Radio commentary “Can we ever get beyond us vs. them?

Todd Swanstrom, the E. Desmond Lee Professor of Community Collaboration and Public Policy Administration, discussed St. Louis ridership via bikes, cars, trains and trolleys on the May 8 episode of “Stay Tuned” on KETC (Channel 9).

Mark Tranel, director of the Public Policy Research Center, was quoted May 17 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “Poverty and academic struggle go hand-in-hand.”

Jason Vasser, a student pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing, was quoted May 29 in the Riverfront Times article “St. Louis poets memorialize Maya Angelou at her Walk of Fame star.”

Matt Vogel, assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice, was quoted May 27 in the Technology.org article “Residential mobility does not explain delinquency, scientists argue.”

Dan Younger, professor of art, was quoted May 13 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “Taking selfies seriously.”


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