Media Coverage: October 2009

by | Oct 30, 2009

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. Kathleen S. Brown,…

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.


Kathleen S. Brown
, associate professor of educational leadership and policy studies, was interviewed about school districts’ zero tolerance policy. The interview aired Oct. 15 on KTVI (Channel 2).

Jason Cannon, visiting assistant professor of theater, directed UMSL’s fall theater production, “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot.” A mention of Cannon directing the production ran in a preview of the show on Oct. 15 in the Riverfront Times.

Michael Cosmopoulos, professor of Greek studies, was mentioned in a story about his discovery of an ancient palace in Greece. The story ran Oct. 5 in the St. Louis Beacon.

Dr. Larry Davis, dean of the College of Optometry, was mentioned in an article about Gov. Jay Nixon’s visit to campus to discuss the Caring for Missourians initiative. The article ran Oct. 14 on the Web site for CNBC, Forbes magazine, MSN Money, the Staten Island (New York) Advance and Yahoo! Finance; and Oct. 15 in the Columbia Missourian.

Chancellor Tom George was mentioned in an article about the new opera “O Pioneers!”, which made it’s debut at the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center. The article appeared Oct. 4 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the California Chronicle, an online magazine. George was quoted in an article about the university receiving $4 million in gifts from Express Scripts. The article and a photograph featuring George ran Oct. 7 in The St. Louis American. George was featured in a photograph that ran alongside a brief about Express Scripts giving UMSL $4 million in gifts. The article and photo ran Oct. 8 in the Ladue News. George was interviewed about UMSL being named a “good neighbor.” The interview aired Oct. 13 on KTRS (550 AM).

Barbara Harbach, professor of music, composed music for the new opera “O Pioneers!”, which made it’s debut at the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center. The article appeared Oct. 4 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the California Chronicle, an online magazine. A review of the opera ran Oct. 10 at http://www.examiner.com, Oct. 8 in the Monett (Missouri) Times. Harbach was interviewed about “O Pioneers!” Oct. 2 on KWMU (90.7 FM) and Oct. 15 on HEC-TV (Channel 26).

Beth Huebner, associate professor of criminology and criminal justice, was interviewed about prison rehabilitation. The interview aired live Oct. 22 on KSDK (Channel 5).

Terry Jones, professor of political science, was the keynote speaker for the Living Justice Speaker Series at the Saint Francis Xavier College Church at Saint Louis University. An article previewing his speech ran Oct. 30 in the St. Louis Review. Jones was quoted in an article about the vacant Missouri Legislative seats drawing little interest in this year’s election. The article ran Oct. 31 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Jones conducted a study on college access in the region. He was quoted in an article about his study and St. Louis lagging in college degrees, which ran Oct. 7 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Jones spoke about political issues in the area. His commentary aired Oct. 28 on KWMU (90.7 FM). Jones contributed a chapter to a new book titled “Governing Metropolitan Regions in the 21st Century.” He wrote an article based on his chapter, which ran Oct. 14 in the St. Louis Beacon.

Nancy Kinney, associate professor of political science, was quoted in an article about politicians embracing church-state disaster relief partnerships. The article ran Oct. 4 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Kinney has been announced as a new contributor to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Civil Religion blog. An article mentioning Kinney’s addition to the blog ran Oct. 3 on http://www.stltoday.com. Kinney wrote an article about what will become of faith-based initiatives in the Obama White House. The article ran Oct. 13 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

David Klinger, professor of criminology and criminal justice, was quoted in a story about a teenage fugitive eluding police. The story ran Oct. 7 in the Lynnwood/Mountlake Terrace (Washington) and Everett (Washington) Herald.

Martin Leifeld, vice chancellor of advancement, was mentioned in an article about the university receiving $4 million in gifts from Express Scripts. The article ran Oct. 7 in The St. Louis American.

Karen Lucas, research associate in communication, was interviewed about the Monday Noon Series at UMSL. The interview aired Oct. 21 on KDHX 88.1 (FM)

Tim Maher, associate teaching professor, was quoted in a story about law enforcement agencies using volunteers. The story ran Oct. 21 in the Suburban Journals.

Haim Mano, associate professor of marketing, was interviewed about the hottest new toys for the upcoming holiday season. The interview aired live Oct. 7 on KTVI (Channel 2).

Tom McPhail, professor of media studies, was interviewed about President Obama being upset with the Fox News Channel. The interview aired Oct. 27 on KTVI (Channel 2).

Ray Mundy, professor of transportation studies, was interviewed about Lambert International Airport and the status of upcoming flights. The interview aired Oct. 23 on KWMU (90.7 FM).

Ronald Munson, professor of philosophy of science and medicine, was quoted in a story about the ethics involved with mandatory H1N1 vaccinations. The story ran Oct. 20 in the St. Louis Beacon.

Michael Murray, professor of media studies, was honored by the Mid-America chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for 25 years of service to the television industry. A mention of Murray receiving the award ran Oct. 4 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Don Phares, professor emeritus of economics, edited a new book titled “Governing Metropolitan Regions in the 21st Century.” He was mentioned in an article about one of the book’s chapters, which ran Oct. 14 in the St. Louis Beacon. Phares was quoted in a story about city budgets. The story ran Oct. 19 in The Wall Street Journal. Phares was interviewed about his book, “Governing Metropolitan Regions in the 21st Century.” The interview aired Oct. 26 on KDHX (88.1 FM).

Robert Ray, professor of music, wrote “Gospel Mass,” which the McNeil Jubilee Singers performed to mark the group’s 40th year anniversary. An article mentioned Ray as the composer of the mass. The article ran Oct. 30 in the Los Angeles Tidings. Ray was interviewed about an upcoming performance. The interview aired Oct. 23 on KWMU (90.7 AM).

Dave Robertson, professor of political science, was quoted in an Associated Press story featuring early analysis of four possibly competitive Missouri congressional races next year. The article appeared Oct. 18 in the Kansas City Star and Belleville News-Democrat and Web sites for KMOV (Channel 4) and KCTV (Channel 5) in Kansas City; and Oct. 19 in the Springfield (Missouri) News-Leader and Columbia Missourian and Oct. 20 in the Columbia (Missouri) Daily Tribune.

J. Martin Rochester, professor of political science, was interviewed about nuclear weapons. The interview aired Oct. 15 on KWMU (90.7 FM).

Dave Robertson, professor of political science, was quoted in an Associated Press story featuring early analysis of four possibly competitive Missouri congressional races next year. The article appeared Oct. 18 in the Kansas City Star and Belleville News-Democrat and Web sites for KMOV (Channel 4) and KCTV (Channel 5) in Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 19 in the Springfield (Missouri) News-Leader and Columbia Missourian; and Oct. 20 in the Columbia (Missouri) Daily Tribune.

William Rogers, assistant professor of economics, was quoted in a story about a tax credit program for new homebuyers. The story ran Oct. 2 in the St. Louis Beacon.

Dave Rose, professor of economics, was interviewed about health care. The interview aired Oct. 20 on KMOX (1120 AM).

Richard Rosenfeld, professor of criminology and criminal justice, was quoted in an article about the decrease of reported rapes throughout the United States. The article appeared Oct. 6 in USA Today, the Arizona Republic and the Asbury Park (New Jersey) Press.

Juliann Sebastian, dean of the College of Nursing, was quoted in a story about the national nursing shortage. The story ran Oct. 30 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Lana Stein, professor emeritus of political science, wrote an article about the record number of women receiving a Nobel Prize in a single year. The article ran Oct. 28 in the St. Louis Beacon. Stein was interviewed about political issues in the area. The interview aired Oct. 5 on KDHX (88.1 FM).

Keith Stine, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, was featured in a story about his research for a faster test for cancer. The story ran Oct. 1 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Todd Swanstrom, professor of political science, was quoted in an article about the heavy toll foreclosures have taken on predominantly black neighborhoods. The article appeared Oct. 21 in the St. Louis Beacon.

Donald Sweeney, teaching professor of logistics, was quoted in a story about using the river way to transport more goods during the down economy. The story ran Oct. 10 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Teresa Thiel, professor of biology, was mentioned in a story about using algae as a biofuel. The story ran Oct. 9 in the St. Louis Business Journal.

The University of Missouri–St. Louis was mentioned in a story about UMSL having record high enrollment. Stories ran Oct. 19 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis Business Journal, Kansas City Business Journal and Oct. 31 in The St. Louis American. UMSL was mentioned in a story about the “best neighbor” list in St. Louis. Stories ran Oct. 12 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis Beacon and St. Louis Business Journal. UMSL was mentioned in a story about health-care education. The story ran Oct. 14 in Forbes.com. UMSL’s College of Business Administration was named to the nation’s best business schools by The Princeton Review. The story ran Oct. 10 in the St. Louis Business Journal. UMSL’s tax preparation program won an award from the Internal Revenue Service. A mention of the award ran Oct. 9 in the St. Louis American. The Express Scripts Inc. family donated $4 million to UMSL. Mention of the gift ran Oct. 9 in the Ladue News and Oct. 8 in The St. Louis American.

Jim Widner, director of jazz studies, led the Jim Widner Big Band in a performance in Nevada, Mo. An article previewing the concert ran Oct. 8 in the Nevada (Missouri) Daily Mail. Widner led his band in a scholarship benefit concert in Columbia, Mo. A brief preview about the concert ran Oct. 15 in the Columbia Missourian. Widner organized a scholarship benefit concert with three University of Missouri jazz programs. A feature on the concert included quotes from Widner and a photo of him and ran Oct. 16 in the Columbia Missourian.

Peter Wolfe, professor of English, wrote a review of “The Children’s Book,” a novel by A.S. Byatt. The review ran Oct. 11 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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