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.

UMSL in the News highlights some of the top coverage, but does not serve as a comprehensive listing.


The Arianna String Quartet performed a concert at the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center. A photo of the quartet and a brief about the performance ran Nov. 4 in the Suburban Journals.

James Breaugh, professor of management, was quoted in an article about diversity in the work place during a recession. The story ran Nov. 2 in The Network Journal.

John Cattanach, director of the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center, was interviewed about the center. The interview aired Noc. 19 on HEC-TV (Channel 26).

Vivian Eveloff, director of the Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life, gave a lecture on the state of women’s rights and the advancement of women at OASIS. A brief announcing the lecture ran Nov. 5 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Fred Fausz, associate professor of history, was elected president of the Center for French Colonial Studies. A brief about Fausz’s new role ran Nov. 11 in the St. Louis Beacon.

Jay Fish, program director of the Campus Honor Environmental Research Program, was mentioned in an article about UMSL students discovering a shingle oak that was named a Missouri State Champion Big Tree. The article ran Nov. 10 in the Suburban Journals.

Wayne Garver, lecturer in physics, was interviewed about his electric car. The story aired Nov. 10 on KDSK (Channel 5).

Kay Gasen, urban program leader, was quoted in a story about a service learning grant received by UMSL to help area residents. The story ran Nov. 26 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Chancellor Tom George was quoted in an article about the university being named to the 2009 Greater St. Louis Top 50 by St. Louis Commerce Magazine. The article ran Nov. 10 in the Suburban Journals. George was interviewed about nanomedicine. The interview aired Nov. 1 on Media Tracks Communications’ “Radio Health Journal.”

Tony Georges, director of financial aid, was quoted in stories about changes in student loan procedures. The stories ran Nov. 1 in the Kansas City (Missouri) Star, Columbia (Missouri) Daily Tribune, Arizona Daily Star in Tucson, Baltimore Sun Post and Santa Barbara (California) News Press.

Deanne Hancock, associate professor of finance, was interviewed for a story about credit scores effecting job hunters. The story aired Nov. 24 on KSDK (Channel 5).

Barbara Harbach, professor of music, was named a composer of the month by the Pytheas Center for Contemporary Music. A brief about the honor ran Nov. 4 in the St. Louis Beacon.

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 about his speech, which challenged the faith community to work harder to address educational and housing inequities that stem from race, ran Nov. 14 in the St. Louis Beacon. Jones provided insight for an article on the Missouri election results. An article quoting Jones ran Nov. 4 in the St. Louis Beacon. Jones wrote a segment commentary on local politics. The segment aired Nov. 25 on KWMU (90.7 FM).

Larry Marsh, coordinator of the German Culture Center, was interviewed about UMSL’s Berlin Wall celebration. The stories aired Nov. 9 on KTVI (Channel 2), KSDK (Channel 5) KPLR (Channel 11). The story ran Nov. 9 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Stephanie Merritt, assistant professor of psychology, was quoted in a story about stereotypical perception. The story ran Nov. 13 in the Columbia (Missouri) Daily Tribune.

Patrick Osborne, director of the Whitney R. Harris World Ecology Center, was interviewed about global warming. The interview aired Nov. 24 on KTVI (Channel 2).

Gualtiero Piccinini, assistant professor of philosophy, received at $120,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. A story about the grant ran Nov. 11 St. Louis Business Journal, as well as other business journals around the country.

Dave Robertson, professor of political science, provided insight for an article on the Missouri election results. The article ran Nov. 4 in the St. Louis Beacon.

J. Martin Rochester, professor of political science, was quoted in an article about the use of the phrase “at-risk kids.” The article ran Nov. 15 in the Washington Post. Rochester was quoted in a Washington Post article about the label “at-risk kids.” An article on the same topic quoted Rochester from the Washington Post story and ran Nov. 26 in the St. Louis Examiner.

David Rose, professor of economics, wrote a commentary about health-care reform. The piece ran Nov. 10 in The Christian Science Monitor and Yahoo! News. It was picked up on Nov. 11 by more than 40 business journals, including the Memphis (Tennessee) Business Journal, Tampa Bay (Florida) Business Journal, Denver Business Journal and the Los Angeles Business Journal.

Richard Rosenfeld, professor of criminology and criminal justice, was quoted in an article about increased crime rates. The article appeared Nov. 7 in the Rochester (New York) Democrat and Chronicle. Rosenfeld was quoted in a story about a decrease in burglaries. The story ran Nov. 10 in several newspapers including the San Mateo (California) Daily Journal, Toronto (Canada) Star, MSNBC and Yahoo! Finance. Rosenfeld was quoted in a story about the effect the recession has on crime rates. The story ran Nov. 21 in the Philadelphia Daily News and Nov. 27 in the Detroit Free Press. Rosenfeld was interviewed about crime rates. The interview aired Nov. 23 on KTRS (550 AM).

Patricia Rosenthal, associate professor of social work, was quoted in a story about UMSL social work students working with United Way to select St. Louis’ 100 Neediest Cases to benefit from charitable contributions from the organization. The story ran Nov. 25 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Steven Rowan, professor of history, gave a presentation at Gustave Koerner’s 200th birthday celebration in Belleville, Ill. He was mentioned in an article about the event that ran Nov. 19 in the Belleville News-Democrat.

Vicki Sauter, professor of information systems, was interviewed about computer scams. The interview aired Nov. 30 on KMOV (Channel 4).

The University of Missouri–St. Louis was mentioned in a story about the KWMU (90.7 FM) move to Grand Center. The story ran Nov. 7 in The St. Louis American. UMSL received $1 million from the Center for Excellence in Financial Counseling. Stories about the gift ran Nov. 6 in several newspapers including the St. Louis Business Journal, the Boston Business Journal, The Los Angeles Business Journal and the Sacramento (California) Business Journal. UMSL was mentioned in stories about Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon placing a freeze on state tuition. The story ran Nov. 18 in several newspapers including the Kansas City (Missouri) Star, the Columbia (Missouri) Daily Tribune and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. UMSL was mentioned in an article about Express Scripts Inc. construction of the university’s campus. The story ran Nov. 21 in The St. Louis American.

Richard Wright, professor of criminology and criminal justice, was quoted in a story about bank robberies. The story ran Nov. 1 in the San Diego Union-Tribune. Wright was quoted in a story about crime rates. The story ran Nov. 24 in the Vacaville (California) Reporter.

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