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.

Dr. Edward Bennett, associate professor of optometry, wrote a column of highlights from the Global Specialty Lens Symposium in Las Vegas. The article ran April 1 in Contact Lens Spectrum. Visit bit.ly/eFX1KX to read the article.

Kevin Fernlund, professor of history and education, was mentioned in an article about a lecture that paleontologist Donald Johanson was scheduled to give at UMSL. The article ran April 12 on the website for the online magazine NOCO.

Louis Gerteis, professor of history, was mentioned in an article about events scheduled to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War. The article ran April 10 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Jean-Germain Gros, associate professor of political science, was quoted in an article about the short-term and long-term needs for Haiti. The article appeared April 4 on the website for “PBS Newshour.” Visit to.pbs.org/i8ZiNi to read the article.

Terry Jones, professor of political science, was quoted in three articles about the Hancock amendment. They ran April 8, April 10 and April 13 in the St. Louis Beacon. Visit bit.ly/fHhFyb to read the first article, bit.ly/gh8CTI to read the second article and bit.ly/i27cL5 to read the third article. Jones was interviewed for a story about the St. Louis county and city split. The story aired April 23 on St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU. Visit bit.ly/fxJG33 to hear the story.

Minsoo Kang, associate professor of history, was scheduled to give a reading and signing of his new book, “Sublime Dreams of Living Machines.” An article about the event ran April 5 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and The Telegraph in Alton, Ill.

Joyce Muhsaben, professor of political science, was quoted in an article about Muslims and St. Louis politics. The article ran April 4 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Visit bit.ly/eTizEC to read the article.

Don Phares, professor emeritus of economics, was quoted in two articles about the Hancock amendment. They ran April 10 and 13 in the St. Louis Beacon. Visit bit.ly/gh8CTI to read the first article and bit.ly/i27cL5 to read the second article.

Dave Robertson, professor of political science, was quoted in an Associated Press article that analyzed travel spending by Gov. Jay Nixon and Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder. The article ran April 10 on the websites for at least 12 media outlets, including The Oregonian in Portland, The Times-Picayune in New Orleans and the Belleville (Ill.) News-Democrat. Visit bit.ly/fES4As to read the article as it appears in the Belleville News-Democrat.

Charles Schmitz, dean emeritus of the College of Education, was interviewed for a story about the St. Louis county and city split. The story aired April 23 on St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU. Visit bit.ly/fxJG33 to hear the story.

Howard Schwartz, professor emeritus of English, wrote the award-winning children’s book “Gathering Sparks.” An article about Schwartz and the book ran April 6 in the St. Louis Jewish Light. Visit bit.ly/h2il0b to read the article. Schwartz was scheduled to present and lead a discussion on “Tales of the Great Jewish Mystics.” An article mentioning Schwartz and his presentation ran April 17 in the St. Louis Jewish Light.

Lana Stein, professor emeritus of political science, was quoted in an article about St. Louis voters overwhelmingly approving the earnings tax. The article ran April 6 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Visit bit.ly/eKD6ES to read the article.

Todd Swanstrom, professor of political science, was scheduled to discuss discrimination and inequality at a conference at the University of Northern Iowa at Cedar Falls. Articles about his discussion ran April 3 and April 13 in The Courier in Waterloo, Iowa. Swanstrom was scheduled to discuss building sustainable and compassionate modern communities at Alma (Mich.) College. An article about the discussion ran April 3 in The Morning Sun in Mt. Pleasant, Mich. Swanstrom was quoted in a coverage story of a sustainable communities symposium he participated in at Alma College. The article ran April 8 in The Morning Sun. Visit bit.ly/hNbfDp to read the article.

Kenneth Thomas, associate professor of political science, was quoted in an article about states’ use of tax breaks to attract jobs. The article ran April 26 online at ABC News. Visit abcn.ws/i0BmGc to read the article.

Mark Tranel, director of the Public Policy Research Center, was quoted in an article about the Hancock amendment. It ran April 13 in the St. Louis Beacon. Visit bit.ly/i27cL5 to read the article.

Mary Troy, director of the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program, was scheduled to give a reading at the University of Missouri–Columbia. An article about the reading ran April 5 in the Columbia (Mo.) Daily Tribune.

Drucilla Wall, assistant teaching professor of English, was scheduled to give a poetry reading in the café at Whole Foods in Town and Country, Mo. An article about the reading ran at townandcountry-manchester.patch.com.

Eamonn Wall, the Jefferson Smurfit Endowed Professor of Irish Studies at UMSL, was scheduled to give a poetry reading in the café at Whole Foods in Town and Country, Mo. An article about the reading ran at townandcountry-manchester.patch.com.

Jim Widner, director of jazz studies, was mentioned in an article about the Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival. The article ran April 9 on the website of the online publications All About Jazz and St. Louis Jazz Notes and April 14 in the St. Louis Beacon. Widner was quoted about the festival. The article ran April 14 in the Riverfront Times. Visit bit.ly/f4bnFD to read the article. Widner was mentioned in a review of the Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival. The article ran April 17 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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