Media Coverage: September 2011

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. This post will be updated with new highlights throughout the month.

Dr. Edward Bennett, associate professor of optometry, wrote a Contact Lens Spectrum article remembering optometrist Newton Wesley, which ran Sept. 1. Visit bit.ly/pHnOes to read the article.

The Gallery 210 exhibit “Exposure 14” was reviewed Sept. 8 by the Riverfront Times and Sept. 12 by the St. Louis Beacon. Visit bit.ly/qe4L8V to read the RFT review and bit.ly/pa2Mgb to read the Beacon review. The Gallery 210 exhibit “Southern Journeys: African American Artists of the South” was previewed Sept. 8 by the Riverfront Times and The St. Louis American. Visit bit.ly/nfo2ex to read the RFT preview and bit.ly/oItDnh to read The St. Louis American preview.

Terry Jones, professor of political science, participated Sept. 6 in a live “St. Louis on the Air” discussion about the special session of the Missouri State Legislature. Visit bit.ly/p6tQzh to hear the discussion, which aired on St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU.

Marilu Knode, professor of art history, is the executive director of Laumeier Sculpture Park in Sunset Hills, Mo. She was quoted in an STLtoday.com article about three new addition’s to the parks board of trustees. Visit bit.ly/mYOdtv to read the article.

Timothy Maher, associate teaching professor of criminology and criminal justice, was quoted in a story about conducting a survey for St. Louis County Police about police-involved car chases in the county. The story ran Sept. 6 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Visit bit.ly/rndLAV to read to the entire story.

Student Jonathan McMiller participated Sept. 7 in a live “St. Louis on the Air” discussion with local young people about coming of age in a post-9/11 world. Visit bit.ly/pgbi5l to hear the discussion, which aired on St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU.

Dave Robertson, professor of political science, discussed the prospective length of the Missouri special legislative session for a St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU story that aired Sept. 2. Visit bit.ly/rfJJZL to read the story.

Jay Rounds, director of the Museum Studies program, was quoted in a story about area museums preparing for fall exhibits. The story ran Sept. 7 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Visit bit.ly/pCAyme to read the entire story.

Terry Suhre, director of Gallery 210, was mentioned in a St. Louis Beacon review of the gallery’s “Exposure 14” exhibit that ran Sept. 12. Visit bit.ly/pa2Mgb to read the article. Terry Suhre, director of Gallery 210, was quoted Sept. 1 in a St. Louis Post-Dispatch article about the gallery exhibit “Southern Journeys: African American Artists of the South.” Visit bit.ly/oc4m2f to read the article.

Todd Swanstrom, professor of political science, participated Sept. 7 in a live “St. Louis on the Air” discussion on the role of social justice in modern American cities. Visit bit.ly/qcw9Pq to hear the discussion, which aired on St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU.

Kenneth Thomas, associate professor of political science, conducted research comparing labor protection efforts by country, which was sited Sept. 6 and Sept 14 in posts on the blog Think Progress. Visit bit.ly/re7kDn to read the first post and bit.ly/pLBWbI to read the second post.

Cathy Vatterott, associate professor of teaching and learning, was quoted in a story about the right balance of homework for students. The story ran Sept. 7 in the Omaha World-Herald. Visit bit.ly/oZxVHi to read the entire story.

Keith Womer, dean of the College of Business Administration,  was interviewed about the possible benefits the American Jobs Act introduced by President Barack Obama could have to the region’s economy. The story aired Sept. 12 on KMOV (Channel 4). Visit bit.ly/nITPj3 to view the story.

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