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 and beyond.

Edward Bennett, associate professor of optometry, co-wrote the Contact Lens Spectrum story “Contemporary multifocal contact lens primer,” which ran Feb. 1.

Student Ceri Berble was quoted Feb. 17 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “Long-term internships a solution to St. Louis Brain Drain?

Alan Byrd, admissions director, was quoted Feb. 5 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “Meet the transfers – they are academic nomads.”

Priscilla Dowden-White, associate professor of history, discussed emancipation in Missouri on the Feb. 15 episode of “St. Louis on the Air,” a program on St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 FM.

Richard Friedlander, professor of mathematics, was mentioned Feb. 5 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “Tracking the four illuminated walkers in Citygarden.”

Louis Gerteis, professor of history, discussed emancipation in Missouri on the Feb. 15 episode of “St. Louis on the Air,” a program on St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 FM.

Erika Gibb, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, was quoted Feb. 28 in the St. Louis Beacon article “Living Life on the Leap.”

Becky Gilbertson, internship coordinator in the College of Business Administration, was quoted Feb. 17 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “Long-term internships a solution to St. Louis Brain Drain?

Jean-Germain Gros, associate professor of political science, was quoted Feb. 8 in the Time magazine article “Haiti papers over the past: The rebranding of ‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier.”

Vinita Henry, clinical professor of optometry, co-wrote the Contact Lens Spectrum story “Contemporary multifocal contact lens primer,” which ran Feb. 1.

Terry Jones, professor of political science, was mentioned Feb. 3 in the Webster-Kirkwood (Mo.) Times article “St. Louis public education said to be at a crossroads.” Jones was mentioned Feb. 2 in The St. Louis American article “Forum tackles accreditation crisis.”

David Kimball, associate professor of political science, was quoted Feb. 14 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “Lawyers favor Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon in donations.” Kimball was mentioned Feb. 24 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “Judge approves slightly altered County Council boundaries.” Kimball was mentioned Feb. 1 in the Associated Press article “Court starts map hearing.”

Krystal Lang, admission coordinator, was quoted Feb. 5 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “Meet the transfers – they are academic nomads.”

Richard Middleton, associate professor of political science at UMSL, and alumni Tasha Pettis Bonds (BA political science 1995), Harlan B. Hodge (BSW 1997) and Serena Muhammad (MFA 2008) were profiled in the Feb. 23 issue of The St. Louis American after being named young leaders by the newspaper.

Ronald Munson, professor emeritus of philosophy, discussed current medical ethics issues on the Feb. 21 episode of “St. Louis on the Air,” a program on St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 FM.

David Robertson, professor of political science, was quoted Feb. 7 in the KBIA (91.3 FM) (Columbia, Mo.) story “Missourians head to polls for primary that won’t count.” Robertson was quoted Feb. 8 in the St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU story “Santorum win presents problems for Republicans according to political scientist.”

J. Martin Rochester, professor of political science, discussed New York Knicks basketball player Jeremy Lin and discriminating against Asian American in the college admissions process Feb. 28 on KMOX (1120 AM). Rochester discussed the problem of the growing epidemic plagiarism on college campuses Feb. 8 on KMOX (1120 AM).

Will Rogers, associate professor of economics, was a guest on the Feb. 25 edition of “The Pulse of St. Louis” on KPLR (Channel 11).

Kenneth Thomas, associate professor of political science, was quoted Feb. 11 in The Gazette (Montreal) article “Cashing in on subsidies.”

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