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.

Teresa Balestreri, director of career services, was quoted April 22 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “Job outlook brightens for graduating college seniors.”

Edward Bennett, associate professor of optometry, wrote the article “Remembering Dr. Irvin Borish, optometry’s foremost icon,” which ran April 1 in Contact Lens Spectrum.

Darryce Bridges, a senior majoring in communication, was quoted April 22 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “Job outlook brightens for graduating college seniors.”

Susan Brownell, professor of anthropology, was quoted April 12 in a Reuters article “Beijing grapples with Games legacy four years on.” The article ran in publications around the world including the New York Times and the Jakarta Globe.

Mike Deckard, a graduate research assistant in criminology and criminal justice, was quoted April 26 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “Design students aim to help curb St. Louis nuisances.”

Elson Dollenga, a senior majoring in criminology and criminal justice, was quoted April 22 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “Job outlook brightens for graduating college seniors.”

Ed Lawrence, professor of finance, was quoted April 3 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “Express Scripts merger: A big pill to get down.”

Haim Mano, associate professor of marketing, was interviewed for a story about the power of pricing, which aired April 17 on KTVI (Channel 2).

Deb Moberly, associate professor of teaching and learning, wrote the letter to the editor “Another missed opportunity for Missouri’s children,” which ran April 24 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Robert Nordman, professor of music, was quoted April 12 in the Ladue (Mo.) News article “Celebrating careers in the arts: Lifetime Legacies.”

Tlaloc Rivas, assistant professor of theatre, was quoted April 3 in the Metro St. Louis Suburban Journals article “The Bard comes to Gravois Park.” Rivas discussed the Shakespeare Festival’s adaptation of “The Tempest” April 20 on “Cityscape,” a program on St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 FM. He was quoted April 21 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “Shakespeare Festival St. Louis takes it to the streets.” Rivas was mentioned several times April 29 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “Shakespeare in the Streets’ debut is a success.”

Dave Robertson, professor of political science, was quoted April 12 in the Associated Press article “Romney courts gun-rights group in presidential bid,” which ran on 277 media websites in 48 states, including The New York Times, Houston Chronicle, Star Tribune in Minneapolis, San Francisco Chronicle and The Star-Ledger in Newark, N.J., as well as the Guardian in London. Robertson was quoted April 9 in the KMOX (1120 AM) story “McCaskill won’t bill taxpayers for gas on ‘Fairness Tour.’” He was quoted Aril 16 in the Associated Press article “Brunner adds $1.2M to his US Senate campaign.” Robertson discussed issues pertaining to the 2012 elections April 18 on “St. Louis on the Air,” a program on St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 FM.

Lana Stein, professor emeritus of political science, wrote the St. Louis Beacon article “ACA is much more than individual mandate,” which ran April 16.

Todd Swanstrom, professor of political science, was quoted April 24 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “St. Louis attracting migrants, but departures still outpace arrivals.”

Mary Troy, professor of English, was mentioned in an event listing for a book reading she was scheduled to give in Moscow, Idaho, which ran April 12 on Spokane 7, a website run by The Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Wash.

Betty Van Uum, assistant to the provost for public affairs and economic development, was quoted April 17 in the St. Louis Beacon article “Will area near UMSL become Plank Street Station?

Eammon Wall, professor of Irish studies, discussed the St. Louis Poetry Center’s celebration of W.B. Yeats in honor of National Poetry Month April 6 on “Cityscape,” a program on St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 FM.

Jim Widner, director of jazz studies, was quoted April 17 in the St. Louis Magazine article “Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival attracts luminaries who don’t just perform, but teach.” Widner was quoted April 19 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “Q&A: Jazz fest organizer calls student ensemble ‘backbone’ of event.” Widner discussed the Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival April 20 on “Cityscape,” a program on St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 FM.

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Members of the Spring 2024 graduating class of the University of Missouri–St. Louis play Jenga during the annual New Grad Bash on Thursday.

Eye on UMSL: Building blocks

Members of the Spring 2024 graduating class of the University of Missouri–St. Louis play Jenga during the annual New Grad Bash on Thursday.

Eye on UMSL: Building blocks

Members of the Spring 2024 graduating class of the University of Missouri–St. Louis play Jenga during the annual New Grad Bash on Thursday.