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.

The Arianna String Quartet, the university’s resident quartet, were featured July 13 in the Kalamazoo (Mich.) Gazette review “Arianna String Quartet display ‘lovely timbre, refined musicianship’ at Fontana’s summer festival opener.”

Lawrence Barton, professor emeritus of chemistry, was quoted July 12 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “Arnold Grobman dies; was chancellor at UMSL for a decade.”

Carole Basile, dean of the College of Education, was featured July 13 in the St. Louis Business Journal article “New to town: Carole Basile of UMSL.”

Dr. Edward Bennett, assistant dean for student services and alumni relations in the College of Optometry, wrote the July 1 Contact Lens Spectrum article “Sclerals for dry-eyed presbyopes.”

Susan Brownell, professor of anthropology, was quoted July 16 in The Guarian (London) article “Qiu Bo: The China diver who stands between Tom Daley and glory.”

Ralph Cordova, assistant professor of education, was quoted July 16 in the KSDK (Channel 5) story “Teachers doing their homework to be better in the classroom.”

Michael Cosmopoulos, professor of anthropology, was featured in “The birth of bureaucracy,” an article that appeared in the July/August issue of Archaeology.

Alumna Weslie Gaff, BS accounting 2011 and MAcc 2012, was featured July 9 in The Times-Press (Streator, Ill.) article “Gaff ranks as one of UMSL’s finest.”

Chancellor Tom George was quoted July 2 in the Mid Rivers Newsmagazine (St. Charles, Mo.) article “Young science STARS participate in research.”

Karl Guenther, community development specialist at the Public Policy Research Center, discussed a network of community building organizations that work with residents in St. Louis to improve their neighborhoods and the economy of the region on the July 12 episode of “St. Louis on the Air,” a program on St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 FM.

Robert C. Howard, conductor of the University Orchestra, was quoted July 7 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “Webster University suspends student-community orchestra.”

Beth Huebner, associate professor of criminology and criminal justice, was quoted July 16 in the Chicago Sun-Times article “Prosecutor: Teens killed man in ‘knock ‘em down’ game.’

Minsoo Kang, associate professor of history, was featured in the article “Our friends, the killer robots,” which appeared in the July issue of St. Louis Magazine.

Thomas Meuser, director of the gerontology graduate program, was featured July in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “UMSL professor’s focus on seniors changed after accident.”

Kathleen Butterly Nigro, assistant teaching professor of English, was quoted July 11 in The (Seoul) Korea Times article “A thin line between sexy and trash.”

David Robertson, professor of political science, discussed the 2012 elections on the July 11 episode of “St. Louis on the Air,” a program on St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 FM. Robertson was quoted July 13 in the St. Louis Beacon article “Missouri’s GOP contest for U.S. Senate gets combative.”

Natissia Small, assistant dean of students for the Division of Student Affairs, was quoted July 6 in the St. Louis Beacon article “UMSL program bridges high school to college.”

Zuleyma Tang-Martinez, professor emeritus of biology, was quoted July 9 in the Wired article “Traditional sexual values challenged in classic animal study.” The article also ran July 10 in Wired UK.

Kenneth Thomas, associate professor of political science, wrote the July 6 Business Insider article “It’s starting to look like Romney has a dirty tax secret.” Thomas wrote the July 9 Business Insider article “Alabama’s airbus subsidy looks a lot like a policy that crushed Detroit.”

Chancellor Emeritus Blanche Touhill was quoted July 11 in the St. Louis Beacon article “Former UMSL Chancellor Arnold Grobman dies at age 94.”

Lydia Vaughan, a junior majoring in communication, was featured July 12 in the NOCO article “UMSL student Lydia Vaughan: the next pop star?” Vaughn was featured July 12 on the KTVI (Channel 2) segment “Singer, songwriter Lydia Vaughan releases first single.” Vaughan was featured July 17 in the O’Fallon (Mo.) Patch article “A star is born: O’Fallon college student carves out thriving music career.”

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