Media Coverage: February 2017

by | Mar 2, 2017

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 stories.

UMSL Media Coverage

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 stories but does not serve as a comprehensive listing. Notice a clip we missed? Email us at umsldaily@umsl.edu.

Rick Baniak, economics alumnus and chief financial officer for UMSL
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Board of Curators approves new tuition rates for all Illinois residents

Timothy Bray, criminology alumnus
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: importance of addressing blight for revitalization

Niyi Coker, E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor of African/African American Studies and Cinema
Cape Towner, City VoiceCape Times, The Guardian, The Guardian:“Miriam Makeba: Mama Africa the Musical” playing in South Africa

Rollo Dillworth, education alumnus
Penn State News: headlining Penn State African American Music Festival

Lara Edwards, biology student
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: illustrator of “The Very Happy Trash Truck”

Finn-Aage Esbensen, E. Desmond Lee Professor of Youth Crime and Violence
RiverBender.com: transfer agreement with UMSL and Lewis & Clark Community College benefiting criminology students

Howard E. Fields, education alumnus
West End Word: new principal of Steger Sixth Grade Center and the Elementary Computer School

Tom George, chancellor
St. Louis Post-DispatchSt. Louis Public Radio, St. Louis Public RadioSt. Louis Business Journal: mulling tuition increases amid budget cuts
St. Louis Public Radio and The Southern Illinoisan: new tuition rates for Illinois students
RiverBender.com: transfer agreement with UMSL and Lewis & Clark Community College benefiting criminology students

Tom Gordon, education alumnus
West End Word: recognized as Elementary School Physical Education Teacher of the Year for the St. Louis metro area

Drew Griffin, director of admissions
Illinois News Network: new tuition rates for Illinois residents

Karl Guenther, Public Policy Research Center
The St. Louis American: effect of soccer stadium on Affordable Housing Trust Fund

Dorian Hall, business alumnus and assistant director of event services for the Millennium Student Center
The St. Louis American: Salute to Young Leaders

Kate Hamm, optometry student
Inside Optometry: gender pay gap in optometry

Keith Harris, communication alumnus
The St. Louis American: Salute to Young Leaders

Jennifer Hernandez, education alumna
Hamden Patch: discussing “The School to Prison Pipeline”

Shaji Khan, assistant professor of information systems
St. Louis Public Radio: steps people should take to improve cybersecurity

David Kimball, professor of political science
The Washington Post and KMOX: research on the correlation between belief in voter fraud and hostility toward immigrants

David Klinger, professor of criminology and criminal justice
Times Union: SWAT teams and tactical officers

Sandra Langeslag, assistant professor of psychological sciences
St. Louis Public RadioInBusiness.ae, Fortune: researching the science behind love
Fox 2: challenge of finding love

Tayler Leverenz, business student
St. Louis Public Radio: area colleges erase in-state tuition parameters

Mark Liston, education alumnus
Maclean’s: a survey that measures 11 character strengths

Richard Middleton, associate professor of political science
St. Louis Review: support for migrants

Orinthia Montague, education alumna
Ithaca Journal: finalist for president of Tompkins Cortland Community College

Jerome Morris, E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor of Urban Education
St. Louis Public Radio: researching St. Louis’ voluntary desegregation program

Ray Mundy, director of the Center for Transportation Studies
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: the debate over Northside-Southside MetroLink

Gwendolyn Packnett, former assistant vice chancellor for academic affairs
Ladue News: we love our neighborhoods

Patty Parker, E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor in Zoological Studies
St. Louis Public Radio: effect of executive order on applicant pool for area research labs

Ben Poremba, philosophy alumnus
St. Louis Business Journal: Elaia restaurant receives four diamond rating from AAA

Dave Robertson, Curators’ Teaching Professor of Political Science
St. Louis Public Radio: former U.S. Senate candidate Jason Kander building national brand
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: state Republicans pushing legislation that benefits themselves
Nine Network of Public Media: examining the St. Louis mayoral race

Richard Rosenfeld, Founders Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
The Verge: study shows school shootings go up when unemployment rises
CUNY Television: where’s the carnage in the United States?
The Virginian-Pilot: Ferguson effect in Norfolk, Virginia?
Columbia Daily Tribune: complex relationship between crime and poverty
St. Louis Public Radio: challenge of solving homicide cases the longer they go on
ABC News: the rise in murder rate in 2015 and where it really fits historically
Vox.com: examining real benefits of Donald Trump’s idea to “send in the Feds”
Business Insider: drug markets likely playing role in spike in homicides observed in four cities

Alaa Saffaf, biology student and president of Muslim Student Association
Fox 2: World Hijab Day celebrated at UMSL

Malissa Shaw, business alumna
The St. Louis American: Salute to Young Leaders

Wally Siewert, director of the Center for Ethics in Public Life
St. Louis Public Radio: potential unintended quirk of campaign finance rules in Missouri

Steve Stenger, business alumnus and St. Louis County executive
St. Louis Public Radio: potential unintended quirk of campaign finance rules in Missouri

Leah Stewart, theater and dance alumna
Broadway World: performing in “Once on This Island”

Todd Swanstrom, E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor in Community Collaboration and Public Policy
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: the debate over Northside-Southside MetroLink

Zuleyma Tang-Martinez, professor emerita of biology
Joplin Globe and Riverfront Times: testifying in hearing on proposed “bathroom bill”

Salomeh Tavassoli, education alumna
Santa Fe Reporter: Muslims in Santa Fe react to Trump’s travel ban

Jacqueline Thompson, assistant professor of theater
St. Louis Public Radio: performing in “Intimate Apparel”

Kayla Thompson, education alumna
The St. Louis American: Salute to Young Leaders

Mark Tranel, director of Public Policy Research Center
St. Louis Public Radio: potential impact of Centene expansion

Adriano Udani, assistant professor of political science
The Washington Post and KMOX: research on the correlation between belief in voter fraud and hostility toward immigrants
LSE USCentre: E-Verify programs and immigration

Chikako Usui, associate professor of sociology
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: similarities seen between Trump’s executive order and Japanese internment

Cathy Vatterott, professor of education
The Christian Science Monitor: debating homework in Spain

Kimberly Vrooman, English alumna
Belleville News-Democrat: continuing legacy of service as new program director of Belleville AmeriCorps

Brant Walker, business alumnus and Alton, Illinois, mayor
The Edwardsville Intelligencer: looking to revitalize Alton

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