Media Coverage: July 2017

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

Bart Andrews, psychology alumnus
Huffington Post: eliminating the stigma associated with suicide and mental illness

Rick Baniak, economics alumnus and chief financial officer for UMSL
Columbia Daily Tribune: potential changes to tuition model

Ed Bennett, professor of optometry
American Optometric Association: contact lenses for preteens

Marvin Berkowitz, Sanford N. McDonnell Endowed Professor in Character Education
Education Writers Association: politics creating teachable moments for character education

Michael Block, former UMSL student/Tritons golfer
Fore: his impressive competitive resume as a club pro in southern California

Jason Bockman, international business alumnus
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: his business, Strange Donuts

Courtney Boddie, education alumnus
Illinois Business Journal: new director of counseling services at SIUE

Melenie Broyles, business alumnus
Washington Missourian: judge for Washington Town and Country fair queen

Michael Cosmopoulos, Hellenic Government-Karakas Foundation Chair of Greek Studies and professor of archaeology
Tornos News: monumental new discoveries at Iklaina

Johnathan Cunningham, criminology and criminal justice alumnus
The St. Louis American: promoted to sergeant in St. Louis County Police Department

Paul Curtman, political science alumnus
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: planning a run for U.S. Senate in 2018

James Duffy, English alumnus
Bluffton Sun: new alumni and annual giving officer at the University of South Carolina Beaufort

Paul Fregeau, education alumnus
Herald & Review: new superintendent of Decatur School District

Emily Gerstein, assistant professor of clinical psychology early warning signs of problem children

Joel Glassman, academic director of International Studies and Programs
India West: UMSL partnership with Osmania University

David Klinger, professor of criminology and criminal justice
Associated Press and ABC (Australia): shooting of Justine Damond in Minneapolis
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: police preventing friendly fire
Riverfront Times: police officer pay in St. Louis

Dan Lauer, founding executive director of UMSL Accelerate and IoT Evolution: seven companies chosen for Ameren Accelerator

Mandy Longoria, optometry alumnus
The Wichita Eagle: business profile

Stella Markou, associate professor of music and director of vocal studies and opera theater
Magnesia News: performing “A Lyric Pilgrimage” at Horto Festival in Greece

Chris Miller, UMSL Accelerate faculty member
The Telegraph: running for U.S. House of Representatives in Illinois

Laura Miller, Eiichi Shibusawa-Seigo Arai Endowed Professor of Japanese Studies and professor of anthropology
Unicorn Booty: hosutos in Japan

Gretchen Morrison, education alumna
Washington Missourian: judge for Washington Town and Country fair queen

Gualtiero Piccinini, professor of philosophy
New Books Network: his book “Physical Computation: A Mechanistic Account”

Dave Robertson, Curators’ Teaching Professor and chair of the Department of Political Science
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: op-ed on the Clean Missouri Initiative
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: whether Blunt owes Trump
KMOX: potential for Missouri to gain business from Illinois’ budget problems

Rick Rosenfeld, Founders Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
The Wall Street Journal: sustained violence in Baltimore
St. Louis Public Radio: what Justice Department’s focus on enforcement might mean for St. Louis
Charlotte Magazine: “Ferguson Effect” in Charlotte
Columbus Alive: increased gun violence in Columbus

Brock Seals, studio art student
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: blending visual art and rap

Kenneth Thomas, Founders Professor of Political Science
Bloomberg BNA: tax bidding war among seven states to lure Foxconn factory
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: how far to go to lure Foxconn factory
Bend Bulletin: corporate tax incentives

Betty Van Uum, chair of University Square
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: development near North Hanley station

Derrik Wiggins, education alumnus Blue KC Sporting Samaritan for July 2017

Pasha Zalutski, communications alumnus
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: appearance on Russian show “Otkryti Mikrofon”

Chris Zuver, liberal studies student
St. Louis Public Radio: replacing algebra requirement at Missouri colleges and universities


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