Media Coverage: September 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

Gary Brandes, associate teaching professor of music
St. Louis Review: Trinity Catholic and Duchesne band and choir performance

Alan Byrd, vice provost of enrollment management
EducationDive: attracting nontraditional learners
The St. Louis American: Salute to Excellence in Education awards

Benjamin Bythell, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry
Jefferson City News-Tribune: mentoring a student in the STARS program

Felesha Clarke, engineering student
The St. Louis American: Dr. Donald Suggs Scholarship recipient

Perry Drake, assistant teaching professor of digital and social media marketing
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: how protesters’ messages can get lost

Greg Geisler, professor of accounting
Money: how much money to invest in 401(k)

Tom George, chancellor
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: state of the university
FloValley News: outstanding leadership award
Columbia Daily Tribune: resolving issues of diversity

Marcela Hawn, economics alumna
St. Louis Business Journal: Diverse Business Leaders Award recipient profile

Bob Henson, professor of physics
St. Louis Post-Dispatch and St. Louis Post-Dispatch: celebrating 50 years at UMSL

Peter Jacques, optometry student
American Optometric Association News: AOA+ event experience

Jason Jan, business alumnus
St. Louis Business Journal: Diverse Business Leaders Award recipient profile

Sharon Johnson, dean of the School of Social Work
St. Louis Post-DispatchColumbia Missourian and KOMU: federal grant to train social workers

Shaji Khan, assistant professor of information systems
KMOV: Equifax breach

David Klinger, professor of criminology and criminal justice
The New York Times and CNN and Associated Press: police response to protesters in St. Louis
The Washington Post: police shooting data
CNN: tamping down tensions between police and the community
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: releasing information on police shootings
Vox: police use of force
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: rising number of police shootings in St. Louis
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: questions about police body cameras

Mary Lacity, Curators’ Professor of Information Systems
Diginomica: building benevolent bots

Dan LauerFounding Executive Director of UMSL Accelerate
EQ: UMSL Accelerate fostering innovation

Jarel Loveless, associate director of Development, College of Business Administration
The St. Louis American: award from the St. Louis Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals

Eric Madkins, political science alumnus
St. Louis Business Journal: Diverse Business Leaders Award recipient profile

Dave Robertson, Curators’ Teaching Professor and chair of the Department of Political Science
St. Louis Public Radio: governor’s website crowdsourcing public policy ideas

Richard Rosenfeld, Founders Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Yahoo: interaction between police and minority communities in St. Louis
Politico: evaluating violence-reduction strategies
The Guardian: expected change in murder rate in 2017
St. Louis Post -Dispatch: the “Ferguson Effect” in St. Louis
The Kansas City Star: police response to protests in St. Louis
Vox: explaining the rise in the 2016 murder rate
Columbia Missourian: traffic stop rate statistics

Carlos Schwantes, St. Louis Mercantile Library Endowed Professor in Transportation Studies
WCNY: the history and significance of the Erie Canal

Brock Seals, studio art student
FloValley News: planned pop-up Metro Market

Abigail Stahlschmidt, liberal studies student
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Blues and St. Louis Symphony’s search for national-anthem singers

Peter Stevens, professor of biology and curator of Missouri Botanical Garden
LiveScience: understanding why palm trees are flexible

Joe Wallington, business alumnus
Pet Business: new president of Jones Naturals


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