Media Coverage: February 2018

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

Rick Baniak, economics alumnus and chief financial officer for UMSL
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: policies to help fill UMSL’s dorms

Ed Bennett, professor of optometry
Bleacher Report: Tommy Pham’s success while coping with keratoconus

Mallory Box, communication alumna
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: new director of membership and programs at Citizens for Modern Transit

Susan Brownell, professor of anthropology
St. Louis Public Radio: studying hospitality at the 2018 Winter Olympics

Niyi Coker, E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor of African/African-American Theatre and Cinema
The Telegraph: Africa World Documentary Film Festival

Perry Drake, assistant teaching professor of digital and social media marketing
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: entrepreneur trying to convince businesses to embrace Alexa

Vivian Eveloff, founder and director of Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life
St. Louis Public Radio: increase in the number of women in elected offices

Fred Fausz, professor emeritus of history
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: debate over St. Louis’ birthday

Tom George, chancellor
Ladue News: contributing to the university and the greater community during 15 years of leadership

Karl Guenther, community development specialist at the Public Policy Research Center
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Invest STL and neighborhood development initiatives

Gwedolyn Hooks, education alumna
Stillwater News Press: author of children’s books sharing her love of reading at elementary school

Beth Huebner, professor of criminology and criminal justice
Newsweek: challenges facing St. Louis Metropolitan Police Chief John Hayden

David Kimball, professor of political science
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: taxpayer cost of county office complex in St. Ann
Governing: problems with voting infrastructure amid looming threat of Russian cyberattacks

David Klinger, professor of criminology and criminal justice
Coloradoan: felonious killings of police
Wichita Eagle: comparing data on fatal police shootings across different cities
The Kansas City Star: questioned raised by video of police shooting in Overland Park, Kansas
Law Officer: study on police use of force

Janet Lauritsen, Curators’ Distinguished Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
The New York Times: improving crime reporting data

Tim Maher, teaching professor and undergraduate director of criminology and criminal justice
Columbia Daily Tribune: online training courses for law enforcement officers

Chris Miller, assistant teaching professor of entrepreneurship
RiverBender: candidate for treasurer in Madison County

Robert Ricklefs, Curators’ Professor of Biology
Hakai Magazine: reverse colonization by island fruit bats in South America
Science Daily: research on longer incubation times of some tropical birds

Dave Robertson, Curators’ Teaching Professor and chair of the Department of Political Science
St. Louis Public Radio and KSDK (Channel 5): analysis of Eric Greitens’ indictment
Governing: Eric Greitens’ affair and a house seat that flipped to Democrats
KCUR: gerrymandering in Missouri politics
St. Louis Public Radio: encore presentation of 2013 conversation about the framers of the Constitution

Marty Rochester, Curators’ Teaching Professor of Political Science
St. Louis Jewish Light: explaining his support of Donald Trump

Rick Rosenfeld, Founders Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Vox: why opioid epidemic might have fueled America’s murder spike
FiveThirtyEight: the direction of criminal justice under Attorney General Jeff Sessions
PolitiFact: reliability of crime data available for Puerto Rico
The Wall Street Journal and Fox News: surge in carjackings in Chicago
PolitiFact: lawmaker’s claim regarding rarity of crimes by concealed permit holders

Daniel Rust, former transportation studies professor
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: commentary on St. Louis Lambert International Airport privatization plan

Vicki Sauter, professor of management information systems
KSDK (Channel 5): spotlight on Grace’s Place museum

Parris Smith, media studies student
Fox 2: memories of Super Bowl week

Kristin Sobolik, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs
St. Louis Business Journal: increase in freshman applicants for fall 2018

Todd Swanstrom, E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor in Community Collaboration and Public Policy
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: why O’Fallon keeps growing

Cathy Vatterott, professor of education
Huffington Post: elementary school homework

Eamonn Wall, Smurfit-Stone Corporation Professor of Irish Studies
Irish Times: tribute for writer Philip Casey

Lara Zwarun, associate professor of communication and media
KSDK (Channel 5): discussing why viewers are hooked on “This Is Us”


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