Media Coverage: July 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

General University News

St. Louis Public Radio, St. Louis Business Journal, St. Louis American, The Chronicle of Philanthropy and Philanthropy News Digest: Steward Family Foundation donates lead gift toward jazz education at UMSL

HPC Wire: researchers part of team up for Gordon Bell Prize in high-performing computing applications

Salem News: Missouri Opioid State Targeted Response grant having impact on opioid-related deaths

St. Louis Public Radio: co-hosting seminar on diversity and inclusion with Ameren

KMOX: golf commentator David Feherty coming to the Touhill Performing Arts Center

EQ STL: St. Louis’ growing cybersecurity community

Patch: researchers conducting survey on behalf of University City Library the best colleges for seniors in every state

Coalfield Progress: Wise County (VA) Treasurer take part in UMSL Chancellor’s Certificate program for Public Policy Administration


Media Coverage

Jill Bailey, education alumna
Arkansas Online: recipient of State Master Gardner Rookie of the Year award

Denise Bogard, creative writing alumna
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: interview for her new novel, “After Elise”

Lisa Clancy, social work alumna, associate director of the Public Policy Research Center
St. Louis Post-Dispatch and The Call: running for St. Louis County Council seat

Niyi Coker, E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor of African/African-American Studies
Sahara Reporters: involvement in past edition of Open Door Series/Wole Soyinka International Cultural Exchange event

Paul Curtman, political science alumnus
St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Delta Dunklin Democrat: seeking Republican nomination for office of State Auditor

Dana Beteet Daniels, Title IX coordinator and chief equity officer
St. Louis Public Radio: promoting the reporting of Title IX violations on campus

Alexei Demchenko, Curators’ Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Chemical & Engineering News: looking for ways to create sugars naturally found in breast milk

Matt Doell, business alumnus
Leader Publications: running for Republican nomination in State House District 110

Dwight Elmore, education alumnus
The (Washington) Missourian: new principal at St. Gertrude School

Brittany Ferrell, nursing alumna
St. Louis American: featured speaker at Deaconess Nursing Scholarships presentation

Tom George, chancellor
St. Louis Business Journal, St. Louis American and Philanthropy News Digest: Steward Family Foundation donates lead gift toward jazz education at UMSL

Roberta Harrison, nursing alumna
McKnight’s Long-Term Care News: named new associate dean at SIU-Edwardsville nursing school

Tom Hoerr, assistant teaching professor and scholar in residence in College of Education
Education Week: advice on how to solve conflicts between teachers, or teachers and principals

Andrew Hurley, professor of history
KSDK (Channel 5): the history of the Arch grounds

Terry Jones, professor emeritus of political science
U.S. News & World Report, Columbia Missourian and Arkansas Online: book on municipalities in St. Louis area quoted
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: difficulties for Republicans running in St. Louis County Executive race
St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Governing: analysis of St. Louis County Prosecutor race

David Klinger, professor of criminology
Chicago Tribune: analysis of bodycam footage of police-involved shooting in Chicago
Vox: constitutional justification for police to possibly use deadly force

Sandra Langeslag, assistant professor of psychology
Techly: research into how to get over a breakup highlighted

Alan Leaderbrand, business alumnus
Leader Publications: running for Republican Party committeeman in Rock Township, Missouri

Richard Middleton, associate professor of political science
ImmigrationProf Blog: review of new book, “Unequal Protection of the Law: The Rights of Citizens and Non-Citizens in Comparative Perspective”

Chris Miller, assistant teaching professor of entrepreneurship and director of interdisciplinary entrepreneurship
The Telegraph: announcement of ‘Alton RISING’ initiative to create entrepreneurial community

Bobby Norfolk, general studies alumnus
Fulton Sun: performing at the Callaway County Library

James Richards, professor emeritus of music
The Source: conductor of Gateway Festival Orchestra

Greg Ritchie, business alumnus
Buffalo Reflex and Christian County Headliner News: named business development specialist at Central Bank of the Ozarks

Marty Rochester, Curators’ Teaching Professor of Political Science
KMOX (Charlie Brennan show, July 19): political correctness on college campuses

Dave Robertson, Curators’ Teaching Professor and chair of the political science department
Springfield News-Leader: Sen. Claire McCaskill’s risk and reward in opposing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh
KMOX: lack of debates prior to August primaries
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: analysis of St. Louis County Executive Democratic primary

Richard Rosenfeld, Founders Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
The Atlantic: effect of ‘de-policing’ on homicide and violent crime rates

Eliza Sanders, advancement officer, corporate and foundation relations
New Books Network: description of her new book, called “Genres of Doubt: Science Fiction, Fantasy and the Crisis of Victorian Faith”

James Shuls, assistant professor of education and graduate program director of educational leadership and policy studies
Charlie Brennan Show (KMOX): discussion about student test scores in Missouri
Baltimore Sun: response to letter to the editor on educational commission findings

Dan Sise, interim director of the Public Policy Administration program
Atlantic News Telegraph: explaining Chancellor’s Certificate program in conjunction with National Association of County Collectors, Treasurers and Finance Officers

Todd Swanstrom, E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor in Community Collaboration and Public Policy
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: difficulties in developing the north side of St. Louis

Ken Waller, public administration alumnus
Leader Publications: running for Republican Jefferson County, Missouri, clerk nomination

Luigi Wewege, business alumnus senior vice president of Caye International Bank, recipient of banking award

Jim Widner, teaching professor of music and director of jazz studies
St. Louis Public Radio, St. Louis Business Journal and St. Louis American: Steward Family Foundation donates lead gift toward jazz education at UMSL

Rose Windmiller, political science alumna
St. Louis Post-Dispatch and appointed to the Bi-State Development Agency of the Missouri-Illinois Metropolitan District by Gov. Mike Parson

Stephanie Wright, business alumna
Cedar Valley Business Monthly: retiring after 24 years as assistant U.S. attorney, first African-American to hold the position in Northern District of Iowa

Emma Young, biology PhD student
St. Louis Public Radio: new producer for Story Collider





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