Media Coverage: December 2019

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

Featured Stories

Marie Mora, economics professor and associate provost for academic affairs, explained to Bloomberg why the wage gap for Latinas persists despite the group becoming a powerful force in the U.S. job market recently.

The Riverfront Times sat down with Zachary Schwartz, political science student and recording artist, to talk about his new five-song release, EP II. Recording under the name Hollow Ends, Schwartz brings a folk-tinged sound to stages around the state.

The Riverfront Times also spoke with Adrian O. Walker, sociology alumnus and brand marketer for the popular photography app VSCO, about being featured in the National Portrait Gallery. In 2019, Walker was one of seven artists to win the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition for his photograph, “Black Virgin Mary.”

Media Coverage

Anne Austin, assistant professor of anthropology
Art Net, Atlas Obscura, Inked Magazine, Fox News, Mashable India, Medical Daily, News 18, Science News, Smithsonian Magazine, St. Louis Public Radio, The Sun: Infrared technology reveals hidden tattoos on Egyptian mummies

Anthony D’Agostino, Non-profit organization management and leadership alumnus
St. Louis Business Journal: Named CEO of the St. Patrick Center

Rick Davis, adjunct professor of business
St. Louis Business Journal: Named president of St. John Vianney High School

Alexei Demchenko, Curators’ Distinguished Professor of Chemistry
Chemistry World: Development of a gastric cancer vaccine

Max Gillman, Friedrich A. Hayek Professor in Economic History
Marketplace: Why inflation isn’t rising

Thomasina Hassler, adjunct assistant professor of education
LindenLink: Confirmed to Board of Police Commissioners

Gail Hintz, staff vocal accompanist
Phelps County Focus: Inducted to the Rolla High School Hall of Fame

Terry Jones, professor emeritus of political science
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: The future of new city-county board

David Kimball, professor of political science
The Columbia Missourian: NRA political spending in Missouri

David Klinger, professor of criminology and criminal justice
The Crime Report and The Washington Post: Response to UPS hijacking

Jim Lally, business alumnus
St. Louis Business Journal: Honored at C-Suite Awards 2019

Dan Lauer, executive director of UMSL Accelerate
SMB CEO: Executives key to sustainability goals

Irwin Loiterstein, business alumnus
St. Louis Jewish Light: St. Louis’ Christmas tree king

Tom Minogue, economics alumnus
St. Louis Business Journal: Honored at C-Suite Awards 2019

Kara Moskowitz, assistant professor of history
St. Louis Jewish Light: Elected to the Young Friends of Legal Services of Eastern Missouri board of directors

Ray Mundy, former director of the Center for Transportation Studies
St. Louis American: Airport privatization process comes under scrutiny
St. Louis American: Airport privatization process halted

Jianli Pan, assistant professor of mathematics and computer science
The Rolla Daily News: High-voltage research at new joint laboratory

Richard Rosenfeld, Curators’ Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Criminology and Criminal Justice
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: St. Louis homicide rate

James V. Shuls, assistant professor of educational leadership and policy studies
The 74: Standards in charter schools

Joel Sjerven, social work alumnus
St. Louis American: Needle exchange programs save lives and money

Todd Swanstrom, E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor in Community Collaboration and Public Policy
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: New credit program revitalizing south St. Louis neighborhoods

Katy Walter, social work alumna
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Appointed CEO of Kids in the Middle

Rachel Winograd, associate professor of research at Missouri Institute of Mental Health
Fox Business: Walk-in clinics helping in fight against opioid epidemic

Jackie Zykan, biology alumna
San Francisco Examiner: Became head of tasting and product development at Old Forrester distillery

Other News

The Alton Telegraph: Opera Edwardsville’s 2019 season

The Alton Telegraph: The Good Weather Gallery promotes regional art

Boonville Daily News: Closing the gap between urban and rural healthcare

Columbia Daily Tribune: Moody upgrades financial outlook

Daily Journal Online: Ste. Genevieve Christmas Festival

Edwardsville Intelligencer: GeoFutures Advisory Committee

Farmington Press: Program to help students finish degrees

Jefferson City News Tribune: New joint transportation center

Out in STL: The Forum

The Source: Grants to fight opioid abuse

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: McNair Scholars Program

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: University beer brewing courses grow

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Wrapping presents for 100 Neediest Cases program

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Delmar DivINe project

St. Louis Public Radio and 921News: Program to help Missourians finish degrees

St. Louis Public Radio: Photojournalism contest showcases young talent


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