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News and Events

  • J.D. BowersJ.D. Bowers Named MU Honors College Director

    J.D. Bowers has been named Director of the Honors College at the University of Missouri. Bowers has been Associate Vice Provost for University Honors at Northern Illinois University (NIU) since 2013. He will begin his new position on August 1. Learn More

  • Rachel Harper receiving awardHonors Professor Rachel Harper Wins Kemper Award

    The William T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence includes a $10,000 stipend, and is awarded to five outstanding teachers at the University of Missouri each year. Learn More

  • Group photo of the Ecuador study abroad travelers.Life on the Equator

    A study abroad trip to Ecuador provides students with an understanding of the nature and importance of biodiversity. Learn More

  • Azeem KhanRenaissance Man

    While biological sciences major Azeem Khan spends much of his time immersed in labs and pre-med courses, he continues to follow another of his passions: poetry. Learn More

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Wade Dismukes

Wade Dismukes

Wade Dismukes’ experience in research at MU began before the first day of school.

A recipient of the Hughes Research Apprenticeship his freshman year, Dismukes was getting laboratory safety training a week before the rest of the class arrived in Columbia. Learn More

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