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Time to Think: How an MU Professor Achieved Success

Doug Valentine is the co-director of the Missouri Scholars Academy (MSA) and has been teaching at MSA since 2012. He is pictured here with 2023 MSA staff members who were in his classes across numerous years. Pictured are Luke Schuster (2012 minor), Paula Reyes (2015 major), Zoë Hancock (2016 major), Della Rodenbaugh (2017 major), Claire…

Making Connections

A Discovery Fellow, Manisha Muthukaruppan has been plenty involved in undergraduate research opportunities during her first semester at Mizzou. The chance to participate in research early in her collegiate career at MU was actually a big selling point as Muthukaruppan was searching for the right college fit. Photo by Logan Jackson. When Manisha Muthukaruppan arrived…

A Revolutionary Series

A collaboration between the Honors College and the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy is giving undergraduate students at Mizzou a chance to study the complete picture of revolutions and constitutions in their historical and political contexts. Students engage in a variety of lively conversations during the class. Photo by Logan Jackson. Revolutions are a team…

Changing Her Personal Narrative

As an advisor in the University of Missouri Office of Global and National Fellowships, Lauren Pike helps match Mizzou students with fellowship opportunities that align with their goals. As students navigate the application process, Pike and her fellow advisors offer support and guidance each step of the way. Pike helped numerous Mizzou students secure fellowships this…

Contributing to Vital Research in African Linguistics

Students who are part of the Collaborative Research in African Languages (CORAL) team at Mizzou contribute to vital research in African linguistics. Students routinely meet with native speakers to gain a better understanding of the languages they are studying. Photo courtesy of Michael Marlo. Undergraduate students who are part of the Collaborative Research in African…

ASH Scholars Program Promotes Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

The ASH Scholars Program has led to ongoing research opportunities for undergraduate students at the University of Missouri involved in the arts, social sciences and humanities (ASH) disciplines. For example, the Art of Death research project is focused on normalizing conversations about death and dying through the lens of artistic production. Photo courtesy of Katina…

Examining Close Relationships

The Close Relationships research project studies how youths' interactions with close relationship partners shape their development and emotional adjustment. Mizzou students who are part of the project have numerous hands-on learning opportunities, including sharing their findings with the public. Here, senior Lynn Eckhardt talks with an individual about the work being done. Photo courtesy of…

A Historical Dive into the Santa Fe Trail

A new project within the ASH Scholars Program, the Santa Fe Trail team is studying the importance of the entire trail, with a focus on its influence in the state of Missouri and beyond. Photo courtesy of Kyle Jackson. An important piece of Missouri history, the Santa Fe Trail connected the Show-Me State to present…

Exploring Death Through the Lens of Artistic Production

Part of the ASH Scholars Program, the Art of Death research project has allowed undergraduate students at the University of Missouri to normalize conversations about death and dying through the lens of artistic production. Photo courtesy of Katina Bitsicas. Since 2017, the Art of Death research project has allowed undergraduate students at the University of…

Studying the Importance of Minority-Focused Content

Students on the Minority Focused News as a Locus of Empowerment research team have ample opportunities to share their work. For example, Maya Morris, a recent MU grad, presented during Mizzou's Research Symposium. Photo courtesy of Chris Josey. The Minority Focused News as a Locus of Empowerment research team investigates the manners in which news…