Inside Mizzou: Classroom Innovation
February 11, 2020 At the University of Missouri, our students can get an exceptional, hands-on education with access to world-class faculty, state-of-the-art spaces and even a working preschool classroom. But a Mizzou education also goes beyond the classroom. Innovative teaching tools such as virtual reality, online programs and more create comprehensive and immersive learning […]
Board of Curators February 2020 Meeting
During the February 6, 2020 meeting for the University of Missouri Board of Curators, Chancellor Alexander Cartwright presented on “The Flagship of the Future: Achievements & Future Direction.” He highlighted Mizzou’s exceptional growth and outlined a comprehensive plan to build on excellence. The Chancellor began with a discussion of recent progress in key areas such […]
Inside Mizzou: Art of Science
January 28, 2020 Every day across campus, Tigers combine their creativity with groundbreaking research to push the boundaries of education and scholarship. At Mizzou, an ice cream parlor can also be a cutting-edge laboratory, and a floral shop can be a thriving classroom as well as a successful business. This capacity to bridge disciplines […]
Inside Mizzou: Tectonic Tigers
January 14, 2020 Hands-on learning is the bedrock of a Mizzou education. Since 1911, the Department of Geological Sciences’ Branson Field Laboratory has regularly hosted students from Mizzou and other universities across the country. This lab remains the longest continuously running site of its kind in the United States. Whether it’s our geology researchers […]
Wishing you a wonderful holiday season and a successful new year from Missouri’s flagship university. View Chancellor Cartwright’s video greeting.
NextGen Precision Health Progress
As we close the fall term and head into winter break, we would like to take a moment to thank the many staff, faculty and students who have dedicated their time and talents toward the development of the NextGen Precision Health Institute at MU. It is through the work of our remarkable community at Mizzou […]
Mizzou at Its Finest
December 10, 2019 Dear Mizzou community, Over the recent Thanksgiving break, I thought a lot about what I am grateful for, like the hard work of our faculty, staff and students the past semester here at MU. From the opening of a new research facility and a flurry of campus events to student volunteers reaching […]
Wake Up Columbia
Chancellor Cartwright joins Wake Up Columbia to discuss the end of the fall semester, MU athletics’ appeal to the NCAA, and the search for a new football coach. (The interview took place on December 17, 2019.)
2019 Fall General Faculty Meeting
Chancellor Cartwright gives a campus update and presents future plans to faculty at the bi-annual general faculty meeting
Inside Mizzou: MSA – The Path of Student Legislation
December 3, 2019 Student government is a more than 100-year tradition at Mizzou — that’s older than Memorial Stadium or even our beloved mascot, Truman the Tiger. The Missouri Students Association (MSA) is one of the largest student government organizations on campus, and it represents undergraduates from across the disciplines. MSA members contribute to […]
Inside Mizzou: Learning in the 21st Century
Nov. 19, 2019 For 180 years, the University of Missouri has pioneered new advances in education. We taught the first course on engineering west of the Mississippi River, and our world-class School of Journalism developed the revolutionary Missouri Method of learning by doing. As our community continues to evolve, so do our learning practices and […]
Inside Mizzou: Mizzou in Space
Nov. 5, 2019 The University of Missouri is — literally — out of this world. Our engineering students envision the future of rocketry, our faculty study the geology of distant moons and our journalism alumni lead podcasts for NASA. Even our Laws Observatory enables us to explore the far reaches of the universe from right […]
Coffee & Cookies with the Chancellor
The University of Missouri’s leadership team invites you, the campus community, for conversation and refreshments. Meet the Chancellor and a different MU leader each month for coffee, cookies and informal dialogue. This month’s event: Wednesday, Nov. 6 | 3:30–5 p.m. S110. Memorial Union
Inside Mizzou: Study Abroad
Oct. 22, 2019 The University of Missouri may sit – as we like to say – in the middle of the middle of the country, but the reach of our campus and community is global. Our students, faculty and staff represent six continents. And every year, we send more than 1,000 Tigers abroad to gain […]
Coffee & Cookies with the Chancellor
The University of Missouri’s leadership team invites you, the campus community, for conversation and refreshments. Meet the Chancellor and a different MU leader each month for coffee, cookies and informal dialogue. This month’s event: Thursday, Oct. 17 | 3:30–5 p.m. 2206 B&C, MU Student Center
Mizzou at Its Finest
October 9, 2019 Dear Mizzou community, As midterm season quickly approaches, I want to capitalize on the opportunity to share some good news with you. Before we jump in, I want to remind you of the upcoming State of the University speech. I hope you will join in on the fun as we talk about […]
Inside Mizzou: Game Day Preparation
Oct. 8, 2019 Homecoming week is finally here. Thousands from our campus community and beyond will gather together to celebrate our Mizzou pride. While all eyes will be on Faurot Field during game day, many of our staff and students will be working behind the scenes to make sure everything runs smoothly. What exactly does it […]
Inside Mizzou: Translational Research & Precision Health
Sept. 24, 2019 This past June, we broke ground on the NextGen Precision Health Institute. When completed, this $221 million facility will be a revolutionary space where scholars and students from a wide array of disciplines can tackle the world’s grand health care challenges and lead tomorrow’s workforce. But building the future of health care here […]
Coffee & Cookies with the Chancellor
The University of Missouri’s leadership team invites you, the campus community, for conversation and refreshments. Meet the Chancellor and a different MU leader each month for coffee, cookies and informal dialogue. This month’s event: Monday, Sept. 16 | 3:30–5 p.m. Traditions Lounge, MU Student Center
Inside Mizzou: Campus Architecture
Sept. 10, 2019 When we think of Mizzou’s campus, we often think of iconic structures like the Columns and Jesse Hall. They are a big part of why Architectural Digest recently ranked the university as one of the most beautiful colleges in America. But our campus isn’t just beautiful. It’s also home to cutting-edge laboratories […]
2019 State of the University Address
Join Chancellor Alexander Cartwright for Boundless: State of the University Address at 9 a.m., Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 in Jack and Mary Bush Auditorium, Cornell Hall. The address will be livestreamed on Facebook for those unable to attend. Immediately following the address, stop by Homecoming Headquarters on Carnahan Quadrangle for free Buck’s ice cream, while […]
Inside Mizzou: Cole County Clean Up
August 27, 2019 Near midnight on May 22, a tornado struck Missouri’s capital, Jefferson City. The storm damaged over 600 buildings and left many residents without basic utilities. This natural disaster was just one of the many from last spring that impacted Missouri communities. And the University of Missouri, in partnership with MU Extension, MU […]
Inside Mizzou: New Beginnings
August 13, 2019 With a new academic year right around the corner, I am thrilled to welcome everyone back to campus. I am confident this year will bring new opportunities and milestones for so many of you – from our first-year students and new faculty to our 10 staff members who were honored for their […]
Boundless Mizzou: Taking the Flagship with you this summer
As spring turns into summer here at Missouri’s flagship university, I want to take the opportunity to say thank you. We have so many reasons to be grateful: grateful for the vision of our faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends; grateful for the continued trust from students and their families that they can come here […]
Inside Mizzou: Theatre Off Stage
May 14, 2019 As an institution that takes great pride in the arts, our performing arts community never ceases to amaze us. They continue to push boundaries and forge new and exciting collaborations inside and outside the classroom — through multidisciplinary partnerships, innovative teaching and community engagement.
Inside Mizzou May Newsletter
Top Honors, Special Olympics, Defense Grants, Show Me Mizzou, Purple Heart University
Inside Mizzou: Tigers in the Workforce
April 30, 2019 As graduation approaches for thousands of our students, we are excited for the bright futures they have ahead of them. They have worked hard in their areas of study, from the arts, to the humanities to the STEM fields. We are confident they will go on to excel in today’s workforce.
Inside Mizzou Extra: Show Me Research & Creative Works
April 16, 2019 We are thrilled to bring you even more stories from our extraordinary community. Introducing a new, bonus storytelling feature of Inside Mizzou called, “Inside Mizzou extra.” Students, faculty, staff and alumni will tell you the stories and relive the experiences that make our university a leader in academics, athletics, service and so […]
Inside Mizzou: Show Me Research & Creative Works
To hear even more stories on research and creative works from our extraordinary students, listen to this bonus storytelling feature called “Inside Mizzou extra.” Five students working on projects across the arts, humanities and science give us a window into their hands-on pursuits. Listen now April 16, 2019 Our students have always been bold risk […]
Mizzou at Its Finest
Dear Mizzou community, This spring semester has been one for the books. There has never been a better time to be a Tiger, and I hope you are as proud as I am to walk around in black and gold. We are only a few months into 2019, and I am thrilled to have a […]
Spring General Faculty Meeting
Chancellor Alexander Cartwright and Faculty Council Chair Clark Peters invite Mizzou faculty to join them for the Spring 2019 general faculty meeting on Wednesday, April 24 at 3:30 p.m. in 22 Tate Hall.
Inside Mizzou: M-I-Z Entrepreneur
April 2, 2019 This campus community has a track record of innovation and excellence dating back to 1839. For example, MU was the first university west of the Mississippi River. And of course, we developed the first — and best — journalism school in the nation. Now, through programs such as the Center for Entrepreneurship […]
Inside Mizzou: Nobel Week in Stockholm, Sweden
March 19, 2019 Join Chancellor Cartwright on Inside Mizzou for a special-edition, Nobel Week podcast. He talks with the two outstanding undergraduates who traveled to Stockholm, Sweden
Inside Mizzou March Newsletter
In this issue: Show Me Mizzou Day, Chess Team, $10 Million Grant, Foremost Cows, and Nobel event
Inside Mizzou: Sustainable Today
March 5, 2019 Did you know that Mizzou recently was ranked the #2 university in the country for generating on-site renewable energy by the EPA? Or that our campus, which is a living botanic garden, became one of only 64 campuses to be a certified Bee Campus USA in 2017?
Inside Mizzou: Building Leaders
Feb. 19, 2019 With access to one-of-a-kind, world-class signature centers and institutes such as the Novak Leadership Institute, the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy and the Reynolds Journalism Institute, Mizzou students begin building their leadership skills from day one.
Inside Mizzou February Newsletter
In this issue: Mizzou students carry on tradition of service over winter break; precision medicine breakthrough helps dogs with bone cancer; Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program offers tax help to Missouri families; and Mizzou celebrates Black History Month.
Inside Mizzou: Musical Missouri
Inside Mizzou Podcast: Musical Missouri, Ep. 12 Music is an important part of our lives: We listen while we exercise or cook, we attend concerts with friends and family, and we enjoy it to bond as a community. At Mizzou, we embrace musical citizenship through education, performance and innovation. Every day our School of Music, […]
Inside Mizzou: Student Success
Inside Mizzou Podcast: Student Success, Ep. 11 Moving to a new city, meeting new people and entering a new academic or work environment can create exciting opportunities for students, but they can also be challenging experiences. Join Chancellor Alexander N. Cartwright for this episode of Inside Mizzou podcast where he talks with Brandon Orr, former […]
Inside Mizzou January Newsletter
In this issue: New scholarship fund announced for Kansas City students; competitive esports program launches Fall 2019; School of Medicine treats patients in Ecuador; student-led MizzouThon pledges $1.3 million to expand Women’s and Children’s Hospital; and Inside Mizzou podcast “Outreach.”
Dec. 11, 2018
Inside Mizzou Podcast: Outreach, Ep. 10 As the largest alternative break program at any university in the United States, Mizzou Alternative Breaks is driven by a simple but powerful motto: “Get Out. Give Back.” More than 1,000 students participated this year in trips across the globe — some even right here in Missouri. Join Chancellor […]
Dec. 4, 2018
In this issue: Students and faculty organize bone marrow registry drive; health care journalism center receives grant; Research Reactor supplies cancer-fighting radioisotopes; bees stopped buzzing during 2017 total solar eclipse; and Mizzou prepares for Nobel Prize award ceremony.
November 27, 2018
Inside Mizzou Podcast: Keyon Dooling, Ep. 9 From 1998-2000, Keyon Dooling was a leader on the Mizzou basketball team. His stellar college career helped him become the 10th basketball player in MU’s history to be drafted in the NBA’s first round, where he would go on to play for teams such as the Los Angeles […]
Campus Open House, Dec. 3
Chancellor Cartwright and Provost Ramchand invite you to celebrate the season at the Residence on Francis Quadrangle, Monday, Dec. 3 from 4-6 p.m.
Points of Pride
What a fall this has been at Mizzou. We have had so many terrific things happen lately that I was inspired to reach out to the entire Mizzou family: students, staff, faculty, alumni, parents, donors, community leaders and friends. We are experiencing the best kind of change as we see hard work translate into real progress. […]
November 13, 2018
Inside Mizzou Podcast: Civic Engagement, Ep. 8 As a public, land-grant university, Mizzou has a proud history of service — from education to healthcare, public safety to our military. Join Chancellor Cartwright for this week’s Inside Mizzou podcast where he talks with ROTC cadets Kim Woods, a senior studying mechanical and aerospace engineering; and Ben […]
November 6, 2018
In this issue: Rodney McDuffie responds to disasters during FEMA internship; better technologies in nursing homes equals better care; Mizzou Education partners with South American university system; and faculty and staff are honored for their service
October 30, 2018
Inside Mizzou Podcast: Nobel Prize, Ep. 7 When Dr. George P. Smith was announced as one of this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry winners, the Royal Swedish Academy confirmed what all of us at Mizzou have always known: Work that happens here changes the world. Dr. Smith’s research has led to new treatments for arthritis, […]
October 23, 2018
In this issue: Students contribute to the Missouri Hyperloop hackathon; a Mizzou researcher discovers gene editing in pigs leads to significant virus resistance; Extension’s fall prevention programs receive a $500,000 grant to help aging Missourians; and Tiger fans take tailgating to the next level.
Fall 2018 General Faculty Meeting
Chancellor Cartwright and Faculty Council Chair Clark Peters invite all faculty to attend the General Faculty Council meeting at 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 8, 2018 in Jesse Wrench Auditorium, Memorial Union
October 16, 2018
Inside Mizzou Podcast: Homecoming, Ep. 6 Now in its 107th year, Homecoming is a comprehensive tradition that embraces so many aspects of the Tiger spirit. From the parade to the blood drive, the football game to decorating the windows around downtown, this event celebrates what makes Mizzou special and what unites our community. But with […]
October 9, 2018
In this issue: Chancellor Cartwright celebrates fall semester successes; Curators Distinguished Professor Emeritus George P. Smith wins the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry; St. Louis Symphony performs works by three Mizzou student composers; Art on the Move visits Farmington, Mo.; and the Mizzou community runs the Inclusive Excellence Mile.
October 2, 2018
Inside Mizzou Podcast: Indigenous Cultures, Ep. 5 For centuries, art has been a tool to document and study culture. Today, art forms like animation, film and digital storytelling create dynamic opportunities for cultural study, including the study of indigenous cultures.
September 25, 2018
Chancellor Cartwright highlights MU partners in Thailand; Anthropology graduate students and faculty study the 1918 flu epidemic; Professor Mike Metz researches whether there is one “right” kind of English; MU Extension coordinates dairy grazing apprenticeship for Missouri farmers; and Celebrate Ability Week showcases campus accessibility and success.
September 18, 2018
Inside Mizzou Podcast: Tiger Football, Ep. 4 With the 2018 football season off to a great start, the Tigers are ready to roar; ready to celebrate the Tiger spirit with the Mizzou cheerleaders, Golden Girls and Tiger’s Lair; ready to hear the wonderful music from Marching Mizzou. Because the tremendous experience of Tiger football goes […]
Mizzou extends concern, support related to Hurricane Florence
Sept. 14, 2018 Students, faculty and staff, For those with loved ones enduring Hurricane Florence, we join in your concern for our friends and families in the Carolinas.
September 11, 2018
Mizzou student Taylor Cofield wins Pickering Fellowship on her path to becoming a U.S. diplomat; new partnership with NAVAIR center helps Mizzou community bolster national defense; annual summer fire school helps Missouri responders manage the heat; and MUPD trains hard to keep campus safe.
Faculty working group to review incentives programs
Chancellor Cartwright appoints a working group to review and make recommendations around financial incentive programs and infrastructure (staffing, resources, facilities and policies) that support individual scholars and research teams.
Where People Meet Possibilities
In his “State of the University” speech on Aug. 22, 2018, Chancellor Cartwright underscores progress and urges continued focus to build upon Mizzou’s strengths.
August 21, 2018
Inside Mizzou Podcast: Tradition, Ep. 2 From Homecoming to Tap Day, blues music to barbeque, traditions at Mizzou and across Missouri honor the history, cultures and celebrations of their communities.
August 14, 2018
Teaching for Learning Center and curricular innovations enhance the classroom experience; students and faculty design adaptive career clothing for people with disabilities; ECHO Autism helps health professionals in India; and Mizzou hosts Welcome Week activities.
August 7, 2018
Inside Mizzou Podcast: Anniversary, Ep. 1 Anniversaries are a special moment, particularly a first anniversary. In August 2017, both Chancellor Alexander Cartwright and rising sophomore Jonathon Potochnic arrived on Mizzou’s campus to begin their Tiger journey.
A New Podcast from Chancellor Cartwright
This year, the University of Missouri is starting a new tradition. It’s called Inside Mizzou — a new podcast where Chancellor Alexander Cartwright sits down and talks with students, staff, faculty and alumni who make up our Mizzou community.
KFRU Radio Interview
Listen to Chancellor Cartwright chat with KFRU radio host David Lile. (The interview took place on July 25, 2018.)
Campus climate progress update
View a status report highlighting the latest progress towards improving campus climate issues identified in the 2016 survey of students, faculty and staff.
Statement from Board of Curators Chair David Steelman
June 22, 2018 Dear Campus Community, Today, Board of Curators Chair David Steelman delivered a statement regarding his observations on the progress of our university. I invite you to read Curator Steelman’s statement, which is below.
Ramchand Appointed Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
June 21, 2018 To the campus community, I would like to share with you some exciting news about a new member of our Mizzou family. I have appointed Latha Ramchand, dean of the C.T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston, as provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs. Dr. Ramchand is […]
FY19 Budget Update
June 7, 2018 To the campus community, I want to thank you for your continued commitment to our university’s financial future. During the past several months, we have worked to identify ways we can productively close our budget gap. With your input, we have finalized the FY19 budget, charting a course for the university and […]
Staff honored for outstanding service
Chancellor Cartwright honored MU staff for their contributions to the university during the annual Staff Recognition Week awards ceremony Monday, May 21.
Farwell appointed chief marketing and communications officer
University of Missouri officials announced today the appointment of Kamrhan Farwell as chief marketing and communications officer for both the UM System and MU campus. Farwell’s appointment is effective July 2.
Academic program review update
May 16, 2018 To the campus community: Thank you to everyone for your continued engagement and patience as we worked through the academic program review. I am grateful to the 17-person Task Force on Academic Program Analysis, Enhancement and Opportunities
Chancellor Cartwright announces new vision for MU Extension and Engagement
The new vision will fulfill what he referred to as an “all things Missouri” mission.
Town Hall with President Choi & Chancellor Cartwright
Drs. Choi and Cartwright will provide updates on UM System initiatives, legislative affairs, the budget process and more. Please join us April 30 at 10 a.m. to voice your thoughts, ask questions and be part of an engaging conversation.
General Faculty Meeting: April 4
All faculty are invited to attend the Spring General Faculty Meeting on Wednesday, April 4 at 3:30 p.m. See agenda as well as additional program review departmental level data promised at the last faculty meeting.
Program review process and timeline
March 7, 2018 Dear Colleagues, Thank you to those of you who took time to come to the special faculty meeting Monday and for sharing with me your concerns about the Academic Program Review.
Special General Faculty Meeting on March 5
Faculty are invited to attend this special meeting on the academic program review task force report.
Research, Creative Activities & Economic Development
Chancellor Alexander Cartwright announced initiatives to increase the positive impacts of research, enhance creative activities and increase economic development.
MU Activity Analysis
Feb. 12, 2018 Dear colleagues, Earlier today, you received a message from President Choi regarding the next step in the UM System’s FY18 Administrative Review project: an Activity Analysis designed to help us better understand the distribution of staff work across all four campuses.
Academic Program Review Final Report
Jan. 25, 2018 Dear Faculty, Staff and Students, Today, the university is releasing a campuswide academic program review report. The report was prepared by a group of 15 faculty members from across campus. You can find the report here, and a press release summarizing the report is below.
MU Provost Search Forum on Jan. 22
MU faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in an open forum as part of the search for the next Provost of the University of Missouri.
Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor Search Committee Appointed
Dec. 20, 2017 Dear Mizzou faculty, staff and students, Today I am pleased to announce the membership of the search committee that will help us select the next Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for MU.
Call for Applications for Faculty in Leadership
Dec. 12, 2017 Dear Colleagues, The Office of the Chancellor is recruiting up to three faculty in leadership for the 2017-2019 academic years.
Employee Leave and Educational Assistance Benefits Updates
Dec. 7, 2017 Dear Colleagues, As President Choi shared today, the University of Missouri Board of Curators approved several changes to our Collected Rules and Regulations
Interim Provost/Provost Search Update
Nov. 28, 2017 Dear Colleagues, I am writing to remind everyone that I am soliciting nominations for the position of Interim Provost.
Chancellor’s Address: “University for Missouri: A Commitment to Student Success”
Watch Chancellor Alexander Cartwright’s first 100 day address
2017 Fall General Faculty Meeting
Chancellor Cartwright gives a campus update and presents future plans to faculty at the bi-annual general faculty meeting.
KFRU Radio Interview
Listen to Chancellor Cartwright chat with KFRU radio host David Lile. (The live interview took place on Sept. 27, 2017.)
A Thank You from MU Leadership
We are grateful for the tremendous support we receive daily from the university’s faculty and staff, and as an expression of our gratitude, we would like to invite you to attend Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day on Saturday, Sept. 16
Land Grant Compact Will Provide Access to Missouri Residents
New grants underscore the University of Missouri’s pledge to fulfill its land-grant mission by offering more competitive, affordable education to Missourians
Statement on Mizzou’s core value of respect
One of the core values of the University of Missouri is respect. As such, we are committed to fostering a community of inclusion.
Statement from University of Missouri Leaders Regarding Charlottesville Tragedy
We are saddened and angered by the tragedy in Charlottesville, Virginia, this past weekend.
Budget actions, July 28, 2017
The state of Missouri continues to face budget challenges and as a result, the university has experienced additional adjustments for our FY18 budget. Dr. Choi has asked that we make every effort to ensure we remain focused on our highest priorities despite these challenges.
Directly following President Choi’s address, campus leadership will discuss campus-specific budget priorities and short- and long-term strategies.