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More Than 2,500 Degrees to Be Granted at MU Commencement Ceremonies

Lawyer W. H. “Bert” Bates and Civil Rights Advocates Frankie Muse Freeman and Robert Parris Moses to be awarded honorary degrees

Dec. 09, 2016

During the weekend of Dec. 16-18, 2,400 students will celebrate the culmination of their academic achievements during fall commencement ceremonies at the University of Missouri. Throughout the weekend, MU officials will award 2,563 degrees, including 1,911 bachelor’s degrees, 488 master’s degrees, 151 doctoral degrees, 3 professional degrees and 10 education specialists’ degrees. Officials also will recognize 346 students graduating with honors and will present esteemed lawyer and philanthropist W.H. “Bert” Bates and civil rights advocates Frankie Muse Freeman and Robert Parris Moses with honorary degrees.  Full Story
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Lack of Appropriate Clothing Can Hinder People with Disabilities

Apparel manufacturers could play a vital role in helping people with disabilities navigate barriers

Dec. 05, 2016

There are many important events in a person’s life, including weddings, graduations, school dances and job interviews. The clothing industry has long profited from these events and the special clothing they require. However, according to new research from the University of Missouri, approximately 30 million Americans living with mobility challenges and impairments lack the appropriate clothing required for social engagements, work and exercise. Following this new study researchers suggest that apparel manufacturers could play a vital role in helping people navigate social barriers by providing more accessible clothing options.  Full Story
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