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More than 2,300 graduates to receive degrees from Mizzou

University officials will award an honorary degree to William Baker, College of Engineering alumnus and structural engineer responsible for designing the world’s tallest building

Dec. 12, 2017

During the weekend of Dec. 15-17, 2,308 students will receive degrees during winter commencement exercises at the University of Missouri. University officials also will honor William Baker, a Mizzou alumnus who is the structural engineer responsible for the world’s tallest skyscraper, with an honorary degree.  Full Story
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International collaboration could reduce smoking prevalence, MU researchers find

Despite different economies and resources, a comparison between U.S. and Turkey smoking rates and regulations demonstrates ways to help people stop smoking

Dec. 07, 2017

COLUMBIA, Mo. – According to the World Health Organization, approximately 80 percent of the world’s more than 1 billion smokers live in low-and middle-income countries, where the burden of tobacco-related illness and death is the heaviest. Despite the high smoking rates in these countries, little research has been completed comparing smoking rates across countries with different economies. In a new study comparing smoking rates and regulations between the U.S. and Turkey, Mansoo Yu, associate professor of social work at the University of Missouri, found the rate of current smoking is higher in Turkey at 27 percent compared to the U.S. at 18 percent. Additionally, he found the cessation rate is higher in the U.S. at 25 percent compared to 22 percent in Turkey. The researchers hope the findings from this comparison can help health officials and policymakers find ways to reduce global tobacco use.  Full Story
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