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International, National, State and Hometown Media Coverage

Selected Weekly News Placements
Based on press releases disseminated from MU’s News Bureau, the following news placements about Mizzou recently appeared in international, national, state and online media outlets. View the news coverage online at

During the past two weeks, more than 375 million people have had the opportunity to view stories about the University of Missouri in 1,677 media outlets.

University of Missouri launches system-wide initiative to adopt affordable and open educational resources
University of Missouri System President Mun Choi and chancellors from all four campuses announced a plan that will save students significant amounts of money on textbooks and other course materials. The plan takes advantage of Open Educational Resources (OER), or class materials that are free for students, and AutoAccess, which makes textbooks and class materials available online at a lower cost than traditional learning resources.
Read the story at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (#33 U.S. newspaper, 4.1 million unique visitors per month)

Perceptions about Body Image Linked to Increased Alcohol, Tobacco Use for Teens
Virginia Ramseyer-Winter, assistant professor of social work, found negative body image is associated with increased tobacco and alcohol use, with implications for both young men and women.
Read the story at Yahoo! Beauty (#1 U.S. news website; 153.3 million unique visitors per month)

Bee Buzzes Could Help Determine How to Save Their Decreasing Population
Candace Galen, professor of biological science in the College of Arts and Science, developed an inexpensive acoustic listening system using data from small microphones in the field to monitor bees in flight. The study shows how farmers could use the technology to monitor pollination and increase food production.
Listen to the story at USDA Radio (Syndicated to more than 1,400 radio stations nationwide)

Mizzou Announces New Animal Research Adoption Partnership
Recently, the Office of Research announced that in an effort to expand its adoption program, it has partnered with Homes for Animal Heroes (HAH), a national program dedicated to placing retired research animals in loving homes.
Read the story at U.S. News and World Report (22,962,331 unique visitors per month)

Happily Married Couples Consider Themselves Healthier, Says MU Expert
Christine Proulx, associate professor in the department of human development and family studies, found that people who have happy marriages are more likely to rate their health as better as they age; aging adults whose physical health is declining could especially benefit from improving their marriages.
Read the story at WebMD (64.5 million unique visitors per month)