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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 100 million people have had the opportunity to view positive stories about the University of Missouri in 150 media outlets. Stories were shared more than 15,000 times on social media. 

The University of Missouri was Named a “Best Buy” College in the 2018 Fiske Guide to Colleges
Mizzou is one of 20 public universities noted for its combination of affordability and strong academic quality and it is one of only two Missouri schools and three Southeastern Conference schools to earn this highly sought after distinction. The Fiske guide, now in its 34th yearly edition, is edited by former New York Times education editor Edward B. Fiske, who has been called the “top independent voice in college admissions.”
Read the story at the St. Louis Post Dispatch (#29 U.S. newspaper; 3.7 million unique visitors per month) 

Mizzou Donors Set New Cash Yearly Giving Record
University of Missouri raised more than $121 million in cash gifts during fiscal year 2017, a new record. Overall, including pledges, the University raised nearly $152 million, the fourth highest total in University history. The strong fundraising year brings the Mizzou: Our Time to Lead campaign total to $905 million—more than two-thirds to the $1.3 billion goal.
Read the story at the Kansas City Star (#30 U.S. newspaper; 4 million unique visitors per month) 

The University of Missouri Prepares for the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse
Angela Speck, director of astronomy in the College of Arts and Science, is spearheading Mizzou efforts to observe the science and cultural significance of the August 21 total solar eclipse.
Read the story at Five Thirty Eight- A contributor to the New York Times Magazine (4.6 million unique visitors per month) 

Piglets Might Unlock Keys to In Vitro Fertilization in Humans
R. Michael Roberts, an MU Curators Distinguished Professor of Animal Sciences and an investigator in the Bond Life Sciences Center, and his team created a medium that provides a liquid environment that helps nurture fertilized eggs for implantation. The discovery could help decrease the costs associated with in vitro fertilization in humans.
Read the story at Futurity, the AAU science news website (1 million unique visitors per month) 

3.3 Million-Year-Old Fossil Reveals the Antiquity of the Human Spine
Carol Ward, a Curators Professor of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences in the School of Medicine, examined a 3 million year-old skeleton of one of the most complete spinal column of any early fossil human relative and found that portions of the human skeletal structure were established millions of years earlier than previously thought.
Read the story at the San Francisco Chronicle (#11 U.S. newspaper; 22 million unique visitors per month)