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National, State and Hometown Media Coverage

Selected Weekly News Placements

Weeks of Nov. 17 and Nov. 24, 2014

Walter B. Potter Jr., a resident of Falls Church, Va., has committed $1 million to the School of Journalism to supplement the Walter B. Potter Fund for Innovation in Local Journalism, established in 2010. The endowment supports teaching and research centered on journalism that serves small communities, such as towns in rural areas or individual neighborhoods in larger urban areas.
11/19/14    Associated Press
11/19/14    Washington Business Journal (Washington, D.C.)
11/19/14    KRCG-TV Columbia, MO
11/19/14    Columbia Missourian
11/19/14    The Maneater
11/19/14    Columbia Daily Tribune
11/20/14    St. Louis Business Journal
11/20/14    Kansas City Star
*Stories about this gift announcement have appeared in more than 15 other national and online media outlets.
Link to release: http://munews.missouri.edu/news-releases/2014/1119-1-million-gift-to-mu-to-support-community-journalism/

Frank Booth, a resident of Columbia and a professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, School of Medicine and Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center, has given a $1 million gift to MU to fund research in physical activity and health and to endow the Frank Booth Fellowship in Physical Activity and Health in the School of Medicine.
11/20/14    Columbia Daily Tribune
11/20/14    KOMU-TV Columbia, MO
11/20/14    KMIZ-TV Columbia, MO
11/20/14    KBIA-FM Columbia, MO
11/20/14    Columbia Missourian
Link to release: http://munews.missouri.edu/news-releases/2014/1120-1-million-gift-to-fund-exercise-physiology-research-at-mu/

Jill Kanaley, professor and associate chair in the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, found that short-term, moderate consumption of high-fructose and high-glucose beverages, such as soda, has little impact on the metabolic health of weight-stable, physically active adolescents. The Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology is jointly administered by the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, the College of Human Environmental Sciences and the School of Medicine.
11/24/14    Futurity.org (AAU’s research news website)
11/13/14    Yahoo! News India
11/13/14    Hindustan Times-India (#44 most visited international newspaper)
11/12/14    ScienceDaily (#2 most visited science news website)
11/12/14    EurekAlert! (#9 most visited science news website)
11/17/14    Montgomery Advertiser
*Stories about this research have appeared in more than 100 international, national and online media outlets.
Link to release: http://munews.missouri.edu/news-releases/2014/1112-moderate-consumption-of-sugary-drinks-has-little-impact-on-adolescents%E2%80%99-metabolic-health-mu-study-finds/

Heather Leidy, an assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, found that eating breakfast, particularly meals rich in protein, increases young adults’ levels of a brain chemical associated with feelings of reward, which may reduce food cravings and overeating later in the day. The Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology is jointly administered by the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, the College of Human Environmental Sciences and the School of Medicine.
11/17/14    WCBS radio New York, NY (#1 U.S. broadcast market) (4)
11/17/14    KCBS-AM radio San Francisco, CA (#6 U.S. broadcast market) (3)
11/17/14    KNX-AM radio Los Angeles, CA (#2 U.S. broadcast market) (3)
11/17/14    KFBK-AM radio Sacramento, CA (#20 U.S. broadcast market) (4)
11/17/14    WWJ-AM radio Detroit, MI (#11 U.S. broadcast market) (3)
11/03/14    WHAM-ROC (ABC) Rochester, NY (#78 U.S. television market)
*Stories about this research have appeared in more than 150 international, national and state media outlets.
Link to release: http://munews.missouri.edu/news-releases/2014/1015-eating-breakfast-increases-brain-chemical-involved-in-regulating-food-intake-and-cravings-mu-researchers-find/

Ray Semlitsch, Curators Professor of Biological Sciences in the College of Arts and Science, used new sampling and statistical methods to estimate the population of salamanders in forested regions of the Missouri Ozarks. He found that salamanders are 2-to-4 times more abundant than previously thought. Scientists believe that acknowledging salamanders as one of the main food sources in forest ecosystems could help guide conservation efforts and forest management.
11/18/14    ScienceDaily (#2 most visited science news website)
11/18/14    EurekAlert  (#8 most visited science news website and #43 most visited science blog)
11/18/14    Phys.org (#27 most visited science news website)
11/19/14    Futurity.org (#17 most visited science news website)
11/19/14    eScienceNews.com (#24 most visited science news website)
11/21/14    RedOrbit.com (#1 most visited science news website)
*Stories about this research have appeared in more than 90 other international, national and online media outlets
Link to release: http://munews.missouri.edu/news-releases/2014/1118-salamanders-are-a-more-abundant-food-source-in-forest-ecosystems-than-previously-thought/

Lesa Beamer, an associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has studied enzymes involved in metabolism of bacteria and other organisms and catalogued the effects of abnormal enzymes responsible for one type of glycogen storage disorders in humans. Her work could help with patient prognosis and in developing therapeutic options for this rare disease.
11/11/14    ScienceDaily.com (#2 most visited science news website)
11/11/14    EurekAlert  (#8 most visited science news website and #43 most visited science blog)
*Stories about this research have appeared in more than 40 international, national and online media outlets.
Link to release: http://munews.missouri.edu/news-releases/2014/1110-mu-researchers-offer-first-analysis-of-new-human-glucose-disorder/

Charles Nilon, professor of fisheries and wildlife, found that businesses can contribute to raptor, or birds of prey, preservation efforts by engaging in less development of lawn areas and increased planting or preservation of native grasslands and woodlots.
11/17/14    Futurity (AAU’s research news website)
11/17/14    Phys.org (#27 most visited science news website)
11/17/14    ScienceDaily (#2 most visited science news website)
11/19/14    WildlifeExtra.com
*Stories about this research have appeared in more than 30 international, national and online media outlets.
Link to release: http://munews.missouri.edu/news-releases/2014/1117-businesses-can-help-preserve-endangered-species-improve-employee-morale-with-small-landscape-changes/