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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 http://munews.missouri.edu/media-coverage.php.

More than 320 million people have had the opportunity to view stories about MU research online, on television or in print during the past two weeks.

University of Missouri Office of Advancement officials have announced that the first Mizzou Giving Day raised a total of more than $8.2 million through 3,590 gifts. Mizzou Giving Day was the university’s first daylong campaign to raise support from the MU community.
Link to release: MU Donors Give $8 Million on First Mizzou Giving Day
More than 940,000 people have had the opportunity to view stories about Mizzou Giving Day.
KOMU-TV (aired three times; 157,156 unique visitors per month)
KMIZ-TV (aired twice; 157,404 unique visitors per month)
Columbia Tribune (16,429 daily circulation; 468,678 unique visitors per month)

J. Sanford “Sandy” Rikoon, Curators Professor of Rural Sociology at MU, has been named dean of the College of Human Environmental Sciences.
Link to release: MU Provost Names Rikoon Dean of Human Environmental Sciences
More than 667,000 people have had the opportunity to read stories about this announcement online or in print.
Columbia Missourian (198,520 unique visitors per month)
Columbia Daily Tribune (16,429 daily circulation; 468,678 unique visitors per month)


Brick Johnstone, neuropsychologist and professor of health psychology, found a strong correlation between religious experiences and epilepsy.
Link to release: Researchers Find Neurological Link Between Religious Experiences and Epilepsy
More than 293 million people have had the opportunity to read stories about this research online or in print.
Daily Mail (#1 U.K. newspaper; 55.5 million unique visitors per month)
Yahoo! News (#1 news website; 175 million unique visitors per month)
Futurity (AAU research news website, 1.5 million unique visitors per month)


Adam Yore, an assistant professor of finance, showed that personal indiscretions by executives can have multimillion dollar consequences for the companies that employ them.
Link to release: Executive Indiscretions Can Hurt the Bottom Line
More than 21 million individuals had the opportunity to read about this research online or in print.
The Houston Chronicle (#15 top U.S. newspaper; 11.9 million monthly visitors)
St. Louis Post-Dispatch (#32 top U.S. newspaper, 3.2 million monthly visitors)
The Oklahoman (#60 top U.S. newspaper, 2.1 million unique visitors)

R. Michael Roberts, a Curators Professor of Animal Science, a professor of biochemistry and an investigator in the Bond Life Sciences Center found that the human fetus may be most vulnerable to Zika infection very early in pregnancy and that the lesser-known African strain of Zika might cause nearly immediate death of the placenta. Clues unlocked in this research could lead to the development of stronger defenses in the global fight against Zika.
Link to release: Zika in Pregnant Women: Researchers Determine Susceptibility, Possible Infection Mechanisms
More than 5.1 million people have had the opportunity to read stories about this research online, in print or on TV.
Futurity (#17 most visited science news website; 1.5 million unique visitors per month)
The Sacramento Bee (#34 top U.S. newspaper ; 3.3 million unique visitors per month)
KOMU-TV (157,156 unique visitors per month)

John Huntley and Jim Schiffbauer, assistant professors of geological sciences in the College of Arts and Science, each will receive more than $500,000 over the next five years in support of early career development activities such as research and science and also will integrate their studies into education programs.
More than 230,000 people had the opportunity to read about this news online or in print.
Columbia Missourian (6,202 daily circulation; 198,520 unique visitors monthly)