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President's Highlights - December 2023

Celebrating a successful year

This month, more than 4,400 Miners, Roos, Tigers and Tritons received degrees during December commencement ceremonies. Congratulations, graduates! Looking ahead, 2024 will be another historic year for the UM System. Plans are already in place for promising research and engagement, including the inaugural PATHWAYS Symposium on March 22. Hosted by the NextGen Precision Health initiative, this event will build new collaborations between students, faculty and staff across our campuses. By coming together, we can reshape the future of health care in Missouri and beyond. I hope you all have a safe, restful holiday season, and I look forward to celebrating excellence across the system in the new year.


Congratulations December Graduates

More than 4,400 graduates from MU, S&T, UMKC and UMSL received their degrees this December in ceremonies Dec. 15 and 16.



No UFOs here — just S&T Miners

When a large, white object carrying a string of pink boxes was seen floating through the sky not far from Roswell, New Mexico, on Oct. 14, no one blamed aliens, as was the case during the community’s 1947 UFO incident. 



$20 million grant to help MU researcher accelerate fight against cancer

Molecular biologist Paul de Figueiredo and his team at the University of Missouri are pushing the envelope by striving to create a single-use cancer therapeutic.



UMSL Addiction Science Team supplies the fight against opioids

The University of Missouri–St. Louis Addiction Science Team packs and distributes more than 3,000 overdose prevention kits each week with doses of naloxone and information about treatment for addiction.



UMKC awarded $4 million to strengthen digital health in Kansas City

UMKC was awarded $4 million in federal and Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation grants to build upon existing digital health strengths in the Kansas City area. 


Reviewed 2023-12-21