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November 2023 Monthly Update

Government Relations Monthly Update

If you would like more information regarding any of the stories we share, or if you have any suggestions, please feel free to contact Dusty Schnieders and/or Emily Lucas If you would like to visit any of the campuses to see research and community service projects, please let us know and we can coordinate such meetings. There are also University of Missouri Extension offices in every county and district, who also like to show off what they do in your communities, and we would be happy to coordinate those visits as well.

MU campus photoUniversity of Missouri-Columbia

See how the MU Research Reactor is saving and improving lives in Missouri and around the globe, and how NextGen MURR will take us into the future by providing accessible and lifesaving innovation for generations to come, video here
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University of Missouri (MU) President Mun Choi has been elected chair of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities' (APLU) Commission on Food, Environment and Renewable Resources. In addition, he will serve as a member of the APLU Board of Directors. His appointment began on November 13, 2023. 
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UMKC campus photoUniversity of Missouri-Kansas City

The Critical Materials Crossroads (CMC) - an economic development partnership between government, industry, nonprofit and academic stakeholders - is hosting a collider event on December 14th for investors, entrepreneurs, corporations looking to expand, and civic and public sector professionals to exchange supply-demand information around critical materials for critical goods, workforce requirements, capital, and the opportunities driving demand. 
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Missouri University of Science and Technology

Missouri S&T will be hosting an EDA-sponsored strategy development workshop for the Critical Minerals and Materials for Advanced Energy Tech Hub on December 12th. This workshop will focus on strategic planning, "scaling" facility and R&D, workforce development and business and entrepreneur development. 
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Missouri University of Science and Technology welcomed former U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt to campus as the inaugural speaker for the Chancellor's Speaker Series, video included here
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Gary White, CEO and co-founder of and WaterEquity and a Missouri S&T graduate spoke at the university on Nov. 15, as part of the Chancellor's Speaker Series, video included here.
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UMSL campus photoUniversity of Missouri-Saint Louis

The United States is currently facing a shortage of school counselors, particularly in high-need school districts. In the face of that challenge, the College of Education at the University of Missouri-St. Louis is deepening its commitment to increasing the number of qualified mental health professionals in schools through a new grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
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Reviewed 2023-12-01