The University of Missouri (Mizzou, MU, University of Missouri–Columbia or simply Missouri) is a public research university located in the state of Missouri.
In 1839 the university was founded in Columbia, Missouri, as the first public institution of higher education west of the Mississippi River. The largest university in Missouri, MU enrolls 34,616 students in 20 academic colleges in the 2013–14 year. The university is the flagship of the University of Missouri System which maintains campuses in Rolla, Kansas City and St. Louis. MU is one of the nation’s top-tier R1 institutions, and one of 34 public universities to be members of the Association of American Universities and the only one in Missouri. There are more than 270,000 MU alumni living worldwide, with almost one half continuing to reside in Missouri. The University of Missouri was ranked 97th in the 2014 U.S. News & World Report among the national universities, steady from the previous year.
The campus of the University of Missouri is 1,262 acres (511 ha) just south of Downtown Columbia and is maintained as a botanical garden. The historical campus is centered on Francis Quadrangle, a historic district that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and a number of buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1908, the world’s first school of journalism was founded by Walter Williams as the Missouri School of Journalism.
The University of Missouri Research Reactor Center is the world’s most powerful university research reactor. It is one of only six public universities in the United States with a school of medicine, veterinary medicine, engineering, agriculture, and law all on one campus. The university also owns the University of Missouri Health Care system, which operates four hospitals in Mid-Missouri.
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- Radar and Other Sensors Help Health Providers Detect Problems Early – June 6, 2016
- Engineers Adapt Laser Method to Create Micro Energy Units for Microbatteries and Micro Fuel Cells – March 22, 2016
- Gene Therapy Treats All Muscles in the Body in Muscular Dystrophy Dogs; Human Clinical Trials Are Next Step – October 23, 2015
- Scientists ‘Bend’ Acoustic and Elastic Waves With New Metamaterials that Could Have Commercial Applications – January 25, 2015
- Jae W. Kwon Kwon created a long-lasting and more efficient nuclear battery that could be used for many applications – September 17, 2014
- Small Biomass Power Plants Could Help Rural Economies, Stabilize National Power Grid
- UF scientists encounter holes in tree of life, push for better data storage
- Toxic Nanoparticles Might be Entering Human Food Supply
- 4.4 million jobs will be created worldwide to support Big Data by 2015
- Helping Many People Boosts Social Standing More Than Helping Many Times
- Plasma Device Developed at MU Could Revolutionize Energy Generation and Storage
- Breakthrough Cancer-Killing Treatment Has No Side-Effects, Says MU Researcher
- Drones Go To Journalism School
- Brace Yourselves, Drone Journalism Is Coming
- A Quantum Leap in Gene Therapy of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
- Targeted Micro-Bubbles Detect Artery Inflammation
- Gold Nanoparticles Could Treat Prostate Cancer With Fewer Side Effects than Chemotherapy
- Cyberwarfare, Environmental Conservation, and Disease Prevention Could Benefit from MU Researcher’s Network Model
- MU professor’s battery technology holds promise
- New plasma “brush” may mean painless cavity filling
- New Method for Detecting Lung Cancer Unveiled
- New Solar Product Captures Up to 95 Percent of Light Energy
- A machine that prints organs is coming to market
- Tiny ‘nuclear batteries’ unveiled
- Non-toxic nanoparticle production process uses cinnamon