University of Missouri

Keith Strudler: Missouri Football's Big Win

Nov 11, 2015

By all regards, players on the University of Missouri football team can consider this a win. Now former University of Missouri system president Tim Wolfe, and former flagship campus chancellor R. Bowen Loftin, cannot. In the most confrontational of moments, African-American members of the Missouri football team threatened to sit out until Wolfe resigned. That was last week. And since the Tigers had an off-week last Saturday, this weekend would be the true test of conviction, when Missouri faced out-of-conference foe BYU, who was put in the uncomfortable front row seat of this showdown. Had the standoff continued, Missouri football would have been without 30+ athletes against the Cougars, which, assuming you know BYU athletics, would have resulted in one of the whitest college football games in the past 30 years. At this point, it’s all a matter of hypotheticals, having avoided what could have been the most racially charged sports moment since the 1968 Olympic Games.

This Week on The Academic Minute 2015.2.23 -2.27

Feb 23, 2015

Monday, February 23
Cliff Ross of the University of North Florida is looking at the environment of the Florida Keys to learn more about coral reefs.

Tuesday, February 24
Jennifer Maynard of The University of Texas at Austin is working to treat pertussis.

Wednesday, February 25
St. John's University's Paul Gaffney presents an philosophical interpretation of the meaning of competition.

The Academic Minute for 10.27-10.31

Oct 31, 2014

Monday, October 27
Alex Müller - University of Cape Town   
Health Care and LGBT Discrimination

2014.10.27 - This Week on The Academic Minute

Oct 27, 2014

Monday, October 27
Dr. Alex Muller of The University of Cape Town analyzes health care discrimination amongst LGBT patients.  

Tuesday, October 28
Dr. Andrew Gallup of SUNY Oneonta presents a theory on yawning.

Wednesday, October 29
Dr. Heidi Appel and Dr. Rex Cocroft of The University of Missouri share their groundbreaking research on plants' ability to hear.

The Academic Minute for 9.15-9.19

Sep 19, 2014

The Academic Minute for 9.15.2014 - 9.19.2014

9.15.2014 - This Week on The Academic Minute

Sep 15, 2014

September 15th - 19th

This Week on The Academic Minute

Monday, September 15
Dr. Amanda Kibler of The University of Virginia analyzes the changing linguistic landscape of the classroom.

Tuesday, September 16
Dr. Kirsten Beyer of The Medical College of Wisconsin touts the health benefits of green space.

Wednesday, September 17
Bard College's Dr. Felicia Keesing examines the threatened biodiversity of African savannas.

The Academic Minute for 8.25 - 8.29

Aug 29, 2014

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Today's Academic Minute takes us inside the world of professional sports.

Professional athletes are very well paid. Their skills on the field can be parlayed into huge contracts. But as Ken Sheldon, Professor of Psychology at the University of Missouri, explains, many players have trouble living up to expectations after the deal is signed.

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Brian Houston of the University of Missouri reveals how modern communication technology is changing how military families deal with deployment. 

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Brick Johnstone of the University of Missouri explains efforts to pinpoint the location of the religious experience through brain imaging.

Brick Johnstone is a professor of health psychology at the University of Missouri. His research interests include the neuropsychology of spiritual experiences and the recovery process following traumatic brain injuries. His findings have been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and he holds a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia.