UMSL http://news.stlpublicradio.org en New Sculpture Highlights North County Redevelopment Efforts http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-sculpture-highlights-north-county-redevelopment-efforts <p>The unveiling of Catherine Magel’s “Changing Identities” sculpture as a poignant moment for Normandy Mayor Patrick Green.&nbsp;</p><p>The unveiling showcases a community development organization for the municipalities surrounding the University of Missouri-St. Louis. But it was also a tribute <a href="http://business.highbeam.com/435553/article-1G1-56501907/4-killed-bistate-bus-slams-into-shelter-metrolink-station" target="_blank">to four people who died in a 1997 bus crash in north St. Louis County.</a></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:48:16 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 35390 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New Sculpture Highlights North County Redevelopment Efforts Capturing Unguarded Moments: A Conversation With Photographer Dan Younger http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/capturing-unguarded-moments-conversation-photographer-dan-younger <p>On display now at the Sheldon Art Galleries is “Dan Younger: Travel Places,” a collection of photographs by University of Missouri-St. Louis Art Professor Dan Younger. &nbsp;</p><p>The photographs were taken at U.S. tourist destinations over the span of ten years, the result of Younger’s habit of carrying two cameras – one for his family and one for art. Taken in public spaces, they fall under the category of “street photography.”</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 22:11:26 +0000 Camille Phillips 33904 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Capturing Unguarded Moments: A Conversation With Photographer Dan Younger UMSL Presents International Poster Art Exhibition http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/umsl-presents-international-poster-art-exhibition <p dir="ltr">Posters are designed to be functional, usually to get a message out quickly. This often means they are here today and gone tomorrow. But an exhibit currently on display at the University of Missouri - St. Louis gives a little more longevity and exposure to the art form by displaying 100 posters by graphic designers from 40 countries.</p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 22:10:38 +0000 Camille Phillips 29337 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org UMSL Presents International Poster Art Exhibition Two Young Women Scientists From UMSL Forge Their Futures In The Galapagos http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/two-young-women-scientists-umsl-forge-their-futures-galapagos <p>Charles Darwin revolutionized science. His theory of evolution was based on careful observations of birds and other wildlife in places like the Galapagos Islands.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">One thing that has been really slow to evolve is the gender mix in science. Men still dominate many scientific fields, just like they did in Darwin’s day, more than 150 years ago.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But gradually, more women are breaking in.</span></p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 28691 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Two Young Women Scientists From UMSL Forge Their Futures In The Galapagos Sequestration Budget Cuts Hit St. Louis Scientists http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/sequestration-budget-cuts-hit-st-louis-scientists <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It has been just over three months since the federal spending cuts known as sequestration first took effect.</span></p><p>A handful of programs were spared — but not scientific research, which amounts to about $140 billion in annual government spending.</p><p>As St. Louis Public Radio’s Véronique LaCapra found out, at universities here in St. Louis, some scientists are worried about what the budget cuts will mean for their research — and for their students.</p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">"I had to let go of some science."</strong></p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 09:30:00 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 27323 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Sequestration Budget Cuts Hit St. Louis Scientists Larger-Than-Life Production Of ‘Carmina Burana’ At The Touhill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/larger-life-production-carmina-burana-touhill <p>When a symphony orchestra performs Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana,” it’s always something of a spectacle.&nbsp; The stage is packed to the brim with a large orchestra including two pianos and celeste, vocal soloists, a chorus and children’s chorus.&nbsp; But <a href="http://www.nashvilleballet.com/">Nashville Ballet</a> Artistic Director Paul Vasterling’s vision of “Carmina Burana” employing 120 singers, 60 orchestral musicians and 40 dancers takes the work to new proportions.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 21:51:57 +0000 Mary Edwards & Alex Heuer 9355 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Larger-Than-Life Production Of ‘Carmina Burana’ At The Touhill Seeing Sounds, Hearing Colors: UMSL Professor Researches Rare Condition http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/seeing-sounds-hearing-colors-umsl-professor-researches-rare-condition <p>Synesthesia is a complex and rare condition in which input from one sense is perceived through another sense.</p><p>The abilities of people to see what they hear or hear what they see are just two examples.</p><p>A significant amount of research into the condition is being conducted at the University of Missouri – St. Louis.</p><p>Host Don Marsh spoke with Professor of Philosophy Brit Brogaard of the University of Missouri – St. Louis, and with Kristian Marlow, a graduate student of philosophy at UMSL who participates in the research.</p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 17:17:23 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 8667 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Seeing Sounds, Hearing Colors: UMSL Professor Researches Rare Condition UMSL Chancellor Reflects On Golden Jubilee, Trends In Higher Ed. http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/umsl-chancellor-reflects-golden-jubilee-trends-higher-ed <p>The <a href="http://www.umsl.edu/">University of Missouri – St. Louis</a> kicks off its <a href="https://blogs.umsl.edu/jubilee/">Golden Jubilee</a> year with a celebration on February 1.&nbsp; Chancellor Tom George was Don Marsh’s guest on “St. Louis on the Air” to reflect on the university’s growth in its first half-century as well as to discuss trends and challenges in higher education.</p><p></p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 02:07:02 +0000 Mary Edwards, Alex Heuer & Don Marsh 8639 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org UMSL Chancellor Reflects On Golden Jubilee, Trends In Higher Ed. The Dickson String Quartet Is A Family Affair http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/dickson-string-quartet-family-affair <p>When a family has 10 children who all study music, it’s natural that some of them might form an ensemble.&nbsp; In the case of the Dickson family, 4 of them not only formed a string quartet, but all entered college at the same time, halfway across the country. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 23:05:33 +0000 Mary Edwards & Alex Heuer 8501 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org The Dickson String Quartet Is A Family Affair St. Louis Police Chief Isom Leaves To Take Post At UMSL http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-police-chief-isom-leaves-take-post-umsl <P>St. Louis Police Chief Dan Isom announced on Monday that he will be stepping down as chief by the end of the year.&nbsp; Isom will join the faculty of the Department of Criminology at the University of Missouri—St. Mon, 01 Oct 2012 17:08:10 +0000 Adam Allington 4874 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Police Chief Isom Leaves To Take Post At UMSL