University of Missouri - St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Saving The Monarch's Migration: A Conversation With Ecologist Lincoln Brower http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/saving-monarchs-migration-conversation-ecologist-lincoln-brower <p>Every year, monarch butterflies undertake what seems like an impossible journey.</p><p>By the millions, they leave their summer breeding grounds in the United States and Canada to fly thousands of miles to a small area of alpine forest in central Mexico.</p><p>Ecologist <a href="http://www.biology.sbc.edu/faculty/HomePageLPB.html" target="_blank">Lincoln Brower</a> has been studying monarchs for almost 60 years.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:03:10 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 35381 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Saving The Monarch's Migration: A Conversation With Ecologist Lincoln Brower Six Months In: A Look At New UMSL Program For Students With Intellectual, Developmental Disabilities http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/six-months-look-new-umsl-program-students-intellectual-developmental-disabilities <p>This past fall, a new educational program for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities began at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. The program, called SUCCEED, is a two-year residential program designed to help students build the skills needed to either find a job or enroll in a degree-seeking program.</p><p>The program is the brainchild of Deborah Baldini, the associate dean &nbsp;for the College of Arts and Sciences/Continuing Education at UMSL, and the president and CEO of St. Louis Arc, Kathy Meath.</p><p></p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 23:17:35 +0000 Camille Phillips 33812 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Six Months In: A Look At New UMSL Program For Students With Intellectual, Developmental Disabilities New UMSL Undergrad Science Education Facility To Promote Interactive Learning http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-umsl-undergrad-science-education-facility-promote-interactive-learning <p>The University of Missouri-St. Louis has begun construction on a new science teaching facility.</p><p>The four-story addition to the Benton-Stadler science complex will house laboratories, lecture halls, and a central meeting space for students and faculty.</p><p>The dean of UMSL’s College of Arts and Sciences, Ron Yasbin, says science education used to mean students going to lectures on campus, and then working through homework problems on their own, outside of class.</p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 23:14:21 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 32096 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New UMSL Undergrad Science Education Facility To Promote Interactive Learning Barbara Harbach’s ‘Jubilee’ Symphony Celebrates UMSL’s 50th Anniversary http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/barbara-harbach-s-jubilee-symphony-celebrates-umsl-s-50th-anniversary <p>University of Missouri &ndash; St. Louis music professor and composer Barbara Harbach was commissioned to write a work to celebrate the 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the institution.&nbsp; As a result, her<em> Jubilee</em> Symphony will receive its premiere on Wednesday, October 9 at the <a href="http://www.touhill.org">Touhill Performing Arts Center</a>.&nbsp; Robert Howard will conduct UMSL&rsquo;s University Orchestra in the premiere.</p> Sat, 05 Oct 2013 04:37:10 +0000 Mary Edwards 30434 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Barbara Harbach’s ‘Jubilee’ Symphony Celebrates UMSL’s 50th Anniversary