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Today, dozens of University of Missouri-St. Louis faculty and staff attended the second of seven public forums being held around the state by the Presidential Search committee for the next University of Missouri System President.

Betty Van Uum is assistant to the provost for public affairs at UMSL. She says the next University of Missouri System President should possess both good business and political acumen.

The University of Missouri system board of curators voted today on their recommendations for tuition increases for each of the system's campuses.

KMOV reports the recommended increases for in-state undergraduate tuition as follows:

Pharmaceutical giant Express Scripts announced today that it will invest $73 million to expand its St. Louis headquarters. The construction of the company's fourth building in the area is expected to create 150 new jobs.

How catalyst research works

Oct 6, 2008

​This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: October 6, 2008 - Jingyue (Jimmy) Liu, Ph.D., director of the Center for Nanoscience at the University of Missouri - St. Louis, has focused much of his attention on making better chemical catalysts. His work embodies many of the principles important to nanoscience and nanotechnology

A catalyst increases the rate of a chemical reaction without itself becoming changed. For instance, enzymes are biological catalysts; that pepsin in your stomach causes the breakdown of lots of proteins, but doesn't break down itself in the process.