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On Monday, MU officials from the Chancellor’s Diversity Initiative awarded students, staff and faculty with the 2013 Inclusive Excellence Award and the Faculty Achievement Awards in Diversity. The awards are given to individuals or groups who have made contributions to diversity, such as gender, racial-ethnic background, language, religious belief...
A University of Missouri disaster communication expert is using a $2.4 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to explore ways to help disaster victims. J. Brian Houston, co-director of the Terrorism and Disaster Center (TDC) and assistant professor in communication, said center staff will focus on mental...
Creating an online avatar and identifying with that digital image could help a person lose weight or become less prejudiced, a new University of Missouri research shows. Elizabeth Behm-Morawitz, an assistant communication professor in MU's College of Arts and Science, studied 279 users of "Second Life," an online virtual reality community....
More than 70 people have been killed, millions are without power and several thousand have lost their homes in the severe storm known as Hurricane Sandy. Relief efforts will provide for victims’ immediate needs, such as housing, food and water, but the emotional consequences of natural disasters are long term and not understood very well. A...

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