Jerry Litton, who tragically died in an aircraft accident in 1976 after winning a Democratic primary bid for United States Senator, will be honored by the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, University of Missouri, his alma mater.
Gift to CAFNR honors Jerry Litton, class of '61
Allan Purdy, who dedicated his life to removing financial barriers to higher education, died Oct. 14, 2010 after suffering a stroke. He was 96. "With the passing of Allan Purdy, the financial aid community and students lose an irreplaceable advocate for college access and success," said National Association of Student Financial Aid Administration President Justin […]
Dean Tom Payne and Associate Dean Bryan Garton surprise Donna Vaught with an endowed scholarship in her name
More than 12,000 students have received scholarships during her 20-year tenure
Donna Vaught was in shock when Dean Tom Payne and Associate Dean Bryan Garton proclaimed that the College has established an endowed scholarship in her name. The announcement was made at the College's Scholarship Donor Recognition Luncheon held Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010. The Donna J. Vaught Scholarship will be an unrestricted scholarship available to all […]
A CAFNR alum's love of filmmaking brings him to the 2010 Cannes Film Festival
The first time Drew Stewart saw his comedy sketch show on television, he couldn't help but feel a rush. From the first word he wrote to the last frame he edited, Stewart was thrilled to have created something the public would see. What started as a hobby while at theCollege of Agriculture, Food and Natural […]
Plants grown near the Chernobyl nuclear disaster have adjusted to the radiation there
Scientists studying the ecological legacy of the 1986 nuclear disaster at the Chernobyl nuclear power station have found surprising evidence that some plants can adapt and even flourish in a highly radioactive environment. An international team of scientists, including researchers from the University of Missouri, grew flax plants in a high radiation environment near the abandoned Chernobyl site and compared the seeds produced to those from plants grown in non-radioactive control plots.