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Missouri rural communities, health care, and student success were at the forefront of University of Missouri chancellor Alexander Cartwright’s State of the University speech this morning.

Cartwright emphasized the school’s students and faculty who help the university but also have a greater impact on the community and state.

The University of Missouri is hosting a campuswide open house this Saturday, April 13, offering a behind-the-scenes look at the MU community. This is the first ever Show Me Mizzou Day and will have events that range from academics to athletics.

In total, there are more than 100 activities which will begin at 10 a.m. and wrap up at 2 p.m. These events include “Saturday Morning Science,” a special presentation from Nobel Laureate and MU professor emeritus George Smith, tours of various academic facilities and a peak into the Ellis Library rare books vault.

Punny, yes. Funny? No. The closing of the Uranus Examiner presents a serious problem for the residents of Pulaski County now that its lost its only locally-produced newspaper.

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MU Professor Emeritus George Smith’s Nobel Prize lecture may have been geared toward a general audience, but it didn’t shy away from scientific detail. The crowd in the Aula Magna lecture hall on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Stockholm University was a mix of fellow laureates and their guests, students of Stockholm University and general members of the public.

“When this award was announced on October 3, my friends who are actual chemists were surprised to learn that I was one too,” Smith joked to the crowd.