Tag: St. Louis

Does technology make life harder?

Posted by on November 13, 2006

World Usability Day is observed Nov. 14 with events around the globe. The University of Missouri-Rolla is helping to sponsor a World Usability Day event from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, at the St. Louis Science Center.

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San Andreas vs. New Madrid: Midwest quakes pack a punch

Posted by on April 13, 2006

The 100th anniversary of the 1906 earthquake that devastated San Francisco is a time to reflect on the awesome power of the San Andreas fault. But there’s a fault in the Midwest that packs an even greater punch, according to an earthquake expert at the University of Missouri-Rolla. 

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UMR shines in annual CASE competition

Posted by on January 25, 2006

The University of Missouri-Rolla received 10 awards for alumni relations, marketing, media relations, publications, online communications and video and DVD production from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) during the CASE District VI conference held Jan. 22-24 in St. Louis.        

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More than a grain of salt? UMR scientists to lead AAAS symposium on geomicrobiology

Posted by on January 17, 2006

Scientists scheduled to attend a symposium at the upcoming meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in St. Louis think it might be possible to discover evidence of life on Mars – especially if microbes or microfossils can be found in the most unlikely places on Earth.         

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Engineering dean to speak at ‘Rolla Night’ in St. Louis

Posted by on September 19, 2005

Dr. Robert Mitchell, dean of the School of Engineering at the University of Missouri-Rolla, will speak to prospective UMR students and their families on Thursday, Oct. 6, at UMR’s annual “Rolla Night” at the Engineers’ Club of St. Louis, 4359 Lindell Blvd.

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Microfossil hunters to meet in St. Louis Sept. 18-21

Posted by on September 7, 2005

Led by a University of Missouri-Rolla scientist, fossil hunters from around the world are meeting Sept. 18-21 in St. Louis to discuss new developments in the field of palynology, a branch of paleontology that is focused on microscopic evidence dating back a billion years.

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UMR music director helps develop St. Louis youth orchestra

Posted by on August 13, 2003

As director of the UMR band and orchestra program, Dr. Donald Miller’s goal is to improve the musical experience of UMR students. Now Miller is expanding that goal by developing a new youth orchestra in conjunction with the West County Family YMCA in Chesterfield, Mo.

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