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University of Missouri Keeps Students Trim with Mediterranean Diet

wine, bread, cheese grapes and tomatos If you’re trying to stave off the “Freshman 15,” you may want to eat more Mediterranean food. Students at the University of Missouri researched the health benefits of such a diet when they studied abroad in France, Greece or Italy.

Studies show that a Mediterranean diet, rich in whole grains, fruits, vegetables, olive oil, dairy, fish, nuts and legumes, is linked to living a long, healthy life.

While abroad, students are required to prepare their own meals with food purchased in local markets. Topics studied include sustainable farming and and how to prepare a healthier meal.

“Learning about the Mediterranean diet and lifestyle is important because it emphasizes getting back to basics,” said Ann Cohen, who heads the Mediterranean Diet and Lifestyle study abroad program in Italy.

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Three Universities Receive Grants to Fight Bed Bugs

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is doing its share to combat bed bugs. The government agency announced on Thursday that it is giving $550,000 in grants to five organizations, three of which are universities. The EPA hopes these grants will create innovative methods in bed-bug pest control.

These grants will be used to serve immigrant, low-income and minority neighborhoods where bed-bug infestations are most prevalent.

“Low-income communities suffer disproportionately higher bed bug infestation rates,” Rutgers University entomologist Changlu Wang wrote in his grant proposal. “Unfortunately, low-income communities lack the necessary resources and knowledge to cope with rapidly expanding bed bug infestation.”

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Jim Lehrer’s Education Background

Jim Lehrer was born on May 19, 1934 to Lois Catherine and Harry Lehrer in Wichita, Kansas. Lehrer is a well-known American journalist and is the news anchor for PBS Newshour. He is sometimes called the “Dean of Moderators” because he has presided over 11 presidential candidate debates, including the most recent debate between President Obama and McCain. EDUinReview will now take a look at the education background of this talented television newscaster.

Lehrer was born in Kansas and spent his early childhood there, but his family moved to Texas before he was in middle school. He attended middle school in Beaumont, Texas and high school in San Antonio, Texas. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School, where he was a sports editor for The Jefferson Declaration, the school’s newspaper.

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University of Missouri’s Shakespeare’s Pizza Wins Best College Food Contest

There are a few things that are inherent to any college campus: students, books, beer and greasy college grub. Just recently, ABC’s Good Morning America launched a “Best Bites: College Edition” challenge, where students voted for their favorite campus grub. In fact, more than 20,000 people voted for the best college food in America.

The competition was fierce, the food was greasy and Good Morning America’s co-anchor and judge, Ron Claiborne was quite stuffed following his cross country food fest.

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Two Unbeaten Teams Fall, but Top of College Football World Steady

iowa hawkeyesWe’re down to five unbeaten teams in college football following a pair of shellackings in Week 9. Three of those five are from non-automatic qualifier BCS schools, so those hoping for a BCS-buster cleared two roadblocks away (albeit small ones).

1. Sparty Stomped— Well, now we know why Michigan State was considered the underdog against Iowa despite a higher ranking. The Hawkeyes avenged last week’s loss to Wisconsin with a 37-6 whipping of MSU that wasn’t even that close. Mark Dantonio’s team was down 30-0 at halftime, victims of the most dominating half of football I’ve seen all year, considering the competition. The Iowa win opens up the Big-10 for all kinds of fun scenarios, as the Michigan State, Iowa, Ohio State and Wisconsin quartet all have one loss in conference to one of those four. Read the rest of this entry »



Major Shakeup Ahead? Week 9 College Football Preview

USC trojansWe’re getting down to the nitty gritty of the college football season, and this week could provide a massive shakeup, as three unbeaten teams all face exceptionally tough road games. Let’s jump on in.

1) #2 Oregon at USC— There’s been a lot of talk that this is USC’s “National Championship” game, what with those pesky bowl bans in effect. Ok, I’ll buy that, but USC’s ability to score makes this interesting. The Trojans have an elite offense that averages 37 points a game, which makes them well-suited to keep up with Oregon’s blur offense. Let’s face it: No team is likely to shut down the Ducks with less than a week’s prep time, so you’ve gotta outscore them. Oregon’s defensive numbers look good, but they allowed 600 yards to Arizona State and 520 to Stanford, so teams can move the ball on them. The Trojans should be OK for a half; Oregon tends to let teams hang around, but the Ducks usually turn on the jets in the second half. Read the rest of this entry »



See Ya, Sooners: Oklahoma Loss Highlights Week 8 in College Football

missouri tigersFor the third straight week, the #1 team in college football went down, as Oklahoma fell to Missouri, making the BCS picture a little more cloudy.

Highlights from week eight:

1. Missouri gets past nemesis— The Missouri Tigers had been snakebit when it came to the Oklahoma Sooners, losing 19 of their past 20 games to their Big 12 rival. But for the second straight week, the country’s top team allowed the opening kickoff to be run back for a touchdown and Missouri ripped off 16 straight fourth-quarter points and took home a 36-27 win. The victory means the Tigers are in control of their own destiny in the conference, but they have to survive an upcoming trip to Lincoln, and a probable rematch with the Sooners in the Big 12 Title game. Read the rest of this entry »



Sooners Look to Defend Top Spot in BCS Standings

Oklahoma SoonersNow that the first BCS standings have been released, we can get going on all the heated debate sure to accompany them. This week’s college football preview has a number of games that could impact the title picture, and several more great games.

*Please note that, unlike previous columns, subsequent articles will use the BCS standings for team rankings

1. #1 Oklahoma at #11 Missouri— This is probably the week where Mizzou gets exposed. Despite a 6-0 record, Missouri’s best win is either Illinois or San Diego State, and the Tigers were hardly dominant in either victory. Oklahoma’s lived on the edge this season, but has two wins over BCS-ranked teams. The game is under the Missouri lights, which may keep the Tigers in it early, but the Sooners should pull away and stay at #1. Read the rest of this entry »



Brad Pitt Education Background

brad pittWilliam Bradley Pitt was born in the town of Shawnee, Oklahoma on December 18, 1963 to William and Jane Pitt. He is the oldest child of three and has one brother and one sister.

He attended Kickapoo High School where he played many sports including golf, tennis and swimming. He was involved in many clubs, school debates and musicals. Following graduation, he enrolled at the University of Missouri, where he majored in journalism, with an emphasis in advertising. He was also a  member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. Two weeks before he was set to graduate, however, he packed up his belongings and headed to Hollywood. Read the rest of this entry »



University of Missouri Journalism School Requires Portable Electronic Devices

student-iphonesThe University of Missouri’s Journalism school has made an unprecedented policy change. They have made it a requirement for incoming freshmen to purchase a portable electronic device with Internet capability. The school chose to adopt this policy because they will offer podcasts of lectures and other supplemental materials to their students.

This is the first time a university has made it a requirement of students to purchase such devices. Both Duke and Abilene Christian University have made these devices a part of their curriculum, yet they provide their students with the device upon registration.

This is not the case at the University of Missouri. The university is requiring the students purchase these products with their own money. With the rising cost of textbooks, adding another monetary requirements may not be the best way to go. The university justifies their decision by focusing on the high number of students that already own the required devices. Read the rest of this entry »





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