University of Missouri Columbia

United States, Missouri

The World’s first journalism school, the University of Missouri founded in 1839 placed to the west of the Mississippi River in Columbia. The University is the initiator of traditional homecoming as well as it has achieved a position with other 64 Universities in the prestigious Association of American Universities. The University is the second home for around 30,000 students who enrolled in various 300 degrees programs in 13 main fields. The University of Missouri Research Reactor Center is the most powerful university research reactor all around the world along, it is the United States' sole source of isotopes practiced in nuclear medicine. The University operates the University of Missouri Health Care, managing plenty of hospitals and clinics in Mid-Missouri.

Campus Life

The University has a campus just south of Downtown Columbia and was preserved as a botanical garden and the historic campus placed on Francis Quadrangle, a historical district registered on the National Register of Historic Places and contain several buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. Along with this, the entire campus is divided according to the fields. To exemplify, the academic area separated into Red and white campus, the main campus of the University of Missouri Hospitals and Clinics is north of the sports complex, a separate building for the Museum of Art and Archaeology.

Noted Alumni

There are around 330000 alumni ranging from astronauts to actors all over the world working in different profession. They are Brad Pitt, actor and producer, Chris Cooper, actor, David Koechner, actor, Debbye Turner Bell, TV personality, Miss America 1990, George C. Scott, actor, Greg Miller, IGN cast member, host of Up at Noon, James Lee Burke, Pulitzer-nominated author, two-time Edgar Award winner, Andy Bryant, chairman of Intel Corporation, Bill Morgan, co-founder, vice chairman and president of Kinder Morgan, Charles Griffith Ross, White House Press Secretary for President Harry S. Truman, Claire McCaskill, U.S. Senator (2007-19)),Cleo Noel, Jr., U.S. Ambassador to Sudan (1972-73), Harlow Shapley, astronomer, James Fergason, inventor of the first practical uses of liquid crystals to the sports field like Andy Russell, Super Bowl Champion, NFL Pro-Bowler, Ben Askren, 2008 Olympian and professional mixed martial artist.

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