Mizzou Advantage, spearheaded by the Office of the Provost, identifies the key areas in which the University of Missouri-Columbia is uniquely positioned in the worlds of higher education and research. In each of the five areas a network of MU faculty, centers, departments, corporate partners, national labs, and other organizations will develop creative research and educational approaches and collaborate on large grants and contracts, conferences, and other kinds of events to further enhance MU’s stature and impact. The five Mizzou Advantage areas, also called strategic initiatives, are very broadly interdisciplinary: One Health, One Medicine: The Convergence of Human and Animal Medicine; Food for the Future; Media for the Future; Sustainable Energy; Managing Innovation: Navigating Disruptive and Transformational Technologies (formerly Understanding and Managing Disruptive and Transformational Technologies). In 2012, Managing Innovation was discontinued as a separate study area and integrated into the other four areas.

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  • Evolutionary studies & science studies: building collaborative portals 

    Appel, Heidi; Ariew, André; Berglund, Margaret; Chiu, Chien-Hui; Engelstein, Stefani, 1970-; Heringman, Noah; Prasad, Amit; Shenk, Mary (2012)
    This poster examines how facets of science studies and evolutionary studies can be used to build collaborative portals for researchers.
  • A mandate to preserve: Assessing the inaugural Newspaper Archive Summit 

    McCargar, Victoria (2011)
    This paper reviews the issues of newspaper preservation confronting us today and how they were applied in the structure and content of the Newspaper Archive Summit held in Columbia, Missouri. Outcomes and takeaways of ...
  • Print for the people: the future of archives in a digital age 

    Holland, Michael E.; Hudson, Fraser Berkley; Looser, Devoney, 1967- (2011)
    This poster details the events organized by the Mizzou Advantage project Print for the People.
  • Eat, think, and be wary: the Food and Society Series 

    Roth, LuAnne K., 1968- (2010)
    This flyer explains the concept behind the Food and Society Series and provides a schedule of events for the Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 semesters.
  • Understanding and managing disruptive and transformational technologies 

    Office of the Provost (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2011-01)
    Major technological changes unleash large-scale social, cultural, economic and political consequences. Digitized computing is the most recent example of disruptive technology; the wheel could be regarded as one of the ...
  • Sustainable energy 

    Office of the Provost (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2011-01)
    Sustainable Energy addresses energy issues broadly, building on the work at MU's Research Reactor; MU's biomass power plant; research in biofuels, biomass and energy efficiency; the College of Engineering; and education ...
  • One health, one medicine 

    Office of the Provost (2011-01)
    MU offers unmatched opportunities for collaboration in animal and human health. It is Missouri's major public research university with the state's only College of Veterinary Medicine; Colleges of Agriculture, Food and ...
  • Media of the future 

    Office of the Provost (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2011-01)
    Media of the Future draws on the School of Journalism's century of international leadership in media research and hands-on training, along with other campus strengths in digital technologies, business, public policy, graphic ...
  • Food for the Future 

    Office of the Provost (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2011-01)
    The University of Missouri is home to world-class faculty and state-of-the-art facilities, including more than 14,500 acres of university-owned research centers, farms and forests across the state. Faculty work each day ...
  • 2010-2011 Mizzou Advantage: preparing future faculty postdoctoral fellows 

    Graduate School (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
    This brochure profiles the five post-doctoral fellows working with the Mizzou Advantage teams.
  • Sustainable energy: making it a reality 

    Klein, Cerry M. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
    This brochure describes the efforts of the Mizzou Advantage Sustainable Energy group in addressing sustainable energy issues.
  • Mizzou Advantage [Factsheet] 

    Office of the Provost (University of Missouri, 2010-06)
    During a three-year process, University of Missouri faculty, students and alumni identified the top five competitive assets, or key strengths, that set MU apart from other universities. Collectively, these assets are ...
  • Mizzou Advantage Facilitators 

    Office of the Provost (University of Missouri, 2010)
    Brief biographies of the facilitators for the five strategic areas of Mizzou Advantage as well as the Education Coordinator for Mizzou Advantage are presented in this document.
  • The Mizzou Advantage 

    Office of the Provost (University of Missouri, 2010)
    This fact sheet outlines the five competitive assets identified as the Mizzou Advantage and explains the purpose of Mizzou Advantage.
  • Request for Proposals: Mizzou Advantage Round 2 Funding Opportunities 

    Office of the Provost (University of Missouri, 2010-05)
    The second call for proposals for Mizzou Advantage grant funding requests two types of proposals: network grants and seed (formerly "fellow") grants. Network grants foster communication between scholars in diverse areas, ...

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