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Mizzou Advantage

"The whole is greater than the sum of its parts."

Mizzou Advantage fosters interdisciplinary collaboration among faculty, staff, students and external partners to address and solve real-world needs and problems in four areas of strength identified at the University of Missouri: Food for the Future, Media of the Future, One Health/One Medicine, and Sustainable Energy.

Learn About the Mizzou Advantage

“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”  We’ve all heard the saying, and it’s especially true at MU, where 18,000 staff and faculty bring an incredible range of skills to the table.  Add 34,000 students and what do you get?  The chance to shake the world.  But where to begin?  That’s where Mizzou Advantage comes in.  We help connect MU staff, faculty and students with interests in the areas of Food, Media, Health, and Energy. 

We try to solve problems and make life better for all.  For example, collaborators are working to provide clean energy by utilizing the Mississippi and Missouri rivers (read more), a project that brought $5.4 million to the university.  And Mizzou Advantage brings people together around intellectually stimulating topics.  Check out Cultural Bricolage, which celebrates the handcrafted art-object books of Cuban press “Ediciones Vigia.”  Registration is free for Mizzou staff, faculty, and students.  You might also like Music and New Media at the Crossroads or one of our other events this fall. 

Not sure you fit in?  Don’t be too certain.  People from all across campus have become involved over the last two years, from Agricultural and Applied Economics, Agricultural Sciences, Agricultural Systems Management, the Animal Science Research Center, Animal Sciences, Anthropology, Applied Social Sciences, Architectural & Environmental Engineering, Architectural Studies, Art, Art Education, Art History and Archaeology, the Asian Affairs Center, and Astronomy – and that’s just the A’s. Whatever your interest, chances are someone else on campus shares it.

To learn more, visit out website.  Also, consider attending a networking reception on Thursday, October 18, from 6-7 p.m. in the Student Center Leadership Lounge (adjacent to Chamber Auditorium).  Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served.  There is no program - just a chance to meet people and chat.  All MU staff, faculty, and students are welcome.  RSVPs are encouraged, but not required: mizzouadvantage@missouri.edu