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When we muse about “the arts,” it is often the fine arts that come to mind: famous plays, distinguished sculptures, celebrated paintings, and other aesthetic creations. However, art does not end at museum walls or with the last page of a book—art in many forms is present in ordinary life. For Dr. Lisa Higgins, witnessing the presence of traditional art in Missourians’ lives was an “empowering” experience that, together with her already “pervasive interest” in stories and storytelling, led her to undertake graduate work in folk studies at the University of Missouri. During the early nineties, she interned with the Missouri Folk Arts Program—a joint program of the Missouri Arts Council and MU’s Museum of Art & Archaeology—and gained first-hand experience with public folk art programs working to recognize and support Missouri artists. Working for the Southern Arts Federation (now South Arts) during the late nineties further piqued her interest in public support for the arts, and, with this experience under her belt, she returned in 1999 to her “dream job” as director of the Missouri Folk Arts Program and completed her PhD in Folklore and Rhetoric in 2008.

“Music Can Take Us There”: Cultural Insights from an Ethnomusicologist

“Music Can Take Us There”: Cultural Insights from an Ethnomusicologist

Stephanie Shonekan

Assistant Professor, Ethnomusicology, Black Studies

Seeking to Understand Chemotherapy Resistance

Seeking to Understand Chemotherapy Resistance

Stephen and Hannah Alexander

of the Alexander Lab

What Babies Can Teach Us About Math

What Babies Can Teach Us About Math

Kristy vanMarle

Assistant Professor of Psychological Sciences

The Vet Specialist

The Vet Specialist

Leah Cohn

Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine

The Math of Physics

The Math of Physics

Adam Helfer

Professor of Mathematics, Adjunct Professor of Physics & Astronomy

SyndicateMizzou “Turns” 100

SyndicateMizzou “Turns” 100

SyndicateMizzou

a project of the Center for eResearch