Missouri conference focuses on teaching excellence

COLUMBIA, MO (AP) - With spring graduation over, the University of Missouri is preparing to honor some top-notch teachers.

The university is hosting a 2-day "Celebration of Teaching Excellence" that concludes Wednesday. Speakers include author and Fast Company magazine columnist Dan Heath and neuroscientist-turned-middle-school teacher Judy Willis.

Missouri will also honor three faculty members nominated for the national Professor of the Year award: chemistry professor John Adams; music educator Wendy Sims; and professor of atmospheric science Tony Lupo.

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