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About provides unbiased, research-based solutions for better living. Beginning with the basics—food, clothing, shelter, finances, family and community—we concentrate on providing scientific solutions for contemporary challenges in human lives.


Our far-reaching realm of expertise includes family financial education, designs for living and working environments, human development, nutrition and wellness, and community support systems.


MissouriFamilies is provided by University of Missouri Extension, a partnership of the University of Missouri campuses; Lincoln University; the people of Missouri through county extension councils; and the Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.


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The MissouriFamilies logo is a graphic depiction of the Family Unity sculpture that graces the north entrance to MU's Stanley Hall.

Joe Falsetti, a former MU professor of housing and interior design, created the sculpture in 1970. Inspired by the tradition and mission of the MU College of Human Environmental Sciences, Family Unity also commemorated Falsetti's adoption of a child during that time.

Falsetti donated his time to the project, created from Cor-ten steel. Student activity funds paid for materials and a St. Louis company fabricated the steel.

Family Unity by Joseph Falsetti





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Last update: Wednesday, December 07, 2016