College of Arts, Sciences, and Business

Plant detective: Missouri S&T professor studies plants as “bio-sentinels” of indoor pollution

Posted by on November 8, 2018

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Behold the common house plant, the front-yard shrub, the rhododendron around back that’s seen better days since the next-door neighbors put their home on the market. They brighten our lawns, increase our property values, even boost our mental and physical health by reducing carbon dioxide levels.
For Dr. Joel Burken, such plants are far more valuable than as mere window dressing. The Curators’ Distinguished Professor and chair of civil, architectural and environmental engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology is an expert in phytoforensics, the process of using plants to study human exposure to pollutants.

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Missouri S&T choirs to perform fall concert Nov. 15

Posted by on November 7, 2018

The Missouri S&T Chamber Choir and University Choir invite the public to attend their annual fall concert in November.

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Missouri S&T professor receives Thomas Fleming Award for Outstanding Military History Writing

Posted by on October 30, 2018

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Dr. John C. McManus, Curators’ Distinguished Professor of history and political science at Missouri S&T and one of the nation’s most distinguished military historians, has won the Thomas Fleming Award for Outstanding Military History Writing for his upcoming journal article on Gen. Douglas MacArthur’s stealth campaign for the 1944 Republican presidential nomination. A $5,000 cash prize accompanies the award.

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Missouri S&T orchestras to perform fall concert

Posted by on October 29, 2018

The Missouri S&T Chamber and Symphony Orchestras invite the public to attend their fall concert in early November.

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FYRE program advances freshman’s STEM passion

Posted by on October 23, 2018

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Kaysi Lee came to Missouri S&T last fall with a passion for science that had been nurtured through the years by her female high school science teachers and by her parents. But when she arrived at S&T, she was surprised at how difficult she initially found her STEM coursework.

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Missouri S&T jazz ensemble to perform fall concert on Nov. 1

Posted by on October 22, 2018

The Jazz Ensemble at Missouri S&T will perform its fall concert on Nov. 1 in Leach Theatre of Castleman Hall, located at 10th and Main streets in Rolla.

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S&T students work to defeat invasive emerald ash borers

Posted by on October 22, 2018

A team of students from Missouri S&T are working to create ash trees that are genetically resistant to the invasive emerald ash borer.

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Celebrate National Chemistry Week at S&T

Posted by on October 22, 2018

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The South Central Missouri local section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) will host an event at Missouri S&T this October to celebrate National Chemistry Week.

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Academy of Miner Athletics inducts new members

Posted by on October 15, 2018

Three former student-athletes from Missouri S&T were inducted into the Academy of Miner Athletics during a ceremony held Friday, Oct. 12, in the Havener Center on the Missouri S&T campus.

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S&T’s multicultural theater production promotes understanding, receives first-time grant funding

Posted by on October 9, 2018

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Missouri S&T’s commitment to inclusive excellence will be apparent in the university’s upcoming multicultural production of “Anon(ymous),” a contemporary play about a young refugee’s inaugural journey through the United States that’s been reimagined from Homer’s “Odyssey.”

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