Missouri S&T students to study in Iceland

Students enrolled in two different English courses at Missouri University of Science and Technology will learn about Icelandic myth, folklore and literature this summer in Reykjavik, Iceland, as part of the “Heroes of Fire and Ice: A Three-Week Study Abroad” experience. The program, which runs May 29-June 17, will count for six credit hours. “Heroes of Fire and Ice” will examine how Iceland’s culture has been shaped by a landscape of natural extremes.

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Attend a poetry reading by Charlotte Matthews

Matthews promoting a previous poetry reading.

Poet Charlotte Matthews will offer a free reading of selections from her new book Whistle What Can’t Be Said this April on the Missouri University of Science and Technology campus.

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Grant builds bridge between humanities and engineering at S&T

S&T students and faculty work with locals on a water well in Guatemala.

S&T students and faculty work with locals on a water well in Guatemala.

Missouri S&T students traveling to Latin America for study abroad trips and service projects will soon have the opportunity to learn more about the cultures of the countries they are visiting and earn course credit. [Read more…]

New Mass Effect game could make or break franchise, researchers say

Screenshot taken from the official Mass Effect 3 website.

The fallout from the poorly received ending of the third video game in the popular series Mass Effect could doom the upcoming release of “Mass Effect: Andromeda,” say researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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Looking for something to read? Ask the experts

8314929977_28fd740070_bFaculty from Missouri University of Science and Technology’s English and technical communication department offer their choices for the most interesting, challenging and absorbing books and articles they read this past year. Kickstart a year of reading by checking out the books below that interest you.

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KMST to present original ‘A Christmas Carol’ performance

KMST-Web_Logo-Sig-Freq_Vert_webGather around the radio and rekindle the spirit of the holidays by listening to KMST’s original production broadcast of “A Christmas Carol.” The classic Charles Dickens book has been adapted to a radio play specifically for a prerecorded performance.

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Learn about the trials refugees face at Nov. 16 talk

Cover courtesy of outcastsunited.com.

Cover courtesy of outcastsunited.com.

Hear the true story of how a Jordanian immigrant founded a soccer team for refugees to help them adjust to life in the United States at a talk hosted by Missouri University of Science and Technology this November.

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Missouri S&T student works to localize corporate social media

Yeon Kyung Lee on the flight deck of a Southwest airplane. Photo provided by Campus Reach – Southwest Airlines.

Yeon Kyung Lee on the flight deck of a Southwest airplane. Photo provided by Campus Reach – Southwest Airlines.

Language barriers and cultural differences lead to the need for large, multinational corporations to adopt localized social media strategies. One graduate student at Missouri University of Science and Technology is looking at four companies in two countries to study best practices for building such a strategy.

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S&T publishes first edition of peer-reviewed journal

559244db132fcd4b9051b1f4c656eebdUndergraduate students at Missouri University of Science and Technology now have the opportunity to publish their research in a peer-reviewed journal called “Peer to Peer.” The journal, which includes peer-reviewed research articles written by undergraduates who were enrolled in English 1160 the spring 2015 semester, published its first issue in February.

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Missouri S&T professor a clue on ‘Jeopardy!’

Professor Gerald Cohen, an expert on word origins, edits a learned journal called "Comments on" thisThis professor of foreign languages at Missouri University of Science and Technology was a clue this week on the popular TV game show Jeopardy!

Who is Dr. Gerald Cohen?

That’s right. Cohen, a professor of foreign languages at Missouri S&T, earned the distinction of being named in a clue on the Wednesday, Jan. 6, edition of the show. The clue was:  “Professor Gerald Cohen, an expert on word origins, edits a learned journal called ‘Comments on’ this.” [Read more…]