Department of History and Political Science

Missouri S&T historian to travel to France as Fulbright scholar

Posted by on April 6, 2016

A researcher from Missouri University of Science and Technology will spend the fall 2016 semester in France as a Fulbright scholar to study the detractors of John Calvin during the Protestant Reformation.

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New book looks at the role of animals during westward expansion

Posted by on February 8, 2016

The relationship between animal companions and humans changed during the period of westward expansion in America, says Missouri University of Science and Technology historian Dr. Diana Ahmad. Ahmad’s new book, “Success Depends on the Animals,” examines the changing role of animals between 1840 and 1869.

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Elvis’ first venture to Las Vegas flopped, writes historian

Posted by on January 22, 2016

Beginning with “one electrifying night” in 1969 and continuing through the mid-1970s, Elvis Presley reigned as Las Vegas’ top nightclub act. But his first attempt to win over fans in that city 60 years ago was “a painful setback” for the young performer, writes a Missouri S&T historian.

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UMSL professor named 2016 Maxwell C. Weiner Distinguished Professor at S&T

Posted by on December 21, 2015

Dr. David Robertson, Curators’ Teaching Professor of political science at the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL), has been named the 2016 Maxwell C. Weiner Distinguished Professor of Humanities at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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Missouri S&T honors alumni for professional distinction

Posted by on December 21, 2015

Missouri University of Science and Technology presented five Awards of Professional Distinction during winter commencement ceremonies held Saturday, Dec. 19. The awards recognize the outstanding Missouri S&T graduates for professional achievement.

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Diana L. Ahmad named Curators’ Teaching Professor at Missouri S&T

Posted by on November 30, 2015

Dr. Diana Ahmad, professor of history and political science at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named Curators’ Teaching Professor of history and political science. Ahmad will be officially recognized during Missouri S&T’s commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 19.

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41 S&T faculty members honored for outstanding teaching

Posted by on November 24, 2015

Forty-one Missouri University of Science and Technology faculty members will receive the Outstanding Teaching Award for 2014-2015. The winners will be recognized at a ceremony scheduled t 1:30 p.m. p.m. Monday, Nov. 30, in St. Pat’s Ballroom A of the Havener Center. The Outstanding Teaching Award is given each year to faculty members by the Outstanding Teaching Award Committee, which bases its selections on student evaluations.

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UMSL researcher to discuss the politics of climate change at S&T

Posted by on November 13, 2015

Dr. David Robertson, Curators’ Teaching Professor of political science at the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL), will present a talk on the politics of climate change at Missouri University of Science and Technology this month.

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New book tells the stories of U.S. soldiers who liberated concentration camps

Posted by on October 15, 2015

On April 4, 1945, American soldiers from the 89th Infantry Division and the 4th Armored Division seized Ohrdruf, the first Nazi concentration camp liberated in Germany during World War II. Military historian Dr. John C. McManus sheds new light on the experiences of the American soldiers who liberated and witnessed Ohrdruf, Buchenwald and Dachau in his new book, “Hell Before Their Very Eyes: American Soldiers Liberate Concentration Camps in Germany, April 1945.”

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Missouri S&T to celebrate Constitution Day

Posted by on September 14, 2015

The history and political science department at Missouri University of Science and Technology is sponsoring a Constitution Day celebration at noon Thursday, Sept. 17, in Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Hall on the Missouri S&T campus.

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