Department of History & Political Science

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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S&T military historian earns National Endowment for the Humanities grant

Posted by on July 28, 2015

Dr. John C. McManus, Curators’ Professor of history and political science at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has earned a Public Scholar grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to support McManus’ research for a new two-volume history of the U.S. Army in the Pacific and Asian theater during World War II. The NEH announced the award today (Tuesday, July 28).

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Students record international experiences on ‘Miners Abroad’ blog

Posted by on May 23, 2015

Students from Missouri University of Science and Technology who are studying abroad this spring will be sharing their experiences through posts on the Missouri S&T Miners Abroad blog.

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