Department of History and Political Science

For alumnus Tyrone Smith, a third trip to the Olympics

Posted by on July 14, 2016

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A decade ago, Tyrone Smith was in the process of completing one of the top careers by a student-athlete at Missouri S&T, one that saw him earn three All-America awards in the long jump and finish as the national runner-up on two occasions.

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Missouri S&T professor teaching architecture course in Chicago

Posted by on May 18, 2016

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Dr. Jeffrey Schramm, associate professor of history and political science at Missouri University of Science and Technology, is teaching a group of Missouri S&T students about the architectural and socioeconomic history of Chicago while in the city itself.

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Learn about environmental protection needs at S&T lecture

Posted by on April 15, 2016

The area community is invited to attend a lecture this month on the need for better environmental protection hosted by Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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S&T’s Ahmad receives Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Posted by on April 13, 2016

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Dr. Diana Ahmad, Curators’ Teaching Professor of history and political science at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has won the 2016 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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

Posted by on April 6, 2016

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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