Department of History and Political Science

At upcoming conference, historian to discuss lessons from technology’s past

Posted by on January 29, 2015

The impact of technological innovation on industries in the past holds valuable lessons for colleges and universities as they wrestle with new approaches to learning that could challenge traditional teaching models.

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Missouri S&T historian examines gangster Bugsy Siegel in new biography

Posted by on January 27, 2015

Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel was a successful, charismatic and tough gangster, but he was neither a visionary who founded the Las Vegas Strip nor a pathological killer, says Missouri University of Science and Technology historian Larry Gragg in his biography of the mobster.

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Huber earns Missouri historical society fellowship

Posted by on January 15, 2015

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The State Historical Society of Missouri selected Dr. Patrick Huber, a Missouri University of Science and Technology history professor for one of two fellowships in the Center for Missouri Studies for 2015.

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John C. McManus named Curators’ Professor at Missouri S&T

Posted by on December 16, 2014

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Dr. John C. McManus, professor of history and political science at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named Curators’ Professor of history and political science. McManus will be officially recognized during commencement ceremonies at S&T on Friday, Dec. 19.

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Missouri S&T historian honored as Spur Award finalist

Posted by on November 6, 2014

Dr. Larry Gragg, Curators’ Teaching Professor and chair of history and political science at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named a finalist for the 2014 Spur Award for his book about Las Vegas.

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Missouri S&T historian wins literary award

Posted by on October 29, 2014

Dr. Patrick Huber, professor of history and at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been awarded a Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Award for his essay on African American contributions to the creation of hillbilly music.

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S&T College of Arts, Sciences, and Business to host open house

Posted by on September 26, 2014

The College of Arts, Sciences, and Business at Missouri University of Science and Technology is hosting an open house for prospective students and their families.

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Ground troops are key to wartime success, says S&T historian

Posted by on September 15, 2014

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Air strikes never fully succeed in winning a war, says military historian John C. McManus, a professor of history and political science at Missouri University of Science and Technology. He says American troops on the ground have proven throughout recent history to be the crucial difference between victory and defeat.

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Missouri S&T to celebrate Constitution Day

Posted by on September 10, 2014

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The history and political science department at Missouri University of Science and Technology is sponsoring a Constitution Day celebration at noon Wednesday, Sept. 17, in the Havener Center on the Missouri S&T campus.

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Baseball’s Continental League examined in new book

Posted by on May 20, 2014

Before he became an author and a history professor, Dr. Russell D. Buhite was a minor league first baseman and outfielder for the New York Giants, the Baltimore Orioles and the Washington Senators.

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