Arts & Humanities

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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Missouri S&T researcher’s new book is a reflective look at moral development

Posted by on December 11, 2015

A new book written by a Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher examines the development of personal conduct in relation to new technological, scientific and social changes that occur every day. Jonathan Finch, a lecturer in philosophy at Missouri S&T, recently published “A Crisis of Belief, Ethics and Faith.” The book was published by the University Press of America.

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Food safety examined in new book by S&T researcher

Posted by on November 20, 2015

A new book edited by a Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher discusses the ways communication and developing technologies can improve global food and water safety. In-depth interviews with food industry experts reveal the slow acceptance of new technology and the subconscious ways that people judge food when making purchases.

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

Posted by on October 15, 2015

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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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S&T author examines African civilization in new book

Posted by on April 23, 2015

The key to the modernization of Africa is an African renaissance, says Dr. Tseggai Isaac, associate professor of history and political science at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Isaac has recently co-authored and edited a collection of essays on the topic.

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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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14 important research stories of 2014

Posted by on December 26, 2014

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Nanowire growth, smart rocks, nuclear fusion and a new view of D-Day. These were among the most notable advances in research made by Missouri University of Science and Technology professors and their students in 2014. Here are 14 that were publicized during the year, but are well worth talking about again.

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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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New book answers remaining questions surrounding D-Day

Posted by on April 24, 2014

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Despite prolific historical documentation of D-Day, there are still questions that remain unanswered 70 years later, says Dr. John C. McManus, a military historian at Missouri University of Science and Technology. His latest book takes a fresh look at Omaha Beach through the eyes of the 1st Infantry Division, known as the Big Red One, and brings new perspective to the battle that began America’s rise as a superpower.

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