Military expert addresses 100th anniversary of U.S. entrance into World War I

Soldiers wait in a trench during World War I. Public Domain

Soldiers wait in a trench during World War I. Public Domain

It was the “War to End All Wars,” and America’s entrance into the conflict on April 6, 1917, dramatically shifted World War I in favor of the Allies.

“The U.S. had a major impact on the outcome of World War I,” says military historian Dr. John C. McManus, the author of 12 books on war and military history. [Read more…]

S&T historian’s latest book focuses on Jewish post-Holocaust reconstruction in France

Stealing HomeAfter World War II, French Holocaust survivors returned to their homes in Paris to find them stripped of personal belongings and occupied by new inhabitants. Attempts to reclaim those belongings were key in efforts to rebuild Jewish political and social inclusion after the war, says Dr. Shannon Fogg, chair and professor of history and political science at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

Fogg focuses on the individual stories of Jewish Holocaust survivors in France in her latest book, Stealing Home: Looting, Restitution, and Reconstructing Jewish Lives in France, 1942-1947. The book, which will be published by Oxford University Press on Jan. 8, 2017, gives the French perspective on postwar restitution efforts, where most books about the subject focus on Germany. [Read more…]

Student receives Outstanding Senior in French Award

Senior Julie Langenfeld visited the Roman aqueducts while studying in France in 2012.

Senior Julie Langenfeld visited the Roman aqueducts while studying in France in 2012.

Julie K. Langenfeld, a senior in geological engineering with a minor in French from Cape Girardeau, Mo., received a 2014 Outstanding Senior in French Award from the American Association of Teachers of French.

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S&T students to experience war memories during trip to France

Dr. Audra Merfeld-Langston (left) and Dr. Shannon Fogg are leading a trip to France this summer. Photo submitted.

A group of students from Missouri University of Science and Technology will earn six hours of history and French course credits while they explore the battlefields, museums and beaches of France this spring. They will also share their experiences on a blog hosted on Missouri S&T’s website as part of their grade.

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