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…]

B.S. in history to be offered at Missouri S&T

Constitution of the United States of AmericaStudents at Missouri University of Science and Technology will soon be able to combine their technical know-how with a solid foundation in the humanities and social sciences by earning a bachelor of science degree in history. This new degree will help bridge the gap that often separates STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields from humanities and social sciences.

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Learn about constitutional history at Missouri S&T

Constitution of the United States of AmericaThe history and political science department at Missouri University of Science and Technology is sponsoring a Constitution Day celebration at noon Friday, Sept. 16, in St. Pat’s Ballroom C of the Havener Center on the Missouri S&T campus. The event is free and open to the public.

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World War II historian’s latest book looks at the realities of aerial combat

5120u3OCDnL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_“Deadly Sky: The American Combat Airman in World War II,” released in a new paperback edition on Tuesday, Aug. 2, takes an in-depth look at the dog fights that took place in the clouds above the European and the Pacific theaters of World War II. The book shares many personal accounts of American combat airmen between 1941 and 1945.

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Missouri S&T professor teaching architecture course in Chicago

Photo courtesy of Schramm's twitter, https://twitter.com/DrJSchramm.

Photo courtesy of Schramm’s twitter, https://twitter.com/DrJSchramm.

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

DBR2005The 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

Diana AhmadDr. 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

Dr. Michael Bruening.

Dr. Michael Bruening.

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

51eqfMP5llL--largerversionThe 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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UMSL professor named 2016 Maxwell C. Weiner Distinguished Professor at S&T

DBR2005Dr. 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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