Humanities celebration at S&T planned for April 20

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On April 8, 2011

The public is invited to join Missouri University of Science and Technology in “Celebrating the Humanities” at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, in Room 140 Toomey Hall. This is the fourth year that the campus will spotlight the research excellence of faculty members in the departments of arts, languages and philosophy; English and technical communication; and history and political science.

The celebration will begin with a panel discussion of the question “What is the role of the humanities in the 21st century university?” The panelists will be the following former Maxwell C. Weiner Distinguished Professors of the Humanities at S&T:

  • Dr. Charles Alexander, Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus at Ohio University
  • Dr. H. Roger Grant, Kathryn and Calhoun Lemon Professor and Centennial Professor of History at Clemson University
  • Dr. David Levy, Irene and Julian Rothbaum Professor of Modern American History Emeritus at the University of Oklahoma

At 3 p.m. three S&T faculty members will discuss their current research projects:

  • Dr. James J. Bogan Jr., Curators’ Teaching Professor of art history and film, will present “Research, Methodologies and Me.”
  • Dr. Patrick Huber, associate professor of history and political science, will present “Hank Williams: From Alabama Hillbilly Singer to International Music Icon”
  • John Morgan, research professor of English and technical communication, will present “Herman Melville and the ‘Savior of Missouri for the Union.'”

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