The public is invited to join Missouri University of Science and Technology for its annual “Celebration of Excellence in the Humanities” at 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 8, in the Carver/Turner Room of the Havener Center. This is the sixth 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.
During the celebration, faculty members in the humanities fields will share their research experiences with the public. The humanities departments at S&T give students the skills essential to becoming well-balanced, self-aware individuals capable of effectively communicating in today’s global society.
The following three S&T faculty members will discuss their current research projects:
“Manifest Destiny, Prairie Dogs, and Overland Emigrants,” by Dr. Diana Ahmad, an associate professor of history and political science and Missouri S&T archivist.
“Saying What We Don’t Mean and Meaning What We Don’t Say: Implicature and Metaphor in Viking Literature and Beyond,” by Dr. Eric Bryan, an assistant professor of English and technical communication.
“Language Deterritorialization among Miami Cubans,” by Dr. Jorge Porcel, an assistant professor of arts, languages, and philosophy.
The presentations are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Lance Haynes, chair and professor of arts, languages, and philosophy at 573-341-4803.