Department of History and Political Science

McManus earns Army Historical Foundation award

Posted by on July 16, 2024

Dr. John C. McManus, Curators’ Distinguished Professor of history and political science at Missouri S&T, has been awarded the Army Historical Foundation’s Distinguished Writing Award in the Operational/Battle History category.

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New Egyptian exploration book covers adventure, discovery and intrigue

Posted by on June 17, 2024

A new historical non-fiction book reveals the never-before-told story of women Egyptologists who paved the way for exploration in Egypt and laid the foundation for modern Egyptology. The upcoming release of Women in the Valley of the Kings: The Untold Story of Women Egyptologists in the Gilded Age covers the women working and exploring before Howard Carter had discovered the tomb of King Tut.

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Missouri S&T receives NSF funding for 4th annual critical minerals workshop

Posted by on March 19, 2024

Missouri S&T has been awarded funding from the National Science Foundation to host the fourth annual Resilient Supply of Critical Minerals workshop, which will be Wednesday, Aug. 7, and Thursday, Aug. 8. 

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Dr. John (Chris) Ketcherside profile

Posted by on December 7, 2023

Submitted by Dr. Ketcherside: Dr. John (Chris) Ketcherside, assistant teaching professor of history and political science, is originally from Ballwin, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. He graduated from Truman State in 1994 and received a commission as a second lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. He served on active duty for 18 years, […]

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New book covers the life of entrepreneur Fred S. Kummer

Posted by on October 5, 2023

A new biography covers the life and work of Fred S. Kummer, a philanthropist, entrepreneur and 1955 Missouri S&T graduate. The book, titled Master Builder, will be available from the S&T Store for $15 starting on Kummer Day at Missouri S&T, Monday, Oct. 9.

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S&T welcomes new faculty

Posted by on October 2, 2023

Missouri S&T welcomed more than 30 new faculty members this year. They bring a wide range of expertise that includes artificial intelligence, astrodynamics, energy economics, energy storage, flood prediction, military history, quantum physics and wearable wireless sensors. The new faculty are:

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Missouri S&T’s 150th anniversary history book now available as an e-book

Posted by on September 28, 2023

Missouri S&T’s latest history book, Forged in Gold: Missouri S&T’s First 150 Years, is now accessible to a wider audience with the release of a digital edition designed for tablets and mobile and other electronic devices.

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New book offers mobster insights that you can’t refuse

Posted by on September 26, 2023

The namesake of a character in Mario Puzo’s The Godfather, Moe Sedway, is the focus of a new biographical book that delves into the historic Las Vegas mobster scene. Bugsy’s Shadow: Moe Sedway, “Bugsy” Siegel, and the Birth of Organized Crime in Las Vegas, the latest book by Missouri S&T researcher Dr. Larry Gragg, will […]

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Celebrate Constitution Day at S&T on Sept. 18

Posted by on September 12, 2023

The community is invited to a talk in observance of Constitution Day, hosted by Missouri S&T’s history and political science department. The event will begin at noon Monday, Sept. 18, in St. Pat’s Ballroom C in the Havener Center.
Dr. Larry Gragg will give a talk on the difficulty of desegregating higher education prior to the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision.

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Missouri S&T hosts national discussion on critical minerals crisis

Posted by on August 17, 2023

For over 150 years, Missouri S&T has been a leader in the field of mineral recovery, and that continued to be the case last week when the university hosted the third annual Resilient Supply of Critical Minerals national workshop.

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