Department of History and Political Science

Historian’s passion for the past inspires new experiential learning opportunities

Posted by on June 2, 2020

It isn’t every day that undergraduates studying the humanities can work in a state-of-the-art laboratory to create projects and develop their scholarship. But that will soon be the norm at Missouri S&T.

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Missouri S&T faculty earn awards from the College of Arts, Sciences, and Business

Posted by on May 1, 2020

Nine faculty members from Missouri S&T who are affiliated with the university’s College of Arts, Sciences, and Business (CASB) have been recognized for their positive influence on the lives of students and in the community at large. This is the first year for the slate of awards, which will be presented annually.

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U.S. Air Force commander to present leadership strategies for uncertain times in Missouri S&T webinar

Posted by on April 30, 2020

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Samuel “Bo” Mahaney, chief of staff of Air Mobility Command (AMC), will present a live webinar titled “Leadership in Turbulent Times” at 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 8. The virtual event, hosted by Missouri S&T, is open to the campus community and the general public.

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Successful transition to online-only courses for S&T faculty and students

Posted by on April 2, 2020

Students and faculty at Missouri S&T are back from spring break and back to meeting virtually after COVID-19 shut down classrooms on the Rolla campus and at the other University of Missouri System universities. The transition to online education has gone fairly smoothly, according to faculty and students.

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S&T to host screening and discussion of Trail of Tears documentary

Posted by on February 11, 2020

Attend a screening and panel discussion of the 2018 documentary film “Digadohi: Lands, Cherokee, and the Trail of Tears” this February at Missouri S&T.

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Larry Gragg’s new book details Las Vegas’ rise from regional vice destination to glittering hotspot

Posted by on September 24, 2019

In his new book released in late August, Dr. Larry Gragg, a Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor emeritus of history and political science at Missouri S&T, tells the behind-the-scenes story of Las Vegas’ meteoric rise to becoming the multi-billion dollar tourist industry it is today.

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Rolla area community invited to celebrate Constitution Day

Posted by on September 13, 2019

The public is invited to celebrate national Constitution Day at an event hosted by Missouri S&T. The history and political science department at Missouri S&T is sponsoring the Constitution Day celebration at noon Tuesday, Sept. 17, in St. Pat’s Ballroom of the Havener Center on campus.

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Las Vegas’ rise from regional vice destination to glittering hotspot detailed in new book

Posted by on August 24, 2019

A Las Vegas historian is telling the behind-the-scenes story of the city’s meteoric rise into becoming the multi-billion-dollar tourist industry it is today in a new book. “The rise in Las Vegas tourism from one million visitors in 1950, to ten million in 1960 was no accident,” says Dr. Larry Gragg, a Curators’ Distinguished Teaching […]

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In new book, military historian takes ‘boldly revisionist’ look at World War II in the Pacific

Posted by on July 10, 2019

Dr. John C. McManus, a military historian whose most recent books have dealt with the U.S. Army’s experience during World War II in Europe, now sets his sights on the Army’s role in the Pacific theater of World War II in a new book, the first of a two-volume history of the struggle. Fire and […]

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Dr. Kathleen Sheppard is Missouri S&T’s 2019 Woman of the Year

Posted by on April 24, 2019

Missouri S&T celebrated Dr. Kathleen Sheppard, associate professor of history and political science, as the 2019 Woman of the Year today (Wednesday, April 24) during a campus ceremony.

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