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.
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.Read More »
Six undergraduate students from Gulf University for Science and Technology in Kuwait recently lived on the campus of Missouri S&T for a month-long summer program and gained experiences similar to many American college students.Read More »
The final book in a World War II Pacific theater trilogy will focus on the Allied victory – from the liberation of the Philippines to the Japanese surrender. Military historian Dr. John C. McManus’s new book, To the End of the Earth: The U.S. Army and the Downfall of Japan, 1945, published by Penguin Random House, will be available on May 2.Read More »
In the seventh grade, Dr. Larry Gragg knew he wanted to be a historian. His teacher assigned him to write about any person in popular culture and Gragg picked up his first biography to read about the New York Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig. What followed from that class project was a lifetime of research and interviews.Read More »
Twelve Missouri S&T students spent two weeks last month exploring Chicago to learn about the city and its architecture through a two-week course in the Windy City. “There’s no better place to learn about the history of modern architecture than Chicago, and there’s no better way to experience architecture than in person,” says Dr. Jeff […]Read More »
History buffs and current students alike can now learn more details about the Vietnam War through a new online video-based class created by Missouri S&T military historian Dr. John C. McManus.Read More »
During World War I, Missouri was one of many states that established a defense organization to take over the duties of the National Guard, which had joined frontline military service. In her new book The Missouri Home Guard: Protecting the Home Front during the Great War, Missouri S&T historian Dr. Petra DeWitt examines this volunteer Home Guard’s full role, including its ability to preserve patriotism and reduce opposition to the war.Read More »
When most of us think of social networks, we think of connecting digitally with others through sites like Facebook, TikTok or Twitter. A new book by Dr. Kathleen Sheppard, an associate professor of history at Missouri University of Science and Technology, discusses a different type of social network – a physical network of archaeologists, Egyptologists, […]Read More »
Dr. John C. McManus, Curators’ Distinguished Professor of history and political science at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has received the Army Historical Foundation’s Distinguished Writing Award in the category of Operational/Battle History for his book Island Infernos: The US Army’s Pacific War Odyssey, 1944.Read More »