Arts & Humanities

Missouri S&T appoints new associate dean

Posted by on June 20, 2019

Dr. Melanie Mormile, professor of biological sciences at Missouri S&T, will become associate dean for research and external relations in Missouri S&T’s College of Arts, Sciences, and Business (CASB) effective July 1, 2019. She has served in this role as an interim since July 1, 2018.

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Increasing ‘grit’ personality trait is possible, predicting college students’ improved academic success

Posted by on April 26, 2019

Current psychological studies suggest that the personality trait of “grit,” or strength of character, is a better predictor of academic success among college students than more commonly used measures such as a standardized test scores and demographic indicators.

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Missouri S&T historian to appear in HISTORY’s ‘Presidents at War’ premiering Feb. 17

Posted by on February 7, 2019

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Dr. John C. McManus, Curators’ Distinguished Professor of history at Missouri S&T and one of America’s most distinguished military historians, will help commemorate this year’s Presidents Day by sharing his expertise on screen in HISTORY’s landmark two-night television event, “Presidents at War.”

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Your brain on art: neuroscientists define the aesthetic experience

Posted by on December 20, 2018

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Imagine you are looking at Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” painting for the first time. What do you experience? Perhaps the first thing you notice is the large amount of blue. Then you might zoom in on details to notice the stars and the rings of paint around them, and then details of the village below, while still examining the blue sky. As you explore the painting, your understanding changes, and so do the pleasurable feelings you receive from the experience.

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Missouri S&T researcher finds another good reason to trust your gut — and your ear

Posted by on July 16, 2018

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Within seconds, we make personal choices daily, such as what clothes to wear or what music to play in the car on the way to work. A cognitive neuroscientist at Missouri University of Science and Technology says gut-level decisions are important, and that intuition tends to be accurate for revealing our true preferences.

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S&T historian’s new book chronicles record producers who created American roots music

Posted by on May 15, 2018

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A new book released today (May 15, 2018), A&R Pioneers: Architects of American Roots Music on Record, provides the first full-length account of the men and women who shaped the creation of what is now known as American roots music.

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S&T research centers co-present first biomedical humanities symposium

Posted by on April 2, 2018

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Seeking to stimulate collaboration between faculty and students in STEM fields with those in the social and behavioral sciences and humanities, two research centers at Missouri University of Science and Technology have joined forces to offer the university’s first biomedical humanities symposium.

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Shannon Fogg selected as visiting scholar at renowned Paris research institution

Posted by on January 2, 2018

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As a contributor to global research and advancement in the social sciences, Dr. Shannon Fogg, professor and chair of history and political science at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been selected to serve as a visiting scholar at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris for the month of January.

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‘Fake news’ from 1738 offers lessons for modern historians, says Missouri S&T scholar

Posted by on September 15, 2017

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A widely circulated 1738 newspaper account of a Native American uprising against British settlers on the New England island of Nantucket – a report that turned out to be false – offers important lessons for historians today, says an assistant professor at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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Collaboration unites S&T engineering, Winthrop University fine arts

Posted by on June 20, 2017

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When it comes to materials science and engineering, there’s more than a bit of artistry involved. At any given time, its practitioners may tame glass, shape steel or push the boundaries of biomedicine. And those rigid lines dividing creative spontaneity from analytical discipline? They’re often downright blurry, if not overlapping.

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