Tag: history

Missouri’s contributions to WWI war effort examined in new book

Posted by on November 18, 2022

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.

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Missouri S&T welcomes new faculty

Posted by on September 28, 2022

At the start of the fall semester, Missouri S&T welcomed 15 faculty members to campus. Their expertise ranges from aerothermodynamics and advanced manufacturing to sports marketing and quantum physics.

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In new book, S&T historian explores archaeologists’ and Egyptologists’ social networks

Posted by on July 20, 2022

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, […]

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Missouri S&T undergraduates exhibit research to state legislators

Posted by on April 11, 2022

Nine undergraduate students from Missouri University of Science and Technology traveled to Jefferson City, Missouri, on Monday, April 11, to participate in the annual Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol.  The event, which is designed to inform Missouri’s lawmakers about research at Missouri universities, welcomes undergraduate students from all four University of Missouri System campuses. […]

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James Madison fellowships available for teachers and future teachers

Posted by on February 16, 2022

March 1 is the deadline for interested college students and graduates to apply for the 2022 James Madison Graduate Fellowships, says Dr. Patrick Huber, professor of history at Missouri University of Science and Technology.   The fellowships are awarded by the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation, a federally endowed program designed to strengthen instruction about the […]

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Grinding jungle combat highlighted in new World War II book

Posted by on November 8, 2021

From the highest-ranking generals to the lowest-ranking foot soldiers, U.S. Army soldiers’ perspectives of war in the Pacific theater during World War II are shared in the latest book by military historian Dr. John McManus.

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S&T researcher highlights the first Black newspaperman in America

Posted by on November 2, 2021

A Missouri S&T history professor has recently made new discoveries about the life and work of America’s first Black newspaperman.

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Missouri S&T Constitution Day focuses on 14th Amendment

Posted by on September 10, 2021

Celebrate national Constitution Day at Missouri S&T and hear an S&T historian discuss two former students who were key to the campus’s desegregation in 1950.

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Sheppard named first Christensen Fellow at S&T

Posted by on July 6, 2021

Dr. Kathleen Sheppard has been named Missouri S&T’s first Christensen Fellow of history and political science. The fellowship provides funding for faculty to travel to find and study original source materials to support their research, as well as to provide funding for research assistants, memberships in professional organizations, summer salaries and publishing costs.

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History professor writes new ‘history of the losers’ of the Protestant Reformation

Posted by on March 24, 2021

A Missouri S&T history professor has written a new book about the history of the Protestant Reformation, using new digital tools to find patterns in centuries-old letters.

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