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Missouri S&T fall speaker series to discuss entrepreneurship, workplace diversity and more

Posted by on September 9, 2020

Missouri S&T’s global learning department will host an online series of talks throughout the fall semester to discuss life during the pandemic, entrepreneurship, and diversity and inclusion. Each talk will take place at noon, last approximately 30 minutes and include a question-and-answer session at the end.

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New book chronicles Missouri S&T’s 150-year history

Posted by on September 8, 2020

Dr. Larry Gragg tells the story of Missouri S&T from its founding in 1870 to today in a commemorative history book that will be available this fall for the university’s 150th anniversary. Gragg is a Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor emeritus of history and political science at Missouri S&T. His new book, Forged in Gold: Missouri S&T’s First 150 Years, is the account of the campus’s commitment to its land grant mission.

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‘Forged in Gold,’ commemorative history of Missouri S&T, available for pre-order

Posted by on November 27, 2019

As Missouri S&T prepares to celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2020, a commemorative, coffee table-style history book about the university is now available for pre-order. Forged in Gold: Missouri S&T’s First 150 Years was written by Dr. Larry Gragg, Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor emeritus of history and political science at Missouri S&T. The book is […]

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Elvis’ first venture to Las Vegas flopped, writes historian

Posted by on January 22, 2016

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Beginning with “one electrifying night” in 1969 and continuing through the mid-1970s, Elvis Presley reigned as Las Vegas’ top nightclub act. But his first attempt to win over fans in that city 60 years ago was “a painful setback” for the young performer, writes a Missouri S&T historian.

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Fogg named chair of history and political science at S&T

Posted by on April 8, 2015

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Dr. Shannon Fogg, associate professor of history and political science at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named chair of the history and political science department at Missouri S&T. Her appointment takes effect July 1.

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Missouri S&T historian examines gangster Bugsy Siegel in new biography

Posted by on January 27, 2015

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Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel was a successful, charismatic and tough gangster, but he was neither a visionary who founded the Las Vegas Strip nor a pathological killer, says Missouri University of Science and Technology historian Larry Gragg in his biography of the mobster.

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Missouri S&T historian honored as Spur Award finalist

Posted by on November 6, 2014

Dr. Larry Gragg, Curators’ Teaching Professor and chair of history and political science at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named a finalist for the 2014 Spur Award for his book about Las Vegas.

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S&T faculty members receive UM System President’s Awards

Posted by on March 21, 2014

Three members of the Missouri University of Science and Technology faculty have been chosen to receive President’s Awards, the highest honor bestowed by the University of Missouri System, for excellence among the university’s four mission areas of teaching, research, service and economic development. In all, 11 awards will be presented this year.

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‘Birth of Las Vegas’ program to be rebroadcast on KMST

Posted by on November 22, 2013

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A panel discussion about the birth of Las Vegas that features Dr. Larry Gragg, Curators’ Teaching Professor and chair of history at Missouri University of Science and Technology, will air at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, on public radio station KMST.

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Gaming expert to discuss "brief history of gambling"

Posted by on November 8, 2005

Dr. David Schwartz, director of the Center for Gaming Research at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, will present “A Brief History of Gambling” at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, in the Missouri/Ozark Room of the Havener Center on the University of Missouri-Rolla campus.

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