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Tickets on sale now for Missouri S&T TEDx Talk Oct. 29

Posted by on October 15, 2021

What does it mean to move forward rather than remain in place? Seven speakers will speak on that topic from seven very different perspectives during TEDxMissouri S&T on Friday, Oct. 29. The event will begin with a reception at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, in Leach Theatre of Castleman Hall, located at 400 W. 10th St. in Rolla. The talks will begin at 6 p.m., immediately following the reception.

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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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Missouri S&T to host virtual Homecoming celebration as part of 150th anniversary kickoff

Posted by on October 7, 2020

Missouri S&T students, faculty, friends and family will be able to participate in a trivia contest, tune in to a live author discussion, dedicate a new laboratory and take part in the official kickoff of the university’s 150th anniversary celebration, all from the comfort of their own homes this October during the university’s Homecoming 2020 celebration.

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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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