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A Front Row Seat to History

Tue, 07/23/2019 - 9:49am -- yountj
Sen. Elizabeth Warren with Hunter Woodall

Associated Press reporter Hunter Woodall, BJ, BA history ’15, interviews Sen. Elizabeth Warren during the presidential candidate's recent visit to New Hampshire. 

As the country gears up for the 2020 presidential election, most Americans will only see or hear the candidates when they appear on television. But Hunter Woodall, BJ, BA history ’15, has met most of them already.

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A&S Faculty Named Presidential Engagement Fellows

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 10:02am -- yountj
Libby Cowgill, Jerry Frank, and Manuel Leal

Associate Professor Libby Cowgill in the Department of Anthropology, Associate Professor Jerry Frank in the Department of History, and Professor Manuel Leal in the Division of Biological Sciences have each been named to the 2019-2020 class of Presidential Engagement Fellows.

Three faculty members in the College of Arts and Science have accepted invitations to become 2019-20 University of Missouri System Presidential Engagement Fellows.

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Jefferson City Tornado Cleanup Gets Assistance from A&S Students

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 1:46pm -- yountj
Prof. Frank's natural disaster class

Students in Professor Jerry Frank's "Acts of God: An Environmental History of Natural Disasters" class volunteered to assist in the cleanup following the May 22 tornado in Jefferson City. The group includes Saige Bexten, Alexandra Cappetta, Noah Carroll, Marigrace Heinze, Skylar Irwin, Peter Leipold, Tianyu Liu, Olivia McKee, and Erin O'Connor and Prof. Frank.

As they approached Jefferson City to assist in the cleanup from the May 22 tornado, a group of MU students say they were shocked to see houses submerged in what looked like a lake surrounding Highway 63.

“There was this striking image of these kids kicking a ball back and forth in front of a house that was destroyed,” says Noah Carroll, a Chicago native who graduated in May with a degree in philosophy and a minor in English. “Those kids acted like there was nothing wrong—just a normal, sunny day.”

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Christianities Before Modernity

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 9:54am -- yountj
Associate Professor Rabia Gregory

Rabia Gregory, an associate professor of religious studies, says a new academic book series she is co-editing will challenge the perception of Christianity as a unified and European religion before the 16th century.

Rabia Gregory, an associate professor of religious studies whose work focuses on late medieval and early modern European religion, says a new academic book series she is co-editing will challenge the perception of Christianity as a unified and European religion before the 16th century.

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