Studying rural WW II anti-Semitism

The survival of Jews in France during World War II is related to the aid of rural residents, says Shannon Fogg, assistant professor of history and political science. With a grant from the University of Missouri Research Board, Fogg is spending the summer in London studying “Rural Anti-Semitism in Britain and France During World War II.”


“People often ignore the experiences of Jews in rural areas and assume rural residents were automatically unaccepting of outsiders to their communities,” says Fogg. “I think it’s really important to look at these areas because during the war many people, including Jewish refugees, fled cities to the countryside to escape bombing or the Germans, or for better access to food.”
Fogg’s research will cover three main areas – the extent the governments’ official attitudes toward Jews filtered down into rural communities, the extent of the rural anti-Semitism itself and how it affected the treatment of the refugees, and the effects of age and gender on rural anti-Semitism.

Around the Puck

Generous partners complete ACML fundraising

Thanks to an investment from the University of Missouri System, major gifts from industry partners and alumni support, S&T will break ground on the Advanced Construction and Materials Laboratory (ACML) on Oct. 12, during Homecoming weekend.

[Read More...]

Alumni help with sesquicentennial planning

Seven alumni, including three Miner Alumni Association board members, have been named to Missouri S&T’s sesquicentennial advisory committee. The group is made up of graduates, students, faculty, staff and community members who are involved in planning the university’s upcoming 150th anniversary celebration.

[Read More...]

Using big data to reduce childbirth risks

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, complications during pregnancy or childbirth affect more than 50,000 women annually, and about 700 of them die every year. Steve Corns, associate professor of engineering management and systems engineering, is working with researchers from Phelps County Regional Medical Center through the Ozarks Biomedical Initiative to reduce […]

[Read More...]

Bogan solves Benton mural mystery

Missouri State Capitol muralist Thomas Hart Benton wrote in his memoir about being called into then-Gov. Guy Park’s office and told that a prominent St. Louis politician objected to Benton’s portrayal of black people, especially depictions of slavery.

[Read More...]

Breaking bias

According to Jessica Cundiff, assistant professor of psychological science at S&T, women who consider careers in the physical sciences, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields are deterred by stereotypes that impose barriers on the recruitment, retention and advancement of women in STEM.

[Read More...]