In the news: Dachau liberation, DELTA Labs, Oroville Dam, ‘World of Warcraft’
- Dr. John McManus, Curators’ Distinguished professor of history, was quoted in The Times of Israel article, “These U.S. Soldiers Liberated Dachau While Their own Families Were Locked Up Back Home,” published May 29. Rich Tenorio wrote the article about the 522nd Field Artillery Battalion, the only U.S. military unit during World War II whose enlisted men were of Japanese descent.
- Dr. David Rogers was quoted about the Oroville Dam’s damaged spillway in an Associated Press article “Ex-governor’s Ambitions Paved Way to Dam Crisis” that was published by more than 300 news outlets May 14-15. Rogers is a professor of geosciences and geological and petroleum engineering and Karl F. Hasselmann Missouri Chair in Geological Engineering.
- Dr. Amardeep Kaur, assistant teaching professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Amy Skyles, an instructional designer in educational technology, were interviewed for an Inside Higher Ed article. Kaur and Skyles spoke about their experiences with creating an online lab program, Deliver Experiential Learning to All (DELTA) Labs, to address a shortage of lab space. Emily Tate authored the article, “Trial and Error: Try This at Home,” published May 17.
- Dr. Nathan Weidner, assistant professor of psychological science, and Elizabeth Short, graduate student in industrial-organizational psychology, were featured in a USA Today article about their research on the game World of Warcraft and how skills used there can translate into the workplace. “Missouri University Study: ‘Word of Warcraft’ Skills Could Help You Land A Job” was published April 16 on college.usatoday.com.