In the News: TV tower collapse, career skills, civil rights activist, Benton mural, naked mountain man
- When a television tower in Webster County collapsed on April 19, reporters at the Springfield News-Leader sought the structural engineering expertise of Dr. John Myers. The article, 1,980-foot TV Tower Collapse in Webster County; 1 Dead, Several Injured, Officials Say, was published April 19 and updated April 20. Myers is a professor of civil engineering and associate dean of the College of Engineering and Computing.
- Dr. Chris Ramsay, assistant vice provost for student design and experiential learning, was interviewed for the article, “12 Skills You Need to Advance an Engineering Career,” published in April on the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) website.
- Dr. Trent Brown, professor of English and technical communication, is quoted in a Clarion-Ledger article about Rev. Ed King, a civil rights activist. The article, “Methodist Minister Bears Witness, Scars from Voting Rights Crusades,” was published in the Jackson, Mississippi, newspaper on April 8.
- Research by Dr. James Bogan, Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor emeritus of art history, lends insights to black history in the backdrop of Missouri politics during the 1930s. Bogan recently identified a pivotal African American in Thomas Hart Benton’s famous 1936 mural in the Missouri State Capitol. Missourinet, a statewide radio network, and the Louis American, St. Louis’s largest African American-serving newspaper, published articles about Bogan’s discovery.
- Dr. Diana Ahmad, Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor of history, was interviewed about American explorer John Colter for an article, “The Mountain Man who Outran his Captors Barefoot and Naked.” Molly Fosco wrote the article, published on the Ozy news site on April 19.