In the news: BYU Radio, C-Span, Scientific American, Spotify, St. Louis Public Radio

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On June 4, 2019
  • Why is folklore important in understanding the past and preparing for the future? Dr. Simon Bronner, author of Folklore: The Basics and Maxwell C. Weiner Distinguished Professor of Humanities S&T, talks with BYU Radio host Marcus Smith in an interview on May 8.
  • Dr. John McManus talked about U.S. Soldiers on D-Day and his book, The Dead and Those About to Die: D-Day – The Big Red One at Omaha Beach, during an event commemorating D-Day’s 75th anniversary. His lecture was broadcast on C-Span on March 30 and has been rebroadcast since. ( He is a Curators’ Distinguished Professor of history and political science.
  • In Scientific American, Dr. Robin Verble puts the ecological effects of wildfire into perspective. A fire ecologist and director of S&T’s Ozark Research Field Station, Verble shares her expertise in her May 29 blog post, “A Bit of Wildfire Isn’t Necessarily a Bad Thing.” She is an associate professor of biological sciences.
  • Dr. Amy Belfi, cognitive neuroscientist and assistant professor of psychology, shares her music research with Spotify in a story on the emotional effects of audio. Read the article, titled “The New Golden Age of Audio.”
  • In the wake of a tornado outbreak that devastated communities across the state of Missouri, Missouri S&T structural engineer Dr. Guirong (Grace) Yan and three Ph.D. students traveled to Jefferson City to assess the damage of the EF3 tornado that swept through that community on May 22. Their outreach was covered by St. Louis Public Radio, KBIA, Phelps County Focus, Rolla Daily News and other media outlets. Yan is an assistant professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering.

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