Gerald Cohen

Cohen co-authors a book about ‘Dude’

Posted by on September 5, 2023

Dr. Gerald “Jerry” Cohen, who is an expert in etymology, or the study of word origins, recently co-authored a book titled Origin of the Term Dude, along with Barry Popik and Peter Reitan.

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In the news: Machine learning security, ethics of new infrastructure, dirty secret of clean energy, ‘hijacking’ word origin

Posted by on June 1, 2021

Dr. Sajal Das, the Daniel C. St. Clair Endowed Chair and professor of computer science, was interviewed for Brian T. Horowitz’s article “Researchers Eye Machine Learning to Secure IoT Data” published April 5 in StateTech.

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In the news: Birth of the ‘Big Apple’

Posted by on May 4, 2021

Dr. Gerald Cohen, professor of Russian and German, uncovered the first mention of New York as the “Big Apple” in print by a horse racing reporter in 1921.

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In the news: As It Ought to Be, Campus Technology, CNN, NY Magazine,, St. Louis Public Radio, Wall Street Journal

Posted by on October 6, 2020

Dr. Agnes Vojta, teaching professor of physics, discusses her recent volume of poetry, The Eden of Perhaps, in an interview with Chase Dimrock of As It Ought to Be magazine.

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In the news: Big Apple, deconstruction, high voltage research, economic win of Super Bowl

Posted by on February 4, 2020

  • Dr. Gerald Cohen’s research on the phrase “The Big Apple” is covered in The Wall Street Journal’s Jan. 2 “Word on the Street” column.
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    Enter your writing by Oct. 2 for contest

    Posted by on September 30, 2019

    S&T’s arts, languages and philosophy department and Arts Rolla are hosting a writing competition. Submissions in fiction, non-fiction and poetry categories will be accepted until Wednesday, Oct. 2.

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    In the news: McManus book, tropical storm, ‘dude,’ Bionic Bowel, pool cleanliness

    Posted by on August 6, 2019

    Dr. John McManus’ latest book is the subject of a book review by Harry Levins in the July 30 issue of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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    In the news: Animals extinct in 2018, pioneering bacteriologist, student start-up, word origins

    Posted by on January 8, 2019

  • Dr. Robin Verble, associate professor of biological sciences and director of S&T’s Ozark Research Field Station, shared her expertise on dwindling insect populations with
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    In the news: Cohen, Ghasr, Strassner, Zoughi

    Posted by on October 2, 2018

  • Described as “the unquestioned champion of single-word studies,” Dr. Gerald Cohen is featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Sept. 27 article, “From Criminal Slang to Modern Acceptability: ‘Kibosh.’”
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  • 50 years already? Celebrate with Cohen and Long on Sept. 12

    Posted by on September 6, 2018

    On Sept. 1, 1968, Dr. Gerald Cohen, professor of Russian and German, and Dr. Gary Long, professor of chemistry, began teaching at Missouri S&T. The College of Arts, Sciences, and Business will host a reception to honor them for 50 years of service 3-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, in the second floor gallery of Curtis Laws Wilson Library. A brief program will begin at 3:30 p.m.

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