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Texas Economic Theory Camp 2014

The third Texas Economic Theory Camp will be held at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, on November 1 and 2, 2014. The purpose of the camp is to foster greater interaction among researchers working in pure and applied economic theory in … Continue reading

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Anne Lincoln, Sociology, some male scientists willing to forsake careers for family

Phys.org …”These findings suggest to us that the academy does not merely have a gender problem, but also a child-rearing problem—men who want to have and spend time with their children likely will face challenges in academic science,” said Damaske, … Continue reading

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Edward Countryman, History, helps find flaws in social studies textbooks

Dallas Morning News Four years after State Board of Education members clashed over U.S. history standards for Texas schools, publishers are facing criticism from multiple groups over new textbooks and e-books based on those standards. The Texas Freedom Network, an … Continue reading

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Dedman College student Ramon Trespalacios named among Best Buddies Texas Champions of the Year fundraising event

Best Buddies Dallas to Host Champion of the Year Event: Meet the Candidates by BROOKS IGO Advisory Board Member Best Buddies Dallas will be hosting a Kick-Off Party for its inaugural Champion of the Year fundraising competition on Wednesday, September … Continue reading

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Alexis McCrossen, History, Apple watch will need a social revolution

Wired …With the Apple Watch, Tim Cook and company are now hoping to push us through a similar social revolution. And because that’s such an enormous task, it too may be a flop—at least initially. Alexis McCrossen, a Southern Methodist … Continue reading

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George Holden, Psychology, Adrian Peterson case brings scrutiny to child spanking

ABC NEWS Radio …Between 70 percent and 90 percent of Americans admit to using some form of physical force when disciplining their kids, according to Southern Methodist University psychology professor George Holden. “Physical punishment is extremely common for young children,” … Continue reading

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2014 Stata Texas Empirical Microeconomics Conference

Event: November 7-8, 2014 The Stata Texas Empirical Microeconomics Conference is an annual gathering of empirical microeconomists from the (great) state of Texas. The primary goal of the camp is to bring together empirical economists of the host institutions and their … Continue reading

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A Markets and Culture perspective on immigration

FROM SMU ADVENTURES BLOG: Lisa, Maguire Fellow in Israel, is a senior majoring in markets and culture in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, with a minor in education in the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development. She … Continue reading

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Santanu Roy awarded Dedman Family Distinguished Professorship

  This year Professor Santanu Roy was named the 2014 Dedman Family Distinguished Professor in recognition of his research achievements and service to the university. Congratulations, Dr. Roy!  

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Tower Center welcomes nuclear strategist Paul Avey

Paul Avey joins the SMU John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies as a new postdoctoral fellow focusing on nuclear statecraft, foreign policy and international relations.Avey joined the Tower Center on Aug. 1 from MIT where he served as a … Continue reading

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