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Event: October 25, Mathematics Colloquium

Event Date: October 25 Location: 126 Clements Hall Time: 3:30-4:30 pm Dr. Robert Viator Department of Mathematics, Southern Methodist University Opening Band Gaps in Two-dimensional Photonic Crystals Link for more information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/Academics/Departments/Math/Seminars    

By | 2017-10-18T09:52:59+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, Mathematics|Comments Off on Event: October 25, Mathematics Colloquium

No Resting Place: Holocaust Poland. New book reflects unique and transformative human rights learning experience

SMU News Originally Posted: October 17, 2017 DALLAS (SMU) – Bearing witness to Poland’s deep physical and emotional scars that linger long after World War II – when the Nazis made the country the epicenter of the Holocaust – is the focus of a new book by SMU’s Embrey Human Rights Program: No Resting Place: Holocaust Poland (Terrace Partners, $39.95). The large-format hardcover combines more than 200 contemporary photos of occupied Poland’s deadliest Holocaust sites with historical vignettes and poignant observations from those who have experienced one of the most comprehensive, longest-running Shoah study trips offered by a U.S. university. Preview the book here. Each December, the two-week “Holocaust Poland” trip – led for more than 20 years by SMU Prof. Rick Halperin – exposes [...]

By | 2017-10-17T18:53:40+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Embrey Human Rights Events, Faculty News|Comments Off on No Resting Place: Holocaust Poland. New book reflects unique and transformative human rights learning experience

SMU alums Rahfin Faruk and Daisuke Takeda write about DFW’s weak link in bid to woo Amazon

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: October 11, 2017 All hands are on deck in D-FW's bid to land Amazon's second headquarters. By many criteria, the metroplex — if its cities can embrace partnership instead of competition — comes out a winner. D-FW has the space, the rail network, growing cultural and social capital, and the enabling regulatory environment to compete with other top contenders. We, however, contend that D-FW is lacking on one front: entrepreneurial tech talent (ETT), which can be defined as technical talent likely to start and scale innovative, tech-driven companies. A recent study by CBRE ranks Dallas fourth in the country, ahead of Chicago, Seattle and Austin, among others, in terms of available tech talent. However, this pool has not translated to significant entrepreneurial [...]

By | 2017-10-17T08:23:51+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences|Comments Off on SMU alums Rahfin Faruk and Daisuke Takeda write about DFW’s weak link in bid to woo Amazon

Journalism/English Grad Returns to SMU, This Time as a Teacher

SMU Meadows Blog Originally Posted: October 16, 2017 Lauren Smart ’11 double majored in Journalism and English. Not long ago, Lauren Smart was learning from the distinguished faculty members of SMU’s Division of Journalism. Today, she’s returned to the Hilltop – but this time she’s on the other side of the desk. Smart is now a professor of practice in the division, teaching basic reporting, digital journalism and arts criticism. Smart also serves as the faculty adviser for the digital operations of the SMU Daily Campus.  Smart joined the faculty in fall 2017. “Education is what I love, and I’ve found it’s made me a better writer,” Smart said. “For me, since I’m still doing professional work in the field, I’ve found that my work [...]

By | 2017-10-17T08:12:38+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, English|Comments Off on Journalism/English Grad Returns to SMU, This Time as a Teacher

Political Firestorm Between Texas Republicans Over Harvey Relief Aid

CBS DFW Originally Posted: October 12, 2017 A source tells CBS11, Governor Abbott felt let down by Texas Republicans in the House for a lack of leadership and for not fighting hard enough for Harvey relief. Texas Governor Greg Abbott delivers a briefing to the public on Hurricane Harvey at the Texas Department of Public Safety building on September 1, 2017 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Drew Anthony Smith/Getty Images) The Governor told the Houston Chronicle Wednesday that the Texas delegation in the House of Representatives needed a “stiff spine” and that “It appears the Texas delegation will let themselves be rolled by the House of Representatives.” SMU Political Science Professor Matthew Wilson says it’s not just the words, but the man who said them [...]

By | 2017-10-13T10:24:33+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Political Science|Comments Off on Political Firestorm Between Texas Republicans Over Harvey Relief Aid

Geology Undergraduate and Post Doc featured in Paleobiology Newsletter

The Fossil Record Current geology undergraduate, Myria Perez (page 4+), and form Post Doc, Dr. Ellen Currano (page 1+) are featured in The Department of Paleobiology Newsletter.         

By | 2017-10-13T06:44:15+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Earth Sciences, Graduate News, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Geology Undergraduate and Post Doc featured in Paleobiology Newsletter

Watch: Political fallout from Las Vegas shootings

WFAA Originally Posted: October 8, 2017 SMU Associate Political Science Professor Matthew Wilson talks about some of the political fallout from the recent shootings in Las Vegas, especially the sale of bump stocks and other firearms issues. https://youtu.be/DYkvo40tddI

By | 2017-10-12T11:47:50+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Political Science|Comments Off on Watch: Political fallout from Las Vegas shootings

A composite window into human history

SMU Research Originally Posted: October 3, 2017 Better integration of ancient DNA studies with archaeology promises deeper insights. DNA testing alone of ancient human remains can’t resolve questions about past societies. It’s time for geneticists and archaeologists to collaborate more fully in the face of ever greater advancements in ancient DNA research, according to SMU archaeologist David J. Meltzer and his colleagues in a recent article in the scientific journal Science. The authors write in “A composite window into human history” that over the past decade, DNA testing of ancient human remains has become a valuable tool for studying and understanding past human population histories. Most notably, for example, is how sequencing of ancient genomes resolved the dispute over our species’ evolutionary relationship with Neanderthals, the authors point [...]

By | 2017-10-12T11:33:50+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Anthropology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News|Comments Off on A composite window into human history

Prehistoric humans formed complex mating networks to avoid inbreeding

SMU Research Originally Posted: October 10, 2017 A new study has sequenced the genomes of individuals from an ancient burial site in Russia and discovered that they were, at most, first cousins, indicating that they had developed sexual partnerships beyond their immediate social and family group. A new study has identified when humans transitioned from simple systems designed to minimize inbreeding to more complex ones suitable for hunter-gatherer societies. The study findings are reported in the journal Science and demonstrate that, by at least 34,000 years ago, human hunter-gatherer groups had developed sophisticated social and mating networks that minimized inbreeding. The study examined genetic information from the remains of modern humans who lived during the early part of the Upper Palaeolithic, a period when modern humans from [...]

By | 2017-10-11T07:50:16+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Anthropology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News|Comments Off on Prehistoric humans formed complex mating networks to avoid inbreeding
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