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Border Crisis: Immigrants or refugees? Why it matters featuring Dr. Faith Nibbs, Dedman professor

WFFA: All this week, we’ve been continuing the conversation about the border crisis. We’ve tried to give perspective on all sides of what is happening. Today’s topic: Are these children immigrants or refugees? And why does it matter? Dr. Faith Nibbs … Continue reading

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Dedman College student Katherine Mejia volunteers for Dallas-based Citysquares food-on-the-move program to combat summer hunger

Dallas Morning News- Sophomore, English and Biology major, Katherine Mejia volunteers for Dallas-based Citysquares food-on-the-move program to combat summer hunger. READ MORE

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Rick Halperin, Embrey Human Rights, comments on the border crisis

WFAA- Rick Halperin, a human rights expert at SMU, says the only legitimate reason is fear of repression by your own government. “But even if it’s one person who reaches this country, this country has a legal and moral obligation to … Continue reading

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Joshua Rovner, comments on U.S.-Ukraine policy in light of Malaysian crash

USA TODAY- “The first question is whether or not U.S. interests have changed at all in the last 24 hours,” said Joshua Rovner, a professor at Southern Methodist University. “It’s been a terrible day, but it’s not clear to me … Continue reading

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Fred Wendorf, Dedman emeritus, early Egyptian skeletons on display at the British Museum

Skeletons of war dead from 11,000 BC go on show at the British Museum The remains, displaying breaks and slash marks of violent death, were found in a cemetery on the banks of the Nile river. READ MORE

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Marsh Terry, Dedman College emeritus, writes about colleague emeritus Lon Tinkle as perfect match for Texas literature

From the 1940s through the 1970s, Lon Tinkle was a brilliant presence in the Texas Institute of Letters as well as on the Texas and Southwestern literary scene. It’s no stretch to say the national literary scene, too. READ MORE … Continue reading

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Richard B. Johnson Center for Economic Studies and Tec de Monterrey collaborate on research concerning tobacco smoking policies in Mexico.

The Richard B. Johnson Center for Economic Studies and Tec de Monterrey are collaborating on two research projects concerning tobacco smoking policies in Mexico. The research is being conducted by ten Monterrey Tech students under the direction of Professor Jorge … Continue reading

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Bonnie Jacobs Is Searching for History Beyond Ancient in the Trinity River Bottoms

Dallas Observer: Bonnie Jacobs studies plant fossils found in ancient rocks and deeply cored soil samples — bits of ancient leaf, specks of prehistoric pollen, other fragments that provide scientific windows into what was going on in a given spot thousands … Continue reading

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Graduate Student, Shannon Woodruff Selected as Semifinalist in Chemistry Champions Contest

Shannon Woodruff, graduate student at SMU has been named by The American Chemical Society (ACS) as a semifinalists in its Chemistry Champions contest. The contest aims to find and train promising science communicators—perhaps even find the Carl Sagan of chemistry. Undergraduate, graduate, and … Continue reading

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Congratulations Lawrence S. Ruben

Lawrence S. Ruben, Professor of Biological Sciences, retires with emeritus status in 2013-14. Read More Here

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