Professor Brettell presents on U.S. immigration policies

Daily Collegian Originally Posted: September 28, 2016 Anthropologist Caroline Brettell, a professor at Southern Methodist University, presented the lecture “Gender and Migration of U.S. Immigration policies” on Tuesday, Sept. 27 in the Campus Center. In her lecture, hosted by the department of anthropology, she talked about the relationship between gender and the causes and consequences of migration. Brettell began the lecture by introducing a story about a woman from India whose husband worked in Texas, went back to India to marry her, and brought her back to the United States. Although the woman was educated in the U.S., she was unable to continue working due to her visa status. Required to start over, the woman went to classes at the local community college. She succeeded [...]

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Ron Wetherington, Anthropology, standards for teaching evolution still a battle

My Statesman Originally Posted: September 26, 2016 A state committee has drafted preliminary recommendations that would no longer require Texas public high school biology teachers to teach theories that challenge the scientific understanding of evolution. The State Board of Education has tasked a 10-member committee of school district officials and scholars to whittle down the state’s biology curriculum standards, also called the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. The streamlining comes as teachers have long complained that the amount of material the state requires them to teach in all subjects is too voluminous to cover in a school year. At its July meeting, a majority of the biology committee took a preliminary vote to remove, among others, four curriculum standards that some members say challenge the [...]

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Fondren library closed Saturday, September 17th

Fondren Library will be closed this Saturday, September 17th for Game Day. Regular hours will resume Sunday September 18th at Noon. READ MORE 

TODAY 10am-2pm. Student Leadership Initiative hosts Human Rights Program kickoff

SMU Daily Campus Originally Posted: September 13, 2016 The Student Leadership Initiative (SLI) Board is hosting a kickoff for the Embrey Human Rights Program on Sept. 14. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the flagpole in front of Dallas Hall lawn. The event aimed to raise awareness for the Human Rights Program and other human rights-oriented groups on campus. The event will also feature a dunk tank, Jimmy John’s, Steel City Pops, music and husky puppies. “The Student Leadership Initiative is the liaison between the Embrey Human Rights Program and other human rights organizations on campus,” said junior Karly Zrake, a student in the program majoring in Human Rights. The SLI board comprises students from all majors, not just those studying [...]

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SMU climbs to 56 in U.S. News & World Report rankings

SMU News Originally Posted: September 13, 2016 DALLAS (SMU) – SMU rose to its highest ranking among the nation’s universities in the 2017 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges, released online today. Among 220 institutions classified as national universities, SMU ranks 56, up from 61 a year ago. The new ranking again places SMU in the first tier of institutions in the guide’s “best national universities” category. In Texas, only Rice University ranks higher. SMU and the University of Texas-Austin were tied.  Among private national universities, SMU ranks 39. SMU’s increase was one of the five largest among the top 100 universities. Since 2008, SMU’s 11-point increase is one of the four largest among schools in the top 60. For the rankings, U.S. News considers measures [...]

Oh, the places Dedman College students will go… (after graduation)!

Clinton makes questionable Utah investment as Trump plays delay game

The following is an excerpt from an SMU News release. For the full release READ MORE. Dedman College expert Matthew Wilson is ready to field questions on the ever changing presidential race. CLINTON’S UTAH AMBITIONS A QUIXOTIC ADVENTURE MATTHEW WILSON: jmwilson@smu.edu On reports that Clinton has opened a field office in Utah… “She has an outside chance (of winning Utah), but it still seems like a waste of resources. It’s hard to imagine a scenario in which Utah is a decisive state. If she’s just romping to victory everywhere, she could win Utah, but it would just be icing on the cake – a superfluous and anomalous result that wouldn’t be sustained (by Democrats) in the future. It’s got everything to do with Trump if she [...]

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One of the most significant Etruscan discoveries in decades names female goddess Uni

EurekaAlert Originally Posted: August 24, 2016 Archaeologists translating a very rare inscription on an ancient Etruscan temple stone have discovered the name Uni -- an important female goddess. The discovery indicates that Uni -- a divinity of fertility and possibly a mother goddess at this particular place -- may have been the titular deity worshipped at the sanctuary of Poggio Colla, a key settlement in Italy for the ancient Etruscan civilization. The mention is part of a sacred text that is possibly the longest such Etruscan inscription ever discovered on stone, said archaeologist Gregory Warden, professor emeritus at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, main sponsor of the archaeological dig. Scientists on the research discovered the ancient stone embedded as part of a temple wall at Poggio [...]

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Welcome to the Class of 2020

SMU News Originally Posted: August 22, 2016 Following you will find Class of 2020 Photo, Making the Class of 2020 Photo, Opening Convocation scenes, Opening Convocation speech, Camp Corral scenes, "Discover Dallas" scenes, "Discover Dallas" Storify, Corral Kick-Off, Move-In video and scenes, and AARO. SMU Class of 2020 Photo

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