David Millimet, Economics, A Weaker EPA May Not Mean The Environment Goes To Hell But It Could Lead To Greater Disparities Between States

FiveThirtyEight Originally Posted: April 7, 2017 Last week, President Trump signed a broad executive order that’s primarily aimed at promoting the use of coal and curbing Obama-era efforts to reduce America’s greenhouse-gas emissions. The Trump administration sees its new rules as a crucial path to creating coal-industry jobs and making America energy-independent — though economists say it’s unlikely to achieve those goals. Meanwhile, among people concerned about the risks of long-term climate change, the order has been interpreted as an attack, a dismantling of environmental protections, and an example of the president’s particular animosity toward the Environmental Protection Agency. But if Trump really does have an ax to grind with the EPA, he’s not the first world leader to sit down at that whetstone. Politicians [...]

By | 2017-04-10T08:37:43+00:00 April 10th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Economics, Faculty News|Comments Off on David Millimet, Economics, A Weaker EPA May Not Mean The Environment Goes To Hell But It Could Lead To Greater Disparities Between States

Follow senior economics major and student athlete Jeremy White as he networks at the SMU Spring Career and Internship Fair

Mustang Minute Originally Posted: March 30, 2017 https://youtu.be/V5acJMBWLDk

By | 2017-03-31T09:07:25+00:00 March 31st, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Economics, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Follow senior economics major and student athlete Jeremy White as he networks at the SMU Spring Career and Internship Fair

SMU Alumnus and Co-Owner of CommonWealth Coffee Announces Expansion Plans

Rivard Report Originally Posted: March 21, 2017 If the City of Love ever inspired a café for coffee lovers, this could be it. So when you can’t make it to Paris for your café au lait or pain au chocolat, CommonWealth Coffeehouse & Bakery has you covered, especially since owners José Ramon Campos and Jorge Herrero are about to expand the 2-year-old concept to seven more locations in San Antonio. One of the first spots will be at Hemisfair, as announced last fall at the one-year anniversary celebration of Yanaguana Garden, phase one of the Hemisfair Park Area Redevelopment Corporation’s plan for the former world’s fair site. Another will open July 1 at the Weston Centre at 112 E. Pecan St. The charming CommonWealth is an independent coffeehouse and bakery with [...]

By | 2017-03-21T09:25:49+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Economics, Political Science, World Languages and Literatures|Comments Off on SMU Alumnus and Co-Owner of CommonWealth Coffee Announces Expansion Plans

From the middle of The Mob: An insider’s look at SMU’s rowdy, courtside student fan section

SMU News Originally Posted: March 13, 2017 DALLAS (SMU) - The sound of the dribble-smack against wood, sneaker-screech on slick panels and screaming voices all reverberate in Moody Coliseum whenever an opponent challenges the Mustangs on their home court. In the heart of this commotion sits The Mob – that wild rabble of rambunctious student fans – who unlike most mobs, boldly bear their membership across their chests. Whenever the men’s basketball team was in the house this season, so was one of the proudest members of The Mob. Tammy Winter is an SMU senior Economics and Public Policy major who never missed a game – or celebrity appearance - in the last two years she's been cheering for her Mustangs with The Mob. Few [...]

By | 2017-03-17T06:44:46+00:00 March 17th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Economics, Political Science|Comments Off on From the middle of The Mob: An insider’s look at SMU’s rowdy, courtside student fan section

Dallas’ Most Innovative Health Care Startup: BioLum

Dallas Innovates Originally Posted: March 9, 2017 The Tritex Group is always on the hunt for the latest and greatest talent in Dallas’ startup community. As one out of 10 people in the U.S. suffer from asthma, it did not take long to find a group of three hungry entrepreneurs who are innovating asthma management. New technology has been developed to help parents and patients better manage the chronic illness on a day to day basis. Yes, there is an app for that, thanks to Dallas-based BioLum Sciences. Started by three former Southern Methodist University students, Edward Allegra, Jack Reynolds, and Miguel Quimbar, BioLum Sciences is entering its third year of operation. Their product is a mobile health solution for asthma management. The device analyzes [...]

By | 2017-03-14T18:33:11+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Biology, Dedman College Research, Economics, Graduate News|Comments Off on Dallas’ Most Innovative Health Care Startup: BioLum

#MustangsGiveBack is TODAY! Support Dedman College!

What will you support at SMU? Make a gift on March 7, 2017, and be a part of Mustangs Give Back, our annual one-day giving challenge. Here are some of the Dedman College projects on the #MustangsGiveBack list: Bring International Film Festival to Campus: SMU's spring international film festival brings the best of foreign cinema to campus. Films from the Arab world, Africa, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Spain, and many other countries and regions are screened at no cost to students or the general public. This helps bring international cinema to a city, whose existing film venues and festivals tend to exclude such films. Dollar Goal:  $5,000 Integrating History and Technology through training on 3D scanner and printer: Students interact with 3D scanned models in real time, deepening their [...]

Request for Proposals for Undergraduate Mayer Fellows, 2017-2018

Each academic year, DCII sponsors six undergraduate Mayer Undergraduate Research Fellows. These students have a double major or a major and minor(s), and at least one of these must be in Dedman College. With two faculty mentors, each Mayer Fellow conducts a research project that combines and integrates the perspectives of his/her major(s)/minor(s). Mayer Fellows have access to funds to use for research travel or for other expenses related to their research project. See website for details. Link for more information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Programs/Mayer

Tower Scholar Q&A | My time as a campaign manager

Tower Center Blog Originally Posted: February 2, 2017 Kovan Barzani is a Junior from Plano, Texas triple majoring in Economics, Public Policy and Management with a minor in political science.  Highland Capital Management Tower Scholar Kovan Barzani, class of 2017, managed Jim Burke’s 2016 campaign for the Texas House of Representatives District 114 in Dallas. Barzani started out as a Fellow at the Dallas County Democratic Party, and within a month he was running Burke’s campaign. Barzani is triple majoring in economics, public policy and management. Upon graduation in May he will be working for Capital One in Dallas as a business analyst. The Tower Center sat down with Barzani to hear his story. How did you become Jim Burke’s campaign manager? During my first couple of days as a [...]

By | 2017-02-08T07:29:07+00:00 February 8th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Economics, Political Science, Tower Center, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Tower Scholar Q&A | My time as a campaign manager

Danila Serra, Economics, Does Corruption Happen Slowly, or All at Once?

The Atlantic Originally Posted: January 26, 2017 If someone’s about to go into a cold swimming pool, they’ll probably use one of two tactics. They might dip a toe in, wade in to the ankles, and slowly, slowly inch their body into the water until they’re completely submerged. Or they’ll just cannonball in, and get it over with. If it’s not a cold swimming pool someone is entering, but rather the icy waters of corruption, which of these two strategies will they choose? Many would say the first; corruption is often characterized as a “slippery slope,” something into which a person or organization slowly descends as more and more small immoral acts add up. But a new study published in Psychological Science argues that people are more likely to [...]

By | 2017-01-26T08:29:53+00:00 January 26th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Economics, Faculty News|Comments Off on Danila Serra, Economics, Does Corruption Happen Slowly, or All at Once?
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