Category Archives: History

Jill Kelly, History, includes her signature to an open letter criticizing 60 Minutes reporting on Africa

Al Jazeera Originally Posted: March 26, 2015 Dear Jeff Fager, executive producer of CBS’ “60 Minutes,” We, the undersigned, are writing to express our grave concern about the frequent and recurring misrepresentation of the African continent by “60 Minutes.” In … Continue reading

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The best books in Texas: Texas Institute of Letters finalists named

Congratulations to Ezra Greenspan, a finalist for the Carr P. Collins Award for Best Book of Non-fiction and two SMU history PhD alumni, Ramirez Award and Alicia M. Dewey, both finalists for the Texas Institute of Letters most scholarly book. READ … Continue reading

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Students honor Dedman College professors’ excellence with 2015 HOPE Awards

SMU’s Department of Residence Life and Student Housing honored 45 exceptional University educators, 26 Dedman College professors, at the 2015 HOPE Awards Banquet. HOPE (Honoring Our Professors’ Excellence) Award recipients are named through student staff member nominations as professors who … Continue reading

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Neil Foley, History, 25 Years of McCuistion: A Brief History of Immigration

25 Years of McCuistion Originally Posted: Feb. 16, 2015 The history of immigration in the United States is the topic of today’s discussion. Ironically even though the United States is a nation of immigrants, immigration has been a controversial issue … Continue reading

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Dedman College students and professors offer tips on how to pursue two degrees at once and still have a life

SMU Meadows School of the Arts Thinking of Double-Majoring? How to pursue two degrees at once and still have a life Originally Published: February 12, 2015 Whether to position themselves better for choice careers or to blend multiple interests, increasing … Continue reading

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Kathleen Wellman, History, Texas State Board of Education allows conservatives to decide content in textbooks

The Atlantic Originally posted: Nov. 25, 2014 Last Tuesday, the Texas State Board of Education held a public hearing to choose which new social studies textbooks will be recommend to school districts in the state. The board was expected to … Continue reading

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Neil Foley, History, changing face of America

KERA, Think Originally aired: Nov. 3, 2014 By 2050, nearly a third of all U.S. residents will be Latino. This hour, we’ll talk about how this growing segment of the population is affecting everything from politics to cultural identity with … Continue reading

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Joshua Rovner: Nevermind ISIS and Putin — Asia matters more to U.S. strategy

Dallas Morning News Originally posted: Nov. 4, 2014 The grisly war with the Islamic State and the crisis with Russia continue to dominate the news — and capture the attention of U.S. leaders. Despite all this turmoil, the long-term focus … Continue reading

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Jeffrey Engel, History, different views on fall of Berlin Wall

LA Times U.S., Russia, Europe, China have different views on Berlin Wall’s fall BY JEFFREY A. ENGEL November 1, 2014, 7:00 a.m. The Berlin Wall continues to haunt the world. Only shards remain of the concrete and barbed wire that … Continue reading

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William Steding, senior fellow at the Center for Presidential History, featured in D Magazine

D Magazine, November 2014 How Technology Is Helping Investors New tools are helping to put their money where their mouse is. There was a time when William Steding was like many investors, his eyes glued to CNBC as he made … Continue reading

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