Support Dedman College! #MustangsGiveBack is March 7

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 [...]

Dr. Eric Meeks speaks about history of U.S.-Mexico border and the current national debate

Daily Campus Originally Posted: February 21, 2017 On Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, Dr. Eric Meeks, historian and current Clements Senior Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America, part of Southern Methodist University’s Clements Center for Southwest Studies, spoke about the history of the U.S.-Mexico border, as it relates to the current national debates surrounding the U.S. border and immigration. “With the election of Trump, the border has become front page news every day,” Meeks said. The lecture took place in McCord Auditorium in Dallas Hall where the estimated 120 audience was mostly locals, instead of students. The outreach into the Dallas community shows how central this topic has recently become. Eliana Miranda, a Dallas-based painter, centrals her work around immigration. “I paint about the border [...]

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KERA Think: SMU History Professor Talks About The Russian Revolution

KERA Think Originally Posted: February 22, 2017 One hundred years ago this month, the Russian Empire collapsed with the abdication of Emperor Nicholas II. Daniel Orlovsky, George Bouhe Research Fellow in Russian Studies at SMU, and Boris Kolonitsky, Russian Revolution History Chair at the European University in St Petersburg, Russia, join us to talk about how the Russian Revolution brought about the Soviet Union and eventually the Russia of today. They’ll speak at “The Russian Revolution of 1917: A Centennial View,” a symposium at SMU. READ MORE

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Listen: Senior Clements Center fellow Eric Meeks on KERA’s Think Wednesday, February 15 at noon

Senior Clements Center for Southwest Studies fellow Eric Meeks will be on KERA’s Think Wednesday, February 15 from noon-1 p.m. Meeks will discuss his work on the history of the US-Mexico borderlands in anticipation of his evening lecture at SMU on February 21st. For more information about Eric Meeks visit: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/Academics/InstitutesCenters/swcenter/Events/Lectures/Meeks

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Event: Stanton Sharp Symposium February 22-23

SMU News Originally Posted: February 9, 2017 The Russian Revolution of February and October 1917 is a defining watershed of the twentieth century and the centennial is commemorated and explored here in this two-day symposium. The Russian Revolution, like the French earlier, signaled transformations of the social, political, economic, and cultural orders within and along the borders of the Russian Empire. And it would have tremendous influence beyond, including in Europe, Asia, and Latin America; indeed, its impact was truly global. The Russian Revolution created the world’s first socialist state, the USSR, which attempted to negate or overcome the world of capitalism and markets, to build new types of government, society, family, and gender relationships according to the ideologies of Marx, Engels, and Lenin. In [...]

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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

Dedman College alumnus, Conner Kline, writes commentary in Star Tribune

Star Tribune Originally Posted: February 8, 2017 Conner Kline, is a recent graduate from Southern Methodist University with majors in history and political science. Betsy DeVos' sin in Democrats' eyes? Supporting school choice as a way to help kids The new ed secretary's positions didn't sit well with Democrats, or teachers unions, despite the demonstrated promise of such reforms.  With the confirmation of Betsy DeVos as U.S. Secretary of Education, it appears that education armageddon has arrived. At least, that’s how Democrats and teachers unions are portraying it. At the end of their 24-hour talkathon, during which Senate Democrats decried the DeVos nomination as “an insult to schoolchildren and their families, to teachers and principals and communities fighting to improve their public schools all across [...]

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Watches were once considered a ‘silly a– fad’ — here’s what that could say about their future

Business Insider Originally posted: February 7, 2017 Wristwatches have been commonplace for nearly everyone alive today. It was hard to imagine a world where most people — both men and women — didn't have a watch mounted on their wrist. A future where we learn the time from glancing at our phones and not our wrists was inconceivable. But that certainly seems to be the future we're heading towards. And, historically, it's not an inconceivable one. Watches, when they were first being worn on the wrist in the early 1900s, were not considered to be a serious trend, and were instead worn by jokesters and Vaudeville artists. A 1916 New York Times article even referred to wristwatches as a "silly a-- fad." At the time, both gentlemen [...]

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Listen: Senior Clements Center fellow Eric Meeks on KERA’s Think Feb. 15

Senior Clements Center Center for Southwest Studies fellow Eric Meeks will be on KERA’s Think Wednesday, February 15 from noon-1 p.m. Meeks will discuss his work on the history of the US-Mexico borderlands in anticipation of his evening lecture at SMU on February 21st. For more information about Eric Meeks visit: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/Academics/InstitutesCenters/swcenter/Events/Lectures/Meeks

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Event: The Russian Revolution of 1917, A Centennial View February 22-23

February 22-23, 2017 Crum Auditorium, Edwin L. Cox School of Business, 3150 Binkley Ave, Dallas, SMU Campus Presented by Boris Kolonitsky (European University, Russian Academy of Sciences in St Petersburg, Russia), Laura Engelstein (Yale, Princeton), Tsuyoshi Hasegawa (University of California Santa Barbara). For more information visit: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/Academics/departments/history/events/news/russianrevolution

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