Donald Trump is poised to do great harm to US cities (but not for the reasons you might think)

LSE USCentre Originally Posted: March 14, 2017 American cities collectively hold about $3.7 trillion in bonds, which have historically been used to fund capital expenditures. In recent years, however, bond issuers have been strategically leveraging municipalities’ debts via derivatives, which have introduced systemic risk into the municipal finance system. L. Owen Kirkpatrick writes that the Trump administration’s stated desire to dismantle the Dodd-Frank Act may speed up the current cycle of financial instability, and lead to more financial pain and misery for US cities. On February 3, 2017, President Donald Trump signed an executive order directing the US Treasury to begin dismantling the financial regulations established by the 2008 Dodd-Frank Act. On the surface, the order may seem to have little to do with the affairs of US cities. [...]

By | March 13th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Sociology, Sociology (Faculty)|Comments Off on Donald Trump is poised to do great harm to US cities (but not for the reasons you might think)

#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:

Three Dedman College students named Fulbright semifinalists

SMU News Originally Posted: January 24, 2017 Congratulations to Dedman College students and recent graduates Hope Anderson, Jennie Lee ’16, and Olivia Nguyen. They are three of seven SMU students recently named Fulbright semifinalists.   Dallas (SMU) – Seven SMU students and recent graduates have been selected as semifinalists in the 2016-17 Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant competition. Winners of Fulbright grants will be announced this spring. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the Fulbright program is the largest U.S. international exchange program, offering grants for advanced research and study, as well as teaching assistantships. “These students and graduates are SMU world changers who already have made significant impacts in their fields,” said Kathleen Hugley-Cook, director of SMU’s Office of National Fellowships and Awards, [...]

By | January 25th, 2017|Biology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Graduate News, History, Sociology, Sociology (Student), Undergraduate News, World Languages and Literatures|Comments Off on Three Dedman College students named Fulbright semifinalists

Need a last minute gift? How about a book?

SMU News Originally Posted: Complete your holiday gift list with books published in 2016 by the SMU community, including faculty, staff, alumni, libraries and museum. Need to satisfy a history buff? This list has it covered in genres from art to science to the Southwest. Find selections for readers of poetry, personal and spiritual enrichment, young adult fiction and celebrity memoir. There’s a southern-themed cookbook for foodies, a literary Shakespearean riff in the form of a card game, and an arty crime caper filled with mystery and intrigue to the end. This collection has something for all reading preferences, from light to serious. Some selections are available at the SMU bookstore, but all are available via online booksellers unless otherwise noted. Authors are listed alphabetically. [...]

SMU to celebrate Rotunda Recessional and December Commencement on Dec. 16 and 17

SMU News Originally Posted: December 12, 2016 One of SMU's most symbolic traditions is Rotunda Recessional, which will be celebrated at 5:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, the evening before Commencement. Undergraduate candidates are welcomed by the Student Body President and the Chief Marshal of Academic Ceremonies. After brief remarks, the Chief Marshal leads the students through the front doors of Dallas Hall for a walk through the Rotunda, then exiting through the back doors. This is a symbolic departure from campus as well as a welcome to the SMU Alumni family. On Saturday morning, the all-University Commencement Convocation assembles some 536 degree candidates from all of SMU's schools and professional programs. The ceremony will take place in Moody Coliseum at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, [...]

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