Category Archives: Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences

Anne Lincoln, Sociology, some male scientists willing to forsake careers for family

Phys.org …”These findings suggest to us that the academy does not merely have a gender problem, but also a child-rearing problem—men who want to have and spend time with their children likely will face challenges in academic science,” said Damaske, … Continue reading

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Edward Countryman, History, helps find flaws in social studies textbooks

Dallas Morning News Four years after State Board of Education members clashed over U.S. history standards for Texas schools, publishers are facing criticism from multiple groups over new textbooks and e-books based on those standards. The Texas Freedom Network, an … Continue reading

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Dedman College student Ramon Trespalacios named among Best Buddies Texas Champions of the Year fundraising event

Best Buddies Dallas to Host Champion of the Year Event: Meet the Candidates by BROOKS IGO Advisory Board Member Best Buddies Dallas will be hosting a Kick-Off Party for its inaugural Champion of the Year fundraising competition on Wednesday, September … Continue reading

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Alexis McCrossen, History, Apple watch will need a social revolution

Wired …With the Apple Watch, Tim Cook and company are now hoping to push us through a similar social revolution. And because that’s such an enormous task, it too may be a flop—at least initially. Alexis McCrossen, a Southern Methodist … Continue reading

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George Holden, Psychology, Adrian Peterson case brings scrutiny to child spanking

ABC NEWS Radio …Between 70 percent and 90 percent of Americans admit to using some form of physical force when disciplining their kids, according to Southern Methodist University psychology professor George Holden. “Physical punishment is extremely common for young children,” … Continue reading

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2014 Stata Texas Empirical Microeconomics Conference

Event: November 7-8, 2014 The Stata Texas Empirical Microeconomics Conference is an annual gathering of empirical microeconomists from the (great) state of Texas. The primary goal of the camp is to bring together empirical economists of the host institutions and their … Continue reading

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Tower Center welcomes nuclear strategist Paul Avey

Paul Avey joins the SMU John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies as a new postdoctoral fellow focusing on nuclear statecraft, foreign policy and international relations.Avey joined the Tower Center on Aug. 1 from MIT where he served as a … Continue reading

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Ronald Reagan and the Struggle Over Apartheid, Sept. 17

Event: Sept. 17. 5:30pm. Dallas Hall, McCord Auditorium, Room 306 Ronald Reagan and the Struggle Over Apartheid. In 1986, anti-apartheid leader Archbishop Desmond Tutu announced that President Ronald Reagan would be “judged harshly by history” for vetoing economic sanctions against South … Continue reading

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Gartner Lecture Series: NoViolet Bulawayo, Sept. 15

EVENT: Sept. 15. 5pm. Umphrey Lee Center, Mack Ballroom Gartner Lecture Series: NoViolet Bulawayo. SMU alumni and author of this year’s common reading book, We Need New Names, NoViolet Bulawayo (Elizabeth Tshele, M.A. ’07), will discuss her remarkable coming-of-age story … Continue reading

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Dedman College students Jessica Leija and Katherine Mejia mentioned in a story about a local publication’s anniversary

KERA News D Magazine is marking its 40th anniversary with a diverse list of personalities that suggest a new currency of power in the city. A special issue and exhibit at Klyde Warren Park feature portraits of these individuals — … Continue reading

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