Category Archives: Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences

Marsh Terry, Dedman College emeritus, writes about colleague emeritus Lon Tinkle as perfect match for Texas literature

From the 1940s through the 1970s, Lon Tinkle was a brilliant presence in the Texas Institute of Letters as well as on the Texas and Southwestern literary scene. It’s no stretch to say the national literary scene, too. READ MORE … Continue reading

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Richard B. Johnson Center for Economic Studies and Tec de Monterrey collaborate on research concerning tobacco smoking policies in Mexico.

The Richard B. Johnson Center for Economic Studies and Tec de Monterrey are collaborating on two research projects concerning tobacco smoking policies in Mexico. The research is being conducted by ten Monterrey Tech students under the direction of Professor Jorge … Continue reading

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Bonnie Jacobs Is Searching for History Beyond Ancient in the Trinity River Bottoms

Dallas Observer: Bonnie Jacobs studies plant fossils found in ancient rocks and deeply cored soil samples — bits of ancient leaf, specks of prehistoric pollen, other fragments that provide scientific windows into what was going on in a given spot thousands … Continue reading

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Graduate Student, Shannon Woodruff Selected as Semifinalist in Chemistry Champions Contest

Shannon Woodruff, graduate student at SMU has been named by The American Chemical Society (ACS) as a semifinalists in its Chemistry Champions contest. The contest aims to find and train promising science communicators—perhaps even find the Carl Sagan of chemistry. Undergraduate, graduate, and … Continue reading

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Congratulations Lawrence S. Ruben

Lawrence S. Ruben, Professor of Biological Sciences, retires with emeritus status in 2013-14. Read More Here

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Cal Jillson comments on new series highlighting Texas politics

Star Telegram: “I think this will add to Texas’ visibility around the country,” said Cal Jillson, a political science professor at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. “The old show Dallas certainly did that. “Gov. Perry and others frequently say other … Continue reading

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Embrey Human Rights program partners with public television for screening of film Freedom Summer

KERA will host a special screening of the film “Freedom Summer” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the station, 3000 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas. Register by 5:30 p.m. here. The documentary focuses on the effort to get blacks registered to vote … Continue reading

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The Seismologist: SMU’s Heather DeShon Studies The Shaking In Azle And Reno

KERA: Heather DeShon is a geophysicist at SMU. She’s studied earthquake sequences in Indonesia, Nicaragua, but also in North Texas — in Cleburne. Now she leads a team collecting data in towns northwest of Fort Worth. READ MORE HERE.

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SMU names new dean of Dedman College, its largest school

Dallas Morning News: Thomas DiPiero is Southern Methodist University’s new dean of Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, university officials announced Tuesday. READ MORE HERE

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Dedman College alumna’s debut novel is SMU’s 2014 Common Reading

For the incoming class of 2018, SMU has chosen an acclaimed first novel that is also the first Common Reading selection to be written by an SMU graduate. Read More Here

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