Inside Higher Ed Originally Posted: December 2, 2016 New book about balancing work and home life as an academic scientist warns that failure to address the challenge will cost institutions and science as a whole. By Colleen Flaherty Much of the literature on balancing faculty and home life centers on women. There’s talk of the “baby penalty” for women who choose to have children, for example. A new book, based on five years of research involving academic scientists, sheds more light on the struggles of both men and women as they try to grow their careers and their families. Failing Families, Failing Science: Work-Family Conflict in Academic Science (New York University Press) is based on the idea that work-life balance is not an issue exclusive to women -- and must be [...]
Fox 4 Originally Posted: November 29, 2016 SMU Associate Political Science Professor Matthew Wilson talks about President-elect Donald Trump’s negative reaction to the burning of the American flag. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that it is legal, that decision growing out a Dallas case involving an incident at the 1984 Republican National Convention. https://youtu.be/gS-73sVCvW0
The Department of Psychology invites you to attend a presentation by Nancy Sin, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow at Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Sin will present her research on “Daily positive experiences and health: Biobehavioral pathways and resilience to stress” at 10-11:30 a.m. in the Sartain Room (Expressway Tower 1100 Conference Room) on Thursday, December 8. All are welcome.
SMU Originally Posted: Nov. 29, 2016 https://youtu.be/jx7dY_uAOR4 On Nov. 12, 2016,SMU Political Science Professor Dennis Simon presented part three of a three-part lecture series on presidential elections. Where We’re Going: Post Election, analyzed the outcome of the 2016 presidential election and how party bases have changed as a result in the context of historic loyalties.
Event Date: December 7, 2016 Location: Clements Hall 126 Time: 3:30--4:30 (Refreshments are served 15 minutes before the talk) Mathematics Colloquium Talk by Travis Thompson (Rice University) Link for more information: https://wiki.smu.edu/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=108036103 Contact: A. J. Meir at email@example.com
Event Date: 12/8/16 Location: The Forum, Hughes-Trigg Student Center Time: 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. with refreshments Join Dr. Cornelis Potgieter (Statistics) for a tutorial providing an overview of some of the tools often used in statistical analysis. These tools include methods of parameter estimation and statistical inference, methods which can often be formulated using a minimum distance framework. The notions of parametric and nonparametric statistics will be introduced and discussed in the context of this minimum distance framework. Several examples to illustrate the methods will be discussed. Link for more information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Events
SMU News Originally Posted: November 28, 2016 DALLAS (SMU) – SMU graduate Rahfin Faruk has received a prestigious Marshall Scholarship. The highly selective scholarship is awarded each year to up to 40 intellectually distinguished Americans to advance knowledge in the scholars’ chosen fields and to promote understanding of Britain. Rahfin Faruk Faruk earned Bachelor’s degrees from SMU in economics, political science, public policy and religious studies in 2015, graduating summa cum laude. A President’s Scholar, he was selected to serve as the voting student member of the SMU Board of Trustees. He led the University’s student newspaper, The Daily Campus, and the Tower Center Student Forum, where students examine politics and public policy. In 2014 he was one of only 59 U.S. college students awarded a Truman Scholarship, [...]
Joshua Rovner in Washington Post: This is why the push for transparency may have cost Clinton the election
Washington Post Originally Posted: November 28, 2016 Hillary Clinton thinks James B. Comey cost her the presidency. Eleven days before the election, the FBI director informed congressional leaders that newly discovered information might be relevant to the investigation of Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of state. That inquirywas never formally closed, but months earlier, Comey made it clear that he would not seek prosecution. His new message was vague but provocative, and the campaign of Republican nominee Donald Trump immediately used it to reinforce its claim that the email story was “worse than Watergate.” At the time Clinton was surging in the polls, and Trump’s campaign seemed to be imploding under the weight of poor debate performances and accusations of sexual assault. Some [...]