Category Archives: Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences

Call Jillson, Political Science, in Bloomberg Politics

Bloomberg America’s Gay Corporate Warrior Wants to Bring Full Equality to Red States Excerpt from article: “Conservative Republican control has allowed them to dilute that urban strength,” says Cal Jillson, a political science professor at Southern Methodist University …   … Continue reading

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Emergency officials study Dallas-Fort Worth area’s growing quake risk

Dallas Morning News April 24, 2015 The U.S. Geological Survey reported Thursday that North Texas’ risk of damaging earthquakes has more than tripled since 2008, the year the region first began experiencing more frequent ground-shaking. The Dallas-Fort Worth area’s earthquake … Continue reading

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Driven to Succeed: Uber Leader Leandre Johns to Talk at SMU April 28

Learn why SMU alumnus Leandre Johns is driven to succeed as general manager for the ride-sharing service Uber, one of the world’s fastest-growing technology companies, when he joins SMU Dedman College Dean Thomas DiPiero in conversation Tuesday, April 28, at … Continue reading

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David Haynes, English, one of three fiction jury members, asked by Pulitzer Prize Board to submit a fourth nominee

Wall Street Journal Originally Posted: April 21, 2015 Pulitzers Added a Fourth Novel to Find Fiction Winner Board asked jury to submit another book before selecting ‘All the Light We Cannot See’ The Pulitzer Prize Board this year asked its … Continue reading

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Matthew Hornbach and Heather DeShon, both associate professors of geophysics featured in KERA article on earthquake findings

Associated Press and KERA News Originally Posted: April 21, 2015 SMU Study Links Azle Earthquake Swarm To Natural Gas Drilling What’s causing the Azle earthquakes? SMU researchers say that wastewater injection and saltwater extraction from natural gas wells is the … Continue reading

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Nazi death camps survivor & liberator to discuss Holocaust experiences for 70th anniversary commemoration at SMU on April 23

  With this year marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of concentration camps at the end of World War II, SMU’s Embrey Human Rights Program will sponsor “Reflections from Survivors & Liberators of Nazi Death Camps” on Thursday, April … Continue reading

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SMU-led seismology team reveals Azle findings

Combination of gas field fluid injection and removal is most likely cause of 2013-14 earthquakes An SMU-led seismology team finds that high volumes of wastewater injection combined with saltwater (brine) extraction from natural gas wells is the most likely cause … Continue reading

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Dr. James K. Hopkins, History, Receives Inaugural SMU Second Century Faculty Career Award

Congratulations to Dr. Hopkins, Professor of History, Clements Department of History and Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor, on receiving the first SMU Second Century Faculty Career Achievement Award. Professor Hopkins’ achievements exemplify a career of outstanding accomplishments in scholarship, teaching and sustained … Continue reading

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Dedman College student honored for raising over $104,000 for SMU’s Relay For Life.

USA TODAY Originally Posted: April 19, 2015 By: Lauren M. Castle After another successful year, SMU tops Relay for Life fundraising The American Cancer Society estimates that the event raised $176,400 in total. Dr. Gordy Klatt created Relay For Life … Continue reading

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Matthew Wilson, Political Science, does Ted Cruz’s evangelical father help or hurt his campaign?

Star Telegram Originally Posted: April 18, 2015 By: Bud Kennedy Cruz’s father brings down the heavens, but does he help or hurt Ted? If you thought Sen. Ted Cruz’s father might tone down his comments for the campaign, think again. … Continue reading

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