Category Archives: Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences

Teen girls report less sexual victimization after virtual reality assertiveness training

Medical Xpress Originally Posted: Jan. 21, 2015 Teen girls were less likely to report being sexually victimized after learning to assertively resist unwanted sexual overtures and practicing resistance in a realistic virtual environment, finds a new study. The effects persisted … Continue reading

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Rick Halperin, Embrey Human Rights Program, in NY Times commenting on Rick Perry legacy

New York Times Originally Published: Jan 15, 2015 AUSTIN, Tex. — Gov. Rick Perry leaves office here next week not so much as a man but as the face of an era — a 14-year reign in which he became … Continue reading

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Ezra Greenspan, English professor, nominated for a National Book Critics Circle award

Dallas Morning News Arts Blog Originally Posted: Jan. 20, 2015 Ezra Greenspan, a professor at Southern Methodist University, has been nominated for a National Book Critics Circle award in biography for William Wells Brown: An African American Life. He’ll be … Continue reading

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John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies will host Jesus Velasco on Wednesday

Dallas Morning News SMU’s John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies will host Jesus Velasco on Wednesday for a seminar titled “The Other Immigrants: Mexican Brain Drain to the USA.” Velasco is an associate professor and the Joe and Teresa … Continue reading

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Engaged Learning Week- Jan. 26-30

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Human Rights in Budapest

SMU students, faculty and staff are visiting Budapest, Hungary, with SMU’s Embrey Human Rights Program Jan. 7-13, 2015. Led by program director Rick Halperin, 12 undergraduate and master’s level students are traveling to the country along with Vicki Hill, SMU’s … Continue reading

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Women’s body image tied to what they think men like: study

NY Daily News Originally posted: Jan. 15, 2015 When told that men desire full-bodied, voluptuous figures, women felt better about their own weight, say researchers at Southern Methodist University in Texas. “A woman’s body image is strongly linked to her … Continue reading

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What’s Causing Texas Earthquakes?

BY TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Posted: JANUARY 14, 2015 By Anna Kuchment, Randy Lee Loftis, James Osborne and Avi Selk Swarms of small quakes rippled up from unknown faults beneath the soil. They rustled Cleburne, Azle and Irving. Fifteen recent earthquakes … Continue reading

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Ezra Greenspan, English, on “Think”

KERA Originally Posted: January 7, 2015 A Voice For Civil Rights William Wells Brown was one of the most important American literary figures of the 19th Century, publishing everything from novels to plays to travelogues. This hour, we’ll get to … Continue reading

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Mustang Minute: Irving Earthquakes Media Briefing

SMU’s seismology team held a news briefing on Jan. 6, 2015, to explain what was known and what information is being sought about a series of recent earthquakes in Irving, Texas. The team announced Jan. 7 that it will deploy … Continue reading

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