Joshua Rovner, Tower Center, Here’s Why Trump’s Intel Bashing Matters

Defense One Originally Posted: January 9, 2017 The president-elect’s denigration of the Russian hacking findings will make it harder to make a case against other U.S. adversaries, former officials say. President-elect Donald Trump’s public bashing of the intelligence community could drive some agents and analysts away from their jobs, degrading the community’s overall capabilities, former officials tells Nextgov. The public discord could also drive a wedge between intelligence gatherers and the man who will soon be their consumer in chief, eroding the intelligence community’s typical role as a check on the presumptions and preconceived notions of policymakers, analysts say. “My impression is morale has taken a hit,” said Joel Brenner, a former National Security Agency senior counsel. “When the president of the United States disparages your work, demeans [...]

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Matthew Wilson, Political Science, Trump can’t shake his Russia problems

Washington Examiner Originally Posted: January 12, 2017 There's a Russian cloud over President-elect Trump's head that could follow him all the way to the White House. Even as titillation over a dossier purporting to show his ties to Russia hardened into skepticism, Trump's relationship with President Vladimir Putin and the role Moscow may have played in the presidential campaign remained dominant themes of his first real press conference since winning the election. Now Trump's Cabinet nominees are being peppered with questions about Russia during their Senate confirmation hearings. The nomination of Rex Tillerson for secretary of state runs the risk of being bottled up in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee as a result. Intelligence reports fingering Russia as the culprit behind the hacking of the [...]

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What to expect from inauguration, first day in office, first 100 days of GOP control

SMU News Originally Posted: January 9, 2017 SMU Dedman College experts are available for interview on all things related to the presidential inauguration expectations for President-Elect Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office. READ THE FULL RELEASE  TRUMP INHERITS STRONGEST AMERICA IN YEARS; FIRST HUNDRED DAYS TO FEATURE REPEALS, RESCTRICTIONS & WALKBACKS  JEFFREY ENGEL jaengel@mail.smu.eduOn what a President’s typical first day holds in store, and how Trump’s might be different… “A president's first day in office is typically filled with welcomes from around the world and from his own administration. He might field congratulatory calls from global leaders, friends and potential foes alike, each eager to start a new relationship with the new commander in chief out on the best footing possible. So too leaders from [...]

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Dream Week 2017 at SMU set for Jan. 16-28

SMU News Originally Posted: January 6, 2017 Dream Week Schedule January 16 – 28 Monday, January 16 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade 10 a.m. | Begins @ MLK Blvd & Holmes Street Tuesday, January 24 Film Screening: Standing on My Sister’s Shoulder 6 p.m. | HTSC Sponsored by Women & LGBT Center Wednesday, January 25 Real Talk 12:30 p.m. | HTSC Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and International Student & Scholar Services Thursday, January 26 SMU’s Commemorative Unity Walk 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Starts at HTSC Commons Saturday, January 28 MLK Service Day 10:30 – 3:30 p.m. | HTSC Ballroom Sign up at www.smu.edu/volunteer Free Brunch + Transportation Co-sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, Community Engagement & [...]

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5 SMU students participating in yearlong human rights-focused projects

North Dallas Gazette Originally Posted: January 9, 2017 Five SMU scholars recently tapped as Community Outreach Fellows are pursuing yearlong human rights-focused projects “to put cutting-edge ideas into practical action,” says Bradley Klein, associate director of the fellowship’s sponsor, SMU’s Embrey Human Rights Program (EHRP). So far, the EHRP has financially supported 15 Community Outreach Fellows, who collectively have worked with a variety of Dallas-Fort Worth human rights groups to provide more than 3,000 service hours to improve lives in the region. SMU’s current Community Outreach Fellows and their projects are: Dominique Earland, a senior majoring in human rights and biology, is partnering with the Dallas County Fetal-Infant Mortality Review at Parkland Hospital to teach healthcare rights and ensure appropriate services are offered to mothers and babies at risk because of socioeconomic status, lack of citizenship documentation, age or other factors. Suzanne Massey, a master’s candidate in the Lyle School of Engineering’s Sustainability and Development Program and SMU’s Director of Community [...]

By | January 11th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Embrey Human Rights Events, Events, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on 5 SMU students participating in yearlong human rights-focused projects

Memorial Service for Marshall Terry, Jr. to be held Friday, Jan. 20

A Memorial Service celebrating the life of Marshall Terry, Jr. will be held on Friday, January 20, at 1:00 pm in Perkins Chapel.  A reception will be held at the Meadows Museum immediately following the service. Memorial gifts may be made in support of The Marsh Terry Creative Writing Scholarship Endowment Fund by sending checks payable to Southern Methodist University at SMU, P. O. Box 402, Dallas, TX 75275-0402, or by making a gift online at smu.edu/giving. READ MORE

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DPS will be held at 7:30pm on January 11th

The January meeting for the DPS will be held at 7:30pm on January 11th at Brookhaven College, Building H, Ellison Miles Geotechnology Institute, 3939 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, TX  75244. Our special speaker is Dr. Louis Jacobs, professor of geology and president of the Institute for the Study of Earth and Man at Southern Methodist University. Earning his BS degree from the University of Southwestern Louisiana, he then went to the University of Arizona for his Masters and PhD degrees, specializing in rodent fossils.  He was then the head of the Division of Paleontology, National Museums of Kenya, before he began at SMU in 1983.  He has branched out from rodents with studies of mosasaurs, turtles, marine mammals, and of course dinosaurs.  Author of 3 popular [...]

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A robust and efficient adaptive multigrid solver for the optimal control of phase field formulations of geometric evolution laws

Event Date: January 20, 2017   Location: Clements Hall 126 Time: 3:30--4:30 (Refreshments are served 15 minutes before the talk) Mathematics Colloquium Talk by Anotida Madzvamuse (University of Sussex). Link for more information: https://wiki.smu.edu/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=115179645 Contact: A. J. Meir,  ajmeir@smu.edu    

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Whitney Wolfe ’11 makes the annual Forbes 30 under 30 list

Forbes Originally Posted: January 2017 Congratulations to Dedman College alumna Whitney Wolfe ’11 for making the annual Forbes 30 under 30 list in the Consumer Technology category. Whitney has been called “a superstar in her realm.” She is the founder and CEO of the Bumble dating app and co-founder of the Tinder dating app. READ MORE.  

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Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner T.J. Stiles, gives lecture at SMU on Jan. 24

Event date: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 Location: McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall, 3225 University Time: 5:30 reception followed by 6 pm lecture and book signing T.J. Stiles will be on campus January 24th to give a talk based on one of his books Custer's Trials, winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for history. The event is co-hosted by the Clements Center and the Center for Presidential History. READ MORE  

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