Category Archives: Anthropology

Congratulations to the 2015 Research Day Award Winners

Congratulations to all the Dedman College students who received 2015 Research Day awards. The goal of Research Day  is to foster communication between students in different disciplines, give students the opportunity to present their work in a professional setting, and … Continue reading

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Students Travel To Selma For 50th Anniversary Of Civil Rights Marches

KERA Originally Published: March 7, 2015 Today, March 7, marks the 50th anniversary of a bloody milestone in the Civil Rights Movement – when marchers in Selma, Alabama were attacked by police on the Edmund Pettus Bridge. On Friday, a … Continue reading

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SMU Students Mark History Milestone With Trip To Selma

CBS DFW Originally Published: March 6, 2015 DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – They are marching back in history to mark a major milestone. Students from Southern Methodist University loaded into buses Friday and set off — bound for Selma, Alabama. They know … Continue reading

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Students honor Dedman College professors’ excellence with 2015 HOPE Awards

SMU’s Department of Residence Life and Student Housing honored 45 exceptional University educators, 26 Dedman College professors, at the 2015 HOPE Awards Banquet. HOPE (Honoring Our Professors’ Excellence) Award recipients are named through student staff member nominations as professors who … Continue reading

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Four student projects win recognition (and $5,000) in SMU’s 2015 Big iDeas Business Plan Competition

Congratulations to Hunter Rice, Edward Allegra and Rax Friman on their winning projects. These Dedman College students were part of four student teams that competed in SMU’s Big iDeas Business Plan Competition. More on the competition and the projects below: Four student teams … Continue reading

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Dallas’ Ebola outbreak fed ‘epidemic of misunderstanding,’ SMU panel says

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: Feb. 6, 2015 Dallas’ Ebola outbreak may have ended last fall, but the scientific exploration of what happened here has only begun, especially among medical anthropologists. In a two-hour discussion Friday at Southern Methodist University, … Continue reading

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An Epidemic of Misunderstandings: Public Perception and Ebola in Dallas and West Africa. An Event Sponsored by DCII’s “Global Africa” Annual Fellows Seminar and The Embrey Human Rights Program

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David Meltzer, Anthropology, tracking the first Americans

National Geographic Originally Posted: January 1, 2015 New finds, theories, and genetic discoveries are revolutionizing our understanding of the first Americans. By Glenn Hodges The first face of the first Americans belongs to an unlucky teenage girl who fell to … Continue reading

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Faith Nibbs, resettlement experiences of Hmong refugees in Texas and Germany

The process of integrating immigrant newcomers, particularly refugees, is complex and involves many possible approaches. Integration, as perceived and driven by national agendas, may not be felt or experienced in the same way by refugees. The concept of belonging offers … Continue reading

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Ron Wetherington, Anthropology Professor, challenges Dallas-based institute out to prove biblical version of creation

Dallas Morning News… Dallas researchers out to scientifically prove biblical version of creation Most scientists believe Darwin got it right: Single-celled creatures evolved into complex ones, a process of natural selection and genetic adaptation that over eons turned a primordial … Continue reading

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