Category Archives: Dedman College Research

Ezra Greenspan, English, new biography of black Civil War-era author William Wells Brown is now out

The New Yorker Published Oct. 20, 2014 WILLIAM WELLS BROWN, by Ezra Greenspan (Norton). This biography of the most prolific black author of the Civil War era follows its subject from a slave farm in Missouri through a daring escape … Continue reading

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Benjamin Phrampus, Earth Sciences, could methane gas explain Bermuda Triangle?

Discovery Published Oct. 16, 2014 …”Gas hydrate is known to exist along the U.S. North Atlantic continental margin, with a very large province on Blake Ridge (north of the Bermuda Triangle),” Benjamin Phrampus, an Earth scientist at Southern Methodist University in … Continue reading

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George Holden, Psychology, to spank or not to spank

Christian Science Monitor Published Oct 19, 2014 BOSTON — The way corporal punishment evolved in Sandy Haase’s family is, in many ways, typical. Growing up in Orange County, in California, in the 1960s, Ms. Haase knew what would happen if … Continue reading

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Cal Jillson, Political Science, Is Ebola Obama’s Katrina moment?

Christian Science Monitor Oct. 18, 2014 …“His White House team has really throughout his administration — but particularly in recent years, when approval ratings have been languishing – seemed not to anticipate developments,” says Cal Jillson, a political scientist at … Continue reading

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Joseph Batir awarded GRC Scholarship

Source: Geothermal Resources Council Published: Oct. 20, 2014 …A highlight of the Annual Meeting, the Student Leadership Luncheon attracted more than 60 students and geothermal leaders to discuss job opportunities in the industry. In addition, the second annual GRC Scholarships … Continue reading

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The Psychology of Fear with psychologist Alicia Meuret

KERA public radio 90.1 hosted SMU psychologist Alicia Meuret on Krys Boyd‘s “Think” program Oct. 6. Meuret, Boyd and Madhukar Trivedi, chair of the University of Texas-Southwestern’s Mental Health Department, discussed “How fear serves us and when it can lead … Continue reading

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School of the Americas Watch

  Event date: October 23, 2014 Event time: 5:00 p.m. Event Contact: Roberto Corona rcorona@smu.edu Event Description: Travel with the Embrey Human Rights Program to protest the School of the Americas in Fort Benning, Georgia on November 21-23, 2014. Attend … Continue reading

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Beyond the Walls – Giving Voice to Life Experiences

Event date: October 18, 2014 Event time: 6:15 p.m. Event Contact: Sherry Aikman, 8-8347 Event Description: Tells the stories, through community murals, of important issues faced by communities in the West Bank, Northern Ireland, Liberia, El Salvador, Argentina, Australia and the Unitied … Continue reading

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Social Studies Revised

THINK, KERA. Originally posted: October 6, 2014 Texas is considering new social studies textbooks for public school students for the first time since 2002. This hour, we’ll talk about questions that have arisen about how they teach culture and religion … Continue reading

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Engaged Learning Fall Symposium, Oct. 24

Engaged Learning Fall Symposium Location: HT Forum Date: Fri, Oct 24 Time: 9 am – 2 pm contact person: Susan Kress website: http://www.smu.edu/Provost/EngagedLearning/SYMPOSIUMFALL Come hear the 5 minute student presentations of Engaged Learning Fellows, Caswell Undergraduate Leadership Fellows, Maguire Fellows, … Continue reading

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