Category Archives: Dedman College Research

Junior Bryson Dechambeau finds symmetry in physics, college golf

GolfWeek By Andy Zunz Bryson Dechambeau could barely turn his neck to see the PowerPoint slides as he elaborated on the finer points of proton decay. That’s right, proton decay. Just three days after the SMU junior smoked it 348 … Continue reading

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Neil Foley, History, changing face of America

KERA, Think Originally aired: Nov. 3, 2014 By 2050, nearly a third of all U.S. residents will be Latino. This hour, we’ll talk about how this growing segment of the population is affecting everything from politics to cultural identity with … Continue reading

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Matthew Wilson on the Midterm Elections

KDFW Fox4 Originally aired Nov. 4 2014 Texas voters turned the state an even deeper shade of red if that’s possible. SMU political science professor Matthew Wilson talks about what it means. Watch video

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Joshua Rovner: Nevermind ISIS and Putin — Asia matters more to U.S. strategy

Dallas Morning News Originally posted: Nov. 4, 2014 The grisly war with the Islamic State and the crisis with Russia continue to dominate the news — and capture the attention of U.S. leaders. Despite all this turmoil, the long-term focus … Continue reading

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Cal Jillson, Political Science, can Democrats ever win in Texas?

The New York Times Originally posted: Nov. 5, 2014 Texas Democrats Ponder How They Will Ever Win By MANNY FERNANDEZ ……“Democratic leaders are trying to sound upbeat, but their collective heart, having been torn out and stomped on, is clearly … Continue reading

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‘William Wells Brown,’ by Ezra Greenspan

New York Times By NELL IRVIN PAINTER Originally posted: NOV. 14, 2014 If the publishing industry reflects the American zeitgeist, things have changed when it comes to black American historical figures. As a graduate student at Harvard decades ago, I … Continue reading

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Paleontologist Louis L. Jacobs is receiving worldwide coverage for discovery of the first dinosaur tracks in Angola

The research of an international team co-led by SMU paleontologist Louis L. Jacobs is receiving worldwide coverage for discovery of the first dinosaur tracks discovered in Angola, including those of a mysterious mammal from 118 million years ago. Reporter Hannah … Continue reading

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The Makings of Jane Austen

Professor Devoney Looser, Arizona State University, will present her research on the reception of Jane Austen from the late nineteenth century forward in a Gilbert Lecture on November 13, 2014 in McCord Auditorium. Receptions begins at 6:00 PM. For more … Continue reading

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Jewish Studies Research Cluster

Event date: 12/12/14 Event time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Event location: Hyer 308A Event description: This cluster will explore how Jews used a range of media, namely visual culture and written publications, to represent themselves and their socio-political objectives to … Continue reading

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Asthma patients reduce symptoms, improve lung function with shallow breaths, more CO2

Medical Express Originally posted: Nov. 4, 2014 Asthma patients taught to habitually resist the urge to take deep breaths when experiencing symptoms were rewarded with fewer symptoms and healthier lung function, according to a new study from Southern Methodist University, … Continue reading

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