KUT 90.5 Originally Posted: March 21, 2017 The following is from the March 21, 2017, edition of KUT public radio of Austin. SMU Political Science Professor Cal Jillson provided expertise for this story. Gov. Greg Abbott spent more than a year speaking and writing about the need to pass a series of amendments to the U.S. Constitution, in order limit the power of the federal government. His chosen vehicle: invoking Article V of the Constitution to call a “convention of states.” So when Abbott took the stage to deliver his State of the State message in January, there was every reason to expect he would spotlight the issue. But Abbott went one step further, designating it as one of his top four priorities for the legislative session. “Senator Birdwell and Representative [...]
SMU Adjunct Political Science Prof. Robert Jordan discusses the March 20, 2017, testimony of FBI Director James B. Comey concerning an investigation into whether members of President Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 election. Jordan is former ambassador to Saudi Arabia and Diplomat-in-Residence at SMU’s John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies.
SMU Adventures Originally Posted: March 20, 2017 Associate Professor of Political Science Joe Kobylka and the students in his Honors Program class “The Supreme Court Seminar” are spending six days in the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., doing research in the papers of former Supreme Court Justices. Each student has developed a unique research topic, question, and design, and will use the justices’ papers to find evidence to help answer the question and write a culminating original research paper. An update from Greg G., a sophomore majoring in statistical sciences, and minoring in computer science and history: For all of us on the trip, our ability to easily sift out information that’s unlikely to help us and picking out useful quotes, memos, and snippets [...]
A reading and book signing with author Fredrick Luis Aldama. Sponsored by The Creative Writing Program and the SMU Department of English, Southwest Review; Red Pegasus Comics
Event Date: March 22, 2016 Location: Caruth Hall 314 Time: 1:00 - 3:00 PM The Scientific Computation (CSC) spring workshop series will provide a hands-on experience that will guide researchers from the basics of using SMU’s supercomputing resources to advanced parallelization usage. New users are encouraged to take advantage of the introductory “Introduction to Research Computing” workshop that will be given once monthly during the semester. Link for more information: http://www.smu.edu/csc
SMU Adventures Originally Posted: March 2017 Twenty-eight members of the SMU and DFW community are traveling throughout Germany March 9-18 to study the Holocaust. The trip is sponsored by the SMU Embrey Human Rights Program. Follow along via SMU Adventures.
SMU Adventures Originally Posted: March 2017 Associate Professor of Political Science Joe Kobylka and the students in his Honors Program class “The Supreme Court Seminar” are spending six days in the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., doing research on the papers of former Supreme Court Justices. Follow along via SMU Adventures.
Dallas Innovates Originally Posted: March 9, 2017 The Tritex Group is always on the hunt for the latest and greatest talent in Dallas’ startup community. As one out of 10 people in the U.S. suffer from asthma, it did not take long to find a group of three hungry entrepreneurs who are innovating asthma management. New technology has been developed to help parents and patients better manage the chronic illness on a day to day basis. Yes, there is an app for that, thanks to Dallas-based BioLum Sciences. Started by three former Southern Methodist University students, Edward Allegra, Jack Reynolds, and Miguel Quimbar, BioLum Sciences is entering its third year of operation. Their product is a mobile health solution for asthma management. The device analyzes [...]
LSE USCentre Originally Posted: March 14, 2017 American cities collectively hold about $3.7 trillion in bonds, which have historically been used to fund capital expenditures. In recent years, however, bond issuers have been strategically leveraging municipalities’ debts via derivatives, which have introduced systemic risk into the municipal finance system. L. Owen Kirkpatrick writes that the Trump administration’s stated desire to dismantle the Dodd-Frank Act may speed up the current cycle of financial instability, and lead to more financial pain and misery for US cities. On February 3, 2017, President Donald Trump signed an executive order directing the US Treasury to begin dismantling the financial regulations established by the 2008 Dodd-Frank Act. On the surface, the order may seem to have little to do with the affairs of US cities. [...]
SMU News Originally Posted: March 9, 2017 Psychology major and SMU forward Semi Ojeleye is this year’s breakout star on the men’s basketball team. The transfer from Duke leads the nationally ranked Mustangs in scoring, but his road to Dallas was not an easy one. Watch: Semi Shines at SMU