Event Date: February 1, 2017 Location: Caruth Hall 314 Time: 1:00 - 3:00 PM The Spring 2017 Center for Scientific Computation (CSC) 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. For more information: http://www.smu.edu/csc.
Christian Science Monitor Originally Posted: January 20, 2017 It’s show time. The bands are tuning up, revelers and protesters alike are ready with their signs and their voices, and Donald Trump – businessman, showman, political maverick – is about to step into the role of a lifetime. At noon on Friday, Mr. Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, the next stage in a journey as improbable as any in American politics. Just as eight years ago, when Barack Obama carried the hopes of millions into office with him, so too does the larger-than-life Trump. But the notes of discord are much louder. Political polarization has only grown deeper, and shows no sign of abating. Trump enters office the [...]
FOX News Originally Posted: January 18, 2017 Soldiers stand in for Trumps at inauguration dress rehearsal. Army officers describe what it was like on 'Fox & Friends' Watch
The Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute is now soliciting proposals from faculty for an Annual Fellows Seminar for the 2017-2018 Academic Year. For application details, please see: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Programs/AnnualFellowsSeminars. Deadline is March 3rd, 2017.
Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: January 17, 2017 About the Author: Robert J. Howell is Dedman Family Distinguished Professor of Philosophy in SMU's Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. He earned his Ph.D. in philosophy from Brown University and joined SMU in 2002. His areas of specialization are philosophy of the mind, epistemology and metaphysics. Howell was featured in a fall 2016 program hosted by SMU's Center for Presidential History titled, "Are We Too Dumb for Democracy?" I don't think we should worry too much about Meryl Streep. Her cred can withstand some silly tweets from our President-elect, and she has chosen to live in the public eye. But this recent episode of twitter abuse is merely the tip of the iceberg and we need to [...]
SMU News Originally Posted: January 17, 2017 The National Endowment for the Humanities named SMU professors Zachary Wallmark and Sabri Ates as fellowship grant recipients in January – the only two recipients in North Texas for the current funding cycle. Wallmark, assistant professor and chair of music history at SMU Meadows School of the Arts, is using music studies, cognitive sciences and original brain imaging experiments to research the nature of our emotional response to music. “I am deeply honored to receive this recognition,” Wallmark said. “With the support of the NEH, I hope in my work to help people better understand music’s grip on human emotion and imagination.” Ates, associate professor in the Clements Department of History, is drawing on a variety of archival [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 firstname.lastname@example.orgOn 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 [...]
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 [...]