FOX4 News Originally Posted: December 7, 2016 Dr. Rick Halperin is the director of the Embrey Human Rights Program at Southern Methodist Universityin Dallas. He talks about the Alt-Right movement and whether it's a small, vocal minority or a larger trend. WATCH
Story Collider Originally Posted: December 8, 2016 M. Beatrice Magnani, a SMU seismologist and Associate Professor in the Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences will be speaking at The Story Collider on Thursday, December 15 in California. Dr. Magnani and four additional speakers from around the country will share stories about earth and space sciences. Read about the speakers and conference here: http://www.storycollider.org/shows/2016/12/15/san-francisco-geosciences
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Dallas Innovates Originally Posted: December 4, 2016 EO DALLAS PARTNERS WITH SPURSTARTUP The event was one in a global series of Entrepreneurs’ Organization competitions inviting college students to present their early-stage businesses. Natarajan was among eight finalists who presented in the EO Dallas chapter’s contest. Other finalists, who represented SMU and The University of Texas at Dallas, had startups ranging from a reusable 3D cake decorating tool to an online platform that cuts the search time out of finding things to do. “I was absolutely impressed with the quality of the presentations,” said Steve Kinder, who helped organize the EO Dallas contest. “… I think it really shows the potential of what’s coming out of a lot of the schools around here.” In its second year to host a [...]
Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: November 26, 2016 Could this state be a great nation? The other side of Gov. Greg Abbott's 'Texas miracle' READ MORE
Inside Higher Ed Originally Posted: December 2, 2016 New book about balancing work and home life as an academic scientist warns that failure to address the challenge will cost institutions and science as a whole. By Colleen Flaherty Much of the literature on balancing faculty and home life centers on women. There’s talk of the “baby penalty” for women who choose to have children, for example. A new book, based on five years of research involving academic scientists, sheds more light on the struggles of both men and women as they try to grow their careers and their families. Failing Families, Failing Science: Work-Family Conflict in Academic Science (New York University Press) is based on the idea that work-life balance is not an issue exclusive to women -- and must be [...]
Fox 4 Originally Posted: November 29, 2016 SMU Associate Political Science Professor Matthew Wilson talks about President-elect Donald Trump’s negative reaction to the burning of the American flag. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that it is legal, that decision growing out a Dallas case involving an incident at the 1984 Republican National Convention. https://youtu.be/gS-73sVCvW0
SMU Originally Posted: Nov. 29, 2016 https://youtu.be/jx7dY_uAOR4 On Nov. 12, 2016,SMU Political Science Professor Dennis Simon presented part three of a three-part lecture series on presidential elections. Where We’re Going: Post Election, analyzed the outcome of the 2016 presidential election and how party bases have changed as a result in the context of historic loyalties.
SMU News Originally Posted: November 28, 2016 DALLAS (SMU) – SMU graduate Rahfin Faruk has received a prestigious Marshall Scholarship. The highly selective scholarship is awarded each year to up to 40 intellectually distinguished Americans to advance knowledge in the scholars’ chosen fields and to promote understanding of Britain. Rahfin Faruk Faruk earned Bachelor’s degrees from SMU in economics, political science, public policy and religious studies in 2015, graduating summa cum laude. A President’s Scholar, he was selected to serve as the voting student member of the SMU Board of Trustees. He led the University’s student newspaper, The Daily Campus, and the Tower Center Student Forum, where students examine politics and public policy. In 2014 he was one of only 59 U.S. college students awarded a Truman Scholarship, [...]
Joshua Rovner in Washington Post: This is why the push for transparency may have cost Clinton the election
Washington Post Originally Posted: November 28, 2016 Hillary Clinton thinks James B. Comey cost her the presidency. Eleven days before the election, the FBI director informed congressional leaders that newly discovered information might be relevant to the investigation of Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of state. That inquirywas never formally closed, but months earlier, Comey made it clear that he would not seek prosecution. His new message was vague but provocative, and the campaign of Republican nominee Donald Trump immediately used it to reinforce its claim that the email story was “worse than Watergate.” At the time Clinton was surging in the polls, and Trump’s campaign seemed to be imploding under the weight of poor debate performances and accusations of sexual assault. Some [...]