Category Archives: Faculty News

Anne Lincoln, Sociology, some male scientists willing to forsake careers for family

Phys.org …”These findings suggest to us that the academy does not merely have a gender problem, but also a child-rearing problem—men who want to have and spend time with their children likely will face challenges in academic science,” said Damaske, … Continue reading

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Edward Countryman, History, helps find flaws in social studies textbooks

Dallas Morning News Four years after State Board of Education members clashed over U.S. history standards for Texas schools, publishers are facing criticism from multiple groups over new textbooks and e-books based on those standards. The Texas Freedom Network, an … Continue reading

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Alexis McCrossen, History, Apple watch will need a social revolution

Wired …With the Apple Watch, Tim Cook and company are now hoping to push us through a similar social revolution. And because that’s such an enormous task, it too may be a flop—at least initially. Alexis McCrossen, a Southern Methodist … Continue reading

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George Holden, Psychology, Adrian Peterson case brings scrutiny to child spanking

ABC NEWS Radio …Between 70 percent and 90 percent of Americans admit to using some form of physical force when disciplining their kids, according to Southern Methodist University psychology professor George Holden. “Physical punishment is extremely common for young children,” … Continue reading

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Santanu Roy awarded Dedman Family Distinguished Professorship

  This year Professor Santanu Roy was named the 2014 Dedman Family Distinguished Professor in recognition of his research achievements and service to the university. Congratulations, Dr. Roy!  

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Tower Center welcomes nuclear strategist Paul Avey

Paul Avey joins the SMU John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies as a new postdoctoral fellow focusing on nuclear statecraft, foreign policy and international relations.Avey joined the Tower Center on Aug. 1 from MIT where he served as a … Continue reading

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Cal Jillson, Political Science, what if Republicans take over the Senate?

Christian Science Monitor …In the run-up to the 2016 election, “it would be in the interest of the Republican majority in both houses, should one develop, and President Obama to position their party brands as able to do business,” says … Continue reading

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Embrey Human Rights Program Director Rick Halperin interviewed about helping hate crime survivor Rais Bhuiyan promote a “World Without Hate”

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Cal Jillson, political science professor, Rick Perry tries for positive spin on indictment

Business Insider….. Cal Jillson, a political science professor at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, said Perry has a brief chance to reintroduce himself. If Perry goes to trial, voters will see a parade of Perry operatives discuss the deal-making surrounding … Continue reading

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SMU seismologists, Texas Railroad Commission OKs new rules for injection wells

Star Telegram- State agency OKs new rules for injection wells …Southern Methodist University researchers said this year that they had detected more than 300 quakes large enough to be recorded by multiple seismic monitors the school has deployed in the Azle … Continue reading

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