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Final reading of Summer Author Series to feature Creative Writing Professor David Haynes

Creative Writing Professor David Haynes will read from A Star in the Face of the Sky at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at the Audelia Road branch at 10045 Audelia Road. Haynes’s book is about two families coping with the … Continue reading

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Jeffrey Engel, director of the Center for Presidential History and Dedman College professor in Washington Times

Washington Times: …“I think people are remarkably flippant. Neither side thinks this is actually going to happen,” said Jeffrey Engel, director of the Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University. “In recent years it seems the rhetoric has increased … Continue reading

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Experimental particle physicist Jodi Cooley hunts for dark matter

Dark matter makes up much of the universe, and surrounds us all like an invisible soup. Physicists have hunted dark matter particles for decades, but they continue to elude observation.   Now a major international experiment aimed at discovering dark … Continue reading

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Psychologist Chrystyna D. Kouros, Marital tension harms parent’s bond with child, especially dads

Medical Express: Children suffer consequences, too, when mom and dad argue or have tension in their relationship, experts warn. Dads, in particular, let the negative emotions and tension from their marriage spill over and harm the bond they have with … Continue reading

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Andrea Meltzer, Psychology: Is Your Relationship Making You Fat

U.S News – ….“They’ve found the person they plan to spend the rest of their life with, and if they’re thinking about their weight in terms of appearance, they’re going to let themselves go a little bit,” says Andrea Meltzer​, … Continue reading

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George Holden, Psychology, spanking does not work

New York Magazine. Corporal punishment is in the news this week, as a New York court decided that a father had not abused his son by spanking him, reversing an earlier ruling, according to the New York Daily News. Quick … Continue reading

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Joshua Rovner, John Goodwin Tower Chair in International Politics and National Security in the Washington Post

Over the past few months critics have warned that Russian President Vladimir Putin is a cunning strategist and the mastermind of a dangerous new foreign policy. He is playing the long game, they say, making moves in Crimea and Eastern … Continue reading

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Geothermal lab coordinator, Maria Richards comments on oil and gas drilling

New York Times. …..“If you’re wildcatting for geothermal, Africa really is one of those parts of the world where we seem to be going to,” said Maria Richards, coordinator of the geothermal laboratory at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. READ … Continue reading

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Border Crisis: Immigrants or refugees? Why it matters featuring Dr. Faith Nibbs, Dedman professor

WFFA: All this week, we’ve been continuing the conversation about the border crisis. We’ve tried to give perspective on all sides of what is happening. Today’s topic: Are these children immigrants or refugees? And why does it matter? Dr. Faith Nibbs … Continue reading

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Rick Halperin, Embrey Human Rights, comments on the border crisis

WFAA- Rick Halperin, a human rights expert at SMU, says the only legitimate reason is fear of repression by your own government. “But even if it’s one person who reaches this country, this country has a legal and moral obligation to … Continue reading

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