Category Archives: Faculty News

Matthew Wilson, Political Science, lieutenant governor candidates on education

KERA Posted Oct. 20, 2014 …..As the Republican nominee in a red state, Patrick is the front-runner in this race. Southern Methodist University Political Science Professor Matthew Wilson believes if Patrick wins he would take his tea party values to … Continue reading

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Bernard Weinstein, Economics, Declining Oil Prices Won’t Slow Drilling

The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register Posted Oct. 21, 2014 WHEELING – Two geology professors do not expect to see a slowdown in Marcellus and Utica shale drilling just because the price of oil dropped from a recent high of $107 … Continue reading

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Ezra Greenspan, English, new biography of black Civil War-era author William Wells Brown is now out

The New Yorker Published Oct. 20, 2014 WILLIAM WELLS BROWN, by Ezra Greenspan (Norton). This biography of the most prolific black author of the Civil War era follows its subject from a slave farm in Missouri through a daring escape … Continue reading

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Benjamin Phrampus, Earth Sciences, could methane gas explain Bermuda Triangle?

Discovery Published Oct. 16, 2014 …”Gas hydrate is known to exist along the U.S. North Atlantic continental margin, with a very large province on Blake Ridge (north of the Bermuda Triangle),” Benjamin Phrampus, an Earth scientist at Southern Methodist University in … Continue reading

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George Holden, Psychology, to spank or not to spank

Christian Science Monitor Published Oct 19, 2014 BOSTON — The way corporal punishment evolved in Sandy Haase’s family is, in many ways, typical. Growing up in Orange County, in California, in the 1960s, Ms. Haase knew what would happen if … Continue reading

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Cal Jillson, Political Science, Is Ebola Obama’s Katrina moment?

Christian Science Monitor Oct. 18, 2014 …“His White House team has really throughout his administration — but particularly in recent years, when approval ratings have been languishing – seemed not to anticipate developments,” says Cal Jillson, a political scientist at … Continue reading

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The Psychology of Fear with psychologist Alicia Meuret

KERA public radio 90.1 hosted SMU psychologist Alicia Meuret on Krys Boyd‘s “Think” program Oct. 6. Meuret, Boyd and Madhukar Trivedi, chair of the University of Texas-Southwestern’s Mental Health Department, discussed “How fear serves us and when it can lead … Continue reading

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Social Studies Revised

THINK, KERA. Originally posted: October 6, 2014 Texas is considering new social studies textbooks for public school students for the first time since 2002. This hour, we’ll talk about questions that have arisen about how they teach culture and religion … Continue reading

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Faith Nibbs, resettlement experiences of Hmong refugees in Texas and Germany

The process of integrating immigrant newcomers, particularly refugees, is complex and involves many possible approaches. Integration, as perceived and driven by national agendas, may not be felt or experienced in the same way by refugees. The concept of belonging offers … Continue reading

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Associate Professor of History & Director of the Center for Presidential History on Secret Service Changes

(CNN) — Some people are wondering about the capability of the Secret Service after it was revealed that Omar Gonzalez, the fence jumper who breached White House security two weeks ago, made it much farther into the house than previously … Continue reading

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