Category Archives: Faculty News

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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Joshua Rovner, comments on U.S.-Ukraine policy in light of Malaysian crash

USA TODAY- “The first question is whether or not U.S. interests have changed at all in the last 24 hours,” said Joshua Rovner, a professor at Southern Methodist University. “It’s been a terrible day, but it’s not clear to me … Continue reading

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Richard B. Johnson Center for Economic Studies and Tec de Monterrey collaborate on research concerning tobacco smoking policies in Mexico.

The Richard B. Johnson Center for Economic Studies and Tec de Monterrey are collaborating on two research projects concerning tobacco smoking policies in Mexico. The research is being conducted by ten Monterrey Tech students under the direction of Professor Jorge … Continue reading

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Bonnie Jacobs Is Searching for History Beyond Ancient in the Trinity River Bottoms

Dallas Observer: Bonnie Jacobs studies plant fossils found in ancient rocks and deeply cored soil samples — bits of ancient leaf, specks of prehistoric pollen, other fragments that provide scientific windows into what was going on in a given spot thousands … Continue reading

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Congratulations Lawrence S. Ruben

Lawrence S. Ruben, Professor of Biological Sciences, retires with emeritus status in 2013-14. Read More Here

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Cal Jillson comments on new series highlighting Texas politics

Star Telegram: “I think this will add to Texas’ visibility around the country,” said Cal Jillson, a political science professor at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. “The old show Dallas certainly did that. “Gov. Perry and others frequently say other … Continue reading

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