Category Archives: Faculty News

Students honor Dedman College professors’ excellence with 2015 HOPE Awards

SMU’s Department of Residence Life and Student Housing honored 45 exceptional University educators, 26 Dedman College professors, at the 2015 HOPE Awards Banquet. HOPE (Honoring Our Professors’ Excellence) Award recipients are named through student staff member nominations as professors who … Continue reading

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Dedman College researchers say Dallas should prepare for larger earthquakes

The Scoop Blog, Dallas Morning News The 3.1 magnitude earthquake that hit Dallas Friday morning showed that this sequence of tremors is not dying down as quickly as many had hoped. “Past sequences have popped up and decayed,” said SMU … Continue reading

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Aaron Crawford, Center for Presidential History, Hillary Clinton needs Elizabeth Warren or another Democratic primary challenger

International Business Times Originally posted: March 2, 2015 WASHINGTON — Let’s say Hillary Clinton glides into Iowa with no serious opposition — as seems likely. Then, on the night of the caucus, she gets only 70 percent of the vote. … Continue reading

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Joshua Rovner, Tower Center, The U.S. just leaked its war plan in Iraq. Why?

Washington Post Last week U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) gave a remarkably detailed press briefing about its intended late spring offensive to drive the Islamic State out of the critical Iraqi city of Mosul. Critics immediately jumped on CENTCOM and the … Continue reading

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Matthew Wilson, Political Science, Top Texans can’t resist ranting about gay marriage

Star-Telegram Originally Posted: Feb. 21, 2015   Mighty as it is, Texas is not mighty enough to turn back the clock. Every marriage soon might be performed and recognized nationwide under a federal ruling, a stroke for liberty and an … Continue reading

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Virtual Training At SMU Helps Women Say “No”

CBS DFW SMU researchers have created a tool to help women develop the confidence to say “no”. WATCH VIDEO

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Congratulations Dr. Santosh D’Mello, 2015 Distinguished Scientist Award Recipient

Dr. D’Mello has been selected by the Council of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine as one of the 2015 recipients of the Distinguished Scientist Award. Distinguished Scientists will be announced at the Society’s annual Socializer and Awards Presentation at the … Continue reading

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More than 1,000 participants expected at Beal Bank Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair

DALLAS (SMU) – More than 1,000 junior high and high school students are expected to participate in the 2015 Beal Bank Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair on Saturday, Feb. 21, in Fair Park. Co-sponsored by SMU, participants — who … Continue reading

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Willard Spiegelman, Everything Is Going On Brilliantly: Oscar Wilde and Philadelphia’ Review

Wall Street Journal Originally Posted: Feb 18, 2015 The City of Brotherly Love is having an affair with Oscar Wilde. This historic bastion of Quakerism, the butt of jokes from the likes of W.C. Fields, has embraced the flamboyant gay … Continue reading

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Neil Foley, History, 25 Years of McCuistion: A Brief History of Immigration

25 Years of McCuistion Originally Posted: Feb. 16, 2015 The history of immigration in the United States is the topic of today’s discussion. Ironically even though the United States is a nation of immigrants, immigration has been a controversial issue … Continue reading

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