Dallas To Build Memorial To Lynching Of Allen Brooks

CBS DFW Originally Posted: April 26, 2017 DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The noon hour along Dallas’ Main Street Thursday afternoon resembled the images of pedestrian hustle and bustle normally seen on the sidewalks of Manhattan or Chicago’s Michigan Avenue. Large crowds of dog walking residents, joggers, tourists and Central Business District workers fill the walkways of Dallas’ center. “It’s really growing,” Gerald Britt shared, as he stood at a crosswalk at Main and Akard. Britt is part of a coalition of Dallas leaders who’ve urged the Dallas City Council to mark and recognize history at the Main and Akard intersection, albeit, violent and tragic history. “There were people here with wives, kids, and grandparents watching and approving the lynching of a Allen Brooks right here. He [...]

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Event: April 27, A conference in Honor of Alan Brown’s Retirement

Event Date: Friday, April, 27, 2018 Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.              Reception to follow session 2 at 4:30pm Location: Expressway Tower, Room 208 Memory Quirks, the Study of Odd Phenomena in Memory A conference in Honor of Alan Brown’s Retirement “Brownschrift” Free and open to the public. Register Here  

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Teaching America to Read Was the Perfect Life Mission for Barbara Bush

Fortune Magazine Originally Posted: April 18, 2018 Center For Presidential History Director, Jeff Engel lends expertise to Fortune Magazine on the legacy of Barbara Bush. Barbara Bush, who died Tuesday night at 92, is only the second first lady in American history to have both married and birthed a president. (Abigail Adams was the first.) But while that tidbit will inevitably make its way into the history books, her initiative to promote literacy is the core tenet of her legacy. First ladies often pick areas of policy to champion—and Bush chose literacy. She launched a literacy foundation in her name in 1989, the first year of her husband’s presidency. The goal of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy is to ensure that every child, [...]

By | 2018-04-24T07:52:29+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, History|Comments Off on Teaching America to Read Was the Perfect Life Mission for Barbara Bush

Mexicans help create, not take jobs away from Texans, SMU study says

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: April 19, 2018 Far from taking jobs away from Texans, Mexicans are helping create additional employment opportunities, providing valuable labor for a growing economy and helping the deepening integration with Mexico, according to the Texas-Mexico Center at Southern Methodist University. The findings of the first research study by the center come as the Trump administration cracks down on unauthorized immigrants, referring to them as criminals and calling for a wall between both countries. The center's study called for "freer migration" across the border and fewer barriers to international crossings, touting Texas as an example of cooperation with Mexico. Juan Gonzalez (center) is CEO and chairman of GRUMA. Matthew Meyers (left) is dean of the Cox School of Business, and Tom Di [...]

By | 2018-04-20T07:20:59+00:00 April 20th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, Faculty News, Political Science, Tower Center|Comments Off on Mexicans help create, not take jobs away from Texans, SMU study says

Registration for Memory Quirks, the Study of Odd Phenomena in Memory is Open

REGISTER HERE A conference in Honor of Alan Brown’s Retirement "Brownschrift" Agenda: Friday, April, 27, 2018 1:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Expressway Tower, Room 208 Reception to follow session 2 at 4:30pm 1:30 – Conference Begins Welcome: Dr. George Holden, Psychology Chair Dr. Bennett Schwartz, Program Committee 1:30-2:45 Session #1 • Dr. Anne Cleary (Colorado State) • Dr. David Mitchell (Kennesaw State) • Dr. Bennett Schwartz (Florida International) • Dr. Anthony Ryals (North Texas) 2:45-3:00 Break & Refreshments 3:00-4:15 Session #2 • Dr. Robert Batsell (Kalamazoo) • Dr. Steve Smith (Texas A & M) • Dr. Neil Mulligan (North Carolina) • Dr. Elizabeth Marsh (Duke University) Closing Comments: Dr. Alan Brown (SMU) 4:30 – Reception at SMU’s Continuing and Professional Education Building, 5539 SMU Blvd. [...]

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George W. Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative to Launch June 1

SMU News Originally Posted: April 18, 2018 The Bush Institute's Director of Economic Growth, Matthew Rooney, and the Deputy Director, Laura Collins, will be joined in the initiative by Dr. Cullum Clark, Adjunct Professor of Economics at SMU, who will serve as a director. Partnership aims to advance policies that promote domestic economic growth and strengthen our competitiveness in the global economy The George W. Bush Institute and SMU are joining forces to launch the Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative on June 1. This effort will combine the existing Economic Growth Initiative of the Bush Institute with the public policy-relevant work of the SMU Department of Economics. The objective is to build the initiative into a globally respected policy voice on the most pressing economic [...]

By | 2018-04-19T11:01:17+00:00 April 19th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Economics, Faculty News|Comments Off on George W. Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative to Launch June 1

Verify: Is West Texas sinking?

WFAA 8 Originally Posted: April 18, 2018 A new research report, from Southern Methodist University and funded by NASA, found a "…large swath of West Texas oil patch is heaving and sinking at alarming rates." A new research report, from Southern Methodist University and funded by NASA, found a “…large swath of West Texas oil patch is heaving and sinking at alarming rates.” To find out if West Texas is sinking, first I'm going to the guy who wrote the report, Dr. Zhong Lu. He's a geophysicist who studies the earth using satellites. By shooting a radar beam from space -- like a measuring stick -- a satellite can calculate elevation changes down to the centimeter. Lu did that over a 4000 square mile area. [...]

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SMU Research Day 2018

SMU YouTube Originally Posted: April 15, 2018 https://youtu.be/xok6MaHgFGY    

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