Category Archives: Faculty News

Jodi Cooley, Physics, Understanding Dark Matter

Science Friday® Originally Posted: March 31, 2015 Associate Physics Professor Jodi Cooley, an award-winning scientist who studies the nature of dark matter, was interviewed March 27, 2015, on Public Radio International’s Science Friday® by host Ira Flatow. LISTEN Also on … Continue reading

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Rick Halperin, Embrey Human Rights, reactions to new policy against selling execution drugs

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Originally Posted: March 31, 2015 AUSTIN — Since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976, the state of Texas has executed more than a third of all inmates in the nation. But Texas and seven … Continue reading

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Did you miss the Tower Center’s nuclear weapons forum? C-Span was there.

Watch the discussion on nuclear weapons and national security, featuring the Tower Center’s own Joshua Rovner as moderator.  http://cs.pn/1I0FEOy   

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Jeffrey Engel, Tower Center, we need a middle-class president

CNN.com (CNN)There seem to be two prerequisites for the modern U.S. presidency. 1. Being fabulously rich. 2. Successfully pretending you’re not. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz tried his hand at No. 2 last week as he announced his bid for the … Continue reading

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SMU professor examines life of prolific African-American author

TCU 360 Originally Posted: March 29, 2015 William Wells Brown was born into slavery, escaped to London and became the first African-American to publish a novel. An SMU professor visited campus Thursday to discuss the life, travels and cultural significance … Continue reading

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SMU Geothermal Lab is hosting 7th international energy conference and workshop

SMU Geothermal Lab is hosting Power Plays: Geothermal Energy in Oil and Gas Fields May 18-20, 2015 on the SMU Campus in Dallas, Texas. Over 200 individuals in field operations, project development, technology, finance, engineering and resource assessment from the … Continue reading

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Ernest N. Jouriles and Renee McDonald, Psychology, virtual training helps assertiveness

SMU Daily Campus Originally Posted: March 24, 2015 You’re in the car with a guy you’ve been dating for three weeks. It’s dark out, rain beats down on your window and lightning flashes in the distance. He’s ready to take … Continue reading

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Tim Cassedy Receives NEH Grant for Ambitious Study

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                             March 24, 2015 Once completed, Dr. Cassedy’s project will be “essential reading for anyone in early American studies.” Dallas (SMU) – Dr. Tim Cassedy, assistant professor of English, has been awarded a grant from the National Endowment for … Continue reading

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The best books in Texas: Texas Institute of Letters finalists named

Congratulations to Ezra Greenspan, a finalist for the Carr P. Collins Award for Best Book of Non-fiction and two SMU history PhD alumni, Ramirez Award and Alicia M. Dewey, both finalists for the Texas Institute of Letters most scholarly book. READ … Continue reading

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New courses help students shape ethical dialogue in variety of fields

DALLAS (SMU) – Nine new courses to be taught at SMU beginning this fall aim to address real-world ethical challenges from the political science realm to the video game industry. With $128,000 in grants from SMU’s Cary M. Maguire Center … Continue reading

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