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Political Science Professor Matthew Wilson on Wendy Davis’ TV ad

KERA….Davis’ ad is a dramatization of an event in 1993. A vacuum cleaner salesman offering in-home demonstrations rapes a young mother while her two children sleep in a nearby room. “The salesman was a sexual predator on probation but the … Continue reading

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Ron Wetherington, Anthropology Professor, Dallas-based institute out to prove biblical version of creation

Dallas Morning News… Dallas researchers out to scientifically prove biblical version of creation Most scientists believe Darwin got it right: Single-celled creatures evolved into complex ones, a process of natural selection and genetic adaptation that over eons turned a primordial … Continue reading

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Political Science Professor quoted in Time

….“Governor Perry’s public relations strategy is to present this indictment as one blow, low and foul, in an ongoing fight between a disgraced, partisan, Democratic, district attorney and a Republican governor fighting for common decency, the rule of law, and … Continue reading

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Final reading of Summer Author Series to feature Creative Writing Professor David Haynes

Creative Writing Professor David Haynes will read from A Star in the Face of the Sky at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at the Audelia Road branch at 10045 Audelia Road. Haynes’s book is about two families coping with the … Continue reading

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Matthew Wilson, Dedman College professor, should the government say whether churches can preach politics from the pulpit?

READ FULL BLOG POST HERE MATTHEW WILSON, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Southern Methodist University The limitation on political activity by religious organizations is both misguided and unenforceable in any coherent, consistent way, and should thus be repealed. Many of … Continue reading

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Jeffrey Engel, director of the Center for Presidential History and Dedman College professor in Washington Times

Washington Times: …“I think people are remarkably flippant. Neither side thinks this is actually going to happen,” said Jeffrey Engel, director of the Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University. “In recent years it seems the rhetoric has increased … Continue reading

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Experimental particle physicist Jodi Cooley hunts for dark matter

Dark matter makes up much of the universe, and surrounds us all like an invisible soup. Physicists have hunted dark matter particles for decades, but they continue to elude observation.   Now a major international experiment aimed at discovering dark … Continue reading

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Psychologist Chrystyna D. Kouros, Marital tension harms parent’s bond with child, especially dads

Medical Express: Children suffer consequences, too, when mom and dad argue or have tension in their relationship, experts warn. Dads, in particular, let the negative emotions and tension from their marriage spill over and harm the bond they have with … Continue reading

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Andrea Meltzer, Psychology: Is Your Relationship Making You Fat

U.S News – ….“They’ve found the person they plan to spend the rest of their life with, and if they’re thinking about their weight in terms of appearance, they’re going to let themselves go a little bit,” says Andrea Meltzer​, … Continue reading

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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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