George Holden, Psychology, Texas anti-paddling activists see little response to education secretary letter

Houston Press Originally Posted: December 13, 2016 It might be easy to imagine that the age of corporal punishment in Texas schools is, at last, at an end. Representative Alma Allen (D-Harris) and Representative Eddie Lucio III (D-Cameron) have both introduced bills this session to ban corporal punishment. Last month, Secretary of Education John B. King sent a letter to officials urging the 19 states that still allow paddling in schools to end it, while more than 80 advocacy groups – including organizations representing women, people of color and disabled people – penned an open letter recommending the same. But advocates for the end of corporal punishment say that while these letters were exciting, they have yet to lead to actual progress in Texas, where nearly [...]

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Need a last minute gift? How about a book?

SMU News Originally Posted: Complete your holiday gift list with books published in 2016 by the SMU community, including faculty, staff, alumni, libraries and museum. Need to satisfy a history buff? This list has it covered in genres from art to science to the Southwest. Find selections for readers of poetry, personal and spiritual enrichment, young adult fiction and celebrity memoir. There’s a southern-themed cookbook for foodies, a literary Shakespearean riff in the form of a card game, and an arty crime caper filled with mystery and intrigue to the end. This collection has something for all reading preferences, from light to serious. Some selections are available at the SMU bookstore, but all are available via online booksellers unless otherwise noted. Authors are listed alphabetically. [...]

Listen: The Politics Of Intelligence

KERA, THINK Originally Posted: December 19, 2016 In a recent interview with Fox News, President-Elect Donald Trump said it’s unnecessary for him to receive the daily intelligence briefing. And he’s been skeptical of the CIA’s investigation into Russian influence on the presidential election. Joshua Rovner, chair of International Politics and National Security at SMU, joins us to talk about what’s at stake if the future president ignores the intelligence community. LISTEN

By | December 20th, 2016|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Tower Center|Comments Off on Listen: The Politics Of Intelligence

Jeffrey A. Engel, Center for Presidential History, returns to Fox News

Fox4 Originally Posted: December 13, 2016 Jeffrey A. Engel, an award-winning American history scholar and director of SMU Center for Presidential History returns to Fox News to discuss Trump's growing cabinet: Energy, State, and National Security Adviser. http://www.fox4news.com/good-day/223601299-video#.WFFZtlVP6J0

By | December 14th, 2016|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, History|Comments Off on Jeffrey A. Engel, Center for Presidential History, returns to Fox News

A look back at the top SMU news stories of 2016

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Watch: Dr. Rick Halperin, Embrey Human Rights Program, on the Alt-Right Movement

FOX4 News Originally Posted: December 7, 2016 Dr. Rick Halperin is the director of the Embrey Human Rights Program at Southern Methodist Universityin Dallas. He talks about the Alt-Right movement and whether it's a small, vocal minority or a larger trend. WATCH

By | December 9th, 2016|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Embrey Human Rights Events, Faculty News|Comments Off on Watch: Dr. Rick Halperin, Embrey Human Rights Program, on the Alt-Right Movement

Dr. Magnani, SMU seismologist and Earth Sciences professor will speak at The Story Collider

Story Collider Originally Posted: December 8, 2016 M. Beatrice Magnani, a SMU seismologist and Associate Professor in the Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences will be speaking at The Story Collider on Thursday, December 15 in California. Dr. Magnani and four additional speakers from around the country will share stories about earth and space sciences. Read about the speakers and conference here: http://www.storycollider.org/shows/2016/12/15/san-francisco-geosciences

By | December 8th, 2016|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Earth Sciences, Events, Faculty News|Comments Off on Dr. Magnani, SMU seismologist and Earth Sciences professor will speak at The Story Collider

‘Failing Families, Failing Science’

Inside Higher Ed Originally Posted: December 2, 2016 New book about balancing work and home life as an academic scientist warns that failure to address the challenge will cost institutions and science as a whole. By Colleen Flaherty Much of the literature on balancing faculty and home life centers on women. There’s talk of the “baby penalty” for women who choose to have children, for example. A new book, based on five years of research involving academic scientists, sheds more light on the struggles of both men and women as they try to grow their careers and their families. Failing Families, Failing Science: Work-Family Conflict in Academic Science (New York University Press) is based on the idea that work-life balance is not an issue exclusive to women -- and must be [...]

By | December 2nd, 2016|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Sociology, Sociology (Faculty)|Comments Off on ‘Failing Families, Failing Science’
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