Category Archives: Dedman College Research

Sociology students learn about West Dallas barrios from Rosemary Hinojosa of DMAHL

Students enrolled in Sociology 4390 Advanced Methods had a unique opportunity to learn about West Dallas barrios from SMU alumni Rosemary Hinojosa. Mrs. Hinojosa currently works with DMAHL, Dallas Mexican-American Historical League, to preserve the rich culture and history of … Continue reading

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Aubrey Richardson awarded the Joseph E. Pryor Fellowship

Aubrey Richardson, double major in Sociology and Psychology, was awarded the Joseph E. Pryor Fellowship from Region II of the Alpha Chi National College Honors Society. The Pryor Fellowship is presented to a graduating senior who plans to pursue full … Continue reading

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Advocacy, creativity can fight poverty, journalist says at CitySquare event

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: March 20, 2015 By DEBORAH FLECK CitySquare does its part to fight poverty in Dallas. Through service, advocacy and friendship, the nonprofit has been at the forefront. Yet challenges remain. Journalist Nicholas Kristof talked about … Continue reading

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Weatherford Geoscience Services Trailer at SMU

A geoscience services oil field trailer will be giving demonstrations at SMU on Thursday of what analyses are performed while a well is being drilled. Normally, the equipment is next to a well, but from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. … Continue reading

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Daily Mail: The 17 million-year-old whale that reveals when man first walked on two feet: Mammal’s wrong turn up river sheds light on Africa’s ancient swamplands

Originally Posted: March 17, 2015 London’s Daily Mail covered the research of SMU paleontologist Louis L. Jacobs, a professor in the Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences of SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. Jacobs is co-author of … Continue reading

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Oldest Whale Fossil Provides Date for East Africa’s Uplift

Laboratory Equipment Originally Posted: March 17, 2015 Uplift associated with the Great Rift Valley of East Africa and the environmental changes it produced have puzzled scientists for decades because the timing and starting elevation have been poorly constrained. Now paleontologists … Continue reading

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Ancient whale fossil helps reveal birthplace of humanity

UPI A fossil lost for nearly 40 years is offering clues as to when and how ancient climate change in Africa spurred human evolution. By Brooks Hays CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 17 (UPI) — Prehistorians believe the transition from dense, elevated … Continue reading

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SMU professors aim to prevent sexual assault with bystander program

Dallas Morning News By MELISSA REPKO Originally Posted: March 16, 2015 A boyfriend and girlfriend fighting at a party. A couple stumbling around in an alcohol-fueled stupor. A teen getting pressured to kiss someone who gave her a ride. Those … Continue reading

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Dallas mayor gives $10,000 to new Santos Rodriguez scholarship at SMU

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: March 16, 2015 Mayor Mike Rawlings became the first private donor to the Santos Rodriguez Memorial Scholarship at Southern Methodist University. This weekend, he pledged a personal check of $10,000 for the new SMU endowment … Continue reading

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Deep Vellum Publishing founder gets people to think about literature in a new way

Culture Map Originally Posted: March 17, 2015 New York may be the center of the publishing universe, but not if Deep Vellum founder Will Evans has anything to do with it. Evans has ambitious plans for our city’s role in … Continue reading

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