SMU Adventures Originally Posted: March 20, 2017 Associate Professor of Political Science Joe Kobylka and the students in his Honors Program class “The Supreme Court Seminar” are spending six days in the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., doing research in the papers of former Supreme Court Justices. Each student has developed a unique research topic, question, and design, and will use the justices’ papers to find evidence to help answer the question and write a culminating original research paper. An update from Greg G., a sophomore majoring in statistical sciences, and minoring in computer science and history: For all of us on the trip, our ability to easily sift out information that’s unlikely to help us and picking out useful quotes, memos, and snippets [...]
SMU Adventures Originally Posted: March 2017 Twenty-eight members of the SMU and DFW community are traveling throughout Germany March 9-18 to study the Holocaust. The trip is sponsored by the SMU Embrey Human Rights Program. Follow along via SMU Adventures.
SMU Adventures Originally Posted: March 2017 Associate Professor of Political Science Joe Kobylka and the students in his Honors Program class “The Supreme Court Seminar” are spending six days in the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., doing research on the papers of former Supreme Court Justices. Follow along via SMU Adventures.
SMU News Originally Posted: March 9, 2017 Psychology major and SMU forward Semi Ojeleye is this year’s breakout star on the men’s basketball team. The transfer from Duke leads the nationally ranked Mustangs in scoring, but his road to Dallas was not an easy one. Watch: Semi Shines at SMU
Tower Center Blog Originally Posted: March 3, 2017 The Tower Center sat down with Senior Kate Moody, class of 2017, to discuss her research project on the cost of the death penalty in Dallas County. Moody is majoring in human rights and international studies, with minors in Spanish and Public Policy and International Affairs as an HCM Tower Scholar. She plans to attend law school upon graduation in May. Why did you decide to focus your research on the cost-effectiveness of the death penalty in Dallas County? I am a human rights major and from the start of my time in the major, issues with our criminal justice system captured my attention, specifically capital punishment and the use of the death penalty versus life without parole. [...]
SMU Magazine Originally Posted: Spring 2017 Dedman College senior Patricia Nance, a chemistry and math major, has been developing a new polymer for breast implants to reduce infections for women who get reconstructive surgery after breast cancer. For Nance, this research is personal and has a purpose: to benefit women like her grandmother. Read more of the Spring 2017 SMU Magazine cover story. READ MORE: http://blog.smu.edu/…/05/SMU-Magazine-Spring-Summer-2017.pdf *Patricia Nance is also a DCII Hamilton Scholar
Each academic year, DCII sponsors six undergraduate Mayer Undergraduate Research Fellows. These students have a double major or a major and minor(s), and at least one of these must be in Dedman College. With two faculty mentors, each Mayer Fellow conducts a research project that combines and integrates the perspectives of his/her major(s)/minor(s). Mayer Fellows have access to funds to use for research travel or for other expenses related to their research project. See website for details. Link for more information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Programs/Mayer
Tower Center Blog Originally Posted: February 2, 2017 Kovan Barzani is a Junior from Plano, Texas triple majoring in Economics, Public Policy and Management with a minor in political science. Highland Capital Management Tower Scholar Kovan Barzani, class of 2017, managed Jim Burke’s 2016 campaign for the Texas House of Representatives District 114 in Dallas. Barzani started out as a Fellow at the Dallas County Democratic Party, and within a month he was running Burke’s campaign. Barzani is triple majoring in economics, public policy and management. Upon graduation in May he will be working for Capital One in Dallas as a business analyst. The Tower Center sat down with Barzani to hear his story. How did you become Jim Burke’s campaign manager? During my first couple of days as a [...]
SMU Tower Center & Latino CLD award nine new research grants to help Latino communities, inspire policy change
SMU News Originally Posted: January 24, 2017 The Latino Center for Leadership Development (Latino CLD) and SMU’s John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies have awarded nine grants to 13 scholars tapped to provide meaningful research geared to promoting a stronger understanding of the Latino community and creating a dialogue about key societal issues. As the Tower Center–Latino CLD partnership’s first class of grant recipients, each research team will provide final reports that include a white paper with context, analysis and policy recommendations. Awards were chosen by research grant advisory board members Miguel Solis, Latino CLD president; James Hollifield, SMU Tower Center academic director; and Alicia Reyes-Barriéntez and Aileen Cardona-Arroyo, SMU Tower Center postdoctoral fellows. “Issuing these grants marks the beginning of a new approach to policy and research related [...]