Watch: Dedman College and the Department of Physics host a Solar Eclipse 2017 viewing party

WATCH Thousands of students, faculty and townspeople showed up on campus Monday, Aug. 21, to view the Great American Solar Eclipse at a viewing hosted by Dedman College and the Physics Department. https://youtu.be/6fjYGPNy8tY  

By | 2017-08-22T11:07:34+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, Faculty News, Physics|Comments Off on Watch: Dedman College and the Department of Physics host a Solar Eclipse 2017 viewing party

No need for glasses to safely view the eclipse tomorrow — thanks to Dedman College & the Department of Physics

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: August 20, 2017 Can't find solar eclipse glasses? Here are some Dallas-area events where you can get them Southern Methodist University Can't make any events to get free eclipse glasses? The SMU physics department will make viewing the solar eclipse without glasses a little easier. The department will use mirrors to safely project the eclipse into the rotunda of Dallas Hall, eliminating the need for eclipse glasses. The event will be from 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dallas Hall is at 3225 University Blvd. in University Park. READ MORE

By | 2017-08-20T18:21:43+00:00 August 20th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, Faculty News, Physics, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on No need for glasses to safely view the eclipse tomorrow — thanks to Dedman College & the Department of Physics

Dedman College and Physics will project solar eclipse into Dallas Hall Rotunda on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017

SMU Forum Originally Posted: August 18, 2017 SMU physics professors have devised a remarkable way to watch next Monday’s historic solar eclipse: They will use mirrors to turn the historic Dallas Hall Rotunda into a giant viewing chamber. Weather permitting, Associate Professor of Physics Stephen Sekula will host for students and the public a homebrew viewing tunnel attached to a telescope on the lawn of Dallas Hall. The total eclipse of the sun will take place on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. The Rotunda event is sponsored by SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences and the Department Physics. The Rotunda image and the viewing tunnel will provide crisp images of the eclipse, and also correspond to NASA’s recommendation to avoid looking directly at the sun, Sekula said. Both methods eliminate the [...]

By | 2017-08-18T19:33:08+00:00 August 20th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, Faculty News, Physics, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Dedman College and Physics will project solar eclipse into Dallas Hall Rotunda on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017

Watch SMU Embrey Human Rights Program Associate Director Dr. Brad Klein speak with CBS DFW on the San Antonio tragedy

CBS News Originally Posted: July 24, 2017 Big Rig Driver Said He Had No Idea Dozens Were In His Trailer. Ten people died in the human trafficking case in San Antonio. http://cbsloc.al/2uu4tjn 

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First DFW ‘Human Rights Youth Summit’ Will Draw Hundreds to SMU Sat., July 15

SMU News Originally Posted: July 12, 2017 Three hundred students, educators and community-outreach leaders will gather at SMU on Saturday, July 15, for the first “Human Rights Youth Summit” set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Martha Proctor Mack Ballroom of Umphrey Lee Center, 3300 Dyer St. “High schoolers shouldn’t have to wait until college to begin learning about human rights, and teachers shouldn’t be afraid to discuss issues young people care about,” says Rick Halperin, director of SMU’s Embrey Human Rights Program, co-sponsoring the free event with the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth. High school students are encouraged to sign up for the “Human Rights Youth Summit” (which will include lunch) onlinewhile seating is available. Registration for community educators and leaders is now closed. The [...]

By | 2017-07-12T17:35:49+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Embrey Human Rights Events, Events|Comments Off on First DFW ‘Human Rights Youth Summit’ Will Draw Hundreds to SMU Sat., July 15

“Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City”

SMU News Originally Posted: July 10, 2017 "Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City" is this fall's common reading selection, which every incoming SMU student is expected to read. There will be small-group discussions on the book written by Matthew Desmond. READ MORE  

Dr. Rick Halperin, Human Rights, Dallas County Becomes First Human Rights County in Texas

WBAP Originally Posted: July 5, 2017 DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF) – Dallas County has become the first county in Texas and only the second in America to designate itself a Human Rights County, joining eleven U.S. cities that have followed the United Nation’s initiative that aims to develop Human Rights communities throughout the world. “Human Rights abuses occur in our community, our country and our world every day. We must lead at the local level. We can’t do everything but we can all do something,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins. “The action taken by the county commissioners will mark a historic turning point in this County’s recognition of Human Dignity and Human Rights for all those who live, work, and visit here. This really puts us on the road [...]

By | 2017-07-06T08:19:50+00:00 July 6th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Embrey Human Rights Events, Faculty News|Comments Off on Dr. Rick Halperin, Human Rights, Dallas County Becomes First Human Rights County in Texas
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