Dr. Eric Meeks speaks about history of U.S.-Mexico border and the current national debate

Daily Campus Originally Posted: February 21, 2017 On Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, Dr. Eric Meeks, historian and current Clements Senior Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America, part of Southern Methodist University’s Clements Center for Southwest Studies, spoke about the history of the U.S.-Mexico border, as it relates to the current national debates surrounding the U.S. border and immigration. “With the election of Trump, the border has become front page news every day,” Meeks said. The lecture took place in McCord Auditorium in Dallas Hall where the estimated 120 audience was mostly locals, instead of students. The outreach into the Dallas community shows how central this topic has recently become. Eliana Miranda, a Dallas-based painter, centrals her work around immigration. “I paint about the border [...]

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KERA Think: SMU History Professor Talks About The Russian Revolution

KERA Think Originally Posted: February 22, 2017 One hundred years ago this month, the Russian Empire collapsed with the abdication of Emperor Nicholas II. Daniel Orlovsky, George Bouhe Research Fellow in Russian Studies at SMU, and Boris Kolonitsky, Russian Revolution History Chair at the European University in St Petersburg, Russia, join us to talk about how the Russian Revolution brought about the Soviet Union and eventually the Russia of today. They’ll speak at “The Russian Revolution of 1917: A Centennial View,” a symposium at SMU. READ MORE

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Event: March 2, Scientology Defined

Event Date: 03/02/2017 Location: McCord Auditorium Time: 7:30 pm Listen to two members of the church of Scientology candidly speak about their beliefs. Come with questions! Sponsored by the Religious Studies Club. For more information contact: tmalexander@smu.edu    

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Event: March 1, THIRD RAIL SERIES | Hope or Alarm in the Age of Trump

Event Date: March 1, 2017 Time: 7 pm *NEW Location: Mack Ballroom, Third Floor, Umphrey Lee Center, SMU 3300 Dyer StreetDallas, TX 75205 RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/third-rail-series-hope-or-alarm-in-the-age-of-trump-tickets-32162592179

By | February 20th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Events|Comments Off on Event: March 1, THIRD RAIL SERIES | Hope or Alarm in the Age of Trump

Perot Museum, DCII host ‘Past, Present and Future’ fossil lecture downtown on Thursday Feb. 23, 2017

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science and SMU invite the entire University community to a special event on Thursday, Feb. 23. Scott Wing, curator of fossil plants at the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, will speak on “Past, Present & Future – The Truth Is In the Fossils.” A catered reception will precede the lecture at 6 p.m., with remarks at 6:30 p.m. Complimentary valet service is available. Dr. Wing’s lecture is co-hosted by Dedman College’s Scott-Hawkins Lecture Series and the Perot Museum’s Founders Circle Lectures, and presented by Charles Schwab. The event is free and requires an RSVP (two guests per response maximum). To RSVP or request additional guests, contact the Perot Museum, 214-756-5729. READ MORE

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Event: March 1, Introduction to Vectorization on ManeFrame

Event Date: March 1, 2017 Location: Caruth Hall 314 Time: 1:00 - 3:00 PM The Scientific Computation (CSC) spring workshop series will provide a hands-on experience that will guide researchers from the basics of using SMU’s supercomputing resources to advanced parallelization usage. New users are encouraged to take advantage of the introductory “Introduction to Research Computing” workshop that will be given once monthly during the semester. Link for more information: http://www.smu.edu/csc

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Human rights grad’s ‘dream job’ to help program fulfill its dreams

Overheard @SMU Originally posted: February 16, 2017 “The Embrey Human Rights High School Chapters project is in its infancy, but we’re cultivating it based on the energy we get from DFW youth, who really want meaningful human rights education.” Lisa Walters-Vargas –  Lisa Walters-Vargas, new community outreach coordinator for the Embrey Human Rights Program. After earning B.S. degrees in human rights, Spanish, and cultural anthropology from SMU in 2014, Lisa headed to Quito, Ecuador, to work with United to Benefit Ecuadorian Children (and last April helped with earthquake disaster relief). Then came two momentous opportunities: Marrying the love of her life and landing her SMU “dream job.” While everyone’s happy to have Lisa 2,500 miles closer to home, one person has been positively beaming since her return to campus last October: Her father and career inspiration, SMU Assistant [...]

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Listen: Senior Clements Center fellow Eric Meeks on KERA’s Think Wednesday, February 15 at noon

Senior Clements Center for Southwest Studies fellow Eric Meeks will be on KERA’s Think Wednesday, February 15 from noon-1 p.m. Meeks will discuss his work on the history of the US-Mexico borderlands in anticipation of his evening lecture at SMU on February 21st. For more information about Eric Meeks visit: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/Academics/InstitutesCenters/swcenter/Events/Lectures/Meeks

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Event: March 2 Exact geometric approach to the discretization of fluid-structure interactions and the dynamics of tubes conveying fluid

Event Date: Thursday, March 2, 2017 Location: Clements Hall 126 Time: 3:45 pm – 4:30 pm (Refreshments are served 15 minutes before the talk) Mathematics Colloquium Talk by Vakhtang Poutkaradze (University of Alberta) Link for more information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/Academics/Departments/Math/Seminars  

By | February 13th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Events, Mathematics|Comments Off on Event: March 2 Exact geometric approach to the discretization of fluid-structure interactions and the dynamics of tubes conveying fluid
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