New books for SMU holiday-roundup

Faculty, staff, students and alumni: Did you publish a general-interest book in 2016? SMU News is seeking information on your publications for possible inclusion in its end-of-year holiday book list. Please complete the brief web form at www.smu.edu/news/books to submit your book information, and send a high-resolution electronic cover image to smubooks@mail.smu.edu. Please include in the web form a web address where News and Communications can find more information. Questions? Contact the book list editor Cherri Gann at cgann@smu.edu or 214-768-7657. The deadline is Friday, Dec. 9, 2016.  

Jo Guldi, History, Leaving Behind the Yellow Submarine

Boston Review Originally Posted: November 22, 2016 The final scene of the 1968 animated Beatles movie, Yellow Submarine, shows the character of Jeremy Hillary Boob, Ph.D., pirouetting through the cosmos, borne by a constantly expanding flower. He is the nerd-hero; he has triumphed over the closed-minded, music-hating threat of the Blue Meanies, proving that even the cruelest of adversaries can be transformed by the power of beauty, love, and a classical education. Yet when we first meet him, Jeremy is pitiable, a “Nowhere Man”: a bulbously shaped, furry, pink-tailed creature who alone remains in the void when a Vacuum Monster sucks the world into his snout and then devours himself. He babbles in Latin about his articles, his essay for The New Statesman, his educational pedigree, and [...]

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Trump presidency: Five bumpy White House transitions

BBC News Originally Posted: November 11, 2016 Dedman College expert Jeffrey A. Engel, Ph.D., is quoted in this BBC story originally published on Nov. 11. Jefferey Engel is an award-winning American history scholar and director of the Center for Presidential History at SMU. He is an expert on the U.S. presidency and American diplomatic history. By Courtney Subramanian BBC News, Washington Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES President Barack Obama took the first step in passing the presidential baton to his successor Donald Trump after the two spoke for more than an hour in what was meant to be a brief meeting. "He's a good man," said Mr Trump, the soon-to-be 45th president, of his predecessor. But that compliment belied years of clashes between the two men. Mr Trump has referred [...]

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Join “A Gathering For Dignity” Friday (11/11) 1 p.m. at the Flagpole

Watch: Donald Trump’s Victory was Unexpected

Fox 4 Originally Posted: November 9, 2016 Professor Jeffrey Engel, director of SMU’s Center for Presidential History, looks at Donald Trump’s victory Tuesday in the race for the White House, including how Trump makes the transition from campaign rhetoric to presidential rhetoric. https://youtu.be/djYdvKSZjg4

By | November 10th, 2016|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, History|Comments Off on Watch: Donald Trump’s Victory was Unexpected

Read the Latest Inside Dedman College, Fall 2016 Newsletter

Vol. 2 Features: Dean's Message The Slope of Success Dedman College Scholars: Building on Success In and Out of the Classroom Part One: Helping Exceptional Students Find Their Way Part Two: A Lasting Impact Part Three: Preparing for the Future Student Feature A Tower Scholar’s Life in Uganda Faculty Features Grappling with Culture and Citizenship: Dr. Hervé Tchumkam Explores French Identity Sharing Ideas Across Oceans: Department of Chemistry to Host International Exchange Bringing the Past into Context: Dr. Jo Guldi and the Digital Humanities Science at an Unprecedented Scale World Changers Major in World Languages Alumni Feature ‘My Passion, My Philanthropy:’ Lauren Embrey on Giving Bold and ‘Now’ What's New Biophysics: New Major on the Hilltop

A.J. Jeffries on Life as a Scholar and Athlete

Tower Center Originally Posted: October 27, 2016 The Tower Center sat down with Tower Scholar A.J. Jeffries to discuss his experience with the Tower Scholars Program and the SMU men’s soccer team. Jeffries is majoring in economics, history and public policy with minors in philosophy and public policy and international affairs. His directed research project is with Hunt Mexico looking at the cross-border electricity trade between the U.S. and Mexico. READ MORE

By | October 28th, 2016|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Economics, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Tower Center, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on A.J. Jeffries on Life as a Scholar and Athlete
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