Dedman College alumnus José Manuel Santoyo on DACA, how it impacts his life and what happens if it’s eliminated

D Magazine Originally Posted: March 21, 2017 This is an excerpt from a DMagazine article posted on March 21. You can read the full article here: https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2017/03/what-will-happen-to-dallas-dreamers-daca-trump-dream-act/ What Will Happen to North Texas’ Dreamers? Five undocumented Dallasites share how former President Obama's immigration order, DACA, impacted their lives, what's wrong with it, and what they'll do if it's eliminated. JOSÉ MANUEL SANTOYO, 25 Violence brought José Manuel Santoyo to the United States. His mother fled the state of Michoacán with Jose and his three siblings in 2001. This was about five years before Mexican President Felipe Calderon formally declared war on the cartels, sending nearly 7,000 soldiers to battle them in Santoyo’s home region. “People all around me were getting killed,” he says. “My mother didn’t want us to [...]

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Write, Edit, Repeat!

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 [...]

#MustangsGiveBack is TODAY! Support Dedman College!

What will you support at SMU? Make a gift on March 7, 2017, and be a part of Mustangs Give Back, our annual one-day giving challenge. Here are some of the Dedman College projects on the #MustangsGiveBack list: Bring International Film Festival to Campus: SMU's spring international film festival brings the best of foreign cinema to campus. Films from the Arab world, Africa, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Spain, and many other countries and regions are screened at no cost to students or the general public. This helps bring international cinema to a city, whose existing film venues and festivals tend to exclude such films. Dollar Goal:  $5,000 Integrating History and Technology through training on 3D scanner and printer: Students interact with 3D scanned models in real time, deepening their [...]

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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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: Stanton Sharp Symposium February 22-23

SMU News Originally Posted: February 9, 2017 The Russian Revolution of February and October 1917 is a defining watershed of the twentieth century and the centennial is commemorated and explored here in this two-day symposium. The Russian Revolution, like the French earlier, signaled transformations of the social, political, economic, and cultural orders within and along the borders of the Russian Empire. And it would have tremendous influence beyond, including in Europe, Asia, and Latin America; indeed, its impact was truly global. The Russian Revolution created the world’s first socialist state, the USSR, which attempted to negate or overcome the world of capitalism and markets, to build new types of government, society, family, and gender relationships according to the ideologies of Marx, Engels, and Lenin. In [...]

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Request for Proposals for Undergraduate Mayer Fellows, 2017-2018

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

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