SMU Homecoming kickoff time is 6:15pm and the homecoming parade on the Boulevard starts at 3:15pm. Join us Saturday at the Dedman College tent on the corner of Bishop & Binkley for food, beverages, and cheering on the Mustangs!
SMU News Originally Posted: October 26, 2017 DALLAS (SMU) — A business leader, a noted attorney and an educator will receive SMU’s Distinguished Alumni Award, the highest honor the University bestows upon its graduates, during a campus ceremony in November. The 2017 Distinguished Alumni are high school football coach Randy L. Allen ’73, businessman/entrepreneur Richard H. Collins ’69, and attorney Albon O. Head, Jr. ’68, ’71. Lacey A. Horn ’04, ’05, treasurer of the Cherokee Nation, will receive the University’s Emerging Leader Award, which recognizes the outstanding achievements of an alumnus or alumna who has graduated in the last 15 years. The Distinguished Alumni Award presentation and dinner will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, on the SMU Main Quad. To purchase tickets, visit the SMU Alumni homepage or call 214-768-4575. [...]
C-SPAN visited Professor McCrossen's class last week to film a lecture on the topic of The Great Depression as a Crisis of Abundance. Stay tuned for more information on the program and official air date.
Houston Chronicle Originally Posted: October 19, 2017 BY: Jeffrey A. Engel. Jeffrey Engel is the founding director of SMU's Center for Presidential History and the author of When the World Seemed New: George H.W. Bush and the End of the Cold War, published next month. North Korea's nuclear threat should have been solved 25 years ago. So President Trump proclaims. But the country remains problematic due not to American negligence, but because at a pivotal moment in history its own leaders misread history. We should not repeat their mistake, forgetting the real meaning of the Cold War's end for American policy: the value, and the virtue, of patience. Trump begins his narrative of failure 25 years ago, and so should we. A new democratic age seemed at hand [...]
Event Date: October 30, 2017 Time: 6-7:30 pm Location: McCord Auditorium RSVP: smucommunityconversations.eventbrite.com
Candy's Dirt Originally Posted: September 29, 2017 The discussion was at times contentious, but overall, Dallas Independent School District trustees were unified in their desire to change the names of four schools currently named for Confederate leaders. The board voted unanimously to require schools named after Albert Sidney Johnson, Robert E. Lee, Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson and William L. Cabell to change their names. A fifth school, John B. Hood Middle School, changed its name to Piedmont G.L.O.B.A.L. Academy last year. As expected, there was plenty of spleens vented during the time afforded for public comment at the beginning of the meeting. In the end, those speaking about the subject were fairly evenly split for and against. “Your resolution creates a new and separate set of [...]
Ballpark Podcast Originally Posted: September 27, 2017 The current US president is not the first American leader to use inflammatory rhetoric about Latinos and push anti-immigration policies, but Donald Trump’s presidency has certainly brought these issue to the forefront of American politics. This episode we’re diving into the fear, resentment, and history behind racism towards Latinos, and in doing so, we’ll see that this is far from a recent phenomenon. This episode features Neil Foley, Robert and Nancy Dedman Endowed Chair in History at Southern Methodist University. He the author of Quest for Equality: The Failed Promise of Black-Brown Solidarity and Mexicans and the Making of America, which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in History in 2015. Our discussion includes Susannah Crockford, Research Officer for Inform and [...]
David Weber, Dedman emeritus, first-person accounts of sites explore history, identity of the West in new book First Impressions
Albuquerque Journal Originally Posted: September 25, 2017 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico has a prominent and deserved presence in the newly released book “First Impressions: A Reader’s Journey to Iconic Places of the American Southwest.” That prominence is marked by the fact that seven of the 15 places referenced in the book are in the state. The seven have imbued New Mexico with its recognizable enchantment ——Santa Fe, Acoma Pueblo, Zuni Pueblo, Carlsbad Caverns, Chaco Canyon, El Morro/Inscription Rock and the Taos Valley; the latter is really three iconic sites in one —— Taos Pueblo, the town of Taos and Ranchos de Taos. As you can see, in this context “place” is broadly defined. Likewise, the meaning of book’s title. “First Impressions” refers to the [...]