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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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. [youtube]https://youtu.be/djYdvKSZjg4[/youtube]

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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

SMU to host early voting Oct. 31, Nov. 1

SMU News Originally Posted: October 26, 2016 DALLAS (SMU) – Early voting for Dallas County residents will be available on the SMU campus Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.  The polling place at the Hughes-Trigg Student Center, 3140 Dyer St., will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. both days, and free parking will be available in the Binkley and Moody parking garages to accommodate early voters. “It can be hard for students living on campus to find the time and transportation to get to off-campus polling places on election day, so we’re very pleased the Dallas County Commissioners chose to locate an early-voting site at SMU,” said Brad Cheves, SMU vice president for development and external affairs.  “This encourages our students to participate in [...]

SMU’s Center for Presidential History event this week, author discusses new biography: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: October 23, 2016 "There is a tide in the affairs of men," wrote William Shakespeare, "which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries." "There is a tide in the affairs of men," wrote William Shakespeare, "which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries." While the quote comes from his play Julius Caesar, it's an apt description of the life of Ulysses S. Grant, another military hero who became his country's leader. In 1860, Grant was a clerk in his brother's leather shop in Galena, Ill. Five years later, he commanded [...]

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