SMU honors outstanding achievement, service at 2016-17 Hilltop Excellence Awards, Honors Convocation

SMU News Originally Posted: April 18, 2017 SMU faculty, staff, administrators and students were recognized with teaching awards, service honors and the University’s highest commendation, the “M” Award, at the 2016-17 Hilltop Excellence Awards Monday, April 17. Earlier in the day, the University honored its best students at the 20th Honors Convocation. The address was delivered by Jo Guldi, assistant professor of history in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. > Find a complete list of award winners from Honors Convocation 2017 A native Dallasite, Guldi studies the history of Great Britain and the British Empire, landscape history, legal history, property law, infrastructure, digital methods, international development, and agrarian studies. As a digital and data historian, she also oversees the lecture series “Data is Made Up of Stories: University-wide Futures From the Digital Humanities,” [...]

By | 2017-04-18T08:42:44+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, Faculty News, History|Comments Off on SMU honors outstanding achievement, service at 2016-17 Hilltop Excellence Awards, Honors Convocation

Congratulations Sabri Ates, Michael Lusztig, and Hiroki Takeuchi recently awarded the Colin Powell Global Order and Foreign Policy Fellowship

Tower Center Blog Originally Posted: April 5, 2017 Three SMU professors Sabri Ates, Michael Lusztig, and Hiroki Takeuchi were awarded the Colin Powell Global Order and Foreign Policy Fellowship for 2017-2018. The award, designed to increase research and scholarship and to enhance teaching effectiveness, gives SMU faculty members up to $5,000 for their research, which contributes to what President Bush referred to as the New World Order. Sabri Ates, associate professor of history, will use the award to finish writing his book Seyyid Abdulqadir Nehri’s Pursuit of an Independent Kurdistan. With the recent developments in Iraq, Syria and Turkey the question of Kurdish statelessness is becoming more pressing. Ates explores what historical conditions account for how the Kurds became the largest ethnic group without its own nation. His book [...]

By | 2017-04-11T10:02:57+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, History, Political Science|Comments Off on Congratulations Sabri Ates, Michael Lusztig, and Hiroki Takeuchi recently awarded the Colin Powell Global Order and Foreign Policy Fellowship

Jeffrey A. Engel, Center for Presidential History director, quoted in Boston Globe

Boston Globe Originally Posted: April 7, 2017 Trump gets needed first win with Gorsuch WASHINGTON — After 77 days in office, President Trump finally got his first legislative win on Friday. All it took was upending a Senate tradition that’s been around for two centuries. The Senate confirmed Judge Neil Gorsuch to become the newest associate justice on the Supreme Court by a vote of 54 to 45, after the elimination of the Supreme Court filibuster on Thursday — a rule that has roots in the very first Congress. The vote, installing a conservative justice to fill the vacancy left by the 2016 death of Justice Antonin Scalia, offers a rare ray of light for Trump’s nascent administration, which has gotten off to a tumultuous [...]

By | 2017-04-10T08:49:44+00:00 April 10th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, History|Comments Off on Jeffrey A. Engel, Center for Presidential History director, quoted in Boston Globe

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 [...]

By | 2017-03-21T11:34:05+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Embrey Human Rights Events, Events, History, World Languages and Literatures|Comments Off on Dedman College alumnus José Manuel Santoyo on DACA, how it impacts his life and what happens if it’s eliminated

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 [...]

By | 2017-02-23T09:44:14+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Events, History|Comments Off on Dr. Eric Meeks speaks about history of U.S.-Mexico border and the current national debate

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

By | 2017-02-23T09:46:30+00:00 February 22nd, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, Faculty News, History|Comments Off on KERA Think: SMU History Professor Talks About The Russian Revolution
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