From the middle of The Mob: An insider’s look at SMU’s rowdy, courtside student fan section

SMU News Originally Posted: March 13, 2017 DALLAS (SMU) - The sound of the dribble-smack against wood, sneaker-screech on slick panels and screaming voices all reverberate in Moody Coliseum whenever an opponent challenges the Mustangs on their home court. In the heart of this commotion sits The Mob – that wild rabble of rambunctious student fans – who unlike most mobs, boldly bear their membership across their chests. Whenever the men’s basketball team was in the house this season, so was one of the proudest members of The Mob. Tammy Winter is an SMU senior Economics and Public Policy major who never missed a game – or celebrity appearance - in the last two years she's been cheering for her Mustangs with The Mob. Few [...]

By | 2017-03-17T06:44:46+00:00 March 17th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Economics, Political Science|Comments Off on From the middle of The Mob: An insider’s look at SMU’s rowdy, courtside student fan section

Political Science in Washington, 2017

SMU Adventures Originally Posted: March 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 on the papers of former Supreme Court Justices. Follow along via SMU Adventures.

By | 2017-03-16T11:53:15+00:00 March 16th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Political Science, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Political Science in Washington, 2017

#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 [...]

Who are the undocumented? 5 things to know

Take Two Originally Posted: February 15, 2017 According to estimates out by Pew Research, L.A. and Orange Counties are home to over 1 million people living here illegally. Nationwide, the number is around 11 million. But digging into the data yields some interesting facts, says James Hollifield. He directs the Tower Center at Southern Methodist University in Dallas and is a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center. Five key points: The undocumented population is actually going down across the nation. "We have seen a declining number of the undocumented and [one of the] reasons for this is that some people are actually returning, going home, especially a lot of Mexicans. We've seen a surge of people living in the United States in an unauthorized status [...]

By | 2017-02-28T08:19:08+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Political Science, Tower Center|Comments Off on Who are the undocumented? 5 things to know

SMU mourns the death of Professor Dennis Simon

SMU News Originally Posted: February 15, 2017 DALLAS (SMU) – SMU Associate Professor of Political Science Dennis Simon died Sunday, February 12, in Dallas after a long illness. An SMU faculty member since 1986, he was a recognized expert on the American presidency, national elections, women and the political glass ceiling, and the politics of change in the United States. Passionate about his students and his work, he continued to teach and present lectures on the presidential elections to the SMU community through fall of 2016. "Dennis Simon's legacy at SMU will not be forgotten," said SMU President R. Gerald Turner. "He was both a brilliant scholar and devoted teacher, talents he bridged with a sense of humor that never wavered. Dr. Simon invested his [...]

By | 2017-02-15T10:04:21+00:00 February 15th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Political Science, Tower Center|Comments Off on SMU mourns the death of Professor Dennis Simon

Joshua Rovner, Tower Center, on Fox4

Fox 4 News Originally Posted: February 14, 2016 Joshua Rovner is the Tower Distinguished Chair in International Politics & National Security Policy and Director of Studies for Tower Center for Political Studies. Watch him on Fox 4 News as he discusses Michael Flynn's rapid departure as national security adviser http://www.fox4news.com/home/235639535-story

By | 2017-02-15T08:17:07+00:00 February 15th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Political Science, Tower Center|Comments Off on Joshua Rovner, Tower Center, on Fox4

Michael Flynn’s resignation raises Russian connection questions

KRLD Originally Posted: February 14, 2017 Joshua Rovner, the Tower Center's Distinguished Chair in International Politics & National Security Policy, talks with KRLD radio about the resignation of President Trump's national security adviser Michael Flynn. Members of Congress are calling for an investigation into the circumstances leading up to the resignation and perhaps linking it with an existing probe into alleged Russian meddling in the United States political system. Listen to Rovner's interview

By | 2017-02-14T18:32:44+00:00 February 14th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Political Science, Tower Center|Comments Off on Michael Flynn’s resignation raises Russian connection questions

In Memoriam — Dennis Simon

It is with great sadness that we write to inform you that Dennis Simon, Associate Professor of Political Science and founding member of the John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies, passed away on February 12, 2017. Arrangements are pending at this time. We send our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Dennis Simon.

By | 2017-02-13T17:06:53+00:00 February 13th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Political Science, Tower Center|Comments Off on In Memoriam — Dennis Simon

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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