Congratulations to Anthropology Ph.D. Candidate Rachel Burger, Recently Awarded a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Award

Department of Anthropology Facebook Page Originally Posted: November 15, 2017 "Rachel’s research examines the affects of population aggregation on food acquisition behavior. Food security, the availability of and access to safe and healthy food, is a key question in global social theory and a primary concern for developing nations. As the world's population increases, longitudinal data is necessary to understand how best to measure food insecurity in modern communities and to predict, prepare for, and respond to future trends in food availability and access as the environment changes. Archaeology is perfectly poised to examine how communities in the past collectively managed crucial animal protein resources and how such practices can lead to food sovereignty (the democratic production and distribution of food) and enduring traditions over time. [...]

By | 2017-11-15T18:15:54+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Anthropology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Graduate News|Comments Off on Congratulations to Anthropology Ph.D. Candidate Rachel Burger, Recently Awarded a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Award

Billion-Dollar Bumble: How Whitney Wolfe Herd Built America’s Fastest-Growing Dating App

Forbes Originally Posted: This story appears in the December 12, 2017 issue of Forbes. When Whitney Wolfe Herd started planning an October launch party for a new product at Bumble, America's fastest-growing dating-app company, she was deliberate in her choice of venue: the Manhattan space that for 57 years hosted the Four Seasons restaurant, where regulars like Henry Kissinger, Vernon Jordan, Edgar Bronfman and Stephen Schwarzman created the ultimate power lunch. The space now has a new name, new management and a new menu. And, as Herd insists, a new perspective on business. "The power lunch is no longer just for men," Herd announces to the mostly young, mostly female crowd, before ceding the stage to the pop star Fergie. "We all deserve a seat at [...]

By | 2017-11-15T18:24:34+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences|Comments Off on Billion-Dollar Bumble: How Whitney Wolfe Herd Built America’s Fastest-Growing Dating App

Prestigious Academy welcomes SMU anthropologist

SMU Magazine Originally Posted: November 1, 2017 SMU anthropologist Caroline Brettell celebrated her election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences during a ceremony at the Academy’s headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts on October 7. The 228 new fellows and foreign honorary members — representing the sciences, the humanities and the arts, business, public affairs and the nonprofit sector — were announced in April as members of one of the world’s most prestigious honorary societies. In addition to Brettell, the class of 2017 includes actress Carol Burnett, musician John Legend, playwright Lynn Nottage, immunologist James Allison and many others. Brettell is the fourth SMU faculty member to be elected to the Academy. She joins David Meltzer, Henderson-Morrison Professor of Prehistory in Dedman College (class of 2013), Scurlock University Professor of Human Values Charles Curran (class of 2010), [...]

By | 2017-11-10T10:50:20+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Anthropology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News|Comments Off on Prestigious Academy welcomes SMU anthropologist

SMU Clements Center for Southwest Studies to Host Nov. 15 Book Prize Event for Three Roads to Magdalena Author

SMU News Originally Posted: Nov. 8, 2017 David Wallace Adams developed the book during a Clements Center fellowship DALLAS (SMU) – Acclaimed as a unique and enduring window into borderlands history, David Wallace Adams’ 2016 book, Three Roads to Magdalena: Coming of Age in a Southwest Borderland, 1890-1990, will be awarded this year’s Weber-Clements Prize for Best Non-Fiction Book on Southwestern America Wednesday, Nov. 15, at SMU. The free public event, hosted by the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, will be held in the Texana Room of Fondren Library, 6404 Hilltop Lane. A reception from 5 to 5:30 will be followed by a lecture and book-signing from 5:30 to 6:30. Seating for the event is limited; register here or contact swcenter@smu.edu, 214-768-3684 or raelmore@smu.edu. Three Roads [...]

By | 2017-11-08T16:01:33+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Anthropology|Comments Off on SMU Clements Center for Southwest Studies to Host Nov. 15 Book Prize Event for Three Roads to Magdalena Author

Congratulations to Dedman College Economics Professor Danila Serra, recipient of the Journal of the European Economic Association “Excellence in Refereeing Award”

Congrats to Department of Economics Professor, Danila Serra. She is a recipient of the Journal of the European Economic Association “Excellence in Refereeing Award.” The Award recognizes the outstanding work of those referees whose service and dedication have contributed to the high quality and prestige of the Journal of the European Economic Association. https://www.eeassoc.org/doc/upload/JEEA_Excellence_in_Refereeing_201720171104220726.pdf  

By | 2017-11-06T10:33:25+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Economics, Faculty News|Comments Off on Congratulations to Dedman College Economics Professor Danila Serra, recipient of the Journal of the European Economic Association “Excellence in Refereeing Award”

New book from SMU historian Jeffrey Engel examines leadership, patience of Bush ’41 at end of Cold War

SMU News Originally Posted: November 2, 2017 November 2, 2017 DALLAS (SMU) – The collapse of the Soviet Union at the end of 1991 was widely perceived as a victory for freedom and democracy – the end of the Cold War. Yet it threatened to be a destabilizing victory as the balance of global power shifted. Jeffrey Engel, founding director of SMU’s Center for Presidential History, has written a compelling new book that reveals how President George H. W. Bush navigated the choppy waters that followed. When the World Seemed New: George H.W. Bush and the End of the Cold War (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017) is available Nov. 7, and Engel will discuss and sign the book at a public event on the SMU campus on Nov. [...]

By | 2017-11-03T07:05:04+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, History|Comments Off on New book from SMU historian Jeffrey Engel examines leadership, patience of Bush ’41 at end of Cold War

No Resting Place: Holocaust Poland. New book reflects unique and transformative human rights learning experience

SMU News Originally Posted: October 17, 2017 DALLAS (SMU) – Bearing witness to Poland’s deep physical and emotional scars that linger long after World War II – when the Nazis made the country the epicenter of the Holocaust – is the focus of a new book by SMU’s Embrey Human Rights Program: No Resting Place: Holocaust Poland (Terrace Partners, $39.95). The large-format hardcover combines more than 200 contemporary photos of occupied Poland’s deadliest Holocaust sites with historical vignettes and poignant observations from those who have experienced one of the most comprehensive, longest-running Shoah study trips offered by a U.S. university. Preview the book here. Each December, the two-week “Holocaust Poland” trip – led for more than 20 years by SMU Prof. Rick Halperin – exposes [...]

By | 2017-10-17T18:53:40+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Embrey Human Rights Events, Faculty News|Comments Off on No Resting Place: Holocaust Poland. New book reflects unique and transformative human rights learning experience

Flashback: SMU alum won Nobel Prize

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: October 8, 2017 Editor's note: Take a look back at The Dallas Morning News archives. In October 1980, Dallas-raised James Cronin became the first SMU graduate to win a Nobel Prize. Although Cronin's prize-winning physics work was done while working at Long Island, N.Y.'s Brookhaven National Laboratory, he credited his Dallas education for inspiring him to pursue a life of scientific study. Teachers at Highland Park High School remembered him fondly. SMU's Dr. Harold Jeskey recalled that his colleague, physics department chairman Frank C. McDonald, made it clear that "one of his great, great prides was Jimmy Cronin." The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences noted that while Cronin's work was "without direct practical applications," it held "great importance for the understanding of elementary matter [...]

By | 2017-10-10T17:52:08+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Chemistry, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Physics|Comments Off on Flashback: SMU alum won Nobel Prize

Congratulations to SMU Anthropologist Caroline Brettell inducted to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences on Oct. 7

SMU News Originally Posted: October 6, 2017 DALLAS (SMU) — Noted SMU anthropologist Caroline Brettell will be inducted as a fellow into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences during a ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Academy’s headquarters in Cambridge, Mass. Brettell joins 228 new fellows and foreign honorary members — representing the sciences, the humanities and the arts, business, public affairs and the nonprofit sector — as a member of one of the world’s most prestigious honorary societies. “Caroline Brettell is an internationally recognized leader in the field of migration, and one of Dedman College’s most productive scholars,” said Thomas DiPiero, dean of SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. “I couldn’t be happier to see her win this well-deserved accolade.” “I am surprised and deeply honored to receive [...]

By | 2017-10-07T09:53:21+00:00 October 7th, 2017|Anthropology, DCII, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News|Comments Off on Congratulations to SMU Anthropologist Caroline Brettell inducted to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences on Oct. 7
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