Caroline Brettell discusses the history of anthropology’s connections to other disciplines

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Originally Posted: June 7, 2016

A Reflection on Anthropology and Inter/Cross/Multidisciplinarity

Drawing on her recent book Anthropological Conversations, Caroline Brettell discusses the history of anthropology’s connections to other disciplines. Through examples of they how anthropologists have collaborated with, influenced and been influenced by historians, geographers and psychologists, she traces intellectual exchanges that have been productive in understanding culture and difference.

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Deadline Extended: 2016-2017 Interdisciplinary Fellowship in the Digital Humanities

The fellowship experience will let you explore new ideas and topics, broaden your expertise, enhance your sophistication in interviews, and see how your skills relate to and can be helpful to those in other fields. Students will leave this course with the skills necessary to execute a digital humanities project and engage in top-level conversations across many fields. This will be the 3rd year of the interdisciplinary fellowship, and the 1st year to focus on digital humanities. Deadline to apply is 6/7.

For more information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Programs/Graduate%20Fellowship%20Program

 

2016-2017 Interdisciplinary Fellowship in the Digital Humanities

The fellowship experience will let you explore new ideas and topics, broaden your expertise, enhance your sophistication in interviews, and see how your skills relate to and can be helpful to those in other fields. Students will leave this course with the skills necessary to execute a digital humanities project and engage in top-level conversations across many fields. This will be the 3rd year of the interdisciplinary fellowship, and the 1st year to focus on digital humanities. Deadline to apply is 5/23.

For more information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Programs/Graduate%20Fellowship%20Program

Call for Research Cluster Proposals for 2016-17

The DCII offers a home for informal collaborative and interdisciplinary research clusters who wish to meet together at least twice during any given semester to discuss shared interests. These clusters should be open to faculty and graduate students from across the campus and should each have two faculty or grad student conveners responsible for the cluster’s activities. We welcome participants from other universities in the DFW area as well as from the broader community. Deadline for Proposals is May 20. For more information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Programs/ResearchClusters

Epinephrine, a Positive and Negative Effector of Stress and Stress-Induced Illness

Event date: May 2
Time: 3:30 p.m.

Join Dona Lee Wong, Ph.D. of Harvard Medical School for a special guest lecture on her work. This event is sponsored by the DCII’s Biopsychosocial Research Cluster and the Center for Drug Discovery, Design and Delivery (CD4).

For more information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Events

 

Inaugural Faculty Book Fest!

Event date: May 3, 2016
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Remarks at 2:30 p.m.
Location: Dallas Hall Rotunda

This is books scramble. Many books to scatter under sky.

Take a break on Reading Day and join us to celebrate all books published by SMU faculty members in 2015. Refreshments and raffle prizes will be provided! RSVP at smubookfest.eventbrite.com or 214-768-3527.

 

Event: The Use of Statistical Evidence in Two Areas of the Law

Event Date: April 15
Time: 12:15 p.m. with lunch
Location: Godwin Gruber Lawyer’s Inn – The Private Dining Room

Joseph L. Gastwirth, Professor of Statistics and Economics from George Washington University, as he discusses the analysis of data arising in jury discrimination cases and how statistical studies and measures are used to assess the health risks of drugs or exposures to chemical agents. This event is sponsored by the DCII Fellow Seminar, “Law and Statistics.” Please R.S.V.P. with efielding@smu.edu or 214-768-3527.

Contact for more information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Events

An SMU alumnus’ perspective on writing about science

Daily Campus

Originally Posted: April 8, 2016

The edges of the audiences’ lips curved upwards into cheeky grins as SMU alumnus Stephen Ornes said the first name he had chosen for his lecture on science writing: “Liars, Deniers, Doubters and evidence, where do we go from here?”

The physics and english degree-holder changed the name of his April 7 lecture to “Real and Imaginary Hazards in Writing about Science.” The lecture, which was held at 5:30 p.m. in the Fondren Science Building, highlighted the problems and solutions in the ongoing efforts to inform the public about scientific findings and their implications. READ MORE

Event: Public Intellectuals, A Roundtable Discussion

Event date: 04/13/2016
Event time: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Location: Heroy Science Hall 153

“Public intellectuals” bring complex ideas to the public sphere, advancing the cause of human knowledge for as wide a public as possible. Join two prominent public intellectuals, anthropologist Tanya Luhrmann and neuroscientist Marco Iacoboni, as they share their groundbreaking research and discuss strategies for public engagement and the translation of research for audiences outside the academy. Sponsored by the DCII’s Faculty Seminar Beyond Two Cultures: Reconciling Science and Humanities.

For more information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Events

 

Event: Prosecutors, Violent Offenses, and Public Budgets: The Real Causes of Prison Growth and What They Mean for Reform

Event date: 04/08/2016

Event time: 12:15 p.m.

Join Professor of Law John Pfaff, from Fordham University, as he discusses his paper on the causes of the explosive growth in the US prison population. Sponsored by the DCII’s Faculty Seminar, “Law and Statistics”. Lunch Provided. Please RSVP at efielding@smu.edu or 214-768-3527.

Contact for more information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Events