Call for Research Cluster Proposals for 2017-18

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

By | March 28th, 2017|DCII, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Graduate News|Comments Off on Call for Research Cluster Proposals for 2017-18

Event: April 4, Animals from Art to Economics: Changing Perspectives in the Long 18th Century

Event Date: April 4 Location: Greer Garson Screening Room, Meadows School of the Arts Time: 5:00 p.m. Join Nathaniel Wolloch of the Minerva Humanities Center and Tel Aviv University as he lectures. Sponsored by the Looking at Animals/Thinking About Animals Research Cluster. For more information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Events  

By | March 23rd, 2017|DCII, Events|Comments Off on Event: April 4, Animals from Art to Economics: Changing Perspectives in the Long 18th Century

Event: April 10, The Unpredicted: in Science, Literature, and Politics

Event Date: April 10 Location: Hughes-Trigg Student Center, The Forum Time: 5:30 p.m. Reception, 6:00 p.m. Lecture We are drawn to the new, the unusual, the unexpected: what we could not predict on the basis of what came before. As vast archives of our cultural past and present go online, scientists can now break out of the laboratory to see how novelty, innovation, and creativity are both made and received in the real world. Join Simon DeDeo, assistant professor in Social and Decision Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University, and external faculty at the Santa Fe Institute as he lectures. Link for more information: https://simondedeo.eventbrite.com  

By | March 21st, 2017|DCII, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Events|Comments Off on Event: April 10, The Unpredicted: in Science, Literature, and Politics

Event: March 30, Chimurenga Music: Concert and Conversation

Event Date: March 30, 2017 Location: Hughes-Trigg Student Center Theater Time: 7pm This event brings together African musicians and historians with SMU students and faculty. This public event of interspaced conversation and song will involve two Zimbabweans who have put mbira music on the world stage, Dr. Thomas Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited Band and Professor Mhoze Chikowero (UCSB), author of the definitive text on Zimbabwean music, African Music, Power, and Being in Colonial Zimbabwe. Sponsored by the Scott Hawkins Lecture Fund and the Department of History. Link for more information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Events

By | March 9th, 2017|DCII, Events, Jewish Studies Program, Jewish Studies Program|Comments Off on Event: March 30, Chimurenga Music: Concert and Conversation

Event: April 6, From Coffeehouse to Tea Party: Austrian Economics and American Politics

Event Date: 4-6-17 Location: Caruth Hall 147 Time: Reception at 5:30 with lecture at 6:00 p.m. Janek Wasserman, Assistant Professor of Modern German and Central European History at the U. of Alabama, will examine the paradoxical history of the transatlantic intellectual phenomenon of Austrian Economics. Link for more information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Events

By | March 9th, 2017|DCII, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Events|Comments Off on Event: April 6, From Coffeehouse to Tea Party: Austrian Economics and American Politics

Perot Museum, DCII host ‘Past, Present and Future’ fossil lecture downtown on Thursday Feb. 23, 2017

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science and SMU invite the entire University community to a special event on Thursday, Feb. 23. Scott Wing, curator of fossil plants at the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, will speak on “Past, Present & Future – The Truth Is In the Fossils.” A catered reception will precede the lecture at 6 p.m., with remarks at 6:30 p.m. Complimentary valet service is available. Dr. Wing’s lecture is co-hosted by Dedman College’s Scott-Hawkins Lecture Series and the Perot Museum’s Founders Circle Lectures, and presented by Charles Schwab. The event is free and requires an RSVP (two guests per response maximum). To RSVP or request additional guests, contact the Perot Museum, 214-756-5729. READ MORE

By | February 20th, 2017|DCII, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Events|Comments Off on Perot Museum, DCII host ‘Past, Present and Future’ fossil lecture downtown on Thursday Feb. 23, 2017

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

Event: Feb. 23 The Meaning of Fossils in the New Age of Humans

Event Date: February 23, 2017 Location: Perot Museum of Nature and Science (2201 N Field St) Time: 6-8 PM The DCII, through support from the Scott Hawkins lecture series, and in collaboration with the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, invite you to an evening lecture titled, “The Meaning of Fossils in the New Age of Humans”. Dr. Scott Wing, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, will talk about how fossils inform us about our future, particularly with regard to climate change. Please RSVP at PerotRSVP@perotmuseum.org or 214-756-5729. Business attire. Reception. Complimentary Valet. For more information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Events Contact: Bonnie Jacobs bjacobs@mail.smu.edu

By | February 9th, 2017|DCII, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Earth Sciences, Events|Comments Off on Event: Feb. 23 The Meaning of Fossils in the New Age of Humans

Event: Feb. 15 Intersections of Creativity and Interdisciplinarity A Panel Discussion and Interactive Event

Event Date: February 15, 2017 Location: Meadows Museum Time: 6:00 p.m. Creativity approaches the innovative, novel, and valuable in multiple fields, encompassing education, design, science, leadership and many others; it is by definition an interdisciplinary endeavor. It is in this spirit, we are pleased to offer three panelists who are embracing creativity in a variety of disciplines and with a wide range of audiences. For more information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intersections-of-creativity-and-interdisciplinarity-tickets-31859511657   Contact: Kate Montgomery kmontgom@mail.smu.edu

By | February 7th, 2017|DCII, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Events|Comments Off on Event: Feb. 15 Intersections of Creativity and Interdisciplinarity A Panel Discussion and Interactive Event

Event: Feb. 13 What Makes a Better Life for Farmed Animals? Some Philosophical Considerations

  Event Date: February 13 Location: Hyer Hall, Room 200 Time: 4:00 p.m. About the speaker: Paul B. Thompson holds the W.K. Kellogg Chair in Agricultural, Food and Community Ethics at Michigan State University. He has written widely on food ethics, and has served both industrial commodity producer groups and the American Humane Association in an advisory capacity for animal welfare. His book, From Field to Fork: Food Ethics for Everyone was published by Oxford University Press in 2015. Link for more information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Events Contact: Jean Kazaz, jkazez@mail.smu.edu

By | February 6th, 2017|DCII, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Events|Comments Off on Event: Feb. 13 What Makes a Better Life for Farmed Animals? Some Philosophical Considerations
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