LISTEN: What Pandemics Of The Past Can Teach Us About This Year’s Flu Outbreak

KERA Originally Posted: February 21, 2018 This flu season is making regular headlines, especially in North Texas, where more than 100 people have died. It doesn't compare to the flu crisis the world endured a century ago, but we can still learn from it. Some experts estimate about one-third of the world's population came down with the flu in 1918, and from 50 to 100 million people died. Carolyn Smith-Morris, a medical anthropologist at Southern Methodist University, said people were living in fear and panic during this time. "What we saw then is, in my work, something that we're likely to see [again] should we have a pandemic today," she said. "There are many differences from 1918, but the similarities are in the social reactions — [...]

By | 2018-02-21T08:36:58+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Anthropology, DCII, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, Faculty News|Comments Off on LISTEN: What Pandemics Of The Past Can Teach Us About This Year’s Flu Outbreak

Sign Up to Judge at Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair

Calling all SMU Science faculty, staff and graduate students!  Do you remember competing in Science Fair when you were at school?  Now is your chance to sign up to judge at the 2018 Beal Bank Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair, Saturday February 24, 2018 at Fair Park in Dallas.  SMU is organizing this event for middle and high school students in Collin, Dallas, Ellis, Fannin, Grayson, Hunt, Kaufman, and Rockwall counties.  The eligibility requirements for judging are a Bachelor’s degree or beyond in the category you judge. Family members, teachers and mentors of participating students are not eligible to judge. Sign up to judge at www.drsef.org.  Questions? Email DRSEFJudge@smu.edu.

Request for Applications for DCII Robert Mayer Undergraduate Research Fellowships, 2018-2019

  The Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute is now accepting applications from SMU undergraduates for 2018-2019 Mayer Fellowships. Please review application instructions posted on the DCII web page. Link for more information: https://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Programs/Mayer

By | 2018-02-15T07:46:17+00:00 February 15th, 2018|DCII, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Request for Applications for DCII Robert Mayer Undergraduate Research Fellowships, 2018-2019

Douglass viewed in present context

The Collegian Originally Posted: Feb. 13, 2018 SMU English professor Ezra Greenspan discusses Frederick Douglass’ life, views and work as an abolitionist Feb. 6 on NE Campus. Photo by Ian Stover/The CollegianA local expert on abolitionist Frederick Douglass offered a Black History Month lecture to students Feb. 6 on NE Campus.   Ezra Greenspan, an English professor at Southern Methodist University, is working on a biography of the renowned abolitionist and human rights activist. His lecture told of Douglass’ journey from slave to abolitionist. It also drew some parallels between Douglass’ world to that of disenfranchised people today. Greenspan contended that the inequities Douglass tried to eradicate managed to outlive him. And Greenspan challenged students to “inquire more searchingly, what the legacy of this great [...]

By | 2018-02-14T09:31:26+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, English, Events, Faculty News|Comments Off on Douglass viewed in present context

Event: Today! Feb 14, Major and Minor Fair 10am-3pm

Event: Feb 15-16, Understanding Global Migration

Date: Feb. 15-16 Location: Crum Auditorium, 3150 Binkley Ave Time: Feb. 15 7:30am-5pm, Feb. 16 7:30am-1:15pm The SMU Tower Center and Clements Center for Southwestern Studies are holding a two-day international conference Feb. 15-16 to dissect global migration with support from the Center for Presidential History and the Cox School of Business. The conference features migration experts from all over the world separated into different panels. LEARN MORE

By | 2018-02-13T11:08:23+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, History, Tower Center|Comments Off on Event: Feb 15-16, Understanding Global Migration

Event: Feb 22, Carolyn Smith-Morris presents a free public lecture, “The 1918 Flu Epidemic: A 2018 Perspective”

SMU News Originally Posted: Feb. 9, 2018 SMU Lecture: Lessons from the 1918 flu epidemic Feb. 22, at the Gene and Jerry Jones Great Hall in SMU's Meadows Museum Scientists have learned much about the flu since the 1918 flu pandemic that killed an estimated 50 to 100 million people worldwide, says SMU medical anthropologist Carolyn Smith-Morris: "We have a strong arsenal - medicinal, mechanical and social - against infectious disease and its ravages. But as historians of this epidemic are fond of saying, we would be wise to remain cautious." Smith-Morris will present a free public lecture, "The 1918 Flu Epidemic: A 2018 Perspective," at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at the Gene and Jerry Jones Great Hall in SMU's Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop [...]

By | 2018-02-12T08:45:24+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Anthropology, DCII, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, Faculty News|Comments Off on Event: Feb 22, Carolyn Smith-Morris presents a free public lecture, “The 1918 Flu Epidemic: A 2018 Perspective”

Event: Feb. 22, Before Stonehenge: New Results form the Ness of Brodgar in the Orkney Islands, Scotland

Event Date: Thursday, February 22 Location: Dedman Life Science building 131 Time: 7:00 pm Standing stones! Sacrificed cattle! Deliberate destruction of temple sites! Martin Carruthers will discuss current excavations at the World Heritage Sites in the Orkney Islands. For more information contact Melissa Barden Dowling    

By | 2018-02-08T19:54:39+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Anthropology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Events|Comments Off on Event: Feb. 22, Before Stonehenge: New Results form the Ness of Brodgar in the Orkney Islands, Scotland

Women’s health advocate Judy Norsigian, author of Our Bodies Ourselves, will speak at SMU, Thursday, February 22

SMU News Originally Posted: Feb. 6, 2018 Author of Our Bodies Ourselves classic to speak at SMU 1970s book prompted dramatic changes in the treatment of women's health issues DALLAS (SMU)– Women's health advocate Judy Norsigian, author of Our Bodies Ourselves, will speak at SMU, Thursday, February 22 at a free lecture open to the public. Our Bodies Ourselves, first published in 1970, prompted dramatic changes in the treatment of women's health issues. Journalist Lee Cullum will moderate a discussion of the book's long history and its continuing relevance. Norsigian will speak at 3:30 p.m. in the Great Hall in Prothro Hall, 5915 Bishop Blvd in SMU's Perkins School of Theology.  Public parking is available. Reservations are requested at smuourbodiesourselves@eventbrite.com. The Library of Congress in [...]

By | 2018-02-08T08:14:49+00:00 February 8th, 2018|DCII, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Events|Comments Off on Women’s health advocate Judy Norsigian, author of Our Bodies Ourselves, will speak at SMU, Thursday, February 22

Event: Feb. 22, Judy Norsigian: Co-Author of Our Bodies, Ourselves

Event Date: Feb. 22 Location: Perkins School of Theology 5915 Bishop Boulevard The Great Hall in Prothro Hall Time: 3:30 PM Join the DCII's New Feminist Discourses and Social Change research cluster for the third event in the Excavate, Energize, Equalize: Propelling American Women in Thought and Deed series, a conversation with speaker Judy Norsigian moderated by distinguished journalist Lee Cullum. Our subjects are women’s bodies and current women’s health issues. RSVP: https://smuourbodiesourselves.eventbrite.com  

By | 2018-02-08T19:59:38+00:00 February 7th, 2018|DCII, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Events|Comments Off on Event: Feb. 22, Judy Norsigian: Co-Author of Our Bodies, Ourselves
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