Cal Jillson, Political Science, Some Bathroom Privacy Bill Supporters Say It’s Dead In Texas House

CBSDFW Originally Posted: August 11, 2017 NORTH TEXAS (CBS11) – Bathroom privacy legislation is among the most controversial bills to be debated this year at the Texas Capitol. Now, after all the rallies and hearings, some of the bills’ strongest supporters acknowledge it won’t survive the special session. Republican State Representative Matt Krause of Fort Worth says, “I’d say for all intents and purposes any kind of privacy legislation is dead in the House.” READ MORE

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Chrystyna Kouros, Psychology, has tips for parents of college students on Good Morning Texas

Good Morning Texas Originally Posted: August 10, 2017 How to land the helicopter: SMU Psychology Professor Chrystyna Kouros has tips for parents of college students on Good Morning Texas. Watch: http://www.wfaa.com/entertainment/television/programs/good-morning-texas/landing-a-helicopter-parent/463345812  

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Trump Tries to Regroup as the West Wing Battles Itself

New York Times Originally Posted: July 29, 2017 WASHINGTON — President Trump enters a new phase of his presidency on Monday with a new chief of staff but an old set of challenges as he seeks to get back on course after enduring one of the worst weeks that any modern occupant of the Oval Office has experienced in his inaugural year in power. With his poll numbers at historic lows, his legislative agenda stalled and his advisers busy plotting against one another, Mr. Trump hoped to regain momentum by pushing out his top aide, Reince Priebus, and installing a retired four-star Marine general, John F. Kelly, to take command. But it is far from certain that the move will be enough to tame a [...]

By | 2017-07-31T09:04:23+00:00 July 31st, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News|Comments Off on Trump Tries to Regroup as the West Wing Battles Itself

Newfound dino named in honor of Louis Jacobs, SMU vertebrate paleontologist who mentored three of the study’s researchers.

Live Science Originally Posted: July 27, 2017 Live Science Senior Writer Laura Geggel covered the discovery of a new Cretaceous Period dinosaur from China that is named for paleontologist Louis L. Jacobs, an SMU professor in SMU’s Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences. Jacobs mentored three of the authors on the article. First author on the paper was Junchang Lü, an SMU Ph.D. alum, and co-authors Yuong–Nam Lee and Yoshitsugu Kobayashi, both SMU Ph.D. alums. The Live Science article, Newfound dino looks like creepy love child of a turkey and ostrich, published July 27, 2017. The dinosaur’s name, Corythoraptor jacobsi, translates to Jacobs’ helmeted thief. The scientific article “High diversity of the Ganzhou Oviraptorid Fauna increased by a new “cassowary-like” crested species” was published [...]

By | 2017-07-28T07:52:49+00:00 July 28th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Earth Sciences, Faculty News|Comments Off on Newfound dino named in honor of Louis Jacobs, SMU vertebrate paleontologist who mentored three of the study’s researchers.

Having an attractive husband can trigger dieting problems for women

NewsShopper Originally Posted: July 24, 2017 A handsome husband can be bad for women's health by triggering dangerous dieting, according to new research. Yet unsurprisingly the same does not apply to men. Even if their wife is a stunner, they feel no pressure to look after themselves. The findings show a partner's looks can be a driving force behind the desire to seek a slim body - but only for women. Psychologist Tania Reynolds said: "The results reveal having a physically attractive husband may have negative consequences for wives, especially if those wives are not particularly attractive." But that extra motivation to diet did not exist among women judged more attractive than their husbands. As for men they are prone to letting themselves go whether [...]

By | 2017-07-28T07:53:56+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Psychology|Comments Off on Having an attractive husband can trigger dieting problems for women

Researchers find correlation between attractiveness and dieting behaviors

WTXL 27 Originally Posted: July 25, 2017 How attractive do you see yourself compared to your significant other? A recent study by Florida State researchers shows your answer to that may have a bigger effect than you think, especially when it comes to dieting behaviors. Researchers had each participant complete a lengthy questionnaire, focusing in part on their desire to diet or have a thin body. A full-body photograph was taken of every participant and rated on a scale of 1 to 10. WATCH

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Watch SMU Embrey Human Rights Program Associate Director Dr. Brad Klein speak with CBS DFW on the San Antonio tragedy

CBS News Originally Posted: July 24, 2017 Big Rig Driver Said He Had No Idea Dozens Were In His Trailer. Ten people died in the human trafficking case in San Antonio. http://cbsloc.al/2uu4tjn 

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Gov. Abbott begins re-election bid as Democratic candidate emerges

CBS News Originally Posted: July 18, 2017 Governor Greg Abbott launched his re-election campaign in San Antonio Friday, the same city he kicked-off his first campaign four years ago. He told the crowd, “To keep Texas the best state in the United States, I’m running for re-election for Governor of the great state of Texas.” . . . SMU Political Science Professor Matthew Wilson says Abbott is a sure bet for re-election. “He is as close to a lock as you can be. He’s had a very strong, largely uncontroversial tenure in office so far.” Wilson says it’s also difficult for Democrats to win statewide in Texas. But Democrat Jeffrey Payne of Dallas says he’s going to try.  . . . Wilson says the Texas [...]

By | 2017-07-21T08:55:08+00:00 July 21st, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Political Science|Comments Off on Gov. Abbott begins re-election bid as Democratic candidate emerges

Texas Democrats Struggle To Find Candidate To Challenge Abbott In 2018

Houston Public Media Originally Posted: July 18, 2017 Governor Greg Abbott kicked off his 2018 reelection campaign late last week. For the moment, he still largely has the field to himself. The Texas Democratic Party is having a difficult time recruiting an experienced candidate to run against him. Any Democrat who decides to challenge Abbott will face a steep climb. The governor has already built up a campaign war chest of nearly $41 million. “If I am, say, Julian Castro, and I’m wondering whether it’s time for me to run for governor and put my political reputation on the line, I might look closely at this race and say, ‘My prospects, even though I’m a well-known Democrat and I could raise a good bit of [...]

By | 2017-07-20T11:19:02+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Political Science|Comments Off on Texas Democrats Struggle To Find Candidate To Challenge Abbott In 2018

Alex Lippert’s research uses chemistry to develop affordable, glowing internal imaging techniques

SMU News Originally Posted: June 15, 2017 SMU chemist Alex Lippert has received a prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Award, expected to total $611,000 over five years, to fund his research into alternative internal imaging techniques. NSF CAREER Awards are given to tenure-track faculty members who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research in American colleges and universities. Lippert, an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry in SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Science, is an organic chemist and adviser to four doctoral students and five undergraduates who assist in his research. Lippert’s team develops synthetic organic compounds that glow in reaction to certain conditions. For example, when injected into a mouse’s tumor, the [...]

By | 2017-06-28T09:16:24+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Chemistry, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News|Comments Off on Alex Lippert’s research uses chemistry to develop affordable, glowing internal imaging techniques
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