KERA Think: SMU History Professor Talks About The Russian Revolution

KERA Think Originally Posted: February 22, 2017 One hundred years ago this month, the Russian Empire collapsed with the abdication of Emperor Nicholas II. Daniel Orlovsky, George Bouhe Research Fellow in Russian Studies at SMU, and Boris Kolonitsky, Russian Revolution History Chair at the European University in St Petersburg, Russia, join us to talk about how the Russian Revolution brought about the Soviet Union and eventually the Russia of today. They’ll speak at “The Russian Revolution of 1917: A Centennial View,” a symposium at SMU. READ MORE

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Listen: Senior Clements Center fellow Eric Meeks on KERA’s Think Wednesday, February 15 at noon

Senior Clements Center for Southwest Studies fellow Eric Meeks will be on KERA’s Think Wednesday, February 15 from noon-1 p.m. Meeks will discuss his work on the history of the US-Mexico borderlands in anticipation of his evening lecture at SMU on February 21st. For more information about Eric Meeks visit: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/Academics/InstitutesCenters/swcenter/Events/Lectures/Meeks

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Event: Stanton Sharp Symposium February 22-23

SMU News Originally Posted: February 9, 2017 The Russian Revolution of February and October 1917 is a defining watershed of the twentieth century and the centennial is commemorated and explored here in this two-day symposium. The Russian Revolution, like the French earlier, signaled transformations of the social, political, economic, and cultural orders within and along the borders of the Russian Empire. And it would have tremendous influence beyond, including in Europe, Asia, and Latin America; indeed, its impact was truly global. The Russian Revolution created the world’s first socialist state, the USSR, which attempted to negate or overcome the world of capitalism and markets, to build new types of government, society, family, and gender relationships according to the ideologies of Marx, Engels, and Lenin. In [...]

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Dedman College alumnus, Conner Kline, writes commentary in Star Tribune

Star Tribune Originally Posted: February 8, 2017 Conner Kline, is a recent graduate from Southern Methodist University with majors in history and political science. Betsy DeVos' sin in Democrats' eyes? Supporting school choice as a way to help kids The new ed secretary's positions didn't sit well with Democrats, or teachers unions, despite the demonstrated promise of such reforms.  With the confirmation of Betsy DeVos as U.S. Secretary of Education, it appears that education armageddon has arrived. At least, that’s how Democrats and teachers unions are portraying it. At the end of their 24-hour talkathon, during which Senate Democrats decried the DeVos nomination as “an insult to schoolchildren and their families, to teachers and principals and communities fighting to improve their public schools all across [...]

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Watches were once considered a ‘silly a– fad’ — here’s what that could say about their future

Business Insider Originally posted: February 7, 2017 Wristwatches have been commonplace for nearly everyone alive today. It was hard to imagine a world where most people — both men and women — didn't have a watch mounted on their wrist. A future where we learn the time from glancing at our phones and not our wrists was inconceivable. But that certainly seems to be the future we're heading towards. And, historically, it's not an inconceivable one. Watches, when they were first being worn on the wrist in the early 1900s, were not considered to be a serious trend, and were instead worn by jokesters and Vaudeville artists. A 1916 New York Times article even referred to wristwatches as a "silly a-- fad." At the time, both gentlemen [...]

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Event: The Russian Revolution of 1917, A Centennial View February 22-23

February 22-23, 2017 Crum Auditorium, Edwin L. Cox School of Business, 3150 Binkley Ave, Dallas, SMU Campus Presented by Boris Kolonitsky (European University, Russian Academy of Sciences in St Petersburg, Russia), Laura Engelstein (Yale, Princeton), Tsuyoshi Hasegawa (University of California Santa Barbara). For more information visit: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/Academics/departments/history/events/news/russianrevolution

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Jeff Engel, Center for Presidential History, joins Good Day on FOX4 to discuss Trump’s executive orders on immigration and refugees

Fox4 Originally Posted: January 30, 2017 WATCH video of Jeff Engel, Directory of the Center for Presidential History discuss President Trumps recent executive orders regarding immigration and refugees. WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House on Sunday vigorously defended President Donald Trump's immigration restrictions, as protests against the order spread throughout the country. Some Republicans in Congress publicly opposed the changes amid legal challenges to the order banning travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries, though top congressional Republicans remain largely behind the new president. In a background call with reporters, a senior administration official declared the order's implementation "a massive success story," claiming it had been done "seamlessly and with extraordinary professionalism." WATCH

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Congratulations to NEH grant recipient Sabri Ates!

SMU News Originally Posted: January 17, 2017 The National Endowment for the Humanities named SMU professors Zachary Wallmark and Sabri Ates as fellowship grant recipients in January – the only two recipients in North Texas for the current funding cycle. Wallmark, assistant professor and chair of music history at SMU Meadows School of the Arts, is using music studies, cognitive sciences and original brain imaging experiments to research the nature of our emotional response to music. “I am deeply honored to receive this recognition,” Wallmark said. “With the support of the NEH, I hope in my work to help people better understand music’s grip on human emotion and imagination.” Ates, associate professor in the Clements Department of History, is drawing on a variety of archival [...]

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Jeffrey A. Engel, Center for Presidential History, returns to Fox News

Fox4 Originally Posted: December 13, 2016 Jeffrey A. Engel, an award-winning American history scholar and director of SMU Center for Presidential History returns to Fox News to discuss Trump's growing cabinet: Energy, State, and National Security Adviser. http://www.fox4news.com/good-day/223601299-video#.WFFZtlVP6J0

By | December 14th, 2016|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, History|Comments Off on Jeffrey A. Engel, Center for Presidential History, returns to Fox News
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