Dedman College Student Has Heart for Kids Battling Heart Defects

NBC 5 Originally Posted: November 25, 2017 Jeffrey Kelley is a healthy SMU English and sociology major. He plays symbols in the SMU Mustang band. But, he was born with a congenital heart defect and had his first surgery at six weeks old. He was homeschooled and had limited physical activity until he had another surgery at age 16. Jeffrey’s dad sent three e-mails to friends suggesting they send cards to his son after his surgery. To Jeffrey’s surprise, and embarrassment, he received more than 1,000 cards. Jeffrey is a person who would much rather be the card-sender than the card-receiver, so he turned this avalanche of support into a foundation to help other kids with congenital heart defects, Jeffrey has Heart.  In just two [...]

By | 2017-11-27T11:45:18+00:00 November 27th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, English, Sociology, Sociology (Student), Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Dedman College Student Has Heart for Kids Battling Heart Defects

Watch: SMU grad Hope Anderson talks about how mentorship made the difference in her education

SMU NEWS Originally Posted: June 27, 2017 Hope Anderson, who graduated from SMU with degrees in history, sociology and human rights, talks about how mentorship made the difference in her education. Watch: https://youtu.be/7cj_gWdsPuA 

By | 2017-06-29T10:32:03+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Embrey Human Rights Events, History, Sociology, Sociology (Alumni)|Comments Off on Watch: SMU grad Hope Anderson talks about how mentorship made the difference in her education

Graduating SMU student pays her mom’s love forward with a life-saving resource guide for mothers in Dallas (and beyond)

SMU News Originally Posted: May 9, 2017 Sunday, May 14, will officially launch a week of celebrations for SMU senior Dominique Earland. Not only is that her birthday, but it will fall on Mother’s Day – just as it did in 1995, the year Dominique was born. And after she receives two undergraduate degrees at SMU's May Commencement, her academic accomplishments and the life path she has chosen to pursue will track directly back to the lessons about love, nurturing and vulnerability that she learned from her mother. After Texas’ maternal mortality rate spike last year made international headlines, and the state's family-planning resources continued to decline, Dominique focused her Community Outreach Fellowship, funded by SMU's Embrey Human Rights Program (EHRP), to create a 36-page life-saving toolkit for women [...]

By | 2017-05-11T07:59:09+00:00 May 11th, 2017|Biology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Embrey Human Rights Events, Sociology, Sociology (Faculty), Sociology (Student), Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Graduating SMU student pays her mom’s love forward with a life-saving resource guide for mothers in Dallas (and beyond)

True or false? Social media advances social justice activism.

True or false? Social media advances social justice activism. Come and hear a panel of attorneys, activists, and media executives present their perspectives on social media and justice in Dallas. Free! Today! (April 26, 2017) 6:00 pm in McCord Auditorium, 306 Dallas Hall. http://www.smu.edu/-/media/Site/Dedman/DCII/SocialMediaJusticeFlyerApril26th-(2).ashx

By | 2017-04-26T08:45:18+00:00 April 26th, 2017|DCII, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Events, Sociology, Sociology (Faculty)|Comments Off on True or false? Social media advances social justice activism.

Social Media. Social Justice. Social Activism. An SMU and Dallas Community Panel Event

Event Date: 04/26/2017 Location: Dallas Hall 306 Time: 6:00 p.m. Reception and 6:30 p.m. Panel True or False? Social media advances social justice activism. Come and hear attorneys, activists, and a media executive present their perspectives on the effects of social media on conversations about justice in Dallas. Presented by the Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute and the Graduate Liberal Studies Program in the Simmons School of Education and Human Development Link for more information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Events

By | 2017-04-17T10:09:08+00:00 April 12th, 2017|DCII, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, Faculty News, Sociology, Sociology (Faculty)|Comments Off on Social Media. Social Justice. Social Activism. An SMU and Dallas Community Panel Event

Donald Trump is poised to do great harm to US cities (but not for the reasons you might think)

LSE USCentre Originally Posted: March 14, 2017 American cities collectively hold about $3.7 trillion in bonds, which have historically been used to fund capital expenditures. In recent years, however, bond issuers have been strategically leveraging municipalities’ debts via derivatives, which have introduced systemic risk into the municipal finance system. L. Owen Kirkpatrick writes that the Trump administration’s stated desire to dismantle the Dodd-Frank Act may speed up the current cycle of financial instability, and lead to more financial pain and misery for US cities. On February 3, 2017, President Donald Trump signed an executive order directing the US Treasury to begin dismantling the financial regulations established by the 2008 Dodd-Frank Act. On the surface, the order may seem to have little to do with the affairs of US cities. [...]

By | 2017-03-14T18:39:48+00:00 March 13th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Sociology, Sociology (Faculty)|Comments Off on Donald Trump is poised to do great harm to US cities (but not for the reasons you might think)

‘Failing Families, Failing Science’

Inside Higher Ed Originally Posted: December 2, 2016 New book about balancing work and home life as an academic scientist warns that failure to address the challenge will cost institutions and science as a whole. By Colleen Flaherty Much of the literature on balancing faculty and home life centers on women. There’s talk of the “baby penalty” for women who choose to have children, for example. A new book, based on five years of research involving academic scientists, sheds more light on the struggles of both men and women as they try to grow their careers and their families. Failing Families, Failing Science: Work-Family Conflict in Academic Science (New York University Press) is based on the idea that work-life balance is not an issue exclusive to women -- and must be [...]

By | 2016-12-02T08:24:52+00:00 December 2nd, 2016|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Sociology, Sociology (Faculty)|Comments Off on ‘Failing Families, Failing Science’
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