Category Archives: Faculty in the News

Tune In: How J. Erik Jonsson transformed Dallas

Hundreds of Dallas’ leading public servants, including Mayor Mike Rawlings and DISD Superintendent Mike Miles, joined emerging leaders at SMU on Thursday, Feb. 6 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Mayor J. Erik Jonsson’s citizen-led “Goals for Dallas.” Jonsson, a … Continue reading

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Tune In: Dean Marc Christensen on KERA’s ‘Think’ Jan. 29, 2014

Marc Christensen, dean of SMU’s Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering, will be part of a distinguished panel discussing the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education on KERA 90.1 FM Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. Christensen will join Microsoft Chief Technology … Continue reading

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For the Record: Nov. 26, 2013

Azfar Moin, William P. Clements Department of History, Dedman College, has won two major awards this fall for his first book. The Millennial Sovereign: Sacred Kingship and Sainthood in Islam (Columbia University Press) earned the American Academy of Religion’s 2013 award for Best … Continue reading

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Site Spotlight: SMU remembers JFK, 50 years later

Reporters and researchers from around the world have visited SMU this year as Dallas prepares for the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. They’ve worked with faculty experts; examined archived speeches, sermons and letters … Continue reading

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Tune In: SMU’s Andrew Graybill on KERA’s ‘Think’ Nov. 7, 2013

Andrew Graybill, associate professor of history and director of SMU’s William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, will discuss changing notions of racial identity in the West on KERA 90.1 FM Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. Graybill will appear on “Think with Krys … Continue reading

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Tune In: Tower Center’s Joshua Rovner on ‘Think’ Oct. 30, 2013

Joshua Rovner, director of studies in SMU’s John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies, will discuss how U.S. strategy in national security and defense is affected by budget restrictions on KERA 90.1 FM Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. Rovner will appear on “Think with Krys … Continue reading

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Tune In: The constitutional conundrum of the No Fly List

Most people are familiar with the No Fly List, part of the Secure Flight program run by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). What most don’t realize, however, is how similar that list is to a system used more than 50 … Continue reading

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New pope’s age, name, Jesuit history clues to future, says Curran

News that Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio would become Pope Francis revealed “two significant surprises,” says Father Charles Curran, SMU’s Elizabeth Scurlock University Professor of Human Values and one of the nation’s foremost experts on Catholic theology. The first surprise? Pope Francis’ age: … Continue reading

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Tune In: Jeffrey Engel discusses the Gulf War on C-SPAN2 Feb. 9-10

Jeffrey Engel, director of SMU’s Center for Presidential History in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, visited Texas A&M University to talk about his latest book, Into the Desert: Reflections on the Gulf War. Now C-SPAN2 will air Engel’s discussion at 11:30 … Continue reading

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Tune In: SMU’s year-end closeup for 2012

SMU’s 2012 calendar year produced a wealth of memorable moments. Relive some of the highlights through this video by Myles Taylor of SMU News. Click on the YouTube screen to start watching, or click here to open the SMU highlight video in a new … Continue reading

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