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SMU DCII asks ‘What is happiness?’ in 2014 IMPACT Symposia

SMU’s Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute kicks off its 2014-15 programming with a long look at the science of happiness. The two-month series on “Happiness: What Makes You Smile?” begins Thursday, Sept. 11 with Professor Dan Haybron of Saint Louis University speaking on “The Happiness that … Continue reading

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Calendar Highlights: Sept. 10, 2014

Pike Park Exhibit Opening: With help from members of the Meadows School of the Arts, three local organizations are presenting “Uptown’s Pike Park: Little Jerusalem to Little Mexico, 100 Years of Settlement,” an exhibit that traces the roots of Jewish and Mexican immigrants … Continue reading

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$4 million in gifts will fund SMU Tower Scholars Program

Gifts totaling more than $4 million will endow and provide operational support for the new Tower Scholars Program – a unique immersion experience for undergraduates in public policymaking through SMU’s John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies. A gift of … Continue reading

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For the Record: June 19, 2014

Faith Nibbs, Anthropology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, presented at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ Annual Consultations with Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Geneva, Switzerland, as part of a panel on “Achieving Self-Reliance: Paving the Way for Safe, Lawful and Sustainable … Continue reading

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Five SMU faculty members retire with emeritus status in 2013-14

Five distinguished faculty members, with nearly 200 years of combined service to SMU, retired with emeritus status during the 2013-14 academic year. Congratulations to the following professors: • Richard V. Helgason, Professor Emeritus of Engineering Management, Information and Systems, Lyle School of Engineering (1979 to 2014) • Joseph W. McKnight, Professor Emeritus of … Continue reading

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Thomas DiPiero named SMU’s new Dedman College dean

The next dean of SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences is a multidisciplinary scholar whose academic interests range from French literature to the psychoanalysis of race and gender. Thomas DiPiero has been named to lead the largest of SMU’s seven colleges and schools, as … Continue reading

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Tenure, promotion for 18 SMU professors effective for 2014-15 academic year

Eighteen SMU faculty members have received promotions effective with the 2014-15 academic year. Continue reading

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Three honored as SMU’s 2014-16 Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professors

Three of SMU’s best teachers have been named 2014-16 Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professors, as announced by the University’s Center for Teaching Excellence at the Board of Trustees meeting Thursday, May 8, 2014. This year’s honorees include Jaime Clark-Soles, New Testament, Perkins School of Theology; … Continue reading

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Volcano research shows link between ground deformation and eruption potential

Using satellite imagery to monitor which volcanoes are deforming provides statistical evidence of their eruption potential, according to a new study in Nature Communications. The European Space Agency’s Sentinel-1 satellite, launched from French Guiana in April 3, 2014, should allow scientists to … Continue reading

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For the Record: April 28, 2014

Anthony Cortese, Sociology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, participated in the 2014 Pacific Sociological Association annual meetings in Portland, Oregon, serving as moderator and discussant for two sessions on the sociology of religion: “Secularization of Society” and “Research-in-Progress.”  

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