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Call for Applications for DCII Graduate Student in Residence Program, Spring 2021

The Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute is pleased to announce a call for applications for the inaugural semester of the DCII Graduate Student in Residence (GSiR) Program. The purpose of the DCII GSiR Program is to support advanced Dedman College graduate students as they pursue research on topics of interdisciplinary interest and impact. The program is designed to give graduate students the dedicated space to develop their research agendas and the opportunity to engage with other students (and faculty) who share their interdisciplinary interests. GSiRs will be given access to a private office for Spring Semester 2021, within the DCII’s offices in the new Gerald J. Ford Hall for Research and Innovation (alongside the Data Science Institute, Center for Research Computing, AT&T Center for Virtualization, Visualization [...]

By | 2020-11-16T09:43:26-08:00 November 16th, 2020|DCII, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Graduate News|Comments Off on Call for Applications for DCII Graduate Student in Residence Program, Spring 2021

Book Talk with Robert Chase, a former Clements Center Research Fellow

LAWCHA Pandemic Book Talk Rob Chase was a Clements Center Research Fellow. This event is a discussion about the book he furthered during his fellowship year. LEARN MORE About the event: LAWCHA’s Pandemic Book Talks feature talks by LAWCHA members whose books launched in the midst of (or just before) the pandemic. Book talks will feature a presentation and discussion. Join us November 19 for Robert Chase, We Are Not Slaves: State Violence, Coerced Labor, and Prisoners Rights in Postwar America (University of North Carolina Press, 2020). At 7pm on November 19 Robert Chase, Associate Professor of History at Stony Brook University, will give a 30-minute talk on Zoom about his new book, We Are Not Slaves: State Violence, Coerced Labor, and Prisoners’ Rights in [...]

By | 2020-11-12T10:50:55-08:00 November 12th, 2020|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Graduate News, SW Center|Comments Off on Book Talk with Robert Chase, a former Clements Center Research Fellow

Science in the City at SMU this Saturday

Date: Saturday, November 14 Time: 1 p.m. RSVP here It’s virtual and free – learn about our dark universe  Science in the City is a family-friendly public event series that connects the Dallas-Fort Worth community with local researchers working at the frontiers of their fields. SMU partners with the Dallas Morning News and other research and educational institutions every year to share the great science and technology occurring on our campus.  This year’s free, half-hour SMU event is specially designed for middle school and high school students, but adults are welcome, too! FROM A TRAMPOLINE TO THE UNSEEN: WHAT A RUBBER SHEET CAN TEACH US ABOUT THE DARK UNIVERSE Saturday, November 14 at 1 p.m. with SMU - RSVP now. Afraid of physics? You’ll change your [...]

By | 2020-11-09T18:25:09-08:00 November 9th, 2020|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Physics|Comments Off on Science in the City at SMU this Saturday

Presidential Historian Reviews Presidents in Film & TV, from ‘Lincoln’ to ‘The Comey Rule’

Vanity Fair Originally Posted: October 23, 2020 Presidential historian Jeffrey Engel fact checks presidential scenes from movies and television including 'Frost/Nixon,' 'Lincoln,' 'Pearl Harbor,' 'Vice,' 'Saturday Night Live,' 'The Comey Rule,' 'W.,' 'The Special Relationship,' 'The Wind and the Lion,' 'Thirteen Days,' 'LBJ' and 'John Adams' and analyzes their believability and execution. WATCH

By | 2020-11-03T09:41:05-08:00 November 3rd, 2020|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, History|Comments Off on Presidential Historian Reviews Presidents in Film & TV, from ‘Lincoln’ to ‘The Comey Rule’

Celebrate Dark Matter Day

Department of Physics Event Date: October 31, 2020 Time: 8am-5pm (US Central Time) Where: https://www.physics.smu.edu The Society of Physics Students at SMU is organizing a “Virtual Dark Matter Particle Hunt” for October 31, 2020, from 8am-5pm (US Central Time). During those hours, you can join in the hunt for what makes up dark matter. Visit the the SMU Department of Physics website, https://www.physics.smu.edu, and click around the site, being on the lookout for dark matter particles embedded in the web pages! Students, faculty, staff, and members of the SMU community are encouraged to participate in searching for Dark Matter and learn about the importance of Dark Matter to our universe. LEARN MORE

By | 2020-10-30T07:53:47-07:00 October 30th, 2020|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, Faculty News, Physics, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Celebrate Dark Matter Day

2020-2021 SMU Tower Center Research Fellowship Recipients

Tower Center Blog Originally Posted: October 2020 Congratulations to the most recent Tower Center Research Fellowship recipients: Bibiana Schindler: Kelli and Gerald J. Ford Scholarship Recipient Varsha Appaji: Edwin L. Cox Fellowship Award Recipient Megan Sham: Henry S. Miller Fellowship Award Recipient Read more about the awards here.

By | 2020-10-26T12:25:56-07:00 October 26th, 2020|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on 2020-2021 SMU Tower Center Research Fellowship Recipients

10 steps toward better presidential debating

The Hill Originally Posted: October 19, 2020 BY BEN VOTH, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR Presidential debates exist as a televised tradition since 1960 in the United States, but the Commission on Presidential debates (CPD) presented this year is horribly flawed and must be re-imagined. Moderators have evolved to be the center of attention rather than the candidates — who seize on the opportunity to deliver propaganda rather than defend the policy. Our drift to “town hall” formats is an unfulfilling and unrevealing substitute for true debate.  The debate scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 22, is likely to be the final presidential debate of the 2020 election season — this despite talk of a possible make-up debate for the missed Oct. 15 debate. Since the CPD took over the League [...]

By | 2020-10-20T06:38:26-07:00 October 20th, 2020|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News|Comments Off on 10 steps toward better presidential debating
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