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Dedman College student Rahfin Faruk writes about MLK’s dream debate

In 1935, Southern Methodist University, an all-white university with ties to the Dallas elite, declined to debate Wiley College, a historically black college made famous in The Great Debaters. Seventy-four years later, in 2009, SMU held up its end of the bargain and debated Wiley College. Since 2009, the schools’ debate teams have argued regularly over […]

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SMU and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas Partner to Offer New Ph.D. in Biostatistics

We are pleased to announce a new Ph.D. program in Biostatistics offered in partnership between the Department of Statistical Science at SMU and the Department of Clinical Sciences at UTSW. The Ph.D. program in Biostatistics will be launched in the Fall 2014 semester, and applications are currently being accepted for admission into the program. READ […]

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CORE Colloquia: Is a Probability Sample Required?

EVENT: Friday, Feb 14. Probability samples assure external validity, or the ability to generalize from a sample to a population of interest. But are they necessary for internal validity? Dr. Stokes discusses the difference in these being investigated for the purpose of improving non-probability sample’s external validity, either at the sample selection or analysis stage. […]

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Dr. Guigen Li will be the guest speaker at the upcoming Chemistry Seminar Series

Jan 31 at 3pm. in FOSC 152. READ MORE

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Foster Lecturer Set – Dr. Setha Low, Director Public Space Research Group, CUNY

Dr. Setha Low has been named as the 2014 George and Mary Foster Distinguished Lecturer in Cultural Anthropology. Her talk, scheduled for Monday, April 7, 2014 at 5:30pm in Dallas Hall’s McCord Auditorium, is titled “Spatializing Culture: The Emergence of Translocal Space from Transnational Flows of People, Culture and Capital.” READ MORE

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“The Southwest Review”: The First One Hundred Years of Literary Excellence

The Southwest Review Editor-in-Chief Willard Spiegelman talks about its remarkable history on Jan. 22. READ MORE

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How Should We Teach the Bible in Public Schools? An article by Mark Chancey

Mark A. Chancey is Professor of Religious Studies in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. He serves as co-chair of the Society of Biblical Literature’s Working Group on the Bible and Public Education. READ MORE

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Freedom Riders’ film to kick off conversation series

Thursday, Jan 22. Dr. Dennis Simon, political science professor at Southern Methodist University, will lead a discussion: “Would Today’s Youth Get on the Bus?” READ MORE

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New Novel Released by Creative Writing Director, David Haynes

In his new book, A Star in the Face of the Sky, SMU Creative Writing Director and Associate English Professor David Haynes goes “beyond the margins” to show how four lives cope with the violence that has shaped their intersecting worlds. READ MORE

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Parents less likely to spank after reading briefly about its links to problems in children

Is there any way to get parents to change their minds and stop spanking? Child psychologist George Holden, who favors humane alternatives to corporal punishment, wanted to see if parents’ positive views toward spanking could be reversed if they were made aware of the research. READ MORE HERE