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Do science and partisan politics need to get a divorce?

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: October 28, 2015 Well, they’ve been an awkward mismatch, off and on, since the age of Galileo. And if scientific achievements have created better lives for us with, say, antibiotics and vaccines, it’s hard to make the same claim for the political consequences of bigger bombs and better guns. It’s […]

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Substance Over Buzz? A working paper by a group of DCII graduate fellows on interdisciplinary job ad analysis suggests some jobs aren’t truly interdisciplinary.

Inside Higher Ed Originally Posted: October 27, 2015 Is true interdisciplinary work becoming more common, or is it simply a buzzword — or, perhaps worse, a trumped-up name for flexible academic labor? That’s what a group of graduate students at Southern Methodist University wanted to know, so they took what data were available to them […]

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Event: Scientific Research and Public Responses: A Faculty Panel Discussion

Date: November 5th Time: 5:00 p.m. Reception, 5:30 p.m. Panel Location: McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall Why have we moved from, “I don’t fully understand the science, but I trust the scientists.” to, “I don’t fully understand the science and I don’t trust the scientists to be honest about it.”? Join us for a panel discussion with […]

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An event with Laura Fair: Transnational Media, Local Meanings: Kung Fu and Urban Youth in Post-colonial Tanzania

Event date: October 20, 2015 Event time: 3:00 PM The 1971 release of Bruce Lee’s film, The Big Boss, inaugurated a frenzy of martial arts appreciation across the globe. What was it about Lee’s films and others in the genre that spoke to Tanzanians? And who exactly responded to the call? As Tanzanians appropriated these films […]

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With eloquence and swagger, Andrew Delbanco drops his mic on humanities

SMU Daily Campus Originally Posted: September 25, 2015 Andrew Delbanco is the Mendelson Family Professor and director of American Studies at Columbia University, and has been distinguished for his work in humanities studies. His book “College: What It Was, Is, and Should Be” was written up in the New York Times Sunday Book Review. Delbanco […]

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EVENT: Should We Trust Science? Perspectives from the History and Philosophy of Science

Event date: October 29, 2015 Event time: 5:30 p.m. reception, 6:00 p.m. lecture Many people are confused about the safety of vaccines, the reality of climate change, and other matters. Doctors tell us that vaccines are safe, and climate change is real, but how do they know that? And how are we to make sense […]

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SMU faculty to assist area history teachers in tackling immigration

DALLAS (SMU) — Immigration has rarely been so controversial or prominent a topic as it is today, which makes it all the more challenging to teach it to middle-and high-school students. SMU and the Old Red Museum of Dallas County History & Culture are partnering with Humanities Texas and the Texas Historical Commission to present […]

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What is College For? An event with Andrew Delbanco

Event Date: 9/24/15 Event Time: 5:50 pm With public anxiety rising about the cost and value of a college education, Andrew Delbanco, professor at Columbia University and author of College: What it Was, Is, and Should Be, will speak about the past, present, and future of a distinctive institution under growing pressure: the American college. […]