SMU wants to bring North Texas’ historic artifacts back home

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: March 18, 2019 Unearthing artifacts that lead to a better understanding of our past is not just an Indiana Jonesexercise in exotic foreign lands. It is a research endeavor that begins decades later in the basements and attics of some of our most distinguished institutions of higher learning. North Texas is rich with archaeological treasures currently moldering in repurposed wooden crates and file boxes. When discovered, categorized and properly cataloged, they reveal important insights about the history of our region. But, like the treasures in many archaeological collection facilities across the United States, the artifacts and records require ongoing, curatorial care to bring their untapped research potential to light. With the exception of sage members of the Texas archaeology community, few [...]

By | 2019-03-18T08:40:03+00:00 March 18th, 2019|Anthropology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News|Comments Off on SMU wants to bring North Texas’ historic artifacts back home

Political science professor quoted in Texas Monthly

Texas Monthly Originally Posted: March 15, 2019 Joaquin Castro “All But Certain” to Challenge John Cornyn for U.S. Senate, Source Says Joaquin Castro, the Democratic congressman from San Antonio, “is all but certain” to enter next year’s race for U.S. Senate and take on incumbent Republican John Cornyn, a source familiar with Castro’s thinking said Thursday. The move would profoundly change the dynamics of the 2020 campaign and put Texas squarely on center stage, with two Texans already in the Democratic primary race and Joaquin taking on a longtime Republican senator who many see as vulnerable, especially during a presidential election year. “We’ll be making an announcement in the very near future,” said Matthew Jones, Castro’s campaign adviser. “This instantly makes the race very competitive,” [...]

By | 2019-03-15T16:46:54+00:00 March 18th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Political Science|Comments Off on Political science professor quoted in Texas Monthly

Event: March 20, Using Accelerated Libraries on ManeFrame II

Event Date: March 20 Location: Fondren Library East Room 110 Time:12:00 PM to 2:00 PM The Spring 2019 CSC workshop series will provide a hands-on experience that will guide researchers from the basics of using SMU’s supercomputing resources to advanced parallelization and application specific usage. The topics will cover information useful for researchers to quickly begin to use the advanced compute capabilities provided with the cluster. Registration: https://smu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6fm6rdPms69kvgV Link for more information: http://faculty.smu.edu/csc/documentation/workshops.html  

By | 2019-01-24T05:51:42+00:00 March 18th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, Faculty News, Graduate News, Mathematics, Statistical Science, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Event: March 20, Using Accelerated Libraries on ManeFrame II

In Mexico, there’s no place like home: Most don’t want to head north for work anymore

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: March 13, 2019 For generations dating back to the 1930s, throughout Mexico, including in this region in the central state of Guanajuato known as El Bajio, the towns have emptied themselves out of their youths during what's called the 'winter blues.' The young would head north to seek out their own version of the American Dream: Jobs. In North Texas and other places they worked in everything from gardening, to restaurant service, to roofing and to constructing some of the area's most iconic buildings. They helped build D/FW International Airport, Texas Stadium and just about every high-rise in Dallas. No more. "Dallas was the dream of my father - it's not my dream," said Jairo Villalon, 21. With his friends, [...]

By | 2019-03-15T06:37:52+00:00 March 15th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, History|Comments Off on In Mexico, there’s no place like home: Most don’t want to head north for work anymore

Rafael Anchia to Receive Distinguished Hispanic Alumni Award

Haynes Boone Originally Posted: March 7, 2019 Congratulations to SMU Dedman College alumnus, Rafael Anchia! He graduated from SMU in 1990 with a triple major in Spanish, anthropology and Latin American studies. Rafael Anchia, of counsel at Haynes and Boone, LLP and Texas State Representative, will receive the 2019 Distinguished Hispanic Alumni Award from Southern Methodist University next month. Anchia graduated cum laude from the university in 1990. The Hispanic Alumni of SMU Board identifies Hispanic alumni whose professional and personal accomplishments have made a tangible impact on the Dallas community. The board recently met to consider candidates and unanimously approved Rep. Anchia for the honor because of his extraordinary service and achievements. “The SMU Hispanic Alumni Board commends Rep. Anchia’s dedication to the university, where he has given [...]

By | 2019-03-14T07:58:34+00:00 March 14th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, Graduate News|Comments Off on Rafael Anchia to Receive Distinguished Hispanic Alumni Award

New Texas Dinosaur Discovery

PLOSE Originally Posted: March 12, 2019   New Texas dinosaur named for ISEM Trustee Ray Marr Kate Andrzejewski, with Dale Winkler and Louis Jacobs of the Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences have identified Convolosaurus marri from fossils collected at Proctor Lake. READ MORE  

By | 2019-03-14T07:47:33+00:00 March 13th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Earth Sciences, Faculty News, Graduate News|Comments Off on New Texas Dinosaur Discovery

James Hollifield, Tower Center, despite Trump’s wall fixation, Latino immigration to US has plummeted

Yahoo News Originally Posted: March 3, 2019 Despite US President Donald Trump’s lurid rhetoric on a "crisis" at the Mexican border, census data reveals the number of new arrivals from Latin America has fallen considerably since 2010, as the rate of immigration from Asia has taken off. Trump’s hang-up over Latin American immigration across the Mexican borderreached its apogee with his February 15 announcement of a national emergency in order to circumvent Congress and "build a wall" – the signature promise of his 2016 campaign. This declaration was rejected by the House of Representatives and faces a tight Senate vote. Although Latino immigration remains the primary focus of Trump’s nativist tendencies, 2017 census data (which is anonymous) analysed by The Brookings Institution shows that, since [...]

By | 2019-03-12T08:10:13+00:00 March 12th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Political Science|Comments Off on James Hollifield, Tower Center, despite Trump’s wall fixation, Latino immigration to US has plummeted

Listen: Clearing up your questions on Michael Cohen

MPR Originally Posted: February 28, 2019 Michael Cohen, President Trump's former personal lawyer and fixer, called his old boss a 'racist', 'conman' and 'a cheat' while testifying before the House Oversight Committee yesterday. Cohen, who pleaded guilty to several federal criminal charges last year — including lying to Congress — leveled several accusations against the president throughout the hearing. How much weight do those claims carry? Will they be investigated? Is there any overlap between Cohen's testimony and the ongoing Russia investigation? Guest host Euan Kerr was joined by two experts to clear up any questions you had about the Cohen hearings and how much weight they really carry. LISTEN Guests: Jeffrey Engel— Director of the Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University in [...]

By | 2019-03-12T08:02:02+00:00 March 12th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, History|Comments Off on Listen: Clearing up your questions on Michael Cohen

Event: March 21, INCS 2019 pre-conference professionalization panels

March 21, 2019 3:30-4:45 100 Hyer Hall Diverse Careers for Humanities Scholars What else can you do with a humanities Ph.D., in addition to seeking a tenure-track job? Hear five scholars describe their hybrid and alternative career paths: Diana Bellonby, Visiting Scholar at Vanderbilt, as well as President and Co-Founder of The Fringe Foundation for Social Justice: Amanda Dotseth, Curator, Meadows Museum, SMU; Alan Itkin, Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies, SMU; Evelyn Montgomery, Curator, Old Red Museum, Dallas, and public historian; and Michael Widner, SMU alumnus, medievalist, digital humanist, and director of a software startup. Moderated by Crystal Clayton of the SMU Hegi Career Center. March 21, 2019 4:50-6:20 100 Hyer Hall What Does a Journal Editor Want? Editors from six scholarly journals describe what [...]

By | 2019-03-08T14:08:05+00:00 March 8th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, English, Graduate News|Comments Off on Event: March 21, INCS 2019 pre-conference professionalization panels

Explore the hidden wonders, technology happening right here in Dallas with Science in the City

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: March 8, 2019 This is an excerpt from a Dallas Morning News article. Read the full article here.  Register for Science in the City here. How to listen for earthquakes, feel the vibrations (and sturdiness) of bridges, and even make better bionic legs Did you know you can “listen” for earthquakes? No, it’s more than putting your ear to the ground to see if one is coming. Seismologists study seismic waves to see how strong an earthquake is and pinpoint its epicenter. They can examine these waves to detect a number of things, including nuclear explosions. At SMU’s Science in the City, you can learn how seismologists from SMU do just that. You’ll also get a chance to learn how the school’s engineers [...]

By | 2019-03-08T09:53:27+00:00 March 8th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Earth Sciences|Comments Off on Explore the hidden wonders, technology happening right here in Dallas with Science in the City
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