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Myths, Facts, and the Qualified Case for College

The Catalyst Essay by J.H. Cullum Clark, Director of the Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative The case for earning a postsecondary degree is as strong as ever for most young people – and so is the case for renewing America’s commitment to expanding college access. Reaching higher college attainment levels requires dismantling barriers to opportunity […]

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Jeffrey Engel joins Washington Times radio for an episode of History As It Happens

Washington Times It’s a small group no one wants to be a member of. Since the dawn of the republic only 10 elected presidents have been rejected by voters in their bids for a second term. Only one of those, Grover Cleveland, was able to win a non-consecutive term after losing his first re-election campaign. […]

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Seeing You Distorts My Memory: People With Attachment Anxiety More Likely to Create False Memories When They Can See the Person Talking

NeuroScience News– Adults who frequently worry about being rejected or abandoned by those closest to them are more prone to having false memories when they can see who is conveying the information, a new study suggests. The authors, SMU’s Nathan Hudson and Michigan State University’s William J. Chopik, found that adults with attachment anxiety tend to remember details incorrectly […]

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Length of a canoe = wingspan of this new pterosaur species

SMU’s paleontologists Louis Jacobs and Michael Polcyn helped find fossils of this flying reptile of the dinosaur. Learn more is Science Daily

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Rick Halperin, director of the SMU human rights program, for an opinion piece commemorating the 20th Anniversary of World Day to Abolish the Death Penalty

Inside Sources – Rick Halperin, director of the human rights program at SMU Dallas, for an opinion piece commemorating the 20th Anniversary of World Day to Abolish the Death Penalty. Published in Inside Sources under the heading Death Penalty Lingers in U.S. Amid Efforts to End It Worldwide: READ MORE

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SMU biotech research moving into Pegasus Park

SMU News – SMU is expanding its opportunities for collaboration in innovative biotech research by joining Pegasus Park’s growing Biotech+ Hub. SMU will have space in the fully-equipped 37,000-square-foot biotech facility that offers shared and private laboratory and office spaces for early-stage scientific ventures. Within minutes of downtown Dallas and the UT Southwestern Medical District, Pegasus […]

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Empowering the future of Dedman College

SMU News A $5 million gift from entrepreneurs Elisabeth Martin Armstrong ’82 and William D. Armstrong ’82 will further the academic and research excellence of the SMU Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences by endowing the school’s dean position, renaming it the Elisabeth Martin Armstrong Dean. Through their gift, the Armstrongs will support Dedman College’s future-focused leadership […]

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English Professor Emeritus C.W. Smith told D Magazine that teaching at SMU was “the greatest job in the world.”

D Magazine – C.W. Smith Has Yet to Write a Bestseller. He’s Fine With That. His latest, Girl Flees Circus, places the novelist back in New Mexico. There are agents in Hollywood who specialize in selling books to the movies, and I was sitting in the Beverly Hills office of such a person some years […]

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Save the Date: Nov. 10, Dedman College Faculty and Staff Mixer

Dedman College Faculty and Staff Mixer is November 10. RSVP at smu.edu/dedmanmixer by November 3.

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Fast fashion and how it’s ‘a bombshell source of pollution in so many ways

NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) There’s no denying: we have a fixation for fashion. The average consumer buys 60% more clothing today than 18 years ago, and keeps it half as long. And with fast fashion companies churning out monthly – or weekly – trends, that cycle is repeating at breakneck speed. Hundreds of shoppers lined up […]