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

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

Flooding of Archaeological Sites in Hurricane Harvey Used to Prepare for Future Impacts of Megastorms

Cambridge University Press Originally Posted: March 6, 2019 Southern Methodist University archaeologists used satellite imagery to map impacts of Hurricane Harvey to 920 archaeological sites. Leslie A. Reeder-Myers, an SMU alum currently at Temple University, and Mark D. McCoy of the Department of Anthropology published new research in the journal American Antiquity detailing how 40% of all known archaeological sites were flooded as a consequence of Harvey. The study will help plan for how best to preserve heritage in the near future. Link for more information: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/american-antiquity/article/preparing-for-the-future-impacts-of-megastorms-on-archaeological-sites-an-evaluation-of-flooding-from-hurricane-harvey-houston-texas/A071425AD1C69A33E763A61378C87260

By | 2019-03-06T10:54:40+00:00 March 6th, 2019|Anthropology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News|Comments Off on Flooding of Archaeological Sites in Hurricane Harvey Used to Prepare for Future Impacts of Megastorms

Political Science Professor Lends Expertise in Dallas Morning News Article

Dallas Morning News OriginallyPosted: March 5, 2019 This is an excerpt from a Dallas Morning News article to view the full article click here Will the law be constitutional? Similar laws in several states have lost legal challenges. In January, an Iowa state judge struck down the state’s 2018 heartbeat law, declaring it unconstitutional. In 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a 2013 North Dakota heartbeat law, and in 2015, a federal appeals court blocked a 2013 Arkansas law that banned abortion after 12 weeks if there was a heartbeat. The 1973 Supreme Court decision Roe vs. Wade guarantees a woman’s right to an abortion, and Planned Parenthood vs. Casey from 1992 prohibits states from placing an undue burden on women seeking them. Joe Kobylka, [...]

By | 2019-03-05T11:27:25+00:00 March 6th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Political Science|Comments Off on Political Science Professor Lends Expertise in Dallas Morning News Article

Event: March 6, ManeFrame II (M2) Introduction

Event Date: March 6 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 | 2019-01-23T14:13:34+00:00 March 4th, 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 6, ManeFrame II (M2) Introduction
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