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Why Is Everyone Moving to Dallas?

Dallas Observer If you’re getting that crowded feeling right now, it’s not your imagination. It’s economics. A 2021 article published in the magazine City Journal says Dallas has the fourth highest growth rate of inbound migration. The city’s growth rate is also well above the national average with a population surge that’s “almost three times faster than […]

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Dedman Faculty Win Prestigious Teaching Awards

Dedman College News Congratulations to the following Dedman College faculty: Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor Award Hervé Tchumkam, Associate Professor of French, Department of World Languages and Literatures President’s Associate Award Alex Lippert, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry   Golden Mustang Award Gianna Englert, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science

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Opinion: America should honor MLK’s vision by halting the death penalty

Dallas Morning News By Rick Halperin, director of the SMD Dallas Human Rights Program On Monday the nation will pause, perhaps too briefly, to remember and pay tribute to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., arguably the leading U.S. (and global) civil and human rights activist who was the voice of reason and conscience during […]

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How historians view Trump – and how Trump sees himself

CBS News There’s at least one thing that Donald Trump’s critics and supporters can agree on about his presidency, according to Jeffrey Engel, director of the Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University: “He came in to be a disrupter, and of all of his accomplishments, I think it’s very easy to say that he accomplished […]

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Are We All Really Burning Out?

Chronicle of Higher Education Academic burnout is real — but difficult to diagnose. By Jonathan Malesic I dreamed of being a college professor almost as soon as I met my own professors. They read strange books by Nietzsche and Annie Dillard, asked challenging questions in class, and wore tweed. One of my favorite professors taught theology […]

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New Technology Mapping Landslides Can Save Lives, Mitigate Damage

Inside Sources Originally Posted: January 3, 2022 by Zhong Lu, Yuankun Xu It’s that time of year on the West Coast when emergency managers prepare for a host of catastrophic weather events — everything from Pineapple Express systems that dump intense rains on the regions to the flooding and landslides that often follow. Landslides are […]

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Why do we count down to the New Year?

Zocalo Originally Posted: Jan. 1, 2022 Few people counted down to anything until the 1960s and 1970s—and yes, that included the new year. Celebrations and midnight kisses on December 31, of course. Countdowns, no. How, then, did the countdown go from almost nonexistent to ubiquitous in the latter half of the 20th century? And why […]

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Personalities Can Change Even When People Are Unmotivated To Change, Say Psychologists

Forbes Originally Posted: December 8, 2021 A new paper appearing in the Journal of Research in Personality bolsters the argument that personality is more changeable than previously thought — even suggesting that personality can be changed when people aren’t necessarily committed to change. “A growing body of research suggests that personality traits can be changed through intervention,” say the […]

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Dr. Nathan Hudson discusses his new research on personality change

Therapytips.org Originally Posted: December 8, 2021 A new paper appearing in the Journal of Research in Personality bolsters the argument that personality is more changeable than previously thought — even suggesting that personality can be changed when people aren’t necessarily committed to change. I recently spoke with the lead author of this new research, Dr. […]

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Geothermal energy could mean a renewable future for Colorado’s oil fields

KUNC Originally Posted: December 8, 2021 The grasslands north of Fort Morgan in eastern Colorado are a hive of energy production. Clusters of spinning wind turbines mark the horizon. And, of course, oil and natural gas operations are everywhere. As far as oil fields go, this one is roughly middle-aged. Wells here are still comfortably […]