Religious studies professor Jill DeTemple told CBS-11 the United States is as divided now as it was during the Civil War. Time for students to learn to respect each other’s votes, she says.
Date: Saturday, November 14 Time: 1 p.m. RSVP here It’s virtual and free – learn about our dark universe Science in the City is a family-friendly public event series that connects the Dallas-Fort Worth community with local researchers working at the frontiers of their fields. SMU partners with the Dallas Morning News and other research and educational institutions every year to share the great science and technology occurring on our campus. This year’s free, half-hour SMU event is specially designed for middle school and high school students, but adults are welcome, too! FROM A TRAMPOLINE TO THE UNSEEN: WHAT A RUBBER SHEET CAN TEACH US ABOUT THE DARK UNIVERSE Saturday, November 14 at 1 p.m. with SMU - RSVP now. Afraid of physics? You’ll change your [...]
Vanity Fair Originally Posted: October 23, 2020 Presidential historian Jeffrey Engel fact checks presidential scenes from movies and television including 'Frost/Nixon,' 'Lincoln,' 'Pearl Harbor,' 'Vice,' 'Saturday Night Live,' 'The Comey Rule,' 'W.,' 'The Special Relationship,' 'The Wind and the Lion,' 'Thirteen Days,' 'LBJ' and 'John Adams' and analyzes their believability and execution. WATCH
Department of Physics Event Date: October 31, 2020 Time: 8am-5pm (US Central Time) Where: https://www.physics.smu.edu The Society of Physics Students at SMU is organizing a “Virtual Dark Matter Particle Hunt” for October 31, 2020, from 8am-5pm (US Central Time). During those hours, you can join in the hunt for what makes up dark matter. Visit the the SMU Department of Physics website, https://www.physics.smu.edu, and click around the site, being on the lookout for dark matter particles embedded in the web pages! Students, faculty, staff, and members of the SMU community are encouraged to participate in searching for Dark Matter and learn about the importance of Dark Matter to our universe. LEARN MORE
Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute Originally Posted: October 27, 2020 The Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute is excited to announce the publication of an article by Dr. Denise Dupont of the SMU Department of World Languages & Literature, "Crying on The Way to The Bonfire: Female Intersigns and Christianity in María Zambrano’s La tumba de Antígona in the journal, Anales de la Literatura Española Contemporánea." Congratulations, Dr. Dupont! Dr. Dupont's work was influenced by her participation in the DCII Medicine and Humanities Fellows Seminar.
The Hill Originally Posted: October 19, 2020 BY BEN VOTH, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR Presidential debates exist as a televised tradition since 1960 in the United States, but the Commission on Presidential debates (CPD) presented this year is horribly flawed and must be re-imagined. Moderators have evolved to be the center of attention rather than the candidates — who seize on the opportunity to deliver propaganda rather than defend the policy. Our drift to “town hall” formats is an unfulfilling and unrevealing substitute for true debate. The debate scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 22, is likely to be the final presidential debate of the 2020 election season — this despite talk of a possible make-up debate for the missed Oct. 15 debate. Since the CPD took over the League [...]
Smithsonian Originally Posted: October 8, 2020 resident Barack Obama’s love of the Martin Luther King quote “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice,” went so deep that he had it woven into a rug in the Oval Office. For Obama, writes author Mychal Denzsel Smith, the quote was used “to temper the hope his presidency inspired, to remind those who had placed their faith in his message of change that it would not be one singular moment… that would usher in a new and just society.” Since the founding of the nation, the United States has had its share of moments that bent the arc in a more just direction, particularly on matters of race, such as the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation [...]
American Thinker Originally Posted: October 3, 2020 Amid the clamor and uproar of presidential debate number one on Tuesday night, moderator Chris Wallace invited the president to come and take his seat as the moderator. Though meant in jest, the exchange was an important signifier of the ongoing struggle to have better presidential debates. The responsibility for the quality of presidential debates rest squarely with the Commission on Presidential Debates, as it has since that commission took over the process from the League of Women Voters in 1987. While improvements have been made, the process continues to be squandered by the commission, and its admission Wednesday that immediate reforms will be implemented is an admission of ongoing problems. Reforms are possible to make the debates a more ideal means for public [...]
WBAP/KLIF Posted: September 30, 2020 North Texas political scientist experts react to Tuesday night’s Presidential Debate. University of North Texas Debate Coach Brian Lane said moderator Chris Wallace wasn’t able to control them. “I felt for him. We were joking that Wallace should get hazzard pay for that kind of appointment,” said Lane. Lane said Americans really didn’t get much of a debate at all, more name calling. “We got a lot of exchange back and forth, name calling…there was a lot of missed opportunity there,” he said. Lane said candidates didn’t really take advantage of the opportunity to address important issues. Lane did though pay close attention to their body language. “The president was on the attack was very animated…When Biden was talking Trump [...]