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Spanking Research Changes Parents’ Attitudes

New studies at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, found that parents who favored spanking, later significantly altered their views after they were briefly exposed to the research findings, said child psychologist George Holden. A professor in the SMU Department of Psychology, Holden led the studies, which have been published online http://bit.ly/LTUlch.

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Dr. Guigen Li will be the guest speaker at the upcoming Chemistry Seminar Series

Jan 31 at 3pm. in FOSC 152. READ MORE

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How Should We Teach the Bible in Public Schools? An article by Mark Chancey

Mark A. Chancey is Professor of Religious Studies in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. He serves as co-chair of the Society of Biblical Literature’s Working Group on the Bible and Public Education. READ MORE

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Freedom Riders’ film to kick off conversation series

Thursday, Jan 22. Dr. Dennis Simon, political science professor at Southern Methodist University, will lead a discussion: “Would Today’s Youth Get on the Bus?” READ MORE

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New Novel Released by Creative Writing Director, David Haynes

In his new book, A Star in the Face of the Sky, SMU Creative Writing Director and Associate English Professor David Haynes goes “beyond the margins” to show how four lives cope with the violence that has shaped their intersecting worlds. READ MORE

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Parents less likely to spank after reading briefly about its links to problems in children

Is there any way to get parents to change their minds and stop spanking? Child psychologist George Holden, who favors humane alternatives to corporal punishment, wanted to see if parents’ positive views toward spanking could be reversed if they were made aware of the research. READ MORE HERE

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Why the iWatch will likely fail, by History professor Alexis McCrossen

The recent release of the Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch has started a new wave of rumors about the much-anticipated iWatch, including the prediction by at least one research firm that Apple could sell as many as 10 million of the devices. But the history of wearable technology says otherwise — and in fact, I think […]

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The Texas Tribune: Surprise quakes stir up Tarrant County residents

Journalist Jim Malewitz with The Texas Tribune tapped the expertise of SMU geophysicist Brian Stump, whose research has looked at the operation of saltwater injection disposal wells and small earthquakes that have occurred in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. READ MORE  

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$15 Million Gift Funds SMU Research Center

The new building will support research facilitated by SMU’shigh-performance computing capabilities, among other projects. It also will be the home of the Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute, established in May 2012 through a gift from the Dedman family and Foundation. The building will be located at McFarlin and Airline. READ MORE HERE

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Endowed Chairs Add Special Areas Of Expertise To The Faculty

SMU Magazine Fall/Winter Seats of Excellence In September, when SMU announced that it had attracted an internationally recognized expert in cyber security to the faculty, as well as a scholar in international politics and national security, it was evident that the University was expanding research and teaching in areas critical to a global society. They are among […]