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Stephen Wegren pens article for Newsroom: “War threatens food security in Russia and beyond”

newsroom. Stephen K. Wegren is Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Political Science, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, USA. His most recent books are The Food Revolution in Russia: The Transformation of the Food System (Routledge, 2021) and Russia’s Role in the Contemporary International Agri-Food Trade System (Palgrave Macmillan, 2022). Wegren declared no conflicts of interest […]

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Born of Lakes and Plains, an interview with Clements fellow Anne F. Hyde

Clements Center director Andrew Graybill interviews Anne Hyde, former Clements fellow and author of Born of Lakes and Plains on New Books Network podcast. Listen: https://newbooksnetwork.com/born-of-lakes-and-plains

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Michael Lindsey, Department of Psychology, elected to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra Board of Governors

Congratulations to Dr. Michael Lindsey, a visiting lecturer in the SMU Department of Psychology. He was recently elected to serve on the Board of Governors for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. According to the DSO website, “the Dallas Symphony Orchestra is the largest performing arts organization in the Southwest United States and committed to inspiring the broadest possible […]

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Fossil of dinosaur killed in asteroid strike discovered in North Dakota, scientists say

USA Today Anthony Fiorillo, an SMU research professor and expert in taphonomy, a branch of paleontology focusing on how things become fossils, is quoted in this USA Today article. A small dinosaur leg discovered in southwestern North Dakota may have been ripped from the animal’s body on the same day a giant asteroid struck Earth and eventually […]

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Ancient footprints in New Mexico raise questions about when humans inhabited North America

PBS News Dr. David Meltzer is a guest on PBS News Hour April 4, 2022. When humans first populated North America and how they arrived has long been a matter of spirited debate. A recent study detailing what archeologists believe are the oldest known footprints in the United States is sparking new questions and upending […]

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History-making women at SMU lead with commitment, academic strength

Dallas Morning News Since its founding in 1911, Southern Methodist University has earned a well-deserved reputation for excellence. This comprehensive research and teaching university, joined with an energetic city, creates an opportunity powerhouse where more than 12,000 undergraduate and graduate students learn and grow in a rigorous academic environment. Eight degree-granting schools elevate SMU to […]

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International Research Team Identifies New Armored Dinosaur Species Found in Mongolia’s Gobi Desert

SMU News A new species of armored dinosaur from the southern Gobi Desert of Mongolia that may have used its unique tail as a weapon has been identified by an international team of vertebrate paleontologists and researchers. Researchers from SMU (Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas) and universities in  South Korea, Japan, and Mongolia identified […]

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The gender gap: Nature or nurture? It’s complicated, says a large Facebook study ​

SMU News It’s an age-old question – are the differences between what men and women like decided by nature or nurture? A new study from SMU (Southern Methodist University) and UC3M(Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) in Spain produced some surprising results: the gap separating the interests of men and women on some topics is larger […]

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Giving Day is March 22

March 22 is SMU Giving Day. For one day, if many Mustangs come from many different places to do many good things, together, we can shape a brighter future. https://bit.ly/gddedman Dedman College Opportunities Goal Description Department of Biological Sciences $5,000   The Department of Biological Sciences and its faculty provide insight into how life and […]

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Let’s Build Trust Instead of Banning Books – Op-ed by SMU religious studies professor

Education Week It is a difficult time to be an educator. Aside from the massive disruptions and stress of a pandemic lasting more than two years, even as it appears to be winding down, teachers, school boards, and librarians are at the dead center of divisive conflicts over how—and if—students should encounter issues of racism, […]