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See the new peer-reviewed article from Kendall Dinniene

Kendall Dinniene, a doctoral candidate and instructor, recently published a peer-reviewed article in Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society titled “My heart’s fine as long as my stomach’s not empty: patriarchal horror, women’s excess, and fat liberation in Criminally Insane.” Kendall Dinniene was also accepted to Duke University’s Black Feminist Theory […]

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Feminist anthology on Star Trek women to feature Dr. Lori Stephens

Dr. Lori Ann Stephens has an essay in a feminist anthology on Star Trek Women forthcoming: “Elaan of Elas: Duty and Defiance Aboard the Enterprise.” Women on Trek Women: The Classic Series, Edited by Rich Handley and Summer Brooks, Becky Books, 2024.

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Four recent article publications from Professor Samantha Pergadia

Professor Samantha Pergadia has four recent publications: “Slaughterhouse Intimacies” with New Literary History “Finding Your Voice: Author-Read Audiobooks” with Public Books “The Manic Pixie Dream Girl in the Attic” with Los Angeles Review of Books “The Racial and Gendered Work of Cows in Children’s Literature” with American Quarterly

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Two recent article publications from Professor Beth Newman

Professor Beth Newman has published two recent articles: “The Secular Messianism of Robert Elsmere: Race, Jewishness, and the ‘New Reformation,’” Victorian Studies 65.1 (Autumn 2022), pp. 93-116 [published in 2023]). “‘So Much Too Little’: Alice Meynell, Walter Pater, and the Question of Influence.” In Joseph Bristow, ed., Extraordinary Aesthetes (Toronto: U of Toronto Press), pp. […]

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Mass Of Earth-Like Rock Found Under The Far Side Of The Moon, Say Scientists

Forbes Scientists using data from Chinese lunar orbiters have discovered what they think is a mass of granite 30 miles wide deep under the surface of the moon. Located under the moon’s far side, it’s unlike anything found before. Presented today at the at the Goldschmidt Conferencein Lyon, France, a paper has also been published […]

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Samyak Shertok awarded 2023 Witness Poetry Prize

Dedman College News – Samyak Shertok, a Hughes Fellow in Creative Writing, has won the 2023 Witness Poetry Prize.  Judge Joy Harjo, former Poet Laureate of the United States, writes:  “The poem ‘Mother Tongue: A Haunting’ is a tight construction that embodies the haunting of language displacement amidst liminal familial memory.  Mysterious essences of ghost presences […]

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SMU scientists find possible evidence of ancient giant volcano on the moon

Dallas Morning News Matt Siegler, a planetary scientist at SMU, was digging into old data to figure out how hot it is under the moon’s surface when he came upon something surprising: evidence of a massive, ancient volcano. The moon has always sparked the human imagination — the first known story of explorers landing on […]

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History As It Happens: Ukraine and NATO

Washington Times In this episode of History As It Happens, historian Jeffrey Engel, the founding director of the Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University, discusses the origins of today’s controversy over whether NATO should welcome Ukraine into the alliance. Since the negotiations over German reunification in 1990, the questions of when and where […]

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C.W. Smith Lecture and Book Signing on August 24

Date: Thursday, August 24, 2023 Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm Location: Fondren Library, Texana Room 6:30 p.m. – Reception 7:00 p.m. – Program Book signing to follow. Books available for purchase at the event. C.W. Smith’s new story collection, The Museum of Marriage, showcases characters struggling with the demand and mysteries of solitary life, romance and […]

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Rick Halperin, Director of the SMU Dallas Human Rights Program, writes op-ed for Dallas Morning News

Dallas Morning News Rick Halperin, Director of the SMU Dallas Human Rights Program, for a commentary about the murder of 12-year-old Santos Rodriguez 50 years ago and the impact on the Dallas community. Published in the Dallas Morning News under the heading A half-century later the Santos Rodriguez murder remains the open wound of Dallas: […]