SMU News Originally Posted: October 15, 2018 Sea Monsters Unearthed: Life in Angola’s Ancient Seas opens Nov. 9 at National Museum of Natural History Once the exhibit opens, “Sea Monsters Unearthed: Life in Angola’s Ancient Seas” will allow visitors to visually dive into the cool waters off the coast of West Africa as they existed millions of years ago when the continents of Africa and South America were drifting apart. It’s a unique opportunity to examine fossils of ancient marine reptiles and learn about the forces that continue to mold life both in out of the ocean. But the back story is just as fascinating: SMU Emeritus Professor of Paleontology Louis Jacobs and his SMU colleague Michael Polcyn forged a partnership with collaborators in Angola, [...]
Event Date: Oct. 18 Location: Hughes Trigg Forum Time: 6:30 pm Dr. Benjamin Brower (UT Austin) will be speaking on campus about the Algerian Revolution at 6:30 pm in Hughes Trigg Forum. A reception will precede the event. Link for more information: https://www.smu.edu/Dedman/Academics/Departments/WorldLanguages/Events/fall2018/Brower
Event Date: October 25, 2018 Location: Dallas Hall Time: 7:30 pm "Israel, BDS, and Campus Life: Complexities of Jewish Identity in the American Academy" by Profs. Doron Ben-Atar and Andrew Pessin, authors of _Anti-Zionism on Campus. The University, Free Speech, and BDS_ Many scholars have struggled with rising anti-Israel sentiments on college and university campuses worldwide. Drawing on their extensive qualitative research, Profs. Doron Ben-Atar and Andrew Pessin will explore the deleterious impact of the Boycott Divest Sanction (BDS) movement on the most cherished Western ideals of free speech, civility, respectful discourse, and open research. Link for more information: https://www.smu.edu/Dedman/academics/programs/jewishstudies/events
Event Date: October 20, 2018 Time: 2-2:30pm Location: Owens Arts Center B600 SMU Film & Media Arts Dept. and the SMU Psychology Clinic invites you to join authors Phakchok Rinpoche and Erric Solomon for a conversation on their upcoming book Radically Happy. Phakchok Rinpoche is a premier example of a new generation of Tibetan Buddhist masters. He combines the most profound aspects of traditional wisdom teaching with his pithy, humorous observation of their ongoing relevance to the incredible fast pace of modern urban life. Erric Solomon, throughout his career as a Silicon Valley technology entrepreneur and now as an author and innovative meditation teacher, has been interested in understanding the mind and how it functions, both as a user-experience designer and as a mind hacker. Together [...]
Dedman College News Originally Posted: October 9, 2018 By: Ryan Garrett India Simmons is a junior majoring in Human Rights, International Studies, and Political Science. In addition to her academic pursuits, India has also competed on SMU’s Track and Field team. Through the EHRP, India has traveled to Poland, Germany, and Israel to further advance her knowledge and skillsets by seeing things first-hand. The trip to Poland and Germany, taken in December over winter break, was especially relevant to Simmons as it was focused around meeting with Holocaust survivors and visiting concentration camps. “It was a hard trip, physically and emotionally,” Simmons said. “(The survivors) were all elderly women. They were all so joyous. They were smiling the whole time. They were laughing. It was [...]
Event Date: October 10, 2018 Location: McCord Auditorium Time: 6:30 p.m. The Women’s and Gender Studies Program is sponsoring an event on Wednesday, October 10 at 6:30 pm. It is open to the SMU community and the public. We will be screening the film Spirits Homecoming, based on the story of one the “comfort women” who was a victim of Japanese military sexual slavery. Following the screening, Sinmin Pak, a nationally known advocate for justice for the survivors, will discuss the pilgrimage she undertook this past summer in Japan to raise awareness about the issue.
Dedman College News Originally Posted: October 3, 2018 By: Ryan Garrett Averie Bishop is a senior undergraduate majoring in Human Rights and Sociology and minoring in Law and Legal Reasoning (as a Pre-Law Scholar). In addition to being recognized as Miss Asian America, she along with her mother, Marevi, created the Tulong Foundation, a nonprofit that supports primary education for students in Southeast Asia. The Foundation is supported, in part, by an Embrey Human Rights Program student research grant. Initially created to help provide education opportunities, the Tulong Foundation currently sponsors over 20 children in the south of the Philippines; additionally, Tulong has expanded to include ventures such as teaching the locals sustainable farming skills and how to find and filter clean drinking water. “’Tulong’ [...]
SMU News Originally Posted: October 1, 2018 DALLAS (SMU) – Leaving a trail of shattered glass ceilings behind her, the first woman to lead the National Academy of Sciences – the United States’ most prestigious scientific organization – will speak at SMU Monday, Oct 1. Geophysicist Marcia McNutt will be interviewed by Krys Boyd, host of KERA’s mid-day program, “Think,” at 7 p.m in SMU’s McFarlin Auditorium, 6405 Boaz Lane. The event is free and open to the public. McNutt’s visit, sponsored by SMU Reads, complements the 2018 SMU Reads common reading selection, Lab Girl, by paleobiologist Hope Jahren. McNutt will speak about her myriad experiences – serving as lead scientist on deep-sea diving explorations, leading the team of scientists charged with containing the Deepwater Horizon [...]