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
SMU health officials urge students, faculty and staff to take preventive measures to protect their health against the flu. Because flu can spread by contact with people who are ill, SMU health officials recommend getting a flu shot when they become available. FREE flu vaccinations are available for all students starting September 21. For your safety, we will be administering shots at flu shot stations outside the Health Center. NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED! Getting a flu shot this year will be far more important than ever this year due to COVID-19. READ MORE
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 [...]
Ben Voth, Director of Debate and Speech will host four Presidential Debate events outside on the SMU campus. Sept. 29, Oct. 7, 15, and 22. Events are open to the community. From 7:30-8pm, there will be a pre-debate lecture. 9:30- 10pm there will be audience discussion.
Event Date: 09/15/2020 Event Time: 6:00 p.m. CST Event Location: Virtual Lecture held via Zoom The 2020 Allman Family Lecture Series celebrates the anniversaries of the 15th and 19th Amendments with a trio of lectures on Suffrage in America: The Power of the Vote. Susan Ware, a pioneer in the field of women’s history and a leading feminist biographer, will kick off the series with her virtual lecture on Sept. 15. https://smu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJErcOqgrT0qG9CwWW794tMdvHhPK1PR3H80 Event Contact: Elizabeth Fielding
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Inside Higher Ed Originally Posted: July 24, 2020 Our society is under simultaneous assaults on political, cultural, economic and social norms. Many people, especially those in different generations, are polarized as we confront an accelerated pace of change against institutionalized racism, bigotry and a systemically flawed criminal justice system that for too long has targeted the marginalized because of their skin color, ethnicity, country of origin or (lower) economic standing. I am 70 years old, and I am energized and excited to witness and support a younger generation demanding its turn at changing this country into what it can and must become in order to move forward. I came of age during a similar era of historic and tumultuous times. I lived through the violence [...]
SMU News Originally Posted: July 22, 2020 Mustangs and families, Guess what? We’re a little more than a month away from welcoming you back to the Hilltop for the fall semester. As you prepare to start or resume your studies, we want to give you a good idea of what our campus will look like in light of COVID-19. Starting today, you’ll receive this newsletter once a week. It will include the latest campus updates, resources and frequently asked questions. Each newsletter will also highlight one specific topic that you’ll want to learn more about before coming to campus. This week’s topic is: In maintaining a healthy campus, what exactly do we mean by enhanced cleaning protocols? This newsletter will echo information you’ll see in a [...]
Forbes Originally Posted: June 22, 2020 SMU alumna Neha Husein '19 is featured in this article. What is a courageous conversation that you have recently had? Courageous conversations are defined by the difficulty of the subject matter and the bravery of the subject discussing the topic. “Whether we’re leading companies, building our career, raising a family, or fighting for justice, we all need to be able to communicate when it’s uncomfortable, confusing, and difficult, and do it in a way that actually builds trust and strengthens our relationships,” shares Sofiya Deva of Warm Robots. Nine leaders and influencers were selected to be part of Warm Robots’ inaugural “Council of Courage” that who then offered their own experiences and definitions of what a courageous conversation is. [...]