SMU Giving Day is April 13

SMU Giving Day is April 13. There are over 20 different ways that you can support Dedman College. Check them out by visiting https://givingday.smu.edu/pages/dedman-college or clicking through the features list below. ALBERT SCHWEITZER FELLOWSHIP DEAN’S RESEARCH COUNCIL AT DEDMAN COLLEGE DATAFEST HACKATHON DEDMAN COLLEGE RESEARCH AND ADVANCED STUDIES FUND JEWISH STUDIES DEDMAN COLLEGE CANCER RESEARCH FUND SMU HUMAN RIGHTS PROGRAM CENTER FOR PRESIDENTIAL HISTORY DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT OF EARTH SCIENCES DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT OF WORLD LANGUAGE AND LITERATURES SMU DEBATE TEAM DEDMAN COLLEGE [...]

Whitney Wolfe Herd to speak at Commencement

SMU News Originally Posted: Marche 21, 2021 DALLAS (SMU) – Whitney Wolfe Herd, founder and CEO of Bumble Inc., became the youngest woman to take a company public when she celebrated the initial offering of her dating app shares on the Nasdaq Stock Market in February. The 31-year-old entrepreneur and SMU alumna will draw lessons from her remarkable life story as the featured speaker at SMU’s May Commencement Convocation on Saturday, May 15. The outdoor ceremony, scheduled for 8 a.m. in Ford Stadium, will be streamed live at https://www.smu.edu/live. “Whitney Wolfe Herd may be the youngest commencement speaker we have ever had,” said SMU President R. Gerald Turner. “Our graduates will feel a sense of kinship with her as it has been only ten years since she walked [...]

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A year without: How Texas survived the challenges brought by the coronavirus pandemic

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: March 10, 2021 Several Dedman College professors were quoted in this March 10, 2021 Dallas Morning News article. Stacey Monroe barely flinched as the nurse jabbed a needle into her right arm. Wearing a N95 mask and a clear face shield, she looked straight ahead as the nurse pressed her thumb against the syringe’s plunger injecting a second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. That’s it, the nurse said after slapping on a bandage. For the next 15 minutes Monroe, 26, sat in the lobby, fiddling with her vaccine card that she placed on her lap and reflected on nearly a year’s worth of pandemic memories: The lockdown that forced her out of work. An apartment without food, cleaning supplies or toilet [...]

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Presidential historian Jeffrey Engel quoted in Business Insider and Texas Standard

Originally Posted: March 21, 2021 Presidential historian Jeffrey Engel is quoted in Business Insider saying that after two impeachments, former President Trump is unlikely to ever be elected president again. He also told Texas Standard that Trump’s second impeachment trial demonstrated a remarkable disconnect between reality and senators’ votes.

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SMU Ph.D. Graduate wins award at TSHA!

Dedman College News Originally Posted: March 5, 2021 The Texas State Historical Association named SMU PhD Graduate Joel Zapata (now assistant professor of history at Oregon State University) winner of the Catarino and Evangelina Hernández Research Fellowship in Latino History for his project titled, “From West Texas to the World: Chicana/o Activist Print Culture and Social Transformation." The Clements Center is proud to have supported his research. Congratulations, Joel!

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Another award winning book from the Clements Center!

Dedman College News Originally Posted: March 4, 2021 Clements Center fellow Miguel Ángel González-Quiroga was awarded the Ramirez Family Award for Most Significant Scholarly Book from the Texas Institute of Letters for his book War and Peace on the Rio Grande Frontier, 1830-1880 (University of Oklahoma Press).  His book previously won both the Tejano Book Award from the Tejano Genealogy Society and the Coral Horton Tullis Memorial Prize from the Texas State Historical Association. https://www.oupress.com/books/15456265/war-and-peace-on-the-rio-grande-frontier-1830?fbclid=IwAR2MLmbT0kO6B7-2bWhWqF2OovagpyzSjfPM6_EUUEut4vbv9HS9UrDEOak

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SMU Classes Resume, Virtual-only on Monday

SMU will resume classes next week with virtual-only academic instruction on Monday, February 22, 2021. The decision on virtual and/or in-person classes on Tuesday and beyond will be announced by Monday. Graduate students with Saturday classes should expect to hear from the deans of their schools if instruction will occur. Crews from the Office of Facilities Planning and Management and Office of Information Technology are working diligently to assess and repair damage to various buildings caused by this unusual winter blast, as well as ensuring all technology in classrooms are in working order. We will provide an update later today on facilities that will be open this weekend. At this time Hughes-Trigg Student Center is open as a warming and charging-up location Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports [...]

POSTPONED Voices of SMU Oral History Project: Learning from Alumni of Color in partnership with OSCIE/DCII

Due to the inclement weather, the Voices of SMU Oral History project event scheduled for February 22 has been postponed. We will reach out soon with a new date! Event Date: Feb. 22, 2021 at 4pm Register: https://smu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_G6fP4fs9TKCAsEwJYXoRag

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