“Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City”

SMU News Originally Posted: July 10, 2017 "Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City" is this fall's common reading selection, which every incoming SMU student is expected to read. There will be small-group discussions on the book written by Matthew Desmond. READ MORE  

Jeffrey A. Engel, Center for Presidential History, President Trump is ignoring the lesson of two world wars

Washington Post Originally Posted: July 10, 2017 Jeffrey A. Engel is the founding director of Southern Methodist University’s Center for Presidential History. He is the author or editor of ten books on American foreign policy, most recently, "When the World Seemed New: George H.W. Bush and the End of the Cold War." Donald Trump’s election was a victory for an enemy the United States defeated almost three decades ago — the Soviet Union. Mere months into office, he has accomplished what every Cold War leader in the Kremlin desired: a weakening of America’s transatlantic military, political and economic ties that has left Europe ripe for Moscow’s dominance. But looking at the wilting of America’s influence and alliances, especially the weakening of NATO, solely through the lens [...]

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Official University Calendar : 2017-2018

ACADEMIC YEAR 2017–2018 www.smu.edu/registrar/academic_calendar.asp This calendar includes an addendum listing religious holidays for use in requesting excused absences according to University Policy 1.9. For religious holidays not listed, contact the Office of the Chaplain. Graduate programs in the Cox School of Business, Perkins School of Theology and Dedman School of Law, and the Department of Dispute Resolution and Counseling within the Simmons School of Education and Human Development have different calendars. Dates that the offices of the University will be closed will be announced at a later date. PDF

You say you want a book on the American Revolution?

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: June 29, 2017 BY:  Edward Countryman is University Distinguished Professor in the Clements Department of History at Southern Methodist University, where he teaches colonial and revolutionary America. He is working on a book called "Distinctive Nation: The Uncertain Colonial Order, an Ambiguous Revolution, and the Troubled American Republic," for Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. For historians, the American Revolution has become a hot topic. We have learned a vast amount since the last great burst of public interest, at the bicentennial. Let me share a few things that I think are really exciting. First comes American Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750-1804 (W.W. Norton, 2016) by two-time Pulitzer winner Alan Taylor. Taylor shows how the Revolution caught up everybody — great and [...]

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Watch: SMU grad Hope Anderson talks about how mentorship made the difference in her education

SMU NEWS Originally Posted: June 27, 2017 Hope Anderson, who graduated from SMU with degrees in history, sociology and human rights, talks about how mentorship made the difference in her education. Watch: https://youtu.be/7cj_gWdsPuA 

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Eighteen distinguished faculty members with a combined total of nearly 585 years of SMU service retired with emeritus status in the 2016-17 academic year.

SMU News Originally Posted: June 8, 2017 Eighteen distinguished faculty members with a combined total of nearly 585 years of SMU service retired with emeritus status in the 2016-17 academic year. The professors, and their dates of service: • Thomas E. Barry, Professor Emeritus of Marketing, Cox School of Business, 1970-2017 • Janis Bergman-Carton, Professor Emerita of Art History, Meadows School of the Arts, 1991-2017 • Edward Biehl, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, 1962-2017 • Gordon Birrell, Professor Emeritus of World Languages and Literatures, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, 1974-2017 • Dolores M. Etter, Professor Emerita of Electrical Engineering, Lyle School of Engineering, 2008-2016 • Richard F. Gunst, Professor Emeritus of Statistical Science, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, 1971-2017 • C. Michael Hawn, University Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Church Music, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, 1992-2017 • Debora Hunter, Professor Emerita of Art, Meadows School of the Arts, [...]

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Watch: SMU Year in Review 2016-2017

SMU News Originally Posted: May 25, 2017 https://youtu.be/XALcoZZb8uM  

Congratulations Dedman College Graduates!

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