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Dedman College students and professors offer tips on how to pursue two degrees at once and still have a life

SMU Meadows School of the Arts Thinking of Double-Majoring? How to pursue two degrees at once and still have a life Originally Published: February 12, 2015 Whether to position themselves better for choice careers or to blend multiple interests, increasing numbers of SMU students are double-majoring. Their combinations of degrees are as varied as the […]

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Kathleen Wellman, History, Texas State Board of Education allows conservatives to decide content in textbooks

The Atlantic Originally posted: Nov. 25, 2014 Last Tuesday, the Texas State Board of Education held a public hearing to choose which new social studies textbooks will be recommend to school districts in the state. The board was expected to vote to approve the majority of proposed textbooks and smooth the way for what should […]

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Neil Foley, History, changing face of America

KERA, Think Originally aired: Nov. 3, 2014 By 2050, nearly a third of all U.S. residents will be Latino. This hour, we’ll talk about how this growing segment of the population is affecting everything from politics to cultural identity with Neil Foley, the Robert H. and Nancy Dedman Chair in History at SMU. His new […]

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Joshua Rovner: Nevermind ISIS and Putin — Asia matters more to U.S. strategy

Dallas Morning News Originally posted: Nov. 4, 2014 The grisly war with the Islamic State and the crisis with Russia continue to dominate the news — and capture the attention of U.S. leaders. Despite all this turmoil, the long-term focus of American foreign policy will not be on the Middle East or Europe. Instead, Washington […]

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Jeffrey Engel, History, different views on fall of Berlin Wall

LA Times U.S., Russia, Europe, China have different views on Berlin Wall’s fall BY JEFFREY A. ENGEL November 1, 2014, 7:00 a.m. The Berlin Wall continues to haunt the world. Only shards remain of the concrete and barbed wire that once divided a city and split a continent. Few can be found in Berlin itself. […]

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William Steding, senior fellow at the Center for Presidential History, featured in D Magazine

D Magazine, November 2014 How Technology Is Helping Investors New tools are helping to put their money where their mouse is. There was a time when William Steding was like many investors, his eyes glued to CNBC as he made day trades facilitated by newly developed software. Over the last decade, though, Steding gradually came […]

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Social Studies Revised

THINK, KERA. Originally posted: October 6, 2014 Texas is considering new social studies textbooks for public school students for the first time since 2002. This hour, we’ll talk about questions that have arisen about how they teach culture and religion with a pair of SMU professors who testified about the books before the State Board […]

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Associate Professor of History & Director of the Center for Presidential History on Secret Service Changes

(CNN) — Some people are wondering about the capability of the Secret Service after it was revealed that Omar Gonzalez, the fence jumper who breached White House security two weeks ago, made it much farther into the house than previously reported, running through the first floor before he was apprehended outside the Green Room. The […]

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Controversies re-emerge in fight over Texas textbooks

San Francisco Chronicle slideshow and story quotes Dedman College history professor Kathleen Wellman while highlighting 15 big issues in Texas textbook debate READ MORE  

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Dedman College experts address controversial content proposed for Texas’ new public school textbooks

DALLAS (SMU) — SMU Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences faculty members Ron Wetherington, Kathleen Wellman, David Brockman and Edward Countryman are speaking out about what they see as “flawed” and “distorted” textbooks being considered for Texas classrooms. Wetherington, Wellman and Brockman addressed the State Board of Education (SBOE) at a daylong hearing in Austin […]