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Cal Jillson Comments on ObamaCare debacle in spotlight

The Hill: The disastrous rollout of ObamaCare’s insurance exchanges has brought into sharp focus the GOP charge that President Obama is better at campaigning than governing. READ MORE    

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Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences Physics

SMU physicists celebrate Nobel Prize for discovery of Higgs boson “god particle”

  SMU’s experimental physics group played a pivotal role in discovering the Higgs boson — the particle that proves the theory for which two scientists have received the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics. READ MORE

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Houston Chronicle: Bible courses a mixed bag in school

A new report by SMU religious studies expert Mark A. Chancey has received widespread coverage by the media. The report by Chancey, “Reading, Writing & Religion II,” found that most of the 60 public school districts in Texas that offer Bible study courses aren’t meeting a 2007 state law mandating that the courses be fair as well […]

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Thomas Hagstrom Named Ford Research Fellow

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Lisa Siraganian’s book shortlisted

Lisa Siraganian’s book Modernism’s Other Work: The Art Object’sPolitical Life (Oxford 2012), was shortlisted  for the Modernist Studies Association Book Prize, 2013.

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Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences Economics

Dr. Atsushi Inoue Joins the Economics Department

We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Atsushi Inoue to the Department of Economics as the Robert H. and Nancy Dedman Professorship in Economics.  Dr. Inoue, who received his Ph.D. in Economics from University of Pennsylvania in 1998, is one of the leading econometricians in the profession.  Dr. Inoue has published numerous papers in journals such as  Journal […]

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Dr. Abhijeet Bapat selected as finalist for the DSM Science and Technology Award, Americas 2013

Congratulations to Dr. Abhijeet Bapat.  Dr. Bapat was recently selected as one of the four finalists for the DSM Science and Technology Award, Americas 2013. The four finalists were invited to present their graduate research at a special award symposium at the Fall 2013 American Chemical Society meeting in Indianapolis, IN. Here is a link […]

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Is Organic Better For You?

Health and science reporter Richard Laliberte with Prevention Magazine has covered research carried out in the fruit fly lab of SMU biologist Johannes H. Bauer. The research by Plano, Texas high school student Ria Chhabra is featured in the article, “Is Organic Food Really Better For You?”.

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Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences Earth Sciences

Earthquakes Hit Texas

Brian Stump, the Albritton Professor of Earth Sciences at SMU, talks with reporters about a study of earthquakes in North Texas and their possible relationship to the process of injecting wastewater and other fluids into the ground as part of the region’s natural gas boom. VIEW VIDEO

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History and Human Rights Experts Remember Nelson Mandela

DALLAS (SMU) — As the world commemorates the remarkable life of Nelson Mandela (1918-2013), two SMU scholars of history and human rights offer their unique perspectives on his legacy. Mandela’s revolutionary work to end South Africa’s racial segregation system of apartheid led to his spending 27 years in prison beginning in 1963. After his 1990 release, he memorably noted, […]