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Dedman College Faculty and Staff Community Mixer

Date and Time: April 14, 2022 from 4-6 p.m. Location: Lumen Hotel (6101 Hillcrest Ave.) All Dedman College faculty and staff are welcome. RSVP by April 8: SMU.EDU/DedmanMixer

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Andrea Laurent-Simpson: ‘Dog Mom’ and more – we’re living in multispecies families now. Here’s what it means

Fox News Originally Posted: July 30, 2021 WATCH The evidence of new families blended with people and pets arrived long before we considered what to call them. “Multispecies families” captures the scientific essence, but the lifestyle and character of this four-legged/two-legged companion coalescence is far-reaching and even comes with a glossary: Dog Mom; Puppy Child; […]

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Pets on Board: Meet The Multispecies American Family

SMU NEWS Contact: Nancy George, ngeorge@smu.edu July 13, 2021  New book defines trend – pets really are part of the family DALLAS (SMU) – Do you sign your pets’ names to your holiday card? Have you ever sent your dog to day care? Do you shop regularly for cat or dog toys? Welcome to a […]

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Retired couple donate their $2,400 in stimulus checks to cover struggling Plano costume shop’s payroll

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: June 17, 2020 Richard Hawkins, SMU professor emeritus of sociology, and his wife gave a combined $2,400 to help a Plano costume shop struggling to meet its payroll. A retired SMU professor and his wife, a retired florist, let their stimulus checks sit in their bank accounts for a month before a Dallas Morning […]

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Activism usually linked to urban centers finds a voice in the frustrations of rapidly changing communities.

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: June 8, 2020 For the seventh day in a row, dozens of sign-waving suburbanites dotted a busy corner in Flower Mound last week, demanding racial equality and decrying police brutality on what seemed unlikely soil as passing motorists honked in support. In this 80% white, Denton County city of 80,000, […]

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Congrats to Debra Branch

Congratulations to Debra Branch, a senior lecturer in Sociology, recently selected as one of three Faculty- in- Residence (FiR). Her service will begin July 1, 2020. More details below:    

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Is Denton a suburb? Depends on who you ask

Denton Record-Chronicle Originally Posted: August 3, 2019 When Rolling Stone magazine first wrote about Brave Combo in 1979, the reporter said the genre-bending polka band was from Austin. From there, it was repeated again and again. Almost any media outside of North Texas writing about the group credited Austin as their home, because writers couldn’t […]

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Congratulations to all the Hilltop Excellence Awards Winners

Dedman College News Originally Posted: April 18, 2019 On Monday, April 15, SMU celebrated students and faculty that have made significant contributions to the University at the Hilltop Excellence Awards. Congratulations to all the award winners! Below is a list of winners, * are Dedman College faculty and students.   The Dr. James E. Caswell […]

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SMU sociologist weighs in on the gender gap in science prizes

The Conversation Originally Posted: January 22, 2019 Author: Viviane Callier, Munk Fellow in Global Journalism, University of Toronto Although there are more science prizes now than ever, they aren’t distributed fairly. A new study in Nature shows that women win fewer scientific prizes than their male peers, and the prizes they do win are less […]

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Event: Oct. 16 Charity and the Dallas Community: Real Talk with LeeAnne Locken and Kameron Westcott

Date: October 16 Time: 7-8:30 PM Location: McCord Auditorium RSVP