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Dedman College Community Mixer: Friday, November 5th

Dedman College Community Mixer Date: Nov. 5, 2021 Time: 3-5 p.m. Location: Dallas Hall Rotunda and Dallas Hall Front Steps All Dedman College faculty, staff and students welcome. RSVP date extended : smu.edu/CommunityMixer.

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What’s So Great about The Great Plains?

Reviews in American History Originally Posted: September 2021 issue Clements Center director Andy Graybill finished a historiographical essay on Walter Prescott Webb’s The Great Plains (1931), which appeared in the September issue of Reviews in American History and will also as the introduction to a brand-new edition of Webb’s book due out in 2022 from […]

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In Memoriam – Joseph H. Staley

The Clements Center mourns the loss of our long-time Executive Board member and chair, Joseph H. Staley.  Joe was an active member of our board since 2005 and served as chair from 2013 to the present.  He gave both generously of his time and money.  Under Joe’s leadership, the board grew into a diverse group […]

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Dedman College D&I Newsletter, Fall 2021

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Temporary mask requirement effective Aug 12

SMU News Effective August 12, SMU is temporarily requiring masks (two or more layers covering the nose and mouth) in indoor spaces on campus, including classrooms, event and meeting spaces, and common areas in all buildings and residential halls regardless of vaccination status. Masks are not required in private spaces such as residence hall rooms […]

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Roberto José Andrade Franco for Texas Highways

Texas Highways Originally Posted: June 26, 2021 Roberto José Andrade Franco is a Clements Center Research Fellow. Joel Salcido was 6 years old the first time the craft of photography captured his attention. He was in a Juárez photography studio where his Uncle Chico worked, a serene place as dark as a cave if not […]

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Juneteenth is more popular than ever. This year’s celebrations come amid a culture war.

USA Today Originally Posted: June 14, 2021 Andrew Torget, a Clements Center fellow, is quoted in this USA Today article with mention of his award winning book  Seeds of Empire. In the wake of 2020’s racial reckoning over the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, the celebration of Juneteenth spread outside the African […]

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Texas’s Best Young Accordionists Carry on a Conjunto Legacy

Texas Monthly Originally Posted: May 2021 Had this been a non-pandemic year, Christopher Ramirez and Ashly Nicole Molina would have been in Austin on a recent Saturday afternoon. As two of the four finalists for the sixteen-and-under conjunto category in the Big Squeeze—the annual competition of Texas’s best young accordion players—they would’ve played live at […]

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Erasure of freedman’s towns, Central Expressway injustice inspired book from SMU grad student

Lake Highlands Advocate Originally Posted: May 21, 2021 A Lake Highlands resident’s nonfiction book about how highway construction erased neighborhoods of color in Dallas was released today. Collin Yarbrough is a Lake Highlands High School alumnus and SMU grad student who also owns Full Circle Bakery with his mom, Judy. His book, Paved A Way, […]

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Congratulations to Clements Center fellow Uzma Quraishi

Congratulations to Clements Center fellow Uzma Quraishi for winning the Theodore Saloutos Award from the Immigration and Ethnic History Society for the best book on immigration and ethnic studies for her volume,  Redefining the Immigrant South: Indian and Pakistani Immigration to Houston during the Cold War (New Directions in Southern Studies Series with the University […]