Foreign politics aren’t stopping Chinese international students

Daily Campus Originally Posted: September 25, 2019 He says the American Dream is broken. “I used to want to be a doctor in the medicine field,” Zitong Huang says. “Because of President Trump, my green card got delayed.” Huang is an SMU international student from Beijing, China who is majoring in Chemistry with minors in Business and Spanish. But that was not his original plan. Huang came to the U.S. to pursue his dream of becoming a doctor. Huang says he would have to get his green card to stay in the U.S. long enough to earn his medical degree. Because of current immigration policies, he would have to wait about 10 to 15 years for a green card. “I’m to waste another ten years to get my green [...]

By | 2019-09-25T08:17:17-08:00 September 25th, 2019|Chemistry, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Undergraduate News, World Languages and Literatures|Comments Off on Foreign politics aren’t stopping Chinese international students

Congratulations to Hunter Kolon and Amanda Oh. They were recently awarded the Hatton Sumner Foundation Scholarship.

Tower Center Blog Originally Posted: July 8, 2019 The John G. Tower Center for Political Studies is thrilled to announce the recipients of The Hatton Sumner Foundation Scholarships. SMU incoming seniors Hunter Kolon and Amanda Oh were awarded scholarship that will support their interests in diplomacy and international affairs. READ MORE

By | 2019-07-15T10:04:31-08:00 July 15th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, History, Political Science, Statistical Science, World Languages and Literatures|Comments Off on Congratulations to Hunter Kolon and Amanda Oh. They were recently awarded the Hatton Sumner Foundation Scholarship.

Event: April 29, Critical Language Fellowship Info Session

Date: April 29 Location: Clements 234 Time: 3:00 PM Critical Language Scholarships provide full funding (including airfare, room and board) to spend 8-10 weeks abroad studying a critical language. No minimum GPA is required and students of all majors are eligible and encouraged to apply. Come to this info session to find out more about the application process and timeline! Link for more information: https://www.smu.edu/Dedman/Academics/Departments/WorldLanguages/Events/fall2018/cls_infosession Contact: asneal@smu.edu

By | 2019-04-22T08:57:42-08:00 April 22nd, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Events, World Languages and Literatures|Comments Off on Event: April 29, Critical Language Fellowship Info Session

Today, March 5: SMU Giving Day

One day. For 24 hours on March 5, the entire SMU community will come together to give back and celebrate the causes we care about – supporting students, improving cities, educating teachers, fighting for justice, fueling champions – together, the possibilities are endless. Please consider supporting a Dedman College cause: Dedman College Scholars Dean’s Research Council SMU Human Rights SMU Fund for Dedman College Data Hackathon Challenges: Dean’s Research Council Match Gifts made to the Dedman College Dean’s Research Council will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000. Thank you to generous donors, Dr. Anthony Aramoonie ‘94 and Nicole Aramoonie for making this possible! Dedman College Scholars Challenge Support scholarships and help us meet the challenge from longtime SMU supporters Carl Sewell ’66 and Peggy Higgins [...]

Closing night of the International Film Festival

Event Date: Tuesday, Feb. 26 Location: McCord Auditorium (Dallas Hall) Time: 6:30 pm Join us for the closing night of the 4th annual World Languages and Literatures International Film Festival with a special screening of the documentary "Chavela," about the legendary Mexican singer Chavela Vargas. Introduced by the co-director and producer of the film, Daresha Kyi. Lecture begins at 6:30. Screening at 7 pm. Free and open to the public. Link for more information: smu.edu/filmfest  

By | 2019-02-18T11:10:43-08:00 February 26th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Events, World Languages and Literatures|Comments Off on Closing night of the International Film Festival

Event: Feb. 19, When “Great” Works Aren’t Good

Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Location: Screening Room – Greer Garson 3531 (Owen Arts Center) Time: 5:30-6:15 pm A roundtable discussion on the ethics of collecting, preserving, and teaching works of art, literature, and cinema that are politically or culturally problematic. Link for more information: www.smu.edu/filmfest    

By | 2019-02-13T06:49:20-08:00 February 13th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Events, World Languages and Literatures|Comments Off on Event: Feb. 19, When “Great” Works Aren’t Good

Jan. 29 – Feb. 26: International Film Festival

Event Date: Jan. 29 - Feb. 26, 2019 Time: 7 p.m. Location: Dallas Hall 306 The 4th Annual SMU World Languages & Literatures Film Festival will take place January 29 - February 26. All screenings are free and open to the public. More info: https://www.smu.edu/Dedman/Academics/Departments/WorldLanguages/Events/Filmfestival  

By | 2019-01-09T07:47:29-08:00 January 14th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Events, World Languages and Literatures|Comments Off on Jan. 29 – Feb. 26: International Film Festival

Fulfill your Second Language Requirement Abroad!

Event Date: January 24, 2019 Location: Collaborative Commons (Fondren Starbucks) Time: 10 am - 2 pm (drop-in any time) Students interested in fulfilling their second language requirement abroad in Summer 2019 are encouraged to stop by the info table on January 24 to find out more about the following programs and meet program directors: SMU-in-FRANCE (July 6 - August 10), SMU-in-TUSCANY (July 2 - August 5), SMU-in-COSTA RICA (May 27 - June 28). www.smu.edu/international/abroad/programs/summer. Applications are due Feb. 1  

By | 2019-01-11T06:32:03-08:00 January 11th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, Undergraduate News, World Languages and Literatures|Comments Off on Fulfill your Second Language Requirement Abroad!

How France’s Yellow Vest protests could influence the U.S.

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: December 17, 2018 Dayna Oscherwitz is an associate professor of French and Francophone studies at Southern Methodist University. She wrote this column for The Dallas Morning News. There is something eerily familiar about the strikes and demonstrations paralyzing France over the past several weeks. Precipitated by rising income inequality and deeply unpopular economic policies, the "Yellow-Vest" protests seem to be just one more iteration of the strikes and demonstrations that erupt in France semi-regularly, one facet of a demand for greater equality and a culturally-specific expression of democratic will. In some ways these weekly Saturday strikes and demonstrations bear similarities with other French protest movements, from the 2005 riots to the strikes of May 1968. But the targeted use of [...]

By | 2018-12-17T06:18:34-08:00 December 17th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, World Languages and Literatures|Comments Off on How France’s Yellow Vest protests could influence the U.S.
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