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Myths, Facts, and the Qualified Case for College

The Catalyst Essay by J.H. Cullum Clark, Director of the Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative The case for earning a postsecondary degree is as strong as ever for most young people – and so is the case for renewing America’s commitment to expanding college access. Reaching higher college attainment levels requires dismantling barriers to opportunity […]

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Jeffrey Engel joins Washington Times radio for an episode of History As It Happens

Washington Times It’s a small group no one wants to be a member of. Since the dawn of the republic only 10 elected presidents have been rejected by voters in their bids for a second term. Only one of those, Grover Cleveland, was able to win a non-consecutive term after losing his first re-election campaign. […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing all of our SMU family and friends a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. SMU will be closed November 24-25. 

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Languages Across the Curriculum @ SMU: Faculty Research

Event: Thursday, December 1 from 1:30-2:30 in Car 406. RSVP at smu.edu/LSP.

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Seeing You Distorts My Memory: People With Attachment Anxiety More Likely to Create False Memories When They Can See the Person Talking

NeuroScience News– Adults who frequently worry about being rejected or abandoned by those closest to them are more prone to having false memories when they can see who is conveying the information, a new study suggests. The authors, SMU’s Nathan Hudson and Michigan State University’s William J. Chopik, found that adults with attachment anxiety tend to remember details incorrectly […]

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Length of a canoe = wingspan of this new pterosaur species

SMU’s paleontologists Louis Jacobs and Michael Polcyn helped find fossils of this flying reptile of the dinosaur. Learn more is Science Daily

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Top Debaters in Novice and Professional Divisions at the LSUS debate tournament

SMU debate attended the largest tournament of the fall semester at Louisiana Statue University Shreveport this weekend (November 4-6) and had two of the top two competitors in novice and professional divisions. Sarah Mende was the top novice competitor among 69 student competitors from 20 different universities. SMU had a 57% win/loss rate in 42 […]

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Armstrongs commit $5 million to endow dean position

SMU – A $5 million gift from entrepreneurs Elisabeth Martin Armstrong ’82 and William D. Armstrong ’82 will further the academic and research excellence of the SMU Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences by endowing the school’s dean position, renaming it the Elisabeth Martin Armstrong Dean. Through their gift, the Armstrongs will support Dedman College’s future-focused leadership […]

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The Story of the Wound that Cries Out: Using Narrative to Inform Healthcare Design in Research and Practice

SMU Department of English​ alumna Kari Nixon pens an op-ed for the British Medical Journal blog related to her research at SMU. Her work in the medical humanities covers disease and identity from the 1720s through today and has been published by Simon and Schuster, SUNY University Press, and in Disability Studies Quarterly, and the Journal for Medical Humanities. […]

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The SteadiSpoon™ story: How a grandmother’s inspiration is driving SMU student entrepreneurs Raleigh Dewan and Mason Morland

SMU News – DALLAS (SMU) – Raleigh Dewan arrived at SMU weighed by personal experience with neurologic disease progression. After his grandmother was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, Dewan had witnessed the debilitating hand tremors that would not allow her to eat without spilling food everywhere, preventing her from enjoying with family the extravagant Southern dinners […]