Cal Jillson, Political Science, What Would It Take To Summon A Convention Of States?

KUT 90.5 Originally Posted: March 21, 2017 The following is from the March 21, 2017, edition of KUT public radio of Austin. SMU Political Science Professor Cal Jillson provided expertise for this story. Gov. Greg Abbott spent more than a year speaking and writing about the need to pass a series of amendments to the U.S. Constitution, in order limit the power of the federal government. His chosen vehicle: invoking Article V of the Constitution to call a “convention of states.” So when Abbott took the stage to deliver his State of the State message in January, there was every reason to expect he would spotlight the issue. But Abbott went one step further, designating it as one of his top four priorities for the legislative session. “Senator Birdwell and Representative [...]

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Event: April 4, Animals from Art to Economics: Changing Perspectives in the Long 18th Century

Event Date: April 4 Location: Greer Garson Screening Room, Meadows School of the Arts Time: 5:00 p.m. Join Nathaniel Wolloch of the Minerva Humanities Center and Tel Aviv University as he lectures. Sponsored by the Looking at Animals/Thinking About Animals Research Cluster. For more information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Events  

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FBI Investigation of Trump-Russia Connection

SMU Adjunct Political Science Prof. Robert Jordan discusses the March 20, 2017, testimony of FBI Director James B. Comey concerning an investigation into whether members of President Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 election. Jordan is former ambassador to Saudi Arabia and Diplomat-in-Residence at SMU’s John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies.

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Dedman College alumnus José Manuel Santoyo on DACA, how it impacts his life and what happens if it’s eliminated

D Magazine Originally Posted: March 21, 2017 This is an excerpt from a DMagazine article posted on March 21. You can read the full article here: https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2017/03/what-will-happen-to-dallas-dreamers-daca-trump-dream-act/ What Will Happen to North Texas’ Dreamers? Five undocumented Dallasites share how former President Obama's immigration order, DACA, impacted their lives, what's wrong with it, and what they'll do if it's eliminated. JOSÉ MANUEL SANTOYO, 25 Violence brought José Manuel Santoyo to the United States. His mother fled the state of Michoacán with Jose and his three siblings in 2001. This was about five years before Mexican President Felipe Calderon formally declared war on the cartels, sending nearly 7,000 soldiers to battle them in Santoyo’s home region. “People all around me were getting killed,” he says. “My mother didn’t want us to [...]

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SMU Alumnus and Co-Owner of CommonWealth Coffee Announces Expansion Plans

Rivard Report Originally Posted: March 21, 2017 If the City of Love ever inspired a café for coffee lovers, this could be it. So when you can’t make it to Paris for your café au lait or pain au chocolat, CommonWealth Coffeehouse & Bakery has you covered, especially since owners José Ramon Campos and Jorge Herrero are about to expand the 2-year-old concept to seven more locations in San Antonio. One of the first spots will be at Hemisfair, as announced last fall at the one-year anniversary celebration of Yanaguana Garden, phase one of the Hemisfair Park Area Redevelopment Corporation’s plan for the former world’s fair site. Another will open July 1 at the Weston Centre at 112 E. Pecan St. The charming CommonWealth is an independent coffeehouse and bakery with [...]

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Write, Edit, Repeat!

SMU Adventures Originally Posted: March 20, 2017 Associate Professor of Political Science Joe Kobylka and the students in his Honors Program class “The Supreme Court Seminar” are spending six days in the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., doing research in the papers of former Supreme Court Justices. Each student has developed a unique research topic, question, and design, and will use the justices’ papers to find evidence to help answer the question and write a culminating original research paper. An update from Greg G., a sophomore majoring in statistical sciences, and minoring in computer science and history: For all of us on the trip, our ability to easily sift out information that’s unlikely to help us and picking out useful quotes, memos, and snippets [...]

Event: April 10, The Unpredicted: in Science, Literature, and Politics

Event Date: April 10 Location: Hughes-Trigg Student Center, The Forum Time: 5:30 p.m. Reception, 6:00 p.m. Lecture We are drawn to the new, the unusual, the unexpected: what we could not predict on the basis of what came before. As vast archives of our cultural past and present go online, scientists can now break out of the laboratory to see how novelty, innovation, and creativity are both made and received in the real world. Join Simon DeDeo, assistant professor in Social and Decision Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University, and external faculty at the Santa Fe Institute as he lectures. Link for more information: https://simondedeo.eventbrite.com  

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Event: April 5, Long Stories Cut Short – A Reading and Book Signing

A reading and book signing with author Fredrick Luis Aldama. Sponsored by The Creative Writing Program and the SMU Department of English, Southwest Review; Red Pegasus Comics

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Event: March 22, Distributed-Memory Parallel Programming on ManeFrame

Event Date: March 22, 2016 Location: Caruth Hall 314 Time: 1:00 - 3:00 PM The Scientific Computation (CSC) spring workshop series will provide a hands-on experience that will guide researchers from the basics of using SMU’s supercomputing resources to advanced parallelization usage. New users are encouraged to take advantage of the introductory “Introduction to Research Computing” workshop that will be given once monthly during the semester. Link for more information: http://www.smu.edu/csc  

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