Richard Nixon Is the Reason President Trump’s Aides Have to Repair Documents He Rips Up

Time Originally Posted: June 11, 2018 President Trump reportedly has a habit of ripping up documents after he’s done with them, a tendency that has sent aides scrambling to quite literally pick up the pieces. In line with his self-professed desire to metaphorically tear up Washington institutions, the President has apparently declined to adhere to the decades-old law — and even longer-standing tradition — that requires the preservation of presidential documents, leaving aides scrambling to tape them back together, according to a report in Politico. Longtime government officials developed a system to mend documents after Trump finished with them, sending the pieces to record management to be taped back together before being sent them to the National Archives, according to Politico. “I had a letter from [Senate Minority Leader [...]

By | 2018-06-13T08:27:13+00:00 June 11th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, History|Comments Off on Richard Nixon Is the Reason President Trump’s Aides Have to Repair Documents He Rips Up

Listen: Physics Professor, Jodi Cooley Talks About Dark Matter on Science Friday

Science Friday Originally Posted: June 9, 2018 Planets, stars, and physical “stuff” make up a tiny fraction of the universe. Most of the universe’s mass is instead invisible dark matter, which makes itself known not by luminance, but by its gravitational influence on the cosmos. The motions of galaxies and stars require dark matter to be explained. Yet despite decades of searching and millions of dollars spent, physicists still haven’t been able to track down a dark matter particle. In this segment, physicists Jodi Cooley and Flip Tanedo, and Gizmodo science writer Ryan Mandelbaum talk about how experimentalists and theorists are getting creative in the hunt for dark matter—and why a few physicists say it’s time to abandon the chase and rewrite the rules of [...]

By | 2018-06-11T07:52:37+00:00 June 11th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Physics|Comments Off on Listen: Physics Professor, Jodi Cooley Talks About Dark Matter on Science Friday

New research from SMU psychology professors explains why breathing exercises help panic disorder patients

ScienceDirect Originally Posted: June 9, 2018           Breathing exercises help panic disorder patients. Research published this week in Biological Psychiatry from SMU's Department of Psychology professors Alicia Meuret, Thomas Ritz, and David Rosenfield identifies physiological effects that explain why. READ MORE

By | 2018-06-11T07:34:17+00:00 June 11th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Psychology|Comments Off on New research from SMU psychology professors explains why breathing exercises help panic disorder patients

Young entrepreneurs overcome inexperience and skeptics

AP Originally Posted: June 7, 2018 SMU Dedman College alumnus Carl Dorvil ’05, ’08, was interviewed for this story. He majored in public policy, economics and psychology. He earned a Professional M.B.A. through the Cox School of Business in 2008. NEW YORK (AP) — The age-old issue came up again recently: A potential client asked Nate Hartmann, “Hey, how old are you?” Since Hartmann founded Yellow Box in 2010 at age 18, he’s encountered skeptics who doubted his company could design websites and create online marketing strategies. Some clients even set out to teach them. “They tried to run us, instead of working with us to achieve their goals,” says Hartmann, whose company is based in Chicago. Not being taken seriously is an obstacle many [...]

By | 2018-06-07T10:31:59+00:00 June 8th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Young entrepreneurs overcome inexperience and skeptics

The Most Interesting Player On The PGA Tour Isn’t Tiger Woods; It’s Bryson DeChambeau

Forbes Originally Posted: June 4, 2018 Hardly anyone beyond regular PGA Tour viewers would know the name Bryson DeChambeau in spite of his stellar résumé. Since turning pro in 2016, he has won two events, including Jack Nicklaus' Memorial Tournament this past weekend against a very strong field.  Before that, he became only the 5th player to win both both the NCAA Championship and the U.S. Amateur. What makes him one of the most interesting players to come along on the PGA Tour is that he has chucked a homogenized element of golf — the use of different length clubs (for irons) — in favor of using a single-length shaft for all of his irons (here are details on his clubs). While it may seem like minor thing, playing with one-length irons [...]

By | 2018-06-07T10:21:54+00:00 June 7th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Physics|Comments Off on The Most Interesting Player On The PGA Tour Isn’t Tiger Woods; It’s Bryson DeChambeau

Save the Date: Smithsonian to Exhibit SMU Paleontology Research

SMU Research Originally Posted: June 6, 2018 Save Nov. 9, 2018 on your calendar. That's when the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History opens a new exhibit on never-before-seen fossils from Angola. The never-before-seen fossils were discovered, excavated and prepared by SMU faculty and student researchers. They tell the story of how the South Atlantic Ocean formed millions of years ago, and provide clues to understand our planet's present and future. READ MORE Ancient “Sea Monsters” Reveal How the Ever-Changing Planet Shapes Life, Past and Present Never-Before-Seen Fossils From Angola Bring a Strange Yet Familiar Ocean Into View The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History will open a new exhibition Nov. 9, 2018 revealing how millions of years ago, large-scale natural forces created the conditions [...]

By | 2018-06-06T07:06:19+00:00 June 6th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Earth Sciences, Faculty News, Institute for the Study of Earth and Man|Comments Off on Save the Date: Smithsonian to Exhibit SMU Paleontology Research

Jet’s football player Kelvin Beachum earned Master’s degree after attaining undergrad early

NBC ProFootball Talk Originally Posted: June 1, 2018 SMU alumnus Kelvin Beachum graduated with undergraduate degrees in economics and sports management. Jets offensive tackle Kelvin Beachum had a wise attitude toward being a college football player: You’re getting your education paid for, so you might as well make the most of it. Beachum said on NFL Network that he redshirted as a freshman at SMU and got his bachelor’s degree having just finished his junior football season, meaning he still had three semesters on campus before he would begin his NFL career. And he decided to make the most of those last three semesters by taking classes so hard that the dean initially felt it wouldn’t be possible to do the coursework with a football player’s [...]

By | 2018-06-05T09:19:34+00:00 June 5th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Economics|Comments Off on Jet’s football player Kelvin Beachum earned Master’s degree after attaining undergrad early

SMU alum wins Memorial on second playoff hole

Columbus Dispatch Originally Posted: June 2, 2018 Bryson DeChambeau majored in physics at Southern Methodist University. He went on to win the Memorial with a birdie on the second playoff hole Sunday, June 3. Bryson DeChambeau is no Einstein, but he would like to meet the man. And who knows, given the uncertainties of time-space travel the encounter could happen. Until then, DeChambeau must be content to discuss matters of physics with members of the golf media whose eyes glaze over when the 24-year-old starts in on the mechanics of swing theory (as opposed to string theory, which also interests him). “I’m not going to give too much away,” he said of nagging questions concerning his swing concepts. “But it’s got to do with anatomical [...]

By | 2018-06-04T10:34:18+00:00 June 4th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Physics|Comments Off on SMU alum wins Memorial on second playoff hole

Bush Institute, SMU launch economic growth initiative

Dallas Business Journal Originally Posted: June 1, 2018 The George W. Bush Institute and Southern Methodist University on Friday joined forces to launch an initiative aimed at advancing policies that promote domestic economic growth and strengthen U.S. competitiveness in the global economy. The Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative will combine the existing Economic Growth Initiative of the Bush Institute with the public policy work of the SMU Department of Economics. The goal is to build the initiative into a globally respected policy voice on the most pressing economic issues, Matthew Rooney, managing director of the Bush Institute, said in an interview Friday with the Dallas Business Journal. “The mission is to give ourselves the ability in one fell swoop to broaden our program reach and broaden our ability [...]

By | 2018-06-04T09:29:12+00:00 June 3rd, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Economics, Events, Faculty News|Comments Off on Bush Institute, SMU launch economic growth initiative

New partnership amplifies economic research impact

SMU Magazine Originally Posted: May 8, 2018 The George W. Bush Institute and SMU are joining forces to launch the Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative on June 1. This effort will combine the existing Economic Growth Initiative of the Bush Institute with the public policy-relevant work of the SMU Department of Economics. The objective is to build the initiative into a globally respected policy voice on the most pressing economic issues of our time. “We have developed a close and successful relationship with SMU since the establishment of the Bush Institute nine years ago, and we are thrilled to partner with SMU on this joint initiative,” said Kenneth Hersh, President and CEO of the Bush Center. “Since its inception, the Bush Institute’s Economic Growth Initiative [...]

By | 2018-05-29T10:19:30+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Economics, Events, Faculty News|Comments Off on New partnership amplifies economic research impact
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