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Human Rights Hangout!

Event date: 10/23/2014 Event time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Event Contact: Maddie Chardmchard@smu.edu Event Description: Meet and greet! Come get to know human rights majors and minors! For more information: www.smu.edu/humanrights

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Bernard Weinstein, Economics, Declining Oil Prices Won’t Slow Drilling

The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register Posted Oct. 21, 2014 WHEELING – Two geology professors do not expect to see a slowdown in Marcellus and Utica shale drilling just because the price of oil dropped from a recent high of $107 per barrel in May to $82.75 Monday. “Ten years ago, we thought $100 (per barrel) […]

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Ezra Greenspan, English, new biography of black Civil War-era author William Wells Brown is now out

The New Yorker Published Oct. 20, 2014 WILLIAM WELLS BROWN, by Ezra Greenspan (Norton). This biography of the most prolific black author of the Civil War era follows its subject from a slave farm in Missouri through a daring escape to freedom and a career as an abolitionist, writer, temperance advocate, and medical doctor. Born […]

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Benjamin Phrampus, Earth Sciences, could methane gas explain Bermuda Triangle?

Discovery Published Oct. 16, 2014 …”Gas hydrate is known to exist along the U.S. North Atlantic continental margin, with a very large province on Blake Ridge (north of the Bermuda Triangle),” Benjamin Phrampus, an Earth scientist at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, told Live Science in an email. READ MORE

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George Holden, Psychology, to spank or not to spank

Christian Science Monitor Published Oct 19, 2014 BOSTON — The way corporal punishment evolved in Sandy Haase’s family is, in many ways, typical. Growing up in Orange County, in California, in the 1960s, Ms. Haase knew what would happen if her father got angry. If she or one of her siblings talked back, or perhaps […]

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Cal Jillson, Political Science, Is Ebola Obama’s Katrina moment?

Christian Science Monitor Oct. 18, 2014 …“His White House team has really throughout his administration — but particularly in recent years, when approval ratings have been languishing – seemed not to anticipate developments,” says Cal Jillson, a political scientist at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. “And maybe even more important, it hasn’t anticipated the politics […]

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Joseph Batir awarded GRC Scholarship

Source: Geothermal Resources Council Published: Oct. 20, 2014 …A highlight of the Annual Meeting, the Student Leadership Luncheon attracted more than 60 students and geothermal leaders to discuss job opportunities in the industry. In addition, the second annual GRC Scholarships were awarded to Megan Dewit of Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada; Paige Granneman […]

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The Psychology of Fear with psychologist Alicia Meuret

KERA public radio 90.1 hosted SMU psychologist Alicia Meuret on Krys Boyd‘s “Think” program Oct. 6. Meuret, Boyd and Madhukar Trivedi, chair of the University of Texas-Southwestern’s Mental Health Department, discussed “How fear serves us and when it can lead us astray,” particularly in the wake of the much-discussed Ebola case in Dallas. READ MORE […]

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Travel to Budapest, Hungary

Event date: October 19, 2014 Event time: 1:00 p.m. Event Contact: Sherry Aikman saikman@smu.edu Location: Dallas Hall/ Basement Lounge Event Description: Travel with the Embrey Human Rights Program to Holocaust Hungary. Find out all about the trip at an Information Session this Sunday!

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School of the Americas Watch

  Event date: October 23, 2014 Event time: 5:00 p.m. Event Contact: Roberto Corona rcorona@smu.edu Event Description: Travel with the Embrey Human Rights Program to protest the School of the Americas in Fort Benning, Georgia on November 21-23, 2014. Attend information session to find out all about the trip and to sign up! Meeting in […]