SMU Debate Wins Texas State Championship

Meadows News Originally Posted: Feb. 6, 2018 Congrats to the SMU debate team and specifically to Dedman College team members: Maggie Cook-Allen (B.A. Political Science, B.A. Philosophy ’21), Mark “Chip” Myers (B.A. History ’21), and Darcy Wyatt (B.S. Biochemistry ’21). Below is an excerpt from Meadows School of the Arts news: The team may have been small, but their awards were many. Over the February 3-4 weekend, four members of the SMU Debate team traveled to Bryan, Texas, for the Texas Intercollegiate Forensics Association (TIFA) state championships at Blinn College. Competing against 13 other Texas universities and colleges, they took home top speaker, top scoring school, top novice debater and more in the International Public Debate Association (IPDA) division. The accolades continue a long winning streak for [...]

By | 2018-02-09T08:11:10+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Biology, Chemistry, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, History, Philosophy, Political Science|Comments Off on SMU Debate Wins Texas State Championship

Event: Feb. 22, Before Stonehenge: New Results form the Ness of Brodgar in the Orkney Islands, Scotland

Event Date: Thursday, February 22 Location: Dedman Life Science building 131 Time: 7:00 pm Standing stones! Sacrificed cattle! Deliberate destruction of temple sites! Martin Carruthers will discuss current excavations at the World Heritage Sites in the Orkney Islands. For more information contact Melissa Barden Dowling    

By | 2018-02-08T19:54:39+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Anthropology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Events|Comments Off on Event: Feb. 22, Before Stonehenge: New Results form the Ness of Brodgar in the Orkney Islands, Scotland

Women’s health advocate Judy Norsigian, author of Our Bodies Ourselves, will speak at SMU, Thursday, February 22

SMU News Originally Posted: Feb. 6, 2018 Author of Our Bodies Ourselves classic to speak at SMU 1970s book prompted dramatic changes in the treatment of women's health issues DALLAS (SMU)– Women's health advocate Judy Norsigian, author of Our Bodies Ourselves, will speak at SMU, Thursday, February 22 at a free lecture open to the public. Our Bodies Ourselves, first published in 1970, prompted dramatic changes in the treatment of women's health issues. Journalist Lee Cullum will moderate a discussion of the book's long history and its continuing relevance. Norsigian will speak at 3:30 p.m. in the Great Hall in Prothro Hall, 5915 Bishop Blvd in SMU's Perkins School of Theology.  Public parking is available. Reservations are requested at smuourbodiesourselves@eventbrite.com. The Library of Congress in [...]

By | 2018-02-08T08:14:49+00:00 February 8th, 2018|DCII, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Events|Comments Off on Women’s health advocate Judy Norsigian, author of Our Bodies Ourselves, will speak at SMU, Thursday, February 22

Exploring the mysteries of the universe: Reality in the Shadows

SMU Research Originally Posted: December 21, 2017 New knowledge has caused us to reconsider many previous conclusions about what the universe is and how it works. Despite centuries of scientific advancements, there is much about the universe that remains unknown. New knowledge and discoveries in the last 20 years have challenged previously accepted ideas and theories that were once regarded as scientific truth and have subjected them to increasing scrutiny. These additions to our knowledge have caused scientists to reconsider many previous conclusions about what the universe is and how it works. “Reality in the Shadows” or “What the Heck’s the Higgs?” is a new book that explores the concepts that shape our current understanding of the universe and the frontiers of our knowledge of the [...]

By | 2018-02-08T08:11:37+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Physics|Comments Off on Exploring the mysteries of the universe: Reality in the Shadows

Brief Exposure To Charismatic Career Women Inspires Young Women To Choose Male-Dominated Field

University Network Originally Posted: Feb. 8, 2018 Top female college students were more likely to consider majoring in economics when exposed briefly to inspiring and charismatic women in the field, according to an easy and inexpensive study led by Danila Serra, assistant professor of economics at the Southern Methodist University (SMU). The study was funded by the Undergraduate Women in Economics Challenge, which was created by Harvard University economics professor Claudia Goldin to address the the gender gap in economics majors. Currently, the national average is just one female student for every three male students, with SMU falling below at one female student for every four male students. The study was conducted by Serra and Catherine Porter, associate professor of economics at Heriot-Watt University in [...]

By | 2018-02-08T08:01:47+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Economics, Faculty News|Comments Off on Brief Exposure To Charismatic Career Women Inspires Young Women To Choose Male-Dominated Field

Event: Feb. 22, Judy Norsigian: Co-Author of Our Bodies, Ourselves

Event Date: Feb. 22 Location: Perkins School of Theology 5915 Bishop Boulevard The Great Hall in Prothro Hall Time: 3:30 PM Join the DCII's New Feminist Discourses and Social Change research cluster for the third event in the Excavate, Energize, Equalize: Propelling American Women in Thought and Deed series, a conversation with speaker Judy Norsigian moderated by distinguished journalist Lee Cullum. Our subjects are women’s bodies and current women’s health issues. RSVP: https://smuourbodiesourselves.eventbrite.com  

By | 2018-02-08T19:59:38+00:00 February 7th, 2018|DCII, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Events|Comments Off on Event: Feb. 22, Judy Norsigian: Co-Author of Our Bodies, Ourselves

The Link Between Earthquakes and Human Activity

Fox 4 Originally Posted: February 5, 2018 SMU Associate Professor of Geophysics Heather DeShon and Senior Research Scientist Cliff Frohlich of the Institute for Geophysics talk about the link between earthquakes and human activities. Earthquakes triggered by human activity have been happening in Texas since at least 1925, and they have been widespread throughout the state ever since, according to a new historical review of the evidence published online May 18, 2016, in Seismological Research Letters. WATCH https://youtu.be/sgHXGBG2I3A  

By | 2018-02-06T11:42:06+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Earth Sciences, Events, Faculty News|Comments Off on The Link Between Earthquakes and Human Activity

Billion-Dollar Bumble

Forbes Africa Originally Posted: February 5, 2018 hree years after leaving Tinder amid a nasty dispute, Whitney Wolfe Herd is beating her old colleagues at their own game, offering women a dating app that’s designed for them – and entrepreneurs a blueprint on how to succeed in a saturated field. When Whitney Wolfe Herd started planning an October launch party for a new product at Bumble, America’s fastest-growing dating-app company, she was deliberate in her choice of venue: the Manhattan space that for 57 years hosted the Four Seasons restaurant, where regulars like Henry Kissinger, Vernon Jordan, Edgar Bronfman and Stephen Schwarzman created the ultimate power lunch. The space now has a new name, new management and a new menu. And, as Herd insists, a [...]

By | 2018-02-06T10:21:04+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences|Comments Off on Billion-Dollar Bumble

To ease gentrification pain, some Latinos embrace gentefication to preserve culture

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: February 6, 2018 Fino Rodriguez shows off his skills as a chef at Taquero, his restaurant at the intersection of Chihuahua Avenue and Singleton Boulevard in West Dallas. It’s a crossroads of reinvention. Chihuahua leads into a Latino neighborhood of Mexican immigrants like Rodriguez. Singleton Boulevard runs through an area of rapid gentrification, where for years now new restaurants, apartments and even townhomes have been popping up. Rodriguez came here to show off his delicately prepared food and, just as importantly, his Mexican heritage. He’s part of a gentrification movement called gentefication, a fusion of the Spanish word gente, people, with gentrification. It’s loosely defined as development led by Latinos in Latino-dominant neighborhoods, often close to downtowns. “I wanted to demonstrate that [...]

By | 2018-02-06T10:16:03+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Events|Comments Off on To ease gentrification pain, some Latinos embrace gentefication to preserve culture
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