Save the Date: The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World of the 1950s

Event Date: September 20 Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Location: Dallas Hall 306 (McCord Auditorium)   Learn More: http://blog.smu.edu/cph/event/age-of-eisenhower-america-and-the-world-of-the-1950s/ Description: This event will feature Will Hitchcock from the University of Virginia as he discusses his latest book, Age of Eisenhower: America and the World of the 1950s.

By | 2018-08-27T09:14:29+00:00 August 27th, 2018|Events|Comments Off on Save the Date: The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World of the 1950s

Family Weekend 2018

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 10-11 am- SMU Abroad Info Session (Hughes-Trigg Theater) 11 am-12 pm- Fraternity & Sorority Life Discussion (Harold Simmons 101) 11:30 am-12:30 pm- Hegi Family Career Development Center Open House (Hegi Family Career Center, Hughes-Trigg) 12:00-1:30 pm- Family Weekend Luncheon (Hughes-Trigg Ballroom) 2-3 pm- Dedman College Open House (Dallas Hall Rotunda) 2-3 pm- Meadows Family Weekend Reception (Outdoor Atrium) 2-3 pm- Meet the Faculty- Lyle (Caruth Hall, Shepherd Atrium) 2-3 pm- Meet the Faculty- Simmons (Annette Simmons Hall 144) 2-3 pm- Cox BBA Faculty Panel (Crum Auditorium) 6-8 pm- Taste of Dallas Dinner (Hughes-Trigg Ballroom) 5-7 pm- Fish Fry (Hughes-Trigg Varsity) 8 pm- Spring Awakening (Greer Garson Theatre- contact Meadows for more information) SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 2 pm- Spring Awakening (Greer Garson Theatre- contact Meadows for more information) 3:30-5:30 pm- Game Day [...]

By | 2018-08-27T09:16:55+00:00 August 24th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Events|Comments Off on Family Weekend 2018

Navigating the intersection of commerce and compassion

SMU Magazine Originally Posted: August 2018 Neha Husein ’19 gripped the steering wheel as her car jolted forward, hit from behind on one of Dallas’ busiest and most dangerous freeways. Shaken, but not injured, the high school senior surveyed the significant damage to her car. The cause of the crash? The driver behind her was texting while driving.  The SMU senior admits to being “a little paranoid” on the road since that 2014 collision. That unease eventually inspired her to develop Just Drive, a mobile app that awards points to drivers who lock their phones while driving. Users redeem points for coupons and gift cards for food, drinks and merchandise. In less than a year, Husein piloted Just Drive from a class assignment into a [...]

By | 2018-08-23T09:51:00+00:00 August 23rd, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Embrey Human Rights Events, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Navigating the intersection of commerce and compassion

What I Did Last Summer: Ben Prengler ’19

Ben Prengler spent his summer in Washington D.C. as a Space Policy Intern at the White House. About Ben Prengler: I am triple majoring in political science, economics and public policy, and double minoring in public policy and international affairs and philosophy. I am from Fairview, Texas, which is between Allen and McKinney. At SMU, I am the Speaker of the Student Senate, an undergraduate fellow with the Medders Fellowship through the Tower Center doing research in multiculturalism, an HCM Tower Scholar, and a member of Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science Honor Society) and Omicron Delta Epsilon (Economics Honor Society). Outside of SMU, I’ve worked on three political campaigns: two for the U.S. Congress, and one for the Texas House of Representatives. In one Congressional [...]

By | 2018-08-22T11:42:14+00:00 August 22nd, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Economics, Philosophy, Political Science, Tower Center, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on What I Did Last Summer: Ben Prengler ’19

What is the problem with Red Snapper in the Gulf of Mexico?

Dedman College News Originally Posted: August 21, 2018 Dr. Lynne Stokes, a professor in the department of statistical science, and a team of Ph.D. students are currently working on a marine science project called, The Great Red Snapper Count. The two-year project is a $10 million effort by a multi-disciplinary team of 21 researchers that will provide a fisheries independent estimate of the abundance of red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico. The SMU team provides statistical support for the project, which will require integrating a variety of data collection and estimation strategies across the Gulf. If you would like more information on the The Great Red Snapper Count project click here. If you would like more information on Lynne Stokes click here.

By | 2018-08-21T07:46:47+00:00 August 21st, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, Faculty News, Statistical Science|Comments Off on What is the problem with Red Snapper in the Gulf of Mexico?

Fracking Wastewater Spikes 1,440% in Half Decade

EcoWatch Originally Posted: August 16, 2018 SMU geophysicist Zhong Lu was quoted for this article. Between 2011 and 2016, fracked oil and gas wells in the U.S. pumped out record-breaking amounts of wastewater, which is laced with toxic and radioactive materials, a new Duke University study concludes. The amount of wastewater from fracking rose 1,440 percent during that period. Over the same time, the total amount of water used for fracking rose roughly half as much, 770 percent, according to the paper published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances. "Previous studies suggested hydraulic fracturing does not use significantly more water than other energy sources, but those findings were based only on aggregated data from the early years of fracking," Avner Vengosh, professor of geochemistry and water quality at Duke's Nicholas [...]

By | 2018-08-20T08:02:16+00:00 August 20th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Earth Sciences, Faculty News|Comments Off on Fracking Wastewater Spikes 1,440% in Half Decade

Save the Date: September 5 God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State

Event Date: Wednesday, September 5, 2018 Location: McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall, 3225 University Time: 5:30 reception followed by 6 pm lecture and book signing To register online, please click here or if you have questions email CPHInfo@smu.edu.

By | 2018-08-19T19:21:41+00:00 August 19th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Events|Comments Off on Save the Date: September 5 God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State

Watch the live webcast of the 104th Annual Opening Convocation and Rotunda Passage

Opening Convocation LiveStream Opening Convocation is an SMU tradition that is not to be missed! Join us for the live webcast of the event that formally welcomes all new first-year and transfer students to the SMU community.  You may also view the ceremony live on the official SMU Facebook page by clicking here. Sunday, August 19 Broadcast starts at 4:45 p.m. and the ceremony begins at 5:00 p.m. CDT Click here to watch webcast Click here for a PDF of the Opening Convocation program  

By | 2018-08-19T19:12:08+00:00 August 17th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences|Comments Off on Watch the live webcast of the 104th Annual Opening Convocation and Rotunda Passage

SMU political science professor comments: Cruz-O’Rourke Senate race may hold insight on future politics of Texas

Fox News Originally Posted: August 15, 2018 DALLAS –  Most political analysts can usually agree on one thing: Texas is a state that practically "bleeds red," as it has for decades. But in recent election cycles, there's been much talk about the Lone Star State potentially going purple. And now, a Texas congressman is trying to do what no Democrat has been able to do here in nearly 25 years -- win statewide office. Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke from El Paso, elected in 2012 to serve Texas’ 16th Congressional District, is battling it out with Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, aiming to capture Cruz's seat come November. "We're listening to and bringing in everyone -- Republican, Democrat, independent -- everyone in Texas is important," O’Rourke tells [...]

By | 2018-08-19T19:24:55+00:00 August 16th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Political Science|Comments Off on SMU political science professor comments: Cruz-O’Rourke Senate race may hold insight on future politics of Texas
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