On October 26, current graduate students in the Department of English had the opportunity to listen to and learn from three SMU PhD in English alumnae now working outside of academia. The three alumnae discussed topics related to the prompt, “What I Wish I Had Known in Grad School,” particularly how they use their graduate […]
Washington Post – The day of the school shooting that killed 19 children and two teachers in Uvalde, Tex., last year, Averie Bishop posted a TikTok video, sobbing. “These things happen all the time and nothing changes,” she said. After the Supreme Court overturned abortion rights, following her home state’s own restrictions, she posted again: “When you live in Texas and […]
Lake Highlands Advocate Dr. Clive Siegle, a professor at Richland College, received his PhD in history at SMU. If you’ve ever whizzed around White Rock Skate, taken a dip in the K.C. Pool or dropped off a car for repairs at Northlake Automotive, you’ve been directly in the bull’s eye of Dallas history. Thanks to […]
SMU News – Stuyvie Coleman ’21 seeks to bring hope and healing to students struggling with addiction and mental health. His personal quest is changing hearts and opening wallets – while saving lives. By outward appearances, Stuyvie Coleman seemed to be living a normal, cheerful life as a first-year student. He played lacrosse, cultivated friendships […]
ESPN– The Cowboys conflict: The cost of rooting for America’s Team play. By SMU alumnus Roberto Jose Andrade Franco HOURS BEFORE THE Dallas Cowboys host the Chicago Bears on a late October day, you can feel the hope. The sun shines on North Texas, after days of cold and rainy skies. The Cowboys have won […]
Congratulations to History alum Joel Zapata as he was recently published in the US Latina & Latino Oral History Journal. His article, “Foro: The Civil Rights in Black and Brown Project,” can be found in Volume 6, 2022.
Dedman News – Congratulations to Grant Ryden ’15 who recently joined NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. Grant worked on the James Webb Space Telescope project for over 3 years supporting Integration and Test in California, Launch in South America, and Commissioning in Maryland, all of which helped open the door to join […]
SMU Department of English alumna Kari Nixon pens an op-ed for the British Medical Journal blog related to her research at SMU. Her work in the medical humanities covers disease and identity from the 1720s through today and has been published by Simon and Schuster, SUNY University Press, and in Disability Studies Quarterly, and the Journal for Medical Humanities. […]
SMU News A $5 million gift from entrepreneurs Elisabeth Martin Armstrong ’82 and William D. Armstrong ’82 will further the academic and research excellence of the SMU Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences by endowing the school’s dean position, renaming it the Elisabeth Martin Armstrong Dean. Through their gift, the Armstrongs will support Dedman College’s future-focused leadership […]
Congratulations to SMU alum, Aaron Sanchez! His book “Homeland: Ethnic Mexican Belonging since 1900” (Oklahoma Univ. Press) has won the 2022 Book Award presented by the Tejano Genealogy Society of Austin!