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First Asian American Woman Crowned as Miss Texas

NBC Texas From North Texas to the Miss America stage, the newly crowned Miss Texas is making history. “My name is Averie Bishop. I am the 85th anniversary Miss Texas and the first Asian American woman to represent our state,” she said. Bishop is also a first-generation SMU graduate and SMU law school graduate. She’s […]

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Hospitals are supposed to make public how much they charge for various procedures. But few do.

A recent JAMA study by former SMU student Eman Haque and other researchers can be found here: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2792987?guestAccessKey=f7b2f574-9f07-4eb9-8c84-ec4e3b434926&utm_source=For_The_Media&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=ftm_links&utm_content=tfl&utm_term=060722  Summary The federal Hospital Price Transparency Final Rule aims to increase health care price transparency and facilitate patient price shopping online. Hospitals are required to disclose 5 types of standard charges for all services in an accessible […]

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SMU graduates Abena Marfo ’22 and Briana Morales ’21 shared with the Dallas Morning News their challenges and successes as first-generation students at SMU

Dallas Morning News What first-generation North Texas students face: Grads share their stories Abena Marfo’s mother was always adamant about education. After moving to Texas from Ghana, her mom wasn’t able to pursue her own college degree as she juggled work in preschools with raising two girls by herself. She encouraged her daughters to earn […]

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Study by former SMU student shows that few hospitals make public how much they charge for various procedures

JAMA Hospitals are supposed to make public how much they charge for various procedures. But few do, shows a study done by former SMU student, Eman Haque and other researchers. Adherence to a Federal Hospital Price Transparency Rule and Associated Financial and Marketplace Factors The federal Hospital Price Transparency Final Rule aims to increase health […]

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What first-generation North Texas students face: Grads share their stories

Dallas Morning News Abena Marfo’s mother was always adamant about education. After moving to Texas from Ghana, her mom wasn’t able to pursue her own college degree as she juggled work in preschools with raising two girls by herself. She encouraged her daughters to earn theirs. In May, Marfo graduated from Southern Methodist University with […]

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Congratulations to SMU alumnus Aaron Sánchez

Congratulations to SMU Ph.D. alumnus Aaron Sánchez! He will join the Texas Tech University History Department as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2022.

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Congrats to Patrick Troester

Congratulations to recent History PhD graduate Patrick Troester for securing a 1-year renewable full-time lecturer position at Clemson University!

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American Journalist Killed in Ukraine Was SMU Grad Who Tutored East Dallas Kids

NBC News A Fox News journalist is in critical condition after being injured in Ukraine, just days after American journalist Brent Renaud was killed. Fox News confirms Benjamin Hall was injured while reporting on the Russian invasion just outside Kyiv. This, as we learn more about Brent Renaud and his ties to North Texas. The […]

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Department of History alumnus wins NACCS book award

Congratulations to History Ph.D. alumnus Aaron Sanchez! His book Homeland: Ethnic Mexican Belonging since 1900 was awarded the 2022 NACCS (National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies) Tejas Foco Non-fiction Book Award for best book in Tejana/o studies in the nation.  

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Listen: SMU alumna, Jennifer Koshatka Seman on Texas Public Radio

Texas Public Radio Jennifer Koshatka Seman (Ph.D. in history, 2015), SMU alumna and lecturer at Metropolitan State University in Denver, was interviewed by Texas Public Radio in San Antonio on curanderismo, faith healing, in the U.S./Mexico borderlands– https://www.tpr.org/podcast/fronteras/2022-01-21/fronteras-borderlands-curanderos-faith-healers-of-the-late-19th-and-early-20th-centuries-were-also-revolutionaries.