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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.  

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Congratulations to Joel Zapata

Dedman News Joel Zapata (Ph.D. in history, 2019), SMU alumnus and assistant professor at Oregon State University, has been named Cairns K. Smith Faculty Scholar at OSU for his research in public history.

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Congratulations to Ruben Arellano

Ruben A. Arellano (Ph.D. history 2017), SMU alumnus and Dallas College-Mountain View professor, recently published the following– “El Es Dios! A Historical Interpretation of Danza Azteca as a Revitalization Movement’ Journal of Festive Studies, Vol. 3, 2021, 121—14 https://doi.org/10.33823/jfs.2021.3.1.61

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Paleontologist Myria Perez Shares Her Passion for Uncovering the Past

AAAS When most kids draw pictures of dinosaurs, they can expect a temporary place of honor on the family refrigerator, but Myria Perez’s early paleontology artwork helped her get a volunteer position at the Houston Museum of Natural Science at the age of twelve. “My mom took me to their special event called Dino Days. I brought […]

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Pennsylvania Humanities Council Celebrates Playwright August Wilson In New Initiative

Pennsylvania Humanities Council Originally Posted: October 8, 2021 Brittany Levingston is a 2014 graduate in the SMU Department of English Pennsylvania Humanities Council (PHC) is pleased to announce its partnership with Dr. Brittany Levingston, one of the 41 newest Leading Edge Fellows, who will develop a series of statewide programs centered on the renowned works […]

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SMU alumna wins prestigious Academy of American Poets University & College Poetry Prize

Dedman College News Originally Posted: August 27, 2021 Congratulations to Ashley Durrance ’16! She won a 2021 Academy of American Poets University & College Poetry Prize. Her winning poem, titled “Affair,” can be found here. Ashley is a former SMU creative writing program student. The Academy of American Poets sponsors over two hundred annual poetry prizes at […]

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A Q&A with two-time intern of the Mickey Leland Environmental Internship Program Cristina Barrera

WE WERE WONDERING: A TCEQ BLOG Originally Posted: August 4, 2021 Cristina Barrera graduated in 2017 from Southern Methodist University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies. She interned with TCEQ’s Mickey Leland Environmental Internship Program in 2015 and 2016 and is currently attending the Yale School of […]

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Environmental education isn’t always elementary

WE WERE WONDERING: A TCEQ BLOG June 14, 2021 HOW FORMER MLEIP INTERN TURNED TCEQ STAFFER ALISON WENZEL DEVELOPED HER LOVE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT INTO A FULL-TIME CAREER Growing up in Texas, Alison Wenzel learned to love the environment from a young age from her parents. Because her mom was an environmental educator and her […]

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SMU alumna and Bumble CEO leads the way on employee wellness

CNBC Originally Posted: July 29, 2021 Dating app Bumble to give employees a collective week-long holiday twice a year Dating app Bumble on Thursday announced the company-wide week off that it implemented last month will become a permanent perk, now giving all workers the same two weeks’ paid vacation each year. Bumble said it was […]

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Texas Highways publishes article by history alumnus Roberto Franco

Texas Highways Originally Posted: April 2021 issue Growing up along the El Paso-Juárez border, I was a long drive from where much of the prevailing stories of Texas history took place. El Pasoans’ revolutionary heroes came from Mexico. Our cowboys were vaqueros, and our missions mainly told the history of Native Americans. Even if some […]