SMU Clements Center for Southwest Studies to Host Nov. 15 Book Prize Event for Three Roads to Magdalena Author

SMU News Originally Posted: Nov. 8, 2017 David Wallace Adams developed the book during a Clements Center fellowship DALLAS (SMU) – Acclaimed as a unique and enduring window into borderlands history, David Wallace Adams’ 2016 book, Three Roads to Magdalena: Coming of Age in a Southwest Borderland, 1890-1990, will be awarded this year’s Weber-Clements Prize for Best Non-Fiction Book on Southwestern America Wednesday, Nov. 15, at SMU. The free public event, hosted by the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, will be held in the Texana Room of Fondren Library, 6404 Hilltop Lane. A reception from 5 to 5:30 will be followed by a lecture and book-signing from 5:30 to 6:30. Seating for the event is limited; register here or contact swcenter@smu.edu, 214-768-3684 or raelmore@smu.edu. Three Roads [...]

By | 2017-11-08T16:01:33-08:00 November 8th, 2017|Anthropology|Comments Off on SMU Clements Center for Southwest Studies to Host Nov. 15 Book Prize Event for Three Roads to Magdalena Author

It’s about more than Standing Rock

Daily Campus Originally Posted: September 18, 2017 “Can everyone hear me? I have a cold and I sound a bit like Kathleen Turner today,” SMU professor Kacy Hollenback joked to a tightly packed room in Heroy Hall. Around 40 students and faculty members gathered on Wednesday, Sept. 13 to hear the anthropology professor’s lecture, Its About More Than Standing Rock, a presentation on energy development on the North American Great Plains. Audience members chatted amongst themselves, eager to hear her speak, specifically about the Dakota Access Pipeline and its effect on Indian tribes. “I’ve seen it unfold on the news but I wanted to find out more,” audience member and fellow anthropology professor Sara Mosher said. A student in Hollenback’s Archaeology class Anna Braman also wanted to attend [...]

By | 2017-09-19T10:36:54-07:00 September 19th, 2017|Anthropology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, Faculty News|Comments Off on It’s about more than Standing Rock

DISD American Indian Education Program students visit SMU

Students involved with the DISD American Indian Education Program visited Dallas Hall and the Clements Center April 20, 2017. Steven Denson, Adjunct Professor of Management and Director of MBA Diversity Initiatives in the SMU’s Cox School of Business brought by the group to visit the Clements Center for Southwest Studies and its assistant director Ruth Ann Elmore to learn about its Native American programming and its research being conducted by former and current fellows.

By | 2017-04-21T08:28:43-07:00 April 20th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Events, Faculty News|Comments Off on DISD American Indian Education Program students visit SMU

Dr. Eric Meeks speaks about history of U.S.-Mexico border and the current national debate

Daily Campus Originally Posted: February 21, 2017 On Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, Dr. Eric Meeks, historian and current Clements Senior Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America, part of Southern Methodist University’s Clements Center for Southwest Studies, spoke about the history of the U.S.-Mexico border, as it relates to the current national debates surrounding the U.S. border and immigration. “With the election of Trump, the border has become front page news every day,” Meeks said. The lecture took place in McCord Auditorium in Dallas Hall where the estimated 120 audience was mostly locals, instead of students. The outreach into the Dallas community shows how central this topic has recently become. Eliana Miranda, a Dallas-based painter, centrals her work around immigration. “I paint about the border [...]

By | 2017-02-23T09:44:14-08:00 February 23rd, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Events, History|Comments Off on Dr. Eric Meeks speaks about history of U.S.-Mexico border and the current national debate

Listen: Senior Clements Center fellow Eric Meeks on KERA’s Think Wednesday, February 15 at noon

Senior Clements Center for Southwest Studies fellow Eric Meeks will be on KERA’s Think Wednesday, February 15 from noon-1 p.m. Meeks will discuss his work on the history of the US-Mexico borderlands in anticipation of his evening lecture at SMU on February 21st. For more information about Eric Meeks visit: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/Academics/InstitutesCenters/swcenter/Events/Lectures/Meeks

By | 2017-02-15T10:23:52-08:00 February 15th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, History|Comments Off on Listen: Senior Clements Center fellow Eric Meeks on KERA’s Think Wednesday, February 15 at noon

Listen: Senior Clements Center fellow Eric Meeks on KERA’s Think Feb. 15

Senior Clements Center Center for Southwest Studies fellow Eric Meeks will be on KERA’s Think Wednesday, February 15 from noon-1 p.m. Meeks will discuss his work on the history of the US-Mexico borderlands in anticipation of his evening lecture at SMU on February 21st. For more information about Eric Meeks visit: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/Academics/InstitutesCenters/swcenter/Events/Lectures/Meeks

By | 2017-02-06T09:51:42-08:00 February 6th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Events, History|Comments Off on Listen: Senior Clements Center fellow Eric Meeks on KERA’s Think Feb. 15

Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner T.J. Stiles visits SMU

Event date: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Location: SMU, McCord Auditorium, 306 Dallas Hall This event is cosponsored with SMU’s Clements Center for Southwest Studies. Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner T.J. Stiles argues that one of the great turning points in the life of George Armstrong Custer came in Texas in 1865–66. Here he faced the meaning of emancipation and Union victory in the Civil War. It led him to campaign alongside President Andrew Johnson in the historic midterm election of 1866, battling the Fourteenth Amendment, black enfranchisement, and Radical Reconstruction. Politics first made Custer controversial, Stiles argues, even before he joined the wars with the Cheyennes and Lakotas on the Great Plains. The result was a personal crisis amid a Republican [...]

By | 2017-01-25T09:22:44-08:00 January 24th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, Faculty News|Comments Off on Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner T.J. Stiles visits SMU

Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner T.J. Stiles, gives lecture at SMU on Jan. 24

Event date: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 Location: McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall, 3225 University Time: 5:30 reception followed by 6 pm lecture and book signing T.J. Stiles will be on campus January 24th to give a talk based on one of his books Custer's Trials, winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for history. The event is co-hosted by the Clements Center and the Center for Presidential History. READ MORE  

By | 2017-01-09T11:03:22-08:00 January 9th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Events, History|Comments Off on Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner T.J. Stiles, gives lecture at SMU on Jan. 24

‘Why Standing Rock Matters’ is topic for Clements Center panel discussion Monday, Oct. 24, 2016

SMU News Originally Posted: October 18, 2016 The national protests over the Dakota Access Pipeline have drawn thousands to rallies throughout the country, including Dallas. What is Standing Rock and its history, and what is the basis of the dispute over the pipeline? An invited panel moderated by Ben Voth, associate professor of corporate communications and public affairs in SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts, will take on these questions and more at SMU. “Why Standing Rock Matters: Can Oil and Water Mix?” will take place 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, 2016in Crum Auditorium, Collins Executive Education Center. A reception will precede the panel discussion at 5:30 p.m. Both the reception and forum are free and open to the public. Register online at Eventbrite or call the Clements Center at 214-768-3684. The panelists include the following experts, who [...]

By | 2016-10-24T09:14:23-07:00 October 24th, 2016|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, Faculty News, History|Comments Off on ‘Why Standing Rock Matters’ is topic for Clements Center panel discussion Monday, Oct. 24, 2016

Skip Hollandsworth talks about new book during lunchtime lecture series

Daily Campus Originally Posted: September 13, 2016 Skip Hollandsworth, Texas Monthly journalist and author of “The Midnight Assassin: Panic, Scandal, and the Hunt for America’s First Serial Killer”, kicked off the six-part, lunchtime lecture series, hosted by the Clements Center for Southwest Studies on Wednesday. Beginning at 1:00 p.m. in Hyer Hall, students, faculty, and guests were invited to attend the presentation followed by a short question and answer session and book signing. Presenting to a room of approximately 50 attendees, Hollandsworth walked the audience through a timeline of events highlighted in his book that surrounded a mysterious string of gruesome murders that occurred in Austin, TX in 1885. Through use of vivid language and photographs, Hollandsworth painted a picture of what Austin, TX looked [...]

By | 2016-09-15T17:07:05-07:00 September 15th, 2016|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, Faculty News|Comments Off on Skip Hollandsworth talks about new book during lunchtime lecture series
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