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Jonathan Malesic writes follow-up New York Times essay, “Don’t lose hope”

After English department faculty member  Jonathan Malesic received more than 1,000 responses to his essay, “My College Students Are Not OK,” the New York Times published a follow-up essay with his response to some of the questions he received. “Don’t lose hope,” he urged a college student. “We’re going to need to all the brainpower […]

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History as it happens: Choosing war

In a Washington Times podcast, “History as it Happens,” presidential historian Jeffrey Engel discussed the long-ranging effects of President Biden’s commitment to Ukraine against a longstanding enemy.

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We need a global government of land, air and water

Foreign Policy News Jo Guldi, data scientist, historian, and SMU Associate Professor, for a piece advocating for world-wide equity in land ownership as one means to combat global warming. Published in Foreign Policy News under the heading We need a global government of land, air and water: https://bit.ly/3MyYlxv  Polls show that two-thirds of Americans believe that the government should do more […]

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The Big Data Revolution Unlocks New Opportunities for Seismology

EOS The field of seismology is entering a new era where our understanding of earthquakes and the solid earth is increasingly driven by new Big Data experiments and algorithms. By: Stephen J. Arrowsmith, Daniel T. Trugman, Karianne Bergen and Beatrice Magnani Scientists have been measuring earthquakes for hundreds of years. As instruments have advanced, so […]

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Make no mistake, this is the ‘McConnell Court’

The Hill Joseph Kobylka, Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor and chair of the SMU Department of Political Science, for a commentary summing up the work of the 2021 Supreme Court term and how influencer Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., shaped the membership and caused an abrupt turn in rulings toward the right. Published in The Hill under […]

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Want to be less selfish, manipulative or impulsive?

SMU News A new study has found that tasks designed to make someone more agreeable also effectively reduce a trio of negative personality traits known as the “Dark Triad” – Machiavellianism, narcissism, and psychopathy. SMU psychology professor Nathan Hudson’s study showed that practicing activities like “donating money to a charity that you would normally spend on yourself” […]

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A surprising way to tamper ugly ‘Dark Triad’ personality traits

SMU News Want to be less selfish, manipulative or impulsive? A new study has found that tasks designed to make someone more agreeable also effectively reduce a trio of negative personality traits known as the “Dark Triad” – Machiavellianism, narcissism, and psychopathy. SMU psychology professor Nathan Hudson’s study showed that practicing activities like “donating money to a […]

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SMU study reveals impact of paleoclimate structure on large herbivore populations, may provide clues related to climate change

Newswise A new study led by SMU paleontologist Anthony Fiorillo identifies the key role precipitation and temperature play in structuring vertebrate herbivore dinosaur populations in Alaska. The findings, which are published in the journal Geosciences, may also provide historical insights into the consequences of climate change. “Our study shows the fundamental role precipitation plays in […]

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Born of Lakes and Plains, an interview with Clements fellow Anne F. Hyde

Clements Center director Andrew Graybill interviews Anne Hyde, former Clements fellow and author of Born of Lakes and Plains on New Books Network podcast. Listen: https://newbooksnetwork.com/born-of-lakes-and-plains

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Michael Lindsey, Department of Psychology, elected to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra Board of Governors

Congratulations to Dr. Michael Lindsey, a visiting lecturer in the SMU Department of Psychology. He was recently elected to serve on the Board of Governors for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. According to the DSO website, “the Dallas Symphony Orchestra is the largest performing arts organization in the Southwest United States and committed to inspiring the broadest possible […]