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Opinion: America should honor MLK’s vision by halting the death penalty

Dallas Morning News By Rick Halperin, director of the SMD Dallas Human Rights Program On Monday the nation will pause, perhaps too briefly, to remember and pay tribute to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., arguably the leading U.S. (and global) civil and human rights activist who was the voice of reason and conscience during […]

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Nobel Prize Panel, Jan. 26

SMU Faculty Club Originally Posted: December 7. 2021 Date/Time: Wednesday, January 26, 2022 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Location: EY Gallery, Fincher Building, Dallas, TX 75205 Looking for a quick and painless way to understand this year’s Nobel Prizes? We’ve asked for SMU professors to give us 10-minute lessons on the new laureates – […]

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Dr. Nathan Hudson discusses his new research on personality change

Therapytips.org Originally Posted: December 8, 2021 A new paper appearing in the Journal of Research in Personality bolsters the argument that personality is more changeable than previously thought — even suggesting that personality can be changed when people aren’t necessarily committed to change. I recently spoke with the lead author of this new research, Dr. […]

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Congratulations to Lori Ann Stephens

Department of English Lecturer Lori Ann Stephens published a new novel titled Blue Running. Learn more: www.loriannstephens.com. 

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Titan-in-a-Test-Tube: Earthbound Chemists Search for Alien Life

Discover Magazine Originally Posted November 22, 2021 If all the worlds in our solar system entered an Earth impersonation contest, Titan would steal the show. Sure, human visitors to Saturn’s largest moon would die instantly without supplemental oxygen and protection against the cold — a frigid -290 degrees Fahrenheit — but the similarities shouldn’t be […]

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Professor Voth Wins Top National Book Award— Rohrer Award

Dedman College News Origingally Posted: November 29, 2021 Dr. Ben Voth, professor of rhetoric and director of debate and speech was honored with a national book award for his recent book entitled: Debate as Global Pedagogy: Rwanda Rising. The National Communication Association and the American Forensics Association met in Seattle, Washington November 18-21. At the […]

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Congratulations to Jonathan McGregor

Jonathan McGregor, a lecturer in the SMU Writing and Reasoning Program, recently published a new book titled, Communion of Radicals: The Literary Christian Left in Twentieth-Century America. Tune into the virtual launch event on Facebook Live, Tuesday, 11/23, at 2 pm: https://fb.me/e/eojq4vHOU. More information below:

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Dedman College Community Mixer: Friday, November 5th

Dedman College Community Mixer Date: Nov. 5, 2021 Time: 3-5 p.m. Location: Dallas Hall Rotunda and Dallas Hall Front Steps All Dedman College faculty, staff and students welcome. RSVP date extended : smu.edu/CommunityMixer.

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Religion News Service Publishes Opinion Piece by SMU History Professor, Kathleen Wellman

Religion News Service Originally Posted: October 27, 2021 Kathleen Wellman, Dedman Family Distinguished Professor of History SMU Dallas, for a commentary critical of efforts by right-leaning Christian groups to inordinately influence curriculum to match a faith-based world view. Published in Religion News Service under the heading The right’s attacks on critical race theory are an attempt to hijack […]

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Dallas-Fort Worth is becoming the capitol of America’s heartland

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: September 19, 2021 By: Joel Kotkin and Cullum Clark, director of the Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative and an economics professor at Southern Methodist University. This column is an adaptation of an article in City Journal. Located on the Southern Plains, far from America’s coasts and great river systems, the […]