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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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Save the date: March 1, Lab Hopping

Tuesday, March 1 from 4-6pm Visit labs all over campus and find out how to get involved! Map of participating labs : https://bit.do/labhopping Event contact: asneal@smu.edu

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Andrea Laurent-Simpson: ‘Dog Mom’ and more – we’re living in multispecies families now. Here’s what it means

Fox News Originally Posted: July 30, 2021 WATCH The evidence of new families blended with people and pets arrived long before we considered what to call them. “Multispecies families” captures the scientific essence, but the lifestyle and character of this four-legged/two-legged companion coalescence is far-reaching and even comes with a glossary: Dog Mom; Puppy Child; […]

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Pets on Board: Meet The Multispecies American Family

SMU NEWS Contact: Nancy George, ngeorge@smu.edu July 13, 2021  New book defines trend – pets really are part of the family DALLAS (SMU) – Do you sign your pets’ names to your holiday card? Have you ever sent your dog to day care? Do you shop regularly for cat or dog toys? Welcome to a […]

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Five Dedman College faculty members receive 2021 Sam Taylor Fellowship awards

Dedman College News Originally Posted: Feb. 12, 2021 Each year, the United Methodist Church’s Division of Higher Education and Ministry grants Sam Taylor Fellowship Awards to support faculty research that advances the intellectual and social life of our global society. Following a highly competitive selection process, the Sam Taylor Fellowship review committee is pleased to […]

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SMU alumna Whitney Wolfe Herd makes history as the youngest female CEO to take a company public

Dallas News Originally Posted: Feb. 11, 2021 A company catering to women and led by women has made its 31-year-old female founder a billionaire. Bumble Inc., the owner of the dating app where women make the first move, sold shares in its upcoming trading debut at $43, valuing chief executive officer Whitney Wolfe Herd’s stake […]

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How America’s love for its cats and dogs built the pet industrial complex

QZ.com Dr. Laurent-Simpson was recently interviewed by Quartz News about the exploding pet product industry and its relationship to emergent multi-species families in the United States. READ MORE: https://qz.com/1954821/how-america-is-changing-the-global-pet-industry/

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Abena Marfo awarded an Engaged Learning Fellowship

Congratulations to our own sociology major, Abena Marfo, for being awarded an Engaged Learning Fellowship! Ms. Marfo plans on learning more about how race and ethnicity impact maternal perceptions of healthcare provider involvement. Congratulations, Abena!

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Congratulations to sociology major and recent graduate Sabrina Brakke

Congratulations to Sociology major and recent graduate Sabrina Brakke for her peer-reviewed publication entitled “Raising Animals to Die for Profit: How Corporate America is Changing Human-Animal Relationships in Rural America.”  The work appears in Volume 6, Issue 1 of the SMU Undergraduate Journal of Research. Congratulations, Sabrina, on all of your hard work!

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Retired couple donate their $2,400 in stimulus checks to cover struggling Plano costume shop’s payroll

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: June 17, 2020 Richard Hawkins, SMU professor emeritus of sociology, and his wife gave a combined $2,400 to help a Plano costume shop struggling to meet its payroll. A retired SMU professor and his wife, a retired florist, let their stimulus checks sit in their bank accounts for a month before a Dallas Morning […]