Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute

Events

Thursday, September 24th
5:30 p.m.


Director's Visiting Scholar Lecture
What is College For?
Andrew Delbanco, Columbia University
Dedman Life Sciences Building, Room 131
This lecture is co-sponsored with the Department of English


Tuesday, October 20th 
3:00 p.m.


Transnational Media, Local Meanings: Kung Fu and Urban Youth in Post-colonial Tanzania
Laura Fair, Michigan State University
McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall
This lecture is sponsored by the DCII Fellow Seminar, "Global Africa: Between Intervention and Engagement" and the Department of History


Thursday, October 29th
5:30 p.m. Reception, 6:00 p.m. Lecture


Allman Family Lecture
Should We Trust Science? Perspectives from the History and Philosophy of Science

Naomi Oreskes, Harvard University
McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall


Thursday, November 5th
5:00 p.m. Reception, 5:30 p.m. Panel


Scientific Research and Public Responses: A Faculty Panel Discussion
McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall


Tuesday, November 17th
5:30 p.m. Reception, 6:00 p.m. Event


Of Murder and Art History: How a Retired Professor Turned to Crime (Writing)
An Author Event: Dr. Alessandra Comini in Conversation with Dr. Richard Brettell
Gene and Jerry Jones Great Hall, Meadows Museum
This event is co-sponsored with The Edith O'Donnell Institute if Art History at The University of Texas at Dallas

Please R.S.V.P. by November 10th at http://comini.eventbrite.com or 214-768-3527

Wednesday, November 18th
4:30 p.m.


Beyond the Two Cultures: A Crisis in Data Representation?
Roger Malina, The University of Texas at Dallas
Heroy Hall 153
This lecture is sponsored by the DCII Fellow Seminar, "Beyond Two Cultures: Reconciling the Sciences and Humanities"


Monday, December 7th
12:15 p.m.


Is Forensic Science an Oxymoron?
Jonathan Koehler, Northwestern University School of Law
Heroy Hall 153
This lecture is sponsored by the DCII Fellow Seminar, "Law and Statistics"

Please R.S.V.P. at http://lawandstatistics.eventbrite.com or 214-768-3527

Monday, December 7th
4:30 p.m.


Can Science Really Tell Us Anything About Listening to Music?
Elizabeth (Lisa) Hellmuth Margulis, University of Arkansas
Owen Art Center 2020 
This lecture is sponsored by the DCII Fellow Seminar, "Beyond Two Cultures: Reconciling the Sciences and Humanities"


Thursday, February 4th 
5:15 p.m. Reception, 5:45 p.m. Lecture


Godbey Lecture Series
The Tail of the Lion: 100 Years of General Relativity, the Scientific Theory of Space and Time

Stephen Sekula, Southern Methodist University
Gene and Jerry Jones Great Hall, Meadows Museum 

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Tuesday, February 9th 
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


Academic Publishing in the 21st Century: A Roundtable Discussion
Norman Hirschy, Senior Acquisitions Editor at Oxford University Press
Daniel Lende, Founder of the PLoS blog, Neuroanthropology, University of South Florida
Roger Malina, Executive Editor of Leonardo Publications at M.I.T. Press, University of Texas at Dallas
Moderated by Caroline Brettell, Southern Methodist University
McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall 
This symposium is sponsored by the DCII Fellow Seminar, "Beyond Two Cultures: Reconciling the Sciences and Humanities"

Please RSVP at https://publishingin21stcentury.eventbrite.com or 214-768-3527

Friday, February 12th 
4:30 p.m.


Representing the Self: From Literary Discourse to Visual Artifacts
Barbara Dancygier, University of British Columbia
Owen Art Center 1060 
This lecture is sponsored by the DCII Fellow Seminar, "The Situated Self"


Tuesday, February 23rd 
4:00 - 4:50 p.m. with refreshments


Statistical Modeling & Methodological Development in Biomedical Research
Sherry Wang, Southern Methodist University
Dedman Life Sciences Building 131 

This event is sponsored by the DCII Research Cluster, "Linking Mathematical and Life Sciences"

Thursday, February 25th 
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. with refreshments to follow


Enabling Mapping: A Hands On Workshop
Stace Maples, Geospatial Manager, Stanford Geospatial Center
Fondren Library 109B 

This event is sponsored by the DCII Research Cluster, "GIS at SMU". For more information and to register, please email j.zarazaga@smu.edu.

Thursday, February 25th 
5:15 p.m. Reception, 5:45 p.m. Lecture


Godbey Lecture Series
Confucianism Then and Now

Johan Elverskog, Southern Methodist University
Gene and Jerry Jones Great Hall, Meadows Museum 

Please RSVP at https://godbey2016.eventbrite.com or 214-768-3527

Monday, February 29th 
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.


Can Quantum Probability Theory Provide a New Foundation for Understanding Human Judgment and Decision Making?
Jerome R. Busemeyer, Provost Professor of Psychology, Indiana University
Dedman Life Sciences Building 131B 

This lecture is sponsored by the DCII Research Cluster, "Cognitive Science" and the Department of Physics

Monday, March 14th 
3:30 p.m. with refreshments


Classification of Metagenomic Data Using Quasi-Alignment
Monnie McGee, Southern Methodist University
Dedman Life Sciences Building 131 

This event is sponsored by the DCII Research Cluster, "Linking Mathematical and Life Sciences"

Tuesday, March 15th 
5:30 p.m.


Scott Hawkins Lecture Series
Sanctuary for Criminals in Medieval Europe
Karl Shoemaker, Cornell University
Hyer Hall 200 


Friday, March 18th 
4:30 p.m.


From Bi-Versity to True University: Bringing Together the Sciences and Humanities
Edward Slingerland, University of British Columbia
Hyer Hall 201 

This lecture is sponsored by the DCII Fellow Seminar, "Beyond Two Cultures: Reconciling the Sciences and Humanities"

Monday, March 21st 
12:15 p.m. with lunch


From Business Contracts to Background Checks: How Effective Use of Data Can Make Your Case
Allan G. King, Co-Chair, Class Actions Practice Group & Shareholder, Littler Mendelson P.C.
Kenneth C. Meixelsperger, Sr. Counsel, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
Storey Hall, AJ Thomas Room (#131)

This lecture is sponsored by the DCII Fellow Seminar, "Law and Statistics" and the Tsai Center for Law Science and Innovation. Please R.S.V.P. at efielding@smu.edu or 214-768-3527.

Tuesday, March 22nd 
3:00 p.m.


Enjoy Your Collaboration! Digital Endeavors Across the Disciplines
Carrie Johnston, Bucknell University
Hughes-Trigg Student Center, Atrium AB 

This lecture is sponsored by the DCII Research Cluster, "Digital Humanities"

Thursday, April 7th 
5:30 p.m.


Real and Imaginary Hazards in Writing about Science
Stephen Ornes, Vanderbilt University
Fondren Science Building 133  
A parking pass is required for off campus guests and can be found here. A campus map is here.

Friday, April 8th 
12:15 p.m. with lunch


Prosecutors, Violent Offenses, and Public Budgets: The Real Causes of Prison Growth and What They Mean for Reform
John Pfaff, Professor of Law, Fordham University
Godwin Gruber Lawyer's Inn - The Private Dining Room

This event is sponsored by the DCII Fellow Seminar, "Law and Statistics". Please R.S.V.P. at efielding@smu.edu or 214-768-3527

Friday, April 8th 
4:00 p.m. Reception, 4:30 p.m. Panel


Teaching Science: A Panel Discussion
Jamie Creola, Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Ramy Mahoud, Plano Independent School District
Teresa Strecker, Biological Sciences, Southern Methodist University
Moderated by Rena Pederson, Award-winning journalist and faculty member at Southern Methodist University
Annette Caldwell Simmons Hall 138 and 144 
A parking pass is required for off campus guests and can be found here. A campus map is here.

Wednesday, April 13 
4:30 - 6:30 p.m. with refreshments


Public Intellectuals: A Roundtable Discussion
Marco Iacoboni, University of California, Los Angeles
Tanya Marie Luhrmann, Stanford University
Heroy Science Hall 153 

This event is sponsored by the DCII Fellow Seminar, "Beyond Two Cultures: Reconciling Sciences and Humanities". A brief book signing will follow the event.

Friday, April 15th 
12:15 p.m. with lunch


The Use of Statistical Evidence in Two Areas of the Law
Joseph L. Gastwirth, Professor of Statistics and Economics, George Washington University
Godwin Gruber Lawyer's Inn - The Private Dining Room

This event is sponsored by the DCII Fellow Seminar, "Law and Statistics". Please R.S.V.P. at efielding@smu.edu or 214-768-3527

Monday, May 2nd 
3:30 p.m.


Epinephrine, a Positive and Negative Effector of Stress and Stress-Induced Illness
Dona Lee Wong, Harvard Medical School
Fondren Science Building 133

This event is sponsored by the DCII's Research Cluster, "Biopsychosocial Research" and the Center for Drug Discovery, Design and Delivery (CD4).

Tuesday, May 3rd 
2:00 p.m. with refreshments


SMU Faculty Book Fest: A Celebration of All Books Published by SMU Faculty in 2015
Dallas Hall - 1st Floor Rotunda

This event is co-sponsored by Dedman College. Please R.S.V.P. at smubookfest.eventbrite.com or 214-768-3527