Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute

Events



Monday, April 10th 2017              
5:30 p.m. Reception,  
6:00 p.m. Lecture


The Unpredicted: in Science, Literature, and Politics

Simon DeDeo, Social and Decision Sciences,
Carnegie Mellon University
External faculty at the Santa Fe Institute



      Please RSVP at 
https://simondedeo.eventbrite.com
      Sponsored by the Dedman College Dean's Office and the Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute


 

Thursday, April 6th 2017              
5:30 p.m. Reception,
6:00 p.m. Lecture

From Coffeehouse to Tea Party: Austrian Economics and American Politics

Janek Wasserman University of Alabama
Caruth Hall 147
Sponsored by the Scott Hawkins Lecture Fund, the Department of History,and the Center for Presidential History                                                                                                          


 

Tuesday, April 4th 2017               
5:00 pm

Animals from Art to Economics: Changing Perspectives in the Long Eighteenth Century

Nathaniel Wolloch Minerva Humanities Center Tel Aviv University
Greer Garson Screening Room Meadows School of the Arts 
Organized by the Looking at Animals/ Thinking about Animals Research Cluster, Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute                                                                                                           


 

Thursday, March 30th 2017          
7:00 p.m. Lecture,
8:00 p.m. Concert 

Chimurenga Music: Concert and Conversation 

Mhoze Chikowero, Department of History, University of California, Santa Barbara, lecturing at 7:00 p.m.
Dr. Thomas Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited Band, taking the stage at 8:00 p.m.
Hughes-Trigg Student Center Theater

      Please RSVP at http://chimurenga.eventbrite.com
      Sponsored by the Scott Hawkins Lecture Fund, the Department of History, the Department of English,
      the Department of World Languages and Literature, and the Embrey Human Rights Program


 

Thursday, March 2nd 2017         
5:15 p.m. Reception,
6:00 p.m. Lecture

Godbey Anniversary Lecture Series: Martin Luther as Stranger and Contemporary

Bruce D. Marshall, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University
Jones Great Hall,
Meadows Museum
                     
     Please R.S.V.P. at https://godbey2017_2.eventbrite.com or 214-768-3527.


 

Thursday, February 23rd 2017     
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 

The Meaning of Fossils in the New Age of Humans

Scott Wing, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History
Perot Museum of Nature and Science (2201 N Field St)
Business attire. Wine, craft beer and hors d'oeuvres.
Complimentary Valet.
      Please R.S.V.P. at PerotRSVP@perotmuseum.org or 214-756-5729.                                                                
      Sponsored by the Scott Hawkins lecture series and the Perot Museum of Nature and Science

 


 

Thursday, February 23rd 2017
Wednesday, February 22nd
 2017
Two-Day Event;
A detailed schedule here.


The Russian Revolution of 1917, A Centennial View
Multiple Speakers, Details can be found here.
Crum Auditorium,
Edwin L. Cox School of BusinessThis event is the 2017 Stanton Sharp Lecture, sponsored by the William P. Clements Department of History

 


 

Friday, February 17th 2017          
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.          

A General Framework for Addressing "Any" Machine Learning Problem 

Darren Homrighausen, Southern Methodist University
Hyer Hall, Room 100
Sponsored by the Operations Research and Statistics Towards Integrated Analytics Research Cluster


 

Thursday, February 16th 2017     
5:15 p.m. Reception,
6:00 p.m. Lecture 

Godbey Anniversary Lecture Series: The Russian Revolutions of 1917: A Centennial View

Daniel Orlovsky, William P. Clements Department of History, Southern Methodist University
Jones Great Hall
Meadows Museum
                                                                                                           
     Please R.S.V.P. at https://godbey2017_1.eventbrite.com or 214-768-3527.


 

Wednesday, February 15th 2017  
6:00 p.m.

Intersections of Creativity and Interdisciplinarity: A Panel Discussion and Interactive Event

Nick Tsarevsky, Southern Methodist University
Gray Garmon, Southern Methodist University
Melissa Gonzales, Nasher Sculpture Center
Meadows Museum
       Please R.S.V.P. at 
       https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intersections-of-creativity-and-interdisciplinarity-tickets-31859511657.
       Sponsored by the "Creative Intersections in Interdisciplinary Education: Making Connections among Various
       Sectors  of Creativity Research" Research Cluster and the Graduate Liberal Studies Program in the Simmons        
       School of Education and Human Development


 

Monday, February 13th 2017       
4:00 p.m.

What Makes a Better Life for Farmed Animals? Some Philosophical Considerations

Paul B. Thompson, Michigan State University
Hyer Hall, Room 200
Sponsored by the Looking at Animals/Thinking About Animals Research Cluster


 

Friday, February 10th 2017          
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


The Musical Mind: A Workshop

Multiple Speakers.
See detailed schedule below 

 

      Hughes-Trigg Student Centre 
      10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
 
   "Thinking Through Music",  
     Lawrence Zbikowski 
University of Chicago   
      Meadows School of the Arts 2020
      1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
  "A Theory of Virtual Agency for Western Music",
    Robert S Hatten, 
The University of Texas at Austin                                 

      Meadows School of the Arts 2020
      4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m

   "In Defense of Authentic Performance: Adjust your eyes not the Music",
    
Jerrold Levinson, University of Maryland                     

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
      Sponsored by the Languages of Art and the Art of the Conceptual Fellows Seminar. 
      Check them out on Facebook



Thursday, February 9th 2017        
5:15 p.m. Reception,
6:00 p.m. Lecture

Godbey Anniversary Lecture Series: Jane Austen and Charlotte Brontë: A Bicentenary Conversation

Beth Newman, & Rajani Sudan, Department of English, Southern Methodist University
Moderated by Caroline Brettell, Director of the Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute, Department of Anthropology, Southern Methodist University
      Jones Great Hall, Meadows Museum
      Please R.S.V.P. at https://godbey2017_3.eventbrite.com or 214-768-3527.


 

Thursday, December 8th 2016      
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Statistics Tutorial: A Minimum Distance Approach

Cornelis Potgieter, Statistical Science, Southern Methodist University
The Forum, Hughes-Trigg Student Center
Sponsored by the Operations Research and Statistics Towards Integrated Analytics Research Cluster


 

Monday, December 5th 2016        
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.    

Data is Made Up of Stories: University-wide Futures from the Digital Humanities

Direct Encounters with History: Summer of Darkness and the Performance of Archive
The Forum, Hughes-Trigg Student Center                                         
Parking map can be found here
      Andrew and Anindita Basu Sempere, Principal of Digital Scenographic and Doctoral Candidate,
      Universite de Neuchatel       
      A parking permit for off-campus guests is required: Click here to download and print. .
 
     Lunch provided. Please R.S.V.P. at http://smudigitalhumanities.eventbrite.com or 214-768-3527

 


 

Wednesday, November 30th 2016 
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

Data Mining Tutorial: Methods and Tools

Michael Hahsler, Southern Methodist University
Vester Hughes Auditorium, Caruth Hall 147
Sponsored by the Operations Research and Statistics Towards Integrated Analytics Research Cluster


 

Tuesday, November 29th 2016      
11:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. 


Life Challenges Human Resilience Meeting

Heroy Science Hall, Room 153
Sponsored by the Life Challenges and Human Resilience Research Cluster 


 

Friday, November 11th 2016         
9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 


Philosophy of Art: A Workshop
Multiple Speakers

Florence Hall, Room 100
Detailed schedule below.                                                                                                
     Check them out on Facebook.            

      09:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  "Some Ideas about the Metaphysics of Stories", Wesley Cray
   Texas Christian University 
      11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  "Artistic Luck", Christy Mag Uidhir
  
University of Houston 
      02:00 p.m. - 03:30 p.m.  "Varieties of Fiction in Photography", Paloma Atencia Linares 
   
National Autonomous University of Mexico
      04:00 p.m. - 05:30 p.m.   "Analog and Digital Interpretations",John Kulvicki  
   
Dartmouth College   

     Sponsored by the Languages of Art and the Art of the Conceptual Fellows Seminar. 


 

Monday, November 7th 2016        
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Data is Made Up of Stories: University-wide Futures from the Digital Humanities

Digital Face of the Transatlantic Slave Trade Project
David Eltis, Emory University
The Forum, Hughes-Trigg Student Center
Lunch Provided.
      Please R.S.V.P. at http://digitalhumanities.eventbrite.com or 214-768-3527.
      A parking permit for off-campus guests is required: Click here to download and print. 
      A parking map can be found here.


 

Friday, November 4th 2016          
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Educational Assessments in the Digital Environment - Visualizing Problem-solving Process

Yue (Helena) Jia, Director of Psychometrics, Center for Educational Survey Assessment Research, Educational Testing Service
Heroy Science Hall, Room 153

      Sponsored by the Scott Hawkins Lecture Fund and the Impact of Big Data on Society: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Fellows Seminar


 

Thursday, November 3rd 2016    
12:00 - 5:00 p.m. come & go


Missing Maps, Putting the World's Most Vulnerable People on the Map: A Humanitarian Relief Effort

Fondren Library
Sponsored by the GIS@SMU Research Cluster


 

Tuesday, November 1st 2016      
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Life Challenges Human Resilience Meeting
Hughes-Trigg Portico BCD

Sponsored by the Life Challenges and Human Resilience Research Cluster 


 

Thursday, October 20th 2016       
5:00 p.m. Reception,  
5:30 p.m. Lecture


Allman Family Lecture

Fear and Loathing – Political Neuro-Biology and the 2016 Elections 
John Alford, Rice University
McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall


      Parking for off-campus guests will be available in the Q lot. A parking map can be found here.



Monday, October 3rd 2016           
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. 

Data is Made Up of Stories: University-wide Futures from the Digital Humanities

Archives and Blue Lives
Jarrett M. Drake, Princeton University
McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall

      Parking for off-campus guests will be available in the Q lot. A parking map can be found here.

 


 

Monday, September 26th 2016      
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Data is Made Up of Stories: University-wide Futures from the Digital Humanities

Social Science in the Age of Social Media
Kieran Healy, Duke University
The Forum, Hughes-Trigg Student Center


 

                                                              For information on past events, click here.