Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute

Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute

Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute

The Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute (DCII) was established in the spring of 2012 with a generous gift from the Dedman Family Foundation.

This institute encompasses all the divisions within Dedman College: humanities, social sciences and sciences, which includes mathematics and statistics. It also reaches out through its programs to the rest of the University and to the local community, creating a culture of interdisciplinary inquiry and bridging the physical sciences and the humanities, the liberal arts and the professional schools, and academia and the broader community.
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    Allman Lecture - Christakis

    Save the date for October 9th, for a lecture by Dr. Nicholas Christakis, a Sol Goldman Family Professor of Social and Natural Science at Yale University. 

    Check back in early Fall 2014 for more information!

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    Fall IMPACT Symposium

    The social science of happiness is often said to have started in 1984, when psychologist Ed Diener published his landmark article on subjective well-being in Psychological Bulletin. Since then, thirty years of happiness science has left its mark on disciplines ranging from neuroscience to law, philosophy, history and English.

    The Happiness Symposium will explore the implications and challenges of happiness research today in the topics of Philosophy, Economics, Business Law, English, Social History, Neuroscience, and Psychology.

    Lecture Dates:

    Thursday, September 11, 2014

    Friday, September 19, 2014
    Thursday, September 25, 2014
    Thursday, October 2, 2014

    Click here for more information, including presenters.

    Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.




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    2014-2015 Mayer Fellows

    We are happy to announce the new 2014-2015 Mayer Fellows! Congratulations to all! Your dedication and hard work will surely pay off. Click here for a complete list of these bright students.