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.
  • Academic Year 2014-2015

    The DCII is now soliciting proposals for the following programs

    Hamilton Undergraduate Research Scholars
    Deadlines: April 25 for Summer only; August 29 for AY2014-15.
    Please click here for application.

  • 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.




  • Upcoming Events

    20 Years of Change in Africa
    SMU Faculty Panel Discussion
    Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 5:30 p.m.
    Hyer Hall, Room 100
    A Godbey Lecture Series and
    "Reframing Africa" Research Cluster Program

    The Medium Has No Message:
    Affect Politics from Kandinsky to Benjamin

    Todd Cronan, Emory University
    Friday, April 11, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.
    McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall
    A "Thinking with Affect" Research Cluster Program

    These events are free and open to the public.

    Please click here for a complete listing of our upcoming events.

    Questions? Contact Meghan Akeman at 214-768-3527 or