Texas Tribune Originally Posted: April 17 This week's State Board of Education debate about high school biology standards and governing how to teach students about the theory of evolution could come down to a single word: evaluate. At a February meeting, board members took a preliminary vote to modify those curriculum standards, keeping in language that would require students to challenge evolutionary science. Republican board member Barbara Cargill, who led the charge to keep in the controversial language, has said requiring students to "evaluate" certain biological processes is necessary for thorough biology instruction. Critics say keeping the word "evaluate" in those standards casts doubt on evolution in a way that could open the door to teaching creationism. The board is set to hold that debate Tuesday and will take another [...]
Watch: Dr. Jo Guldi, Assistant Professor of British History and Digital History gives keynote speech at the 2017 Honors Convocation.
https://youtu.be/ZoqHfkz-ysE At the 2017 Honors Convocation at SMU Dr. Jo Guldi, Assistant Professor of British HIstory and Digital HIstory at Dedman School of Humanities and Sciences, gave the keynote speech in McFarlin Auditorium on the SMU campus with an introduction by SMU President, Dr. R. Gerald Turner. https://youtu.be/ZoqHfkz-ysE
Date: April 26, 2017 Location: Caruth Hall 314 Time: 1:00 - 3:00 PM The Scientific Computation (CSC) spring workshop series will provide a hands-on experience that will guide researchers from the basics of using SMU’s supercomputing resources to advanced parallelization usage. New users are encouraged to take advantage of the introductory “Introduction to Research Computing” workshop that will be given once monthly during the semester. Link for more information: http://www.smu.edu/csc
Don't miss this event! "Assessing Trump's First 100 Days." Featuring professors from the SMU Center for Presidential History, SMU Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility, plus guests from The Dallas Morning News and George W. Bush Presidential Center. Register at SMU.EDU/CPH.
Students involved with the DISD American Indian Education Program visited Dallas Hall and the Clements Center April 20, 2017. Steven Denson, Adjunct Professor of Management and Director of MBA Diversity Initiatives in the SMU’s Cox School of Business brought by the group to visit the Clements Center for Southwest Studies and its assistant director Ruth Ann Elmore to learn about its Native American programming and its research being conducted by former and current fellows.
Date: April 27 Event Location: Hughes-Trigg Student Center, Atriums CD Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM Join Nozer D. Singpurwalla, Chair Professor at The City University of Hong Kong with appointments in the Engineering and the Business Schools, as he discusses The Dinegentropy of Diagnostic and Detection Tests. Sponsored by the Operations Research and Statistics Towards Integrated Analytics Research Cluster. Light lunch provided. Link for more information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Events
Date: April 25 Event Location: The Forum in Hughes-Trigg Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM Join Xingchu Liu, President at BlackLocus, a subsidiary company of Home Depot, as he discusses Scalable Integrated Analytics in Interconnected Retail. Sponsored by the Operations Research and Statistics Towards Integrated Analytics Research Cluster. Light lunch provided. Link for more information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Events
Date: April 20 Event Location: Hughes-Trigg Student Center, Portico BCD Time:10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Join Refik Soyer of the Department of Decision Sciences at George Washington University as he discusses Bayesian Modeling of Multivariate Time Series of Counts. Sponsored by the DCII Operations Research and Statistics Towards Integrated Analytics Research Cluster. Light refreshments provided. Link for more information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Events
Dieter Cremer, Professor of Chemistry, passed away on Thursday, April 13. Professor Cremer was a highly distinguished researcher in the field of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry, where his extensive research ranged from the development of state-of-the-art relativistic methods and computer programs for the investigation of homogeneous and enzyme catalysis, the study of chemical bonding based on vibrational spectroscopy, protein structure and folding, to the analysis of environmental pollutants. Director of CATCO (the Computational and Theoretical Chemistry Group), Professor Cremer was also fundamental in the development of the new PhD program in Theoretical and Computational Chemistry at SMU, which will accept its first students this autumn. In 2012, he brought the international biannual Austin Symposium on Molecular Structure and Dynamics to SMU. Educated at the University [...]
SMU News Originally Posted: April 18, 2017 DALLAS (SMU) — Noted SMU anthropologist Caroline Brettell joins actress Carol Burnett, musician John Legend, playwright Lynn Nottage, immunologist James Allison and other renowned leaders in various fields as a newly elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The class of 2017 will be inducted at a ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 7 at the Academy’s headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Brettell joins 228 new fellows and foreign honorary members — representing the sciences, the humanities and the arts, business, public affairs and the nonprofit sector — as a member of one of the world’s most prestigious honorary societies. “Caroline Brettell is an internationally recognized leader in the field of migration, and one of Dedman College’s most productive scholars,” said Thomas DiPiero, dean of SMU’s Dedman [...]