Support Dedman College TODAY: Mustangs Give Back

On March 8, Mustangs around the world—alumni, students, parents, friends, faculty and staff—will come together for Mustangs Give Back, a 24-hour online fundraising event. Support the schools, programs, and causes that are important to you, help them earn matching funds, and foster achievement in research, scholarship, art and athletics. Learn more: http://blog.smu.edu/mustangsgiveback/. Below is a list of Dedman College projects. Thank you for your support. Bring an International Film Festival to campus: http://blog.smu.edu/mustangsgiveback/projects/bring-a-little-of-cannes-to-the-hilltop-2018/ Help an SMU sociology student apply classroom knowledge and meet community needs: http://blog.smu.edu/mustangsgiveback/projects/sociology-at-work-in-the-community/ Help create the new DataFest hackathon: http://blog.smu.edu/mustangsgiveback/projects/help-create-the-new-datafest-hackathon/ Send five math majors to an annual applied mathematics conference at LSU this fall: http://blog.smu.edu/mustangsgiveback/projects/research-101-mini-grants-for-undergraduates-copy/ Help fund student-run health and well-being programs in Dallas: http://blog.smu.edu/mustangsgiveback/projects/create-change-for-communities-in-need/ Provide a scanning station for SMU’s Archaeology Research Collections: http://blog.smu.edu/mustangsgiveback/projects/enhancing-smus-home-for-archaeological-collections/ Research 101: Mini-grants [...]

Watch: SMU medical anthropologist Carolyn Smith-Morris featured on Good Morning Texas

Good Morning Texas Originally Posted: February 26, 2018 https://youtu.be/z03mkl2wTIU Scientists have learned much about the flu since the 1918 flu pandemic that killed an estimated 50 to 100 million people worldwide, says SMU medical anthropologist Carolyn Smith-Morris: "We have a strong arsenal - medicinal, mechanical and social - against infectious disease and its ravages. But as historians of this epidemic are fond of saying, we would be wise to remain cautious." Smith-Morris gave a free public lecture, "The 1918 Flu Epidemic: A 2018 Perspective," on Feb. 22. In 1918, with many suffering from the flu at the same, the most basic public services were crippled or even closed – including transportation, waste management and emergency rooms. Normal societal activities began to collapse, Smith-Morris says, and [...]

By | 2018-02-27T09:22:51+00:00 February 27th, 2018|Anthropology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News|Comments Off on Watch: SMU medical anthropologist Carolyn Smith-Morris featured on Good Morning Texas

SMU hosts lecture on 1918 flu epidemic

Daily Campus Originally Posted: February 25, 2018 Members of the SMU community filled the Gene and Jerry Jones Great Hall in Meadows Museum on Feb. 22 to learn about the evolution of the flu virus since 1918. During a flu season that has seen abnormally large numbers of illnesses, hospitalizations and death, SMU’s Godbey Anniversary Lecture Series hosted Associate Professor of Anthropology Carolyn Smith-Morris to speak on “The 1918 Flu Epidemic: A 2018 Perspective.” According to Smith-Morris, the flu pandemic of 1918 took the lives of 50 to 100 million people throughout the world, and while the epidemic of 2018 is nowhere near as destructive, Americans have seen a rise in flu related illnesses and deaths during the 2017-2018 flu season. Although the numbers are [...]

By | 2018-02-26T09:13:08+00:00 February 26th, 2018|Anthropology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, Faculty News|Comments Off on SMU hosts lecture on 1918 flu epidemic

Watch: Are You Ready for Mustangs Give Back on March 8?

SMU Video https://youtu.be/hNUdVQF8yIQ March 8th is Mustangs Give Back, SMU's one day giving challenge. You choose what to support! It's easy, just go to smu.edu/mgb on March 8 and choose a project to support. There are matching gifts and challenges that will double your impact! Circle March 8 on your calendar. Choose, give, then share. Pony up! WATCH

LISTEN: What Pandemics Of The Past Can Teach Us About This Year’s Flu Outbreak

KERA Originally Posted: February 21, 2018 This flu season is making regular headlines, especially in North Texas, where more than 100 people have died. It doesn't compare to the flu crisis the world endured a century ago, but we can still learn from it. Some experts estimate about one-third of the world's population came down with the flu in 1918, and from 50 to 100 million people died. Carolyn Smith-Morris, a medical anthropologist at Southern Methodist University, said people were living in fear and panic during this time. "What we saw then is, in my work, something that we're likely to see [again] should we have a pandemic today," she said. "There are many differences from 1918, but the similarities are in the social reactions — [...]

By | 2018-02-21T08:36:58+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Anthropology, DCII, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, Faculty News|Comments Off on LISTEN: What Pandemics Of The Past Can Teach Us About This Year’s Flu Outbreak

Sign Up to Judge at Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair

Calling all SMU Science faculty, staff and graduate students!  Do you remember competing in Science Fair when you were at school?  Now is your chance to sign up to judge at the 2018 Beal Bank Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair, Saturday February 24, 2018 at Fair Park in Dallas.  SMU is organizing this event for middle and high school students in Collin, Dallas, Ellis, Fannin, Grayson, Hunt, Kaufman, and Rockwall counties.  The eligibility requirements for judging are a Bachelor’s degree or beyond in the category you judge. Family members, teachers and mentors of participating students are not eligible to judge. Sign up to judge at www.drsef.org.  Questions? Email DRSEFJudge@smu.edu.

At SMU, Sam Weber ’18 Explores His Love Of Two Vastly Different Fields

SMU Magazine Originally Posted: Spring 2018 Issue Growing up in Overland Park, Kansas, Samuel Gage Weber became fascinated with science by watching Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius. The first 3-D animated feature film made outside Hollywood was directed by SMU alumnus John Davis ’84. Weber, whose mother is a nurse, imagined being Jimmy Neutron while he played with a child’s chemistry set. Later, when he stumbled upon the Harry Potter novels and films, he says, his interest in science became intertwined with magic. In seventh grade, after Weber heard a neurologist speak to his class about the wonders of the brain, he began to make the connection between science and medicine. While his fellow students were enthralled with the brain-shaped gummies she passed around the class, Weber [...]

By | 2018-02-15T09:40:09+00:00 February 16th, 2018|Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Undergraduate News, World Languages and Literatures|Comments Off on At SMU, Sam Weber ’18 Explores His Love Of Two Vastly Different Fields

Event: Today! Feb 14, Major and Minor Fair 10am-3pm

Event: Feb 22, Carolyn Smith-Morris presents a free public lecture, “The 1918 Flu Epidemic: A 2018 Perspective”

SMU News Originally Posted: Feb. 9, 2018 SMU Lecture: Lessons from the 1918 flu epidemic Feb. 22, at the Gene and Jerry Jones Great Hall in SMU's Meadows Museum Scientists have learned much about the flu since the 1918 flu pandemic that killed an estimated 50 to 100 million people worldwide, says SMU medical anthropologist Carolyn Smith-Morris: "We have a strong arsenal - medicinal, mechanical and social - against infectious disease and its ravages. But as historians of this epidemic are fond of saying, we would be wise to remain cautious." Smith-Morris will present a free public lecture, "The 1918 Flu Epidemic: A 2018 Perspective," at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at the Gene and Jerry Jones Great Hall in SMU's Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop [...]

By | 2018-02-12T08:45:24+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Anthropology, DCII, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, Faculty News|Comments Off on Event: Feb 22, Carolyn Smith-Morris presents a free public lecture, “The 1918 Flu Epidemic: A 2018 Perspective”

Event: Feb. 22, Before Stonehenge: New Results form the Ness of Brodgar in the Orkney Islands, Scotland

Event Date: Thursday, February 22 Location: Dedman Life Science building 131 Time: 7:00 pm Standing stones! Sacrificed cattle! Deliberate destruction of temple sites! Martin Carruthers will discuss current excavations at the World Heritage Sites in the Orkney Islands. For more information contact Melissa Barden Dowling    

By | 2018-02-08T19:54:39+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Anthropology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Events|Comments Off on Event: Feb. 22, Before Stonehenge: New Results form the Ness of Brodgar in the Orkney Islands, Scotland
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