Minecraft Players Are Helping SMU Researchers Find Better Cancer-Fighting Drugs

KERA News Originally Posted: March 14, 2018 Minecraft is a popular video game that's sort of like virtual Lego. Players find and build stuff by themselves, or online with friends. It's a simple formula that's attracted millions of fans — and Southern Methodist University professors. Corey Clark, deputy director for research at SMU Guildhall, and John Wise, an associate professor of biological sciences, are part of a team hoping to take advantage of the game's large user base in the search for better cancer-fighting drugs. LISTEN On their quest to disable a biological pump Wise: These pumps are normally in our bodies, protecting us from exposures to toxins. They keep bad things out of our cells, and that’s a really good thing. But this good thing gets perverted in cancers. A cancer cell will [...]

By | 2018-03-14T08:21:19+00:00 March 14th, 2018|Biology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News|Comments Off on Minecraft Players Are Helping SMU Researchers Find Better Cancer-Fighting Drugs

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 [...]

Congrats to outstanding teachers honored with 2017-18 HOPE Professors Awards

SMU Forum Originally Posted: March 1, 2018 SMU’s Department of Residence Life and Student Housing (RLSH) honored 35 outstanding professors at the 2017-18 HOPE AwardsBanquet Tuesday, Feb. 6. HOPE (Honoring Our Professors’ Excellence) Award recipients are named through RLSH student staff member nominations as professors who “have made a significant impact to our academic education both inside and outside of the classroom.” Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences 2017-18 HOPE Award honorees: Stephanie Amsel, English (Discernment and Discourse) Joan Arbery, English (Discernment and Discourse) Sarah Bogard, World Languages and Literatures (Spanish) Richard Bozorth, English Teresa Brentegani, World Languages and Literatures (Italian) Alejandro D’Brot, Biological Sciences LeeAnn Derdeyn, English (Discernment and Discourse) Jill DeTemple, Religious Studies Kirsten Egerstrom, Philosophy Xiao Hu, World Languages and Literatures (Chinese) Bruce Levy, English (Discernment and [...]

By | 2018-03-01T14:50:43+00:00 March 1st, 2018|Biology, Chemistry, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Economics, English, Philosophy, Religious Studies, World Languages and Literatures|Comments Off on Congrats to outstanding teachers honored with 2017-18 HOPE Professors Awards

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

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

SMU Debate Wins Texas State Championship

Meadows News Originally Posted: Feb. 6, 2018 Congrats to the SMU debate team and specifically to Dedman College team members: Maggie Cook-Allen (B.A. Political Science, B.A. Philosophy ’21), Mark “Chip” Myers (B.A. History ’21), and Darcy Wyatt (B.S. Biochemistry ’21). Below is an excerpt from Meadows School of the Arts news: The team may have been small, but their awards were many. Over the February 3-4 weekend, four members of the SMU Debate team traveled to Bryan, Texas, for the Texas Intercollegiate Forensics Association (TIFA) state championships at Blinn College. Competing against 13 other Texas universities and colleges, they took home top speaker, top scoring school, top novice debater and more in the International Public Debate Association (IPDA) division. The accolades continue a long winning streak for [...]

By | 2018-02-09T08:11:10+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Biology, Chemistry, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, History, Philosophy, Political Science|Comments Off on SMU Debate Wins Texas State Championship

Please Respond with Your 2017 Published Books for Dedman College/DCII Book Fest

The 3rd annual Dedman College/DCII Book Fest, a celebration of all the books published by SMU faculty members in 2017, will be held on May 8. An invitation with an RSVP will be sent at a later date. If you are an author of a book published in 2017, please send the title and the publisher to efielding@smu.edu. Link for more information: https://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Programs/Godbey

A Message from Dean DiPiero

Join Dedman's “I ❤️ SMU” Challenge with a gift of any size today. Your donation will fuel important initiatives this spring and help SMU reach its goal of 1,000 alumni donors by February 13. The SMU Fund for Dedman College is important because it provides a strong foundation for discovery, research and achievement. Please watch the video below to learn about our priorities, and how your gifts make a real impact. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xw--9_cNJk0&feature=youtu.be Your gift to Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences enables us to continue important research and provide scholarships and fellowships to students. In essence, your support helps Dedman College shape world changers every day. Please make your gift to Dedman today.  

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