Congratulations Dedman College Graduates!

SMU’s 102nd annual Commencement Weekend, May 19 and 20, 2017

 Baccalaureate Service :  8:00 p.m. Friday, May 19th Commencement: 9:00 a.m. Saturday, May 20th Watch Online @ smu.edu/live MORE INFO: http://www.smu.edu/EnrollmentServices/Registrar/AcademicCeremonies/MayCommencement  Message from the President and Provost On behalf of the Southern Methodist University community, we invite you to attend SMU's 102nd annual Commencement Weekend, May 19 and 20, 2017. The activities that make up Commencement Weekend showcase some of the University's best traditions and are designed to recognize the pride we all feel in our students' accomplishments. The Baccalaureate Service on Friday evening enables graduating seniors and their guests to worship together. Later, as these seniors march through the Rotunda of Dallas Hall for the tradition known as Rotunda Recessional, they mark the end of their undergraduate years and the beginning of their lifelong association [...]

Graduating SMU student pays her mom’s love forward with a life-saving resource guide for mothers in Dallas (and beyond)

SMU News Originally Posted: May 9, 2017 Sunday, May 14, will officially launch a week of celebrations for SMU senior Dominique Earland. Not only is that her birthday, but it will fall on Mother’s Day – just as it did in 1995, the year Dominique was born. And after she receives two undergraduate degrees at SMU's May Commencement, her academic accomplishments and the life path she has chosen to pursue will track directly back to the lessons about love, nurturing and vulnerability that she learned from her mother. After Texas’ maternal mortality rate spike last year made international headlines, and the state's family-planning resources continued to decline, Dominique focused her Community Outreach Fellowship, funded by SMU's Embrey Human Rights Program (EHRP), to create a 36-page life-saving toolkit for women [...]

By | 2017-05-11T07:59:09+00:00 May 11th, 2017|Biology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Embrey Human Rights Events, Sociology, Sociology (Faculty), Sociology (Student), Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Graduating SMU student pays her mom’s love forward with a life-saving resource guide for mothers in Dallas (and beyond)

Researchers level up to tap human intuition of video gamers in quest to beat cancer

Science Blog Originally Posted: May 9, 2017 Video gamers have the power to beat cancer, according to cancer researchers and video game developers at Southern Methodist University, Dallas. SMU researchers and game developers are partnering with the world’s vast network of gamers in hopes of discovering a new cancer-fighting drug. Biochemistry professors Pia Vogel and John Wise in the SMU Department of Biological Sciences, and Corey Clark, deputy director of research at SMU Guildhall, are leading the SMU assault on cancer in partnership with fans of the popular best-selling video game “Minecraft.” Vogel and Wise expect deep inroads in their quest to narrow the search for chemical compounds that improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy drugs. “Crowdsourcing as well as computational power may help us narrow down our search and give us better [...]

By | 2017-05-10T08:24:12+00:00 May 10th, 2017|Biology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News|Comments Off on Researchers level up to tap human intuition of video gamers in quest to beat cancer

SMU Dedman College alumnus Stephen Poulin ’12 starts apparel company to help veterans

The Beacon- Wicked Local  Originally Posted: April 26, 2017 With a logo that couples the East India Company symbol during the Revolutionary War with the Navy SEAL trident, Tea Party Rebels is more than a tribute to the patriotic, rebellious Boston colonists in 1773 and their defiant act against British-imposed taxation. The new business weaves the New England rebellious spirit into its clothing-- which benefits today’s patriots though various charity organizations. Spearheading it all is Acton-Boxborough Regional High School Class of 2008 graduate, Stephen Poulin, who has launched Tea Party Rebels LLC, his own apparel company created to benefit veterans, active servicemen and servicewomen and also first responders through a portion of the sales. Tea Party Rebels sells clothing that’s printed by a former Navy SEAL. Poulin, [...]

By | 2017-05-08T14:25:48+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Biology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Psychology|Comments Off on SMU Dedman College alumnus Stephen Poulin ’12 starts apparel company to help veterans

Dedman College Senior Olivia Nguyen Turned Her Parents’ Immigrant Challenges Into Passion For Helping First-Generation College Students

SMU News Originally Posted: May 4, 2017 As a child, Olivia Nguyen saw her immigrant Vietnamese parents struggle with adjusting to a country where they didn’t know the language or culture. Because both wanted higher education, they also had to deal with the unfamiliar vernacular and customs of college. Nguyen, a senior in SMU’s Dedman College majoring in biology and world languages (French and Chinese), has taken knowledge of her parents’ challenges to help others facing the same sorts of hardships — specifically, high school students who’ll be first-generation college students. She’s a student leader in SMU’s College Bound program, which prepares high schoolers for the admissions process and gives them tools for campus success. Nguyen’s parents escaped their home country in the 1970s during [...]

By | 2017-05-04T09:04:39+00:00 May 5th, 2017|Biology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, World Languages and Literatures|Comments Off on Dedman College Senior Olivia Nguyen Turned Her Parents’ Immigrant Challenges Into Passion For Helping First-Generation College Students

Dallas’ Most Innovative Health Care Startup: BioLum

Dallas Innovates Originally Posted: March 9, 2017 The Tritex Group is always on the hunt for the latest and greatest talent in Dallas’ startup community. As one out of 10 people in the U.S. suffer from asthma, it did not take long to find a group of three hungry entrepreneurs who are innovating asthma management. New technology has been developed to help parents and patients better manage the chronic illness on a day to day basis. Yes, there is an app for that, thanks to Dallas-based BioLum Sciences. Started by three former Southern Methodist University students, Edward Allegra, Jack Reynolds, and Miguel Quimbar, BioLum Sciences is entering its third year of operation. Their product is a mobile health solution for asthma management. The device analyzes [...]

By | 2017-03-14T18:33:11+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Biology, Dedman College Research, Economics, Graduate News|Comments Off on Dallas’ Most Innovative Health Care Startup: BioLum

#MustangsGiveBack is TODAY! Support Dedman College!

What will you support at SMU? Make a gift on March 7, 2017, and be a part of Mustangs Give Back, our annual one-day giving challenge. Here are some of the Dedman College projects on the #MustangsGiveBack list: Bring International Film Festival to Campus: SMU's spring international film festival brings the best of foreign cinema to campus. Films from the Arab world, Africa, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Spain, and many other countries and regions are screened at no cost to students or the general public. This helps bring international cinema to a city, whose existing film venues and festivals tend to exclude such films. Dollar Goal:  $5,000 Integrating History and Technology through training on 3D scanner and printer: Students interact with 3D scanned models in real time, deepening their [...]

Request for Proposals for Undergraduate Mayer Fellows, 2017-2018

Each academic year, DCII sponsors six undergraduate Mayer Undergraduate Research Fellows. These students have a double major or a major and minor(s), and at least one of these must be in Dedman College. With two faculty mentors, each Mayer Fellow conducts a research project that combines and integrates the perspectives of his/her major(s)/minor(s). Mayer Fellows have access to funds to use for research travel or for other expenses related to their research project. See website for details. Link for more information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Programs/Mayer

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