SMU hosts Dallas ISD middle schoolers for a day

WFAA Originally Posted: May 24, 2018 About 200 of Dallas ISD's Rusk Middle School eighth-graders took over SMU's campus on Thursday for an end of the year field trip rewarding their academic success. DALLAS -- About 200 of Dallas ISD’s Rusk Middle School eighth-graders took over SMU’s campus on Thursday for an end of the year field trip rewarding their academic success. Exposing students to a college campus, early on, can have a major impact. That is why teachers say it was so significant when Southern Methodist University extended an invitation to Rusk Middle School "We’ve walked around campus to see if we’re comfortable here,” said Kelli Colli. The SMU campus was busy with excited middle school students who were getting a sneak-peek into the [...]

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Congratulations to all celebrated at 2nd annual Faculty Book Fest

Dedman College News Originally Posted: May 17, 2018 Congratulations to all the faculty celebrated at the Dedman College & Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute’s 2nd Annual Faculty Book Fest on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. See below for a list of Dedman College faculty books When the World Seemed New: George H.W. Bush and the End of the Cold War Jeffrey Engel, Department of History Partners with God: Critical and Theological Readings of the Bible in Honor of Marvin A. Sweeney Serge Frolov, Department of Religious Studies with Shelly L. Birdsong No Resting Place: Holocaust Poland Rick Halperin, Department of History Booker T. Washington in American Memory Kenneth M. Hamilton, Department of History The Culturalist Challenge to Liberal Republicanism Michael Lusztig, Department of Political Science Statistical Modeling for Degradation Data [...]

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May Commencement Information

If you are looking for May Commencement information click here. Schedule of events Commencement Speaker Message from the President and Provost On behalf of the Southern Methodist University community, we invite you to attend SMU's 103rd Commencement Weekend, May 18 and 19, 2018. 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 with SMU as alumni. On Saturday [...]

SMU physicist and her students join national laboratories, other universities in high-stakes hunt for elusive dark matter

SMU Research Originally Posted: May 7, 2018 SMU physicist and her students join national laboratories, other universities in high-stakes hunt for elusive dark matter “One of our major concerns is background particles that can mimic the dark matter signature in our detectors.” — Jodi Cooley SMU physicist Jodi Cooley is a member of the international scientific team that will use a powerful new tool to understand one of the biggest mysteries of modern physics. The U.S. Department of Energy has approved funding and start of construction for SuperCDMS SNOLAB, a $34 million experiment designed to detect dark matter. SuperCDMS will begin operations in the early 2020s to hunt for hypothetical dark matter particles called weakly interacting massive particles, or WIMPs. “Understanding the nature of dark matter is one [...]

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Barry C. Barish, Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist, to Receive Honorary Doctorate From SMU During 103rd Commencement, May 19

SMU News Originally Posted: May 1, 2018 Nobel laureate Barry Clark Barish, Ph.D., Linde Professor Emeritus of Physics at the California Institute of Technology and a leading expert on cosmic gravitational waves, will receive an honorary doctoral degree during SMU's 103rd all-University Commencement ceremony. The event begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Moody Coliseum. Barish shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2017 for his work in establishing the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and the first observations of gravitational waves – disturbances in the fabric of space and time predicted by Albert Einstein based on his General Theory of Relativity. He will receive the Doctor of Science degree, honoris causa, from SMU during the ceremony. The entire event will be livestreamed at smu.edu/live. On Friday, May [...]

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Nobel laureate Barry C. Barish to receive honorary SMU doctorate during 103rd Commencement, May 19, 2018

SMU Forum Originally Posted: April 26, 2018 Nobel laureate Barry Clark Barish, Ph.D., Linde Professor Emeritus of Physics at the California Institute of Technology and a leading expert on cosmic gravitational waves, will receive an honorary doctoral degree during SMU’s 103rd all-University Commencement ceremony. The event begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Moody Coliseum. Barish shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2017 for his work in establishing the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and the first observations of gravitational waves – disturbances in the fabric of space and time predicted by Albert Einstein based on his General Theory of Relativity. He will receive the Doctor of Science degree, honoris causa, from SMU during the ceremony. On Friday, May 18, Dr. Barish [...]

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SMU Honors Convocation 2018 keynote address

SMU YouTube Originally Posted: April 17, 2018 The SMU Honors Convocation 2018 keynote address was given by Dr. Maria Dixon Hall, senior advisor to the provost, associate professor of Organizational Communications Studies, and adjunct professor of Homiletics, SMU Meadows School of the Arts, with an introduction by SMU President, Dr. R. Gerald Turner. https://youtu.be/_gxbpFpzAUc    

SMU Research Day 2018

SMU YouTube Originally Posted: April 15, 2018 https://youtu.be/xok6MaHgFGY    

OIT Helps Physics Researchers

OIT Blog Originally Posted: April 11, 2018 When some Physics researchers needed a few dedicated computers for running experiments, they reached out to OIT Customer Service Director Rachel Mulry to see if she could help. The requirements for the computers were minimal compared to current university standards but had to be stable enough to run their experiment and priced within their small budget. Within 24 hours, several laptops were found that could be donated to meet the needs of the ATLAS experiment. The laptops were used for the production tests of the ATLAS experiment, in which involved the testing of 15,000 chips with multiple setups from many students. Once that was successful, they realized the need for a few additional computers were needed for the [...]

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