SAPIENS publishes article by SMU doctoral candidate Ashvina Patel

Sapiens Originally Posted: May 18, 2018 Below is an excerpt from SMU research: SAPIENS: Why Aid Remains Out of Reach for Some Rohingya Refugees Even with the right to health care secured, medical assistance is elusive for urban refugees in India. The anthropology publication SAPIENS has published an article by SMU doctoral candidate Ashvina Patel. SAPIENS is an editorially independent publication of the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research Inc., which is dedicated to popularizing anthropology to a broad audience. The article, “Why Aid Remains Out of Reach for Some Rohingya Refugees,” published May 17, 2018. The article resulted from Patel’s 11-month stay in New Delhi, India, in which she interviewed residents of three urban refugee settlements. The purpose was to understand how issues of geopolitics and domestic policy inform [...]

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SMU Aiming for State Approval to House Local Archaeological Artifacts

D Magazine Originally Posted: May 22, 2018 Archaeology is an exciting topic. There’s the digging, the unearthing of evidence, and the exercise of imagination in reconstructing life on Earth hundreds and thousands of years ago, often based on fragmentary information. Currently there’s a sort of synchronicity occurring around the topic among the Dallas’ academic, cultural, and scientific institutions. At the beginning of the year, the Nasher Sculpture Center mounted an exhibition titled “First Sculpture: Handaxe to Figure Stone.” The show was comprised of stone artifacts, some dating back more than 2 million years. Director Jeremy Strick said public response to the show was marked by “high visitation, significant repeat visitation, as well as an unusually high number of visitors who had traveled to Dallas expressly [...]

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SMU Professors Receive Prestigious National Science Foundation Award to Build a Dallas Area Mathematics Teacher Pipeline

Dedman College News Originally Posted: May 22, 2018 Congratulations to SMU Professors Annie Wilhelm and Scott Norris who recently received a Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship capacity-building grant through the National Science Foundation (NSF). Dr. Wilhelm and Dr. Norris's project focuses on recruiting and preparing local Dallas area mathematics teachers for placement in high-need schools within the Dallas Independent School District. "This is an exciting opportunity for SMU to serve and strengthen its connection with the surrounding Dallas community, by helping to fill the need for secondary mathematics teachers in the Dallas area,” says Wilhelm and Norris. Wilhelm is an Assistant Professor in Simmons School of Education and Human Development, Department of Teaching and Learning. Dr. Norris is an Associate Professor in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, [...]

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Cullum Clark, Economics, Arlington prepared a long list of incentives to lure Amazon’s new headquarters, but it’s no longer in the running

NBCDFW Originally Posted: May 21, 2018 Last week, Arlington provided the first, substantive look at what any local city still in the running to secure Amazon’s massive HQ2 project has been willing to offer in terms of incentives. On Tuesday, Arlington announced its bid to lure the online retail giant, and its promised initial investment of $5 billion and the creation of 50,000 jobs, is “no longer moving forward in the selection process.” Along with its announcement, the city released the long list of economic incentivesit was prepared to offer Amazon - $921 million in what Arlington called “performance-based incentives.” Among the primary incentives were: - 100 percent real and business personal property tax abatement for a 10-year period - Waiver of building and impact [...]

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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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Dedman College Announces Outstanding Professor, Student, and Caren Prothro Faculty Service Award Winners

Congratulations to the following who received prestigious Dedman College awards on May 9, 2018. Outstanding Professor: Johan Elverskog Robert and Nancy Dedman Outstanding Senior Student: Ekiomoado Olumese Caren Prothro Faculty Service Award: Mark Chancey Johan Elverskog received the Dedman Outstanding Professor Award, Mark Chancey received the Caren Prothro Service Award, and Ekiomoado Olumese received the Dedman College Outstanding student award at the Dedman College Outstanding Faculty and Student awards on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 in Dallas Hall and Fondren Science building on the SMU Campus.

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SMU History Professor Receives Fulbright Scholar Award

Dedman College News Originally Posted: May 16, 2018 SMU, Faculty, Dedman School of Humanities, History, Kelly, Jill, PhD Congratulations to Jill E. Kelly, Assistant Professor in the William P. Clements Department of History, who recently received a prestigious Fulbright Scholar award. Kelly will use the award to travel to KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa to conduct archival and oral history research from January through July 2019 for her second book project, “‘The Burden is Heavy, We Need the Men’: Gendered Knowledge in the 1959 Rebellions in South Africa.” The research examines the gendered nature of ethnicity and anti-apartheid resistance in 1950s South Africa. “I will visit private and public archives in the cities of Pietermaritzburg, Durban, and Johannesburg and start a new oral history project withinterviews [...]

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Dedman College Alumna Jewel Lipps Wins NSF Fellowship

Georgetown University Originally Posted: May 15, 2018 Jewel Lipps, an alumna of the University Honors Program and the Dedman College Scholars Program has been awarded a prestigious graduate fellowship from the National Science Foundation. Jewel is pursuing a Ph.D. in Biology at Georgetown University.  The award will provide a $34,000 stipend and $12,000 cost-of-education allowance for the next three years. In reflecting upon her undergraduate experience at SMU, she shared these comments. “Much of what made my application successful is because of what I learned in undergrad and the opportunities that I had at SMU. I've had a lot of practice and mentorship in fellowship applications thanks to Dr. Hugley-Cook, and it was the Dedman Scholars / UHP that put me on this path to [...]

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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 [...]

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