Event: May 18, Ethan Zuckerman Talks about Technology and the Future of the University: Can Media Make Change?

Event details: Thursday, May 18 @ 1:00 p.m. Hughes-Trigg Student Center, The Forum RSVP: https://ezuckerman.eventbrite.com Does having more information help us to be more connected? Or does information overload get in the way of real life, abetting sloppy research, creating a media echo chamber, and weakening the institutions of democracy? As faculty, librarians, and citizens around SMU engage new media and digital tools, it becomes important to ask questions such as these. About the Speaker: Ethan Zuckerman is founder and director of the Center for Civic Media at MIT.  'Civic' trains journalists, political organizers, and artists who harness the power of big data in the name of an open democracy.  'Civic' graduates have built cell-phone apps and maps that help individuals to communicate about bike lanes, poverty, [...]

By | 2017-05-11T10:43:18+00:00 May 11th, 2017|DCII, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Events|Comments Off on Event: May 18, Ethan Zuckerman Talks about Technology and the Future of the University: Can Media Make Change?

True or false? Social media advances social justice activism.

True or false? Social media advances social justice activism. Come and hear a panel of attorneys, activists, and media executives present their perspectives on social media and justice in Dallas. Free! Today! (April 26, 2017) 6:00 pm in McCord Auditorium, 306 Dallas Hall. http://www.smu.edu/-/media/Site/Dedman/DCII/SocialMediaJusticeFlyerApril26th-(2).ashx

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Event: April 27, The Dinegentropy of Diagnostic and Detection Tests

Date: April 27 Event Location: Hughes-Trigg Student Center, Atriums CD Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM Join Nozer D. Singpurwalla, Chair Professor at The City University of Hong Kong with appointments in the Engineering and the Business Schools, as he discusses The Dinegentropy of Diagnostic and Detection Tests. Sponsored by the Operations Research and Statistics Towards Integrated Analytics Research Cluster. Light lunch provided. Link for more information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Events

By | 2017-04-19T11:15:30+00:00 April 19th, 2017|DCII, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Events|Comments Off on Event: April 27, The Dinegentropy of Diagnostic and Detection Tests

Event: April 25, Scalable Integrated Analytics in Interconnected Retail

Date: April 25 Event Location: The Forum in Hughes-Trigg Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM Join Xingchu Liu, President at BlackLocus, a subsidiary company of Home Depot, as he discusses Scalable Integrated Analytics in Interconnected Retail. Sponsored by the Operations Research and Statistics Towards Integrated Analytics Research Cluster. Light lunch provided. Link for more information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Events

By | 2017-04-24T11:31:27+00:00 April 19th, 2017|DCII, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Events|Comments Off on Event: April 25, Scalable Integrated Analytics in Interconnected Retail

Event: April 20, Bayesian Modeling of Multivariate Time Series of Counts

Date: April 20 Event Location: Hughes-Trigg Student Center, Portico BCD Time:10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Join Refik Soyer of the Department of Decision Sciences at George Washington University as he discusses Bayesian Modeling of Multivariate Time Series of Counts. Sponsored by the DCII Operations Research and Statistics Towards Integrated Analytics Research Cluster. Light refreshments provided. Link for more information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Events

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Social Media. Social Justice. Social Activism. An SMU and Dallas Community Panel Event

Event Date: 04/26/2017 Location: Dallas Hall 306 Time: 6:00 p.m. Reception and 6:30 p.m. Panel True or False? Social media advances social justice activism. Come and hear attorneys, activists, and a media executive present their perspectives on the effects of social media on conversations about justice in Dallas. Presented by the Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute and the Graduate Liberal Studies Program in the Simmons School of Education and Human Development Link for more information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Events

By | 2017-04-17T10:09:08+00:00 April 12th, 2017|DCII, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, Faculty News, Sociology, Sociology (Faculty)|Comments Off on Social Media. Social Justice. Social Activism. An SMU and Dallas Community Panel Event

Congratulations Caroline Brettell, Anthropology, Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

American Academy of Arts and Sciences Originally Posted: April 12, 2017 American Academy of Arts and Sciences Elects 228 National and International Scholars, Artists, Philanthropists, and Business Leaders The 237th class of members includes philanthropist and singer-songwriter John Legend, award-winning actress Carol Burnett, chairman of the board of Xerox Corporation Ursula Burns, mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani, immunologist James P. Allison, and writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Press Release CAMBRIDGE, MA | APRIL 12, 2017 — The American Academy of Arts and Sciences today announced the election of 228 new members. They include some of the world’s most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers, artists, as well as civic, business, and philanthropic leaders. The list of the 237th class of new members is available at www.amacad.org/members. Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts [...]

By | 2017-04-12T07:31:34+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Anthropology, DCII, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News|Comments Off on Congratulations Caroline Brettell, Anthropology, Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Mindfulness and Resilience: A Panel Event April 25

Event Date: April 25 Location: Theatre, Hughes-Trigg Student Center Time: 1-3 PM Zen stones in water Join SMU panelists as they discuss their research on uses of mindfulness as a healing modality to cope with the ordinary and extraordinary challenges of contemporary life. Refreshments served. Link for more information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Events  

By | 2017-04-04T11:09:11+00:00 April 4th, 2017|DCII, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, Faculty News|Comments Off on Mindfulness and Resilience: A Panel Event April 25

Call for Participants in 2017-18 Fellows Seminars

The Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute will be sponsoring one Fellows Seminar during the academic year 2017-2018—Operations Research and Statistics: Toward Integrated Analytics. DCII Fellows Seminars are communities of inquiry that bring scholars from different disciplines and with varied interests and expertise together to explore a topic in a collaborative and interdisciplinary setting. We are now soliciting applications from individuals who are interested in participating in this seminar. Link for more information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Programs/AnnualFellowsSeminars.

By | 2017-04-25T13:56:39+00:00 March 30th, 2017|DCII, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Graduate News|Comments Off on Call for Participants in 2017-18 Fellows Seminars
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