Dedman College senior Patricia Nance featured in SMU Magazine

SMU Magazine Originally Posted: Spring 2017 Dedman College senior Patricia Nance, a chemistry and math major, has been developing a new polymer for breast implants to reduce infections for women who get reconstructive surgery after breast cancer. For Nance, this research is personal and has a purpose: to benefit women like her grandmother. Read more of the Spring 2017 SMU Magazine cover story. READ MORE: http://blog.smu.edu/…/05/SMU-Magazine-Spring-Summer-2017.pdf *Patricia Nance is also a DCII Hamilton Scholar

By | February 13th, 2017|Chemistry, DCII, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Mathematics, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Dedman College senior Patricia Nance featured in SMU Magazine

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

Tower Scholar Q&A | My time as a campaign manager

Tower Center Blog Originally Posted: February 2, 2017 Kovan Barzani is a Junior from Plano, Texas triple majoring in Economics, Public Policy and Management with a minor in political science.  Highland Capital Management Tower Scholar Kovan Barzani, class of 2017, managed Jim Burke’s 2016 campaign for the Texas House of Representatives District 114 in Dallas. Barzani started out as a Fellow at the Dallas County Democratic Party, and within a month he was running Burke’s campaign. Barzani is triple majoring in economics, public policy and management. Upon graduation in May he will be working for Capital One in Dallas as a business analyst. The Tower Center sat down with Barzani to hear his story. How did you become Jim Burke’s campaign manager? During my first couple of days as a [...]

By | February 8th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Economics, Political Science, Tower Center, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Tower Scholar Q&A | My time as a campaign manager

SMU Tower Center & Latino CLD award nine new research grants to help Latino communities, inspire policy change

SMU News Originally Posted: January 24, 2017 The Latino Center for Leadership Development (Latino CLD) and SMU’s John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies have awarded nine grants to 13 scholars tapped to provide meaningful research geared to promoting a stronger understanding of the Latino community and creating a dialogue about key societal issues. As the Tower Center–Latino CLD partnership’s first class of grant recipients, each research team will provide final reports that include a white paper with context, analysis and policy recommendations. Awards were chosen by research grant advisory board members Miguel Solis, Latino CLD president; James Hollifield, SMU Tower Center academic director; and Alicia Reyes-Barriéntez and Aileen Cardona-Arroyo, SMU Tower Center postdoctoral fellows. “Issuing these grants marks the beginning of a new approach to policy and research related [...]

By | January 25th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Tower Center, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on SMU Tower Center & Latino CLD award nine new research grants to help Latino communities, inspire policy change

Three Dedman College students named Fulbright semifinalists

SMU News Originally Posted: January 24, 2017 Congratulations to Dedman College students and recent graduates Hope Anderson, Jennie Lee ’16, and Olivia Nguyen. They are three of seven SMU students recently named Fulbright semifinalists.   Dallas (SMU) – Seven SMU students and recent graduates have been selected as semifinalists in the 2016-17 Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant competition. Winners of Fulbright grants will be announced this spring. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the Fulbright program is the largest U.S. international exchange program, offering grants for advanced research and study, as well as teaching assistantships. “These students and graduates are SMU world changers who already have made significant impacts in their fields,” said Kathleen Hugley-Cook, director of SMU’s Office of National Fellowships and Awards, [...]

By | January 25th, 2017|Biology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Graduate News, History, Sociology, Sociology (Student), Undergraduate News, World Languages and Literatures|Comments Off on Three Dedman College students named Fulbright semifinalists

5 SMU students participating in yearlong human rights-focused projects

North Dallas Gazette Originally Posted: January 9, 2017 Five SMU scholars recently tapped as Community Outreach Fellows are pursuing yearlong human rights-focused projects “to put cutting-edge ideas into practical action,” says Bradley Klein, associate director of the fellowship’s sponsor, SMU’s Embrey Human Rights Program (EHRP). So far, the EHRP has financially supported 15 Community Outreach Fellows, who collectively have worked with a variety of Dallas-Fort Worth human rights groups to provide more than 3,000 service hours to improve lives in the region. SMU’s current Community Outreach Fellows and their projects are: Dominique Earland, a senior majoring in human rights and biology, is partnering with the Dallas County Fetal-Infant Mortality Review at Parkland Hospital to teach healthcare rights and ensure appropriate services are offered to mothers and babies at risk because of socioeconomic status, lack of citizenship documentation, age or other factors. Suzanne Massey, a master’s candidate in the Lyle School of Engineering’s Sustainability and Development Program and SMU’s Director of Community [...]

By | January 11th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Embrey Human Rights Events, Events, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on 5 SMU students participating in yearlong human rights-focused projects

Q & A with Highland Capital Management Tower Scholar Sara Jendrusch

Tower Center Blog Originally Posted: December 2, 2016 The Tower Center sat down with Highland Capital Management Tower Scholar Sara Jendrusch to discuss her research exploring the security of the commercial sex trade. Jendrusch has conducted research in Amsterdam, London and around the United States. She is majoring in English and corporate communications and public affairs, with minors in public policy and international affairs and history. Why did you decide to study security of the commercial sex trade? Studying the sex trade is certainly not something to take lightly. When I first became interested in it, I wanted to understand the power given to the women by the law — how were their rights and freedoms restricted? As I looked more into the subject, however, what [...]

By | December 26th, 2016|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Tower Center, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Q & A with Highland Capital Management Tower Scholar Sara Jendrusch

SMU hosted the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards last week

Dallas Innovates Originally Posted: December 4, 2016 EO DALLAS PARTNERS WITH SPURSTARTUP The event was one in a global series of Entrepreneurs’ Organization competitions inviting college students to present their early-stage businesses. Natarajan was among eight finalists who presented in the EO Dallas chapter’s contest. Other finalists, who represented SMU and The University of Texas at Dallas, had startups ranging from a reusable 3D cake decorating tool to an online platform that cuts the search time out of finding things to do. “I was absolutely impressed with the quality of the presentations,” said Steve Kinder, who helped organize the EO Dallas contest. “… I think it really shows the potential of what’s coming out of a lot of the schools around here.” In its second year to host a [...]

By | December 5th, 2016|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on SMU hosted the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards last week

Read the Latest Inside Dedman College, Fall 2016 Newsletter

Vol. 2 Features: Dean's Message The Slope of Success Dedman College Scholars: Building on Success In and Out of the Classroom Part One: Helping Exceptional Students Find Their Way Part Two: A Lasting Impact Part Three: Preparing for the Future Student Feature A Tower Scholar’s Life in Uganda Faculty Features Grappling with Culture and Citizenship: Dr. Hervé Tchumkam Explores French Identity Sharing Ideas Across Oceans: Department of Chemistry to Host International Exchange Bringing the Past into Context: Dr. Jo Guldi and the Digital Humanities Science at an Unprecedented Scale World Changers Major in World Languages Alumni Feature ‘My Passion, My Philanthropy:’ Lauren Embrey on Giving Bold and ‘Now’ What's New Biophysics: New Major on the Hilltop

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