Tips from a Dedman College pre-health, biology major- 10 Things I Learned My First Year at SMU

SMU New Student Orientation Originally Posted: August 23, 2016 Jaden Amilibia, one of our Orientation Leaders from Flower Mound, Texas, is a sophomore pre-med biology major in the Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. Jaden is here to wish you a fantastic first week of school AND share with you a few things she learned during her first year in college!  You WILL feel homesick, at one point or another. It’s a natural feeling. You convinced yourself that after you graduated high school, you would NEVER come back or miss home and that you couldn’t wait to leave the nest. But like all of us, one day you’ll be talking to your parents or even a best friend, and you’ll want that sense of comfort in [...]

By | August 24th, 2016|Biology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Tips from a Dedman College pre-health, biology major- 10 Things I Learned My First Year at SMU

Human Rights, Rwanda (Summer 2016)

SMU Adventures A group of 13 SMU students, faculty and staff are in Rwanda from August 4-13, 2016 with SMU’s Embrey Human Rights Program. After the country’s 1994 genocide, in which as many as a million people were killed in 100 days, “history lives on,” says group leader and program director Rick Halperin. The group are visiting genocide sites and meeting with survivors, government representatives and representatives of NGOs, They are also carrying donated books, classroom supplies, toys and clothing to share with the schools and orphanages they are visiting. READ MORE

By | August 10th, 2016|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Embrey Human Rights Events, Faculty News, Graduate News, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Human Rights, Rwanda (Summer 2016)

SMU students earn fellowships to conduct research during summer of 2016

SMU NEWS Originally Posted: August 10, 2016 For five SMU students, the summer of 2016 wasn’t a walk on the beach. It was an international research adventure instead. Benjamin Chi, Abigail Hawthorne, Sara Jendrusch, Katherine Logsdon and Yasaman Sahba traveled far and wide this summer conducting research on topics ranging from diabetes in China to performance anxiety among musicians thanks to prestigious Richter Research Fellowships earned through SMU’s University Honors Program. In conducting their research, they joined fellow students Preksha Chowdhary and Anthony Jeffries, who embarked on their projects earlier this year as SMU’s 2016 Richter Research Fellows. SMU is one of only 12 universities that offer the competitive fellowships, which are supported by the Paul K. and Evalyn E. Cook Richter Memorial Funds. To qualify for a [...]

By | August 10th, 2016|Anthropology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on SMU students earn fellowships to conduct research during summer of 2016

SMU Adventures: Working with the FARDC

SMU Adventures Originally Posted: July 26, 2016 Lindsay G. is a rising senior majoring in international studies and human rights. This summer she traveled to the Democratic Republic of the Congo with Army ROTC for closer study of the country’s culture and language. This week began with quarantine in our hotel due to political unrest throughout the country. This was extremely fitting since this next week we were going to be working with the FARDC (Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo). Day 1 we went to the military school for English language, which aimed to help soldiers in the FARDC learn basic English. At the language school we got the opportunity to meet officers in the FARDC who had been given the [...]

By | July 27th, 2016|Dedman College Research, Embrey Human Rights Events, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on SMU Adventures: Working with the FARDC

Psychology professor, former student reunite at Mount Everest base camp

SMU News Originally Posted: July 13, 2016 Psychology Professor Susan Hornstein has taught more than 7,000 students over the course of her 14 years at SMU, so she’s used to running into former pupils around town. What she isn’t used to is running into them at base camp on Mount Everest, but that’s exactly what happened May 21 when Hornstein was spotted by former student Aliza Greenberg during a Himalayan trek with two friends “It was cold. I had my hat and my glasses on – I don’t know how she recognized me,” Hornstein says. “My two friends were talking with her father and when I walked up, Aliza turned to me and said ‘Hornstein?’ I was so amazed she recognized me.” Standing in the [...]

By | July 13th, 2016|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Psychology, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Psychology professor, former student reunite at Mount Everest base camp

SMU Adventures in Dallas

SMU Adventures Originally Posted: July 12, 2016 Parker M. is a senior majoring in biochemistry and philosophy. He was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship for summer 2016 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU. He is spending the summer volunteering at Texas Health Presbyterian hospital and the Texas Instituted for Surgery, both in Dallas. READ MORE  

By | July 13th, 2016|Biology, Chemistry, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Philosophy, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on SMU Adventures in Dallas

Dedman College Undergraduate and Health and Society Major, Lauren Zabaleta, Receives Panahellenic Scholarship

Redlands Daily Facts Originally Posted: July 4, 2016 Lauren Zabaleta, a graduate of Redlands High School, is a senior at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. She is a member of the inaugural class of the health and society major at SMU, an interdisciplinary program that combines biology, chemistry, psychology and anthropology. Her minor is business administration. She is vice president of member education for her Kappa Alpha Theta chapter. Zabaleta works in the SMU Office of Undergraduate Admissions as a student ambassador and tour guide. Her experiences as a volunteer and intern for Prevent Blindness Texas have inspired her to become an optometrist. She was a member of SMU NCAA Division I cross country and track team and club soccer team manager and has received [...]

By | July 5th, 2016|Anthropology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Dedman College Undergraduate and Health and Society Major, Lauren Zabaleta, Receives Panahellenic Scholarship

Thinking of Double Majoring?

SMU Meadows School of the Arts Originally Posted: June 1, 2016 Below is an excerpt from an SMU Meadows School of the Arts news article that highlights six student experts that have majors in Meadows, Dedman College and Cox. READ MORE 5 Tips on How to Double Major Double majoring is on the rise. Is it right for you? Students thinking about double majoring want to know: How do students study for two degrees and still have a life? How do they handle it all? At SMU Meadows School of the Arts, over 35 percent of the students double major in combinations such as dance and economics, film and finance, public relations and marketing and more. Below, six Meadows double majors give straight-up advice on how [...]

By | June 13th, 2016|Anthropology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, History, Psychology, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Thinking of Double Majoring?

Anonymous donor establishes Brad E. Cheves Endowed Tower Center Scholars Program fund

SMU News Originally Posted: June 8, 2016 SMU Vice President Brad Cheves honored with scholars’ fund DALLAS (SMU) - An anonymous donor has established The Brad E. Cheves Endowed Tower Center Scholars Program fund in honor of the University’s vice president for Development and External Affairs. SMU President R. Gerald Turner surprised Cheves with the announcement at the April 27 meeting of the Tower Center Executive Board of Directors. The fund will support the Highland Capital Management Tower Scholars – a select group of students who are chosen every year to combine academic studies with experience in the real world of public policy and international affairs. Tower Scholars are enrolled in an exclusive minor in Public Policy and International Affairs, which pairs policy practitioners with SMU faculty to [...]

By | June 8th, 2016|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Political Science, Tower Center, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Anonymous donor establishes Brad E. Cheves Endowed Tower Center Scholars Program fund
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