SMU Athletics Originally Posted: April 27, 2018 On Sunday night at the annual Pony Awards, SMU took a night to honor the many achievements of Mustang student-athletes this year. The most prestigious honor, the Athletic Director's S.P.I.R.I.T. Award, was presented to football's Justin Lawler and women's soccer's Claire Oates for epitomizing SMU's values of Service, Passion, Integrity, Respect, Innovation and Teamwork. Click here to read the full list of nominees and award winners.
Event Date: May 7, 2018 Time: 6:30pm Location: McCord Auditorium The students of KNW 2314: On the Edges of Empire would like to invite you to a film festival featuring student-produced films based on the photographs of India and Mexico from the DeGolyer Library at SMU. The film festival will also feature an award-winning film, Your Way Back to Me, by Austin-based director Alexandra Dietz. Dietz and the subject of the film, Dot Sheridan, will be present at the film festival for a Q&A following the film screening.
SMU YouTube Originally Posted: April 15, 2018 https://youtu.be/xok6MaHgFGY
Event Date: Friday, April, 27, 2018 Time: 1:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Reception to follow session 2 at 4:30pm Location: Expressway Tower, Room 208 A conference in Honor of Alan Brown’s Retirement "Brownschrift" Free and open to the public. Register Here
SMU Mustang Athletics Originally Posted: April 6, 2018 Sophomore human rights major and track star, India Simmons is making a difference both locally and abroad! For SMU track and field athlete India Simmons, a passion of hers was kindled early in life. Her grandmother, an avid reader, would often read books on human right's topics such as the Holocaust. Naturally, those books found their way into Simmons' hands. From there, Simmons' desire to work for others has only grown stronger. "My grandmother loved to read. When I was in elementary school, (those books) were my first knowledge of human rights," Simmons said. "When I got older, the experiences I had with race or gender made me mad. I always wanted to do something about it to [...]
D Magazine Originally Posted: April 11, 2018 Southern Methodist University soon will have its own incubator for tech-based startups as it aims to boost the local economy. The incubator, which SMU announced Wednesday morning, is expected to occupy 5,000 square feet on the first floor of The Foundry Club, a 25,000-square-foot entrepreneurial club, at Mockingbird Station this summer. SMU, which is investing $150,000 to $200,000 a year in the incubator, will consider applicants who are students, faculty, and staff to participate in the program. The incubator will be part of SMU’s Engaged Learning curriculum, which falls under the leadership of executive director Susan Kress and James Quick, associate vice president for research and dean of graduate studies. The directors of entrepreneurship across the different schools [...]
D Magazine, Frontburner Originally Posted: March 30, 2018 Even before a lawsuit took Dallas County to task for a cash bail system that unjustly keeps poor people behind bars, some officials had already recognized the need for change. But until there is meaningful bail reform, hundreds of people, convicted of no crime but unable to pay bail, will continue to languish in Lew Sterrett. That’s where the Community Bail Fund of North Texas steps in. The new organization, taking cues from similar groups around the country, will help some poor defendants get out of jail—essentially by paying their bail before they can lose their job, before their kids are left at school, before their entire life is upturned over an unpaid parking ticket, or a drug [...]
NBC5 Originally Posted: April 8, 2018 A Carrollton woman studying at Southern Methodist University created an app in hopes of reducing the amount of people texting while driving. “Just Drive” was created by Neha Husein, a junior at SMU. Husein was rear ended by a driver who was texting a few years ago and began a search to find a way to prevent accidents like hers from happening to others. “Ever since then I’m so paranoid when I drive. I just constantly feel like people are texting, and I am going to get bumped into because people aren’t paying attention,” Husein said. She decided to make the “Just Drive” app while doing a class project when she was studying abroad in South Africa. WATCH
SMU Graduate Studies: Research Day A list of Dedman College winners can be found below. For the complete winners list CLICK HERE. To download Research Day abstracts CLICK HERE . 2018 Poster Session Winners Department Award Author Anthropology Dean's Award Megan Bartrum Biology Dean's Award (split) Aditi Malu Biology Dean's Award (split) Amila Nanayakkara Biology Du Xin Award Lauren Ammerman Chemistry Dean's Award (split) Caleb Bunton Chemistry Dean's Award (split) Jian Cao Chemistry Dean's Award (split) Niraj Verma Chemistry Dean's Award (split) Hongyu Zhou Earth Sciences Dean's Award Yusuf Eshqi Molan Economics Dean's Award Priyanka Chakraborty Mathematics Dean's Award Jennifer Swenson Psychology Dean's Award Chelsea Carson Psychology Dean's Award Margaret Sala Statistical Science Dean's Award (split) Ryan McShane Statistical Science Dean's Award (split) Xiaojie Xhu 2018 Three Minute [...]