Listen: People in jail before trial risk losing jobs kids this SMU student wants to bail them out.

Texas Standard Originally Posted: March 19, 2018     “There’s thousands of people sitting in the Dallas County jail because they can’t pay for bail. And it’s not because they’re a threat to society, it’s not because they are dangerous to themselves or others, it’s because they’re poor.” LISTEN

By | 2018-03-19T11:21:25+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Listen: People in jail before trial risk losing jobs kids this SMU student wants to bail them out.

Congratulations to Myria Perez, Recipient of the Frank Crane Memorial Scholarship Award 

The Dallas Paleontological Society (DPS) scholarship committee recently awarded The Frank Crane Memorial Scholarship to Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences graduate student Myria Perez. “I have had the incredible opportunity to be involved in a research project that will be seen by millions of people from around the globe,” says Myria Perez. “During my four years at Southern Methodist University, I have unjacketed, cleaned, and used 3D technology to reveal 72 million year old marine reptile fossils from the country of Angola in the paleontology laboratories. The research from SMU will be shared through an exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.” “As a core member on the exhibit planning team, I have been able to work with [...]

By | 2018-03-15T10:14:55+00:00 March 15th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Earth Sciences, Faculty News, Graduate News, Institute for the Study of Earth and Man, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Congratulations to Myria Perez, Recipient of the Frank Crane Memorial Scholarship Award 

Listen: People In Jail Before Trial Risk Losing Jobs, Kids. This SMU Student Wants To Bail Them Out

KERA Originally Posted: March 13, 2018 When people are arrested and can't afford to bail themselves out, they can sit in jail for days or even weeks awaiting trial. That may cost them their house, job or kids. A 21-year-old SMU student is trying to level the playing field by starting a bail fund of his own. Losing out during lockup Back in the 1970s, Bennie Baker was stopped by police while walking to the grocery store. They found a marijuana cigarette in his shirt pocket and placed him under arrest. He was supposed to start a caretaker job at Texas Instruments the very next day. Instead, he spent close to a week in jail, and when he got out, that job was gone. "It went away, you know? That [...]

By | 2018-03-14T07:02:47+00:00 March 14th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Listen: People In Jail Before Trial Risk Losing Jobs, Kids. This SMU Student Wants To Bail Them Out

SMU Dedman College student trying to launch Dallas’ first community bail fund

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: March 14, 2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NocKu1CRbCs&t=11s   Junior Greg Guggenmos is trying to help pay the bails of indigent arrestees/defendants so they don't have to sit in jail awaiting trial for nonviolent offenses. It is modeled after a similar program in New York, where he traveled to learn more.

By | 2018-03-14T06:46:24+00:00 March 13th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on SMU Dedman College student trying to launch Dallas’ first community bail fund

Support Dedman College TODAY: Mustangs Give Back

On March 8, Mustangs around the world—alumni, students, parents, friends, faculty and staff—will come together for Mustangs Give Back, a 24-hour online fundraising event. Support the schools, programs, and causes that are important to you, help them earn matching funds, and foster achievement in research, scholarship, art and athletics. Learn more: http://blog.smu.edu/mustangsgiveback/. Below is a list of Dedman College projects. Thank you for your support. Bring an International Film Festival to campus: http://blog.smu.edu/mustangsgiveback/projects/bring-a-little-of-cannes-to-the-hilltop-2018/ Help an SMU sociology student apply classroom knowledge and meet community needs: http://blog.smu.edu/mustangsgiveback/projects/sociology-at-work-in-the-community/ Help create the new DataFest hackathon: http://blog.smu.edu/mustangsgiveback/projects/help-create-the-new-datafest-hackathon/ Send five math majors to an annual applied mathematics conference at LSU this fall: http://blog.smu.edu/mustangsgiveback/projects/research-101-mini-grants-for-undergraduates-copy/ Help fund student-run health and well-being programs in Dallas: http://blog.smu.edu/mustangsgiveback/projects/create-change-for-communities-in-need/ Provide a scanning station for SMU’s Archaeology Research Collections: http://blog.smu.edu/mustangsgiveback/projects/enhancing-smus-home-for-archaeological-collections/ Research 101: Mini-grants [...]

SMU Tower Scholar is knee-deep in the business of politics as election season heats up

SMU News Originally Posted: February 22, 2018 Junior Zach Miller says he owes Dedman dean, SMU network for important connections SMU junior Zach Miller’s interest in politics played out like it does for many college students his first couple years at SMU – he volunteered for political campaigns and pursued internships. But then, in the months following Donald Trump’s presidential victory, Miller decided he wanted to kick his involvement up a notch, and earn some compensation at the same time. As the 2018 election season gains momentum, Miller is working as finance director for a Texas Senate hopeful and has launched his own political consulting firm: Atlas Consulting LLC. Miller, an economics major, is benefitting from a unique immersion experience in public policymaking for SMU [...]

By | 2018-02-22T19:25:13+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Graduate News, Political Science, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on SMU Tower Scholar is knee-deep in the business of politics as election season heats up

HillTopics: Robots are Coming for Our Jobs. Thank God.

HillTopics Originally Posted: February 21, 2018 I’m a Junior in Dedman College, so people are already asking me those pesky, stereotypical end-of-college questions like “Where do you see yourself in ten years?” and “What are you going to do with an English degree?” and, essentially, “How are you going to get a job and support yourself and not be homeless and starving in 3 months?” Often, if my questioner is older I get, “Aren’t you afraid the robots are going to take all the jobs?” I’ve started responding “God, I hope so.” I should explain: I truly love my work. Law is a beautiful thing to me, and I would be perfectly happy to work in it until the day I die. Additionally, my wish [...]

By | 2018-02-22T10:10:49+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Embrey Human Rights Events, English, Philosophy, Political Science, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on HillTopics: Robots are Coming for Our Jobs. Thank God.

Watch: Senior Aleena Taufiq found her passion at SMU as a math and mechanical engineering major

SMU YouTube Originally Posted: Watch: Senior Aleena Taufiq is passing on her love for engineering to low-income middle school students through an afterschool program called "Geared Up." https://youtu.be/ON8TsqBUcJw  

By | 2018-02-19T09:52:03+00:00 February 19th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Mathematics, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Watch: Senior Aleena Taufiq found her passion at SMU as a math and mechanical engineering major

Sign Up to Judge at Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair

Calling all SMU Science faculty, staff and graduate students!  Do you remember competing in Science Fair when you were at school?  Now is your chance to sign up to judge at the 2018 Beal Bank Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair, Saturday February 24, 2018 at Fair Park in Dallas.  SMU is organizing this event for middle and high school students in Collin, Dallas, Ellis, Fannin, Grayson, Hunt, Kaufman, and Rockwall counties.  The eligibility requirements for judging are a Bachelor’s degree or beyond in the category you judge. Family members, teachers and mentors of participating students are not eligible to judge. Sign up to judge at www.drsef.org.  Questions? Email DRSEFJudge@smu.edu.

At SMU, Sam Weber ’18 Explores His Love Of Two Vastly Different Fields

SMU Magazine Originally Posted: Spring 2018 Issue Growing up in Overland Park, Kansas, Samuel Gage Weber became fascinated with science by watching Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius. The first 3-D animated feature film made outside Hollywood was directed by SMU alumnus John Davis ’84. Weber, whose mother is a nurse, imagined being Jimmy Neutron while he played with a child’s chemistry set. Later, when he stumbled upon the Harry Potter novels and films, he says, his interest in science became intertwined with magic. In seventh grade, after Weber heard a neurologist speak to his class about the wonders of the brain, he began to make the connection between science and medicine. While his fellow students were enthralled with the brain-shaped gummies she passed around the class, Weber [...]

By | 2018-02-15T09:40:09+00:00 February 16th, 2018|Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Undergraduate News, World Languages and Literatures|Comments Off on At SMU, Sam Weber ’18 Explores His Love Of Two Vastly Different Fields
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