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

A.J. Jeffries on Life as a Scholar and Athlete

Tower Center Originally Posted: October 27, 2016 The Tower Center sat down with Tower Scholar A.J. Jeffries to discuss his experience with the Tower Scholars Program and the SMU men’s soccer team. Jeffries is majoring in economics, history and public policy with minors in philosophy and public policy and international affairs. His directed research project is with Hunt Mexico looking at the cross-border electricity trade between the U.S. and Mexico. READ MORE

By | October 28th, 2016|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Economics, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Tower Center, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on A.J. Jeffries on Life as a Scholar and Athlete

SOCI/MKCL Alumni Networking

Event Date: October 26, 2016 Location: Hughes Trigg, Suite 200 Time: 5 to 6:30 pm Please join us for a casual get together to gain exposure to different career paths and learn how to leverage your academic experience into the world of work. For more information contact: Chelsi McLain or visit https://www.smu.edu/StudentAffairs/Career/Contact.

SMU Presidential Politics Class Studies Unique Election Year

NBC DFW Originally Posted: October 12, 2016 Every Monday and Wednesday afternoon, students fill the seats at SMU's Presidential Elections in American Politics class. "This year is probably the most unique election," said Political Science Professor Dennis Simon. The class is offered every few years. Students study past presidential elections, and the current one. There is an emphasis on women; from the top of the ticket to the voters who will elect the next President of the United States. "Clinton ran ads about Trump and women early on," Simon explained. "Women's turnout now exceeds men's. There are now women of voting age in the U.S. and they give the Democrats an advantage." On Wednesday night, the last part of the class focused on women. Specifically [...]

By | October 13th, 2016|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Political Science, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on SMU Presidential Politics Class Studies Unique Election Year

Latest class of Dedman College Scholars shadowed doctors, founded charities before coming to SMU

SMU News Originally Posted: September 21, 2016 September 21, 2016 DALLAS (SMU) – Many SMU students come to the Hilltop for their education because they want to change the world. Some come because they already have. The latest class of 19 Dedman Scholars, who share a passion for academic excellence and extra-curricular achievement, includes a student who researched genetics and shadowed a breast cancer doctor, another who earned more than $1 million in scholarship offers from universities across the country, and one who founded a charitythat raised $20,000 to build an elementary school in the Dominican Republican. All of these achievements were accomplished by the scholars before any of them graduated from high school. “Dedman Scholars provide Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences with strong intellectual leadership,” says Dean Thomas [...]

By | September 22nd, 2016|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Latest class of Dedman College Scholars shadowed doctors, founded charities before coming to SMU

Q&A | A Tower Scholar’s life in Uganda

Tower Center Blog Originally Posted: August 30, 2016 The Tower Center sat down with Tower Scholar Thomas Schmedding, class of 2017, to talk about his time studying abroad and interning in Kampala, Uganda. Describe your life in Uganda.  Life in a developing country is both fascinating and physically/mentally demanding every day. My time in Uganda was full of unexpected opportunities and some of the most memorable experiences of my life. Throughout my four months in Uganda, I saw circumstances I couldn’t have possibly imagined: extreme poverty, inequitable government healthcare and education institutions, and broken social contracts, among others. Despite these challenges though, a sense of hope and optimism always filled the air. The Ugandans I ran into every day couldn’t have been more grateful for their [...]

By | September 6th, 2016|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Tower Center, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Q&A | A Tower Scholar’s life in Uganda
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