George W. Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative to Launch June 1

SMU News Originally Posted: April 18, 2018 The Bush Institute's Director of Economic Growth, Matthew Rooney, and the Deputy Director, Laura Collins, will be joined in the initiative by Dr. Cullum Clark, Adjunct Professor of Economics at SMU, who will serve as a director. Partnership aims to advance policies that promote domestic economic growth and strengthen our competitiveness in the global economy The George W. Bush Institute and SMU are joining forces to launch the Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative on June 1. This effort will combine the existing Economic Growth Initiative of the Bush Institute with the public policy-relevant work of the SMU Department of Economics. The objective is to build the initiative into a globally respected policy voice on the most pressing economic [...]

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SMU Honors Convocation 2018 keynote address

SMU YouTube Originally Posted: April 17, 2018 The SMU Honors Convocation 2018 keynote address was given by Dr. Maria Dixon Hall, senior advisor to the provost, associate professor of Organizational Communications Studies, and adjunct professor of Homiletics, SMU Meadows School of the Arts, with an introduction by SMU President, Dr. R. Gerald Turner. https://youtu.be/_gxbpFpzAUc    

SMU Research Day 2018

SMU YouTube Originally Posted: April 15, 2018 https://youtu.be/xok6MaHgFGY    

Congrats to the 2018 Research Day Winners

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 [...]

How DACA Helps Curb Teen Pregnancy

The Atlantic Originally Posted: April 5, 2018 Research shows the program, which protects undocumented young immigrants from deportation, encourages them to stay in school and delay parenthood. Daca, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, is the Obama-era policy that allows 1.3 million undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children to stay and work here legally. Those who meet the criteria are protected from deportation for a period of two years, which can be renewed.The Trump administration plunged this program into a state of uncertainty last September. First, it announced the end of daca, saying the program wouldn’t be accepting new applicants and that everyone would be kicked out of the program starting March 5 of this year. However, a series of temporary court rulings earlier this year blocked the [...]

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Former Big iDeas winner launches website for student entrepreneurs

Daily Campus Originally Posted: March 29, 2018 Alan Marull graduated from SMU in Dec. 2016 with a BA in Economics. SMU alumnus and Big iDeas winner created a website that connects student entrepreneurs with other local students to build businesses and teams. Alan Marull graduated from SMU in 2016, but he started his first business when he was a sophomore. Marull won the 2013 SMU Big iDeas Business Plan Competition with his idea for a fast food delivery service, which he ran for two years. Now he works in digital marketing and about a month ago launched a website, Findxyz.xyz. “This website is a resource to find business partners but hopefully it can grow to be a place where student entrepreneurs can go in and [...]

By | 2018-04-03T07:55:41+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Economics|Comments Off on Former Big iDeas winner launches website for student entrepreneurs

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson to address SMU students during 103rd Commencement May 19

SMU News Originally Posted: March 21, 2018 Randall L. Stephenson, chairman and chief executive officer of AT&T, will be the featured speaker during SMU’s 103rd all-University Commencement ceremony at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 19, in Moody Coliseum. Since rising to the position of CEO in 2007, Stephenson has guided AT&T through a number of major milestones, including the ongoing acquisition of Time Warner, the 2015 acquisition of DIRECTV, and the purchase of Mexican wireless companies to create a North American network. Stephenson also has led AT&T’s breakthrough “It Can Wait” campaign – an awareness program educating drivers about the dangers of distracted driving. The program has amassed more than 19 million pledges of support. “We are honored to have a pioneering business and technology leader [...]

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A message from President Turner on free speech and civil discourse

READ MORE Originally Posted: March 20, 2018 SMU has always been a place where ideas are openly shared, examined and discussed. We value civil debate and meaningful dialogue that leads to discovery. We are firmly committed to the bedrock principle of freedom of expression. At the same time, this University is dedicated to maintaining an educational environment that is inclusive and welcoming. SMU consists of individuals of different races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, and political and social identities. In this diverse and culturally complex community, one of our foundational values is sincere regard and respect for one another. I understand that commitments to freedom of speech and an inclusive environment can come into conflict, raising challenging and important questions for our community, [...]

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