SMU named one of the top 3 colleges on College Factual’s list of the best colleges in Texas

USA Today College Originally Posted: July 17, 2017 This article was written by Megan Cahill and originally appeared on College Factual, a website that helps college students student get their best fit education for less. College Factual uses statistics to stop students from being treated like one. Its content is produced independently of USA TODAY. Texas is a large state with numerous higher education institutions. You have your choice of public or private schools, along with schools that focus on research or are grounded in the liberal arts. Each of these schools offers students something unique. Below are the top 10 colleges in Texas, based on College Factual’s ranking system. These schools rise to the top of over 60 four-year institutions in the state. You [...]

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“Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City”

SMU News Originally Posted: July 10, 2017 "Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City" is this fall's common reading selection, which every incoming SMU student is expected to read. There will be small-group discussions on the book written by Matthew Desmond. READ MORE  

Official University Calendar : 2017-2018

ACADEMIC YEAR 2017–2018 www.smu.edu/registrar/academic_calendar.asp This calendar includes an addendum listing religious holidays for use in requesting excused absences according to University Policy 1.9. For religious holidays not listed, contact the Office of the Chaplain. Graduate programs in the Cox School of Business, Perkins School of Theology and Dedman School of Law, and the Department of Dispute Resolution and Counseling within the Simmons School of Education and Human Development have different calendars. Dates that the offices of the University will be closed will be announced at a later date. PDF

Meet Hope Hicks, Dedman College alumna, now one of Trump’s youngest advisers

Business Insider Originally Posted: July 6, 2017 Hope Hicks, 28, was born in Greenwich, a town of 60,000 on the southwest tip of Connecticut that's a favorite spot for hedge fund headquarters. She was a model, actress, and lacrosse player as a child, before getting her English degree at Southern Methodist University. Hicks didn't intend on playing such a large role in a presidential campaign, instead falling into the gig through a job at the Trump Organization. But she now finds herself as one of President Donald Trump's youngest advisers, serving as assistant to the president and director of strategic communications in the White House. Hicks has been with Trump — to use his words — "from the beginning." She stuck on his campaign through [...]

By | 2017-07-07T08:05:12+00:00 July 7th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, English|Comments Off on Meet Hope Hicks, Dedman College alumna, now one of Trump’s youngest advisers

Professor Herma Hill Kay, an SMU english major and pioneer in legal teaching

Wall Street Journal Originally Posted: June 23, 2017 Professor Herma Hill Kay was an SMU english major and a pioneer in legal teaching. She became the first woman to lead an elite law school, serving as the dean of UC Berkeley School of Law from 1992 to 2000. Ms. Kay was particularly focused on making marriage and divorce safer for women. Her expertise helped influenced a wide range of legislation. MORE As a sixth-grader in South Carolina in the 1940s, Herma Hill Kay won a classroom debate in which she was the only student willing to argue that the South shouldn’t have won the Civil War. Her civics teacher told her afterward, “If you were my daughter, I’d send you to law school.” Ms. Kay’s [...]

By | 2017-06-28T09:17:28+00:00 June 26th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, English|Comments Off on Professor Herma Hill Kay, an SMU english major and pioneer in legal teaching

Eighteen distinguished faculty members with a combined total of nearly 585 years of SMU service retired with emeritus status in the 2016-17 academic year.

SMU News Originally Posted: June 8, 2017 Eighteen distinguished faculty members with a combined total of nearly 585 years of SMU service retired with emeritus status in the 2016-17 academic year. The professors, and their dates of service: • Thomas E. Barry, Professor Emeritus of Marketing, Cox School of Business, 1970-2017 • Janis Bergman-Carton, Professor Emerita of Art History, Meadows School of the Arts, 1991-2017 • Edward Biehl, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, 1962-2017 • Gordon Birrell, Professor Emeritus of World Languages and Literatures, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, 1974-2017 • Dolores M. Etter, Professor Emerita of Electrical Engineering, Lyle School of Engineering, 2008-2016 • Richard F. Gunst, Professor Emeritus of Statistical Science, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, 1971-2017 • C. Michael Hawn, University Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Church Music, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, 1992-2017 • Debora Hunter, Professor Emerita of Art, Meadows School of the Arts, [...]

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Watch: SMU Year in Review 2016-2017

SMU News Originally Posted: May 25, 2017 https://youtu.be/XALcoZZb8uM  

David Haynes, English, mentioned in a post about building a literary community of African American writers

Literary Hub Originally Posted: May 18, 2017 As part of the socially conscious Dallas literary scene, I have worked toward creating a space for African American writers for nearly ten years. In 2013, with novelist and Southern Methodist University professor David Haynes, I co-founded Kimbilio—Swahili for “safe haven”—to support fiction writers of the African Diaspora. But my literary advocacy developed for selfish reasons—I was alone in a new city and needed to commune with writers, especially other writers of color. When I received my MFA in creative writing from Arizona State University, I returned to my career in sales and marketing with hopes that I would find time to write. After a few years, I had only written a few pages. I missed the literary [...]

By | 2017-05-23T18:06:03+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, English, Faculty News|Comments Off on David Haynes, English, mentioned in a post about building a literary community of African American writers

Congratulations Dedman College Graduates!

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