Embrey Human Rights Program alumnus, “My education was so that I could contribute to society.

FWD.US Originally Posted: June 20, 2017 SMU alumnus José Manuel Santoyo was first inspired to channel his advocacy goals into a career of public service because of the SMU Embrey Human Rights Program. SMU is one of only seven universities in the nation to offer an undergraduate degree program. READ MORE: https://www.smu.edu/News/2016/commencement-dec-jose-santoyo DREAMER STORIES • DALLAS, T.X. Jose Manuel Santoyo A Texas teacher strives to give back to the next generation “My education was so that I could contribute to society. My last year at Southern Methodist University I began working on an engaged learning fellowship. Because of that I was selected to be the commencement speaker for my graduation and represent almost 600 other students who would be graduating that day. In my speech, I [...]

By | 2017-06-20T11:42:37+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Embrey Human Rights Events, Events|Comments Off on Embrey Human Rights Program alumnus, “My education was so that I could contribute to society.

Female Change Makers Gather at SMU for Leadership Fostering

Dallas Innovates Originally Posted: June 8, 2017 As a professional football player and member of team USA at the International Federation of American Football Women’s World Championship, Jen Welter won gold medals.  Her paycheck for the season — $12 or $1 per a game. “Your worth is not defined by what anybody would pay you,” said Welter, who in 2015 became the first female coach in the NFL. “My value was priceless. The budget was $12, but I had to be willing to bet on myself.” Welter advised women gathered for the 2017 Women Ambassadors Forum this week at Southern Methodist University to be good enough to get a foot in the door. “The responsibility is once you’re in that room, you pull other people in with [...]

By | 2017-06-13T10:28:56+00:00 June 12th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Economics, Events, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Female Change Makers Gather at SMU for Leadership Fostering

Watch: SMU Year in Review 2016-2017

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

Volunteers teach students photography and social action through PhotoVoice

Advocate Originally Posted: May 22, 2017 Young voices from Forest-Audelia area heard at Dallas City Hall On a regular basis homeowners, city officials, law enforcement experts and press discuss the Forest-Audelia area and its problems related to crime, poverty, density and code compliance. This is the first time I know of that children who live in the neighborhood’s apartments have addressed City Hall about their experiences. Students, along with volunteers such as Suzanne Massey, wait to talk to Dallas City Council about things in their neighborhood that make them feel unsafe It began late last year when Kids-U, an afterschool program in northeast Dallas, teamed with Parkland Hospital’s Injury Prevention Center and Southern Methodist University (including a grant from its Embrey Human Rights program) to document parts of the neighborhood in which [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:51:14+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Embrey Human Rights Events, Events|Comments Off on Volunteers teach students photography and social action through PhotoVoice

Congratulations Dedman College Graduates!

SMU’s 102nd annual Commencement Weekend, May 19 and 20, 2017

 Baccalaureate Service :  8:00 p.m. Friday, May 19th Commencement: 9:00 a.m. Saturday, May 20th Watch Online @ smu.edu/live MORE INFO: http://www.smu.edu/EnrollmentServices/Registrar/AcademicCeremonies/MayCommencement  Message from the President and Provost On behalf of the Southern Methodist University community, we invite you to attend SMU's 102nd annual Commencement Weekend, May 19 and 20, 2017. The activities that make up Commencement Weekend showcase some of the University's best traditions and are designed to recognize the pride we all feel in our students' accomplishments. The Baccalaureate Service on Friday evening enables graduating seniors and their guests to worship together. Later, as these seniors march through the Rotunda of Dallas Hall for the tradition known as Rotunda Recessional, they mark the end of their undergraduate years and the beginning of their lifelong association [...]

Two outstanding Dedman College professors named 2017-19 Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professors

SMU News Originally Posted: May 11, 2017 Congratulations to Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences 2017-19 Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professors honorees, Stephen Sekula, Department of Physics and Kathleen Wellman, Department of History. They were two of four SMU teachers that received the award during the Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday, May 4, 2017. Sekula and Wellman will join  fellow active returning Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences member Gabriela Vokic, Department of World Languages and Literatures (Spanish). Each year since 2001, the Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor Awards, named for SMU Trustee Ruth Altshuler, recognize SMU faculty members for their commitment to and achievements in fostering student learning. “These are faculty whose concerns for higher education go beyond classroom boundaries and often the boundaries of their own discipline,” according to the CTE. “They represent the highest [...]

By | 2017-05-11T17:49:10+00:00 May 11th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, Faculty News, History, Physics|Comments Off on Two outstanding Dedman College professors named 2017-19 Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professors

Event: May 18, Ethan Zuckerman Talks about Technology and the Future of the University: Can Media Make Change?

Event details: Thursday, May 18 @ 1:00 p.m. Hughes-Trigg Student Center, The Forum RSVP: https://ezuckerman.eventbrite.com Does having more information help us to be more connected? Or does information overload get in the way of real life, abetting sloppy research, creating a media echo chamber, and weakening the institutions of democracy? As faculty, librarians, and citizens around SMU engage new media and digital tools, it becomes important to ask questions such as these. About the Speaker: Ethan Zuckerman is founder and director of the Center for Civic Media at MIT.  'Civic' trains journalists, political organizers, and artists who harness the power of big data in the name of an open democracy.  'Civic' graduates have built cell-phone apps and maps that help individuals to communicate about bike lanes, poverty, [...]

By | 2017-05-11T10:43:18+00:00 May 11th, 2017|DCII, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Events|Comments Off on Event: May 18, Ethan Zuckerman Talks about Technology and the Future of the University: Can Media Make Change?

Graduating SMU student pays her mom’s love forward with a life-saving resource guide for mothers in Dallas (and beyond)

SMU News Originally Posted: May 9, 2017 Sunday, May 14, will officially launch a week of celebrations for SMU senior Dominique Earland. Not only is that her birthday, but it will fall on Mother’s Day – just as it did in 1995, the year Dominique was born. And after she receives two undergraduate degrees at SMU's May Commencement, her academic accomplishments and the life path she has chosen to pursue will track directly back to the lessons about love, nurturing and vulnerability that she learned from her mother. After Texas’ maternal mortality rate spike last year made international headlines, and the state's family-planning resources continued to decline, Dominique focused her Community Outreach Fellowship, funded by SMU's Embrey Human Rights Program (EHRP), to create a 36-page life-saving toolkit for women [...]

By | 2017-05-11T07:59:09+00:00 May 11th, 2017|Biology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Embrey Human Rights Events, Sociology, Sociology (Faculty), Sociology (Student), Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Graduating SMU student pays her mom’s love forward with a life-saving resource guide for mothers in Dallas (and beyond)
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