Hilltop Excellence Awards – Nominations Now Open!

Each Spring, members of the SMU community are invited to nominate students (as well as faculty and staff for the "M" Award - see below) deserving of recognition for the awards noted below. The award recipients are announced at the Hilltop Excellence Awards, held annually on the third Monday of April, and coinciding with the Honors Day Convocation. WHEN: January 18 – February 19, 2018 TIME: 8:30 am – 7:00 am WHERE: https://connect.smu.edu/submitter/form/start/145850 DETAILS: Nominate a deserving student, staff or faculty member for a Hilltop Excellence Award! Deadline is 7:00 am, February 19th. MORE INFO: Lydia Dale, ldale@smu.edu WEBSITE: https://www.smu.edu/StudentAffairs/StudentLife/Awards SPONSORED BY: Student Activities

Event: Feb. 13, Spring Career Fair

Watch: SMU in the News 2017

SMU YouTube Take a look back at some of the top SMU stories and SMU experts making the news in 2017. https://youtu.be/gJKM5UmixhE

Robert Jordan, Political Science, lends expertise on CNBC

CNBC Originally Posted: December 27, 2017 Saudi crown prince's lavish buys: Some see hypocrisy, others say they're no big deal Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been linked to multimillion-dollar purchases of artwork, real estate and yachts. Some warn the purchases send the wrong signal at a time when the powerful crown prince is spearheading an anti-corruption campaign. Others say the purchases have nothing to do with the crackdown and many Saudis aren't bothered by Crown Prince Mohammed's spending. A series of recent reports have connected Saudi Arabia's powerful crown prince — an avowed anti-corruption crusader — to lavish real estate, art and yacht purchases. To some, the spending is a sign of hypocrisy and a threat to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's legitimacy. [...]

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Investing in a data-empowered future

SMU Magazine Originally Posted: December 5, 2017 SMU is eager to serve and partner with Dallas, just as Northwestern University serves Chicago and Columbia University serves New York. We are ready to leverage SMU’s academic vitality and strong relationships with the Dallas region for expanded community service and impact. Dallas is a city in a hurry, taking its place as a global business and knowledge center. Major corporations like Toyota and (perhaps) Amazon recognize that Dallas has a stake in the tech-driven future. What you need to know is that SMU has skin in that game. We are a 21st century university, data empowered and actively seeking solutions to societal problems through interdisciplinary collaborations between the humanities, the sciences, the arts and the world of [...]

2017 Celebration of Lights

SMU YouTube Originally Posted: November 30, 2017 SMU students welcomed in the Christmas season with their festive annual tradition, Celebration of Lights. Students entertained the crowd with carols, President R. Gerald Turner read the Christmas Story and the evening ended with Silent Night and the lighting of the SMU Christmas tree along with Dallas Hall and surrounding trees. Watch https://youtu.be/nquthP3zEVU  

Happy Holidays from Dedman College

Have a safe and happy holiday. SMU is closed December 25-January 1.

Top 10 Dedman College Faculty Research Articles

  Sapiens: Can Medical Anthropology Solve the Diabetes Dilemma? As the number of sufferers continues to rise, some researchers are moving in new directions to figure out how culture and lifestyle shape disease outcomes. LiveScience: Newfound dino looks like creepy love child of a turkey and ostrich A new giant bird-like dinosaur discovered in China has been named for SMU paleontologist Louis L. Jacobs, Corythoraptor jacobsi, by the scientists who identified the new oviraptorid. Cosmos: Painting with light in three dimensions A new technique uses photoswitch molecules to create three-dimensional images from pure light. SMU Guildhall and cancer researchers level up to tap human intuition of video gamers in quest to beat cancer Massive computational power of online “Minecraft” gaming community bests supercomputers.  Nation’s electric grid [...]

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