Flashback: SMU alum won Nobel Prize

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: October 8, 2017 Editor's note: Take a look back at The Dallas Morning News archives. In October 1980, Dallas-raised James Cronin became the first SMU graduate to win a Nobel Prize. Although Cronin's prize-winning physics work was done while working at Long Island, N.Y.'s Brookhaven National Laboratory, he credited his Dallas education for inspiring him to pursue a life of scientific study. Teachers at Highland Park High School remembered him fondly. SMU's Dr. Harold Jeskey recalled that his colleague, physics department chairman Frank C. McDonald, made it clear that "one of his great, great prides was Jimmy Cronin." The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences noted that while Cronin's work was "without direct practical applications," it held "great importance for the understanding of elementary matter [...]

By | 2017-10-10T17:52:08+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Chemistry, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Physics|Comments Off on Flashback: SMU alum won Nobel Prize

Event: Oct. 14, Brave. Brilliant. Beautiful. The Stories of Women of Color Symposium

Event Date: 10.14.2017 Location: McCord Auditorium Time: 1:00 PM Join Linda Jones (Poet and Natural Hair Advocate), Michelle Gibson (Choreographer and Dancer) and Alia Salem (Human Rights Activist) for dynamic discussions and performances about the journeys of women of color. This symposium will explore the power of narratives and their role in connecting us to the human experience. Stories of institutionalized racism will empower attendees to disturb and realign power assymetries in socially just ways. Link for more information: smuwomenofcolor.eventbrite.com  

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Event: Nov. 9, Why don’t women have equality in America? How the Equal Rights Amendment began, how it failed, and can it live again?

Event Date: November 9 Location: The Great Hall in Prothro Hall, Perkins School of Theology Time: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Join us for the second event in the Excavate, Energize, Equalize: Propelling American Women in Thought and Deed series. Our speakers are American historian Marjorie Spruill, whose new book on the history of the ERA movements informs our talk, and Law Professor Julie Suk of Cardozo Law, who is an expert on comparative equality law. She will bring us up-to-date on contemporary legal thinking about gender equality under the law. Link for more information: smuera.eventbrite.com  

By | 2017-10-10T17:49:06+00:00 October 9th, 2017|DCII, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Events|Comments Off on Event: Nov. 9, Why don’t women have equality in America? How the Equal Rights Amendment began, how it failed, and can it live again?

The Department of Statistical Science announces Bill Schucany Visiting Scholar Series

The Department of Statistical Science at SMU is pleased to announce that Dr. Robert M. Bell will be our second Bill Schucany Visiting Scholar. Robert Bell received his Ph.D. in Statistics from Stanford University. He spent about twenty years at RAND doing public policy analysis before moving on to the Statistics Research Department at AT&T Labs-Research. A few years ago he left Bell Labs for Google, from which he retired last spring. In 2009, he was a member of the team that won the $1 million Netflix Prize for building the most accurate algorithm for predicting Netflix customer movie ratings. He has served on the Fellows Committee of the American Statistical Association, the board of the National Institute of Statistical Sciences, the Committee on National [...]

By | 2017-10-09T10:50:23+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Events, Statistical Science|Comments Off on The Department of Statistical Science announces Bill Schucany Visiting Scholar Series

Congratulations to SMU Anthropologist Caroline Brettell inducted to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences on Oct. 7

SMU News Originally Posted: October 6, 2017 DALLAS (SMU) — Noted SMU anthropologist Caroline Brettell will be inducted as a fellow into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences during a ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Academy’s headquarters in Cambridge, Mass. Brettell joins 228 new fellows and foreign honorary members — representing the sciences, the humanities and the arts, business, public affairs and the nonprofit sector — as a member of one of the world’s most prestigious honorary societies. “Caroline Brettell is an internationally recognized leader in the field of migration, and one of Dedman College’s most productive scholars,” said Thomas DiPiero, dean of SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. “I couldn’t be happier to see her win this well-deserved accolade.” “I am surprised and deeply honored to receive [...]

By | 2017-10-07T09:53:21+00:00 October 7th, 2017|Anthropology, DCII, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News|Comments Off on Congratulations to SMU Anthropologist Caroline Brettell inducted to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences on Oct. 7

Event: October 18, “What’s Divine about Divine Law?”

Date: Oct. 18 Location: McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall Time:7:30 pm Lecture by Prof. Christine Hayes, Yale University Christine Hayes is Robert F. and Patricia R. Weis Professor of Religious Studies in Classical Judaica. Before joining the Yale faculty in 1996, she was Assistant Professor of Hebrew Studies in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University for three years. Her published works include several books and many articles in Vetus Testamentum, The Journal for the Study of Judaism, The Harvard Theological Review, and various scholarly anthologies. Link for more information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/academics/programs/jewishstudies/events  

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‘You got to think outside the box’: How Chad Morris uses his math degree to give SMU an edge

SportsDay Originally Posted: October 4, 2017 UNIVERSITY PARK -- Chad Morris enters the Hall of Champions at Gerald J. Ford Stadium dressed in a navy plaid jacket, a pair of glasses in his hand. As he sits at the podium for his weekly news conference, he puts on the rectangular spectacles to read his notes off a college-ruled manila folder. If you didn't know better, you might think he was a Dedman College professor who lost his way on campus. The handwritten notes are full of stats and figures that Morris believes can tell the story of SMU's previous game and its upcoming opponent. "I've always been enamored by numbers and statistics," the Mustangs' head coach says. READ MORE

By | 2017-10-05T11:15:51+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Mathematics|Comments Off on ‘You got to think outside the box’: How Chad Morris uses his math degree to give SMU an edge

Department of Mathematics Announces New Scientific Computing Seminar Dates

Time & Location: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017 126 Clements Hall, 3:30-4:30p (Refreshments at 3:15) Speaker: Prof. Alexander Figotin, Math, UCI Host: W. Cai Title: Multi-transmission-line-beam interactive system ABSTRACT: TBA ——------------------------------— Time & Location: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017 126 Clements Hall, 4:00-5:00p (Refreshments at 3:45p) Speaker: Prof. George Yin, Wayne State University Host: W. Cai Title: Switching Diffusions and Applications ABSTRACT: Many problems in control and optimization require the treatment of systems in which continuous dynamics and discrete events coexist. This talk presents a survey on some of our recent work on such systems. In the setup, the discrete event is given by a random process with a finite state space, and the continuous component is the solution of a stochastic differential equation. Seemingly similar to diffusions, the processes have a [...]

By | 2017-10-04T19:57:38+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Events, Mathematics|Comments Off on Department of Mathematics Announces New Scientific Computing Seminar Dates

Dallas ISD Board Votes To Scrap Names of Confederate Leaders From Schools

Candy's Dirt Originally Posted: September 29, 2017 The discussion was at times contentious, but overall, Dallas Independent School District trustees were unified in their desire to change the names of four schools currently named for Confederate leaders. The board voted unanimously to require schools named after Albert Sidney Johnson, Robert E. Lee, Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson and William L. Cabell to change their names. A fifth school, John B. Hood Middle School, changed its name to Piedmont G.L.O.B.A.L. Academy last year. As expected, there was plenty of spleens vented during the time afforded for public comment at the beginning of the meeting. In the end, those speaking about the subject were fairly evenly split for and against. “Your resolution creates a new and separate set of [...]

By | 2017-10-04T08:23:05+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, History|Comments Off on Dallas ISD Board Votes To Scrap Names of Confederate Leaders From Schools
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