SMU Biologist Awarded $2.5 Million in New NIH Grants

Dedman College News Originally Posted: July 11, 2018 Dr. Santosh D’Mello, professor and former chair of the SMU Department of Biological Sciences was recently awarded two prestigious research grants totaling $2.5 milion by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to study two different fatal brain disorders. The first grant of $1.29 million will be used to study Huntington’s disease, an inherited brain degenerative disease. Dr. D’Mello’s team will investigate whether the abnormal loss of brain cells in patients with Huntington’s disease is due to the reduction in levels of a protein called FoxP1. Using a mouse model of Huntington’s disease, Dr. D’Mello and his team will examine whether elevating FoxP1 levels protects the brain from the pathological loss of brain cells and improves behavioral performance. The second award will fund research [...]

By | 2018-07-11T13:42:59+00:00 July 11th, 2018|Biology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News|Comments Off on SMU Biologist Awarded $2.5 Million in New NIH Grants

Congratulations to the 2018 M Award Recipients

SMU Originally Posted: June 25, 2018 About the Award The "M" Award is the most highly prized recognition bestowed upon students, faculty, staff and administrators on the SMU Campus. The recipients' efforts have been continuous during their years at the University and are not limited to a narrow vested interest. The "M" Award honorees are an inspiration to others, giving unselfishly of their time and talents in order to make the University, and indeed the world, a better place for all of us to live. As many as 10 students and 5 faculty/staff members can be selected for this prestigious award each year, but that has not always been the case. 2018 Recipients Students Faculty/Staff Anna Bender Madeleine Case Richmond Dewan Deangelo Garner Will Jones [...]

By | 2018-06-25T08:54:22+00:00 July 10th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Faculty News, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Congratulations to the 2018 M Award Recipients

New Research from the SMU Department of Psychology: Intimate Partner Violence, Police Involvement, and Women’s Trauma Symptoms

SMU Research Originally Posted: June 22, 2018 Police involvement after domestic violence reports associated with more trauma symptoms for women. Research just published from SMU Psychology graduate student Caitlin Rancher with professors Ernie Jouriles and Renee McDonald. READ MORE

By | 2018-06-25T08:46:55+00:00 July 9th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Graduate News, Psychology|Comments Off on New Research from the SMU Department of Psychology: Intimate Partner Violence, Police Involvement, and Women’s Trauma Symptoms

Hometown hero: How Dallas’ first National Spelling Bee champ made spelling cool and became a journalist

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: June 1, 2018 Susan Yoachum graduated from Southern Methodist University with a degree in journalism and political science Susan Yoachum walked into the Dallas Love Field lobby and was greeted with crowds of people “waving signs.” She started looking around, excited to see what celebrity  had come to Dallas. She only figured out who the celebrity was after “hordes of her eighth-grade classmates suddenly began to hug her.” “Oh my gosh. They’re here for me.” In a matter of days Susan had become a national name and a hometown hero. Her claim to fame? Being the first kid from Dallas to win the title of National Spelling Bee Champion. "She's a real champ," said a coach from her school. "If our basketball team trained the way [...]

By | 2018-06-25T08:15:32+00:00 July 6th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Political Science, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Hometown hero: How Dallas’ first National Spelling Bee champ made spelling cool and became a journalist

Bush Institute, SMU unite to repair nation’s cracking economic foundation

Dallas Business Journal Originally Posted: June 22, 2018 If the U.S economy were a house, it’d be one of the nicest in the neighborhood. It’d be big. It’d have curb appeal. But it would have cracks in the foundation. READ MORE

By | 2018-06-25T08:03:22+00:00 July 5th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Economics, Faculty News|Comments Off on Bush Institute, SMU unite to repair nation’s cracking economic foundation

Dedman College faculty retire with emeritus status

Forum Originally Posted: May 31, 2018 Congratulations to the following Dedman College faculty members who are retiring with emeritus status in 2017-2018 Alan S. Brown, Professor Emeritus, Psychology, 1974-2018 Louis L. Jacobs, Professor Emeritus, Paleontology, 1983-2018 Francisco Morán, Professor Emeritus, World Languages and Literatures (Spanish), 2003-2018 Wayne A. Woodward, Professor Emeritus, Statistical Science, 1981-2017 Read the full article here: Nineteen SMU faculty members retire with emeritus status in 2017-18

By | 2018-06-21T10:47:02+00:00 July 3rd, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Earth Sciences, Faculty News, Psychology, Statistical Science|Comments Off on Dedman College faculty retire with emeritus status

Dedman College faculty members honored with 2018 Tunks Distinguished University Citizen Award

Forum Originally Posted: June 1, 2018 Congratulations to Alan Brown and Pia Vogel recently honored with SMU’s 2018 Thomas W. Tunks Distinguished University Citizen Award. Alan Brown, Psychology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences Pia Vogel, Biological Sciences, Dedman College of Humanities and Science Read the full article here: Three faculty members honored with 2018 Tunks Distinguished University Citizen Awards  

By | 2018-06-21T10:38:15+00:00 July 2nd, 2018|Biology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Psychology|Comments Off on Dedman College faculty members honored with 2018 Tunks Distinguished University Citizen Award

Fox4ward: The Science of Happy Families

Fox News Originally Posted: June 25, 2018 An SMU Psychologist is looking into how our family interaction, affects our overall well-being for decades into adulthood.   She's looking for families and individuals willing to take part in some research studies.   And participants will be paid.   Dan Godwin takes a look, in this Fox4ward. WATCH

By | 2018-06-29T07:38:43+00:00 June 29th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Psychology|Comments Off on Fox4ward: The Science of Happy Families

Cities of Tomorrow Will Need Conservation and Sustainability

Inside Sources Originally Posted: June 25, 2018 Klaus Desmet, a Southern Methodist University economics professor, spoke with William McKenzie, editor of The Catalyst: A Journal of Ideas from the Bush Institute, about how cities across the country are competing to offer parks, green spaces and other urban amenities as a way to attract residents and jobs. The challenge is an increasingly competitive one in the service economy. Question: As you look at places like Dallas, Brooklyn and Denver, people are talking about making cities more livable, walkable and enjoyable. How did this renewed focus on parks, greenbelts and public spaces come about?  Desmet: One factor is a shift toward a more comprehensive view of wellbeing that is not simply based on income. We are becoming more focused [...]

By | 2018-06-28T07:39:35+00:00 June 28th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Economics, Faculty News|Comments Off on Cities of Tomorrow Will Need Conservation and Sustainability
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