Event: April 25, Scalable Integrated Analytics in Interconnected Retail

Date: April 25 Event Location: The Forum in Hughes-Trigg Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM Join Xingchu Liu, President at BlackLocus, a subsidiary company of Home Depot, as he discusses Scalable Integrated Analytics in Interconnected Retail. Sponsored by the Operations Research and Statistics Towards Integrated Analytics Research Cluster. Light lunch provided. Link for more information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Events

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Event: April 20, Bayesian Modeling of Multivariate Time Series of Counts

Date: April 20 Event Location: Hughes-Trigg Student Center, Portico BCD Time:10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Join Refik Soyer of the Department of Decision Sciences at George Washington University as he discusses Bayesian Modeling of Multivariate Time Series of Counts. Sponsored by the DCII Operations Research and Statistics Towards Integrated Analytics Research Cluster. Light refreshments provided. Link for more information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Events

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In Memoriam of Dieter Cremer, Professor of Chemistry

Dieter Cremer, Professor of Chemistry, passed away on Thursday, April 13. Professor Cremer was a highly distinguished researcher in the field of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry, where his extensive research ranged from the development of state-of-the-art relativistic methods and computer programs for the investigation of homogeneous and enzyme catalysis, the study of chemical bonding based on vibrational spectroscopy, protein structure and folding, to the analysis of environmental pollutants. Director of CATCO (the Computational and Theoretical Chemistry Group), Professor Cremer was also fundamental in the development of the new PhD program in Theoretical and Computational Chemistry at SMU, which will accept its first students this autumn. In 2012, he brought the international biannual Austin Symposium on Molecular Structure and Dynamics to SMU. Educated at the University [...]

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Anthropologist Caroline Brettell elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

SMU News Originally Posted: April 18, 2017 DALLAS (SMU) — Noted SMU anthropologist Caroline Brettell joins actress Carol Burnett, musician John Legend, playwright Lynn Nottage, immunologist James Allison and other renowned leaders in various fields as a newly elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The class of 2017 will be inducted at a ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 7 at the Academy’s headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 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 [...]

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Ignoring Science At Our Own Peril

CT NewsJunkie Originally Posted: April 14, 2017 An Op-Ed in the online Connecticut news outlet CTNewsJunkie.com tapped the expertise of SMU Assistant Professor of Physics Stephen Sekula. Last week was a newsworthy week — at least for this high school English teacher. In a story out of Hartford last Wednesday, the state Board of Education officially eliminated the requirement that standardized test scores be tied to teacher evaluations. The move, while controversial, was a common-sense decision that recognizes the many problems created by evaluations based on standardized tests. A newsworthy development, indeed, for anyone interested in education. Even so, a more newsworthy event for me occurred on Tuesday when Southern Methodist University professor Stephen Sekula visited English and science classes at his alma mater and [...]

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SMU honors outstanding achievement, service at 2016-17 Hilltop Excellence Awards, Honors Convocation

SMU News Originally Posted: April 18, 2017 SMU faculty, staff, administrators and students were recognized with teaching awards, service honors and the University’s highest commendation, the “M” Award, at the 2016-17 Hilltop Excellence Awards Monday, April 17. Earlier in the day, the University honored its best students at the 20th Honors Convocation. The address was delivered by Jo Guldi, assistant professor of history in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. > Find a complete list of award winners from Honors Convocation 2017 A native Dallasite, Guldi studies the history of Great Britain and the British Empire, landscape history, legal history, property law, infrastructure, digital methods, international development, and agrarian studies. As a digital and data historian, she also oversees the lecture series “Data is Made Up of Stories: University-wide Futures From the Digital Humanities,” [...]

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SMU alumnus E. P. Sanders will be honored with symposium moderated by Religious Studies professor, Mark Chancey from 10-11:30 a.m. May 19 in Perkins Chapel

SMU News Originally Posted: April 13, 2017 The following is an excerpt from an SMU News release. Click here to read the full release. E.P. Sanders E. P. Sanders, a 1962 alumnus of SMU’s Perkins School of Theology, is an internationally respected New Testament scholar responsible for major contributions to studies of Jesus and the Apostle Paul and their relationships to the Judaism of their day. He is credited with prompting the re-evaluation of prejudicial views of Judaism that often characterized earlier biblical scholarship, resulting in improved Jewish-Christian relations. Sanders is the author of 14 books and numerous monographs that have been translated into 11 languages. His monograph, Paul and Palestinian Judaism (1977), received a National Religious Book Award, and his Jesus and Judaism (1985) won the prestigious Grawemeyer Award. [...]

By | 2017-04-25T13:46:26+00:00 April 17th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Events, Religious Studies|Comments Off on SMU alumnus E. P. Sanders will be honored with symposium moderated by Religious Studies professor, Mark Chancey from 10-11:30 a.m. May 19 in Perkins Chapel

ManeFrame MPI Deep Dive

Event Date: April 19, 2017 Location: Caruth Hall 314 Time:1:00 - 3:00 PM The Scientific Computation (CSC) spring workshop series will provide a hands-on experience that will guide researchers from the basics of using SMU’s supercomputing resources to advanced parallelization usage. New users are encouraged to take advantage of the introductory “Introduction to Research Computing” workshop that will be given once monthly during the semester. Link for more information: http://www.smu.edu/csc

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Save the Date: April 20, Born-Again, Spied-Again James Baldwin

SMU News Originally Posted: April 12, 2017 What: James Baldwin, buried in 1987, often looks like today's most vital and most cherished new African American author. This lecture will explore the reasons behind Baldwin's resurrection, from his elevated place in the cultural memory of the Black Lives Matter movement to his new status as an icon of state surveillance and racial counter-surveillance. The SMU Department of English is hosting this Gilbert Lecture Series event. Who:William J. Maxwell, Professor of English at Washington University in St. Louis  He is the author of : F.B. Eyes:  How J. Edgar Hoover’s Ghostreaders Framed African American Literature. His book will be sold at the event. When:Thursday, April 20, 2017. Reception at 6 p.m. Lecture at 6:30 p.m. Where:McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall, Room 0306 Cost: Free and open to [...]

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