Dedman College alumna Whitney Wolfe Herd on Time’s “world’s most influential people list.”

Time Magazine Originally Posted: April 2018 Whitney Wolfe Herd is unashamed to admit that being labeled a feminist never used to appeal to her. But after the tumultuous end to her tenure at Tinder—the dating-app company she co-founded, and then sued for sexual harassment—the term seemed less like a slur and more like an admission of who she truly was: a woman who refused to be silenced by men and who is driven to succeed on her own merits. She left Tinder and soon became determined to put women in the driver’s seat when it comes to the world of online dating. Enter Bumble. The genius of this app is that while both men and women can indicate interest, only women can initiate conversation, thus [...]

By | 2018-04-19T10:13:22+00:00 April 19th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research|Comments Off on Dedman College alumna Whitney Wolfe Herd on Time’s “world’s most influential people list.”

SMU to Launch Incubator for DFW Startups

D Magazine Originally Posted: April 11, 2018 Southern Methodist University soon will have its own incubator for tech-based startups as it aims to boost the local economy. The incubator, which SMU announced Wednesday morning, is expected to occupy  5,000 square feet on the first floor of The Foundry Club, a 25,000-square-foot entrepreneurial club, at Mockingbird Station this summer. SMU, which is investing $150,000 to $200,000 a year in the incubator, will consider applicants who are students, faculty, and staff to participate in the program. The incubator will be part of SMU’s Engaged Learning curriculum, which falls under the leadership of executive director Susan Kress and James Quick, associate vice president for research and dean of graduate studies. The directors of entrepreneurship across the different schools [...]

By | 2018-04-12T08:14:54+00:00 April 12th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Graduate News, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on SMU to Launch Incubator for DFW Startups

State archeologist sheds light on Buckhead’s distant past at Lovett

MDJ Online Originally Posted: April 5, 2018 If you were to Google “anthropological archeologist,” you’d find a picture of David Crass, Ph.D. A mix between the athletic, earnest Teddy Roosevelt and the adventurous, playful Indiana Jones, he is an archaeologist, an anthropologist, the division director of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and deputy state historic preservation officer. He gave a lecture on Native American history for the Buckhead Heritage Society at The Lovett School in Buckhead March 22. Crass is well qualified. He has a Ph.D. in anthropology from Southern Methodist University, a master’s degree from the College of William and Mary and a bachelor’s degree cum laude from Wake Forest University. And Crass has a passion for Native American history. He has done [...]

By | 2018-04-06T02:20:19+00:00 April 5th, 2018|Anthropology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Graduate News|Comments Off on State archeologist sheds light on Buckhead’s distant past at Lovett

Former Big iDeas winner launches website for student entrepreneurs

Daily Campus Originally Posted: March 29, 2018 Alan Marull graduated from SMU in Dec. 2016 with a BA in Economics. SMU alumnus and Big iDeas winner created a website that connects student entrepreneurs with other local students to build businesses and teams. Alan Marull graduated from SMU in 2016, but he started his first business when he was a sophomore. Marull won the 2013 SMU Big iDeas Business Plan Competition with his idea for a fast food delivery service, which he ran for two years. Now he works in digital marketing and about a month ago launched a website, Findxyz.xyz. “This website is a resource to find business partners but hopefully it can grow to be a place where student entrepreneurs can go in and [...]

By | 2018-04-03T07:55:41+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Economics|Comments Off on Former Big iDeas winner launches website for student entrepreneurs

Networking in New York: A look into the life of SMU alumnus Meredith Carey

Daily Campus Originally Posted: April 3, 2018 Meredith Carey graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Spanish. She currently works as the Assistant Digital Editor for Condé Nast Traveler. The streets of New York City buzz with anticipation and a frenzied hurriedness. People crowd the streets and hustle to work. Among the crowd is Texas-raised, SMU alumnus Meredith Carey. Carey graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Spanish. She currently works as the Assistant Digital Editor for Condé Nast Traveler, a multimedia company renowned for its high-quality content and international presence. Carey is a jack of all trades, with many different interests and skills. “When I was a sophomore in high school…I always thought I was going [...]

By | 2018-04-03T07:48:25+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Graduate News, World Languages and Literatures|Comments Off on Networking in New York: A look into the life of SMU alumnus Meredith Carey

SMU alum lends voice to CNN on World Water Day.

CNN Opinion Originally Posted: March 22, 2018 NFL player: What I saw in Honduras gives me hope for the global clean water crisis By Kelvin Beachum Jr. NFL player Kelvin Beachum Jr. with students from World Vision's Agua Blanca project and peer-to-peer tutoring program in San Juan, Honduras in 2016. Editors note: "Kelvin Beachum Jr. is a husband, father and offensive lineman with the New York Jets. He and his wife, Jessica, live in Arizona with their two children. He is a World Vision Celebrity Ambassador. World Vision is a global Christian humanitarian organization that works with impoverished communities around the world. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own. (CNN) On the 25th anniversary of World Water Day, we celebrate that more than two billion people enjoy the [...]

By | 2018-03-23T07:07:27+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Graduate News|Comments Off on SMU alum lends voice to CNN on World Water Day.

Watch: SMU Alumnus Kelvin Beachum honored his former mentor with a gift a $100,000 dollars to the annual Civil Rights Pilgrimage

SMU News Originally Posted: March 14, 2018 SMU alum Kelvin Beachum honored his former mentor Dennis Simon with a gift of $100,000 to the university to help fund the annual Civil Rights Pilgrimage. The trip has been renamed the Dennis Simon Endowed Civil Rights Pilgrimage as a tribute to the political science professor who guided the pilgrimage from 2008 to 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEx0UYxb_FQ    

By | 2018-03-21T07:58:02+00:00 March 21st, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Embrey Human Rights Events, Events, Graduate News|Comments Off on Watch: SMU Alumnus Kelvin Beachum honored his former mentor with a gift a $100,000 dollars to the annual Civil Rights Pilgrimage

West Dallas Teens Road Trip To The Border And Back, Exploring Mexican-American History

KERA Originally Posted: March 13, 2018 KERA story published Tuesday, March 13, 2018 on SMU Graduate History alumna Carla Mendiola. She is teaching high school students chicana/o history. A man dressed in gold and black blows a trumpet shell. A teenage boy beats on a drum. They’re part of a group that performs traditional Aztec dances. On Saturday morning, they’re inside the gym at the Wesley-Rankin Community Center in West Dallas. Some of the kids watching may have seen these colorfully dressed dancers before, but few of them know what the dances mean. The performance was the first lesson of spring break. A group of West Dallas teenagers is spending the time off from school learning about history – specifically, Mexican-American history. The kids left Dallas over the [...]

By | 2018-03-14T07:04:10+00:00 March 14th, 2018|Dedman College Research, Graduate News, History|Comments Off on West Dallas Teens Road Trip To The Border And Back, Exploring Mexican-American History

Support Dedman College TODAY: Mustangs Give Back

On March 8, Mustangs around the world—alumni, students, parents, friends, faculty and staff—will come together for Mustangs Give Back, a 24-hour online fundraising event. Support the schools, programs, and causes that are important to you, help them earn matching funds, and foster achievement in research, scholarship, art and athletics. Learn more: http://blog.smu.edu/mustangsgiveback/. Below is a list of Dedman College projects. Thank you for your support. Bring an International Film Festival to campus: http://blog.smu.edu/mustangsgiveback/projects/bring-a-little-of-cannes-to-the-hilltop-2018/ Help an SMU sociology student apply classroom knowledge and meet community needs: http://blog.smu.edu/mustangsgiveback/projects/sociology-at-work-in-the-community/ Help create the new DataFest hackathon: http://blog.smu.edu/mustangsgiveback/projects/help-create-the-new-datafest-hackathon/ Send five math majors to an annual applied mathematics conference at LSU this fall: http://blog.smu.edu/mustangsgiveback/projects/research-101-mini-grants-for-undergraduates-copy/ Help fund student-run health and well-being programs in Dallas: http://blog.smu.edu/mustangsgiveback/projects/create-change-for-communities-in-need/ Provide a scanning station for SMU’s Archaeology Research Collections: http://blog.smu.edu/mustangsgiveback/projects/enhancing-smus-home-for-archaeological-collections/ Research 101: Mini-grants [...]

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