Lauren Embrey Honored At Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center For Education And Tolerance’s 2017 Hope For Humanity Dinner

My Sweet Charity Originally PostedL November 10, 2017 A crowd of 970 gathered at the Fairmont Hotel on Tuesday, October 24, for the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center For Education and Tolerance‘s 2017 Hope For Humanity dinner. The guests, including Lynn and Allan McBee, Bobby Lyle, Thear Suzuki, Frank Risch, and Carol and Don Glendenning, were there to celebrate the evening’s honoree, philanthropist Lauren Embrey. But they were also there to raise some money, revel in the new Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum (it broke ground in October), and enjoy a wonderful kosher meal. The dinner—Lolla Rosa and Frisee Salad, Seared Scottish Salmon, and Lemon-scented Kosher Cheesecake—had everyone in a convivial mood, especially after the gracious welcome by event Co-chairs Sarah Losinger and Trea C. Yip. [...]

By | 2017-11-17T07:52:45+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Anthropology|Comments Off on Lauren Embrey Honored At Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center For Education And Tolerance’s 2017 Hope For Humanity Dinner

Billion-Dollar Bumble: How Whitney Wolfe Herd Built America’s Fastest-Growing Dating App

Forbes Originally Posted: This story appears in the December 12, 2017 issue of Forbes. When Whitney Wolfe Herd started planning an October launch party for a new product at Bumble, America's fastest-growing dating-app company, she was deliberate in her choice of venue: the Manhattan space that for 57 years hosted the Four Seasons restaurant, where regulars like Henry Kissinger, Vernon Jordan, Edgar Bronfman and Stephen Schwarzman created the ultimate power lunch. The space now has a new name, new management and a new menu. And, as Herd insists, a new perspective on business. "The power lunch is no longer just for men," Herd announces to the mostly young, mostly female crowd, before ceding the stage to the pop star Fergie. "We all deserve a seat at [...]

By | 2017-11-15T18:24:34+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences|Comments Off on Billion-Dollar Bumble: How Whitney Wolfe Herd Built America’s Fastest-Growing Dating App

SMU Homecoming Kickoff Time Announced. Come Boulevard with Dedman College.

SMU Homecoming kickoff time is 6:15pm and the homecoming parade on the Boulevard starts at 3:15pm. Join us Saturday at the Dedman College tent on the corner of Bishop & Binkley for food, beverages, and cheering on the Mustangs!

SMU honors Distinguished Alumni and Emerging Leader

SMU News Originally Posted: October 26, 2017 DALLAS (SMU) — A business leader, a noted attorney and an educator will receive SMU’s Distinguished Alumni Award, the highest honor the University bestows upon its graduates, during a campus ceremony in November. The 2017 Distinguished Alumni are high school football coach Randy L. Allen ’73, businessman/entrepreneur Richard H. Collins ’69, and attorney Albon O. Head, Jr. ’68, ’71. Lacey A. Horn ’04, ’05, treasurer of the Cherokee Nation, will receive the University’s Emerging Leader Award, which recognizes the outstanding achievements of an alumnus or alumna who has graduated in the last 15 years. The Distinguished Alumni Award presentation and dinner will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, on the SMU Main Quad. To purchase tickets, visit the SMU Alumni homepage or call 214-768-4575. [...]

By | 2017-10-26T18:22:40+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, History|Comments Off on SMU honors Distinguished Alumni and Emerging Leader

SMU alums Rahfin Faruk and Daisuke Takeda write about DFW’s weak link in bid to woo Amazon

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: October 11, 2017 All hands are on deck in D-FW's bid to land Amazon's second headquarters. By many criteria, the metroplex — if its cities can embrace partnership instead of competition — comes out a winner. D-FW has the space, the rail network, growing cultural and social capital, and the enabling regulatory environment to compete with other top contenders. We, however, contend that D-FW is lacking on one front: entrepreneurial tech talent (ETT), which can be defined as technical talent likely to start and scale innovative, tech-driven companies. A recent study by CBRE ranks Dallas fourth in the country, ahead of Chicago, Seattle and Austin, among others, in terms of available tech talent. However, this pool has not translated to significant entrepreneurial [...]

By | 2017-10-17T08:23:51+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences|Comments Off on SMU alums Rahfin Faruk and Daisuke Takeda write about DFW’s weak link in bid to woo Amazon

Journalism/English Grad Returns to SMU, This Time as a Teacher

SMU Meadows Blog Originally Posted: October 16, 2017 Lauren Smart ’11 double majored in Journalism and English. Not long ago, Lauren Smart was learning from the distinguished faculty members of SMU’s Division of Journalism. Today, she’s returned to the Hilltop – but this time she’s on the other side of the desk. Smart is now a professor of practice in the division, teaching basic reporting, digital journalism and arts criticism. Smart also serves as the faculty adviser for the digital operations of the SMU Daily Campus.  Smart joined the faculty in fall 2017. “Education is what I love, and I’ve found it’s made me a better writer,” Smart said. “For me, since I’m still doing professional work in the field, I’ve found that my work [...]

By | 2017-10-17T08:12:38+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, English|Comments Off on Journalism/English Grad Returns to SMU, This Time as a Teacher

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

Texas-based Bumble takes a swipe at LinkedIn with new endeavor

CultureMap Originally Posted: October 2, 2017 Bumble is taking a swipe at LinkedIn, the world’s most popular social media platform for professional networking. Austin-based Bumble, which began as a female-centered dating app, is now empowering women to swipe right in order to nurture professional connections. On Monday, October 2, Bumble launched Bumble Bizz, which the company says emphasizes cultivation of professional opportunities rather than the job hunt. Bumble promotes Bizz as the first professional networking platform to marry the swiping concept and a female-focused approach. Bumble Bizz is open to both women and men. Whitney Wolfe Herd, founder and CEO of Bumble, says the introduction of Bizz contributes to Bumble’s evolution as a global brand for social networking. Aside from the original Bumble dating function [...]

By | 2017-10-03T10:30:56+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences|Comments Off on Texas-based Bumble takes a swipe at LinkedIn with new endeavor

Congrats! Dedman College alumna Katie Logsdon and Dr. Smith-Morris, Anthropology, published in Midwifery Journal

Originally Posted: September 22, 2017 "As an undergraduate at SMU, I knew many opportunities existed for me to conduct research... Dr. Smith-Morris immediately encouraged me in my ideas and refined my research."-Katie Logsdon, #DedmanCollege '17, whose manuscript on her undergraduate research in Amsterdam with the SMU Department of Anthropology's Dr. Smith-Morris was published in the October edition of Midwifery Journal. Congratulations on this accomplishment, Katie! Read her research here: http://ow.ly/FWe030fkshV

By | 2017-09-22T10:53:22+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|Anthropology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News|Comments Off on Congrats! Dedman College alumna Katie Logsdon and Dr. Smith-Morris, Anthropology, published in Midwifery Journal

Medical Device Startup Founded by Dedman College Alumni Secures Investment

While studying at SMU, alumni Edward Allegra, Miguel Quimbar and Jack Reynolds discovered innovative research that could revolutionize the way asthma is treated. This discovery led to the conception of BioLum Sciences. Edward Allegra, a Dedman College alumnus who majored in Economics with a minor in Anthropology, serves as CEO of BioLum. Jack Reynolds, another Dedman College alumnus who double majored in Markets and Culture and Finance, serves as CFO/COO. Miguel Quimbar, who received a minor in Chemistry from Dedman College as well as a major in Accounting, serves as CTO. The three drew from their diverse academic backgrounds and combined their varied skill sets to found the medical device startup in Dallas. BioLum based in Dallas has recently closed a lead investment from Intelis [...]

By | 2017-09-11T07:52:37+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Anthropology, Chemistry, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Economics, Sociology, Sociology (Alumni)|Comments Off on Medical Device Startup Founded by Dedman College Alumni Secures Investment
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