SMU News Originally Posted: January 13, 2016 Andrew Needham examines burden borne by Navajos in transforming Phoenix into modern metropolis SMU’s Clements Center for Southwest Studies will present its annual book prize on Wednesday, Feb. 10, to historian Andrew Needham for Power Lines: Phoenix and the Making of the Modern Southwest (Princeton University Press, 2014). The David J. Weber-William P. Clements Prize for the Best Non-Fiction Book on Southwestern America honors both the center’s founding director and founding benefactor. READ MORE
Congratulations to Jie Sun! Dr. Sun's co-authored paper, House Divided? STEM and Non-STEM On-Campus Student Retention Factors, has been awarded as the 2015 Charles F. Elton Best Paper by the Association for Institutional Research (AIR). More below.
Acclaim continues for book about escaped slave SMU English Professor Ezra Greenspan’s acclaimed biography William Wells Brown: An African American Life (W.W. Norton) is a finalist for the prestigious Frederick Douglass Book Prize, one of the most coveted awards for the study of the African-American experience. READ MORE
Associate Professor of Political Science Pamela Corley was recently awarded the Hughes-Gosset Award for the best article published in the Journal of Supreme Court History in the previous year. Professor Corley received this prestigious award at the Supreme Court Historical Society during the Annual Meeting on June 1, 2015. The title of Professor Corley’s article is “Revisiting the Roosevelt Court: The Critical Juncture from Consensus to Dissensus” and she co-authored the work with Amy Steigerwalt (Georgia State University) and Artemus Ward (Northern Illinois University). Professor Corley (second from left) is pictured receiving the award from Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
Year of the Student Blog Elishah Ramos ’15 was one of 10 students who received the “M” award, SMU’s highest commendation, at the University’s 18th annual Honors Convocation, in April. “I’m pretty excited about it. It was a surprise for me. I know so many other students who work so hard for the University and are equally deserving of this award. So it’s humbling for me to be acknowledged in this way,” says Elishah, who also has served as an SMU Ambassador and is the first in his family to go to college. An esteemed University tradition, Honors Convocation is a celebration of academic excellence achieved by SMU students. And Elishah, a double major in markets and culture and Spanish and a human rights minor, [...]
Congratulations to Ezra Greenspan, a finalist for the Carr P. Collins Award for Best Book of Non-fiction and two SMU history PhD alumni, Ramirez Award and Alicia M. Dewey, both finalists for the Texas Institute of Letters most scholarly book. READ MORE Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: March 24, 2015 By: Michael Merschel The venerable Texas Institute of Letters has named finalists for its annual awards, which honor the state’s best writing. Fiction finalists are Elizabeth Crook, for Monday, Monday; Manuel Luis Martinez, for Los Duros; and Smith Henderson, for Fourth of July Creek. In nonfiction, it’s Michael Morton, for Getting Life: An Innocent Man’s 25-Year Journey from Prison to Peace; Southern Methodist University’s Ezra Greenspan, for William Wells Brown: An African American Life; and Cristin [...]
Aubrey Richardson, double major in Sociology and Psychology, was awarded the Joseph E. Pryor Fellowship from Region II of the Alpha Chi National College Honors Society. The Pryor Fellowship is presented to a graduating senior who plans to pursue full time academic work in graduate or professional school the following year. In addition to her excellent academic record, Ms. Richardson is the President of Dedman College Ambassadors and the Mustang Fitness Club.
SMU’s Department of Residence Life and Student Housing honored 45 exceptional University educators, 26 Dedman College professors, at the 2015 HOPE Awards Banquet. HOPE (Honoring Our Professors’ Excellence) Award recipients are named through student staff member nominations as professors who “have made a significant impact to our academic education both inside and outside of the classroom.” Congratulations to all of the Dedman College 2015 HOPE Award honorees: Adriana Aceves, Mathematics Paul Avey, Tower Center for Political Studies Greg Brownderville, English David Michael Crow, Psychology LeeAnn Derdeyn, English/Discernment and Discourse Melissa Dowling, History/Classical Studies John Duca, Economics James K. Hopkins, History Vanessa Hopper, English Matthew Keller, Sociology Michael Lattman, Chemistry David Lee, Anthropology Judy Newell, Mathematics Rachel Ney, World Languages and Literatures/French Jennifer O’Brien, Chemistry Wei [...]
The Department of Sociology congratulates Marlon Carbajal, Erica Renstrom, Aubrey Richardson, and Kristen Yule for their academic accomplishments over the last four years. All four were inducted into Phi Betta Kappa honor society on March 1, 2015.
Senior fellow in the John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies receives annual ‘Security 7’ award
SMU cyber warrior Fred Chang receives annual 'Security 7' award Posted: December 16th, 2014 SMU's cyber warrior, Fred Chang, has been named an Information Security Magazine "Security 7" award winner, which annually spotlights information security leaders at the top of their profession. Chang, who is former research director for the National Security Agency (NSA), joined the SMU faculty in September 2013 as the first Bobby B. Lyle Centennial Distinguished Chair in Cyber Security. He was named founding director of the Lyle School of Engineering's Darwin Deason Institute for Cyber Security at the announcement of its creation in Jan. 2014. "The Security 7 award recognizes security professionals who are making important contributions to their organizations and the security community," said Kathleen Richards, features editor for Tech [...]