BioLum Sciences named one of the most innovative startups of 2017 by PM360

Congrats! SMU alums Edward Allegra, Miguel Quimbar and Jack Reynolds, co-founders of BioLum Sciences, honored by PM360 magazine as one of 14 most innovative startups in 2017 For Release on Dec 18, 2017 DALLAS, TX, December 18, 2017 - PM360, a leading trade magazine for marketing decision makers in the pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, and diagnostics industries, has named BioLum Sciences as one of the most innovative Startups of 2017. BioLum Sciences’s device allows asthmatics to monitor the presence and severity of lung stress, ultimately enabling them to personalize treatment plans and reduce costly asthmatic episodes. Patients can analyze their breath with BioLum’s device and receive a reading that indicates the presence and severity of their airway inflammation in less than 2 minutes. BioLum Sciences [...]

By | 2018-01-03T14:24:51+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|Biology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Graduate News|Comments Off on BioLum Sciences named one of the most innovative startups of 2017 by PM360

Continuing a legacy of attracting top students

SMU Magazine Originally Posted: December 5, 2017 A $15 million gift from the Nancy Ann Hunt Foundation (a supporting organization of the Communities Foundation of Texas) will ensure the long-term support of the Hunt Leadership Scholars Program, which is one of SMU’s signature scholarship programs attracting academically talented student leaders from throughout the United States to SMU. In 1993, Nancy Ann and Ray L. Hunt and SMU announced a vision to create an annually funded leadership program to preserve the well-rounded and entrepreneurial nature of SMU’s student body while the University grew its academic standing. They believed that an SMU education fosters, and benefits from, students who exhibit demonstrated leadership skills, intellectual ability, a spirit of entrepreneurism and a strong work ethic, combined with a desire to [...]

By | 2017-12-06T09:24:05+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences|Comments Off on Continuing a legacy of attracting top students

Texan of the Year finalist: Jorge Baldor’s quiet philanthropy helps transform Dallas

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: December 20, 2017 Jorge Baldor is a Dedman College Executive Board Member Think Dallas philanthropist and the image of a well-heeled Texan with gray hair and designer boots comes to mind, the kind of donor who gives enough to see the family name on a building. But you won't see the name Jorge Baldor carved in stone. His substantial donations go to efficient and agile startup charities and grass-roots empowerment projects that change the way things work in this town, but hardly gain him much fame. "There are enough people in the spotlight," Cuban-born Baldor said. "The reality is no one does it by themselves." In this quiet way, Baldor's efforts have boosted Hispanic business leaders, made the Dallas arts community more successful than ever, and are changing [...]

By | 2017-12-20T09:16:50+00:00 December 20th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences|Comments Off on Texan of the Year finalist: Jorge Baldor’s quiet philanthropy helps transform Dallas

12 Dedman College professors receive 2018-19 Sam Taylor Fellowships

SMU Forum Originally Posted: December 15, 2017 Twenty-five SMU faculty members have received 2018-19 Sam Taylor Fellowships from the Sam Taylor Fellowship Fund of the Division of Higher Education, United Methodist General Board of Higher Education and Ministry. The Fellowships, funded by income from a portion of Taylor’s estate, award up to $2,000 for full-time faculty members at United Methodist-related colleges and universities in Texas. Any full-time faculty member is eligible to apply for the Fellowships, which support research, “advancing the intellectual, social or religious life of Texas and the nation.” Applications are evaluated on the significance of the project, clarity of the proposal, professional development of the applicant, value of the project to the community or nation and the project’s sensitivity to value questions [...]

By | 2017-12-18T10:03:21+00:00 December 18th, 2017|Anthropology, Chemistry, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, History, Physics, Psychology, Statistical Science, World Languages and Literatures|Comments Off on 12 Dedman College professors receive 2018-19 Sam Taylor Fellowships

SMU economist wins $50,000 “budding genius” prize with highly cited corruption research

SMU Research Originally Posted: December 13, 2017 Guilt and shame play a role in reducing bribery, according to research by economist Danila Serra, Southern Methodist University, Dallas. As an economist who has studied bribery behavior extensively, Serra has discovered that bribery declines if potentially corrupt agents are made aware of the negative effects of corruption, and when victims can share specific information about bribe demands through online reporting systems. An assistant professor in the SMU Department of Economics, Serra’s research methodology is unique — relying on lab experiments in which players gain and lose real money. Her work is frequently cited by other researchers studying the field of bribery. In November the directors and officers of the International Foundation for Research in Experimental Economics honored Serra as the inaugural recipient of the $50,000 [...]

By | 2017-12-14T08:16:27+00:00 December 13th, 2017|Dedman College Research, Economics, Faculty News|Comments Off on SMU economist wins $50,000 “budding genius” prize with highly cited corruption research

Dedman College faculty books for your holiday gift-giving list

SMU News Originally Posted: December 11, 2017 Complete your holiday gift list with books published in 2017 by Dedman College faculty. Some selections are available at the SMU bookstore. Most are available via online booksellers unless otherwise noted. READ THE FULL LIST Books by Dedman College faculty Manjhi Moves a Mountain (Creston Books), by Nancy Churnin, shows how everyone can make a difference if their heart is big enough. When young Dashrath Manjhi realizes the mountain separates his poor village from a nearby village with schools, markets and a hospital, he sees a solution no one else can imagine. With only his hammer, chisel, grit and determination, Manjhi spends 20 years carving a path through the mountain. Rachel Ball-Phillips, SMU’s adjunct lecturer of South Asian [...]

By | 2017-12-12T08:15:36+00:00 December 13th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Embrey Human Rights Events, Faculty News, History, Physics|Comments Off on Dedman College faculty books for your holiday gift-giving list

Congratulations to Anthropology Ph.D. Candidate Rachel Burger, Recently Awarded a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Award

Department of Anthropology Facebook Page Originally Posted: November 15, 2017 "Rachel’s research examines the affects of population aggregation on food acquisition behavior. Food security, the availability of and access to safe and healthy food, is a key question in global social theory and a primary concern for developing nations. As the world's population increases, longitudinal data is necessary to understand how best to measure food insecurity in modern communities and to predict, prepare for, and respond to future trends in food availability and access as the environment changes. Archaeology is perfectly poised to examine how communities in the past collectively managed crucial animal protein resources and how such practices can lead to food sovereignty (the democratic production and distribution of food) and enduring traditions over time. [...]

By | 2017-11-15T18:15:54+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Anthropology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Graduate News|Comments Off on Congratulations to Anthropology Ph.D. Candidate Rachel Burger, Recently Awarded a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Award

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

Prestigious Academy welcomes SMU anthropologist

SMU Magazine Originally Posted: November 1, 2017 SMU anthropologist Caroline Brettell celebrated her election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences during a ceremony at the Academy’s headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts on October 7. The 228 new fellows and foreign honorary members — representing the sciences, the humanities and the arts, business, public affairs and the nonprofit sector — were announced in April as members of one of the world’s most prestigious honorary societies. In addition to Brettell, the class of 2017 includes actress Carol Burnett, musician John Legend, playwright Lynn Nottage, immunologist James Allison and many others. Brettell is the fourth SMU faculty member to be elected to the Academy. She joins David Meltzer, Henderson-Morrison Professor of Prehistory in Dedman College (class of 2013), Scurlock University Professor of Human Values Charles Curran (class of 2010), [...]

By | 2017-11-10T10:50:20+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Anthropology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News|Comments Off on Prestigious Academy welcomes SMU anthropologist

SMU Clements Center for Southwest Studies to Host Nov. 15 Book Prize Event for Three Roads to Magdalena Author

SMU News Originally Posted: Nov. 8, 2017 David Wallace Adams developed the book during a Clements Center fellowship DALLAS (SMU) – Acclaimed as a unique and enduring window into borderlands history, David Wallace Adams’ 2016 book, Three Roads to Magdalena: Coming of Age in a Southwest Borderland, 1890-1990, will be awarded this year’s Weber-Clements Prize for Best Non-Fiction Book on Southwestern America Wednesday, Nov. 15, at SMU. The free public event, hosted by the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, will be held in the Texana Room of Fondren Library, 6404 Hilltop Lane. A reception from 5 to 5:30 will be followed by a lecture and book-signing from 5:30 to 6:30. Seating for the event is limited; register here or contact swcenter@smu.edu, 214-768-3684 or raelmore@smu.edu. Three Roads [...]

By | 2017-11-08T16:01:33+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Anthropology|Comments Off on SMU Clements Center for Southwest Studies to Host Nov. 15 Book Prize Event for Three Roads to Magdalena Author
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