SMU named one of the top 3 colleges on College Factual’s list of the best colleges in Texas

USA Today College Originally Posted: July 17, 2017 This article was written by Megan Cahill and originally appeared on College Factual, a website that helps college students student get their best fit education for less. College Factual uses statistics to stop students from being treated like one. Its content is produced independently of USA TODAY. Texas is a large state with numerous higher education institutions. You have your choice of public or private schools, along with schools that focus on research or are grounded in the liberal arts. Each of these schools offers students something unique. Below are the top 10 colleges in Texas, based on College Factual’s ranking system. These schools rise to the top of over 60 four-year institutions in the state. You [...]

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Texas Trailblazer Award to go to Dedman College Board Member Lynn McBee

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: July 13, 2017 The Family Place will present the Texas Trailblazer Award to civic leader Lynn McBee at a luncheon benefit on Oct. 6. As chair of the Family Place Foundation, McBee has led the campaign to finance the agency's new, expanded headquarters and shelter for battered women and children. Unveiled last month, the complex is set to begin receiving residents on July 24. "She helped us reach a pinnacle we'd never achieved before, raising almost $17 million in under two years," said CEO Paige Flink. "And she does so much for the whole city. She works 20 hours a day, I think." READ MORE

By | 2017-07-15T18:17:57+00:00 July 15th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences|Comments Off on Texas Trailblazer Award to go to Dedman College Board Member Lynn McBee

Alex Lippert’s research uses chemistry to develop affordable, glowing internal imaging techniques

SMU News Originally Posted: June 15, 2017 SMU chemist Alex Lippert has received a prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Award, expected to total $611,000 over five years, to fund his research into alternative internal imaging techniques. NSF CAREER Awards are given to tenure-track faculty members who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research in American colleges and universities. Lippert, an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry in SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Science, is an organic chemist and adviser to four doctoral students and five undergraduates who assist in his research. Lippert’s team develops synthetic organic compounds that glow in reaction to certain conditions. For example, when injected into a mouse’s tumor, the [...]

By | 2017-06-28T09:16:24+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Chemistry, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News|Comments Off on Alex Lippert’s research uses chemistry to develop affordable, glowing internal imaging techniques

‘The March Continues’ for Hope Anderson

SMU News Originally Posted: June 27, 2017 Newly minted SMU graduate Hope Anderson is one of only 30 American and European college students selected to receive a human rights fellowship honoring civil rights icon and congressman John Lewis (D-GA) and focused on restorative justice in Atlanta. Anderson will participate in a John Lewis Fellowship July 5-30, collaborating on a public policy-blueprint for resolving some of Atlanta’s biggest social problems, from the school-to-prison pipeline to residential segregation. As part of her fellowship, sponsored by Humanity in Action and The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, “we’ll be exploring what civil rights means in 2017,” says Anderson, a Richardson native who earned SMU degrees in human rights, history and sociology May 20. “We’ll also be looking [...]

By | 2017-06-27T08:55:52+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Embrey Human Rights Events|Comments Off on ‘The March Continues’ for Hope Anderson

SMU chemist wins prestigious NSF Career Award

SMU Research Originally Posted: June 15, 2017 Alex Lippert’s research uses chemistry to develop affordable, glowing internal imaging techniques SMU chemist Alex Lippert has received a prestigious National Science Foundation Career Award, expected to total $611,000 over five years, to fund his research into alternative internal imaging techniques. NSF Career Awards are given to tenure-track faculty members who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research in American colleges and universities. Lippert, an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry in SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, is an organic chemist and adviser to four doctoral students and five undergraduates who assist in his research. Lippert’s team develops synthetic organic compounds that glow in reaction [...]

By | 2017-06-16T06:39:11+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Chemistry, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News|Comments Off on SMU chemist wins prestigious NSF Career Award

Zhong Lu, Earth Sciences, named 2017 Ford Research Fellow

SMU News Originally Posted: May 18, 2017 This is an excerpt of an SMU press release. Read the original by clicking here. Congratulations to Zhong Lu, Shuler-Foscue Endowed Chair and director of graduate studies in the Huffington Department of Earth Sciences, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. Lu is one of four outstanding SMU professors honored for their scholarship and research with the 2017 Ford Research Fellowships. The awards were presented during the Board of Trustees meeting Thursday, May 4. Zhong Lu's geophysics research focuses on the use of satellite-borne radar to detect subtle changes in the earth’s surface preceding volcanic eruptions. He also researches volcano deformation, earthquake deformation mapping, fault geometry and modeling, and ground-water basin analysis. His work with InSAR (Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar) includes underground nuclear explosion monitoring, landslide [...]

By | 2017-05-25T08:48:50+00:00 May 25th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Earth Sciences, Faculty News|Comments Off on Zhong Lu, Earth Sciences, named 2017 Ford Research Fellow

Elira Kuka, economics, appointed to prestigious national research organization

SMU Research Originally Posted: May 10, 2017 SMU economics professor wins prestigious appointment to nation’s premier organization for impartial economic research, the National Bureau of Economic Research. The National Bureau of Economic Research, the nation’s leading nonprofit economic research organization, has appointed SMU Assistant Professor Elira Kuka a faculty research fellow. Kuka is in the SMU Department of Economics. She will be a fellow in the NBER’s research program on children, a key policy area. NBER, founded in 1920, is a private, non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to conducting economic research and to disseminating research findings among academics, public policy makers and business professionals. The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) is the most prestigious and active research organization in economic policy and empirical analysis in [...]

By | 2017-05-22T08:36:38+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Economics, Faculty News|Comments Off on Elira Kuka, economics, appointed to prestigious national research organization

Two outstanding Dedman College professors named 2017-19 Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professors

SMU News Originally Posted: May 11, 2017 Congratulations to Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences 2017-19 Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professors honorees, Stephen Sekula, Department of Physics and Kathleen Wellman, Department of History. They were two of four SMU teachers that received the award during the Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday, May 4, 2017. Sekula and Wellman will join  fellow active returning Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences member Gabriela Vokic, Department of World Languages and Literatures (Spanish). Each year since 2001, the Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor Awards, named for SMU Trustee Ruth Altshuler, recognize SMU faculty members for their commitment to and achievements in fostering student learning. “These are faculty whose concerns for higher education go beyond classroom boundaries and often the boundaries of their own discipline,” according to the CTE. “They represent the highest [...]

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Dedman College graduate receives Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Awards

SMU News Originally Posted: May 8, 2017 *This is an excerpt of an SMU news press release. To read the full release click here. JENNIE LEE DALLAS (SMU) – SMU bachelor of music and world languages graduate Jennie Lee has accepted a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Award to spend 10 months teaching English in Germany. But she won’t be your typical English teacher. Building on the interests and activities she discovered at SMU before graduating in 2016, she’ll teach English through extra-curricular activities like after-school yoga classes and singing lessons. “I studied opera in college and got a degree in vocal performance and world languages,” says Lee, who came to SMU from a traditional conservatory prep school background and earned a place in Pi Kappa [...]

By | 2017-05-09T08:31:29+00:00 May 9th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, World Languages and Literatures|Comments Off on Dedman College graduate receives Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Awards

Ernest Jouriles named SMU’s first G. Dale McKissick Endowed Professor of Psychology

SMU News Originally Posted: May 2, 2017 Ernest N. Jouriles, Dedman Family Distinguished Professor in SMU’s Department of Psychology and an internationally recognized expert in the psychology of family and relationship violence, has been named the University’s first G. Dale McKissick Endowed Professor of Psychology. He will begin his new duties on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017. The professorship was made possible in 2014 through the estate of SMU alumnus McKissick, who graduated with a B.B.A. degree in 1950 and M.B.A. degree in 1954. Jouriles has several programs of research (in collaboration with SMU Professor of Psychology and Dedman College Senior Associate Dean for Research Renee McDonald). One program focuses on violence in adolescent romantic relationships and is dedicated to reaching a better understanding of risk factors for sexual and relationship violence among adolescents, [...]

By | 2017-05-03T11:09:17+00:00 May 3rd, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Psychology|Comments Off on Ernest Jouriles named SMU’s first G. Dale McKissick Endowed Professor of Psychology
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