SMU Forum Originally Posted: May 4, 2018 Klaus Desmet, Ruth and Kenneth Altshuler Centennial Interdisciplinary Professor in Economics, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, has been appointed Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) in the International Trade & Investment and Political Economy program. It is a major recognition honoring senior scholars who have made deep impact in their fields, says Economics Chair Santanu Roy: “The NBER is the most prestigious national think tank that brings together researchers in economic policy and empirical economic analysis.” Bonnie Wheeler, Associate Professor of English and Director of Medieval Studies, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, won the 2018 Robert L. Kindrick-CARA Award for Outstanding Service to Medieval Studies, presented by the Medieval Academy of America. “Professor [...]
Event Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 Location: Dallas Hall Rotunda Time: 5:00 PM Take a break on reading day and join us for the second annual faculty book fest! Featuring books from faculty across campus, the book fest is a celebration of all books published by SMU faculty in 2017. Enjoy refreshments and raffle prizes and hear from the authors themselves!
SMU Athletics Originally Posted: April 27, 2018 On Sunday night at the annual Pony Awards, SMU took a night to honor the many achievements of Mustang student-athletes this year. The most prestigious honor, the Athletic Director's S.P.I.R.I.T. Award, was presented to football's Justin Lawler and women's soccer's Claire Oates for epitomizing SMU's values of Service, Passion, Integrity, Respect, Innovation and Teamwork. Click here to read the full list of nominees and award winners.
SMU Athletics Originally Posted: April 23, 2018 DALLAS (SMU) – SMU bestowed 35 academic honors on 24 student-athletes representing 11 varsity sports programs. The women's swimming and diving team and equestrian team led all programs with five honorees. Eki Olumese, a senior on the rowing team, garnered six honors including Rhodes Scholar finalist. One of three members of the rowing program recognized, Olumese is a Gates Cambridge Scholar finalist, a Hamilton Undergraduate Research Scholar, the Robert and Nancy Dedman Outstanding Senior Student, an Outstanding Senior Student in Health and Society and a Phi Beta Kappa Academic Honor Society inductee. Rowing junior captain Emily Fogg was named a recipient of the Robert Stewart Hyer Society's 2018 University Achievement Award, and volleyball standout Montana Watts was inducted into the society. The Hyer Society [...]
American Academy of Religion Originally Posted: March 27, 2018 The Committee on Teaching and Learning is pleased to announce Jill DeTemple is the recipient of the 2018 Excellence in Teaching Award. The AAR Award for Excellence in Teaching recognizes the importance of teaching and honors outstanding teaching in the field. Dr. Jill DeTemple is Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Religious Studies at Southern Methodist University. She received her BA in Asian Studies from Bowdoin College, her MTS in Christianity and Culture from Harvard Divinity School, and her PhD in Religious Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research interests include faith-based economic development, Latin American religions, Pentecostalism, and the use of dialogue in classrooms to [...]
The Dallas Paleontological Society (DPS) scholarship committee recently awarded The Frank Crane Memorial Scholarship to Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences graduate student Myria Perez. “I have had the incredible opportunity to be involved in a research project that will be seen by millions of people from around the globe,” says Myria Perez. “During my four years at Southern Methodist University, I have unjacketed, cleaned, and used 3D technology to reveal 72 million year old marine reptile fossils from the country of Angola in the paleontology laboratories. The research from SMU will be shared through an exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.” “As a core member on the exhibit planning team, I have been able to work with [...]
Originally Posted: March 6, 2018 In honoring women’s accomplishments in Math and Sciences, several professional organizations are highlighting stories in different venues. The March issue of the Notices of the American Mathematical Society showcases 27 outstanding mathematicians. On behalf of the SMU Department of Mathematics, I would like to recognize some recent alumni who earned a BS or PHD degree in Mathematics and have started a new journey with varied and exciting possibilities. While there is much work to be done on increasing female representation in STEM, we share our pride of these young SMU alumni and wish them continuing success. I also want to take this opportunity to reach all of our alumni and invite them to share their journey and how your Math [...]
SMU Forum Originally Posted: March 1, 2018 SMU’s Department of Residence Life and Student Housing (RLSH) honored 35 outstanding professors at the 2017-18 HOPE AwardsBanquet Tuesday, Feb. 6. HOPE (Honoring Our Professors’ Excellence) Award recipients are named through RLSH student staff member nominations as professors who “have made a significant impact to our academic education both inside and outside of the classroom.” Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences 2017-18 HOPE Award honorees: Stephanie Amsel, English (Discernment and Discourse) Joan Arbery, English (Discernment and Discourse) Sarah Bogard, World Languages and Literatures (Spanish) Richard Bozorth, English Teresa Brentegani, World Languages and Literatures (Italian) Alejandro D’Brot, Biological Sciences LeeAnn Derdeyn, English (Discernment and Discourse) Jill DeTemple, Religious Studies Kirsten Egerstrom, Philosophy Xiao Hu, World Languages and Literatures (Chinese) Bruce Levy, English (Discernment and [...]
The Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute is now accepting applications from SMU undergraduates for 2018-2019 Mayer Fellowships. Please review application instructions posted on the DCII web page. Link for more information: https://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Programs/Mayer
Meadows News Originally Posted: Feb. 6, 2018 Congrats to the SMU debate team and specifically to Dedman College team members: Maggie Cook-Allen (B.A. Political Science, B.A. Philosophy ’21), Mark “Chip” Myers (B.A. History ’21), and Darcy Wyatt (B.S. Biochemistry ’21). Below is an excerpt from Meadows School of the Arts news: The team may have been small, but their awards were many. Over the February 3-4 weekend, four members of the SMU Debate team traveled to Bryan, Texas, for the Texas Intercollegiate Forensics Association (TIFA) state championships at Blinn College. Competing against 13 other Texas universities and colleges, they took home top speaker, top scoring school, top novice debater and more in the International Public Debate Association (IPDA) division. The accolades continue a long winning streak for [...]