Margaret Sala has been awarded an NSF Graduate Fellowship. This is a three year award and very competitive. Rose Ashraf won the award for best graduate student paper at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Human Development held in Denver on March 17-19.
Dedman College Alumnus William C. Roberts, MD, Earns Lifetime Achievement Award From American College of Cardiology
SMU Magazine Originally Posted: March 22, 2016 Physician William C. Roberts ’54, executive director of the Baylor Heart and Vascular Institute (BHVI), has been awarded the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) for his contributions to the cardiovascular profession. The award, which is the highest recognition bestowed by the ACC, honors Roberts’ outstanding work in cardiac pathology. Roberts will receive the award at the American College of Cardiology’s 65th Annual Scientific Session and Expo on April 4 in Chicago. The ACC was founded in 1949 and has more than 49,000 members worldwide. “I am humbled and honored to receive this award from my peers,” Roberts says. “I am proud and pleased that the Baylor Heart and Vascular Institute has played [...]
March 18, 2016 Congratulations to the the recipients of this year's Dean’s Research Council grants. The Dean’s Research Council provides competitively awarded seed funding for faculty research and allows them to compete for larger grants and fellowships outside SMU. Sciences Peng Tao Department of Chemistry Extending the Protein Evolution Paradigm to Combat Antibiotic Drug Resistance Karen Lupo Department of Anthropology Exposing the Myth of the Pristine Rain Forest: Building the Case for the Cultural Landscapes in the Tropical Forests of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Jingbo Ye Department of Physics Developing an Integrated Circuit that Drives Arrays with Ultra Low Power Humanities Phillipe Chuard Department of Philosophy Time Consciousness: The Lockean View
Seniors: Rianna Airitam, Lindsey Anderson, Jeremy Arata, Alicia Arnold, Antonia Brito, Laura Buckley, Ida Bustnes, Christy Carlson, Emily Dombrowski, Hannah Duke, Kayley El-Arab, Jennifer Foster, Brooke Fothergill,Alexis Gambino, Wilson Gomez,Simina Grecu, Sami Hawwa, Estelle Hernandez, Haley High, Eugene Kim, Conner Kline, Sophie Kramer, Olivia Leonard, Austin McGinnis, Colleen McKenzie, Briana Monsalve, Alexander Munoz, Tracy Nelson, Iqra Parupia, Samantha Perry, Divya Pranav, Hena Rafiq, Anika Reza, Annika Rieger, Amy Roesler, Daniel Rostro, Tyrell Russell, Ankit Sharma, Dana Sherman, Sarah Siddiqui, Kaycee Smith, Kelsey Smith, Megan Sunderland, Kyle Swartz, Shannon Swisher, Ziyi Tang, Christianne Teague, Averi White Juniors: Hope Anderson, Madison Gafford, Anthony Jeffries, Benjamin Joseph, Uma Lad, Niccolo Lazzara, Madeline Madrazo, Kaitlyn Montan, Patricia Nance, Olivia Nguyen, Kelsey O'Leary, Manuel Rangel, Matthew Reitz, Haley Stutts, Courtney Tibbetts
https://youtu.be/QgpPM7IscyY In early February, A. Shonn Evans Brown was honored as one of five Dedman Law Distinguished Alumni of 2016. She gives back regularly to SMU by meeting with current sociology undergraduate students as well as serving as a mentor to Dedman law school students. We are honored to have her in our community of active alumni.
SMU graduate and undergraduate students presented results of ongoing and completed SMU-based research on February 10. Dedman College students received an impressive 20 awards. Research Day aims to foster communication between students in different disciplines, give students the opportunity to present their work in a professional setting, and share the outstanding research being conducted at SMU with their peers and industry professionals from the greater Dallas community. CLICK HERE for a full list of Research Day winners
SMU News Originally Posted: December 11, 2015 As tribute to 30 years of teaching at SMU and five-plus decades of social activism, the Dallas Peace & Justice Center has awarded Embrey Human Rights Program Director Rick Halperin with a Lifetime Achievement Award. During his acceptance speech at a celebration dinner Dec. 3, Halperin turned the spotlight from himself to others, asking 10 SMU students in attendance to stand. “I want to show you the face of the future,” Halperin said of the human rights majors and minors. “This is what hope looks like.” Since joining SMU in 1985, the popular teacher has taught an estimated 5,000 students in history courses, as well as human rights classes that began in 1990. Philanthropist sisters and SMU alumnae [...]
SMUMUSTANGS.com Congratulations to senior setter Avery Acker. She was named the Academic All-American of the Year, College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced Thursday. Acker earned the academic equivalent of a National Player of the Year award with a 3.95 GPA in accounting with minors in chemistry and biology, and has been accepted into medical school. READ MORE
Congratulations Harold Stanley, a distinguished member of the Political Science faculty, recently named Vice President for Executive Affairs
SMU NEWS Originally Posted: December 8, 2015 Academic leader and political science scholar Harold W. Stanley has been named SMU’s vice president for executive affairs, effective Feb. 1, 2016. Stanley has been serving as vice president for academic affairs and provost ad interim since June. He previously served as an SMU associate provost. In his new role he will work with SMU President R. Gerald Turner on strategic planning, campus master planning and a variety of other University matters. He replaces Thomas E. Barry, who has served in the position since 1995. Barry has announced his retirement from that position, effective Dec. 31. “Harold Stanley’s service in the Office of the Provost has provided him with deep knowledge of the University and its operations,” Turner [...]
SMU NEWS Originally Posted: December 4, 2015 National data mining competition features analytical and problem-solving skills A team of eight SMU students has been awarded second place and another team of five students received honorable mention in the annual SAS Analytics Shootout competition. The data mining competition winners were announced at the annual SAS Analytics Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. For the ninth straight year, SAS and the Institute for Health and Business Insight partnered to provide student and faculty teams with an opportunity to apply analytical skills and solve a real-world problem during the Analytics Shootout. This year’s problem dealt with predicting both electrical energy production from renewable sources and energy consumption of buildings in a city. The problem statement for the 2015 [...]