Event 12/8: Statistics Tutorial: A Minimum Distance Approach

Event Date: 12/8/16 Location: The Forum, Hughes-Trigg Student Center Time: 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. with refreshments Join Dr. Cornelis Potgieter (Statistics) for a tutorial providing an overview of some of the tools often used in statistical analysis. These tools include methods of parameter estimation and statistical inference, methods which can often be formulated using a minimum distance framework. The notions of parametric and nonparametric statistics will be introduced and discussed in the context of this minimum distance framework. Several examples to illustrate the methods will be discussed. Link for more information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Events  

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Event: Data Mining Tutorial: Methods and Tools

Event date: November 30, 2016 Location: Vester Hughes Auditorium, Caruth Hall 147 Time: 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. Join Dr. Michael Hahsler (Lyle) as he presents a tutorial on Data Mining. The event will cover an introduction to data mining, the data mining process and the core methods used by data mining professionals and highlight how they are related to the fields of statistics, optimization and machine learning. The tutorial will also review available tools and examples. Link for more information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Events

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Event on 12/5- Data is Made Up of Stories: University-wide Futures from the Digital Humanities Series Direct Encounters with History: Summer of Darkness and the Performance of Archive

Event Date: December 5, 2016 Location: The Forum, Hughes Trigg Student Center Time: 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. RSVP: https://smudigitalhumanities.eventbrite.com Andrew and Anindita Basu Sempere present a case study of the Summer of Darkness iOS app, a digital humanities project that tells the story of "The Year Without Summer" through real-time notifications, weather animations, and excerpts of letters, journals, and literary works. Link for more information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Events  

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Philosophy of Art: A Workshop

Event Date: Nov. 11, 2016 Location: Florence Hall 100 Time : 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (see website for detailed schedule) Join the DCII "Languages of Art and the Art of the Conceptual" Fellows seminar for their first workshop of the semester. Invited speakers will discuss, "Some Ideas about the Metaphysics of Stories", "Artistic Luck", "Varieties of Fiction in Photography" and "Analog and Digital Interpretation". Link for more information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Events    

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Educational Assessments in the Digital Environment—Visualizing Problem-Solving Process

Event Date: 11/4/2016 Location: Heroy Science Hall, Room 153 Time: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Dr. Yue (Helena) Jia of the Educational Testing Service (ETS) will illustrate specific data visualization approaches for student-system interactions that are being evaluated at ETS in the field of education, testing, and measurement. Link for more information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Events Contact: Xinlei (Sherry) Wang swang@smu.edu

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Life Challenges Human Resilience

Event Date: 11/1/16 Location: Hughes-Trigg Portico BCD Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Please join the DCII Life Challenges and Human Resilience Research Cluster in conversation about scholarship and interventions related to challenging life experiences and people’s responses to them. For more information visit, http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Events

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“Gender Migration” by Dr. Caroline Brettell, Ruth Collins Altshuler Prof of Anthropology, director of the Interdisciplinary Institute

SMU Research Originally Posted: October 13, 2016 Gender roles, relations, and ideologies are major aspects of migration. In a timely book on the subject, SMU anthropologist Caroline B. Brettell argues that understanding gender relations is vital to a full and more nuanced explanation of both the causes and the consequences of migration, in the past and at present. Gender and Migration (Polity, 2016) explores gendered labor markets, laws and policies, and the transnational model of migration. With that, Brettell tackles a variety of issues such as how gender shapes the roles that men and women play in the construction of immigrant family and community life, debates concerning transnational motherhood, and how gender structures the immigrant experience for men and women more broadly. “I have been [...]

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Data is Made Up of Stories: University-wide Futures from the Digital Humanities Series Digital Face of the Transatlantic Slave Trade Project

Event Date: November 7, 2016 Location: The Forum, Hughes Trigg Student Center Time:11:45 a.m. Join Professor Eltis from Emory University as he assess the impact of www.slavevoyages since its launch in 2008 on scholarship on slavery in the Atlantic world and more especially on how the site has interacted with the digital humanities revolution. Lunch Provided. RSVP athttp://digitalhumanities.eventbrite.com. Link for more information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Events  

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SMU Lecture Oct. 20: Political Leanings May Be Genetic

SMU NEWS Originally Posted: October 11, 2016 Fear and disgust reflexes correlate with stronger conservative values DALLAS (SMU) – In the past 30 years, scientists have discovered that traits like alcoholism, sexual orientation and being left-handed are determined genetically, rather than by an individual’s environment. Now, Rice Political Science Professor John R. Alford wants to add another trait to that list: political inclination. It’s a line of research that could give a whole new meaning to “the politics of fear.” “The stronger your startle reflex, the more likely you are to favor a conservative national defense policy or Trump’s idea to build a wall,” Alford says. “We do the same thing with disgust. People vary by how easily disgusted they are at rotten food or [...]

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Professor Brettell presents on U.S. immigration policies

Daily Collegian Originally Posted: September 28, 2016 Anthropologist Caroline Brettell, a professor at Southern Methodist University, presented the lecture “Gender and Migration of U.S. Immigration policies” on Tuesday, Sept. 27 in the Campus Center. In her lecture, hosted by the department of anthropology, she talked about the relationship between gender and the causes and consequences of migration. Brettell began the lecture by introducing a story about a woman from India whose husband worked in Texas, went back to India to marry her, and brought her back to the United States. Although the woman was educated in the U.S., she was unable to continue working due to her visa status. Required to start over, the woman went to classes at the local community college. She succeeded [...]

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