Perot Museum, DCII host ‘Past, Present and Future’ fossil lecture downtown on Thursday Feb. 23, 2017

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science and SMU invite the entire University community to a special event on Thursday, Feb. 23. Scott Wing, curator of fossil plants at the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, will speak on “Past, Present & Future – The Truth Is In the Fossils.” A catered reception will precede the lecture at 6 p.m., with remarks at 6:30 p.m. Complimentary valet service is available. Dr. Wing’s lecture is co-hosted by Dedman College’s Scott-Hawkins Lecture Series and the Perot Museum’s Founders Circle Lectures, and presented by Charles Schwab. The event is free and requires an RSVP (two guests per response maximum). To RSVP or request additional guests, contact the Perot Museum, 214-756-5729. READ MORE

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Request for Proposals for Undergraduate Mayer Fellows, 2017-2018

Each academic year, DCII sponsors six undergraduate Mayer Undergraduate Research Fellows. These students have a double major or a major and minor(s), and at least one of these must be in Dedman College. With two faculty mentors, each Mayer Fellow conducts a research project that combines and integrates the perspectives of his/her major(s)/minor(s). Mayer Fellows have access to funds to use for research travel or for other expenses related to their research project. See website for details. Link for more information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Programs/Mayer

Event: Feb. 23 The Meaning of Fossils in the New Age of Humans

Event Date: February 23, 2017 Location: Perot Museum of Nature and Science (2201 N Field St) Time: 6-8 PM The DCII, through support from the Scott Hawkins lecture series, and in collaboration with the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, invite you to an evening lecture titled, “The Meaning of Fossils in the New Age of Humans”. Dr. Scott Wing, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, will talk about how fossils inform us about our future, particularly with regard to climate change. Please RSVP at PerotRSVP@perotmuseum.org or 214-756-5729. Business attire. Reception. Complimentary Valet. For more information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Events Contact: Bonnie Jacobs bjacobs@mail.smu.edu

By | February 9th, 2017|DCII, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Earth Sciences, Events|Comments Off on Event: Feb. 23 The Meaning of Fossils in the New Age of Humans

Event: Feb. 15 Intersections of Creativity and Interdisciplinarity A Panel Discussion and Interactive Event

Event Date: February 15, 2017 Location: Meadows Museum Time: 6:00 p.m. Creativity approaches the innovative, novel, and valuable in multiple fields, encompassing education, design, science, leadership and many others; it is by definition an interdisciplinary endeavor. It is in this spirit, we are pleased to offer three panelists who are embracing creativity in a variety of disciplines and with a wide range of audiences. For more information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intersections-of-creativity-and-interdisciplinarity-tickets-31859511657   Contact: Kate Montgomery kmontgom@mail.smu.edu

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Event: Feb. 13 What Makes a Better Life for Farmed Animals? Some Philosophical Considerations

  Event Date: February 13 Location: Hyer Hall, Room 200 Time: 4:00 p.m. About the speaker: Paul B. Thompson holds the W.K. Kellogg Chair in Agricultural, Food and Community Ethics at Michigan State University. He has written widely on food ethics, and has served both industrial commodity producer groups and the American Humane Association in an advisory capacity for animal welfare. His book, From Field to Fork: Food Ethics for Everyone was published by Oxford University Press in 2015. Link for more information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Events Contact: Jean Kazaz, jkazez@mail.smu.edu

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Event: Feb. 10 The Musical Mind: A Workshop

Event Date: February 10, 2017 Location: Hughes-Trigg Atrium and Meadows School of the Arts 2020 Time: 10am-12pm in Hughes Trigg, 1:30-3:30pm and 4-6pm in Meadows   Join invited speakers, Lawrence Zbikowski (U. of Chicago), Robert S. Hatten, (U.T. Austin), and Jerrold Levinson (U. of Maryland) as they present a day long workshop on the 'musical mind'. Link for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/571937223010072/   Additional Contact: pchuard@smu.edu

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Save the date: 3/30/17 Chimurenga Music: Concert and Conversation

Event Date: March 30, 2017 Location: Hughes-Trigg Student Center Theater Time: The lecture is 6-7 pm and concert 7-9 pm This event brings together African musicians and historians with SMU students and faculty. This public event of interspaced conversation and song will involve two Zimbabweans who have put mbira music on the world stage, Dr. Thomas Mapfumo and his Blacks Unlimited Band and Professor Mhoze Chikowero (UCSB), author of the definitive text on Zimbabwean music, African Music, Power, and Being in Colonial Zimbabwe. Sponsored by the Scott Hawkins Lecture Fund and the Department of History. Link for more information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Events    

By | January 27th, 2017|DCII, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Events|Comments Off on Save the date: 3/30/17 Chimurenga Music: Concert and Conversation

Request for Proposals for Annual Fellows Seminar, 2017-2018

The Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute is now soliciting proposals from faculty for an Annual Fellows Seminar for the 2017-2018 Academic Year. For application details, please see: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Programs/AnnualFellowsSeminars. Deadline is March 3rd, 2017.

By | January 18th, 2017|DCII, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News|Comments Off on Request for Proposals for Annual Fellows Seminar, 2017-2018

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

By | November 21st, 2016|DCII, Dedman College Research, Events, Faculty News|Comments Off on Event: Data Mining Tutorial: Methods and Tools
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