It is with great sadness that we write to inform you that A. Lee McAlester, former Dean of Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences and long-time member of the Department of Earth Sciences and Professor Emeritus, passed away on December 27, 2016 in Tyler, Texas. Arrangements are pending at this time. We send our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Lee McAlester. Additionally, all are invited to the Memorial Service on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at 3 pm in McCord Auditorium, 306 Dallas Hall, followed by a reception in The Rotunda. The following is from the Jan. 1, 2017, edition of The Dallas Morning News.
Vol. 2 Features: Dean's Message The Slope of Success Dedman College Scholars: Building on Success In and Out of the Classroom Part One: Helping Exceptional Students Find Their Way Part Two: A Lasting Impact Part Three: Preparing for the Future Student Feature A Tower Scholar’s Life in Uganda Faculty Features Grappling with Culture and Citizenship: Dr. Hervé Tchumkam Explores French Identity Sharing Ideas Across Oceans: Department of Chemistry to Host International Exchange Bringing the Past into Context: Dr. Jo Guldi and the Digital Humanities Science at an Unprecedented Scale World Changers Major in World Languages Alumni Feature ‘My Passion, My Philanthropy:’ Lauren Embrey on Giving Bold and ‘Now’ What's New Biophysics: New Major on the Hilltop
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
SMU NEWS DALLAS (SMU) — R. Hal Williams was a master teacher who inspired generations of SMU students as a professor and chair of the University’s Department of History. He served as an academic leader as dean of Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences and later as dean of research and graduate studies. He died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, after a brief illness. Dr. Williams came to SMU from the faculty of Yale University in 1975. He joined SMU as a full professor and chair of the Department of History. In 1980, while continuing to teach and publish, he became dean of The College, now called Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, a position he held until 1988. When Robert H. and Nancy Dedman gave [...]
Children of Henry L. “Buddy” Gray and Rebecca A. Gray announce planned gift in honor of their parents
SMU News Originally Posted: January 27, 2016 DALLAS (SMU) – A lifelong passion for family, teaching and research was celebrated Jan. 15 when the children of retired SMU faculty member Henry L. “Buddy” Gray and his wife, Rebecca, surprised their parents with a $1.5 million planned gift in their honor. The gift, made by the Gray’s son, M. Scott Gray ’90, and his partner, Duane Minix, on behalf of all of the Gray’s children, will establish the Henry L. and Rebecca A. Gray Endowed Chair in Statistical Sciences in SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. “SMU has been my life,” Buddy Gray said at a ceremony in Heroy Hall. Scott Gray said love for his work defined his father, who frequently exclaimed: “Can you [...]
The Department of World Languages and Literatures, Dedman College Dean Thomas DiPiero and the Cultural Service at the French Embassy host: A conversation with author Fiston Mwanza Mujila. 2 p.m. today (Friday, Oct. 2) in room 100 of Hyer Hall, 6424 Robert S. Hyer Lane, on the SMU campus. READ MORE
SMU Daily Campus Originally Posted: September 10, 2015 On Wednesday, Sept. 2, dean Thomas DiPiero of SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences hosted a lecture discussing Harper Lee’s newest novel “To Go Set A Watchmen.” To celebrate the 55th anniversary of her Pulitzer Prize winning novel “To Kill A Mockingbird,” Lee released the story’s ‘prequel’ in July. The 1960’s classic is one of the most influential American novels of its time; it has sold over 40 million copies and has been translated into 40 different languages. The cultural and social issues that create Lee’s first novel lead experts like DiPiero to believe that it is important to read “To Kill A Mockingbird” again as an adult. Although it is a required reading in nearly [...]
Join Dedman College Dean Thomas DiPiero in a discussion of what became of Scout and Atticus Finch and how we now interpret this literary work. RSVP by Friday, August 28th to firstname.lastname@example.org.
KERA Originally Posted: July 29, 2015 The Return Of Harper Lee Earlier this month, HarperCollins published Go Set a Watchman, the novel Harper Lee called the “parent” of To Kill a Mockingbird. This hour, we’ll talk about how the book has us reconsidering Atticus Finch and the rest of the Mockingbird universe with Thomas DiPiero, dean of the Dedman College of Humanities at SMU. DiPiero reviewed Watchman for the New York Post. LISTEN