Congratulations to the Class of 2018, our newest alumni!

SMU Magazine Originally Posted: June 2018 At the all-University Commencement ceremony on May 19, featured speaker Randall L. Stephenson, chairman and CEO of AT&T, challenged members of the Class of 2018 to “make every effort not to live your life in a straight line.” The day was filled with hugs, laughter and pony ears as the new graduates looked back on their four exciting years on the Hilltop and forward to their futures as world changers. Since rising to the position of CEO in 2007, Stephenson has guided AT&T through a number of major milestones, including the ongoing acquisition of Time Warner, the 2015 acquisition of DIRECTV, and the purchase of Mexican wireless companies to create a North American network. Stephenson also has led AT&T’s [...]

By | 2018-06-18T11:00:28+00:00 June 18th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Events|Comments Off on Congratulations to the Class of 2018, our newest alumni!

From her green childhood to our sustainable future

SMU News Originally Posted: May 23, 2018 Congratulations to Adrienn Sánta ‘18 who left SMU with two bachelor’s degrees – one in mechanical engineering from the Lyle School of Engineering and another in math from Dedman College of Humanities and Science. Championship swimming skills and a certain fearlessness brought Adrienn Sánta from a small town in Hungary to Dallas and SMU, but it’s a little mobile greenhouse called “Evie” that has helped her find her passion. Adrienn grew up in the 2000-year-old town of Pecs in southwest Hungary, near the border with Croatia.  She started swimming at 4, and was doing so competitively by the time she was 8. And she was good – very good – ultimately winning both Hungarian and Croatian national championships. “Honestly, [...]

By | 2018-05-29T06:48:27+00:00 May 29th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Mathematics, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on From her green childhood to our sustainable future

Blending science and the arts: Sam Weber ’18

SMU News Originally Posted: May 2018 As a student researcher, Sam Weber trains others working on cell biology experiments and explores the use of the performing arts in public health education. And this spring he is directing his second 24-Hour Musical, Heathers the Musical. The Dedman College Scholar and University honors student will graduate in May with B.S. degrees in biological sciences, and health and society, and a B.A. in chemistry, with minors in Latin, classical studies, musical theatre, history and human rights. The senior dynamo is currently weighing several post-SMU academic opportunities that will lead to his ultimate goal: medical school. Growing up in Overland Park, Kansas, Weber became fascinated with science by watching Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius. The 2001 film, the first 3-D animated feature made [...]

By | 2018-05-10T11:32:00+00:00 May 10th, 2018|Anthropology, Biology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Blending science and the arts: Sam Weber ’18

“I was hooked from Day One.” Karly Zrake ’18

SMU News Originally Posted: May 8, 2018 Karly Zrake’s degrees will fulfill her lifelong dream to “be the change you want to see in the world.” Karly Zrake came to SMU from her home in San Diego four years ago for one reason: SMU is one of only a handful of universities that offer an undergraduate degree in human rights. She was already discovering her life’s passion at age 7, when the second-grader and her mother developed an educationally enriching program for students with special needs. By eighth grade, Karly was raising money that would allow students with special needs to attend therapeutic music camps. And by high school, she was campaigning against bullying. When Karly collects B.A. degrees in human rights and anthropology from [...]

By | 2018-05-08T10:36:47+00:00 May 8th, 2018|Anthropology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Embrey Human Rights Events, Events|Comments Off on “I was hooked from Day One.” Karly Zrake ’18

Barry C. Barish, Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist, to Receive Honorary Doctorate From SMU During 103rd Commencement, May 19

SMU News Originally Posted: May 1, 2018 Nobel laureate Barry Clark Barish, Ph.D., Linde Professor Emeritus of Physics at the California Institute of Technology and a leading expert on cosmic gravitational waves, will receive an honorary doctoral degree during SMU's 103rd all-University Commencement ceremony. The event begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Moody Coliseum. Barish shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2017 for his work in establishing the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and the first observations of gravitational waves – disturbances in the fabric of space and time predicted by Albert Einstein based on his General Theory of Relativity. He will receive the Doctor of Science degree, honoris causa, from SMU during the ceremony. The entire event will be livestreamed at smu.edu/live. On Friday, May [...]

By | 2018-05-01T09:27:27+00:00 May 1st, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Physics|Comments Off on Barry C. Barish, Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist, to Receive Honorary Doctorate From SMU During 103rd Commencement, May 19

Nobel laureate Barry C. Barish to receive honorary SMU doctorate during 103rd Commencement, May 19, 2018

SMU Forum Originally Posted: April 26, 2018 Nobel laureate Barry Clark Barish, Ph.D., Linde Professor Emeritus of Physics at the California Institute of Technology and a leading expert on cosmic gravitational waves, will receive an honorary doctoral degree during SMU’s 103rd all-University Commencement ceremony. The event begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Moody Coliseum. Barish shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2017 for his work in establishing the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and the first observations of gravitational waves – disturbances in the fabric of space and time predicted by Albert Einstein based on his General Theory of Relativity. He will receive the Doctor of Science degree, honoris causa, from SMU during the ceremony. On Friday, May 18, Dr. Barish [...]

By | 2018-04-27T08:56:25+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, Physics|Comments Off on Nobel laureate Barry C. Barish to receive honorary SMU doctorate during 103rd Commencement, May 19, 2018

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson to address SMU students during 103rd Commencement May 19

SMU News Originally Posted: March 21, 2018 Randall L. Stephenson, chairman and chief executive officer of AT&T, will be the featured speaker during SMU’s 103rd all-University Commencement ceremony at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 19, in Moody Coliseum. Since rising to the position of CEO in 2007, Stephenson has guided AT&T through a number of major milestones, including the ongoing acquisition of Time Warner, the 2015 acquisition of DIRECTV, and the purchase of Mexican wireless companies to create a North American network. Stephenson also has led AT&T’s breakthrough “It Can Wait” campaign – an awareness program educating drivers about the dangers of distracted driving. The program has amassed more than 19 million pledges of support. “We are honored to have a pioneering business and technology leader [...]

By | 2018-03-21T07:32:33+00:00 March 21st, 2018|Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Earth Sciences, Economics, English, Events, History, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Religious Studies, Sociology, Statistical Science, Tower Center, UHP, World Languages and Literatures|Comments Off on AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson to address SMU students during 103rd Commencement May 19
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