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 [...]

By | January 27th, 2016|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Statistical Science|Comments Off on Children of Henry L. “Buddy” Gray and Rebecca A. Gray announce planned gift in honor of their parents

SMU teams win second place and honorable mention in SAS Analytics Shootout Competition

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 [...]

By | December 5th, 2015|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Economics, Faculty News, Graduate News, Statistical Science|Comments Off on SMU teams win second place and honorable mention in SAS Analytics Shootout Competition

Professors receive tenure, promotions effective in 2015-16

  Congratulations to the Dedman College faculty members who are newly tenured as associate professors or have been promoted to full professorships to begin the 2015-16 academic year. The following individuals received tenure or promotion effective Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Recommended for tenure and promotion to Associate Professor: Angela Ards, English Greg Brownderville, English Justin Fisher, Philosophy Matthew Keller, Sociology Matthew Lockard, Philosophy Daniel Moss, English Nia Parson, Anthropology Christopher Roos, Anthropology Stephen Sekula, Physics Alicia Zuese, World Languages and Literatures (Spanish) Recommended for promotion to Full Professor: Thomas Coan, Physics Darryl Dickson-Carr, English Robert Kehoe, Physics Francisco Morán, World Languages and Literatures (Spanish) Tony Ng, Statistical Science Sherry Wang, Statistical Science

By | May 15th, 2015|Anthropology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, English, Faculty News, Philosophy, Physics, Sociology, Sociology (Faculty), Statistical Science, World Languages and Literatures|Comments Off on Professors receive tenure, promotions effective in 2015-16

New courses help students shape ethical dialogue in variety of fields

DALLAS (SMU) – Nine new courses to be taught at SMU beginning this fall aim to address real-world ethical challenges from the political science realm to the video game industry. With $128,000 in grants from SMU’s Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility, many of the 25 faculty members who developed the courses or have sponsored ethics-focused research grants gathered March 19-22 in Taos for a ethics course development and writing workshop. “We have long felt that professors are among the most influential people in a student’s college life. If their professors write about, talk about and teach ethics, students will see ethics as important and worthy of attention,” says Maguire Center Director Rita Kirk. The grants are part of a half-million dollar, [...]

SMU and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas Partner to Offer New Ph.D. in Biostatistics

We are pleased to announce a new Ph.D. program in Biostatistics offered in partnership between the Department of Statistical Science at SMU and the Department of Clinical Sciences at UTSW. The Ph.D. program in Biostatistics will be launched in the Fall 2014 semester, and applications are currently being accepted for admission into the program. READ MORE

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