Category Archives: Faculty in the News

Tune In: SMU students take on CNN

Rita Kirk, SMU communications professor and director of the Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility, recently took three students to New Hampshire to visit presidential headquarters and organize focus groups for CNN during the Iowa Caucus. As a CNN … Continue reading

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Willard Spiegelman poem featured in new collection inspired by Thomas Jefferson

SMU’s campus centerpiece, Dallas Hall, has inspired a poem published alongside the works of Pulitzer Prize winners in the poetry anthology Monticello in Mind: Fifty Contemporary Poets on Jefferson (University of Virginia Press). That’s Jefferson as in Thomas Jefferson, third … Continue reading

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Calendar Highlights: Mustang Must-do’s for Feb. 12, 2016

Free Valentine’s Day Piano Duo Concert: Internationally acclaimed pianists and SMU alumni Liudmila Georgievskaya and Thomas Schwan will give a two-piano recital, featuring works of Mozart and Otto Singer’s rarely performed and brilliant transcription of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3. The … Continue reading

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Fred Chang elected to National Academy of Engineering

Fred Chang, director of SMU’s Darwin Deason Institute for Cyber Security and former director of research for the National Security Agency, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. Chang and other new members will be formally inducted during … Continue reading

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Calendar Highlights: Mustang Must-do’s for Jan. 29, 2016

Meadows Virtuosi Concert: Andrés Díaz and Matt Albert present the annual performance featuring Meadows faculty, students and guests playing side-by-side in an exciting chamber music program on Saturday, Jan. 30 at 4 p.m. in Caruth Auditorium. Also featuring DSO violinist Maria … Continue reading

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2016 Meadows Virtuosi Concert takes place Saturday, Jan. 30

The 2016 Meadows Virtuosi Concert will spotlight Professor of Cello Andrés Díaz and Artist-in-Residence and Director of Chamber Music Matt Albert in an annual performance featuring Meadows faculty, students and guests playing side-by-side in an exciting chamber music program. Also featured will be Dallas … Continue reading

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Three years of ‘educational diplomacy’ between SMU and Pakistan culminate in 2015 Islamabad conference

Two professors and a clinical graduate student from SMU’s Department of Psychology will travel halfway around the world to help the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University (SBBWU) of Peshawar, Pakistan, host an international psychology conference in Islamabad on Saturday, Dec. … Continue reading

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Moby Dick-inspired card game by SMU professor and students exposes subversive humor in Melville’s classic novel

The upcoming movie In the Heart of the Sea promises to offer a potentially Oscar-worthy take on the whale hunt that inspired Henry Melville’s Moby Dick. For folks who still giggle at the title, there’s another way to enjoy that classic novel this winter: … Continue reading

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Research: SMU study shows intensive (and immediate) intervention is crucial in helping struggling readers succeed

Instructors who give struggling readers intensive and immediate help will enjoy “significantly” improved learning outcomes over those who adhere to the traditional “fail first” model, according to a new study by SMU researchers. The study found that reading skills improve very little when … Continue reading

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SMU Prof. George Holden to speak at congressional briefing on corporal punishment in public schools Nov. 18, 2015

SMU Professor and Psychology Department Chair George Holden will speak before a congressional briefing titled “Spare the Rod: Protect the Child” from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18 in Washington D.C. Holden, a leading expert on parenting, … Continue reading

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