Category Archives: Faculty in the News

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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SMU dance students and Dallas Chamber Symphony perform live to silent classic Metropolis at Dallas VideoFest Oct. 13, 2015

Fourteen SMU dancers, all first-year students, will perform with the Dallas Chamber Symphony during a very special presentation of director Fritz Lang’s 1927 dystopian masterpiece, Metropolis. During a screening of the 82-minute silent film classic, the students will provide an interactive dance performance choreographed by Associate Professor … Continue reading

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Research: Computer model of key protein helps predict how cancer drugs will work

Drugs important in the battle against cancer behaved according to predictions when tested in a computer-generated model of P-glycoprotein, one of the cell’s key molecular pumps. The new model allows researchers to dock nearly any drug in the P-gp protein and … Continue reading

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New book edited by SMU faculty member Noah Simblist examines artistic response to historical trauma

A new book edited by SMU Art Chair Noah Simblist will have its official launch at the 2015 New York Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1, Sept. 18-20. Places of a Present Past brings together three exhibitions, all showcasing the work … Continue reading

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Four named 2015 SMU Ford Research Fellows

Four distinguished SMU professors were named 2015 Ford Research Fellows during the Board of Trustees meeting Thursday, May 7. This year’s recipients are Nathan Cortez, Dedman School of Law; Ping (Peggy) Gui, Electrical Engineering, Lyle School of Engineering; Robert Howell, Philosophy, Dedman College of Humanities and … Continue reading

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