Faculty in the News: March 16, 2010

Fred Moss

Faculty in the News: March 16, 2010

Dennis Simon, Political Science, Dedman College, talked about the White House push for health care legislation with The Washington Examiner March 16, 2010.

Al Niemi, Dean, Cox School of Business, discussed anticipated growth for the U.S. economy – and the possibility that North Texas will outpace it – with The Fort Worth Star-Telegram March 2, 2010. He also talked about why businesses leave states, and why North Texas stands to gain from projected departures from California, with The Dallas Morning News March 15, 2010.

Michael Cox, O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom, Cox School of Business, talked about the economy and the appeal of North Texas with The Dallas Morning News March 14, 2010.

Cal Jillson, Political Science, Dedman College, discussed the March party primaries, the races for governor in Texas and the chances for Democrats in the fall with CNN March 3, 2010. On the same day, he also spoke about the Texas governor’s race and the politicians involved with KERA Radio 90.1 FM. Read the story and listen to the discussion. audio

In addition, Jillson provided expertise for a story on anticipated candidate spending in the 2010 midterm elections that appeared in The Fort Worth Star-Telegram March 13, 2010. He also discussed post-election political prospects for U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison and speculation on whether she will resign her seat in a WFAA TV Channel 8 broadcast that aired March 11, 2010. Read the full story and watch the news clip. video

Peter Raad, The Guildhall at SMU, talked about the Guildhall-cosponsored Indie Game Challenge and the Guildhall’s goals and achievements with GamerLive.TV during the 2010 D.I.C.E.™ (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) Summit in Las Vegas in February. Watch the video. video

Fred Moss, Dedman School of Law, provided expertise for a Dallas Morning News column by James Ragland about the Don Hill public corruption case. The column appeared March 3, 2010.

James Guthrie, senior fellow and director of education policy studies for the George W. Bush Institute and a faculty member in SMU’s Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, discussed the qualities that make a good teacher and how to improve the quality of education with The Dallas Morning News Feb. 27, 2010.

David Meltzer, Anthropology, Dedman College, provided expertise for a commentary on climate change and the weather by journalist Lee Cullum that was broadcast on KERA Radio 90.1 FM Feb. 26, 2010. Read and listen to the full commentary. audio

March 16, 2010|Faculty in the News|

Faculty in the News: May 27, 2009

Brian Stump on Fox 4 NewsMaria Minniti, Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Cox School of Business, provided expertise for a BusinessWeek story on her research with Moren Levesque of the University of Waterloo and Dean Shepherd of Indiana University, which uses a mathematical model to weigh the risks and benefits of entering the market early. The article appeared in the May 19, 2009 edition.

Brian Stump (left), Huffington Department of Earth Sciences, Dedman College, talked with Fox 4 News about an earthquake that hit North Texas May 16, 2009. video

Dan Howard, Marketing, Cox School of Business, talked about the chances of success for Hallmark’s new singing envelopes for greeting cards with The Cleveland Plain Dealer May 15, 2009.

Fred Moss, Dedman School of Law, provided expertise to The Dallas Morning News for a story about a Frisco man being tried on assault charges for allegedly knowingly infecting women with HIV. The article was published May 19, 2009.

Cal Jillson, Political Science, Dedman College, discussed why Texas Republican politicians are unlikely to switch to the Democratic Party to hold onto elected office in an article published in The Fort Worth Star-Telegram May 10, 2009.

May 27, 2009|Faculty in the News|

SMU community meets 2009 honorary degree recipients May 15

In keeping with University tradition, SMU will welcome its 2009 class of honorary degree recipients with a series of symposia in their honor. The symposia are scheduled for May 15, and all are free and open to the entire campus community.

“The honorary degree symposia are an opportunity for the campus and Dallas communities to see why these folks are being honored with an SMU degree,” says Fred Moss, associate professor in Dedman School of Law and symposium moderator. “Otherwise, they might simply be a name and a list of impressive credentials. They can be more fully appreciated as being outstanding in their fields though such events.”

The events and participants are as follows:

Harold W. Attridge• Panelists Mark Chancey of Dedman College‘s Religious Studies Department and Jaime Clark-Soles, Roy Heller and Susanne Scholz of Perkins School of Theology discuss “The Bible in American Public Life” in a symposium honoring Doctor of Divinity recipient honoris causa Harold W. Attridge, dean of Yale Divinity School. The symposium takes place 10 a.m.-noon in Perkins Chapel, preceded by a 9:15 a.m. reception in Bridwell Library.

Arthur Mitchell• Co-founder and artistic director of the Dance Theatre of Harlem and honorary Doctor of Arts recipient Arthur Mitchell will discuss his life and work with Meadows School of the Arts professors Shelley Berg, Dance, and Maria Dixon, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, in “A Conversation with Arthur Mitchell,” followed by a Q & A with the audience. The event begins at 1 p.m. in O’Donnell Hall, 2130 Owen Arts Center.

Alexander McCall Smith• SMU faculty, staff and students are invited to meet acclaimed author and honorary Doctor of Humane Letters recipient Alexander McCall Smith and to take part in “A Conversation with Alexander McCall Smith,” moderated by Dedman School of Law Professor Fred Moss, from 2:30-4 p.m. in the Umphrey Lee Ballroom. The SMU Bookstore will sell McCall Smith’s books on site, and the author will autograph them after the program.

May 11, 2009|Calendar Highlights, News|

Faculty in the News: March 30, 2009

Fred Moss, Dedman School of Law, discussed the potential problems caused by the use of cellphones and PDAs in the courtroom with Fox 4 News Feb. 18, 2009.

Cal Jillson, Political Science, Dedman College, discussed with Canada.com Television whether President Obama should be cautious about “too much bite” in his use of wit during interviews. The segment aired March 23, 2009.

Kathleen Cooper, Tower Center for Political Studies, Dedman College, provided expertise for a story on China’s concerns that it may be affected by the U.S. inflation threat in The Dallas Morning News March 24, 2009.

Ravi Batra, Economics, Dedman College, wrote about whether Ronald Reagan should be considered a socialist in the Sri Lanka Daily News March 25, 2009.

March 30, 2009|Faculty in the News|

Faculty in the News: March 17, 2009

Al Armendariz, Environmental and Civil Engineering, Lyle School of Engineering, talked about doubts raised over the results of short-term air monitoring for toxic chemicals in the air near schools with USA Today March 5, 2009. He also spoke with Channel 8 News in Dallas about his study that shows Barnett Shale production in North Texas emits as much air pollution as the traffic. The segment aired March 11, 2009.

Mel Fugate, Management and Organizations, Cox School of Business, discussed the effectiveness of the measures some small businesses are taking to avoid layoffs in The Wall Street Journal March 5, 2009.

Karen Sargent, Career Services, Dedman School of Law, provided expertise for a story on how new law graduates can compete in a troubled job market. The article appeared in the March 9, 2009 edition of Texas Lawyer.

Fred Moss, Dedman School of Law, discussed proposed legislation that addresses statute of limitations issues in rape cases where DNA identifies a suspect in The Dallas Morning News March 13, 2009.

Jake Batsell, Journalism, Meadows School of the Arts, talked to Jeff Brady of Channel 8 News about the changing nature of news reporting in a segment that appeared March 6, 2009.

David Lei, Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Cox School of Business, discussed how individuals can take a business-like approach to planning a household budget with The Dallas Morning News March 9, 2009.

Ralph Janvey, a Dallas-based lawyer and adjunct SMU law professor, has taken the helm of Stanford Financial Group after a U.S. judge tapped him to serve as its receiver, with final say over Stanford’s vast estate of offices, island properties, yachts and castles. Reuters covered the story March 10, 2009, and Law Professor Alan Bromberg provided commentary.

March 17, 2009|Faculty in the News|
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