For the Record: April 17, 2008

Kamal Saggi

For the Record: April 17, 2008

SMU's Kenneth Hamilton at Tuskegee UniversityKenneth Hamilton, History (at left in photo), was keynote speaker at Tuskegee University’s 91st annual Founder’s Day Convocation April 6, 2008. The convocation honored the school’s founder, Booker T. Washington, and others who have helped the historic institution progress since its 1881 inception. Read the full text of Hamilton’s speech (PDF format).

Kamal Saggi, Economics, presented his research on the relative merits of bilateralism and multilateralism as alternative routes to global trade liberalization in an invited lecture at Georgia Tech‘s Conference on Advances in International Trade April 11, 2008, and in an invited lecture at Sam Houston State University‘s Conference on Regional Trade Agreements, Migration and Remittances With Special Focus on CAFTA and Latin America on April 13, 2008.

More than 550 SMU students who have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and above were recognized during the University’s 18th annual Minority Academic Awards. The event drew nearly 200 students, family members and faculty and staff to the Hughes-Trigg Theater. Read more and see a slide show. slide show

April 17, 2008|For the Record|

For the Record: April 10, 2008

Tom Fomby, Economics, spoke on the application of cointegration to the analysis of the relationship between influenza and non-perforating appendicitis in the Distinguished Speaker Series at UT-Southwestern Medical Center March 20, 2008.

Kamal Saggi, Economics, presented his research on the relative merits of bilateralism and multilateralism as alternative routes to global trade liberalization at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business April 9, 2008.

The SMU Office of Public Affairs received three awards in the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District IV 2008 competition. SMU Research received an Achievement Award (Bronze) in the Visual Design-Illustration category for its 2007 cover; SMU Magazine received an Award of Excellence (Silver) in the Magazine, Four-Color Throughout category; and SMU Forum received a Grand Award (Gold) in the E-newsletter category. The honors were presented at the 2008 CASE District IV conference April 5-9 in Little Rock, Arkansas.

April 10, 2008|For the Record|

For the Record: Oct. 18, 2007

J.C. Penney's Christmas catalogJoan Gosnell, Central University Libraries, discussed some little-known facts about the J.C. Penney story, including information culled from SMU’s JCPenney Collection, with the Ogden (Utah) Standard-Examiner Oct. 6, 2007. (Right, an image from an early J.C. Penney Company Christmas catalog.)

Craig Flournoy, Journalism, has been recognized by the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Participation at the University of Texas at Austin as one of eight Texans who helped improve the lives of those who live in their communities. Read more.

Three music professors in SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts have been selected for 2007 ASCAPlus Awards from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) in New York. José Bowen, Robert Frank and Simon Sargon received the cash awards, whose purpose is to reward composers “whose works have a unique prestige value for which adequate compensation would not otherwise be received, and to compensate those whose works are performed substantially in media not surveyed by ASCAP.”

Caroline Brettell, Anthropology, is co-author (with her graduate student Kristoffer Alstatt) of “The Agency of Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Biographies of the Self-Employed in Ethnic and Occupational Niches of the Urban Labor Market,” published in The Journal of Anthropological Research, 63 (3), 2007. A book she co-edited with James Hollifield, Political Science – Migration Theory: Talking Across Disciplines – has entered its second edition.

Kamal Saggi, Economics, has been appointed an associate editor of the Indian Growth and Development Review. He will present a paper at the Conference on the Economics of Competition and Innovation Oct. 26-27 at the University of California-Berkeley.

Beth Newman, English, read a paper titled “The Vulgarity of Elegance: Social Mobility, Middle-Class Language, and the Victorian Novel” at the North American Victorian Studies Association conference in Victoria, British Columbia. The paper was excerpted from an essay that will appear in a collection titled Victorian Vulgarity, forthcoming from Ashgate Publishing.

Mark Vamos, Journalism, talked about the rollout of the FOX Business Network in The New York Daily News Oct. 12, 2007.

Peter Vogel, Law, discussed the increasing lack of usefulness of e-mail disclaimers in The Dallas Morning News Oct. 10, 2007.

Marianne Piepenburg, Development, discussed the tax benefits and other considerations involved in bequeathing a house or other real property to an alma mater through a retained life estate in the July 2007 issue of Kiplinger’s Retirement Report.

October 18, 2007|For the Record|

For the Record: Aug. 30, 2007

Kamal Saggi has been invited to speak at the biennial International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property Forum in Singapore, Oct. 4-6, 2007

Geoff Orsak, School of Engineering, has written an op-ed, “America Needs a New Formula for Success in the Sciences,” published in The Austin American-Statesman Aug. 24, 2007.

Sophia Loren and Stanley Marcus at the 1975 Italian FortnightAnne Peterson, DeGolyer Library, wrote the introduction to “Neiman Marcus: 100 Years of Style” published in the September 2007 issue of <a href="D Magazine. The tribute features photos from DeGolyer’s collections. (Right, Sophia Loren and Stanley Marcus activate a recreation of the Villa D’Este fountains during the department store’s 1975 Italian Fortnight.)

Ling Hua, Chemistry, cowrote a paper recognized by publisher Elsevier Ltd. as one of the Top 50 Most Cited Articles published in Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 2004-07. The paper, “Evaluation of substituent effects on activity and enantioselectivity in the enzymatic reduction of aryl ketones,” was published originally in Volume 16, Issue 8 (2005).

Scott MacDonald, Southwestern Graduate School of Banking, discussed bank security and the credit crisis with business columnist Pamela Yip in The Dallas Morning News Aug. 27, 2007.

Noah Simblist, Art, has been named the winner of the 2006 Moss/Chumley Artist Award. The award, which carries a cash prize of $1,500, is given annually to an outstanding North Texas artist who has exhibited professionally for at least 10 years and who has a record of community advocacy for the visual arts. Simblist was honored at a private evening reception at the Meadows Museum.

August 31, 2007|For the Record|
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