Karen Vickery, Learning Therapy, has received a 2008 IMSLEC Innovator Award for Outstanding Educator in a University from the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council. She was recognized at the IMSLEC Council meeting during the International Dyslexia Association conference Oct. 29, 2008, in Seattle.
Three SMU graduate students in Economics are the No. 1 data-mining team in the nation, as announced by the 2008 Data Mining Shootout sponsored by the SAS Institute, Dow Chemical Company and the Central Michigan University Research Corporation. Ph.D. candidates Stefan Avdjiev, Jayjit Roy and Manan Roy won the competition based on their program logic and software solutions to a complex scheduling problem involving a hypothetical airline company operating at three airports and anticipating weather delays and cancellations. Tom Fomby is their faculty sponsor and adviser.