For the Record: Sept. 3, 2009

Michael Clarke

For the Record: Sept. 3, 2009

Michael Clarke, International Center, has received a Fulbright Grant to participate in the 2009 Seminar for U.S. Administrators in International Education, to be conducted by the Fulbright Commission in Berlin in October. Only 24 individuals have received Fulbright Grants to participate in the Berlin Seminar.

Beth Newman, English, Dedman College, published “The Vulgarity of Elegance: Social Mobility, Middle-Class Diction, and the Victorian Novel” in Victorian Vulgarity: Taste in Verbal and Visual Culture, edited for Ashgate Press by Susan Bernstein and Elsie Michie. During the summer, she participated in a National Endowment for the Humanities seminar on the Decadent 1890s at UCLA’s Clark Library.

Anthony Cortese, Sociology, Dedman College, published a review of The World of Mexican Migrants: The Rock and the Hard Place by Judith Adler Hellman in The Americas: A Quarterly Review of Inter-American Cultural History, 2009, Volume 6, Number 2:616-17.

For the second year in a row, an SMU data-mining team has placed as one of the top three in the nation in the SAS Data Mining Shootout cosponsored by SAS, Dow and Central Michigan University Research Corporation. The order of finish will be announced at the 2009 SAS Data Mining Conference Oct. 27 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Dedman College Economics graduate students Michael Fulmer, Jingjing Ye and Steven Gregory – along with their faculty sponsor, Tom Fomby – will receive all-expense-paid trips to the conference and the award ceremony. In total, 47 U.S. universities and colleges registered, and 28 provided a final submission for judging.

September 3, 2009|For the Record|

International Center adviser is sworn in as Panama’s new president

Martinelli%20Inauguration.jpg Ricardo Martinelli, a member of the SMU International Center Advisory Council, was inaugurated as president of the Republic of Panama on July 1 at the Atlapa Congress Center in Panama City. His term as president will run from 2009 to 2014.

Michael Clarke, executive director of the International Center, represented SMU at the inauguration ceremony and at the reception after the ceremony.

Martinelli’s son, Luis Martinelli-Linares, earned a bachelor of business administration from SMU’s Cox School of Business in 2004.

July 7, 2009|News|

Education Abroad offers new programs, destinations for 2008

Ben blogs from SMU-in-BeijingSMU’s Office of Education Abroad is expanding its offerings this year with new summer programs in Australia and Asia, India and South Africa; an internship program in London; and a new semester program in Cairo. The Office also will add a winter interterm program in the Western African nation of Mali and launched its new interterm program in Oaxaca, Mexico, in December.

“In today’s global society, SMU is committed to providing educational experiences that allow students to acquire knowledge and understanding of diverse cultures,” says Michael Clarke, executive director of the International Center, which oversees education abroad and supports international students and scholars at SMU, among other services. “Students, parents, business leaders and government officials increasingly recognize the value of developing international perspectives and skills.” (Right, SMU Student Adventurer Ben is blogging from China during his Spring 2008 semester with SMU-in-Beijing.) Read more.

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January 24, 2008|News|
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