Diary of a Ph.D. Student – Stephen Budy

August 21, 2017… As the first day of school starts at Southern Methodist University (SMU) for the Fall 2017, I am still excited about another school year and all the new things to come. I started as a PhD graduate student in the chemistry department two years ago and remember coming a few weeks earlier [...]

2017-08-22T11:49:31+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Chemistry, Student Stories|Comments Off on Diary of a Ph.D. Student – Stephen Budy

Digging Through the Past in Dallas

Meet Anthropology Ph.D. student Rachel Burger an learn about her archaeology work right here on SMU's campus. As part of the Ph.D. program in Archaeology here at SMU, I have had the opportunity to work as the Collections Management Research Assistant in the Archaeology Repository of Collections (ARC) for several semesters. For decades, SMU Archaeology [...]

2017-03-24T16:26:08+00:00 May 3rd, 2017|Anthropology, Student Stories|Comments Off on Digging Through the Past in Dallas

The Mathematics of Outer Space

Thanks to the hit movie Hidden Figures, the women of NASA have been in the news lately, receiving some well-deserved accolades for their amazing work. One SMU alumna, Alyssa Manis, is continuing the tradition now in her work as an Orbital Debris Scientist at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. "There are thousands of active [...]

2017-03-08T14:14:15+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Alumni Stories, Mathematics|Comments Off on The Mathematics of Outer Space

Searching for Answers: Virus-induced Cancers

SMU graduate student Tetiana Hutchinson is currently in the Biological Sciences Ph.D. program, researching the development of virus-induced cancers.  Learn more about her work and how her research is at the forefront of such cancer experiments worldwide.   Seven years ago, I came from Ukraine to the United States to pursue my dream of becoming [...]

2017-03-08T09:58:24+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|Biology, Student Stories|Comments Off on Searching for Answers: Virus-induced Cancers

Spotlight on: Ph.D. Alumnus Alicia Dewey

Alicia Dewey is an alumnus of several SMU programs, having been a bankruptcy lawyer in Dallas (graduating from SMU's Dedman School of Law) before deciding to become a historian and college professor.  Returning to SMU, Prof. Dewey graduated with her Ph.D. in History in 2007 and is currently an Associate Professor and Chair of the [...]

2017-03-09T09:00:04+00:00 March 8th, 2017|Alumni Stories, History|Comments Off on Spotlight on: Ph.D. Alumnus Alicia Dewey