Graduate & Undergraduate Winners at Research Day

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Research Day 2014

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Research Day 2014, a set on Flickr.

SMU graduate and undergraduate students are invited and encouraged to present results of ongoing and completed SMU-based research. The goal of this event is to foster communication between students in different disciplines, give students the opportunity to present their work in a professional setting, and share the outstanding research being conducted at SMU with their peers and industry professionals from the greater Dallas community.

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2014 Undergraduate Psychology Award Winners

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Dr. Lorelei Simpson Rowe selected as Contributing Editor of the Year for the APA journal Psychology of Violence

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Psychology Professor Dr. George Holden chosen to be president-elect of the Board of Directors of Family Compass

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Free Course on Intellectual Property and Information Technology

14th Annual Short Course on Intellectual Property and Information Technology

January 17-18, 2014: Friday 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Palmer Conference Center for Engineering Leadership
Caruth Hall, Rm. 406
3145 Dyer Street, Dallas, TX 75205

Non-credit complimentary SMU student registration available (contact beth@lyle.smu.edu)
Other Participants:
Short course fee (contact beth@lyle.smu.edu)

What is intellectual property? Why should I patent my innovation? How do I draft my claims? This course will address the importance of technology and intellectual property in America, the fundamentals of patent, copyright, trademark and trade secrets for the lay person, and the real world application of those rights. Fair use, open source, and alternatives will be described and interpreted. Current developments and changes are also covered. In particular, the America Invents Act of 2011, the most monumental change to patent law since 1836, will also be discussed, and the significant effects on universities, small inventors and companies highlighted. Supreme Court, Legislation and other developments that affect these rights will also be covered in this popular and engaging presentation.

TOPICS TO BE COVERED BY THE COURSE INCLUDE:

  • The History and Philosophy of Intellectual
  • Property Rights and their role in the information age
  • Intellectual property’s impact on information system design and development
  • The inventor’s role in recognizing a patentable idea
  • Analysis of ground breaking industry patents
  • Impact of Emerging Technologies on Intellectual Property
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Funding Opportunity – Research Associateship Programs

Research Associateship Programs

National Research Council of the National Academies:
Applications Sought for Graduate, Postdoctoral and Senior Research Associateship Awards

The National Research Council of the National Academies announces the 2013 Graduate, Postdoctoral and Senior Research Associateship Programs to be conducted on behalf of federal research laboratories and affiliated institutions in over 100 locations throughout the United States. These programs provide opportunities for Ph.D., Sc.D. or M.D. scientists and engineers of unusual promise and ability to perform research on problems largely of their own choosing, yet compatible with the research interests of the sponsoring laboratory. Initiated in 1954, the Associateship Programs have contributed to the career development of more than 13,000 scientists and engineers ranging from young researchers and recent Ph.D. recipients to distinguished senior scientists.

Full-time Associateships will be awarded on a competitive basis in 2014 for research in the fields of chemistry; earth, atmospheric and space sciences; engineering, applied sciences and computer science; life and medical sciences; mathematics; and physics. Many of the laboratories are open to both U.S. citizens and foreign nationals. Awards are made for one or two years, renewable for a maximum of three years; senior applicants who have held the doctorate at least five years may receive awards for shorter periods.

Annual stipends for recent Ph.D. recipients for the 2014 program year range from $42,000 to $80,000 depending upon the sponsoring laboratory, and are appropriately higher for senior award recipients. Graduate entry level stipends begin at $30,000 and are higher for additional experience.

Financial support is provided for allowable relocation expenses and for limited professional travel during the duration of the award. The host laboratory provides facilities, support services, necessary equipment, and travel necessary for the conduct of the approved research program.

Contact with the Research Adviser/mentor at the proposed sponsoring  laboratory, including discussion of the proposed project, is necessary prior to submitting a formal application to the NRC. Application deadlines are February 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1 for reviews in mid-March, mid-June, mid-September and midJanuary respectively. Initial awards will be announced immediately following each review with notification of alternate candidates at a later time. Detailed program information, including instructions on how to apply online, is available on the NRC Web site at:

www.nationalacademies.org/rap

Questions should be directed to the: National Research Council of the National Academies

Fellowship Programs Office, Associateship Programs
500 Fifth Street NW, Keck 568, Washington, DC 20001
Tel: (202) 334-2760 Email: rap@nas.edu

Annual application deadlines:
FEBRUARY 1, MAY 1, AUGUST 1, NOVEMBER 1

Qualified Applicants will be reviewed without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex or national origin.

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The Texas Tribune: Surprise quakes stir up Tarrant County residents

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USA Today: Bitcoin tumbles after China crackdown

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SMU scientists to deploy seismic monitors in North Texas region near Azle, Texas

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New fossil species discovered in Mozambique reveals new data on ancient mammal relatives

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Psychology Professor Alicia Meuret selected as 2014 Beck Institute Scholar

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Social psychologist Dr. Austin Baldwin receives National Cancer Institute grant

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SMU dean, earth science professor James Quick elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

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Fossil supervolcano discovered in Italy by SMU-led team is now key feature of new UNESCO Geopark

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Christiaan Ketelaar, PhD student in the Department of Mathematics, creates “Thin Film Rupture” for Lark in the Park

Thin Film Rupture – calculation of the voltage required to propel electrically-charged ink through the cartridge of an ink-jet printer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bj5V3jjYoE

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EMIS: PhD student Athena Alimirzaei presents at INFORMS

Athena Alimirzaei, PhD student in Engineering Management, Information, and Systems Department presented her paper, “Multiple Criteria Sports Scheduling: Minimizing Carry-over Effects and Breaks,” at the 2013 INFORMS conference.

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Christiaan Ketelaar presents at the 66th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics

Christiaan Ketelaar, PhD student in the Department of Mathematics, will present his research results at the 66th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics at Pittsburgh. He will give a presentation entitled, “The effect of structuring on the stability of electrolyte films,” that investigates the stability of thin film on a structured surface with a periodic array of gas-filled grooves.

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SMU scientists celebrate Nobel Prize for Higgs discovery

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SMU Anthropology: Research at the Smithsonian

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SMU Economics: Alumnus-Faculty Collaboration Yields Game-changing West Nile Research

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SMU Anthropology: Empowering communities in Rio de Janeiro

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Economics Professor Shlomo Weber awarded $3 million to study diversity, social interactions

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Micah Robbins’s “Literary Libel and the Clowning of Richard Nixon” Accepted for Publication

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