General News & Announcements

Paige Ware Recognized with Altshuler Distinguished Professor Award

The Center for Teaching Excellence has named Paige Ware, chair of the Dept. of Teaching and Learning, a recipient of the 2014 Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor Award. This yearly award recognizes four SMU faculty members for their notable commitment to … Continue reading

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Reading Interventions Work for Students with Low IQs Say Simmons Researchers

Professor Jill Allor and research colleagues in Simmons release findings of a four-year, pioneering study of reading interventions with students who have intellectual disabilities or low IQ. With persistent, specialized instruction, these students learned how to read at a first … Continue reading

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Budd Family Gives $2.5 Million To Endow Center In Simmons

Building on their donations and work with the Dallas Faith Communities Coalition and SMU Simmons’ Center on Communities in Education, Russell and Dorothy Budd ’06 are endowing the University with a $2.5 million gift to transform collaborative work in West … Continue reading

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Candace Walkington Receives Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship

The National Academy of¬† Education has selected Simmons Assistant Professor Candace Walkington for the distinguished 2014 Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship. Funded by the Spencer Foundation, Walkington will receive a $55,000 award to support her research. Her project consists of a classroom … Continue reading

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Scott Baker Presents Webinar on New ELL Practice Guide

Scott Baker, executive director of Simmons’ Center on Research and Evaluation, chaired an Institute of Education Sciences panel to create a new practice guide for teaching and supporting English learners. The result of the panel’s work will be discussed in … Continue reading

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Birdie Barr Receives SMU’s Prestigious “M” Award

Marilyn “Birdie” Barr, senior lecturer and associate director of Wellness, was awarded SMU’s “M” Award, the highest recognition that can be bestowed upon students, faculty, staff and administrators. The recipients are recognized for their continuous efforts of service at the … Continue reading

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Harris Participates in TEDxSMU

Associate Professor Michael Harris, who teaches in Education Policy and Leadership, took to the TEDxSMU stage during Founder’s Day activities at the University. His topic was “Why Businesses Should Work like a University.” See slide show here

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Teaching Anatomy Classes with Technology.

Megan Murphy, clinical assistant professor in Applied Physiology, is featured in SMU’s Browsing Forward, a central libraries publication. In it, she explains how Fondren Library’s Touch Learning Center assists her students through technological methods to learn anatomy. Read story here.

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Professor Kamata Honored by Editorial Board for Article of the Year

Professor Akihito Kamata, faculty member of the Department of Education Policy and Leadership and the Center on Research and Evaluation, is recognized by the editorial board of Assessment for Effective Intervention¬† for top scholarship. His article, Modeling Nonlinear Growth With … Continue reading

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Assistant Professor Berebitsky Publishes in Teachers College Record

In the recent issue of Teachers College Record, Assistant Professor Dan Berebitsky contributed the lead article, “An Examination of Teachers’ Perceptions of Principal Support for Change and Teachers’ Collaboration and Communication around Literacy Instruction in Reading First Schools.” His study … Continue reading

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