General News & Announcements

Scientific American Features Peter Weyand’s Work on Sprinters’ speeds

With Olympic games taking place in August, Scientific American looks at Professor Peter Weyand’s research on the biomechanics of sprinting and how these athletes achieve incredible speed. The article depicts how Weyand and his team at the Locomotor Performance Lab … Continue reading

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Letter from the Dean

Dear Simmons Students, Faculty, Staff, and Alumni, The tragic events that unfolded in our city recently have left us with loss and sorrow, and as we reflect on what has happened, let us acknowledge the importance of community and the … Continue reading

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Taking A Look at Exits by College Presidents

Michael Harris, associate professor in Education Policy and Leadership, responds to the latest exit by a college president, Baylor’s Ken Starr, in an op-ed piece for the Texas Tribune. He and co-author Molly Ellis  see trends in presidents’ departures. Their … Continue reading

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Providing Advice about Online Shaming and Blaming

John Potter, clinical assistant professor in Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management, offers expertise about online shaming and blaming in this Dallas Morning News article. He says humans are quick to ascribe blame.

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Peter Weyand Participates in SUB2 Project to Push Marathon Time Barrier

Professor Peter Weyand, director of the Locomotor Performance Lab at SMU Simmons, is part of the Sub2 Project, which is at work to break the two-hour marathon barrier. Weyand is internationally recognized as an expert in human speed. Read more … Continue reading

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Research in Mathematics Education Develops RtI App with Texas Education Agency

The Texas Education Agency partnered with Research in Mathematics Education in 2013 to begin the process of updating the state’s Guidance Document on Response to Intervention (RtI). TEA formed a committee of experts who decided that the latest research on … Continue reading

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Simmons Graduation Ceremony, May 13, 2016

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Paige Ware Named Dean Ad Interim by Provost Currall

  Paige Ware, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Teaching and Learning, becomes the interim dean of the Simmons School, June 30, 2016. Professor Ware is a highly regarded scholar and teacher who joined the faculty in 2003. Her area … Continue reading

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Budd Center’s Work with Taos Schools Is Up and Running

The Budd Center: Involving Communities in Education manages The School Zone, a collective impact partnership in West Dallas that provides children the educational, social and emotional tools they need to break the cycle of poverty.  One of the hallmarks is … Continue reading

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New Study Says Walking Burns More Calories Than Known

Simmons researcher Lindsay Ludlow and Professor Peter Weyand have determined that leading standards for measuring calories burned during walking are inaccurate, and they have calculated a more precise method of measurement. Their study, Energy expenditure during level human walking: seeking … Continue reading

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