General News & Announcements

Glenn Simmons Professorship Awarded to Peter Weyand

Peter Weyand, Ph.D., has been appointed Glenn Simmons Endowed Professor in Applied Physiology and Biomechanics by Dean David J. Chard. Weyand, an internationally renown researcher in human running performance, teaches and directs SMU’s Locomotor Performance Laboratory. The professorship was endowed … Continue reading

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Alexandra Pavlakis Receives Sam Taylor Fellowship

Alexandra Pavlakis, Assistant Professor in Education Policy and Leadership, is one of 11 SMU faculty members to receive a Sam Taylor Fellowship Award from the Sam Taylor Fellowship Fund of the Division of Higher Education, United Methodist General Board of … Continue reading

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Dispute Resolution Gains Recognition for Program and Faculty

The Dallas Better Business Bureau recently won the Outstanding BBB Award for Conciliation and Arbitration, and credits support received from the Dispute Resolution program at SMU-in-Plano. Clinical Associate Professor Tom Hartsell began the training for the BBB, and continues to … Continue reading

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Closing the Teacher Gap

                    In an essay for U.S. News and World Report, Simmons’ Dean David Chard and Elisa Villanueva Beard, CEO, Teach for America, offer ideas to make the teaching profession a viable … Continue reading

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Sarah Feuerbacher Advises Prosper HS Students About Anxiety and Depression

Sarah Feuerbacher, director of Simmons’ Center for Family Counseling at SMU-in-Plano, was asked by broadcast journalism students in Prosper High School to talk to them about how teens struggle with anxiety and depression. The students say they face a lot … Continue reading

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Analyzing Language of Climate Change in Sixth Grade Science Textbooks

Assistant Professor Diego Rom├ín examines how climate change is framed in sixth grade science textbooks. He and co-author K.C. Busch from Stanford University conclude that the language used leads to doubts about the scientific occurrence. Political and public discourse pertaining … Continue reading

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Karla del Rosal Urges More Congressional Action on Bilingual Ed

In Roll Call, Simmons Assistant Professor Karla del Rosal writes about solidifying more educational opportunities for 4.4 million immigrant students. Policymakers, she contends, can help by strengthening how teachers are trained to help bilingual children. Read her commentary here.

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Cheating in Sports Commentary Offered by Peter Weyand

Applied Physiology Professor Peter Weyand gives an assessment of how cheating in sports can change in definition. Weyand directs the Simmons Locomotor Performance Lab at SMU. Read his column in the Huffington Post here.

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Can Struggling Readers Benefit from Using Kindles or iPads?

Simmons Clinical Assistant Professor Dara Rossi speaks about her research on middle school students who use technology to read with WFAA-TV Chnanel 8’s anchor, Shelley Slater.

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Cupola Tops New Harold C. Simmons Hall

Take one Mustang Minute! and see how the Harold C. Simmons cupola gets placed.  

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