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Tech Entrepreneur Matt Alexander ’10 Says Liberal Arts Education Prepared Him For ‘Virtually Any Situation’

Entrepreneur Matt Alexander ’10 discussed how the lessons he learned at SMU about innovation, English, computer science and fashion prepared him for his successful career at the 2015-16 Dedman College Alumni Connection series launch on October 15. Alexander founded Need, a lifestyle and curated shopping site in 2013, and introduced Foremost, a purveyor of small-batch, American-made apparel, in February.

2015-11-06T12:38:49+00:00 November 5, 2015|

SMU Human Rights Awards First Santos Rodriquez Memorial Scholarship

Karly Zrake ’18, sophomore human rights and anthropology major, is SMU’s first recipient of the Santos Rodriguez Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is named in honor of Santos Rodriguez, a 12-year-old whose 1973 shooting death by a Dallas police officer remains one of the nation’s most troubling civil rights incidents. Pictured are Zrake and Santos’ mother, Bessie Rodriguez, who attended a Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) tribute to her son November 2 at a Seattle park named in his honor.

2015-11-02T17:10:05+00:00 November 2, 2015|

Pumpkins + Power Tools At Deason Innovation Gym

Students got creative using knives, lasers, jigsaws and drills to craft jack-o'-lanterns at the Pumpkins + Power Tools pre-Halloween sponsored by the Deason Innovation Gym at the Lyle School of Engineering. Check out photos and more on the DIG blog.

2017-04-04T10:27:12+00:00 November 2, 2015|

SMU Theatre Alumni Gather In California To Honor Beloved Professors

In an article for the Dallas Observer, SMU alumna Elaine Liner ’05 writes about a reunion of SMU theatre graduates from the 1970s and ’80s who gathered recently to honor three beloved professors: Jack Clay, chair of the theatre department in Meadows School of the Arts from 1968 to 1985, and voice teacher Margaret “Peggy” Loft (now both in their 90s), as well as movement and fight choreography teacher Jim Hancock.

2015-11-02T12:45:38+00:00 October 29, 2015|

DC Profile: Catching Up With SMU Alum Victoria Snee ’96, The Face Of NorthPark

Former entertainment reporter Victoria Snee ’96 serves as the fashion and beauty director for NorthPark Center in Dallas. In a profile posted on The Daily Campus website, Snee advises students to make sure their skills match their desired field. “If you can find something that marries the two, you’ll have a very successful career in my opinion.”

2015-10-29T10:40:49+00:00 October 29, 2015|

Substance Or Buzz: SMU Graduate Students Crack Interdisciplinary Code

A job ad analysis by a group of Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute graduate fellows – Meghan Wadle, Michael Aiuvalasit, Carson Davis, Angel Gallardo, Bingchen Liu and Tim McGee – suggests some academic positions aren’t actually interdisciplinary. Among their findings: Jobs that appear truly interdisciplinary tend to be at institutions that have dedicated centers for such work. In a story about the research in Inside Higher Ed, Wadle says she’s lucky to have been exposed to faculty members familiar with emerging interdisciplinary methodologies.

2015-10-30T09:08:31+00:00 October 28, 2015|
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