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Forbes 30 Under 30: Bumble founder Whitney Wolfe Herd ’11

That’s SMU alumna Whitney Wolfe Herd ’11 on the cover of the Forbes 30 Under 30 issue. Herd founded Bumble, “America’s fastest-growing dating-app company,” just three years after receiving a bachelor’s degree in international studies from SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences.

2017-11-17T12:01:45+00:00 November 17, 2017|

Adding early assessment to the math education equation

Lindsey Perry ’16 studied students’ spatial and relational reasoning with numbers in her SMU Ph.D. dissertation, which has resulted in a $2.5 million grant to develop a mathematical reasoning screening system for grades K–2.

2017-10-05T14:19:46+00:00 October 2, 2017|

Big data solves leaf-size conundrum

A global team of researchers, including SMU's Bonnie Jacobs, sifted through tens of thousands of measurements to crack the mystery of leaf size, providing scientists with another tool for predicting climate-related changes in vegetation.

2017-10-02T08:29:16+00:00 October 2, 2017|

Cyber security training needs a shot in the arm

On the same day as the Equifax data breach, SMU cyber security expert Fred Chang urged Congress to remember the success of the “space race” as a model for expanding training efforts today to meet the coming shortage of skilled cyber security workers.

2017-10-02T08:27:54+00:00 October 2, 2017|

SMU’s Luisa del Rosal ’08 wins Latino business award

Luisa del Rosal ’08, executive director of the Tower Center and Mission Foods Texas-Mexico Center at SMU, received the Latino Up-And-Comer Award as part of D CEO’s 2017 Latino Business Awards. The awards are designed to honor the top Latino “visionary thinkers and industry pioneers” in North Texas.

2017-10-05T13:40:26+00:00 September 25, 2017|

Can anthropology solve the diabetes dilemma?

Medical anthropologist Caroline Smith-Morris has been studying the social factors contributing to a rise in diabetes among Pima Indians for over 15 years. Her research is helping the biomedical community move in new directions to improve disease outcomes.

2017-09-14T08:35:12+00:00 September 6, 2017|

To Our Readers: A Great Time To Be On The Hilltop

As the University makes final preparations for the arrival of new students and the start of fall classes August 21, I am more excited than ever about the opportunities ahead – for the Class of 2021 and for the University as a whole.

2017-08-26T13:55:35+00:00 August 22, 2017|
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