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How SMU computer science professors are using their resources to help find a coronavirus vaccine

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: April 23, 2020 What if university computer scientists, biologists and historians collaborated to use modern artificial intelligence and machine learning to examine a massive trove of infectious disease research papers, text mining for abstract patterns, elusive insights and hard-to-spot trends related to COVID-19 and the coronavirus family of viruses? Imagine the energy such a group could generate if their students, working remotely and cut off from the normal distractions of student life, jumped in to volunteer for the project? Welcome to the nascent Southern Methodist University Artificial Intelligence Lab. READ MORE

By | 2020-06-30T09:30:04-07:00 July 6th, 2020|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences|Comments Off on How SMU computer science professors are using their resources to help find a coronavirus vaccine

Should You Wear a Mask? Four North Texas Health Experts Say Yes

Dallas Observer Originally Posted: June 22, 2020 Despite last week's record number of new COVID cases statewide, many Texans have ditched wearing a mask out in public. It’s no wonder: Recommendations from health officials are being consistently subverted by some government authorities. Friday, Dallas County Commissioners approved an order that requires businesses to enforce mask wearing for employees and customers. Yet President Donald Trump and Gov. Greg Abbott have both made their disdain for facial coverings clear. Trump largely refuses to wear one and makes disparaging remarks about those who do. Abbott tried to keep municipal leaders from enforcing citywide mask mandates. READ MORE

By | 2020-06-30T09:14:27-07:00 June 30th, 2020|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research|Comments Off on Should You Wear a Mask? Four North Texas Health Experts Say Yes

Carl Dorvil shares what he’s learned about creating something from nothing — and thriving even in hard times.

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: June 25, 2020 Carl Dorvil attended SMU on scholarships and graduated with degrees in public policy, economics and psychology, and then got his MBA. The DEC Network’s Fridays Are for Founders is a weekly virtual forum that gives entrepreneurs opportunities to learn from each other while struggling with the impacts of COVID-19. In this video, Trey Bowles and Delanie Majors talk to serial entrepreneur Carl Dorvil, who started tutoring and mentoring company Group Excellence (GEX) in 2004, while he was a junior at SMU. It was, at one time, the fastest growing public company in North Texas. After selling GEX, Dorvil went on to start other companies. Now he is partner and CEO of Dog for Dog, which he calls Toms [...]

By | 2020-06-29T10:08:23-07:00 June 29th, 2020|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Economics, Psychology|Comments Off on Carl Dorvil shares what he’s learned about creating something from nothing — and thriving even in hard times.

Courageous Conversations: 9 Leaders Telling Brave Stories

Forbes Originally Posted: June 22, 2020 SMU alumna Neha Husein '19 is featured in this article. What is a courageous conversation that you have recently had? Courageous conversations are defined by the difficulty of the subject matter and the bravery of the subject discussing the topic. “Whether we’re leading companies, building our career, raising a family, or fighting for justice, we all need to be able to communicate when it’s uncomfortable, confusing, and difficult, and do it in a way that actually builds trust and strengthens our relationships,” shares Sofiya Deva of Warm Robots. Nine leaders and influencers were selected to be part of Warm Robots’ inaugural “Council of Courage” that who then offered their own experiences and definitions of what a courageous conversation is. [...]

By | 2020-06-26T08:48:02-07:00 June 26th, 2020|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Embrey Human Rights Events|Comments Off on Courageous Conversations: 9 Leaders Telling Brave Stories

When memory and justice fail us

The Hill Originally Post: June 20, 2020 Holly Bowen is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at SMU Dallas where she teaches and directs research on topics including memory, emotion, motivation and aging. Think back to the last time you went on a mission to stock up on supplies due to COVID-19. What route did you take around the store? Can you describe the employee who bagged your groceries? What was the make and model of the car parked next to you? It’s likely this memory is difficult to retrieve and the details surrounding it have faded. After all, this was a stressful and uncertain time and your focus might have been elsewhere. It was some time ago and you have probably forgotten. Now, [...]

By | 2020-06-22T06:15:23-07:00 June 22nd, 2020|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Psychology|Comments Off on When memory and justice fail us

Next steps for our return to The Hilltop

Originally Posted: June 16, 2020 Plans unfolding for SMU's fall semester 2020 will be guided by science, common-sense expectations, and the traditional Mustang spirit At SMU, we intend to rise to the challenge of the fall 2020 academic semester in a way that fully embraces both the outstanding personalized education that is our hallmark, and our community’s health and safety. While the ongoing pandemic has prompted us to revise fall plans, SMU will work to ensure that students have the opportunity to receive face-to-face instruction from our excellent faculty as well as experience all the campus has to offer. We all have a role to play in keeping the campus healthy. Therefore, our approach will be guided by science and common-sense expectations: The University will take [...]

By | 2020-06-17T05:36:21-07:00 June 17th, 2020|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences|Comments Off on Next steps for our return to The Hilltop

Activism usually linked to urban centers finds a voice in the frustrations of rapidly changing communities.

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: June 8, 2020 For the seventh day in a row, dozens of sign-waving suburbanites dotted a busy corner in Flower Mound last week, demanding racial equality and decrying police brutality on what seemed unlikely soil as passing motorists honked in support. In this 80% white, Denton County city of 80,000, they’d united in response to the very public death of George Floyd, who died May 25 in the custody of Minneapolis police, an incident that has spawned significant national unrest. “George Floyd’s life was extinguished on camera for the world to see,” said Laura Haines, a white resident who has been among those gathered daily at Long Prairie and Cross Timbers roads. “We’re all seeing what black people have been [...]

By | 2020-06-17T09:59:00-07:00 June 12th, 2020|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Sociology, Sociology (Faculty)|Comments Off on Activism usually linked to urban centers finds a voice in the frustrations of rapidly changing communities.
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