Event Date: 10.14.2017 Location: McCord Auditorium Time: 1:00 PM Join Linda Jones (Poet and Natural Hair Advocate), Michelle Gibson (Choreographer and Dancer) and Alia Salem (Human Rights Activist) for dynamic discussions and performances about the journeys of women of color. This symposium will explore the power of narratives and their role in connecting us to the human experience. Stories of institutionalized racism will empower attendees to disturb and realign power assymetries in socially just ways. Link for more information: smuwomenofcolor.eventbrite.com
Event: Nov. 9, Why don’t women have equality in America? How the Equal Rights Amendment began, how it failed, and can it live again?
Event Date: November 9 Location: The Great Hall in Prothro Hall, Perkins School of Theology Time: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Join us for the second event in the Excavate, Energize, Equalize: Propelling American Women in Thought and Deed series. Our speakers are American historian Marjorie Spruill, whose new book on the history of the ERA movements informs our talk, and Law Professor Julie Suk of Cardozo Law, who is an expert on comparative equality law. She will bring us up-to-date on contemporary legal thinking about gender equality under the law. Link for more information: smuera.eventbrite.com
Congratulations to SMU Anthropologist Caroline Brettell inducted to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences on Oct. 7
SMU News Originally Posted: October 6, 2017 DALLAS (SMU) — Noted SMU anthropologist Caroline Brettell will be inducted as a fellow into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences during a ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Academy’s headquarters in Cambridge, Mass. Brettell joins 228 new fellows and foreign honorary members — representing the sciences, the humanities and the arts, business, public affairs and the nonprofit sector — as a member of one of the world’s most prestigious honorary societies. “Caroline Brettell is an internationally recognized leader in the field of migration, and one of Dedman College’s most productive scholars,” said Thomas DiPiero, dean of SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. “I couldn’t be happier to see her win this well-deserved accolade.” “I am surprised and deeply honored to receive [...]
Event Date: September 22 Location: Dallas Hall 306 Time: 3 - 5 p.m. with a reception to follow The "Excavate, Energize, Equalize: Propelling American Women in Thought and Deed" series will launch with Women’s Rights in America from Early Stirrings to Third Wave Feminism. Rebecca Walker will lecture along with Helen LaKelly Hunt. Together they’ll explore the stirrings of the American women’s movement to today’s Third Wave Feminism, thus examining the synergy between some previously lost feminist history, now recently published by Helen LaKelly Hunt, and feminist socio-political activism today. Link for more information: https://smufeminist.eventbrite.com/
Event Date: October 17 Location: Dallas Hall 306 Time: 5:00 Reception and 5:30 p.m. Lecture Adam Frank asks the question of sustainability from the Astrobiological Perspective with a discussion of what we've learned about planets, climate, and life from explorations of the Earth, other solar system worlds, and the galaxy. He'll explore why it is unlikely that we're the first civilization in cosmic history and why climate change will likely occur on any planet that evolves a technological civilization. Finally, he'll discuss how this can change the way we approach climate change and sustainability. Link for more information: https://allman.eventbrite.com
ACADEMIC YEAR 2017–2018 www.smu.edu/registrar/academic_calendar.asp This calendar includes an addendum listing religious holidays for use in requesting excused absences according to University Policy 1.9. For religious holidays not listed, contact the Office of the Chaplain. Graduate programs in the Cox School of Business, Perkins School of Theology and Dedman School of Law, and the Department of Dispute Resolution and Counseling within the Simmons School of Education and Human Development have different calendars. Dates that the offices of the University will be closed will be announced at a later date. PDF
Baccalaureate Service : 8:00 p.m. Friday, May 19th Commencement: 9:00 a.m. Saturday, May 20th Watch Online @ smu.edu/live MORE INFO: http://www.smu.edu/EnrollmentServices/Registrar/AcademicCeremonies/MayCommencement Message from the President and Provost On behalf of the Southern Methodist University community, we invite you to attend SMU's 102nd annual Commencement Weekend, May 19 and 20, 2017. The activities that make up Commencement Weekend showcase some of the University's best traditions and are designed to recognize the pride we all feel in our students' accomplishments. The Baccalaureate Service on Friday evening enables graduating seniors and their guests to worship together. Later, as these seniors march through the Rotunda of Dallas Hall for the tradition known as Rotunda Recessional, they mark the end of their undergraduate years and the beginning of their lifelong association [...]
Inspired by grandfather, Arya McCarthy’s student research ranged from simulated brains to political polarization
SMU News Originally Posted: May 16, 2017 Graduating senior Arya McCarthy has been a frequent presence on SMU’s campus practically since the day he could walk. John and young Arya McCarthy As a child, he would stroll across verdant lawns, his tiny hand held firmly in his grandfather’s gentle one, as his grandpa, John McCarthy, checked his mail. John McCarthy was a biology professor at SMU, where he taught Mustangs and researched endocrine physiology from the 1950s up to his retirement in 1999. Neither knew then just how grand a role SMU would play in Arya’s life. Fast forward to the summer of 2016. Arya was a President’s Scholar at SMU, three years into his pursuit of bachelor’s degrees in both math and computer science, [...]
Event: May 18, Ethan Zuckerman Talks about Technology and the Future of the University: Can Media Make Change?
Event details: Thursday, May 18 @ 1:00 p.m. Hughes-Trigg Student Center, The Forum RSVP: https://ezuckerman.eventbrite.com Does having more information help us to be more connected? Or does information overload get in the way of real life, abetting sloppy research, creating a media echo chamber, and weakening the institutions of democracy? As faculty, librarians, and citizens around SMU engage new media and digital tools, it becomes important to ask questions such as these. About the Speaker: Ethan Zuckerman is founder and director of the Center for Civic Media at MIT. 'Civic' trains journalists, political organizers, and artists who harness the power of big data in the name of an open democracy. 'Civic' graduates have built cell-phone apps and maps that help individuals to communicate about bike lanes, poverty, [...]