Do Human Capital Decisions Respond to the Returns to Education? Evidence from DACA

The National Bureau of Economic Research Originally Posted: Feb. 15, 2018 Highlights: How did DACA impact the educational performances of those who enrolled in it? Significantly, says SMU economics coauthor Elira Kuka. -High school graduation rates increased by 15% -Teenage births declined by 45% -College attendance increased by 25% among women READ MORE

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Sign Up to Judge at Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair

Calling all SMU Science faculty, staff and graduate students!  Do you remember competing in Science Fair when you were at school?  Now is your chance to sign up to judge at the 2018 Beal Bank Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair, Saturday February 24, 2018 at Fair Park in Dallas.  SMU is organizing this event for middle and high school students in Collin, Dallas, Ellis, Fannin, Grayson, Hunt, Kaufman, and Rockwall counties.  The eligibility requirements for judging are a Bachelor’s degree or beyond in the category you judge. Family members, teachers and mentors of participating students are not eligible to judge. Sign up to judge at www.drsef.org.  Questions? Email DRSEFJudge@smu.edu.

At SMU, Sam Weber ’18 Explores His Love Of Two Vastly Different Fields

SMU Magazine Originally Posted: Spring 2018 Issue Growing up in Overland Park, Kansas, Samuel Gage Weber became fascinated with science by watching Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius. The first 3-D animated feature film made outside Hollywood was directed by SMU alumnus John Davis ’84. Weber, whose mother is a nurse, imagined being Jimmy Neutron while he played with a child’s chemistry set. Later, when he stumbled upon the Harry Potter novels and films, he says, his interest in science became intertwined with magic. In seventh grade, after Weber heard a neurologist speak to his class about the wonders of the brain, he began to make the connection between science and medicine. While his fellow students were enthralled with the brain-shaped gummies she passed around the class, Weber [...]

By | 2018-02-15T09:40:09+00:00 February 16th, 2018|Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Undergraduate News, World Languages and Literatures|Comments Off on At SMU, Sam Weber ’18 Explores His Love Of Two Vastly Different Fields

SMU Political Science Professor Matthew Wilson on FOX 4

FOX 4 Originally Posted: Feb. 15, 2018 The Lewisville ISD superintendent got a slap on the hand this week from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton for his message to teachers urging them to show up and vote. The district says it was just a "get out the vote" campaign, but Paxton calls it "unlawful electioneering." Lewisville Schools superintendent Kevin Rogers, in a video posted to the district's website, encouraged teachers to vote in the March primary. “It is time to send a clear message to those who oppose public schools, to those who want to take away the core of our communities, who want to divert precious funds from public schools and give it to for profit organizations,” Rogers said in the video.   The [...]

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Request for Applications for DCII Robert Mayer Undergraduate Research Fellowships, 2018-2019

  The Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute is now accepting applications from SMU undergraduates for 2018-2019 Mayer Fellowships. Please review application instructions posted on the DCII web page. Link for more information: https://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Programs/Mayer

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Mathematics professor Vladimir Ajaev’s work on levitation of microdroplets has been highilighted in International Physics venues.

Dedman College News Originally Posted: Feb. 15, 2018 SMU, Faculty, Dedman School of Humanities, Mathematics, Ajaev, Vladimir, PhD Vladimir Ajaev, SMU professor of mathematics and his collaborators published a paper in Physical Review Letters, one of the top scientific journals in both physics and applied mathematics. The model developed by professor Ajaev resolved a long-standing controversy about the mechanism of levitation of microdroplets supported by an upward flow of vapor. The work generated significant publicity, including news articles in Physics World and on the site of Novosibirsk State University, as well as a discussion in a popular fluid mechanics blog. READ MORE

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Douglass viewed in present context

The Collegian Originally Posted: Feb. 13, 2018 SMU English professor Ezra Greenspan discusses Frederick Douglass’ life, views and work as an abolitionist Feb. 6 on NE Campus. Photo by Ian Stover/The CollegianA local expert on abolitionist Frederick Douglass offered a Black History Month lecture to students Feb. 6 on NE Campus.   Ezra Greenspan, an English professor at Southern Methodist University, is working on a biography of the renowned abolitionist and human rights activist. His lecture told of Douglass’ journey from slave to abolitionist. It also drew some parallels between Douglass’ world to that of disenfranchised people today. Greenspan contended that the inequities Douglass tried to eradicate managed to outlive him. And Greenspan challenged students to “inquire more searchingly, what the legacy of this great [...]

By | 2018-02-14T09:31:26+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, English, Events, Faculty News|Comments Off on Douglass viewed in present context

SMU study finds earthquakes continue for years after gas field wastewater injection stops

EurekaAlert Originally Posted: Feb. 13, 2018 High rates of injection and large volumes can perturb critically stressed faults, triggering earthquakes years after wastewater wells are shut in IMAGE: STUDY AREA FOR THE DFW AIRPORT EARTHQUAKE SEQUENCE. YELLOW TRIANGLES ARE THE 2008-2009 SMU OPERATED STATIONS. BLUE ASTERISKS ARE THE EARTHQUAKES REPORTED BY THE 2013-2016 SMU EARTHQUAKE CATALOG, INDICATING CONTINUED... view more  CREDIT: SMU Efforts to stop human-caused earthquakes by shutting down wastewater injection wells that serve adjacent oil and gas fields may oversimplify the challenge, according to a new study from seismologists at Southern Methodist University, Dallas. The seismologists analyzed a sequence of earthquakes at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport and found that even though wastewater injection was halted after a year, the earthquakes continued. The sequence [...]

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Event: Feb 15-16, Understanding Global Migration

Date: Feb. 15-16 Location: Crum Auditorium, 3150 Binkley Ave Time: Feb. 15 7:30am-5pm, Feb. 16 7:30am-1:15pm The SMU Tower Center and Clements Center for Southwestern Studies are holding a two-day international conference Feb. 15-16 to dissect global migration with support from the Center for Presidential History and the Cox School of Business. The conference features migration experts from all over the world separated into different panels. LEARN MORE

By | 2018-02-13T11:08:23+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, History, Tower Center|Comments Off on Event: Feb 15-16, Understanding Global Migration

Event: Feb 22, Carolyn Smith-Morris presents a free public lecture, “The 1918 Flu Epidemic: A 2018 Perspective”

SMU News Originally Posted: Feb. 9, 2018 SMU Lecture: Lessons from the 1918 flu epidemic Feb. 22, at the Gene and Jerry Jones Great Hall in SMU's Meadows Museum Scientists have learned much about the flu since the 1918 flu pandemic that killed an estimated 50 to 100 million people worldwide, says SMU medical anthropologist Carolyn Smith-Morris: "We have a strong arsenal - medicinal, mechanical and social - against infectious disease and its ravages. But as historians of this epidemic are fond of saying, we would be wise to remain cautious." Smith-Morris will present a free public lecture, "The 1918 Flu Epidemic: A 2018 Perspective," at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at the Gene and Jerry Jones Great Hall in SMU's Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop [...]

By | 2018-02-12T08:45:24+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Anthropology, DCII, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, Faculty News|Comments Off on Event: Feb 22, Carolyn Smith-Morris presents a free public lecture, “The 1918 Flu Epidemic: A 2018 Perspective”
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