Congratulations to SMU alumnus Aaron David Pan

Texas Tech Originally Posted: March 30, 2020 Pan was a postdoctoral fellow in the Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences at Southern Methodist University in Dallas and received his doctoral degree in geology in 2007 from the Program in Paleobotany, Department of Geological Sciences (now the Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences) at Southern Methodist University. Full article   Museum of Texas Tech University Appoints New Executive Director Texas Tech University Provost Michael Galyean announced today (March 30) that Aaron David Pan will serve as the next executive director of the Museum of Texas Tech University. Chosen after a nationwide search, Pan will assume the duties of executive director on May 18, 2020. He also will have a faculty appointment as associate professor [...]

By | 2020-03-31T21:27:10-07:00 March 17th, 2020|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Earth Sciences, Graduate News|Comments Off on Congratulations to SMU alumnus Aaron David Pan

Fellows announced for AY 2020-2021

Clements Center Research Fellowships provide senior or junior scholars with an essential element for producing successful books, and that is time. The Center is pleased to announce its fellows for academic year 2020-2021. Link for more information: https://www.smu.edu/Dedman/Research/Institutes-and-Centers/SWCenter/Fellowships/Announce  

By | 2020-03-06T17:37:28-08:00 March 9th, 2020|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Graduate News, SW Center|Comments Off on Fellows announced for AY 2020-2021

Geologist James Quick named Dean of SMU Graduate School

Dallas Weekly Originally Posted: Feb. 18, 2020 Distinguished geoscientist James Quick will open the doors to a new era of research and interdisciplinary collaboration as Inaugural Dean of SMU’s newly created Moody School of Graduate and Advanced Studies. SMU announced the creation of the Moody School in November 2019, made possible by a landmark $100 million gift from the Moody Foundation. The investment in graduate-level education is fueling SMU’s move to join the finest universities in the country in its development of research with impact, delivered by top-notch faculty and graduate students. Quick, a volcanologist of international stature, joined SMU in 2007 as the University’s first Associate Vice President for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies, with the responsibilities of supporting increases in research activity and the [...]

By | 2020-02-18T08:09:37-08:00 February 18th, 2020|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Earth Sciences, Faculty News, Graduate News|Comments Off on Geologist James Quick named Dean of SMU Graduate School

12 Things I’ve Learned as a Ph.D. Student

Inside Higher Ed Originally Posted: Jan. 29, 2020 As an undergraduate, I seldom felt overwhelmed by coursework. I found praise easily. I wrote an award-winning honors thesis and graduated summa cum laude. When I heard horror stories about graduate school, I knew I would be an exception. I was wrong. Although I lost 10 pounds in my first semester in Southern Methodist University’s history Ph.D. program from the stress of coursework, I want to avoid being all doom and gloom. I can confidently say that I have never learned so much in such a short period of time. After my first semester of coursework at the university, 12 significant lessons particularly stand out. I hope this list will prove beneficial for other current and future [...]

By | 2020-02-04T07:54:11-08:00 February 4th, 2020|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Graduate News, History|Comments Off on 12 Things I’ve Learned as a Ph.D. Student

Congratulations Lu Zhang

Announcement: The Department of Mathematics wishes to congratulate Lu Zhang who has accepted a position at Columbia University. Lu's research is on the numerical studies of wave propagation phenomena and has worked under the supervision of Prof. Tom Hagstrom.  Beginning in Fall 2020, she will be the  Ju Tang Chu and Wu Ping Chu Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics at Columbia University. Well done Lu !

By | 2020-01-31T07:20:50-08:00 January 28th, 2020|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Graduate News, Mathematics|Comments Off on Congratulations Lu Zhang

Tower Center features SMU alumnus Denver Nicks

Tower Center blog Originally Posted: November 2019 Denver Nicks, SMU ’07, a Hunt Leadership Scholars recipient and a Tower Center alumnus, is an award-winning journalist, former staff writer for TIME, and contributor to National Geographic Travel, Rolling Stone, Uproxx, and other publications. He is also the author of the books Hot Sauce Nation: America’s Burning Obsession, PRIVATE: Bradley Manning, WikiLeaks, and the Biggest Exposure of Official Secrets in American History, and CONVICTION about Lyons v. Oklahoma, a pivotal case in the career of Supreme Court justice and civil rights icon Thurgood Marshall. Currently pursuing a Juris Doctor degree at Tulane Law School, Denver took a few moments to speak with us about his time at the Tower Center and how the professors and programming provided a solid, well-rounded foundation that has [...]

By | 2020-01-13T09:20:33-08:00 January 13th, 2020|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Graduate News, Political Science, Tower Center|Comments Off on Tower Center features SMU alumnus Denver Nicks

‘The Story Collider’ at Wild Detectives shows the intersection between humanity and science

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: Nov. 21, 2019 From a journalism teacher donating her kidney to a total stranger to a middle school teacher traveling to Africa to study human fossils, people shared their stories in front of a live audience about how science has affected their lives. The Story Collider science and storytelling event made its way to Dallas’ Wild Detectives on Nov. 6 for the second time this year. The event featured five storytellers from different backgrounds. Since launching in 2010, Story Collider events have been held around the nation and even abroad. The Dallas Morning News’ science writer, Anna Kuchment, and Dallas-based television producer Aparna Kumar were the hosts, sharing anecdotes between speakers. A wide range of speakers made the packed bar [...]

By | 2019-11-26T13:58:04-08:00 November 25th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Earth Sciences, Graduate News|Comments Off on ‘The Story Collider’ at Wild Detectives shows the intersection between humanity and science

Landmark $100 million gift to SMU from Moody Foundation to create separate graduate school, fuel significant research

SMU News Originally Posted: November 12, 2019 SMU will take a major step forward in serving the talent and research needs of a challenging world, thanks to a landmark $100 million commitment from the Moody Foundation that will fund the University’s eighth degree-granting school – the Moody School of Graduate and Advanced Studies. The Moody Foundation commitment is the largest gift in SMU history. “We cannot overstate the power and reach of this gift,” said SMU President R. Gerald Turner. “This is a transformational moment for SMU and Dallas, signaling that SMU is a premier institution with the means to be a full partner in commercial and global problem-solving, and a pipeline for leaders to tackle those challenges. “As the Texas economy booms, companies and [...]

By | 2019-11-13T07:51:23-08:00 November 15th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Graduate News|Comments Off on Landmark $100 million gift to SMU from Moody Foundation to create separate graduate school, fuel significant research

Myria Perez selected as one of 125 women innovators across the country to be AAAS IF/THEN ambassadors

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: Sept. 9, 2019 SMU alumna Myria Perez was selected as one of 125 women innovators across the country to be AAAS IF/THEN ambassadors. Their mission? To share their stories and serve as high-profile role models for girls. The percentages don't lie, and for women, the percentages aren't good. Only 37 percent of science, technology, engineering and math professionals portrayed in television and film are women. More than a few experts see a connection between such a low figure and whether young girls will choose to pursue STEM as a career. It is time, they say, to join forces in search of a new wave of STEM superstars. And pop culture — including television and film — is one of the ways to [...]

By | 2019-09-30T08:01:29-07:00 September 30th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Earth Sciences, Graduate News|Comments Off on Myria Perez selected as one of 125 women innovators across the country to be AAAS IF/THEN ambassadors
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