The Dallas Paleontological Society (DPS) scholarship committee recently awarded The Frank Crane Memorial Scholarship to Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences graduate student Myria Perez. “I have had the incredible opportunity to be involved in a research project that will be seen by millions of people from around the globe,” says Myria Perez. “During my four years at Southern Methodist University, I have unjacketed, cleaned, and used 3D technology to reveal 72 million year old marine reptile fossils from the country of Angola in the paleontology laboratories. The research from SMU will be shared through an exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.” “As a core member on the exhibit planning team, I have been able to work with [...]
KERA Originally Posted: March 13, 2018 KERA story published Tuesday, March 13, 2018 on SMU Graduate History alumna Carla Mendiola. She is teaching high school students chicana/o history. A man dressed in gold and black blows a trumpet shell. A teenage boy beats on a drum. They’re part of a group that performs traditional Aztec dances. On Saturday morning, they’re inside the gym at the Wesley-Rankin Community Center in West Dallas. Some of the kids watching may have seen these colorfully dressed dancers before, but few of them know what the dances mean. The performance was the first lesson of spring break. A group of West Dallas teenagers is spending the time off from school learning about history – specifically, Mexican-American history. The kids left Dallas over the [...]
On March 8, Mustangs around the world—alumni, students, parents, friends, faculty and staff—will come together for Mustangs Give Back, a 24-hour online fundraising event. Support the schools, programs, and causes that are important to you, help them earn matching funds, and foster achievement in research, scholarship, art and athletics. Learn more: http://blog.smu.edu/mustangsgiveback/. Below is a list of Dedman College projects. Thank you for your support. Bring an International Film Festival to campus: http://blog.smu.edu/mustangsgiveback/projects/bring-a-little-of-cannes-to-the-hilltop-2018/ Help an SMU sociology student apply classroom knowledge and meet community needs: http://blog.smu.edu/mustangsgiveback/projects/sociology-at-work-in-the-community/ Help create the new DataFest hackathon: http://blog.smu.edu/mustangsgiveback/projects/help-create-the-new-datafest-hackathon/ Send five math majors to an annual applied mathematics conference at LSU this fall: http://blog.smu.edu/mustangsgiveback/projects/research-101-mini-grants-for-undergraduates-copy/ Help fund student-run health and well-being programs in Dallas: http://blog.smu.edu/mustangsgiveback/projects/create-change-for-communities-in-need/ Provide a scanning station for SMU’s Archaeology Research Collections: http://blog.smu.edu/mustangsgiveback/projects/enhancing-smus-home-for-archaeological-collections/ Research 101: Mini-grants [...]
Originally Posted: March 6, 2018 In honoring women’s accomplishments in Math and Sciences, several professional organizations are highlighting stories in different venues. The March issue of the Notices of the American Mathematical Society showcases 27 outstanding mathematicians. On behalf of the SMU Department of Mathematics, I would like to recognize some recent alumni who earned a BS or PHD degree in Mathematics and have started a new journey with varied and exciting possibilities. While there is much work to be done on increasing female representation in STEM, we share our pride of these young SMU alumni and wish them continuing success. I also want to take this opportunity to reach all of our alumni and invite them to share their journey and how your Math [...]
SMU News Originally Posted: February 22, 2018 Junior Zach Miller says he owes Dedman dean, SMU network for important connections SMU junior Zach Miller’s interest in politics played out like it does for many college students his first couple years at SMU – he volunteered for political campaigns and pursued internships. But then, in the months following Donald Trump’s presidential victory, Miller decided he wanted to kick his involvement up a notch, and earn some compensation at the same time. As the 2018 election season gains momentum, Miller is working as finance director for a Texas Senate hopeful and has launched his own political consulting firm: Atlas Consulting LLC. Miller, an economics major, is benefitting from a unique immersion experience in public policymaking for SMU [...]
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.
SMU News Originally Posted: January 27, 2018 https://vimeo.com/253085236 Learn how SMU student John Kalkanli’s visual impairment made his Embrey Human Rights Program "Holocaust Poland" trip all the more powerful – and inspired his current efforts to ensure support for the Americans With Disabilities Act. Find out more about Kalkanli by visiting https://www.smu.edu/News/2016/commencement-09may2016/John-Kalkanli. And for details about SMU's immersive two-week Holocaust education trip – focus of the new book "No Resting Place: Holocaust Poland" – visit https://www.smu.edu/norestingplace.
DACA beneficiary and Dedman College alum Jose Santoyo is lobbying D.C. lawmakers to quickly protect U.S. Dreamers
WFAA Originally Posted: January 21, 2018 DACA recipient Jose Santoyo, an SMU graduate who spoke at the December 2016 Commencement about immigrants such as himself, has been lobbying Congress to pass legislation addressing immigrants, particularly beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. He was interviewed for this story. WATCH
The Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute is now soliciting proposals from faculty for an Annual Fellows Seminar for the 2018-2019 Academic Year. DCII Fellows Seminars are communities of inquiry that bring faculty, students, and, if appropriate, community participants with different interests and expertise together to explore a topic in a collaborative and interdisciplinary setting. Please see the DCII website for more information. Deadline is March 2, 2018. Link for more information: https://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Programs/AnnualFellowsSeminars