Originally Posted: September 27, 2021 Download Press Release PDF SMU finished sixth overall among 21 universities from across the United States at a season opening debate tournament in IPDA. SMU debate competed at the University of Southern Mississippi debate tournament this weekend (September 25 & 26). SMU finished ahead of UNT, University of Florida, Arkansas State University, the University of Arkansas and eight other universities. SMU debaters won 26 out of 42 preliminary rounds on topics such as climate change, COVID, and space exploration. That is a win/loss percentage of 62%. In his first college debate tournament, Eric Ryan was selected as 4th speaker overall in the junior varsity division among 38 student competitors. Former novice national top speaker Emma Waite finished as the top [...]
SMU Department of Economics Event: September 27 Time: 7:30-9PM Location: Zoom Dr. James Lake, the Director of Doctoral Programs & Professor of Economics at SMU will be hosting an Economics Ph.D. Info session virtually on Monday, September 27 from 7:30-9PM. Please see the flyer below for more information. All majors are welcome to attend.
Dedman College News Originally Posted: August 27, 2021 Congratulations to Ashley Durrance '16! She won a 2021 Academy of American Poets University & College Poetry Prize. Her winning poem, titled "Affair," can be found here. Ashley is a former SMU creative writing program student. The Academy of American Poets sponsors over two hundred annual poetry prizes at colleges and universities across the U.S, and has awarded cash prizes to nearly ten thousand student poets since the program's inception. Previous award winners include esteemed poets such as Mark Doty, Louise Glück, Allen Grossman, Jorie Graham, Joy Harjo, Robert Hass, Li-Young Lee, Robert Pinsky, Sylvia Plath, Mark Strand, and Ocean Vuong.
Originally Posted: Aug 23, 2021 Welcome back, Mustangs! Can't wait to see you in class!
Maguire Ethics Center Originally Posted: July 30, 2021 While catching a flight remains a simple part of life for most people, those flying as a wheelchair user may find flying a daunting proposition. While airlines are required to assist in making it possible to fly, it’s often not a pleasant process. Slings, hoists, and slide boards make the whole experience rather undignified, and all too often can end up with wheelchairs becoming damaged or broken, or even the passenger getting hurt. “Airlines need to recognize that each of their passengers need to be treated with dignity,” SMU senior Brady Martin says. “Some call air travel a luxury and believe that we are privileged if we have the opportunity to travel by air. However, in the globalizing [...]
SMU News Originally Posted: July 24, 2021 From May 2020 through July 2021, the International Statistical Institute (ISI) launched the International Year of Women in Statistics and Data Science to commemorate the 200thanniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. As part of this year’s celebration, the ISI created its Florence Nightingale Prize for Data Visualization to honor Florence Nightingale’s exemplary use of data visualization to convey statistical information. A team of SMU undergraduates took first prize in the competition for their work: Modeling opioid use using Bayesian methods and understanding drug gateways through network analysis.
Star Local Media Originally Posted: July 2, 2021 For Jordyn Harrell, researching McKinney’s history is like working on a big jigsaw puzzle. The Southern Methodist University student likes to usually have the whole story, details and all, before her, she said, but this summer, she and two others are searching for the pieces themselves. Three students are working this summer to research and find the stories of who made McKinney’s history, particularly focusing on the city’s Black and Hispanic communities. Their work is part of an internship program with Legacy Keepers of Old East McKinney, a consortium focused on preserving and promoting the history of McKinney’s Black and Hispanic communities. For Luisa Piña, an Austin College student, the internship provides an almost full-circle experience: she [...]
SMU News Originally Posted: June 5, 2021 Receiving a prestigious Truman Scholarship will help SMU student body president fuel the journey Austin Hickle had something of an epiphany last summer: If college campuses like SMU were going to successfully return to on-campus learning in fall 2020, student engagement would be key to compliance with COVID-19 safety protocols. Within three months, he organized the College Health Alliance of Texas, which conducted student opinion research and became a conduit to Congress for student pandemic concerns. Now, Austin’s leadership skills and proven ability to create change has earned the senior economics and public policy major a Truman Scholarship, the premier graduate fellowship for future public servants. “For many people, the pandemic encouraged an important and renewed focus on [...]
Dallas Morning News Sriya Reddy is majoring in Journalism, Corporate Communication and Public Affairs, and History. Report for America fellow Sriya Reddy will join the newsroom of The Dallas Morning News in June to help cover southern Dallas. Reddy, who will graduate in May from Southern Methodist University, will write about income inequality, housing and other community issues in southern Dallas at The News for a year. She is one of 300 journalists who have been selected for the national program, which places journalists in newsrooms nationwide to report on undercovered topics in local communities. READ MORE
The Hilltop Excellence Awards is SMU's most prestigious awards ceremony, annually recognizing the outstanding accomplishments of students, staff, and faculty at SMU. Congratulations to all of the recipients. READ MORE