Unexpected Change Brings Unexpected Rewards

Tower Center Blog Originally Posted: October 8, 2020 Allison Schultz ’21, a Highland Capital Management Tower Scholar and recipient of the Hamon Internship, quickly adapted her summer internship at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office to an online-only format. Although she was not able to interact in person, her experience was no less diminished. Find out what Allison found to be rewarding in the post below. As a summer college intern for the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, I was prepared to attend trials, analyze legal documents, draft memos, and conduct research for one of the leading prosecutor’s offices in the nation. Weeks before the start of the program, with the outbreak of COVID-19 ravaging New York City and progressively spreading across the nation, the office transitioned the internship [...]

By | 2020-10-08T18:42:34-07:00 October 7th, 2020|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Tower Center, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Unexpected Change Brings Unexpected Rewards

Every vote counts

SMU News Originally Posted: September 21, 2o20 DALLAS (SMU) – The upcoming presidential election will be the first opportunity to vote for many SMU students, including Wilson Russ, and the University is lining up opportunities for these new voters to learn more about the process. But Russ is going to learn the election system from a very personal angle – by volunteering to serve as a poll worker on Nov. 3. “I’m very excited to vote for the first time and I’m thrilled for the opportunity to serve as a poll worker during this turbulent 2020 year,” said Russ, a sophomore studying political science, public policy, economics. He answered a call for young volunteers to help fill the gaps left by older Americans who traditionally staff polling [...]

By | 2020-09-21T19:09:28-07:00 September 21st, 2020|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Economics, Political Science, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Every vote counts

How college students are stepping up to help make returning to classes safe amid COVID-19

USA Today Originally Posted: September 1, 2020 AUSTIN — As a junior at Southern Methodist University, Austin Hickle says the challenge of safely reopening classes amid the coronavirus pandemic and affording young Texans the rewards of the college experience falls directly on the shoulders of students. "This COVID pandemic is one of our generation's defining moments. We have to step up to the plate," said Hickle, who is majoring in political science and economics and is also SMU's student body vice president. "Students have never (before) been asked to carry this (amount of) responsibility." READ MORE

By | 2020-09-11T08:11:45-07:00 September 11th, 2020|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Political Science, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on How college students are stepping up to help make returning to classes safe amid COVID-19

SMU to temporarily move classes online after Spring Break

SMU NEWS Originally Posted: March 12, 2020 READ THE FULL LETTER HERE Dear SMU community, Due to rapidly changing issues related to the spread of Coronavirus, SMU will move students from classrooms to online instruction for the first two weeks following Spring Break, beginning Monday, March 23.  The University is requesting that as many students as is possible leave the residence halls during Spring Break and remain home until April 5, as we expect normal operations to resume on April 6. International and other students who need to remain living in the residence halls should formally request approval from the Office of Residence Life and Student Housing to stay on campus. RLSH will send a message directly to residents containing additional information outlining the process. The campus [...]

Hallie Hovey-Murray ’16 brings a fresh voice to autism advocacy

SMU News Originally Posted: March 10, 2020 Almost everyone has something that makes them “different.” But that distinction can become your strength, says Hallie Hovey-Murray ’16. She speaks from experience. Just weeks before graduating from SMU, she wrote an op-ed that began, “Hi, my name is Hallie, and I have autism.” Soon after the piece was published, Hallie’s inbox blew up with invitations to tell her story. A history major in SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, she earned her bachelor’s degree at 20 and decided to use her new-found celebrity to shine a light on autism. She returned to her home state of Virginia to study law, and became the only contestant with autism to compete in the Miss Virginia pageant. For her [...]

By | 2020-03-11T07:54:28-07:00 March 11th, 2020|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, History, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Hallie Hovey-Murray ’16 brings a fresh voice to autism advocacy

SMU mathematics major ranks in 2019 William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition

Dedman College News Originally Posted: March 9, 2020 Congratulations to SMU mathematics major Phuoc Dinh Le who participated in the 2019 William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition and ranked 143 out of 3,428 -- higher than 96% of all Putnam participants. Read the full announcement. About the Putnam Competition The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition is the preeminent mathematics competition for undergraduate college students in the United States and Canada. The Putnam Competition takes place annually on the first Saturday of December. The competition consists of two 3-hour sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. During each session, participants work individually on 6 challenging mathematical problems. The Putnam began in 1938 as a competition between mathematics departments at colleges and universities. Now the competition has [...]

By | 2020-03-09T11:21:07-07:00 March 10th, 2020|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, Mathematics, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on SMU mathematics major ranks in 2019 William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition

Mayer Fellow Proposals Due April 1

The DCII is now soliciting proposals for 2020-21 undergraduate Mayer Fellows. Fellows will have access to $2000 to use for research travel or for other research related expenses. Email dcinterdisciplinaryinstitute@smu.edu for application information. Link for more information: https://www.smu.edu/Dedman/Research/Institutes-and-Centers/DCII/Scholarship/Mayer

By | 2020-03-05T11:36:23-08:00 March 5th, 2020|DCII, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Mayer Fellow Proposals Due April 1

PBK – Behind the Key: Dominique Earland

PBK society online Originally Posted: March 5, 2020 Dominique Earland Dominique Earland (ΦBK, Southern Methodist University)​ is currently in her first year of medical school training at the University of Minnesota. She plans to pursue clinical epidemiology research and become a physician who serves vulnerable populations. During her time as an undergraduate at SMU, Earland focused on strengthening women’s health rights and education through her academic and service work. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? When I was a child, I enjoyed community service and independent projects. I was involved in Girl Scouts at a young age, which exposed me to different types of careers related to science. In middle school, I applied to a pipeline program for [...]

By | 2020-03-05T07:21:30-08:00 March 5th, 2020|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on PBK – Behind the Key: Dominique Earland
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