Report for America fellow chosen to help cover southern Dallas for The News

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

By | 2021-04-28T09:36:21-07:00 April 28th, 2021|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, History, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Report for America fellow chosen to help cover southern Dallas for The News

Big Path Capital Dell Family Creates Endowment Fund for SMU Human Rights Program

Yahoo Finance Originally Posted: April 5, 2021 J.D. Dell, managing director and partner at Big Path Capital, the leading investment bank for impact companies and private equity funds, and Ann Marie Dell, who is currently enrolled in a Southern Methodist University doctorate program, are pleased to announce a $500,000 commitment toward the endowment of the Human Rights Program in SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. Ann is in her final semester of coursework in the Doctorate of Liberal Studies program in the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, and Ann’s concentration and research focus is in the area of Human Rights and Holocaust studies under Human Rights Program Director Dr. Rick Halperin. The Dells’ initial $250,000 gift will establish the Ann and J.D. Dell Endowment [...]

By | 2021-04-11T07:41:40-07:00 April 6th, 2021|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Embrey Human Rights Events, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Big Path Capital Dell Family Creates Endowment Fund for SMU Human Rights Program

Cold Weather, Warm Neighbors

Park City People Originally Posted: April 5, 2021 Residents mobilize to help each other during historic Texas blizzard While many Texans were without necessities like power and water during the winter storm in February, North Texans came together to help each other through it. Information posted in a group chat for SMU human rights students prompted several to volunteer at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, which housed 700 people during the storm. “It was amazing to see that you got people out there that actually really care for helping the community, especially during times like this,” Bri Tollie said. The SMU political science junior with a minor in human rights spent 10 hours at the convention center one day but said she and other [...]

By | 2021-04-05T08:48:58-07:00 April 5th, 2021|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Embrey Human Rights Events, Political Science, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Cold Weather, Warm Neighbors

How America’s love for its cats and dogs built the pet industrial complex

QZ.com Dr. Laurent-Simpson was recently interviewed by Quartz News about the exploding pet product industry and its relationship to emergent multi-species families in the United States. READ MORE: https://qz.com/1954821/how-america-is-changing-the-global-pet-industry/

By | 2021-02-02T07:39:18-08:00 February 2nd, 2021|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Sociology, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on How America’s love for its cats and dogs built the pet industrial complex

Dedman College students to participate in NSF conference on COVID-19 modelling

Dedman College News Originally Posted: January 22, 2021 Four Dedman College students will participate in the upcoming "NSF Student Conference on COVID-19 Modelling" January 28-29, 2021. According to the National Science Foundation (NSF) student conference website, the event “aims to highlight a broad range of interdisciplinary developments on understanding mechanisms behind COVID-19 dynamics.” Key session topics include COVID Data, Forecasting, and COVID Modelling: Mobility and Mitigation. The conference will showcase research from undergraduate and graduate students from universities across the country as well as senior research experts from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and Yale University. SMU is well represented at the conference. Students participating in talks and poster presentations include: Jonathan Lindbloom, a mathematics major, will present a poster entitled: "Bayesian SIR [...]

By | 2021-01-22T06:54:40-08:00 January 22nd, 2021|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Graduate News, Mathematics, Statistical Science, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Dedman College students to participate in NSF conference on COVID-19 modelling

Congratulations to sociology major and recent graduate Sabrina Brakke

Congratulations to Sociology major and recent graduate Sabrina Brakke for her peer-reviewed publication entitled “Raising Animals to Die for Profit: How Corporate America is Changing Human-Animal Relationships in Rural America.”  The work appears in Volume 6, Issue 1 of the SMU Undergraduate Journal of Research. Congratulations, Sabrina, on all of your hard work!

By | 2021-01-19T13:08:00-08:00 January 19th, 2021|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Sociology, Sociology (Student), Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Congratulations to sociology major and recent graduate Sabrina Brakke

SMU student earns prestigious international fellowship to study in China

North Texas E-News Originally Posted: December 17, 2020 Jared Burleson was studying in Jiangsu, China, the summer after his first year at SMU, taking advantage of the study abroad benefits that come with being a President’s Scholar, SMU’S highest academic merit award. While waiting in line for tea at a local shop, he overheard two men speaking English, then recognized one of them as Nobel Prize-winning physicist Michael Kosterlitz. Jared introduced himself, and began chatting with the world-renowned scientist who was in China with another colleague to encourage international scientific collaboration.  “I had never heard of the physics community in China,” Jared says. “I was inspired by my conversation with them to continue studying Chinese and someday work with the particle physics research community in China.” [...]

By | 2020-12-18T07:19:42-08:00 December 18th, 2020|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Physics, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on SMU student earns prestigious international fellowship to study in China

SMU senior Jared Burleson selected as a Schwarzman Scholar

SMU News Originally Posted: December  11, 2020 Congratulations to SMU senior Jared Burleson for his selection as a Schwarzman Scholar. Jared is a senior pursuing double majors in Physics and Mathematics with a minor in Chinese. He plans to observe how Chinese physicists are working with the government on new collider physics experiments. Jared plans to work as a research physicist and utilize an understanding of public policy to advocate for collider physics experiments and government funding. Jared has previously conducted research with the ATLAS Experiment at CERN and with the EIC at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Click here for more about the program and to see the directory of scholars who make up Schwarzman’s Class of 2022. 154 students were chosen from more than 3,600 [...]

By | 2020-12-11T13:15:12-08:00 December 11th, 2020|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Physics, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on SMU senior Jared Burleson selected as a Schwarzman Scholar
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