Event: Feb. 13, Spring Career Fair

Graduate Research Essentials

Event: Library 6001: Graduate Research Essentials Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 Time:5:00pm - 5:30pm Location:Fondren Library Red 323 Get the basics of how to navigate library research and thrive as a grad student at SMU. Invest a little time now, and save a lot more later, during crunch times. Intended Audience: Graduate Register: http://libcal.smu.edu/event/3467245

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Human Rights in Poland (Winter 2017)

SMU Adventures Originally Posted: January 5, 2018 Thirty-five members of the SMU community took a study tour of Holocaust sites in Poland Dec. 18-30. Led by SMU Embrey Human Rights Program Director Rick Halperin, the group visited cities and death camps throughout Poland, where, during World War II, some 5,000,000 people were murdered during the Nazi, Germany, occupation. Here are some of the SMU adventure blogs from the trip: A wish for ‘the one storm pure enough to cleanse the air’ At the memorial for the victims of the Nazi death camp Chelmno, SMU political science/international studies major Ryan C. ’18 read Lana Hechtman Ayers’ poem “Chelmno” – in which Ayers notes the wait “for the one storm pure enough to cleanse the air, soak through, make [...]

By | 2018-01-08T18:01:02+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Embrey Human Rights Events, Events, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Human Rights in Poland (Winter 2017)

Investing in a data-empowered future

SMU Magazine Originally Posted: December 5, 2017 SMU is eager to serve and partner with Dallas, just as Northwestern University serves Chicago and Columbia University serves New York. We are ready to leverage SMU’s academic vitality and strong relationships with the Dallas region for expanded community service and impact. Dallas is a city in a hurry, taking its place as a global business and knowledge center. Major corporations like Toyota and (perhaps) Amazon recognize that Dallas has a stake in the tech-driven future. What you need to know is that SMU has skin in that game. We are a 21st century university, data empowered and actively seeking solutions to societal problems through interdisciplinary collaborations between the humanities, the sciences, the arts and the world of [...]

Top 10 Dedman College Faculty Research Articles

  Sapiens: Can Medical Anthropology Solve the Diabetes Dilemma? As the number of sufferers continues to rise, some researchers are moving in new directions to figure out how culture and lifestyle shape disease outcomes. LiveScience: Newfound dino looks like creepy love child of a turkey and ostrich A new giant bird-like dinosaur discovered in China has been named for SMU paleontologist Louis L. Jacobs, Corythoraptor jacobsi, by the scientists who identified the new oviraptorid. Cosmos: Painting with light in three dimensions A new technique uses photoswitch molecules to create three-dimensional images from pure light. SMU Guildhall and cancer researchers level up to tap human intuition of video gamers in quest to beat cancer Massive computational power of online “Minecraft” gaming community bests supercomputers.  Nation’s electric grid [...]

Watch: 2017 Celebration of Lights

SMU Youtube Originally Posted: December 19, 2017 SMU students welcomed in the Christmas season with their festive annual tradition, Celebration of Lights. Students entertained the crowd with carols, President R. Gerald Turner read the Christmas Story and the evening ended with Silent Night and the lighting of the SMU Christmas tree along with Dallas Hall and surrounding trees. https://youtu.be/nquthP3zEVU  

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Dedman College alumna Allison McComiskey’s path to atmospheric science involved fruitful swerves into biology, deep history, and the environment

MilTech Originally Posted: December 15, 2017 Science is the practice of informed looking. It requires an early embrace of observation, curiosity, and questioning. So it was with Allison McComiskey, a physical scientist with the Earth System Research Laboratory at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). She grew up in New Orleans, the daughter of a physician and an anthropologist. Every summer, she and her parents and brother and sister would pile into the family car for prolonged trips west. “I drove my dad crazy with questions,” she says, remembering a hope that his training as a doctor would translate into lore about trees, mountains, and sand dunes. She remembers asking, “Why are the bottoms of clouds flat?” Influenced by her father’s medical practice, she started at [...]

By | 2017-12-19T06:10:41+00:00 December 19th, 2017|Anthropology, Biology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Dedman College alumna Allison McComiskey’s path to atmospheric science involved fruitful swerves into biology, deep history, and the environment

Scholar Spotlight | Getting Students Involved in the Fight Against Human Trafficking

Tower Center Originally Posted: December 13, 2017 The Tower Center interviewed HCM Tower Scholar Isabelle Gwozdz about her senior year practicum as an intern with the Embrey Human Rights Program and her involvement in establishing the SMU Chapter of the Student Alliance Against Human Trafficking. Gwozdz is majoring in political science with minors in history, French and English, and will graduate in May. Tell us about your experience with the Embrey Human Rights Program. It’s been pretty awesome. I’m not a human rights major or minor, but it’s something I’ve been interested in and so I thought it would be cool to have that experience for my practicum placement. I’ve been focusing on human trafficking because the Human Rights Symposium in September featured people from the Dallas [...]

By | 2017-12-14T16:56:39+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Political Science, Tower Center, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Scholar Spotlight | Getting Students Involved in the Fight Against Human Trafficking

SMU’s first human rights alumni share insights with this year’s grads pursuing similar career paths

SMU News Originally Posted: December 13, 2017 Since SMU launched its bachelor of arts degree in human rights in 2012 – becoming one of only five in the U.S. to offer it – 79 students have embraced the ultimate “world changer” degree to embark on careers ranging from medicine to business to politics. Five years later, SMU seniors Abigail Buck and Grace Caputo will earn the same uncommon distinction at Commencement Convocation Dec. 16. They also plan to follow career paths very similar to the first pioneering duo to earn the degree: Samantha Matthews and Shireen Tavakoli. Samantha recently returned to Dallas to work as executive director of a nonprofit affiliated with the Texas Legends basketball team (an affiliate of the Dallas Mavericks) after earning [...]

By | 2017-12-14T08:12:53+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Embrey Human Rights Events, Graduate News, Political Science, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on SMU’s first human rights alumni share insights with this year’s grads pursuing similar career paths

WATCH: Community change agent

SMU News Originally Posted: December 12, 2017 As the son of refugees, Kovan Barzani ’17 wanted to make the most of his college experience. Before he graduated from SMU, he triple majored, managed a Texas House campaign, started a program to teach refugees job skills and turned a finance internship into a full-time job. WATCH https://youtu.be/LDeci0nhrx8  

By | 2017-12-13T08:29:27+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Economics, Political Science, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on WATCH: Community change agent
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