SMU Giving Day is April 13

SMU Giving Day is April 13. There are over 20 different ways that you can support Dedman College. Check them out by visiting https://givingday.smu.edu/pages/dedman-college or clicking through the features list below. ALBERT SCHWEITZER FELLOWSHIP DEAN’S RESEARCH COUNCIL AT DEDMAN COLLEGE DATAFEST HACKATHON DEDMAN COLLEGE RESEARCH AND ADVANCED STUDIES FUND JEWISH STUDIES DEDMAN COLLEGE CANCER RESEARCH FUND SMU HUMAN RIGHTS PROGRAM CENTER FOR PRESIDENTIAL HISTORY DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT OF EARTH SCIENCES DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT OF WORLD LANGUAGE AND LITERATURES SMU DEBATE TEAM DEDMAN COLLEGE [...]

Climate change and migration

American Economic Association Originally Posted: April 1, 2021 Klaus Desmet discusses how accounting for spatial shifts changes estimates of how rising sea levels will affect the economy. Nobel Prize winner William Nordhaus has called climate change “the ultimate challenge for economics.” Economists increasingly have been trying to understand how rising tides and global temperatures will impact resource allocation around the globe, as well as the potential policy tools that can help curb damage to our natural world. SMU professor Klaus Desmet says that a lot of those analyses are missing a critical factor: migration. Desmet coauthored a paper in the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics that examines how economic output will be affected over the next 200 years as humans move away from coastal areas threatened by rising sea levels. [...]

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Whitney Wolfe Herd to speak at Commencement

SMU News Originally Posted: Marche 21, 2021 DALLAS (SMU) – Whitney Wolfe Herd, founder and CEO of Bumble Inc., became the youngest woman to take a company public when she celebrated the initial offering of her dating app shares on the Nasdaq Stock Market in February. The 31-year-old entrepreneur and SMU alumna will draw lessons from her remarkable life story as the featured speaker at SMU’s May Commencement Convocation on Saturday, May 15. The outdoor ceremony, scheduled for 8 a.m. in Ford Stadium, will be streamed live at https://www.smu.edu/live. “Whitney Wolfe Herd may be the youngest commencement speaker we have ever had,” said SMU President R. Gerald Turner. “Our graduates will feel a sense of kinship with her as it has been only ten years since she walked [...]

Save the Date: SMU Giving Day is April 13

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SMU Classes Resume, Virtual-only on Monday

SMU will resume classes next week with virtual-only academic instruction on Monday, February 22, 2021. The decision on virtual and/or in-person classes on Tuesday and beyond will be announced by Monday. Graduate students with Saturday classes should expect to hear from the deans of their schools if instruction will occur. Crews from the Office of Facilities Planning and Management and Office of Information Technology are working diligently to assess and repair damage to various buildings caused by this unusual winter blast, as well as ensuring all technology in classrooms are in working order. We will provide an update later today on facilities that will be open this weekend. At this time Hughes-Trigg Student Center is open as a warming and charging-up location Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports [...]

Five Dedman College faculty members receive 2021 Sam Taylor Fellowship awards

Dedman College News Originally Posted: Feb. 12, 2021 Each year, the United Methodist Church’s Division of Higher Education and Ministry grants Sam Taylor Fellowship Awards to support faculty research that advances the intellectual and social life of our global society. Following a highly competitive selection process, the Sam Taylor Fellowship review committee is pleased to announce the 2020-2021 SMU faculty awards to the following faculty members: Congratulations to the Dedman College recipients: Wookun Kim, Ph.D.: Assistant Professor, Department of Economics Andrea Laurent-Simpson, Ph.D.: Lecturer, Department of Sociology Tomce Runcevski, Ph.D.: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry Holly Bowen, Ph.D.: Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology Neely Myers, Ph.D.: Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology Additional SMU recipients: Amber Bemak, MFA: Assistant Professor, Film and Media Arts, Meadows School [...]

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Watch the December Commencement Convocation Live

December 19, 1pm: December Commencement Convocation - The ceremony will be in Ford Stadium at 1 p.m. for students and their guests. We encourage all others to join us online for the live broadcast.

Study: Drug offenders more likely to face food insecurity

Medical Xpress Originally Posted: December 10, 2020 People who have a drug-related felony conviction are more likely to face food insecurity than people who have never been arrested. That's what researchers from SMU (Southern Methodist University) and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, found after interviewing more than 1,000 people at North Texas Food Bank food pantries. The finding is significant because food insecurity - defined as a consistent lack of access to enough food for a healthy life - is known to have a variety of consequences for both children and adults. Children who don't get the necessary nutrition from food are much more likely to have health- and education-related issues, such as anemia and impaired cognitive development. Adults, meanwhile, are more prone to develop diabetes, heart disease and other chronic [...]

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