Prevent the flu at SMU

SMU health officials urge students, faculty and staff to take preventive measures to protect their health against the flu. Because flu can spread by contact with people who are ill, SMU health officials recommend getting a flu shot when they become available. FREE flu vaccinations are available for all students starting September 21. For your safety, we will be administering shots at flu shot stations outside the Health Center. NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED! Getting a flu shot this year will be far more important than ever this year due to COVID-19. READ MORE

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

SMU COVID-19 Dashboard

SMU News SMU has a new COVID-19 dashboard. Please use this to stay informed about quarantine numbers and isolation capacity levels. https://blog.smu.edu/coronavirus-covid-19/cases/  

Welcome Back!

There’s no doubt that the pandemic has changed how we live, learn, work and teach. We’ve been working hard across campus to welcome our new and continuing Mustangs this fall! Take a look at how we’re taking health and safety to heart as we continue to provide the high-quality academic and campus experiences that make up the signature SMU education. READ MORE

What will fall look like?

SMU NEWS Originally Posted: July 30, 2020 We intend to be open in fall 2020. Learn more below. Plans unfolding for SMU's fall semester 2020 will be guided by science, common-sense expectations, and the traditional Mustang spirit Get the big picture here Working in conjunction with local health and public policy officials, SMU has developed a comprehensive plan to enhance the safety of everyone on campus and minimize the spread of COVID-19. Learn more: Maintaining a Healthy Campus At SMU, we intend to rise to the challenge of the fall 2020 academic semester in a way that embraces both the outstanding personalized education that is our hallmark, and our community’s health and safety. As we adapt, we will work to ensure that students have the [...]

SMU Economists’ Research Details Why Some Counties Have Fared Better Than Others During The COVID-19 Pandemic

SMU Research Originally Posted: July 2, 2020 DALLAS (SMU) – The “back to the city” movement popular with Millennials has resulted in the revitalization of many urban areas, but has also made these city dwellers living in close proximity, frequently sharing rail cars and buses, more susceptible to risk during a pandemic. Population density and dependence on public transportation are just two of the factors that came into play in a new statistical study of how 3,000 U.S. counties have fared during the COVID-19 pandemic. Produced by SMU economist Klaus Desmet and his UCLA colleague Romain Wacziarg, the working paper issued by the National Bureau of Economic Research confirms some previous assumptions about the spread of COVID-19, but raises intriguing questions, such as: How have counties that more strongly support [...]

By | 2020-07-29T10:28:50-07:00 July 31st, 2020|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Economics, Faculty News|Comments Off on SMU Economists’ Research Details Why Some Counties Have Fared Better Than Others During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Keeping Our Campus Healthy and Clean During COVID-19

SMU News Originally Posted: July 22, 2020 Mustangs and families, Guess what? We’re a little more than a month away from welcoming you back to the Hilltop for the fall semester. As you prepare to start or resume your studies, we want to give you a good idea of what our campus will look like in light of COVID-19. Starting today, you’ll receive this newsletter once a week. It will include the latest campus updates, resources and frequently asked questions. Each newsletter will also highlight one specific topic that you’ll want to learn more about before coming to campus. This week’s topic is: In maintaining a healthy campus, what exactly do we mean by enhanced cleaning protocols? This newsletter will echo information you’ll see in a [...]

How the (Econometrics) Sausage is Made: Thoughts from Economics Professor Daniel Millimet

Department of Economics Research Originally Posted: July 16, 2020 Even for experienced empirical researchers, certain econometric issues can be often overlooked or seem confusing. It can seem like everyone else knows what’s going on except you! The rapid pace with which new econometric methods are being developed further exacerbates these issues. Who has the time to keep up to date? Enter, Professor Daniel Millimet from the SMU Department of Economics. His blog, “How the (Econometrics) Sausage is made” lays out what empirical practitioners need to know when it comes to those often overlooked or confusing issues as well as recently developed techniques in a simple, reader friendly way. His research spans microeconometric methods and applications in labor economics, environmental economics, and international trade and he teaches courses [...]

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