Congratulations to the Class of 2018, our newest alumni!

SMU Magazine Originally Posted: June 2018 At the all-University Commencement ceremony on May 19, featured speaker Randall L. Stephenson, chairman and CEO of AT&T, challenged members of the Class of 2018 to “make every effort not to live your life in a straight line.” The day was filled with hugs, laughter and pony ears as the new graduates looked back on their four exciting years on the Hilltop and forward to their futures as world changers. Since rising to the position of CEO in 2007, Stephenson has guided AT&T through a number of major milestones, including the ongoing acquisition of Time Warner, the 2015 acquisition of DIRECTV, and the purchase of Mexican wireless companies to create a North American network. Stephenson also has led AT&T’s [...]

By | 2018-06-18T11:00:28+00:00 June 18th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Events|Comments Off on Congratulations to the Class of 2018, our newest alumni!

New Bush-SMU institute hopes to become globally recognized source of economic policy ideas

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: June 12, 2018 This article was written by Matthew Rooney, managing director and Cullum Clark, director of the Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative. North Texas has one of the most successful regional economies in the U.S. Over the past three decades, Dallas has grown faster, exported more and added more jobs than nearly any other part of the country. It has attracted people from all over the world to live, work and invest here. But Dallas has not generally been a place where national or international economic policy is made. Until now. The George W. Bush Institute and Southern Methodist University recently launched the Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative. This partnership is not unique — a number of the most influential and effective policy centers [...]

By | 2018-06-13T08:19:41+00:00 June 13th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Economics, Events, Faculty News|Comments Off on New Bush-SMU institute hopes to become globally recognized source of economic policy ideas

Bush Institute, SMU launch economic growth initiative

Dallas Business Journal Originally Posted: June 1, 2018 The George W. Bush Institute and Southern Methodist University on Friday joined forces to launch an initiative aimed at advancing policies that promote domestic economic growth and strengthen U.S. competitiveness in the global economy. The Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative will combine the existing Economic Growth Initiative of the Bush Institute with the public policy work of the SMU Department of Economics. The goal is to build the initiative into a globally respected policy voice on the most pressing economic issues, Matthew Rooney, managing director of the Bush Institute, said in an interview Friday with the Dallas Business Journal. “The mission is to give ourselves the ability in one fell swoop to broaden our program reach and broaden our ability [...]

By | 2018-06-04T09:29:12+00:00 June 3rd, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Economics, Events, Faculty News|Comments Off on Bush Institute, SMU launch economic growth initiative

New partnership amplifies economic research impact

SMU Magazine Originally Posted: May 8, 2018 The George W. Bush Institute and SMU are joining forces to launch the Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative on June 1. This effort will combine the existing Economic Growth Initiative of the Bush Institute with the public policy-relevant work of the SMU Department of Economics. The objective is to build the initiative into a globally respected policy voice on the most pressing economic issues of our time. “We have developed a close and successful relationship with SMU since the establishment of the Bush Institute nine years ago, and we are thrilled to partner with SMU on this joint initiative,” said Kenneth Hersh, President and CEO of the Bush Center. “Since its inception, the Bush Institute’s Economic Growth Initiative [...]

By | 2018-05-29T10:19:30+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Economics, Events, Faculty News|Comments Off on New partnership amplifies economic research impact

Colossal Cretaceous Marine Reptiles Prepared By SMU Scientists And Students Will Be On Display At The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Nov. 9

Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History Originally Posted: May 30, 2018   The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History will open a new exhibition Nov. 9 revealing how millions of years ago, large-scale natural forces created the conditions for real-life sea monsters to thrive in the South Atlantic Ocean basin shortly after it formed. “Sea Monsters Unearthed: Life in Angola’s Ancient Seas” will offer visitors the opportunity to dive into Cretaceous Angola’s cool coastal waters, examine the fossils of striking marine reptiles that once lived there and learn about the forces that continue to mold life in the ocean and on land. Over 134 million years ago, the South Atlantic Ocean basin did not yet exist. Africa and South America were one contiguous landmass on [...]

By | 2018-05-30T12:27:39+00:00 May 30th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Earth Sciences, Events, Faculty News, Graduate News, Institute for the Study of Earth and Man, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Colossal Cretaceous Marine Reptiles Prepared By SMU Scientists And Students Will Be On Display At The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Nov. 9

SMU hosts Dallas ISD middle schoolers for a day

WFAA Originally Posted: May 24, 2018 About 200 of Dallas ISD's Rusk Middle School eighth-graders took over SMU's campus on Thursday for an end of the year field trip rewarding their academic success. DALLAS -- About 200 of Dallas ISD’s Rusk Middle School eighth-graders took over SMU’s campus on Thursday for an end of the year field trip rewarding their academic success. Exposing students to a college campus, early on, can have a major impact. That is why teachers say it was so significant when Southern Methodist University extended an invitation to Rusk Middle School "We’ve walked around campus to see if we’re comfortable here,” said Kelli Colli. The SMU campus was busy with excited middle school students who were getting a sneak-peek into the [...]

By | 2018-05-25T08:07:50+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Events, Physics|Comments Off on SMU hosts Dallas ISD middle schoolers for a day

Congratulations to all celebrated at 2nd annual Faculty Book Fest

Dedman College News Originally Posted: May 17, 2018 Congratulations to all the faculty celebrated at the Dedman College & Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute’s 2nd Annual Faculty Book Fest on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. See below for a list of Dedman College faculty books When the World Seemed New: George H.W. Bush and the End of the Cold War Jeffrey Engel, Department of History Partners with God: Critical and Theological Readings of the Bible in Honor of Marvin A. Sweeney Serge Frolov, Department of Religious Studies with Shelly L. Birdsong No Resting Place: Holocaust Poland Rick Halperin, Department of History Booker T. Washington in American Memory Kenneth M. Hamilton, Department of History The Culturalist Challenge to Liberal Republicanism Michael Lusztig, Department of Political Science Statistical Modeling for Degradation Data [...]

By | 2018-05-17T09:55:27+00:00 May 17th, 2018|DCII, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, Faculty News, History, Physics, Political Science, Religious Studies, Statistical Science|Comments Off on Congratulations to all celebrated at 2nd annual Faculty Book Fest

Dedman College Announces Outstanding Professor, Student, and Caren Prothro Faculty Service Award Winners

Congratulations to the following who received prestigious Dedman College awards on May 9, 2018. Outstanding Professor: Johan Elverskog Robert and Nancy Dedman Outstanding Senior Student: Ekiomoado Olumese Caren Prothro Faculty Service Award: Mark Chancey Johan Elverskog received the Dedman Outstanding Professor Award, Mark Chancey received the Caren Prothro Service Award, and Ekiomoado Olumese received the Dedman College Outstanding student award at the Dedman College Outstanding Faculty and Student awards on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 in Dallas Hall and Fondren Science building on the SMU Campus.

By | 2018-05-16T11:05:09+00:00 May 17th, 2018|Anthropology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, Faculty News, Religious Studies, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Dedman College Announces Outstanding Professor, Student, and Caren Prothro Faculty Service Award Winners

May Commencement Information

If you are looking for May Commencement information click here. Schedule of events Commencement Speaker Message from the President and Provost On behalf of the Southern Methodist University community, we invite you to attend SMU's 103rd Commencement Weekend, May 18 and 19, 2018. The activities that make up Commencement Weekend showcase some of the University's best traditions and are designed to recognize the pride we all feel in our students' accomplishments. The Baccalaureate Service on Friday evening enables graduating seniors and their guests to worship together. Later, as these seniors march through the Rotunda of Dallas Hall for the tradition known as Rotunda Recessional, they mark the end of their undergraduate years and the beginning of their lifelong association with SMU as alumni. On Saturday [...]

“I was hooked from Day One.” Karly Zrake ’18

SMU News Originally Posted: May 8, 2018 Karly Zrake’s degrees will fulfill her lifelong dream to “be the change you want to see in the world.” Karly Zrake came to SMU from her home in San Diego four years ago for one reason: SMU is one of only a handful of universities that offer an undergraduate degree in human rights. She was already discovering her life’s passion at age 7, when the second-grader and her mother developed an educationally enriching program for students with special needs. By eighth grade, Karly was raising money that would allow students with special needs to attend therapeutic music camps. And by high school, she was campaigning against bullying. When Karly collects B.A. degrees in human rights and anthropology from [...]

By | 2018-05-08T10:36:47+00:00 May 8th, 2018|Anthropology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Embrey Human Rights Events, Events|Comments Off on “I was hooked from Day One.” Karly Zrake ’18
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