Event Date: Thursday September 19, 2019 Location: The Promenades, Hughes-Trigg Center Time:7:00-8:00 The Women's and Gender Studies Program invites you to join us for a conversation with Lupe Valdez. Come hear more about the life and projects of the first Latina sheriff and one of the first LGBTQ elected officials in the US.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 Opportunities for student collaborations with UTSW Neuroscience Julian Meeks, Brad Pfeiffer, and Wei Xu Department of Neuroscience University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Abstract: Starting this year, an NSF RTG (Research Training Grant) will fund the development of three vertically-integrated research training groups, each of which partners SMU mathematicians with scientists in other disciplines. The group Computation-enabled investigations into circuits and cognition will partner SMU mathematicians with experimental neuroscientists at UT Southwestern Medical Center. There will be opportunities for both grad students and undergrads to collaborate with our partner labs. Today, the principal investigators will introduce their labs. The Meeks Lab studies the neurobiology of olfaction (the sense of smell). We study the encoding, decoding, and physiological impacts of pheromones using [...]
Asian Studies Lecture Series, “Traces of Śākayamuni: Imagining the Buddha’s Life in Tibet” by Andrew Quintman
Event Date: 09/06/2019 Location: Fondren Science 155 Time: 4:00pm Dr. Quintman will talk about his on-going Life of the Buddha project, which explores the connections between textual sources and the visual representation of the Buddha’s biography in a seventeenth-century mural in Central Tibet. Free and open to public. Contact: Steven Lindquist
Event date: 9/4/2019, Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (CT) Contact: Tiffany Powell The Department of Anthropology and the Boshell Family Foundation are pleased to present Dr. Stephen E. Nash, Director of Anthropology and Senior Curator of Archaeology at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. His talk,Stories, Souls, and Silhouettes: A Fantastic Journey through Southwestern Archaeology, discusses the rich tapestry of Southwestern Archaeology. In this lavishly illustrated and humorous lecture, Dr. Nash will take you on a historically-grounded and fascinating journey through the history of Southwestern (and by extension North American) archaeology. All the while, he will keep a firm anthropological eye on what it means to be an archaeologist and student today. Colorful personalities, challenging and changing socioeconomic and political contexts, occasionally bizarre behavior, [...]
SMU News Originally Posted: August 20, 2019 Be self-aware. Embrace unexpected opportunities. Lead with empathy. That’s just some of the great advice shared by alumni who took their SMU degrees and forged unexpected paths after leaving the Hilltop. One thing they all have in common is that they didn’t let fear get in their way. When they have a vision, Mustangs are unstoppable. READ MORE
Houston Chronicle Originally Posted: July 25, 2019 Sanaa Ghanim is a senior in the Southern Methodist University Human Rights Program, where she is researching the role of education in shaping perceptions of the longstanding Israeli-Palestinian conflict. She enters law school in August 2020, and plans to concentrate on international law. The Texas state curriculum for high school social studies leaves students with the impression that conflict in the Middle East boils down to this: The Palestinians are the bad guys, and the Israelis are the good guys. The Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Social Studies used to require that public school teachers “explain how Arab rejection of the State of Israel has led to ongoing conflict.” In November, the Texas State Board of Education [...]
SMU News Originally Posted: July 10, 2019 SMU will be a participant in a symposium held in Oxford, England on July 10 to discuss the ramifications of Brexit and how the negotiations have turned out for the U.K. since the referendum. READ MORE
Mathematics Professor and Chair Alejandro Aceves Meets With Vice President of Research at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität in Germany
Dedman College News Originally Posted: July 9, 2019 While visiting the Max Planck Institute for the Science in Erlangen, Germany, Alejandro Aceves stopped by the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität (FAU) Erlangen-Nürnberg to meet with Dr. Günter Leugering. Aceves and Leugering discussed common research initiatives between FAU and SMU including Data Science and Machine Learning. Pictured: Department of Mathematics Professor and Chair, Alejandro Aceves with Dr. Günter Leugering, Department of Mathematics Professor and Vice President for research at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität (FAU).
Dedman College News Originally Post: July 9, 2019 The SMU Alumni and Friends Gathering this year during the JSM Meetings will be on July 29 at 5:30 pm at Tivoli Brewing Company at 900 Auraria Pkwy, Suite 240, Denver 80204. For more information email: email@example.com
Jo Guldi and Sanderia Faye Smith, Festival of Books and Ideas serves up 5-day buffet of ideas for Dallas
Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: June 6, 2019 The fifth annual Dallas Festival of Books and Ideas delivered an extravagant buffet of thought. Ideas overflowed, like the flash floods caused by downpours during the festival's final day on June 1. The talking points flitted from caring for the city's elderly to Dallas' cultural and racial diversity, to its need to be more welcoming, to its emerging status as a beacon of science and technology. As a kind of dessert to the main course, the festival also treated us to a candid look at Dallas' growing identity as a haven for people who write books. Speakers ranged from poets and novelists to scientists and architects, who over five days pondered a range of topics, underscoring the theme "The Open City." [...]