SMU Classes Move Online Through End of Spring Semester

SMU News Originally Posted: March 20, 2020 Dear SMU Community, Each day we evaluate the challenging issues created by COVID-19 and work diligently to make the best possible decisions for all of us. To align with declarations from federal, state and Dallas County health authorities, SMU is moving all classes online for the remainder of the spring semester. We also are reducing even further the number of people working on campus. Effective Monday, March 23, the University moves to essential personnel only status until April 3.  Employees will be contacted directly by their appropriate vice president or athletics director with guidance on their individual units’ operating plans. All faculty and staff, whether salaried or hourly, will continue to be paid during this period. Please remember to report your [...]

DCII Events Cancelled for Remainder of Spring Semester Due to COVID-19

To align with declarations from federal, state and Dallas County health authorities, DCII has cancelled campus and public programming for the remainder of the spring semester. We look forward to a time when we can return to life as usual on our campus. Link for more information: https://www.smu.edu/Dedman/Research/Institutes-and-Centers/DCII

By | 2020-03-23T14:35:08-07:00 March 16th, 2020|DCII, Events|Comments Off on DCII Events Cancelled for Remainder of Spring Semester Due to COVID-19

SMU to temporarily move classes online after Spring Break

SMU NEWS Originally Posted: March 12, 2020 READ THE FULL LETTER HERE Dear SMU community, Due to rapidly changing issues related to the spread of Coronavirus, SMU will move students from classrooms to online instruction for the first two weeks following Spring Break, beginning Monday, March 23.  The University is requesting that as many students as is possible leave the residence halls during Spring Break and remain home until April 5, as we expect normal operations to resume on April 6. International and other students who need to remain living in the residence halls should formally request approval from the Office of Residence Life and Student Housing to stay on campus. RLSH will send a message directly to residents containing additional information outlining the process. The campus [...]

SMU mathematics major ranks in 2019 William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition

Dedman College News Originally Posted: March 9, 2020 Congratulations to SMU mathematics major Phuoc Dinh Le who participated in the 2019 William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition and ranked 143 out of 3,428 -- higher than 96% of all Putnam participants. Read the full announcement. About the Putnam Competition The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition is the preeminent mathematics competition for undergraduate college students in the United States and Canada. The Putnam Competition takes place annually on the first Saturday of December. The competition consists of two 3-hour sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. During each session, participants work individually on 6 challenging mathematical problems. The Putnam began in 1938 as a competition between mathematics departments at colleges and universities. Now the competition has [...]

By | 2020-03-09T11:21:07-07:00 March 10th, 2020|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, Mathematics, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on SMU mathematics major ranks in 2019 William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition

Event: March 11, Insurgents’ Rights and Borderlands Rebellions

Date: March 11. 2020 Location: Texana Room, Fondren Library Time:12 noon Contact: raelmore@smu.edu This talk by Clements Center fellow Eric Schlereth will explain why some U.S. citizens in the 1830s believed that they possessed "insurgents’ rights," which gave them the right to expatriation & to pledge their allegiance to the government of their choice. Link for more information: https://www.smu.edu/Dedman/Research/Institutes-and-Centers/SWCenter/Events/Afternoon-Talks/Schlereth  

By | 2020-03-06T10:07:22-08:00 March 6th, 2020|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, SW Center|Comments Off on Event: March 11, Insurgents’ Rights and Borderlands Rebellions

Cancelled. Research Cluster Event: Branding Management Using Sentiment Analysis

DCII Events Cancelled for Remainder of Spring Semester Due to COVID-19   Event Location: Heroy 153 Time:2 - 4 p.m. Date: April 24 Dr. Tim McDonough (Cox) will give an overview of how sentiment analysis has become integral to brand management. Alex Cerda (Marketing & Comm.) will provide examples of how sentiment analysis is used in the management of the SMU brand via social media. Link for more information: smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Programs/ResearchClusters  

By | 2020-03-23T14:55:56-07:00 March 4th, 2020|DCII, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, Faculty News|Comments Off on Cancelled. Research Cluster Event: Branding Management Using Sentiment Analysis

Cancelled. Research Cluster Event: Studying Corporate Trust Using Text Analytics and Sentiment Analysis

DCII Events Cancelled for Remainder of Spring Semester Due to COVID-19 Event Location: Hyer Hall 102 Time:2 - 4 p.m. Date: March 27 Join the Text Analytics and Sentiment Analysis Research Cluster for their March event with Dr. Tom Fomby (Economics). Dr. Fomby will discuss the use of text analytics and sentiment analysis to measure consumer trust following a negative corporate event. Link for more information: smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Programs/ResearchClusters    

By | 2020-03-23T14:57:00-07:00 March 4th, 2020|DCII, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events|Comments Off on Cancelled. Research Cluster Event: Studying Corporate Trust Using Text Analytics and Sentiment Analysis

Cancelled: March 26, Weber-Clements Book Prize Award Talk – “Hopi Runners: Crossing the Terrain Between Indian and American”

Date: March 26, 2020 Location: Texana Room, Fondren Library Time:5:30 reception followed by lecture and book signing Contact: raelmore@smu.edu Weber-Clements Book Prize winner Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert looks at the venerable tradition of Hopi foot races and long distance running at a time of great consequence for Hopi culture placing long distance runners in a larger context of American sports. Link for more information: https://www.smu.edu/Dedman/Research/Institutes-and-Centers/SWCenter/Book-Prize/Current-Winners

By | 2020-03-24T08:47:18-07:00 March 1st, 2020|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, SW Center|Comments Off on Cancelled: March 26, Weber-Clements Book Prize Award Talk – “Hopi Runners: Crossing the Terrain Between Indian and American”

Cancelled: April 7, Monument and Memory in Texas History: From Sacred Site to Martial Symbol

Date: April 7, 2020 Location: Texana Room, Fondren Library Time:5:30 reception followed by lecture Contact: Ruth Ann Elmore Clements Senior Fellow Sam Haynes will examine the gendered dimensions of commemoration and memory, focusing on the ways in organizations & leaders used monuments to create their own distinct interpretations of the state’s heritage. Link for more information: https://www.smu.edu/Dedman/Research/Institutes-and-Centers/SWCenter/Events/Lectures/SrFellowLecture

By | 2020-03-24T08:49:04-07:00 March 1st, 2020|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, SW Center|Comments Off on Cancelled: April 7, Monument and Memory in Texas History: From Sacred Site to Martial Symbol

SIAM News article on the 2019 Siam-Texas/Louisiana conference hosted by SMU

SIAM News Originally Posted: Jan. 27, 2020 The SIAM Texas-Louisiana Section held its second annual meeting jointly with Southern Methodist University’s (SMU) Department of Mathematics in Dallas, Texas, last November. SIAM contributions—along with two grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF)—helped support the conference and enabled the attendance of students and early career mathematicians. The meeting attracted over 200 attendees, largely from Texas and Louisiana. Topics spanned a wide variety of fields, ranging from imaging to geometry — with two “tracks” devoted to applications of topology and machine learning. The conference consisted of nearly 40 minisymposia, an undergraduate session, and a poster session with over 30 posters (including those from undergraduate participants). A panel also focused on the future of applied mathematics in business, industry, [...]

By | 2020-01-27T18:42:55-08:00 January 27th, 2020|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, Mathematics|Comments Off on SIAM News article on the 2019 Siam-Texas/Louisiana conference hosted by SMU
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