Join Dedman College on the Boulevard! Saturday, October 2, 2021 Connect with Dedman College alumni, students, faculty, family and friends for tailgating on the Boulevard for Homecoming Weekend. Tent opens two hours before kickoff (time to be announced) The Dedman College tent location is behind the Dedman College sign on the main quad. We are looking forward to seeing you at the Dedman College tent! Food and drinks provided but you must register before Wednesday, September 29. Register
Time: 3:45pm, Thursday, October 7, 2021 Location: Zoom link: https://smu.zoom.us/j/5120043096?pwd=TmR4NE8yUzdLbmtyYzlUellGSjJ4dz09 Passcode: caimeeting, zoom meeting id 512 004 3096 Title: Revisiting the Classical Least-Squres Formulation for Computational Learning and Inversion Speaker: Kui Ren, Department of Applied Physics & Applied Mathematics, Columbia University Abstract: The classical least-squares formulation has provided a successful framework for the computational solutions of learning and inverse problems. In recent years, modifications and alternatives have been proposed to overcome some of the disadvantages of this classical formulation in dealing with new applications. We will present some recent progress on the understanding of a general weighted least-squares optimization framework in such a setting. The main part of the talk is based on joint works with Bjorn Engquist and Yunan Yang. Biography:Kui Ren received his [...]
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History New Network Originally Posted: July 11, 2021 Eighty years ago last month Adolf Hitler unleashed almost 3 million soldiers along a 1,500-mile front, with the intent to utterly and militarily destroy the Soviet Union. It was the largest assembled army the world had ever seen. The havoc, destruction, and wholesale slaughter of human beings that ensued in the months and years to come would change the paradigm of World War II and alter world history. Among the death tolls were 2 million Jews and millions of Russian civilians who were murdered. Thousands of towns and villages were destroyed and wiped off the map, art and livestock were plundered and the human psyche scarred forever. The Wehrmacht and Soviet forces both invaded and crushed Poland [...]
Maguire Ethics Center Originally Posted: July 30, 2021 While catching a flight remains a simple part of life for most people, those flying as a wheelchair user may find flying a daunting proposition. While airlines are required to assist in making it possible to fly, it’s often not a pleasant process. Slings, hoists, and slide boards make the whole experience rather undignified, and all too often can end up with wheelchairs becoming damaged or broken, or even the passenger getting hurt. “Airlines need to recognize that each of their passengers need to be treated with dignity,” SMU senior Brady Martin says. “Some call air travel a luxury and believe that we are privileged if we have the opportunity to travel by air. However, in the globalizing [...]
SMU News Originally Posted: July 24, 2021 From May 2020 through July 2021, the International Statistical Institute (ISI) launched the International Year of Women in Statistics and Data Science to commemorate the 200thanniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. As part of this year’s celebration, the ISI created its Florence Nightingale Prize for Data Visualization to honor Florence Nightingale’s exemplary use of data visualization to convey statistical information. A team of SMU undergraduates took first prize in the competition for their work: Modeling opioid use using Bayesian methods and understanding drug gateways through network analysis.
History News Network Originally Posted: July 11, 2021 By: Rick Halperin, director of the Human Rights Program at SMU Dallas. Eighty years ago last month Adolf Hitler unleashed almost 3 million soldiers along a 1,500-mile front, with the intent to utterly and militarily destroy the Soviet Union. It was the largest assembled army the world had ever seen. The havoc, destruction, and wholesale slaughter of human beings that ensued in the months and years to come would change the paradigm of World War II and alter world history. Among the death tolls were 2 million Jews and millions of Russian civilians who were murdered. Thousands of towns and villages were destroyed and wiped off the map, art and livestock were plundered and the human psyche scarred [...]
Star Local Media Originally Posted: July 2, 2021 For Jordyn Harrell, researching McKinney’s history is like working on a big jigsaw puzzle. The Southern Methodist University student likes to usually have the whole story, details and all, before her, she said, but this summer, she and two others are searching for the pieces themselves. Three students are working this summer to research and find the stories of who made McKinney’s history, particularly focusing on the city’s Black and Hispanic communities. Their work is part of an internship program with Legacy Keepers of Old East McKinney, a consortium focused on preserving and promoting the history of McKinney’s Black and Hispanic communities. For Luisa Piña, an Austin College student, the internship provides an almost full-circle experience: she [...]
TODAY: Understanding and Promoting Minority Mental Health: Virtual Reality, Community-engaged Focus Groups, and Beyond… With Dr. Pricilla Lui, Assistant Professor of Psychology
Date: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm REGISTER HERE Harold Simmons 117 or by Zoom. Dr. Lui conducts research on minority mental health and health disparities.She is interested in how people from diverse sociocultural backgrounds make sense of the world, and how their lived experiences associated with culture, ethnicity, and race affect their psychopathology and addictive behaviors.Using a social ecological framework, she studies intercultural contact (e.g., acculturation, discrimination), close social relationships (e.g., romantic relationship, intergenerational conflict), and intrapersonal characteristics (e.g., personality, cultural orientations) as determinants of psychopathology, primarily alcohol (mis)use. Through this program of research, Dr. Lui seeks to inform and influence clinical interventions that are most effective in alleviating distress and improving psychological functioning across diverse ethnocultural groups.To the extent that knowledge on the prediction and explanation of human psychology only is as good as [...]