A new survey reveals that not only do business executives value college, they want students with skills associated with the liberal arts.

Inside Higher Ed Originally Posted: August 28, 2018 Public May Not Trust Higher Ed, but Employers Do  A new survey reveals that not only do business executives value college, they want students with skills associated with the liberal arts. Though public support for higher education seems to be waning, this skepticism doesn’t appear to extend to potential employers, who say they still have faith in colleges and universities, according to a new survey conducted on behalf of the Association of American Colleges & Universities. But while executives and hiring managers believe that institutions are teaching graduates the skills needed for entry-level jobs, they reported that students usually aren’t ready to be promoted. AAC&U commissioned the Washington, D.C.-based Hart Research Associates to survey two groups: 500 or so business [...]

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From her green childhood to our sustainable future

SMU News Originally Posted: May 23, 2018 Congratulations to Adrienn Sánta ‘18 who left SMU with two bachelor’s degrees – one in mechanical engineering from the Lyle School of Engineering and another in math from Dedman College of Humanities and Science. Championship swimming skills and a certain fearlessness brought Adrienn Sánta from a small town in Hungary to Dallas and SMU, but it’s a little mobile greenhouse called “Evie” that has helped her find her passion. Adrienn grew up in the 2000-year-old town of Pecs in southwest Hungary, near the border with Croatia.  She started swimming at 4, and was doing so competitively by the time she was 8. And she was good – very good – ultimately winning both Hungarian and Croatian national championships. “Honestly, [...]

By | 2018-05-29T06:48:27+00:00 May 29th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Mathematics, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on From her green childhood to our sustainable future

SMU Professors Receive Prestigious National Science Foundation Award to Build a Dallas Area Mathematics Teacher Pipeline

Dedman College News Originally Posted: May 22, 2018 Congratulations to SMU Professors Annie Wilhelm and Scott Norris who recently received a Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship capacity-building grant through the National Science Foundation (NSF). Dr. Wilhelm and Dr. Norris's project focuses on recruiting and preparing local Dallas area mathematics teachers for placement in high-need schools within the Dallas Independent School District. "This is an exciting opportunity for SMU to serve and strengthen its connection with the surrounding Dallas community, by helping to fill the need for secondary mathematics teachers in the Dallas area,” says Wilhelm and Norris. Wilhelm is an Assistant Professor in Simmons School of Education and Human Development, Department of Teaching and Learning. Dr. Norris is an Associate Professor in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, [...]

By | 2018-05-22T06:58:07+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Mathematics|Comments Off on SMU Professors Receive Prestigious National Science Foundation Award to Build a Dallas Area Mathematics Teacher Pipeline

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 [...]

SMU Honors Convocation 2018 keynote address

SMU YouTube Originally Posted: April 17, 2018 The SMU Honors Convocation 2018 keynote address was given by Dr. Maria Dixon Hall, senior advisor to the provost, associate professor of Organizational Communications Studies, and adjunct professor of Homiletics, SMU Meadows School of the Arts, with an introduction by SMU President, Dr. R. Gerald Turner. https://youtu.be/_gxbpFpzAUc    

SMU Research Day 2018

SMU YouTube Originally Posted: April 15, 2018 https://youtu.be/xok6MaHgFGY    

Animations that are true to life

UC Merced UC Merced News highlighted Department of Mathematics visiting assistant professor, Vu Thai Luan's research collaboration. Professor Luan is developing computational tools that will allow animators to produce the next generation of true-to-life simulations. Imagine going to see the latest Pixar movie. You’re sitting in the theater enjoying the film, when you begin to notice the astounding level of detail in the animation. On screen, water is rippling and leaves are flittering with an almost uncanny realism. It’s art imitating life with incredible verisimilitude, and it makes you wonder how the animators are able to pull off such lifelike effects. The answer, at least in part, lies in mathematics. With support from the National Science Foundation, UC Merced professor Mayya Tokman and her collaborators — professor Dominik Michels of [...]

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Congrats to the 2018 Research Day Winners

SMU Graduate Studies: Research Day A list of Dedman College winners can be found below. For the complete winners list CLICK HERE. To download Research Day abstracts CLICK HERE . 2018 Poster Session Winners Department Award Author Anthropology Dean's Award Megan Bartrum Biology Dean's Award (split) Aditi Malu Biology Dean's Award (split) Amila Nanayakkara Biology Du Xin Award Lauren Ammerman Chemistry Dean's Award (split) Caleb Bunton Chemistry Dean's Award (split) Jian Cao Chemistry Dean's Award (split) Niraj Verma Chemistry Dean's Award (split) Hongyu Zhou Earth Sciences Dean's Award Yusuf Eshqi Molan Economics Dean's Award Priyanka Chakraborty Mathematics Dean's Award Jennifer Swenson Psychology Dean's Award Chelsea Carson Psychology Dean's Award Margaret Sala Statistical Science Dean's Award (split) Ryan McShane Statistical Science Dean's Award (split) Xiaojie Xhu   2018 Three Minute [...]

Event: April 5, Mathematics Department Colloqium: Miguel Zapata

Date: April 5, 2018 Time: 3:45-4:45 pm Location: 126 Clements Hall A 3D free-surface model using an unstructured finite-volume technique. Link for more information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/Academics/Departments/Math/Seminars    

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