Six Myths About Choosing a College Major

New York Times Originally Posted: November 3, 2017 Many colleges ask you to choose a major as early as your senior year of high school, on your admissions application. Yet there’s a good chance you’ll change your mind. The Education Department says that about 30 percent of students switch majors at least once. Students get plenty of advice about picking a major. It turns out, though, that most of it is from family and friends, according to aSeptember Gallup survey. Only 11 percent had sought guidance from a high school counselor, and 28 percent from a college adviser. And most didn’t think that the advice was especially helpful. Maybe it’s because much of the conventional thinking about majors is wrong. READ MORE

SMU Homecoming 2017- Come Boulevard with Dedman College

SMU Homecoming: November 4, 2017 Reconnect with friends and classmates on the Boulevard before the Homecoming football game on Saturday, November 4, 2017. Kickoff is at 6:15 p.m. and the parade on the Boulevard is at 3:15 p.m. Join us at the Dedman College tent immediately following the parade on the corner of Bishop & Binkley. You can find the Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences and Alumni Relations tent located on the old Natatorium site.

Inside Dedman College Newsletter, Fall 2017

Mustangs on the Move A Message from Thomas DiPiero, Dean of Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences  In Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, the Red Queen tells Alice that “here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!” The fast-paced lives of the students and faculty in Dedman College, who travel abroad for study and research, build out startup companies, protect the world from rogue aggression, and engage in taxing endurance sports would exhaust the Red Queen. But it’s all in a day’s work for these students, teachers, and scholars who somehow continually run twice as [...]

Event: Dec. 4, Introduction to ManeFrame II

Event Date: December 4 Location: Fondren Library E110 Time:12:00 - 2:00 PM The Fall 2017 CSC workshop series provides a hands-on experience that guides researchers from the basics of using SMU’s HPC resources to specific topics in parallelization and debugging. Additionally, the topics will cover information useful for researchers to quickly begin to use the new compute capabilities provided by our new cluster ManeFrame II. New users are encouraged to take advantage of the introductory “Intro. to ManeFrame II” workshop that will be given once monthly during the semester. Link for more information: http://www.smu.edu/Academics/CSC/Education/Workshops  

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Event: Nov. 27, Profiling Parallel Applications with Allinea MAP

Event Date: November 27 Location: Fondren Library E110 Time:12:00 - 2:00 PM   The Fall 2017 CSC workshop series provides a hands-on experience that guides researchers from the basics of using SMU’s HPC resources to specific topics in parallelization and debugging. Additionally, the topics will cover information useful for researchers to quickly begin to use the new compute capabilities provided by our new cluster ManeFrame II. New users are encouraged to take advantage of the introductory “Intro. to ManeFrame II” workshop that will be given once monthly during the semester. Link for more information: http://www.smu.edu/Academics/CSC/Education/Workshops    

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SMU Homecoming Kickoff Time Announced. Come Boulevard with Dedman College.

SMU Homecoming kickoff time is 6:15pm and the homecoming parade on the Boulevard starts at 3:15pm. Join us Saturday at the Dedman College tent on the corner of Bishop & Binkley for food, beverages, and cheering on the Mustangs!

Event: Nov. 20, Debugging Parallel Applications with Allinea DDT

Event Date: November 20 Location: Fondren Library E110 Time:12:00 - 2:00 PM The Fall 2017 CSC workshop series provides a hands-on experience that guides researchers from the basics of using SMU’s HPC resources to specific topics in parallelization and debugging. Additionally, the topics will cover information useful for researchers to quickly begin to use the new compute capabilities provided by our new cluster ManeFrame II. New users are encouraged to take advantage of the introductory “Intro. to ManeFrame II” workshop that will be given once monthly during the semester. Link for more information: http://www.smu.edu/Academics/CSC/Education/Workshops    

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Event: October 25, Mathematics Colloquium

Event Date: October 25 Location: 126 Clements Hall Time: 3:30-4:30 pm Dr. Robert Viator Department of Mathematics, Southern Methodist University Opening Band Gaps in Two-dimensional Photonic Crystals Link for more information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/Academics/Departments/Math/Seminars    

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‘You got to think outside the box’: How Chad Morris uses his math degree to give SMU an edge

SportsDay Originally Posted: October 4, 2017 UNIVERSITY PARK -- Chad Morris enters the Hall of Champions at Gerald J. Ford Stadium dressed in a navy plaid jacket, a pair of glasses in his hand. As he sits at the podium for his weekly news conference, he puts on the rectangular spectacles to read his notes off a college-ruled manila folder. If you didn't know better, you might think he was a Dedman College professor who lost his way on campus. The handwritten notes are full of stats and figures that Morris believes can tell the story of SMU's previous game and its upcoming opponent. "I've always been enamored by numbers and statistics," the Mustangs' head coach says. READ MORE

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Department of Mathematics Announces New Scientific Computing Seminar Dates

Time & Location: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017 126 Clements Hall, 3:30-4:30p (Refreshments at 3:15) Speaker: Prof. Alexander Figotin, Math, UCI Host: W. Cai Title: Multi-transmission-line-beam interactive system ABSTRACT: TBA ——------------------------------— Time & Location: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017 126 Clements Hall, 4:00-5:00p (Refreshments at 3:45p) Speaker: Prof. George Yin, Wayne State University Host: W. Cai Title: Switching Diffusions and Applications ABSTRACT: Many problems in control and optimization require the treatment of systems in which continuous dynamics and discrete events coexist. This talk presents a survey on some of our recent work on such systems. In the setup, the discrete event is given by a random process with a finite state space, and the continuous component is the solution of a stochastic differential equation. Seemingly similar to diffusions, the processes have a [...]

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