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SMU News: SMU has a diverse set of people, opportunities and experiences to help you through the school year. Explore what the Hilltop has to offer.

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DMN Op-Ed: Fix redistricting bias and the nation might be able to reduce partisan gridlock

Dallas Morning News: As voters, we elect the people who represent us. If only that were completely true. Political gerrymandering, which courts have upheld as legal, allows politicians to pick their voters, in essence seeding districts with voters of like mind and creating safe districts that minimize competition, encourage elected officials to pay less attention […]

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SMU researchers say Texas lawmakers’ redistricting maps show clear bias toward Republicans

WFAA: Math for Unbiased Maps created 1.5 million random redistricting maps and none were as biased as the one lawmakers approved Researchers at Southern Methodist University say new congressional maps passed by Texas lawmakers are significantly biased and engineered to create a Republican advantage. Andrea Barreiro is an associate professor of mathematics at SMU and part of […]

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SMU-RTG fellows stay busy over the summer

Dedman College News: The SMU Department of Mathematics launched an NSF funded Research Training Group program (SMU-RTG) in 2019 which aims to nurture research interaction between faculty, postdoctoral researchers, graduate and undergraduate students. The program has grown significantly over the years and currently supports eleven graduate and postdoctoral fellows. Here are some SMU-RTG fellow summer […]

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SMU team generated 1.5M district maps, but none were as gerrymandered as Texas’ pick

Dallas Morning News: A group of SMU mathematicians and one philosopher are using math to measure how biased voting district maps are in Texas. The group, called Math for Unbiased Maps in Texas, uses software that generates millions of maps to compare with proposed district maps, creating an opportunity for greater accountability in redistricting. Every […]

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Event: May 4, Math-RTG Day sponsored by the Department of Mathematics

Date: May 4, 2022 Time: 9:30am-4pm Location: Clements Hall 126 The Math Department will have its first in person Math-RTG day on Wednesday, May 4. The event will showcase work from RTG Graduate and Postdoctoral Fellows, supported by the NSF Research Training Grant entitled: “Modeling and computations for complex systems at SMU.”  Join us in Clements […]

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‘Access SMU’ Scholarships to Cover the Cost of College for Texas’ Highest Performing Students From Families With Limited Incomes

SMU News SMU is launching a major scholarship initiative to cover the cost of college for high-achieving Texas students with significant financial need. Access SMU will break financial barriers to college entry and graduation – first for academically talented Texas students, with the goal to later expand the investment in more students who need help paying […]

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Save the Date: SMU’s 107th Commencement Weekend is May 13 and 14, 2022

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 spirit of community combined with our celebration of the individual is what makes SMU’s Commencement a special time. Schedule of events  

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Dedman College Faculty and Staff Community Mixer

Date and Time: April 14, 2022 from 4-6 p.m. Location: Lumen Hotel (6101 Hillcrest Ave.) All Dedman College faculty and staff are welcome. RSVP by April 8: SMU.EDU/DedmanMixer

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RSVP Today: Dedman College Student Community Mixer, March 31

Join us for the student community mixer on March 31, 2022 from 3-5 pm. RSVP at SMU.EDU/CommunityMixer.