Bumble founder and SMU alumna Whitney Wolfe Herd on Master of Scale

Master of Scale Originally Poster: July 29, 2019 About this episode: Bumble founder Whitney Wolfe Herd knows: The smallest feature can make or break your product. This is what Wolfe Herd tapped into when she founded a dating app that required a whole new way of communication. She has become a master of understanding what her users want, and then making the small changes to Bumble that help them achieve their goals. Listen

By | 2019-07-30T11:33:53-07:00 July 30th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research|Comments Off on Bumble founder and SMU alumna Whitney Wolfe Herd on Master of Scale

SMU Mathematics Department Hosts: 2nd Annual Meeting of SIAM Texas-Louisiana Section

Dates: November 1 - November 3, 2019 Location: Southern Methodist University Dallas, TX SIAM Texas-Louisiana Section and the Department of Mathematics at Southern Methodist University (SMU) will be hosting the 2 nd Annual Meeting of SIAM Texas-Louisiana Section November 1 - November 3, 2019. The conference site is Southern Methodist University. Learn more: http://faculty.smu.edu/sxu/SIAMTXLA19/index.html 

By | 2019-07-29T09:43:22-07:00 July 29th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Mathematics|Comments Off on SMU Mathematics Department Hosts: 2nd Annual Meeting of SIAM Texas-Louisiana Section

Texas shouldn’t teach students that Palestinians are the bad guys [Opinion]

Houston Chronicle Originally Posted: July 25, 2019 Sanaa Ghanim is a senior in the Southern Methodist University Human Rights Program, where she is researching the role of education in shaping perceptions of the longstanding Israeli-Palestinian conflict. She enters law school in August 2020, and plans to concentrate on international law. The Texas state curriculum for high school social studies leaves students with the impression that conflict in the Middle East boils down to this: The Palestinians are the bad guys, and the Israelis are the good guys. The Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Social Studies used to require that public school teachers “explain how Arab rejection of the State of Israel has led to ongoing conflict.” In November, the Texas State Board of Education [...]

By | 2019-07-25T07:43:59-07:00 July 25th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Embrey Human Rights Events, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Texas shouldn’t teach students that Palestinians are the bad guys [Opinion]

New map outlines seismic faults across DFW region

EurekaAlert Originally Posted: July 24, 2019 DALLAS (SMU) - Scientists from SMU, The University of Texas at Austin and Stanford University found that the majority of faults underlying the Fort Worth Basin are as sensitive to forces that could cause them to slip as those that have hosted earthquakes in the past. The new study, published July 23rd by the journal Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (BSSA), provides the most comprehensive fault information for the region to date. Fault slip potential modeling explores two scenarios: a model based on subsurface stress on the faults prior to high-volume wastewater injection and a model of those forces reflecting increase in fluid pressure due to injection. None of the faults shown to have the highest potential for an [...]

By | 2019-07-24T08:21:46-07:00 July 24th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Earth Sciences, Faculty News|Comments Off on New map outlines seismic faults across DFW region

Listen: David J. Meltzer, Anthropology, discusses his work on the Meateater podcast

The Meateater Originally Posted: July 23, 2019 Steven Rinella talks to David J. Meltzer and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: Understanding radio carbon dates; crossing the Bering Land Bridge; who were the first Americans?; the early human aversion to incest; ecotones, or where a bunch of good shit comes together; glyptodons and 3-ton ground sloths; a big extinction on one fine Tuesday; Rambo; the tidy appeal of the blitzkreig hypothesis; Clovis points; cross examining. Listen

By | 2019-07-23T10:41:12-07:00 July 23rd, 2019|Anthropology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News|Comments Off on Listen: David J. Meltzer, Anthropology, discusses his work on the Meateater podcast

Forbes on College Rankings: Get A Second Opinion

Forbes Originally Posted: July 16, 2019 Rod Jackson, senior associate director of admission and director of diversity initiatives at Southern Methodist University was quoted in this article. If you needed a heart transplant, you would want the best cardiologist available, right? A podiatrist or gastroenterologist, no matter how highly regarded, simply wouldn’t do. The ranking is not what’s important—it’s the skill specific to your needs.  A heart doctor, no matter how obscure, is what any sane person would prefer. When people go looking for a college, somehow this logic goes right out the window. College admission is not heart surgery, and it is certainly not life or death, but there are parallels. It is a significant investment, and a personal one. Yet, when many students [...]

By | 2019-07-22T07:49:26-07:00 July 19th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences|Comments Off on Forbes on College Rankings: Get A Second Opinion

Claims data will power new research initiative developing predictive models to fight opioid crisis

Healthcare Business Originally Posted: July 11, 2019 By Bill Lucia Today, Americans are more likely to die from an accidental opioid overdose than a car accident, according to the National Safety Council. And as the opioid crisis continues to ravage the U.S., it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that it is a global dilemma that extends to virtually all corners of the developed world. Big data to improve outcomes This research effort is all about the shared common goal of harnessing big data and digital technologies to deliver better outcomes in healthcare, with each member of the coalition contributing its own unique and deep expertise. The Digital Health CRC — which is the largest digital health research cooperative in the world, with funding [...]

By | 2019-07-17T08:18:54-07:00 July 17th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Graduate News, Statistical Science|Comments Off on Claims data will power new research initiative developing predictive models to fight opioid crisis

Congratulations to Hunter Kolon and Amanda Oh. They were recently awarded the Hatton Sumner Foundation Scholarship.

Tower Center Blog Originally Posted: July 8, 2019 The John G. Tower Center for Political Studies is thrilled to announce the recipients of The Hatton Sumner Foundation Scholarships. SMU incoming seniors Hunter Kolon and Amanda Oh were awarded scholarship that will support their interests in diplomacy and international affairs. READ MORE

By | 2019-07-15T10:04:31-07:00 July 15th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, History, Political Science, Statistical Science, World Languages and Literatures|Comments Off on Congratulations to Hunter Kolon and Amanda Oh. They were recently awarded the Hatton Sumner Foundation Scholarship.

Supporting Biographies of Nineteenth-Century Publishers and Writers

NEH Originally Posted: July 9, 2019 Throughout Ezra Greenspan’s career, the National Endowment for the Humanities has supported his work on groundbreaking biographies that have brought new perspectives and voices to college and high school classrooms. From his first book on George Palmer Putnam, to his recent biography of William Wells Brown, to his current project, a biography of Frederick Douglass’s family, NEH funding has helped Greenspan illuminate the lives of historical figures and the histories of books and publishing for a broad audience. George Palmer Putnam: Representative American Publisher(2000) explores the life of nineteenth-century America’s most significant publisher, a man whose career and investments gave rise to modern commercial publishing in the United States and fostered the careers of Herman Melville, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and [...]

By | 2019-07-10T06:39:26-07:00 July 11th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, English|Comments Off on Supporting Biographies of Nineteenth-Century Publishers and Writers
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