SMU to temporarily move classes online after Spring Break

SMU NEWS Originally Posted: March 12, 2020 READ THE FULL LETTER HERE Dear SMU community, Due to rapidly changing issues related to the spread of Coronavirus, SMU will move students from classrooms to online instruction for the first two weeks following Spring Break, beginning Monday, March 23.  The University is requesting that as many students as is possible leave the residence halls during Spring Break and remain home until April 5, as we expect normal operations to resume on April 6. International and other students who need to remain living in the residence halls should formally request approval from the Office of Residence Life and Student Housing to stay on campus. RLSH will send a message directly to residents containing additional information outlining the process. The campus [...]

Teaching Innovation

SMU Stories Tracking history through algorithms – using an iconic childhood toy to demonstrate physics – trading traditional diversity training for real communication skills – storytelling. SMU professors bring innovative tools and techniques to wherever the students are. And it only starts in the classroom. READ MORE

By | 2020-01-07T08:30:21-08:00 January 7th, 2020|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, History, Physics|Comments Off on Teaching Innovation

SMU Physics Major Bryson DeChambeau Hopes To Hit His Stride Ahead Of FedEx Cup

Forbes Originally Posted: June 25, 2019 Bryson DeChambeau hasn’t played Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, New Jersey, before but that doesn’t mean the 25-year-old golfer isn’t prepared for The Northern Trust. DeChambeau hadn’t played Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, New Jersey, but that didn’t prevent him from winning the first event that comprises the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup playoffs in 2018. The Northern Trust will be held from August 7-11, 2019, as DeChambeau looks to retain his crown and take a stronghold on the FedEx Cup standings. “I’ve seen it on TV with the (2017) Presidents Cup,” DeChambeau said. “I never saw Ridgewood before and I went in and won there. It’s just about what I can do at that moment in time; [...]

By | 2019-06-28T07:52:28-07:00 June 28th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Graduate News, Physics|Comments Off on SMU Physics Major Bryson DeChambeau Hopes To Hit His Stride Ahead Of FedEx Cup

SMU physicist Jodi Cooley will receive the 2019 Klopsteg Award

Eureka Alert Originally Posted: April 17, 2019 SMU physicist Jodi Cooley has been named the 2019 Klopsteg Memorial Lecture Award recipient. The award, given by the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), recognizes educators who have made notable and creative contributions to the teaching of physics. Cooley will be honored in July during the AAPT Summer Meeting in Provo, Utah. Past recipients of the award include well-known physicists such as Michio Kaku, Lisa Randall and Neil deGrasse Tyson. Cooley, who joined Southern Methodist University in 2009, is an associate professor of experimental particle physics in SMU's Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences who opens her research lab to undergraduates. She will organize a campus rock hunt on Dark Matter Day, analyze an action film or [...]

By | 2019-04-17T09:40:45-07:00 April 17th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Physics|Comments Off on SMU physicist Jodi Cooley will receive the 2019 Klopsteg Award

Watch: Unlocking the Mystery of Dark Matter

FOX 4 Originally Posted: April 15, 2019 An SMU physics professor has a special talent for making her field of study, understandable to the rest of us.   She's also among the leading researchers, trying to confirm the presence of dark matter in the universe.   Dan Godwin gets a few quick science lessons, in this Fox4ward. WATCH

By | 2019-04-15T14:03:04-07:00 April 15th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Physics|Comments Off on Watch: Unlocking the Mystery of Dark Matter

Seeing The Unseeable: Peering Into A Black Hole

CBS Originally Posted: April 11, 2019 Scientists on Wednesday revealed the first image ever made of a black hole, depicting a fiery orange and black ring of gravity-twisted light swirling around the edge of the abyss. WATCH

By | 2019-04-11T07:11:49-07:00 April 11th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Physics|Comments Off on Seeing The Unseeable: Peering Into A Black Hole

Today, March 5: SMU Giving Day

One day. For 24 hours on March 5, the entire SMU community will come together to give back and celebrate the causes we care about – supporting students, improving cities, educating teachers, fighting for justice, fueling champions – together, the possibilities are endless. Please consider supporting a Dedman College cause: Dedman College Scholars Dean’s Research Council SMU Human Rights SMU Fund for Dedman College Data Hackathon Challenges: Dean’s Research Council Match Gifts made to the Dedman College Dean’s Research Council will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000. Thank you to generous donors, Dr. Anthony Aramoonie ‘94 and Nicole Aramoonie for making this possible! Dedman College Scholars Challenge Support scholarships and help us meet the challenge from longtime SMU supporters Carl Sewell ’66 and Peggy Higgins [...]

Scientist With A Heart

Global Golf Post Dr. Ryszard Stroynowski, professor of experimental physics at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, admits to being slightly disappointed in his former student Bryson DeChambeau. Like others at SMU, Stroynowski is happy for DeChambeau’s success as a golfer, the 25-year-old having climbed to fifth in the world ranking, but there’s a twinge of regret about the road not taken. “I was hoping he would become a scientist,” Stroynowski says. Dr. Roberto Vega, associate professor of theoretical physics at SMU, agrees. “He could have been successful in physics,” Vega says. “He’s a serious thinker. He was a serious student. He wanted to know. He wanted to understand.” Physics’ loss is golf’s gain. While stretching convention and doing his best to turn the imperfect game [...]

By | 2019-02-06T06:24:27-08:00 February 6th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Physics|Comments Off on Scientist With A Heart

Teaching innovation

SMU News Originally Posted: February 4, 2019 Tracking history through algorithms – using an iconic childhood toy to demonstrate physics – trading traditional diversity training for real communication skills – storytelling. SMU professors bring innovative tools and techniques to wherever the students are. And it only starts in the classroom. READ MORE

By | 2019-02-05T11:13:49-08:00 February 6th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, History, Physics|Comments Off on Teaching innovation
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