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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New Research from the SMU Department of Psychology: Intimate Partner Violence, Police Involvement, and Women’s Trauma Symptoms

SMU Research Originally Posted: June 22, 2018 Police involvement after domestic violence reports associated with more trauma symptoms for women. Research just published from SMU Psychology graduate student Caitlin Rancher with professors Ernie Jouriles and Renee McDonald. READ MORE

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Dedman College faculty retire with emeritus status

Forum Originally Posted: May 31, 2018 Congratulations to the following Dedman College faculty members who are retiring with emeritus status in 2017-2018 Alan S. Brown, Professor Emeritus, Psychology, 1974-2018 Louis L. Jacobs, Professor Emeritus, Paleontology, 1983-2018 Francisco Morán, Professor Emeritus, World Languages and Literatures (Spanish), 2003-2018 Wayne A. Woodward, Professor Emeritus, Statistical Science, 1981-2017 Read the full article here: Nineteen SMU faculty members retire with emeritus status in 2017-18

By | 2018-06-21T10:47:02+00:00 July 3rd, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Earth Sciences, Faculty News, Psychology, Statistical Science|Comments Off on Dedman College faculty retire with emeritus status

Dedman College faculty members honored with 2018 Tunks Distinguished University Citizen Award

Forum Originally Posted: June 1, 2018 Congratulations to Alan Brown and Pia Vogel recently honored with SMU’s 2018 Thomas W. Tunks Distinguished University Citizen Award. Alan Brown, Psychology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences Pia Vogel, Biological Sciences, Dedman College of Humanities and Science Read the full article here: Three faculty members honored with 2018 Tunks Distinguished University Citizen Awards  

By | 2018-06-21T10:38:15+00:00 July 2nd, 2018|Biology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Psychology|Comments Off on Dedman College faculty members honored with 2018 Tunks Distinguished University Citizen Award

Fox4ward: The Science of Happy Families

Fox News Originally Posted: June 25, 2018 An SMU Psychologist is looking into how our family interaction, affects our overall well-being for decades into adulthood.   She's looking for families and individuals willing to take part in some research studies.   And participants will be paid.   Dan Godwin takes a look, in this Fox4ward. WATCH

By | 2018-06-29T07:38:43+00:00 June 29th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Psychology|Comments Off on Fox4ward: The Science of Happy Families

SMU alumna works to earn LPGA

Hays Free Press Originally Posted: June 27, 2018 Lindsey McCurdy graduated from Southern Methodist University with a degree in advertising and a minor in psychology. A year after graduating from Southern Methodist University (SMU) with a degree in advertising and a minor in psychology, Hays High alum and golfer Lindsey McCurdy is grinding away in mini-tournaments across the United States in order to reach her goal of qualifying for the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA). After McCurdy barely missed the LPGA last year, she had to re-enter qualifying school and is now currently in the middle of the qualifying process with her ninth week on the road playing in tournaments. “It’s been good, it’s been busy,” McCurdy said. “I’m glad to finally start to play [...]

By | 2018-06-27T11:45:36+00:00 June 27th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Psychology|Comments Off on SMU alumna works to earn LPGA

New research from SMU psychology professors explains why breathing exercises help panic disorder patients

ScienceDirect Originally Posted: June 9, 2018           Breathing exercises help panic disorder patients. Research published this week in Biological Psychiatry from SMU's Department of Psychology professors Alicia Meuret, Thomas Ritz, and David Rosenfield identifies physiological effects that explain why. READ MORE

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Young entrepreneurs overcome inexperience and skeptics

AP Originally Posted: June 7, 2018 SMU Dedman College alumnus Carl Dorvil ’05, ’08, was interviewed for this story. He majored in public policy, economics and psychology. He earned a Professional M.B.A. through the Cox School of Business in 2008. NEW YORK (AP) — The age-old issue came up again recently: A potential client asked Nate Hartmann, “Hey, how old are you?” Since Hartmann founded Yellow Box in 2010 at age 18, he’s encountered skeptics who doubted his company could design websites and create online marketing strategies. Some clients even set out to teach them. “They tried to run us, instead of working with us to achieve their goals,” says Hartmann, whose company is based in Chicago. Not being taken seriously is an obstacle many [...]

By | 2018-06-07T10:31:59+00:00 June 8th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Young entrepreneurs overcome inexperience and skeptics

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 [...]

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