SMU Classes Resume, Virtual-only on Monday

SMU will resume classes next week with virtual-only academic instruction on Monday, February 22, 2021. The decision on virtual and/or in-person classes on Tuesday and beyond will be announced by Monday. Graduate students with Saturday classes should expect to hear from the deans of their schools if instruction will occur. Crews from the Office of Facilities Planning and Management and Office of Information Technology are working diligently to assess and repair damage to various buildings caused by this unusual winter blast, as well as ensuring all technology in classrooms are in working order. We will provide an update later today on facilities that will be open this weekend. At this time Hughes-Trigg Student Center is open as a warming and charging-up location Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports [...]

Five Dedman College faculty members receive 2021 Sam Taylor Fellowship awards

Dedman College News Originally Posted: Feb. 12, 2021 Each year, the United Methodist Church’s Division of Higher Education and Ministry grants Sam Taylor Fellowship Awards to support faculty research that advances the intellectual and social life of our global society. Following a highly competitive selection process, the Sam Taylor Fellowship review committee is pleased to announce the 2020-2021 SMU faculty awards to the following faculty members: Congratulations to the Dedman College recipients: Wookun Kim, Ph.D.: Assistant Professor, Department of Economics Andrea Laurent-Simpson, Ph.D.: Lecturer, Department of Sociology Tomce Runcevski, Ph.D.: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry Holly Bowen, Ph.D.: Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology Neely Myers, Ph.D.: Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology Additional SMU recipients: Amber Bemak, MFA: Assistant Professor, Film and Media Arts, Meadows School [...]

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SMU alumna Whitney Wolfe Herd makes history as the youngest female CEO to take a company public

Dallas News Originally Posted: Feb. 11, 2021 A company catering to women and led by women has made its 31-year-old female founder a billionaire. Bumble Inc., the owner of the dating app where women make the first move, sold shares in its upcoming trading debut at $43, valuing chief executive officer Whitney Wolfe Herd’s stake at more than $900 million and lifting her overall fortune above $1 billion. The listing caps a saga that’s both inspiration and cautionary tale for women tech founders. Wolfe Herd, a graduate of Southern Methodist University, capitalized on an underserved market and built a multibillion-dollar company that was in a sense born from one of the most vexing obstacles to women entrepreneurs: sexual harassment. READ MORE

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How America’s love for its cats and dogs built the pet industrial complex

QZ.com Dr. Laurent-Simpson was recently interviewed by Quartz News about the exploding pet product industry and its relationship to emergent multi-species families in the United States. READ MORE: https://qz.com/1954821/how-america-is-changing-the-global-pet-industry/

By | 2021-02-02T07:39:18-08:00 February 2nd, 2021|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Sociology, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on How America’s love for its cats and dogs built the pet industrial complex

Abena Marfo awarded an Engaged Learning Fellowship

Congratulations to our own sociology major, Abena Marfo, for being awarded an Engaged Learning Fellowship! Ms. Marfo plans on learning more about how race and ethnicity impact maternal perceptions of healthcare provider involvement. Congratulations, Abena!

By | 2021-02-02T07:36:40-08:00 February 2nd, 2021|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Sociology|Comments Off on Abena Marfo awarded an Engaged Learning Fellowship

Congratulations to sociology major and recent graduate Sabrina Brakke

Congratulations to Sociology major and recent graduate Sabrina Brakke for her peer-reviewed publication entitled “Raising Animals to Die for Profit: How Corporate America is Changing Human-Animal Relationships in Rural America.”  The work appears in Volume 6, Issue 1 of the SMU Undergraduate Journal of Research. Congratulations, Sabrina, on all of your hard work!

By | 2021-01-19T13:08:00-08:00 January 19th, 2021|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Sociology, Sociology (Student), Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Congratulations to sociology major and recent graduate Sabrina Brakke

Watch the December Commencement Convocation Live

December 19, 1pm: December Commencement Convocation - The ceremony will be in Ford Stadium at 1 p.m. for students and their guests. We encourage all others to join us online for the live broadcast.

Prevent the flu at SMU

SMU health officials urge students, faculty and staff to take preventive measures to protect their health against the flu. Because flu can spread by contact with people who are ill, SMU health officials recommend getting a flu shot when they become available. FREE flu vaccinations are available for all students starting September 21. For your safety, we will be administering shots at flu shot stations outside the Health Center. NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED! Getting a flu shot this year will be far more important than ever this year due to COVID-19. READ MORE

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