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 [...]
Teams of undergraduate students from any Texas university with any level of statistical training are welcome to participate. This event will be 100% virtual! Students only need to have access to the Slack app and Zoom. Teams should be composed of 2-5 students. Sign up here or using the QR code in the image below. We will mail t-shirts (free of cost!) to all non-SMU students. SMU students can pick up their shirts on campus. We are also welcoming volunteers to be judges, mentors, and break-out presenters. These can be faculty members at other institutions, practicing statisticians, or anyone with significant analytical experience. Sign up is here. Volunteers only need access to the Slack app and Zoom. ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? CLICK [...]
Dedman College News Originally Posted: January 22, 2021 Four Dedman College students will participate in the upcoming "NSF Student Conference on COVID-19 Modelling" January 28-29, 2021. According to the National Science Foundation (NSF) student conference website, the event “aims to highlight a broad range of interdisciplinary developments on understanding mechanisms behind COVID-19 dynamics.” Key session topics include COVID Data, Forecasting, and COVID Modelling: Mobility and Mitigation. The conference will showcase research from undergraduate and graduate students from universities across the country as well as senior research experts from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and Yale University. SMU is well represented at the conference. Students participating in talks and poster presentations include: Jonathan Lindbloom, a mathematics major, will present a poster entitled: "Bayesian SIR [...]
December 21 – January 1: Holiday Break - University is closed.
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.
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
SMU News SMU has a new COVID-19 dashboard. Please use this to stay informed about quarantine numbers and isolation capacity levels. https://blog.smu.edu/coronavirus-covid-19/cases/
Aug. 7, 1933 - Dec. 12, 2019 Dr. Dovalee Dorsett passed away December 12, 2019. After marriage and kids, she returned to school and obtained a PhD from SMU Statistics Department in 1982. She was Director of the Statistical Consulting Center in the Department until 1986 and in 1987 moved on to teach at Baylor from 1987 to 2005.
Welcome back and happy first day of classes!