US News and World Report Originally Posted: September 24, 2018 Why I picked Southern Methodist University (Dallas) Greg Guggenmos, ’18 Southern Methodist University provides students incredible opportunities to apply what they’re learning. I was accepted to the Dedman College Scholars honors program, and I’ve gotten great mentoring and support. After I became interested in the criminal justice system from a history class, my honors mentor helped me secure a two-week, all-expenses-paid fellowship to New York to research how accused nonviolent offenders become stuck in pretrial detention when they can’t make bail. That experience led me to start a community bail fund in Dallas providing small grants to low-level defendants. SMU also encourages students to see the world with wonderful travel courses. I did archival research [...]
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 [...]
Dedman College News Originally Posted: August 21, 2018 Dr. Lynne Stokes, a professor in the department of statistical science, and a team of Ph.D. students are currently working on a marine science project called, The Great Red Snapper Count. The two-year project is a $10 million effort by a multi-disciplinary team of 21 researchers that will provide a fisheries independent estimate of the abundance of red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico. The SMU team provides statistical support for the project, which will require integrating a variety of data collection and estimation strategies across the Gulf. If you would like more information on the The Great Red Snapper Count project click here. If you would like more information on Lynne Stokes click here.
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
Dedman College News Originally Posted: May 17, 2018 Congratulations to all the faculty celebrated at the Dedman College & Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute’s 2nd Annual Faculty Book Fest on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. See below for a list of Dedman College faculty books When the World Seemed New: George H.W. Bush and the End of the Cold War Jeffrey Engel, Department of History Partners with God: Critical and Theological Readings of the Bible in Honor of Marvin A. Sweeney Serge Frolov, Department of Religious Studies with Shelly L. Birdsong No Resting Place: Holocaust Poland Rick Halperin, Department of History Booker T. Washington in American Memory Kenneth M. Hamilton, Department of History The Culturalist Challenge to Liberal Republicanism Michael Lusztig, Department of Political Science Statistical Modeling for Degradation Data [...]
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 [...]
SMU YouTube Originally Posted: April 17, 2018 The SMU Honors Convocation 2018 keynote address was given by Dr. Maria Dixon Hall, senior advisor to the provost, associate professor of Organizational Communications Studies, and adjunct professor of Homiletics, SMU Meadows School of the Arts, with an introduction by SMU President, Dr. R. Gerald Turner. https://youtu.be/_gxbpFpzAUc
SMU YouTube Originally Posted: April 15, 2018 https://youtu.be/xok6MaHgFGY
SMU Graduate Studies: Research Day A list of Dedman College winners can be found below. For the complete winners list CLICK HERE. To download Research Day abstracts CLICK HERE . 2018 Poster Session Winners Department Award Author Anthropology Dean's Award Megan Bartrum Biology Dean's Award (split) Aditi Malu Biology Dean's Award (split) Amila Nanayakkara Biology Du Xin Award Lauren Ammerman Chemistry Dean's Award (split) Caleb Bunton Chemistry Dean's Award (split) Jian Cao Chemistry Dean's Award (split) Niraj Verma Chemistry Dean's Award (split) Hongyu Zhou Earth Sciences Dean's Award Yusuf Eshqi Molan Economics Dean's Award Priyanka Chakraborty Mathematics Dean's Award Jennifer Swenson Psychology Dean's Award Chelsea Carson Psychology Dean's Award Margaret Sala Statistical Science Dean's Award (split) Ryan McShane Statistical Science Dean's Award (split) Xiaojie Xhu 2018 Three Minute [...]