6 Tips for Parenting College Students

Next Avenue Originally Posted: September 16, 2016 Parenting a college student can be challenging. For years, experts drill into parents that being engaged and involved in children’s lives helps promote optimal child development. Yet, as kids go off to college, many parents are being told they’re too involved. They even get a special name: Helicopter Parents. Understandably, these parents find themselves scratching their heads, asking, Aren’t I just doing what I was told was good for my child? As a parent, isn’t my responsibility to protect my child? Isn’t this what “good parents” do? What Does the Research Say? Helicopter parenting goes beyond just protection from harm, though; it’s getting involved in situations where it’s not necessary or appropriate. It’s doing things for your children that, developmentally, they should be [...]

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How Oprah Winfrey inspired Jets left tackle and SMU Dedman College alumnus Kelvin Beachum and his endless pursuit of knowledge

NY Daily News Originally Posted: September 15, 2017 Kelvin Beachum chronicles the important moments every day, dividing his professional and private lives into separate journals. He catalogues his hopes and dreams, lessons learned and lessons to be learned. Nine football journals rest in his Arizona home. He flipped through one of them a couple weeks ago after making the cross-country trip with his wife and daughter. The Jets left tackle wanted to access his notes on the Buffalo Bills, his first opponent this season. He also has five personal journals inspired by Oprah Winfrey, who started keeping a Gratitude Journal more than 20 years ago to help make her “more receptive to the goodness in your life.” Beachum embraced the power of the written word. [...]

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Human Trafficking: North Texan Shares Her Survivor Story At SMU Conference

CBS News Originally Posted: September 14, 2017 DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Rebekah Charleston survived ten years of being trapped in the world of human trafficking. She shared her life story at the SMU Embrey Human Rights Program’s community workshop aimed at combating the problem. During the seminar, she recalled the time when she escaped her trafficker. “I knew I had 20 months to start my life over before he hunted me down and killed me. When someone beats you so brutally that you have blood dripping out of your mouth from your gums being cut on your teeth, you tend to believe them when they say they’ll kill you.” Charleston says the recent hurricanes, Harvey and Irma, can make women even more vulnerable — and that traffickers [...]

By | 2017-09-15T07:42:20+00:00 September 15th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, Faculty News|Comments Off on Human Trafficking: North Texan Shares Her Survivor Story At SMU Conference

Scholar Spotlight | My Semester in South America

Tower Center Blog Originally Posted: September 13, 2017 Highland Capital Management Tower Scholar Ryan Cross spent the spring of 2017 studying abroad in Argentina and Chile. He spent seven weeks in each country learning about economics, political development, and business in Latin America. During breaks he visited Uruguay and Peru. Cross sat down with the Tower Center to talk about his experience. Describe your life in Argentina. What was a typical day like for you? I began each day enjoying breakfast with my host family and roommate. Coffee, fresh fruit, medialunas (a croissant-like pastry), and dulce de leche (a spread similar to caramel) were staples. Next, I rode a public bus to the office building that housed the program’s classrooms. I participated in a lengthy seminar [...]

By | 2017-09-13T09:45:14+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Political Science, Tower Center, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Scholar Spotlight | My Semester in South America

SMU alumnus and paleontologist Thomas Adams discovers new prehistoric crocodile

Rivard Report Originally Posted: September 7, 2017 As a paleontologist and the Witte Museum‘s curator of paleontology and geology, Thomas Adams sees his job as being something of an interpreter. “We want to tell the Texas narrative because there’s a story to be told,” Adams said. “It’s already written in rocks. We just need to translate it.” For Adams, some of that translation is informed by his own discoveries. He has unearthed a new species of prehistoric crocodile, one he named Deltasuchus motherali and outlined in a recent scholarly article. The species was about 20 feet in length and a top predator in the food chain when it roamed Texas millions of years ago. Adams, along with co-authors Chris Noto at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and Stephanie Drumheller-Horton at [...]

By | 2017-09-12T07:00:17+00:00 September 12th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Earth Sciences, Graduate News, Institute for the Study of Earth and Man|Comments Off on SMU alumnus and paleontologist Thomas Adams discovers new prehistoric crocodile

Event: Sept. 20, Unraveling tumor heterogeneity using single-cell RNAseq data: biology in a high-dimension sparse matrix

Event Date: September 20, 2017 Location: 126 Clements Hall Time: 3:30-4:30 pm Abstract: The recent advance of single-cell RNAseq technology makes it possible to dissect heterogeneous tumor tissue samples and deconvolute the molecular signal into specific cell types. This technique generates high-dimensional gene expression profile data in a very sparse fashion. In a current study, by unsupervised clustering strategy and mapping the centroid of signal, we successfully identify multiple subpopulations of cell types and characterize their roles in tumor progression. Link for more information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/Academics/Departments/Math/Seminars  

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Medical Device Startup Founded by Dedman College Alumni Secures Investment

While studying at SMU, alumni Edward Allegra, Miguel Quimbar and Jack Reynolds discovered innovative research that could revolutionize the way asthma is treated. This discovery led to the conception of BioLum Sciences. Edward Allegra, a Dedman College alumnus who majored in Economics with a minor in Anthropology, serves as CEO of BioLum. Jack Reynolds, another Dedman College alumnus who double majored in Markets and Culture and Finance, serves as CFO/COO. Miguel Quimbar, who received a minor in Chemistry from Dedman College as well as a major in Accounting, serves as CTO. The three drew from their diverse academic backgrounds and combined their varied skill sets to found the medical device startup in Dallas. BioLum based in Dallas has recently closed a lead investment from Intelis [...]

By | 2017-09-11T07:52:37+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Anthropology, Chemistry, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Economics, Sociology, Sociology (Alumni)|Comments Off on Medical Device Startup Founded by Dedman College Alumni Secures Investment
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