SMU Giving Day is April 13

SMU Giving Day is April 13. There are over 20 different ways that you can support Dedman College. Check them out by visiting https://givingday.smu.edu/pages/dedman-college or clicking through the features list below. ALBERT SCHWEITZER FELLOWSHIP DEAN’S RESEARCH COUNCIL AT DEDMAN COLLEGE DATAFEST HACKATHON DEDMAN COLLEGE RESEARCH AND ADVANCED STUDIES FUND JEWISH STUDIES DEDMAN COLLEGE CANCER RESEARCH FUND SMU HUMAN RIGHTS PROGRAM CENTER FOR PRESIDENTIAL HISTORY DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT OF EARTH SCIENCES DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT OF WORLD LANGUAGE AND LITERATURES SMU DEBATE TEAM DEDMAN COLLEGE [...]

April 22, Retention of Underrepresented Faculty: Strategic Approaches & Initiatives

Date: April 22, 2021 Time: 3:00 p.m. Location: Zoom. Registration required at SMU.EDU/DedmanDiversityEventZoom link will appear in the registration confirmation. For questions please contact Jill Kelly.Event details:Beronda L. Montgomery, PhD is MSU Foundation Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Microbiology & Molecular Genetics at Michigan State University. She is also a member of the Department of Energy Plant Research Laboratory. Montgomery conducts research on the means by which plants and cyanobacteria are able to monitor and adjust to changes in their external environments. The ability of these largely immobile organisms to adapt to dynamic environments increases their survival and maximizes productivity. Dr. Montgomery received an NSF CAREER Award and was an American Society for Microbiology Distinguished Lecturer. She has been elected as a fellow of the American Academy [...]

By | 2021-04-11T07:36:34-07:00 April 11th, 2021|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Diversity and Inclusion, Events, Faculty News|Comments Off on April 22, Retention of Underrepresented Faculty: Strategic Approaches & Initiatives

Big Path Capital Dell Family Creates Endowment Fund for SMU Human Rights Program

Yahoo Finance Originally Posted: April 5, 2021 J.D. Dell, managing director and partner at Big Path Capital, the leading investment bank for impact companies and private equity funds, and Ann Marie Dell, who is currently enrolled in a Southern Methodist University doctorate program, are pleased to announce a $500,000 commitment toward the endowment of the Human Rights Program in SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. Ann is in her final semester of coursework in the Doctorate of Liberal Studies program in the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, and Ann’s concentration and research focus is in the area of Human Rights and Holocaust studies under Human Rights Program Director Dr. Rick Halperin. The Dells’ initial $250,000 gift will establish the Ann and J.D. Dell Endowment [...]

By | 2021-04-11T07:41:40-07:00 April 6th, 2021|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Embrey Human Rights Events, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Big Path Capital Dell Family Creates Endowment Fund for SMU Human Rights Program

Cold Weather, Warm Neighbors

Park City People Originally Posted: April 5, 2021 Residents mobilize to help each other during historic Texas blizzard While many Texans were without necessities like power and water during the winter storm in February, North Texans came together to help each other through it. Information posted in a group chat for SMU human rights students prompted several to volunteer at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, which housed 700 people during the storm. “It was amazing to see that you got people out there that actually really care for helping the community, especially during times like this,” Bri Tollie said. The SMU political science junior with a minor in human rights spent 10 hours at the convention center one day but said she and other [...]

By | 2021-04-05T08:48:58-07:00 April 5th, 2021|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Embrey Human Rights Events, Political Science, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Cold Weather, Warm Neighbors

How Anti-Asian Racism Fuels Discrimination & Violence

KERA Originally Posted: March 26, 2021 SMU professor Priscilla Lui studies racial discrimination and intercultural contact. She talks about recent incidents of hate against Asian Americans. From the recent brutal attacks that killed eight people in Atlanta to the thousands of instances of discrimination in the past year, anti-Asian hate crime is on the rise in the United States. Priscilla Lui is a professor of psychology at SMU who specializes in racial discrimination. She talked with KERA's Justin Martin. On what's behind the dramatic rise of anti-Asian violence: A lot of issues, but probably the most is Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have always had this cultural, negative stereotypes against them in a sense that they have diseases, and there's inferiority about their cultural practices and behaviors. So [...]

By | 2021-04-01T10:01:20-07:00 April 1st, 2021|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Psychology|Comments Off on How Anti-Asian Racism Fuels Discrimination & Violence

Climate change and migration

American Economic Association Originally Posted: April 1, 2021 Klaus Desmet discusses how accounting for spatial shifts changes estimates of how rising sea levels will affect the economy. Nobel Prize winner William Nordhaus has called climate change “the ultimate challenge for economics.” Economists increasingly have been trying to understand how rising tides and global temperatures will impact resource allocation around the globe, as well as the potential policy tools that can help curb damage to our natural world. SMU professor Klaus Desmet says that a lot of those analyses are missing a critical factor: migration. Desmet coauthored a paper in the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics that examines how economic output will be affected over the next 200 years as humans move away from coastal areas threatened by rising sea levels. [...]

By | 2021-04-01T07:06:48-07:00 April 1st, 2021|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Economics, Faculty News|Comments Off on Climate change and migration

Congratulations to Alejandro Aceves, 2021 SIAM Fellow

SIAM News Originally Posted: March 31, 2021 Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Announces Class of 2021 Fellows Alejandro Aceves, professor and chair of the SMU Department of Mathematics, was selected as one of 28 esteemed members of the 2021 Class of SIAM Fellows. These distinguished members were nominated for their exemplary research as well as outstanding service to the community. Through their contributions, SIAM Fellows help advance the fields of applied mathematics and computational science. Congratulations! Alejandro Aceves, Southern Methodist University, is being recognized for pioneering contributions to the field of nonlinear waves and its applications to a variety of areas, most notably nonlinear optics. To read the full list of 2021 fellows CLICK HERE.

By | 2021-03-31T09:39:31-07:00 March 31st, 2021|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Mathematics|Comments Off on Congratulations to Alejandro Aceves, 2021 SIAM Fellow

Whitney Wolfe Herd to speak at Commencement

SMU News Originally Posted: Marche 21, 2021 DALLAS (SMU) – Whitney Wolfe Herd, founder and CEO of Bumble Inc., became the youngest woman to take a company public when she celebrated the initial offering of her dating app shares on the Nasdaq Stock Market in February. The 31-year-old entrepreneur and SMU alumna will draw lessons from her remarkable life story as the featured speaker at SMU’s May Commencement Convocation on Saturday, May 15. The outdoor ceremony, scheduled for 8 a.m. in Ford Stadium, will be streamed live at https://www.smu.edu/live. “Whitney Wolfe Herd may be the youngest commencement speaker we have ever had,” said SMU President R. Gerald Turner. “Our graduates will feel a sense of kinship with her as it has been only ten years since she walked [...]

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