After battling impostor syndrome, a young Dallas scientist encourages more women to enter science Perot Museum paleontologist Myria Perez says failure is a part of the scientific process.

Dallas News Originally Posted: July 16, 2020 Myria Perez had no trouble finding her passions, however, she needed an extra hand along the way. When a mentor at SMU connected her with “Sea Monsters Unearthed: Life in Angola’s Ancient Seas,” those passions were connected with purpose. READ MORE

By | 2020-07-27T10:01:54-07:00 July 27th, 2020|Anthropology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Earth Sciences, Faculty News|Comments Off on After battling impostor syndrome, a young Dallas scientist encourages more women to enter science Perot Museum paleontologist Myria Perez says failure is a part of the scientific process.

Carl Dorvil shares what he’s learned about creating something from nothing — and thriving even in hard times.

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: June 25, 2020 Carl Dorvil attended SMU on scholarships and graduated with degrees in public policy, economics and psychology, and then got his MBA. The DEC Network’s Fridays Are for Founders is a weekly virtual forum that gives entrepreneurs opportunities to learn from each other while struggling with the impacts of COVID-19. In this video, Trey Bowles and Delanie Majors talk to serial entrepreneur Carl Dorvil, who started tutoring and mentoring company Group Excellence (GEX) in 2004, while he was a junior at SMU. It was, at one time, the fastest growing public company in North Texas. After selling GEX, Dorvil went on to start other companies. Now he is partner and CEO of Dog for Dog, which he calls Toms [...]

By | 2020-06-29T10:08:23-07:00 June 29th, 2020|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Economics, Psychology|Comments Off on Carl Dorvil shares what he’s learned about creating something from nothing — and thriving even in hard times.

Neighborhood Goods co-founder and Dedman College exec board member Matt Alexander is helping save small brands hurt by the pandemic

Fashionista Originally Posted: April 14, 2020 As many of us approach our second month of quarantine, it's becoming clear that independent fashion brands will be hit especially hard by the store closures and economic recession brought about by the pandemic. But at least one retailer wants to help them bounce back. Last Wednesday, Neighborhoods Goods — which operates locations in New York, NY and Plano and Austin, Texas — announced it would be accepting applications for a new initiative called The Commons, a free platform specifically for brands who've been negatively impacted by the pandemic, whether that's because of wholesale cancelations or other revenue disruptions. Neighborhood Goods traditionally charges brands a small fee to showcase their products, as well as taking a percentage of sales. The brands selected for [...]

By | 2020-04-16T07:22:58-07:00 April 14th, 2020|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences|Comments Off on Neighborhood Goods co-founder and Dedman College exec board member Matt Alexander is helping save small brands hurt by the pandemic

Congratulations to SMU alumnus Aaron David Pan

Texas Tech Originally Posted: March 30, 2020 Pan was a postdoctoral fellow in the Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences at Southern Methodist University in Dallas and received his doctoral degree in geology in 2007 from the Program in Paleobotany, Department of Geological Sciences (now the Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences) at Southern Methodist University. Full article   Museum of Texas Tech University Appoints New Executive Director Texas Tech University Provost Michael Galyean announced today (March 30) that Aaron David Pan will serve as the next executive director of the Museum of Texas Tech University. Chosen after a nationwide search, Pan will assume the duties of executive director on May 18, 2020. He also will have a faculty appointment as associate professor [...]

By | 2020-03-31T21:27:10-07:00 March 17th, 2020|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Earth Sciences, Graduate News|Comments Off on Congratulations to SMU alumnus Aaron David Pan

Hallie Hovey-Murray ’16 brings a fresh voice to autism advocacy

SMU News Originally Posted: March 10, 2020 Almost everyone has something that makes them “different.” But that distinction can become your strength, says Hallie Hovey-Murray ’16. She speaks from experience. Just weeks before graduating from SMU, she wrote an op-ed that began, “Hi, my name is Hallie, and I have autism.” Soon after the piece was published, Hallie’s inbox blew up with invitations to tell her story. A history major in SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, she earned her bachelor’s degree at 20 and decided to use her new-found celebrity to shine a light on autism. She returned to her home state of Virginia to study law, and became the only contestant with autism to compete in the Miss Virginia pageant. For her [...]

By | 2020-03-11T07:54:28-07:00 March 11th, 2020|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, History, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Hallie Hovey-Murray ’16 brings a fresh voice to autism advocacy

PBK – Behind the Key: Dominique Earland

PBK society online Originally Posted: March 5, 2020 Dominique Earland Dominique Earland (ΦBK, Southern Methodist University)​ is currently in her first year of medical school training at the University of Minnesota. She plans to pursue clinical epidemiology research and become a physician who serves vulnerable populations. During her time as an undergraduate at SMU, Earland focused on strengthening women’s health rights and education through her academic and service work. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? When I was a child, I enjoyed community service and independent projects. I was involved in Girl Scouts at a young age, which exposed me to different types of careers related to science. In middle school, I applied to a pipeline program for [...]

By | 2020-03-05T07:21:30-08:00 March 5th, 2020|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on PBK – Behind the Key: Dominique Earland

Congratulations Lu Zhang

Announcement: The Department of Mathematics wishes to congratulate Lu Zhang who has accepted a position at Columbia University. Lu's research is on the numerical studies of wave propagation phenomena and has worked under the supervision of Prof. Tom Hagstrom.  Beginning in Fall 2020, she will be the  Ju Tang Chu and Wu Ping Chu Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics at Columbia University. Well done Lu !

By | 2020-01-31T07:20:50-08:00 January 28th, 2020|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Graduate News, Mathematics|Comments Off on Congratulations Lu Zhang

Tower Center features SMU alumnus Denver Nicks

Tower Center blog Originally Posted: November 2019 Denver Nicks, SMU ’07, a Hunt Leadership Scholars recipient and a Tower Center alumnus, is an award-winning journalist, former staff writer for TIME, and contributor to National Geographic Travel, Rolling Stone, Uproxx, and other publications. He is also the author of the books Hot Sauce Nation: America’s Burning Obsession, PRIVATE: Bradley Manning, WikiLeaks, and the Biggest Exposure of Official Secrets in American History, and CONVICTION about Lyons v. Oklahoma, a pivotal case in the career of Supreme Court justice and civil rights icon Thurgood Marshall. Currently pursuing a Juris Doctor degree at Tulane Law School, Denver took a few moments to speak with us about his time at the Tower Center and how the professors and programming provided a solid, well-rounded foundation that has [...]

By | 2020-01-13T09:20:33-08:00 January 13th, 2020|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Graduate News, Political Science, Tower Center|Comments Off on Tower Center features SMU alumnus Denver Nicks

Alumni Spotlight. A Day in the Life: Matt Alexander, CEO of Neighborhood Goods

D Home Originally Posted: Sept. 2019 issue The entrepreneur is maniacal about wake-up times, loves his Peloton, and is hopelessly addicted to Mi Cocina in Highland Park. 6:05 a.m. I have become maniacal about sticking to the same wake-up time, regardless of time zone. If I’m at home, I’ll brew coffee (usually using Sightglass beans from Neighborhood Goods) and catch up on news, Slack, and email. If I’m traveling, I’ll go have breakfast. I try to avoid looking at email until I’ve eaten or had coffee.  7:30 a.m. Much of my time before 9 a.m. is reserved for catching up on work and email. Around 7:30, though, I try to do some exercise of sorts. I’m quite addicted to our Peloton but occasionally go to [...]

By | 2019-10-25T07:26:59-07:00 October 25th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences|Comments Off on Alumni Spotlight. A Day in the Life: Matt Alexander, CEO of Neighborhood Goods
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