I’m A Mom And A Vaccine Researcher. Here’s Why You Should Vaccinate Your Children

Huffington Post Originally Posted April 25, 2018 SMU Department of English​ alumna Kari Nixon pens a personal story for Huffington Post​. I never thought I’d become a mother. The idea of handling someone else’s bodily fluids as, like, a day job, was abhorrent to me. And yet, at 29, I found myself walking across a graduation stage to shake George W. Bush’s hand after receiving my Ph.D. ― all while very, very, cumbersomely pregnant. In fact, security had to make an exception and allow me to have a bottle of water (not much was allowed in with a former president around, and all) because I ― or, well, my uterus, rather ― kept threatening to go into labor. I often describe May and June of [...]

By | 2019-04-26T06:58:42-07:00 April 25th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, English, Graduate News|Comments Off on I’m A Mom And A Vaccine Researcher. Here’s Why You Should Vaccinate Your Children

The Latino Arts Project is all about passion, not profit, in seeking a shared humanity — in Dallas

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: April 18, 2018 Jorge Baldorhas a history degree from Southern Methodist University and serves on the Dedman College Executive Board. The Latino Arts Project is a museum, not a gallery. And the difference is crucial. Galleries dominate Dragon Street, but the difference is, galleries are driven by profit. The Latino Arts Project is driven by passion — not profit. The artwork on its walls and floor will not be sold. Instead, it will serve as the driving force of a philosophical mission shared by two men who talk endlessly about art, culture and community, and a shared humanity in Dallas. The first exhibition in this pop-up museum will open May 5 (Cinco de Mayo) and run through Sept. 22, in an effort to [...]

By | 2019-04-22T08:49:49-07:00 April 23rd, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, History|Comments Off on The Latino Arts Project is all about passion, not profit, in seeking a shared humanity — in Dallas

Founder’s Day Weekend

SMU News Originally Posted: April 12, 2019 Wednesday, April 10 — Sunday, April 14, 2019 Alumni, parents and friends: Founders’ Day Weekend 2019. Events include Golden Mustangs Day on April 11 and the spring football practice and SMU Ring Ceremony on April 13. More details will be coming soon. Full Schedule Here

By | 2019-04-12T10:55:24-07:00 April 12th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Events|Comments Off on Founder’s Day Weekend

Rafael Anchia to Receive Distinguished Hispanic Alumni Award

Haynes Boone Originally Posted: March 7, 2019 Congratulations to SMU Dedman College alumnus, Rafael Anchia! He graduated from SMU in 1990 with a triple major in Spanish, anthropology and Latin American studies. Rafael Anchia, of counsel at Haynes and Boone, LLP and Texas State Representative, will receive the 2019 Distinguished Hispanic Alumni Award from Southern Methodist University next month. Anchia graduated cum laude from the university in 1990. The Hispanic Alumni of SMU Board identifies Hispanic alumni whose professional and personal accomplishments have made a tangible impact on the Dallas community. The board recently met to consider candidates and unanimously approved Rep. Anchia for the honor because of his extraordinary service and achievements. “The SMU Hispanic Alumni Board commends Rep. Anchia’s dedication to the university, where he has given [...]

By | 2019-03-14T07:58:34-07:00 March 14th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, Graduate News|Comments Off on Rafael Anchia to Receive Distinguished Hispanic Alumni Award

The Disruptor Using Big Data to Transform the Department Store

Bloomberg Originally Posted: January 25th, 2019 SMU Dedman College alumnus and Neighborhood Goods Inc. Chief Executive Officer Matt Alexander discusses the department store's business model with Bloomberg's Emma Chandra on "Bloomberg Technology." WATCH  

By | 2019-01-26T08:54:29-07:00 January 25th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Graduate News|Comments Off on The Disruptor Using Big Data to Transform the Department Store

Advocating for a SAFE Dallas: Courtney Underwood

Dedman College News Originally Posted: Jan 1, 2019 Courtney Underwood, ’05, ’08, became a leader in North Texas in promoting programs to assist survivors of sexual assault. She co-founded the Dallas Rape Crisis Center and since 2013 has been the Executive Director of the SANE Initiative in Dallas. Her latest program, Courtney’s SAFE Place, is North Texas's first community clinic for survivors of sexual violence which opened at Turning Point in Plano on November 13. With this new endeavor and other long-term plans for the future, Underwood continues her tireless efforts to help survivors. What drew you to SMU when you were deciding on a university? How did you come to a decision? Being born and raised in the Park Cities, I grew up around the beauty and prestige of SMU. [...]

By | 2019-01-03T08:45:20-07:00 January 9th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, History, Psychology|Comments Off on Advocating for a SAFE Dallas: Courtney Underwood

Making a Difference in the Lives of Teens Experiencing Homelessness

Dedman College News Originally Posted: Jan. 1, 2019 Jorge Baldor, '93, has a long history of working to improve the lives of others through his support of programs like the Innocence Project, After8toEducate, and through the co-founding of Latino Center for Leadership Development. His latest effort, the Fannie C. Harris Youth Center, is the result of a partnership with several leading nonprofits in Dallas. The Center is for homeless teens and young adults and will offer services including meals, access to showers, a computer lab, and medical and mental health referrals. READ MORE

By | 2019-01-03T08:32:44-07:00 January 3rd, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Tower Center|Comments Off on Making a Difference in the Lives of Teens Experiencing Homelessness

SMU alumnus Kelvin Beachum, doing his part to end world hunger

Sporting News Originally Posted: December 5, 2018 Jets left tackle Kelvin Beachum knows what it's like to grow up as a child with parents who need help putting food on the table. Now the 29-year-old wants to do his part to ensure fewer families have to worry about their next meal. “I used to be one of them," Beachum recently told Sporting News. "I was one of those kids that was on fee reduced lunch, and I’ve experienced some of the issues that kids are facing right now. I knew from personal experience how that was and have been able to join the fight for it.” In an article posted last month on the Jets' team site titled, "In My Own Words: Kelvin Beachum on His Fight to End World Hunger," he reflects upon [...]

By | 2018-12-11T19:16:43-07:00 December 12th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences|Comments Off on SMU alumnus Kelvin Beachum, doing his part to end world hunger

Ever Wonder how Exhibits are Made? Here’s Your Answer

Smithsonian.com Originally Posted: December 7, 2018 On a slow November afternoon at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, exhibit writer Juliana Olsson and intern Myria Perez slipped behind a temporary barrier to sneak a peek at “Sea Monsters Unearthed,” the museum’s newest exhibit scheduled to open the next morning. With the quiet, dramatically-lit space all to themselves, the two reminisced on the years of work that led to this moment. Juliana: A lot of people go through a dinosaur phase as kids, but I think we can safely say that neither of us grew out of it. What was your paleontology journey? Myria: I was definitely that kid. My mom would take me to the Houston Museum of Natural Science growing up, and my favorite part was the paleontology [...]

By | 2018-12-07T11:55:15-07:00 December 7th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Earth Sciences, Faculty News|Comments Off on Ever Wonder how Exhibits are Made? Here’s Your Answer
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