Today, March 5: SMU Giving Day

One day. For 24 hours on March 5, the entire SMU community will come together to give back and celebrate the causes we care about – supporting students, improving cities, educating teachers, fighting for justice, fueling champions – together, the possibilities are endless. Please consider supporting a Dedman College cause: Dedman College Scholars Dean’s Research Council SMU Human Rights SMU Fund for Dedman College Data Hackathon Challenges: Dean’s Research Council Match Gifts made to the Dedman College Dean’s Research Council will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000. Thank you to generous donors, Dr. Anthony Aramoonie ‘94 and Nicole Aramoonie for making this possible! Dedman College Scholars Challenge Support scholarships and help us meet the challenge from longtime SMU supporters Carl Sewell ’66 and Peggy Higgins [...]

Find your cause: March 5 is SMU Give Day

March 5, the entire SMU community will come together to give back and celebrate the causes we care about – supporting students, improving cities, educating teachers, fighting for justice, fueling champions – together, the possibilities are endless. Please consider supporting SMU and Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. Dedman College projects: SMU Fund for Dedman College DataFest Hackathon Dedman College Graduate Scholarship SMU Human Rights Program Dedman College Scholars Dean’s Research Council    

By | 2019-02-18T08:53:52-08:00 February 18th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, Faculty News, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Find your cause: March 5 is SMU Give Day

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 | 2019-01-26T08:54:29-08:00 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

Mustangs Making an Impact

Dedman College News Originally Posted: January 2, 2019 Have you read the latest Dedman College newsletter? A Message from Thomas DiPiero, Dean of Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences  What do Nobel Prize winners Saul Bellow, Naguib Mahfouz, Nadine Gordimer, and Orhan Pamuk have in common with D. H. Lawrence, Arthur Miller, and Tennessee Williams? All seven of these highly accomplished people have published works in Dedman College’s Southwest Review, the third oldest literary quarterly in the country. The Southwest Review is edited by Associate Professor of English Greg Brownderville, who also directs the English Department’s creative writing program. Brownderville gave a new look and feel to the venerable magazine, and he also modernized the distribution of the magazine’s art, poetry, and fiction by building a beautiful, interactive [...]

By | 2019-01-02T07:39:39-08:00 January 2nd, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences|Comments Off on Mustangs Making an Impact

Employers Want Liberal Arts Grads

Chronicle of Higher Education Originally Posted: November 13, 2018 A report being released today says higher education is not keeping pace with the ever-changing job market. The report examines the “translation chasm” between the skills graduates of liberal arts programs have and the skills employers say they’re looking for in an applicant. Turns out, they’re not all that different, but “liberal arts graduates are too often left to stumble upon the valuable mixture of layered skills” required for any specific career, according to the report. While many reports suggest that students should focus on studying marketable skills, the new report identifies career value in liberal arts education, albeit with some tweaks. Put together by Emsi, a labor market analytics firm, and the Strada Institute for [...]

By | 2018-11-15T18:47:45-08:00 November 16th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences|Comments Off on Employers Want Liberal Arts Grads

Mark Cuban says studying philosophy may soon be worth more than computer science—here’s why

CNBC Make it Originally Posted: February 21, 2018 According to billionaire technology entrepreneur Mark Cuban, earning a college degree in computer science might not be the safe investment you think it is. Today, students who study computer science have a high likelihood of scoring a lucrative job: Glassdoor determined computer science and engineering to be the number one highest-paying major to study in 2017. Meanwhile, students of liberal arts subjects often make far less. But Cuban, also an investor on ABC's "Shark Tank," expects that to change. "I'm going to make a prediction," Cuban told AOL in 2017. "In 10 years, a liberal arts degree in philosophy will be worth more than a traditional programming degree." That's because Cuban expects artificial intelligence technology to vastly [...]

By | 2018-07-30T08:38:56-08:00 July 5th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Philosophy|Comments Off on Mark Cuban says studying philosophy may soon be worth more than computer science—here’s why
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