Event Date: May 5, 2019 Location: Dallas Hall Time: 12:30-5:00 A day of learning with mini-courses taught by SMU faculty and a film screening of "My So Called Enemy" and film director talk-back with Lisa Gossels. Spanning seven years, the film follows six Israeli and Palestinian teenage girls committed to justice and mutual understanding after participating in a cross-cultural women’s leadership program called Building Bridges for Peace. Co-sponsored with Perkins School of Theology, the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, and The Embrey Human Rights Program. For more information: smu.edu/odju
Date: April 29 Location: Clements 234 Time: 3:00 PM Critical Language Scholarships provide full funding (including airfare, room and board) to spend 8-10 weeks abroad studying a critical language. No minimum GPA is required and students of all majors are eligible and encouraged to apply. Come to this info session to find out more about the application process and timeline! Link for more information: https://www.smu.edu/Dedman/Academics/Departments/WorldLanguages/Events/fall2018/cls_infosession Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Event Date: April 3 Location: Fondren Library East Room 110 Time: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM The Spring 2019 CSC workshop series will provide a hands-on experience that will guide researchers from the basics of using SMU’s supercomputing resources to advanced parallelization and application specific usage. The topics will cover information useful for researchers to quickly begin to use the advanced compute capabilities provided with the cluster. Registration: https://smu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6fm6rdPms69kvgV Link for more information: http://faculty.smu.edu/csc/documentation/workshops.html
Event Date: Thursday, March 21, 2019 Time: 4:50 PM - 6:20 PM (CT) Location: Hyer Hall, Room 100 Editors from six scholarly journals describe what they look for when they read manuscripts submitted for publication: Sharon Aronofsky Weltman, Nineteenth-Century Theater and Film; Nora Gilbert, Studies in the Novel; Daniel Hack, Victorian Literature and Culture; Akiko Tsuchiya, Revista de Estudios Hispánicos; Rajani Sudan, Configurations; and Alexandra Wettlaufer, Nineteenth-Century Contexts. READ MORE
Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Location: Screening Room – Greer Garson 3531 (Owen Arts Center) Time: 5:30-6:15 pm A roundtable discussion on the ethics of collecting, preserving, and teaching works of art, literature, and cinema that are politically or culturally problematic. Link for more information: www.smu.edu/filmfest
Event Date: Wednesday, February 6 Location: Fondren Library East Room 110 Time: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM The Spring 2019 CSC workshop series will provide a hands-on experience that will guide researchers from the basics of using SMU’s supercomputing resources to advanced parallelization and application specific usage. The topics will cover information useful for researchers to quickly begin to use the advanced compute capabilities provided with the cluster. Registration: https://smu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6fm6rdPms69kvgV Link for more information: http://faculty.smu.edu/csc/documentation/workshops.html
Event: Feb. 7, The Godbey Lecture Series: Catherine de Medici: The Contested Power and Controversial Reputation of a French Queen
Event Date: Feb. 7, 2019 Location: Meadows Museum Time: 5:15 PM Reception, 6:00 PM Lecture An in depth lecture on the life of Catherine de Medici, who died on January 5, 1589 after being integrally connected to the French monarchy for nearly sixty years. This lecture will discuss the powerful sixteenth-century woman, who was queen, regent, and queen-mother, and some reasons for her controversial reputation today. RSVP Required to Attend Link for more information: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/dedman-college-interdisciplinary-institute-17804525320
Event Date: Sunday, Jan. 20 Location: McCord Auditorium Time: 1:30-4:30 pm This one-day celebration of Judeo-Spanish culture will feature personal Sephardic stories, an update on Ladino studies, and a concert of Ladino music. Ladino is an historic Jewish language with a geographically diverse distribution that developed a rich cultural heritage since its emergence in medieval Spain. The event is free and open to the public. No registration is required. For more information contact Shira Lander at email@example.com.
Dedman College News Originally Posted: November 9, 2018 By: Ryan Garrett In the 2017-18 academic year, SMU Human Rights Fellow Benjamin Chi fought to change the Texas Family Code, advocating for underage youth without guardians to give consent to their own medical care, which would allow them to attend school and improve public health. “Working as an SMU Human Rights Fellow has been the most formative experience of my undergraduate experience,” said Ben. Inspired to study human rights through his parents’ experiences of living in poverty until their thirties, Ben has been collaborating with homelessness advocates, state government officials, healthcare specialists, and youth experiencing homelessness. In the 2014-2015 school year, 113,000 students were identified as homeless, according to the Texas Homeless Education Office, an organization [...]
Event: November 14, Math Colloquium: Difference-of-convex Learning: optimization with nonconvex sparsity functions.
Event Date: November 14 Location: 126 Clements Hall Time: 3:30 PM Miju Ahn Department of Engineering Management, Information, and Systems (EMIS), Lyle School of Engineering, SMU Sparse learning involves building a robust and efficient model by incorporating sprasity functions in the optimization formulation to select significant variables to serve in the model. The first part of this talk emphasizes on a bi-criteria Lagrangian formulation. In the second part, we introduce a new system of constraints called affine sparsity constraints (ASCs) defined by a discrete sparsity function.