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.
Read: 2018 Jewish Studies Newsletter
Event Date: May 7, 2018 Time: 6:30pm Location: McCord Auditorium The students of KNW 2314: On the Edges of Empire would like to invite you to a film festival featuring student-produced films based on the photographs of India and Mexico from the DeGolyer Library at SMU. The film festival will also feature an award-winning film, Your Way Back to Me, by Austin-based director Alexandra Dietz. Dietz and the subject of the film, Dot Sheridan, will be present at the film festival for a Q&A following the film screening.
Event Date: Friday, April, 27, 2018 Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Reception to follow session 2 at 4:30pm Location: Expressway Tower, Room 208 Memory Quirks, the Study of Odd Phenomena in Memory A conference in Honor of Alan Brown’s Retirement “Brownschrift” Free and open to the public. Register Here
REGISTER HERE A conference in Honor of Alan Brown’s Retirement "Brownschrift" Agenda: Friday, April, 27, 2018 1:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Expressway Tower, Room 208 Reception to follow session 2 at 4:30pm 1:30 – Conference Begins Welcome: Dr. George Holden, Psychology Chair Dr. Bennett Schwartz, Program Committee 1:30-2:45 Session #1 • Dr. Anne Cleary (Colorado State) • Dr. David Mitchell (Kennesaw State) • Dr. Bennett Schwartz (Florida International) • Dr. Anthony Ryals (North Texas) 2:45-3:00 Break & Refreshments 3:00-4:15 Session #2 • Dr. Robert Batsell (Kalamazoo) • Dr. Steve Smith (Texas A & M) • Dr. Neil Mulligan (North Carolina) • Dr. Elizabeth Marsh (Duke University) Closing Comments: Dr. Alan Brown (SMU) 4:30 – Reception at SMU’s Continuing and Professional Education Building, 5539 SMU Blvd. [...]
Event Date: April 27, 2018 Location: McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall Time: 5:30 PM Through a transnational and interdisciplinary lens, Eugenics in the Garden reveals how eugenics, fueled by a fear of social regeneration in France, spread from the realms of medical science to architecture and urban planning, becoming a critical instrument in the crafting of modernity in the new Latin world. Featuring Fabiola Lopez-Duran. For more information: https://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Events
Event Date: April 30. 2018 Location: McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall Time: 5:00 pm Focusing on Chaco Canyon NP which Pueblo communities, including Acoma, have fought to protect, and how this movement has brought forth both collaborative efforts to protect archaeological resources and traditional landscapes. For more information: https://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Events