SMU News Originally Posted: March 20, 2020 Dear SMU Community, Each day we evaluate the challenging issues created by COVID-19 and work diligently to make the best possible decisions for all of us. To align with declarations from federal, state and Dallas County health authorities, SMU is moving all classes online for the remainder of the spring semester. We also are reducing even further the number of people working on campus. Effective Monday, March 23, the University moves to essential personnel only status until April 3. Employees will be contacted directly by their appropriate vice president or athletics director with guidance on their individual units’ operating plans. All faculty and staff, whether salaried or hourly, will continue to be paid during this period. Please remember to report your [...]
To align with declarations from federal, state and Dallas County health authorities, DCII has cancelled campus and public programming for the remainder of the spring semester. We look forward to a time when we can return to life as usual on our campus. Link for more information: https://www.smu.edu/Dedman/Research/Institutes-and-Centers/DCII
Date: March 11. 2020 Location: Texana Room, Fondren Library Time:12 noon Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org This talk by Clements Center fellow Eric Schlereth will explain why some U.S. citizens in the 1830s believed that they possessed "insurgents’ rights," which gave them the right to expatriation & to pledge their allegiance to the government of their choice. Link for more information: https://www.smu.edu/Dedman/Research/Institutes-and-Centers/SWCenter/Events/Afternoon-Talks/Schlereth
DCII Events Cancelled for Remainder of Spring Semester Due to COVID-19 Event Location: Heroy 153 Time:2 - 4 p.m. Date: April 24 Dr. Tim McDonough (Cox) will give an overview of how sentiment analysis has become integral to brand management. Alex Cerda (Marketing & Comm.) will provide examples of how sentiment analysis is used in the management of the SMU brand via social media. Link for more information: smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Programs/ResearchClusters
Cancelled. Research Cluster Event: Studying Corporate Trust Using Text Analytics and Sentiment Analysis
DCII Events Cancelled for Remainder of Spring Semester Due to COVID-19 Event Location: Hyer Hall 102 Time:2 - 4 p.m. Date: March 27 Join the Text Analytics and Sentiment Analysis Research Cluster for their March event with Dr. Tom Fomby (Economics). Dr. Fomby will discuss the use of text analytics and sentiment analysis to measure consumer trust following a negative corporate event. Link for more information: smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Programs/ResearchClusters
Cancelled: March 26, Weber-Clements Book Prize Award Talk – “Hopi Runners: Crossing the Terrain Between Indian and American”
Date: March 26, 2020 Location: Texana Room, Fondren Library Time:5:30 reception followed by lecture and book signing Contact: email@example.com Weber-Clements Book Prize winner Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert looks at the venerable tradition of Hopi foot races and long distance running at a time of great consequence for Hopi culture placing long distance runners in a larger context of American sports. Link for more information: https://www.smu.edu/Dedman/Research/Institutes-and-Centers/SWCenter/Book-Prize/Current-Winners
Date: April 7, 2020 Location: Texana Room, Fondren Library Time:5:30 reception followed by lecture Contact: Ruth Ann Elmore Clements Senior Fellow Sam Haynes will examine the gendered dimensions of commemoration and memory, focusing on the ways in organizations & leaders used monuments to create their own distinct interpretations of the state’s heritage. Link for more information: https://www.smu.edu/Dedman/Research/Institutes-and-Centers/SWCenter/Events/Lectures/SrFellowLecture
Event Date: Feb. 26 Location: SMU Collins Executive Center, Crum Auditorium Time:5:30 PM Contact: Candice Bledsoe Please join the Telling Our Stories: Women of Color and the Power of Narratives Research Cluster for A Tribute to Toni Morrison. To learn more about this and other DCII clusters, visit smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Programs/ResearchClusters.
SIAM News Originally Posted: Jan. 27, 2020 The SIAM Texas-Louisiana Section held its second annual meeting jointly with Southern Methodist University’s (SMU) Department of Mathematics in Dallas, Texas, last November. SIAM contributions—along with two grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF)—helped support the conference and enabled the attendance of students and early career mathematicians. The meeting attracted over 200 attendees, largely from Texas and Louisiana. Topics spanned a wide variety of fields, ranging from imaging to geometry — with two “tracks” devoted to applications of topology and machine learning. The conference consisted of nearly 40 minisymposia, an undergraduate session, and a poster session with over 30 posters (including those from undergraduate participants). A panel also focused on the future of applied mathematics in business, industry, [...]
The World Languages and Literatures 5th Annual International Film Festival, VOYAGES, takes place in January and February
Screenings are free and open to the public. The list of tentative dates and films are listed here. Unless otherwise noted, all films will be screened at 7 pm in Dallas Hall 306 (McCord Auditorium).