SMU News Originally Posted: May 28, 2020 DALLAS (SMU) – This summer, ten SMU students will serve as Maguire Public Service Fellows, with much of their work focused on research and programs related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Maguire Center, with financial assistance from the Irby Family Foundation, awards summer fellowships to SMU students who wish to devote time to public service or ethics research. Over the past 20 years, the Maguire Center has awarded summer fellowship stipends totaling over $400,000 to 181 SMU students, including volunteers in more than 150 agencies across 18 states, 25 countries, and five continents. “I’m very proud of this group’s desire to serve others during this unprecedented time. This pandemic is likely to be a defining moment in their lives and their dedication to [...]
Department of Anthropology Originally Posted: May 15, 2020 The Department of Anthropology congratulates the class of 2020 with video messages from the Department Chair, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Director of Graduate Studies and the Co-Director of Health and Society. Click the link below to watch the videos and download the graduation presentation: https://www.smu.edu/Dedman/Academics/Departments/Anthropology/About/Graduation
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Clements Fellow Sarah Pearsall’s Book, Polygamy: An Early American History, reviewed in The New York Review of Books.
The New York Review of Books Originally Posted: April 9, 2020 The Mormon leader Brigham Young had more than fifty wives. Many of them lived in adjacent homes, the Beehive House and the Lion House, in Salt Lake City, which Young founded in 1847 as the president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Polygamy, which the Mormons publicly announced as a church doctrine in 1852, provoked responses ranging from outrage to amusement among many Americans. Numerous anti-Mormon exposés appeared, with titillating titles like Awful Disclosures of Mormonism and Wife No. 19, or, The Story of a Life in Bondage. Bawdy jokes circulated, like this one from a comic newspaper: “Brigham Young cannot be said to rule with a rod of iron, [...]
Dallas Weekly Originally Posted: Feb. 18, 2020 Distinguished geoscientist James Quick will open the doors to a new era of research and interdisciplinary collaboration as Inaugural Dean of SMU’s newly created Moody School of Graduate and Advanced Studies. SMU announced the creation of the Moody School in November 2019, made possible by a landmark $100 million gift from the Moody Foundation. The investment in graduate-level education is fueling SMU’s move to join the finest universities in the country in its development of research with impact, delivered by top-notch faculty and graduate students. Quick, a volcanologist of international stature, joined SMU in 2007 as the University’s first Associate Vice President for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies, with the responsibilities of supporting increases in research activity and the [...]
Announcement: The Department of Mathematics wishes to congratulate Lu Zhang who has accepted a position at Columbia University. Lu's research is on the numerical studies of wave propagation phenomena and has worked under the supervision of Prof. Tom Hagstrom. Beginning in Fall 2020, she will be the Ju Tang Chu and Wu Ping Chu Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics at Columbia University. Well done Lu !
Landmark $100 million gift to SMU from Moody Foundation to create separate graduate school, fuel significant research
SMU News Originally Posted: November 12, 2019 SMU will take a major step forward in serving the talent and research needs of a challenging world, thanks to a landmark $100 million commitment from the Moody Foundation that will fund the University’s eighth degree-granting school – the Moody School of Graduate and Advanced Studies. The Moody Foundation commitment is the largest gift in SMU history. “We cannot overstate the power and reach of this gift,” said SMU President R. Gerald Turner. “This is a transformational moment for SMU and Dallas, signaling that SMU is a premier institution with the means to be a full partner in commercial and global problem-solving, and a pipeline for leaders to tackle those challenges. “As the Texas economy booms, companies and [...]
Ke Wang (1978 - 2019) was a native of mainland China. Ke received his Ph.D. in 2012 from the Department of Statistical Science at SMU under the direction of Profession Sherry Wang. His dissertation work, titled "Estimating Cumulative Distribution Functions from JPS Data with Empty Strata and Analyzing High-Throughput Data via Hierarchical Bayesian Spatial Modeling", led to a publication in Biometrics with Prof. Wang, exhibiting a high-level academic achievement and passion in Statistics. Ke is remembered by his SMU friends for his selfless and dedicated efforts on always helping his classmates succeed in their graduate studies. Ke was the husband of Fang Duan, and the proud father of their son. He was kind, athletic, full of energy, and lived his life with infectious passion. He [...]