Is Denton a suburb? Depends on who you ask

Denton Record-Chronicle Originally Posted: August 3, 2019 When Rolling Stone magazine first wrote about Brave Combo in 1979, the reporter said the genre-bending polka band was from Austin. From there, it was repeated again and again. Almost any media outside of North Texas writing about the group credited Austin as their home, because writers couldn’t conceive that cool music came out of other cities in the state, band founder and lead singer Carl Finch said. And thus began a nearly 40-year tradition of announcing “We’re Brave Combo from Denton, Texas” during sets near and far — as the band resisted any pressure to be lumped in with Dallas or Fort Worth. “I think that we have been so long associated with Denton pride and carrying [...]

By | 2019-08-19T08:39:36-08:00 August 20th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Sociology, Sociology (Faculty)|Comments Off on Is Denton a suburb? Depends on who you ask

SMU Humans – Krafting a better world

Daily Campus Originally Posted: May 3, 2019 Melissa Kraft is a member of six honors societies. She is also double-majoring in Psychology and Sociology and minoring in Women’s and Gender Studies and Educational Studies. In April, she won the Outstanding Senior in Sociology Award at the Honors Convocation and the A. Kenneth Pye Award at the Hilltop Excellence Awards. Melissa Kraft with certification for Outstanding Senior in Sociology Award Photo credit: Erica Umphreyville Kraft is no stranger to receiving recognition for her achievements, but to Kraft the most important thing is providing care to those in her community. “In high school, I knew that I wanted to help people but I wasn’t sure at what capacity or what that would look like,” Kraft said. While Kraft may have entered SMU unsure [...]

By | 2019-05-07T06:08:30-08:00 May 7th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Psychology, Sociology, Sociology (Student)|Comments Off on SMU Humans – Krafting a better world

Congratulations to all the Hilltop Excellence Awards Winners

Dedman College News Originally Posted: April 18, 2019 On Monday, April 15, SMU celebrated students and faculty that have made significant contributions to the University at the Hilltop Excellence Awards. Congratulations to all the award winners! Below is a list of winners, * are Dedman College faculty and students.   The Dr. James E. Caswell Award : Rani Vestal. Emmie V. Baine Legacy Award : *Andrea Salt. A. Kenneth Pye Outstanding Greek Leader Award : *Jackson Hughes, N'dea Fleming, *Melissa Kraft, and *Ashley Mai. The Extra Mile Award : Ira Greenberg, *Ross Sloan, and Megan Murphy. The Sheri Mooney Memorial Recognition : Eliana Yellin, *Smythe Mullikin, and Tejumola Longe. The Outstanding Faculty/Staff Volunteer Award : Kathy Hubbard of the Hart Center for Engineering Leadership. Outstanding Senior Woman [...]

By | 2019-04-18T06:52:04-08:00 April 18th, 2019|Anthropology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Embrey Human Rights Events, Events, Sociology, Sociology (Faculty)|Comments Off on Congratulations to all the Hilltop Excellence Awards Winners

SMU sociologist weighs in on the gender gap in science prizes

The Conversation Originally Posted: January 22, 2019 Author: Viviane Callier, Munk Fellow in Global Journalism, University of Toronto Although there are more science prizes now than ever, they aren’t distributed fairly. A new study in Nature shows that women win fewer scientific prizes than their male peers, and the prizes they do win are less prestigious and come with lower monetary value. “Women are getting the bottom-of-the-barrel prizes,” said Brian Uzzi, a network scientist at Northwestern University in Chicago, who led the study. That’s important because the general public doesn’t pay attention to metrics such as publication rate, citations or grant dollars: it pays attention to the prizewinners. “So the prizewinners are really the people who can raise awareness of inequities in science,” Uzzi said. [...]

By | 2019-01-23T10:32:53-08:00 January 23rd, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Sociology, Sociology (Faculty)|Comments Off on SMU sociologist weighs in on the gender gap in science prizes

Coffee Del Rey Serves Coffee With a Conscious

D Magazine Originally Posted: December 2018 Issue Coffee del Rey owner Kimberly Marcaccini graduated from Southern Methodist University in 2013 with a sociology degree. Coffee del Rey owner Kimberly Marcaccini was 8 years old when she had her first taste of coffee. In her Brazilian family, coffee time meant talking and togetherness, and she was eager to join in. She asked her mom for a cup. “It was basically milk with a splash of coffee,” Marcaccini recalls. “But since then, I’ve been obsessed.” After graduating from Southern Methodist University in 2013 with a sociology degree, Marcaccini moved to Korea to teach English. Seoul has more than 18,000 coffee shops, and every day after work, she visited a new one. She was fascinated by the camaraderie and cultural exchange, [...]

By | 2018-12-06T10:04:06-08:00 December 6th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Sociology, Sociology (Alumni)|Comments Off on Coffee Del Rey Serves Coffee With a Conscious

Sheri Kunovich, Chair of the Department of Sociology, will assume role of Associate Provost for Student Academic Engagement and Success beginning July 2018

SMU News Originally Posted: June 20, 2018 Congratulations to Sheri Kunovich, Chair of the Department of Sociology! She will join the Provost Office’s team on 9 July 2018 in the newly-titled role of Associate Provost for Student Academic Engagement and Success. Read the full letter from Steven C. Currall, Ph.D., Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs HERE  

By | 2018-06-20T09:25:29-08:00 June 20th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Sociology, Sociology (Faculty)|Comments Off on Sheri Kunovich, Chair of the Department of Sociology, will assume role of Associate Provost for Student Academic Engagement and Success beginning July 2018

Dedman College Student Has Heart for Kids Battling Heart Defects

NBC 5 Originally Posted: November 25, 2017 Jeffrey Kelley is a healthy SMU English and sociology major. He plays symbols in the SMU Mustang band. But, he was born with a congenital heart defect and had his first surgery at six weeks old. He was homeschooled and had limited physical activity until he had another surgery at age 16. Jeffrey’s dad sent three e-mails to friends suggesting they send cards to his son after his surgery. To Jeffrey’s surprise, and embarrassment, he received more than 1,000 cards. Jeffrey is a person who would much rather be the card-sender than the card-receiver, so he turned this avalanche of support into a foundation to help other kids with congenital heart defects, Jeffrey has Heart.  In just two [...]

By | 2017-11-27T11:45:18-08:00 November 27th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, English, Sociology, Sociology (Student), Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Dedman College Student Has Heart for Kids Battling Heart Defects
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