How college students are stepping up to help make returning to classes safe amid COVID-19

USA Today Originally Posted: September 1, 2020 AUSTIN — As a junior at Southern Methodist University, Austin Hickle says the challenge of safely reopening classes amid the coronavirus pandemic and affording young Texans the rewards of the college experience falls directly on the shoulders of students. "This COVID pandemic is one of our generation's defining moments. We have to step up to the plate," said Hickle, who is majoring in political science and economics and is also SMU's student body vice president. "Students have never (before) been asked to carry this (amount of) responsibility." READ MORE

By | 2020-09-11T08:11:45-07:00 September 11th, 2020|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Political Science, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on How college students are stepping up to help make returning to classes safe amid COVID-19

Maguire Public Service Fellows to help at-risk communities

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 [...]

By | 2020-05-28T09:16:39-07:00 May 28th, 2020|Anthropology, Biology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, History, World Languages and Literatures|Comments Off on Maguire Public Service Fellows to help at-risk communities

Congratulations 2020 Anthropology Graduates!

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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Help us shine a virtual spotlight on the #2020DedmanCollegeGrads!🎓

All you have to do is post to your favorite social network (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube), tag us @SMUDedman and add the hashtag #2020DedmanCollegeGrads. Be creative and share your favorite SMU memories, give shoutouts to your favorite Dedman College professors and let us know your future career plans. Need some examples? Check out the social wall here: smu.edu/DedmanVirtualYearbook Don't forget the #2020DedmanCollegeGrads and keep coming back to visit the smu.edu/DedmanVirtualYearbook so you can see what your friends are posting. We can't wait to hear from you!

Cooking Up Something Good. SMU Features WLL Lecturer Liljana Elverskog and Religious Studies Chair Johan Elverskog

SMU News *This story depicts the day-to-day in SMU’s Residential Commons before the COVID-19 pandemic. Now our Faculty in Residence and students are keeping Sunday Night Snacks and other traditions going via Zoom meetups and social postings. CRACK. Splash. Oops. SMU first-year student Sarah Tersigni spoons a tiny piece of eggshell from the four eggs she’s cracked into a glass bowl. She’s making the filling for the lemon squares that she will serve later to fellow students in her residence hall. The Austin native loves to stir things up in the kitchen – she is her family’s designated birthday cake-baker – but she never thought baking would be part of her college routine. Sarah’s lemon squares are part of a spread served every week to [...]

By | 2020-04-07T16:19:00-07:00 April 7th, 2020|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, World Languages and Literatures|Comments Off on Cooking Up Something Good. SMU Features WLL Lecturer Liljana Elverskog and Religious Studies Chair Johan Elverskog

SMU mathematics major ranks in 2019 William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition

Dedman College News Originally Posted: March 9, 2020 Congratulations to SMU mathematics major Phuoc Dinh Le who participated in the 2019 William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition and ranked 143 out of 3,428 -- higher than 96% of all Putnam participants. Read the full announcement. About the Putnam Competition The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition is the preeminent mathematics competition for undergraduate college students in the United States and Canada. The Putnam Competition takes place annually on the first Saturday of December. The competition consists of two 3-hour sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. During each session, participants work individually on 6 challenging mathematical problems. The Putnam began in 1938 as a competition between mathematics departments at colleges and universities. Now the competition has [...]

By | 2020-03-09T11:21:07-07:00 March 10th, 2020|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, Mathematics, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on SMU mathematics major ranks in 2019 William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition

SIAM News article on the 2019 Siam-Texas/Louisiana conference hosted by SMU

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, [...]

By | 2020-01-27T18:42:55-08:00 January 27th, 2020|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, Mathematics|Comments Off on SIAM News article on the 2019 Siam-Texas/Louisiana conference hosted by SMU

OK, boomers, this SMU student body president shows why his generation might be the one that can fix politics

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: Jan. 24, 2020 Raised in the Houston area, Darian Taylor, will graduate in May with a double major in public policy and communications. Regardless of what job he lands next, he intends to make time to replicate his work at SMU by doing community-organizing. READ MORE OK, this boomer decided — as another nasty election cycle tempts me to cower under my bed until 2021 — to instead seek out the opinion of someone who’s about to cast his first vote in a presidential primary. What young person would want to wade into this pigsty? I asked Darian Taylor, a senior at Southern Methodist University. With a smile that lit up the room, he responded, “Yes, that’s me.” This 21-year-old [...]

By | 2020-01-27T10:30:55-08:00 January 27th, 2020|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Political Science, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on OK, boomers, this SMU student body president shows why his generation might be the one that can fix politics

An SMU Poet Brings a New Form of Storytelling to Your Phone

D Magazine January 2020 For Greg Brownderville, poetry teacher at SMU and editor of the lauded literary journal Southwest Review, making art means elevating the everyday, recontextualizing the routine. How might someone do that with the digital experience people have on their phones? Brownderville’s response: the “go-show,” a new way of storytelling on the small screen. With grants from SMU, he and a team of roughly 35 mainly Texas-based artists, including Bart Weiss, creator of Dallas VideoFest, will launch their first go-show in the days ahead. The go-show is an app that delivers episodes via notifications over the course of several weeks. But unlike, say, podcasts, which use only audio to tell a story, the go-show uses short films, still images, songs, podcasts, text, and [...]

By | 2020-01-22T09:46:26-08:00 January 21st, 2020|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, English, Faculty News|Comments Off on An SMU Poet Brings a New Form of Storytelling to Your Phone
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