New Board officers begin one-year term

SMU News Originally Posted: June 1, 2018 The Board’s new ex officio faculty representative is Faculty Senate President Dayna Oscherwitz, French area chair in the Department of World Languages and Literatures, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. Congratulations! Three new officers and three new trustees were named to SMU’s Board of Trustees during the board’s spring meeting May 4, 2018. The Board also passed a resolution to honor two former members as trustees emeriti. Robert H. Dedman, Jr. ’80, ’84 has been elected as chair, David B. Miller ’72, ’73 was elected as vice-chair, and Kelly Hoglund Compton ’79 was elected as secretary. Officers are elected for one-year terms and are eligible for re-election up to four consecutive terms in any respective office. The new officers will begin [...]

By | 2018-06-18T11:05:52-07:00 June 19th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Faculty News, World Languages and Literatures|Comments Off on New Board officers begin one-year term

Networking in New York: A look into the life of SMU alumnus Meredith Carey

Daily Campus Originally Posted: April 3, 2018 Meredith Carey graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Spanish. She currently works as the Assistant Digital Editor for Condé Nast Traveler. The streets of New York City buzz with anticipation and a frenzied hurriedness. People crowd the streets and hustle to work. Among the crowd is Texas-raised, SMU alumnus Meredith Carey. Carey graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Spanish. She currently works as the Assistant Digital Editor for Condé Nast Traveler, a multimedia company renowned for its high-quality content and international presence. Carey is a jack of all trades, with many different interests and skills. “When I was a sophomore in high school…I always thought I was going [...]

By | 2018-04-03T07:48:25-07:00 April 3rd, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Graduate News, World Languages and Literatures|Comments Off on Networking in New York: A look into the life of SMU alumnus Meredith Carey

12 Dedman College professors receive 2018-19 Sam Taylor Fellowships

SMU Forum Originally Posted: December 15, 2017 Twenty-five SMU faculty members have received 2018-19 Sam Taylor Fellowships from the Sam Taylor Fellowship Fund of the Division of Higher Education, United Methodist General Board of Higher Education and Ministry. The Fellowships, funded by income from a portion of Taylor’s estate, award up to $2,000 for full-time faculty members at United Methodist-related colleges and universities in Texas. Any full-time faculty member is eligible to apply for the Fellowships, which support research, “advancing the intellectual, social or religious life of Texas and the nation.” Applications are evaluated on the significance of the project, clarity of the proposal, professional development of the applicant, value of the project to the community or nation and the project’s sensitivity to value questions [...]

By | 2017-12-18T10:03:21-08:00 December 18th, 2017|Anthropology, Chemistry, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, History, Physics, Psychology, Statistical Science, World Languages and Literatures|Comments Off on 12 Dedman College professors receive 2018-19 Sam Taylor Fellowships

What’s in a name?

SMU News Originally Posted: December 11, 2017 DALLAS (SMU) – Biko McMillan was supposed to be named "Stanley," after his grandfather. But his father wanted a name that came with a legacy, so he named him after Steve Biko, South African anti-apartheid activist and leader of its 1960s and '70s black consciousness movement. "When I think of my name, it's a lot to carry," says McMillan. The SMU senior biological sciences and Spanish major from St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, is graduating Dec. 16. But McMillan is well on his way to living up to his name, says Creston Lynch, SMU director of multicultural affairs and a mentor to McMillan. “Biko is an amazing example of how SMU shapes leaders," Lynch says. After commencement McMillan [...]

By | 2017-12-11T08:36:30-08:00 December 11th, 2017|Biology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, World Languages and Literatures|Comments Off on What’s in a name?

SMU alumna is part of Dell Medical School’s Class of 2021 which contains almost 60 percent women

The Daily Texan Originally Posted: November 30, 2017 As a mother of three and a Southern Methodist University advertising and French alumna, Mary Beth Bennett isn’t the typical first-year medical student. However, as a member of Dell’s Class of 2021, Bennett is now part of an unconventional class where females are dominating the classroom. Dell’s second admitted class consists of 58 percent women and 42 percent men, according to data from Dell Medical School Student Affairs. Although Dell admits a small number of students, with 50 students admitted this past summer, the school’s demographics are notable compared to national averages. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, of newly enrolled medical students in the country in 2016, 49.8 percent were women and 50.2 percent [...]

By | 2017-12-05T08:22:11-08:00 December 5th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Graduate News, World Languages and Literatures|Comments Off on SMU alumna is part of Dell Medical School’s Class of 2021 which contains almost 60 percent women

Eighteen distinguished faculty members with a combined total of nearly 585 years of SMU service retired with emeritus status in the 2016-17 academic year.

SMU News Originally Posted: June 8, 2017 Eighteen distinguished faculty members with a combined total of nearly 585 years of SMU service retired with emeritus status in the 2016-17 academic year. The professors, and their dates of service: • Thomas E. Barry, Professor Emeritus of Marketing, Cox School of Business, 1970-2017 • Janis Bergman-Carton, Professor Emerita of Art History, Meadows School of the Arts, 1991-2017 • Edward Biehl, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, 1962-2017 • Gordon Birrell, Professor Emeritus of World Languages and Literatures, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, 1974-2017 • Dolores M. Etter, Professor Emerita of Electrical Engineering, Lyle School of Engineering, 2008-2016 • Richard F. Gunst, Professor Emeritus of Statistical Science, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, 1971-2017 • C. Michael Hawn, University Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Church Music, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, 1992-2017 • Debora Hunter, Professor Emerita of Art, Meadows School of the Arts, [...]

By | 2017-06-15T09:40:41-07:00 June 15th, 2017|Anthropology, Chemistry, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Earth Sciences, English, History, Philosophy, Statistical Science, World Languages and Literatures|Comments Off on Eighteen distinguished faculty members with a combined total of nearly 585 years of SMU service retired with emeritus status in the 2016-17 academic year.

Dedman College graduate receives Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Awards

SMU News Originally Posted: May 8, 2017 *This is an excerpt of an SMU news press release. To read the full release click here. JENNIE LEE DALLAS (SMU) – SMU bachelor of music and world languages graduate Jennie Lee has accepted a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Award to spend 10 months teaching English in Germany. But she won’t be your typical English teacher. Building on the interests and activities she discovered at SMU before graduating in 2016, she’ll teach English through extra-curricular activities like after-school yoga classes and singing lessons. “I studied opera in college and got a degree in vocal performance and world languages,” says Lee, who came to SMU from a traditional conservatory prep school background and earned a place in Pi Kappa [...]

By | 2017-05-09T08:31:29-07:00 May 9th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, World Languages and Literatures|Comments Off on Dedman College graduate receives Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Awards

Dedman College Senior Olivia Nguyen Turned Her Parents’ Immigrant Challenges Into Passion For Helping First-Generation College Students

SMU News Originally Posted: May 4, 2017 As a child, Olivia Nguyen saw her immigrant Vietnamese parents struggle with adjusting to a country where they didn’t know the language or culture. Because both wanted higher education, they also had to deal with the unfamiliar vernacular and customs of college. Nguyen, a senior in SMU’s Dedman College majoring in biology and world languages (French and Chinese), has taken knowledge of her parents’ challenges to help others facing the same sorts of hardships — specifically, high school students who’ll be first-generation college students. She’s a student leader in SMU’s College Bound program, which prepares high schoolers for the admissions process and gives them tools for campus success. Nguyen’s parents escaped their home country in the 1970s during [...]

By | 2017-05-04T09:04:39-07:00 May 5th, 2017|Biology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, World Languages and Literatures|Comments Off on Dedman College Senior Olivia Nguyen Turned Her Parents’ Immigrant Challenges Into Passion For Helping First-Generation College Students
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