Tune In: Introducing the Mustang Physics podcast

Mustang Physics logoLooking for a high-energy look into science news? Now you can listen to the latest from the world of physics through the Mustang Physics podcast – hosted by Stephen Sekula, assistant physics professor in SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences.

“Mustang Physics is your gateway into the lives, studies and passions of physics students and researchers,” Sekula says. Episodes will appear monthly, and the podcast is supported in part by an SMU President’s Partners Grant.

Find show notes and a link to subscribe through RSS at the all-new Mustang Physics blog.

Listen to the Mustang Physics podcast of November 2010 audio

Bright ideas: 2009 President’s Partners grants fund campus innovation

Researchers in the classroomSMU faculty and staff members have received 2009 President’s Partners grants to implement innovative projects that range from making it easier for wheelchair students to take exams to sharpening researchers’ budgeting and proposal-writing skills.

University faculty and staff members support their colleagues’ work through their contributions to the program, which can be made by credit card, check and payroll deduction. Make a contribution or apply for a grant at the President’s Partners website.

Learn more about this year’s projects under the link.

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2008 President’s Partners grants fund on-campus innovation

SMU faculty and staff members from across the University have received 2008 President’s Partners grants to implement their ideas for everything from improving the orientation experience for new faculty members to enabling graduate students in education to receive mentoring via video. Learn more about this year’s projects.

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Calendar Highlights: Dec. 13, 2007

St. Augustine's 'City of God' illustrated by Johann Amerbach, 1489Divine inspiration: Just two more days to see “Christian Writers and Their Readers” in Bridwell Library’s Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Galleries – the exhibit, featuring a selection of Bridwell’s rare book holdings, closes Dec. 14. (Left, portrait of St. Augustine by Johann Amerbach from a 1489 edition of City of God.)

Partner up: SMU’s President’s Partners program supports your colleagues’ work and enhances the student experience – make your gift online by Dec. 31 and claim the deduction on your next tax return.

Giving season: SMU’s United Way campaign continues through Dec. 31. This year, you can make your tax-deductible contribution online: Visit the United Way website and enter Campaign Code smu2007, with your 8-digit SMU ID as user name, and the password smuuw2007. If you prefer to give the old-fashioned way (with a paper form), send your campus mailing address to Ellen Pryor or Bill Dworaczyk.

In McFarlin Auditorium:

Dec. 15-16: The Dallas Metropolitan Ballet presents The Night Before Christmas, featuring guest artists Julie Diana and Zachary Hench, principals with the Pennsylvania Ballet. Performances take place at 2 p.m. each day, with a 7:30 p.m. performance Dec. 15. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.