For the Record: Feb. 12, 2009

Tony Picchioni, Center for Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management, Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, has cowritten (with Laurence Boulle and Michael T. Colatrella Jr.) Mediation: Skills and Techniques, published by LexisNexis Matthew Bender (2008). The book is the #1 seller of its kind according to tracking by LexisNexis and Barnes & Noble.

John Chávez, Clements Department of History, Dedman College, was keynote speaker for the 6th annual Mexican American Studies Conference Feb. 5-6, 2009 at Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio.

SMU Bakery Team winners from the 2009 Ben E. Keith Food ShowThree members of the SMU Dining Services bakery team won awards for their cakes at the Ben E. Keith Annual Food Show Jan. 14, 2009 in Houston. The competition, the state’s largest, was sponsored by the American Culinary Federation. The SMU team competed against almost 90 other entries.

The winning team members include (left to right in photo): LaCracha Holley, who won a silver medal for a novelty cake and another silver for a wedding cake; Maria Perez, who won bronze for her celebration cake; and Tim Whiteside, who won bronze medals for a novelty cake and a wedding cake.

Faculty in the News: Oct. 2, 2008

Raj Sethuraman, Marketing, discussed the possible turnout for the Dallas Museum of Art’s new exhibit, “Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs,” in The Dallas Morning News Sept. 29, 2008.

Mike Davis, Finance, talked about why some businesses not only survive but prosper during an economic recession with MSNBC Sept. 29, 2008.

Misty Solt, Center for Family Counseling, and Tony Picchioni, Dispute Resolution Program, provided expertise for Mercedes Olivera’s column on the opening of SMU’s Center for Family Counseling in The Dallas Morning News Sept. 27, 2008.

Cal Jillson, Political Science, discussed whether Gov. Rick Perry and U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison will run against each other in the 2010 Texas gubernatorial race with The Houston Chronicle Sept. 26, 2008.