Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education

Beginning renovations in Zambia

In June 2013 President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush are traveling to Livingstone, Zambia, where they will work alongside local Zambians, U.S. embassy officials and George W. Bush Institute staff to renovate a clinic that when completed, will serve as a cervical cancer screening and treatment center. Four SMU students are among the group of volunteers who are helping renovate the clinic. They are joined by Eric G. Bing, professor of global health in the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development and in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, and senior fellow and director for global health at the Bush Institute. Continue reading

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Journey to Safdarjung’s tomb

Kathy Hargrove, former associate dean for academic affairs at the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, has received the prestigious Fulbright Fellowship to work in India during fall and winter 2011. She is at Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD), a young university in Delhi, which is establishing its school of education. Her project, “Unwrapping India’s Gifts,” centers on children and youth with exceptional gifts and talents. She returns to her faculty position after completing the fellowship. Continue reading

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Research begins in Kenya

At SMU’s Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, Dean David Chard and Associate Professor Leanne Ketterlin Geller are conducting research on the mathematics performance of students in Kenya. The three-year project, which is in its first year, is a joint effort between RTI International, USAID and the Kenyan Ministry of Education. Continue reading

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