Posts Tagged ‘SMU’

Dallas Dancers Create New Roles for Women

Posted by Chloe Bennett

Two Dallas dancers have reunited to build new life for women on stage.

After enduring a long-standing dissatisfaction in dance roles, Emily Bernet and Taylor Rodman partnered to protest outdated concepts of women by doing something they love, The Dallas

Dallas Team 1 of 8 Moving on in Literacy XPRIZE Contest

Posted by Heather Noel

A Dallas team has been named as one of eight semifinalists in the Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE competition.

PeopleForWords — made up of members from Southern Methodist University Guildhall, SMU Simmons School of Education and Human Development, and …

SMU, UNT Dallas Among Universities Receiving Part of $50M for Aspiring Teachers

Posted by Chloe Bennett

Southern Methodist University and University of North Texas at Dallas are among 10 universities in the state getting a piece of $50 million in scholarship funds for students looking to blossom into qualified teachers.  

“North Texas has an enormous talent …

SMU Researchers: Usain Bolt’s Gait is Asymmetrical

Posted by Lance Murray

When it comes to running, nobody does it faster than Usain Bolt, the eight-time Olympic champion and triple world record holder.

The lanky Jamaican sprinter is known for his explosive acceleration down the track and the famous images of him …

SMU STEM Academy Launches DISD Teachers to New Heights

Posted by Mallory Houser

This summer, Dallas ISD teachers are experiencing a new approach to professional development, unleashing their inner student spirits. 

In an effort to increase students’ interest and success in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics coursework, Southern Methodist University has collaborated with …

SMU Chemist: Protein Helps Plants Know When to Bloom

Posted by Mallory Houser

Farmers growing crops under any conditions might sound impossible, but a new study by researchers at Southern Methodist University that explains how plants tell time could make that far-fetched idea a possibility.

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Female Change Makers Gather
at SMU for Leadership Fostering

Posted by Renee Yan

As a professional football player and member of team USA at the International Federation of American Football Women’s World Championship, Jen Welter won gold medals.

Her paycheck for the season — $12 or $1 per a game. 

“Your worth is …

Economics Group Names
SMU Prof as Research Fellow

Posted by Mallory Houser

Southern Methodist University Assistant Professor Elira Kuka has joined the National Bureau of Economic Research as a faculty research fellow, focusing on children’s research. 

Elira Kuka

Elira Kuka

Kuka is the second educator from the Dallas-Fort Worth area, along with University of …

SMU Researchers Find
West Virginia Geothermal Spots

Posted by Amy Wolff Sorter

The state of West Virginia has been home to coal-driven energy for nearly two centuries. Now, there could be another energy source directly under the Mountain State’s surface discovered by researchers at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

The researchers, …

Schools Turn to Makerspaces to Build Better Thinkers, By Design

Posted by Dave Moore

Amidst the splendor of mile-high Rocky Mountain National Park, two eighth graders from Dallas’ Alcuin School had their heads firmly planted on computer hardware.

“All they talked about were components for computers,” said Tim Wilson, a design teacher at …