Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute

Events



Tuesday, May 9th 2017
2:00 p.m.

Faculty Book Fest
Rotunda,
Dallas Hall


Sponsored in part by the Dedman College Dean's Office and the Godbey Lecture Series.




Saturday April 29th 2017
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Philosophy in Art & the Art in Philosophy
Mel Bochner
Florence Hall,
Room 201


Organized by the Languages of Art & the Art of Conceptual Fellows Seminar 2016-2017.




Thursday April 27th 2017
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

The Dinegentropy of Diagnostic and Detection Tests

Nozer D. Singpurwalla
Hughes-Trigg Student Center,
Atriums CD


Sponsored by the Operations Research and Statistics Towards Integrated Analytics Research Cluster.




Wednesday, April 26th 2017
6:00 p.m. Reception,
6:30 p.m. Lecture.

Social Media. Social Justice. Social Activism. An SMU and Dallas Community Panel Event
McCord Auditorium,
306 Dallas Hall


Sponsored by the Mapping Human Rights Sites in Dallas Research Cluster.




Tuesday, April 25th 2017
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Mindfulness and Resilience: A Panel Event

Theatre,
Hughes-Trigg Student Center


Sponsored by the Life Challenges and Human Resilience Research Cluster.




Tuesday, April 25th 2017
12:00 – 1:00 p.m..

Scalable Integrated Analytics in Interconnected Retail

Xingchu Liu, 
President at BlackLocus
Hughes-Trigg Student Center, The Forum


Sponsored by the Operations Research and Statistics Towards Integrated Analytics Research Cluster.




Wednesday, April 20th 2017
10:30 – 12:00 p.m.

Bayesian Modeling of Multivariate Time Series of Counts

Refik Soyer,
Department of Decision Sciences, George Washington University
Hughes-Trigg Student Center,
Portico BCD


Sponsored by the Operations Research and Statistics Towards Integrated Analytics Research Cluster.




Monday, April 10th 2017
5:30 p.m. Reception,
6:00 p.m. Lecture.

The Unpredicted: in Science, Literature, and Politics
Simon DeDeo, Social and Decision Sciences,
Carnegie Mellon University
External faculty at the Santa Fe Institute


A parking permit for off-campus guests is required: Click here to download and print.
A parking map can be found here.
Please RSVP here.
Sponsored by the Dedman College Dean's Office and the Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute.



Thursday, April 6th 2017
5:30 p.m. Reception,
6:00 p.m. Lecture.

From Coffeehouse to Tea Party: Austrian Economics and American Politics
Janek Wasserman University of Alabama
Caruth Hall 147

A parking permit for off-campus guests is required: Click here to download and print.
A parking map can be found here.
Sponsored by the Scott Hawkins Lecture Fund, the Department of History,and the Center for Presidential History.



Tuesday, April 4th 2017
5:00 p.m.
Animals from Art to Economics: Changing Perspectives in the Long Eighteenth Century
Nathaniel Wolloch Minerva Humanities Center Tel Aviv University
Greer Garson Screening Room Meadows School of the Arts


Organized by the Looking at Animals/ Thinking about Animals Research Cluster, Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute.



Thursday, March 30th 2017
7:00 p.m. Lecture,
8:00 p.m. Concert.
Chimurenga Music: Concert and Conversation 
Mhoze Chikowero, Department of History, University of California, Santa Barbara, lecturing at 7:00 p.m.
Dr. Thomas Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited Band, taking the stage at 8:00 p.m.
Hughes-Trigg Student Center Theater

Please RSVP here.
Sponsored by the Scott Hawkins Lecture Fund, the Department of History, the Department of English, the Department of World Languages and Literature, and the Embrey Human Rights Program.



Thursday, March 2nd 2017
5:15 p.m. Reception,
6:00 p.m. Lecture.
Godbey Anniversary Lecture Series: Martin Luther as Stranger and Contemporary
Bruce D. Marshall Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University
Jones Great Hall,Meadows Museum

Please R.S.V.P. here or contact us at 214-768-3527.



Thursday, February 23rd 2017
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
The Meaning of Fossils in the New Age of Humans
Scott Wing Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History
Perot Museum of Nature and Science (2201 N Field St)
Business attire. Wine, craft beer and hors d'oeuvres.

Please R.S.V.P. at PerotRSVP@perotmuseum.org or contact us at 214-756-5729.



Thursday, February 23rd 2017
Wednesday, February 22nd 2017

A detailed schedule is here.

The Russian Revolution of 1917, A Centennial View
Multiple Speakers, Details can be found here.
Crum Auditorium,
Edwin L. Cox School of Business


This event is the 2017 Stanton Sharp Lecture, sponsored by the William P. Clements Department of History.



Friday, February 17th 2017
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

A General Framework for Addressing "Any" Machine Learning Problem
Darren Homrighausen
, Southern Methodist University
Hyer Hall, Room 100


Sponsored by the Operations Research and Statistics Towards Integrated Analytics Research Cluster.



Thursday, February 16th 2017
5:15 p.m. Reception,
6:00 p.m. Lecture.

Godbey Anniversary Lecture Series: The Russian Revolutions of 1917: A Centennial View
Daniel Orlovsky William P. Clements Department of History, Southern Methodist University
Jones Great Hall,Meadows Museum


Please R.S.V.P. here or contact us at 214-768-3527.



Wednesday, February 15th 2017
6:00 p.m.
Intersections of Creativity and Interdisciplinarity: A Panel Discussion and Interactive Event
Nick Tsarevsky, Southern Methodist University
Gray Garmon, Southern Methodist University
Melissa Gonzales, Nasher Sculpture Center Meadows Museum

Please R.S.V.P. here.
Sponsored by the "Creative Intersections in Interdisciplinary Education: Making Connections among Various sectors of Creativity Research Cluster and the Graduate Liberal Studies Program in the Simmons School of Education and Human Development.



Monday, February 13th 2017
4:00 p.m.
What Makes a Better Life for Farmed Animals? Some Philosophical Considerations Paul B. Thompson, Michigan State University
Hyer Hall, Room 200


Sponsored by the Looking at Animals/Thinking About Animals Research Cluster.



Friday, February 10th 2017
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

 

The Musical Mind: A Workshop
Multiple Speakers. See detailed schedule below.


Hughes-Trigg Student Centre
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Thinking Through Music
Lawrence Zbikowski University of Chicago
Meadows School of the Arts 2020
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
A Theory of Virtual Agency for Western Music
Robert S Hatten,
The University of Texas at Austin
Meadows School of the Arts 2020
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m
In Defense of Authentic Performance: Adjust your eyes not the Music",
Jerrold Levinson,
University of Maryland
Sponsored by the Languages of Art and the Art of the Conceptual Fellows Seminar.
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Thursday, February 9th 2017
5:15 p.m. Reception,
6:00 p.m. Lecture.
Godbey Anniversary Lecture Series: Jane Austen and Charlotte Brontë: A Bicentenary Conversation
Beth Newman, Department of English, Southern Methodist University
Rajani Sudan, Department of English, Southern Methodist University
Moderated by Caroline Brettell, Director of the Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute, Department of Anthropology, Southern Methodist University
Jones Great Hall, Meadows Museum

Please R.S.V.P. here or contact us at 214-768-3527.



Thursday, December 8th 2016
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Statistics Tutorial: A Minimum Distance Approach
Cornelis Potgieter, Statistical Science, Southern Methodist University
The Forum, Hughes-Trigg Student Center


Sponsored by the Operations Research and Statistics Towards Integrated Analytics Research Cluster.



Monday, December 5th 2016
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Data is Made Up of Stories: University-wide Futures from the Digital Humanities
Direct Encounters with History: Summer of Darkness and the Performance of Archive
Andrew and Anindita Basu Sempere, Principal of Digital Scenographic and Doctoral Candidate, Universite de Neuchatel
The Forum, Hughes-Trigg Student Center

Parking map can be found here.
A parking permit for off-campus guests is required.Click here to download and print. 
Lunch provided. Please R.S.V.P. here. or contact us at 214-768-3527



Wednesday, November 30th 2016
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Data Mining Tutorial: Methods and Tools

 

 

Michael Hahsler, Southern Methodist University
Vester Hughes Auditorium, Caruth Hall 147

Sponsored by the Operations Research and Statistics Towards Integrated Analytics Research Cluster



Tuesday, November 29th 2016
11:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.  

 

Life Challenges Human Resilience Meeting
Heroy Science Hall,
Room 153

Sponsored by the Life Challenges and Human Resilience Research Cluster



Friday, November 11th 2016
9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 


Philosophy of Art: A Workshop
Multiple Speakers Florence Hall,
Room 100
Detailed schedule below.

09:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Some Ideas about the Metaphysics of Stories
Wesley Cray,Texas Christian University
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Artistic Luck
Christy Mag Uidhir,University of Houston 
02:00 p.m. - 03:30 p.m.
Varieties of Fiction in Photography
Paloma Atencia Linares,National Autonomous University of Mexico
04:00 p.m. - 05:30 p.m.
Analog and Digital Interpretations
John Kulvicki,Dartmouth College

Sponsored by the Languages of Art and the Art of the Conceptual Fellows Seminar.



Monday, November 7th 2016
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Data is Made Up of Stories: University-wide Futures from the Digital Humanities

Digital Face of the Transatlantic Slave Trade Project
David Eltis, Emory University
The Forum, Hughes-Trigg Student Center

Lunch Provided. Please R.S.V.P. at http://digitalhumanities.eventbrite.com or 214-768-3527.
A parking permit for off-campus guests is required.Click here to download and print.
A parking map can be found herehere



Friday, November 4th 2016
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Educational Assessments in the Digital Environment - Visualizing Problem-solving Process

Yue (Helena) Jia, Director of Psychometrics, Center for Educational Survey Assessment Research, Educational Testing Service
Heroy Science Hall, Room 153

Sponsored by the Scott Hawkins Lecture Fund and the Impact of Big Data on Society: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Fellows Seminar



Thursday, November 3rd 2016    
12:00 - 5:00 p.m. come and go

Missing Maps, Putting the World's Most Vulnerable People on the Map: A Humanitarian Relief Effort

Fondren Library


Sponsored by the GIS@SMU Research Cluster



Tuesday, November 1st 2016
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Life Challenges Human Resilience Meeting

Hughes-Trigg Student Centre
Portico BCD


Sponsored by the Life Challenges and Human Resilience Research Cluster



Thursday, October 20th 2016
5:00 p.m. Reception
5:30 p.m. Lecture.

 

Fear and Loathing ; Political Neuro-Biology and the 2016 Elections 
John Alford, Rice University
McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall


Parking for off-campus guests will be available in the "Q" lot. A parking map can be found here.



Monday, October 3rd2016
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Data is Made Up of Stories: University-wide Futures from the Digital Humanities Archives and Blue Lives

Jarrett M. Drake, Princeton University
McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall
Parking for off-campus guests will be available in the "Q" lot. A parking map can be found here.



Monday, September 26th 2016
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Data is Made Up of Stories: University-wide Futures from the Digital Humanities
Social Science in the Age of Social Media
Kieran Healy, Duke University
The Forum, Hughes-Trigg Student Center



For information on past events, clickhere.