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PAIGE WARE NAMED DEAN AD INTERIM BY PROVOST CURRALL

Paige Ware, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Teaching and Learning, becomes the interim dean of the Simmons School, June 30, 2016.

Professor Ware is a highly regarded scholar and teacher who joined the faculty in 2003. Her area of research focuses on the use of multimedia technologies for fostering language and literacy growth among adolescents, as well as on the use of Internet-based communication for promoting intercultural awareness. Read more.

NEW STUDY SAYS WALKING BURNS MORE CALORIES THAN KNOWN

Simmons researcher Lindsay Ludlow and Professor Peter Weyand have determined that leading standards for measuring calories burned during walking are inaccurate, and they have calculated a more precise method of measurement.

Their study, Energy expenditure during level human walking: seeking a simple and accurate predictive solution is in the Journal of Applied Physiology, published in the March 1, 2016 issue, and available online at this link. For more on their research, read here.

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LETTER FROM THE DEAN

The tragic events that unfolded in our city recently have left us with loss and sorrow, and as we reflect on what has happened, let us acknowledge the importance of community and the strength it brings. We see efforts across our city that allow us to stand together and heal, and for that we are grateful. Read more.

TAKING A LOOK AT EXITS BY COLLEGE PRESIDENTS

Michael Harris, associate professor in Education Policy and Leadership, responds to the latest exit by a college president, Baylor’s Ken Starr, in an op-ed piece for the Texas Tribune. He and co-author Molly Ellis see trends in presidents’ departures. Their research shows one in 10 who leave office are forced out. Read more.

PROVIDING ADVICE ABOUT ONLINE SHAMING AND BLAMING

John Potter, clinical assistant professor in Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management, offers expertise about online shaming and blaming in this Dallas Morning News article. He says humans are quick to ascribe blame.

SIMMONS CONFERENCE EXAMINES CONDITIONS FOR AFRICAN-AMERICAN SUCCESS IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Looking Beyond the Horizon: Black Excellence in Higher Education conference Friday, April 1 2016

The Simmons School invited participants from SMU and area institutions to discuss what conditions are necessary to ensure academic success for African-Americans in higher education. The conference, which took place April 1 at Harold Simmons Hall, tackled topics on community support for students, transforming the higher education experience, and student perspectives on current campus climate. Read Daily Campus coverage here.

- Watch Community Panel discussion here.
- Watch Student Panel discussion here.
- Watch Higher Ed Panel discussion here.
- Watch Keynote Address by Dr. Richard Reddick, UT Austin here.
- Watch Speech by Kelvin Beachum Jr., '10, '12 here.