Upcoming Events

 December 20: Graduation Ceremony for December Graduates
 December 24-January 1: University closed
 January 8: MLS Information Session
 January 8: Education Policy and Leadership: Accelerated School Leadership Information Session
 January 16: First day of classes
 January 20: Teaching and Learning Information Session
 January 21: Education Policy and Leadership: Higher Education Information Session
 January 22: Simmons School Annual Luminary Awards Ceremony
 February 2: 2015 Advanced Placement Summer Institute Registration Opens
 February 5-6: Dispute Resolution: "The Mediator Mindset: Asking Questions that Promote Understanding, Collaboration and Resolution"
 February 12: Teaching and Learning Information Session
 February 28: Sampling Simmons: "Lone Star Art Stars: Contemporary Texas Artist Take a Stand"
 March 17: Sampling Simmons: "Curing Dyslexia: What is Possible?"
 March 24: Dispute Resolution Information Session
 April 7: Education Policy and Leadership: Higher Education Information Session
 April 15: Sampling Simmons: "Gender, Intimacy, and Power: The Bedroom Turned Inside Out"
 April 22: Teaching and Learning Information Session
 May 7-8: Dispute Resolution: "Dealing with Entrenched Belief Systems and Strong Emotion in High Conflict Situations"
 May 18: Teaching and Learning Information Session
 May 19: Sampling Simmons: "Sibling Rivalry: Why are sometimes the Closet Relationships the Most Conflict Ridden?"

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Faculty News

JOURNAL FOR RESEARCH IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION PUBLISHES WILHELM'S STUDY




Simmons Assistant Professor Annie Wilhelm publishes her latest article in the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, Volume 45.

She discusses, “Mathematics teachers’ enactment of cognitively demanding tasks: Investigating links to teachers’ knowledge and conceptions,” with Samuel Otten from the University of Missouri in the Math Ed Podcast here.

AAPSS RELEASES SERIES OF PAPERS CO-EDITED BY SIMMONS' MCLENDON




Simmons Associate Dean Michael McLendon co-edited a series of 11 papers this month in The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science that find state policies meant to increase college access and degree attainment aren’t working.

The series looks at state policy initiatives such as financing for student scholarships, fiscal responses to the Great Recession, the implementation of “performance funding” to allocate funds to state colleges, the use of “P–20 councils” to align high school curriculum with college readiness, and the disparate effects of gubernatorial and legislative leadership. Read more.

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DALLAS MORNING NEWS INTERVIEWS HIGHER ED STUDENT, LUISA DEL ROSAL




Simmons Higher Ed graduate student, Luisa del Rosal (center), is featured in a Dallas Morning News series about young professionals from Mexico starting new ventures. Del Rosal is a program director at SMU’s Tower Center. Read article here and view video interview here.

SMU STUDENT VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS WELLNESS' BIRDIE BAR




SMU student Alexandra Spitzer profiles Senior Lecturer Birdie Barr in The Daily Campus. Dr. Barr is the associate director of the Wellness program in Simmons and has taught at SMU for 35 years. Ms. Spitzer's video can be seen here
 

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS, DORIS BAKER TEACHES PARENTS ABOUT EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION




Assistant Professor Doris Baker trains Latino parents to disseminate information about early childhood education and literacy though a project launched by The Dallas Morning News and Al Dia. This project, called Hispanic Families Network, uses social media as a source of communication and is funded by a grant from the Knight Foundation. Read more.

SUSAN HOLLAND HONORED BY STUDENTS AS A PERUNA PROF




Professor of Practice Susan Holland, who teaches for Simmons’ sport management program in Applied Physiology and Wellness, was honored by SMU students for being an inspiring and outstanding teacher. She received a surprise visit from Peruna, SMU’s mascot, and a delegation of students. See video of the Peruna Profs here. Congratulations!