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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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PETER WEYAND PARTICIPATES IN SUB2 PROJECT TO PUSH MARATHON TIME BARRIER

Professor Peter Weyand, director of the Locomotor Performance Lab at SMU Simmons, is part of the Sub2 Project, which is at work to break the two-hour marathon barrier. Weyand is internationally recognized as an expert in human speed. Read more about his Sub2 participation in the New York Times.

RESEARCH IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION DEVELOPS RTI APP WITH TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY

RME 2016 Conference

The Texas Education Agency partnered with Research in Mathematics Education in 2013 to begin the process of updating the state’s Guidance Document on Response to Intervention (RtI). TEA formed a committee of experts who decided that the latest research on RtI should be synthesized in a format that is accessible to educators and can support them as they implement RtI across grade level and content area.

The team at RME led the app development, coordinated the nationally-recognized content writers and editors, and managed the timeline of the scope of the project. The app is now available on the iTunes Store and will soon be released for Android.

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.