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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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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.

BUDD CENTER'S WORK WITH TAOS SCHOOLS IS UP AND RUNNING

The Budd Center

The Budd Center: Involving Communities in Education manages The School Zone, a collective impact partnership in West Dallas that provides children the educational, social and emotional tools they need to break the cycle of poverty. One of the hallmarks is collecting data to determine how to target resources and programs to areas of greatest student need.

The Taos Municipal School District took interest in the model, and has created its own School Zone with the Budd Center’s help. The initiative has been launched and work is moving ahead. Read more.

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.