Melding the power of academic research and big data, SMU has merged its National Center for Arts Research (NCAR) with DataArts, the national resource for data about nonprofit arts, culture and humanities organizations. To be known as SMU DataArts, this new resource signals SMU's commitment to both research and the health of the nation's arts and culture. Read the full announcement here.
Roxana Farokhnia - Big on Research
“SMU was the school for me because I wanted a personalized experience in college, where my professors would know me and care about where I want to go in life. My work in the Vogel-Wise Lab allows me as a pre-health student to not only participate in cutting-edge research on finding ways to help cancer patients who don’t respond to chemotherapy, but also develop my own project and create meaningful connections with professors.” Read more.
The Dallas Regional Chamber, Accenture, SMU, and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas released the results of the DFW Regional Innovation Study which provides a strategy roadmap to accelerate the growth of North Texas’ innovation economy and bolster its reputation as a hub for innovation excellence.
Zachary Wallmark, an assistant professor in the SMU Meadows School of the Arts, co-authors a study with researchers at UCLA finding that people with higher empathy differ from others in the way their brains process music.