Jim Copeland, former SMU athletics director, will be inducted into the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Hall Of Fame as part of its 2009 class, the organization announced May 5. Copeland will be among eight administrators joining the Hall. He retired from SMU in May 2006 after 12 years with the University and was the Mustangs’ second longest-serving A.D. (Madison “Matty” Bell served 18 years in the position from 1947-64). Read more.
Kylie Quave (top right), a graduate student in archaeology in Dedman College, has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Fellowship to conduct archaeological fieldwork and research in southeastern Peru, the heart of the ancient Inca empire. During the 10-month fellowship beginning in August 2009, she intends to excavate residences on the estate of 16th-century emperor Huayna Capac. She hopes to shed light on the Inca elites who lived there and supervised the estate’s daily operations, immigrant laborers and land, which had been appropriated by the nobility. Read more.
Cody Meador (lower right), a junior political science major in Dedman College, has been named a 2009-10 Presidential Fellow by the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress in Washington, D.C. She is one of 85 students from across the country to receive the honor. She will have the opportunity to interact with high-level government officials involved in the policy-making process and will develop and present a research paper on the consequences of presidential action and inaction on global environmental treaties. Read more.