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OE2C: President Turner updates campus on next phase

SMU President R. Gerald Turner updated the campus community on the progress of Project SMU: Operational Excellence for the Second Century (OE2C) in an e-mail and video released on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014: Today, Project SMU: Operational Excellence for the Second … Continue reading

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Banjos, supercomputers and killer bacteria: TEDxSMU explores ‘Strangely Familiar’ territory Nov. 1, 2014

The 6th annual edition of TEDxSMU returns to Dallas City Performance Hall Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 with year’s theme of “Strangely Familiar.” Admission to the daylong event includes the popular “after party” where speakers, performers and the audience continue the conversations that started … Continue reading

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SMU’s Caruth Institute for Engineering Education names Leanne Ketterlin-Geller director of K-12 STEM Initiatives

SMU’s Caruth Institute for Engineering Education has named Associate Professor Leanne Ketterlin-Geller as its new director of K-12 STEM Initiatives. A faculty member in education policy and leadership and director of research in mathematics education in the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, Ketterlin-Geller will … Continue reading

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Research: Learning algebra from Instagram

Can students learn algebra from Instagram and video games? SMU teaching researcher Candace Walkington thinks so. And her new study, funded by the National Academy of Education, will test the idea. “In previous work, I found that students draw upon rich algebraic … Continue reading

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$1.5 million gift establishes SMU endowed chair in the legal rights and protection of children

A $1.5 million gift from North Texas business leader Jack D. Knox ’60 ’63 will establish a new endowed professorship in SMU’s Dedman School of Law. The Jack Knox Chair in the Rights and Protection of Children will support teaching, research and … Continue reading

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Gerald J. Ford to speak at SMU’s 2014 December Commencement on Dec. 20

The SMU community will celebrate the graduation of more than 600 students at its 2014 December Commencement Convocation on Saturday, Dec. 20. Entrepreneur and SMU Trustee Gerald J. Ford ’66, ’69 will give the address. Ceremonies will begin at 10 a.m. in Moody Coliseum with a … Continue reading

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SMU faculty, staff to join Interfaith Housing Coalition for 2014 Stampede of Service Nov. 7

To kick off the weekend that precedes Homecoming 2014, SMU faculty and staff members will participate in a volunteer day as part of the University’s annual Stampede of Service. Volunteers will meet at United Way partner agency Interfaith Housing Coalition (IHC) from 8:30 a.m.-noon Friday, … Continue reading

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Meadows Theatre main stage season continues with Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls through Oct. 26, 2014

Meadows Theatre continues its 2014-15 season with a new production of Caryl Churchill’s 1982 reflection on what it means to be a successful woman, declared by arts writer Mark Ravenhill to be “the best play in 20 years.” Top Girls, directed … Continue reading

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Staff Association presents 2014 Variety Show Tuesday, Oct. 28

The SMU Staff Association (SMUSA) presents its 2014 Staff Variety Show on Tuesday, Oct. 28, and seats are still available. Hosted by the award-winning Jenna Skyy, the luncheon and performances begin at noon in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Ballroom. The luncheon costs $9.99 per person and … Continue reading

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Pony up! SMU TollTags now available from NTTA

SMU fans can now display Mustang spirit wherever they go with a TollTag from the North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA). The new tags, featuring the University’s popular running-mustang image, are the latest addition to the NTTA’s team and collegiate TollTag series. “I have been … Continue reading

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