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Calendar Highlights: Back to school in brief, Aug. 22, 2014

Welcome to the 2014-15 academic year, SMU community! Here are some Fall 2014 dates to remember: Opening Convocation and Common Reading discussion: Sunday, Aug. 24 First day of classes: Monday, Aug. 25 General Faculty Meeting: 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27 Labor Day: Monday, Sept. 1 (University offices … Continue reading

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SMU OE2C announces first initiative: travel and entertainment policy and tools

A 10-member SMU team representing various campus constituents has scheduled a demonstration of new tools to improve the way the University plans for and reimburses travel and entertainment expenses. The vendors will visit campus to present their capabilities on Thursday and Friday, Sept. … Continue reading

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Simmons School’s Michael Harris named director of SMU’s Center for Teaching Excellence

Michael Harris, associate professor in the Department of Education Policy and Leadership of SMU’s Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, has been named director of the University’s Center for Teaching Excellence. He began his new duties on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. … Continue reading

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Save the date: SMU’s Fall 2014 General Faculty Meeting will take place Wednesday, Aug. 27

SMU President R. Gerald Turner will address the University faculty at the Fall General Faculty Meeting Wednesday, Aug. 27 in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center. The meeting will begin at 3:45 p.m. in the Hughes-Trigg Theater, following a reception beginning at 3 p.m. in the Theater foyer. … Continue reading

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SMU’s 2014 Engaged Learning Expo connects students with opportunities on Wednesday, Aug. 27

Community agencies and campus organizations are looking for highly motivated SMU students who want to learn outside the classroom, tackle real world issues and explore potential careers. They’ll have an ideal opportunity to get to know each other at the 2014 Engaged Learning Expo. This … Continue reading

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SMU revises University Policy Manual regarding sick leave, bereavement; changes are the first wave of a comprehensive update

SMU’s Department of Human Resources is undertaking an overall review of its policies in Chapter 9 of the University Policy Manual. The first major changes will allow newer employees to make immediate use of accrued sick leave and create a formal procedure for … Continue reading

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SMU recognized by U.S. Department of Homeland Security for antiterrorism preparedness, effectiveness under the SAFETY Act

The SMU Police Department & Emergency Management Program has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for antiterrorism preparedness and effectiveness. In the process, SMU has become the first university in the United States to receive the SAFETY Act … Continue reading

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Bush Center celebrates Oscar de la Renta with “Five Decades of Style” through Oct. 5, 2014

The George W. Bush Presidential Center is hosting a major retrospective of American fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, from his earliest work to his most recent runway masterpieces. “Oscar de la Renta: Five Decades of Style” features several of … Continue reading

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Meadows Museum to host exhibition of masterworks from the House of Alba’s private collections

SMU’s Meadows Museum will present a major exhibition of works from one of the oldest and most significant private art collections in Europe. Treasures from the House of Alba: 500 Years of Art and Collecting will feature more than 100 European works – from paintings … Continue reading

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