Category Archives: For the Record

Wes Waggoner named interim SMU AVP for enrollment management effective July 1, 2015

SMU Dean of Undergraduate Admission Wes Waggoner has been named the University’s interim associate vice president for enrollment management in the Office of the Provost, effective July 1, 2015. “Wes has provided leadership in the SMU Admission Office during a … Continue reading

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Julie Forrester becomes SMU associate provost June 1, 2015

Law Professor Julie Patterson Forrester has been named SMU associate provost effective June 1, 2015. Forrester will oversee SMU’s International Center; International Student and Scholar Services; SMU-in-Taos; the Altshuler Learning Enhancement Center and the Loyd Center for the Academic Development of Student Athletes; and … Continue reading

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Boone re-elected SMU Board of Trustees chair effective June 2015

Civic leader Michael M. Boone, co-founder of the law firm of Haynes and Boone, has been re-elected chair of the SMU Board of Trustees, the University’s 42-member governing board, effective June 2015. “Mike Boone’s leadership has been crucial as SMU … Continue reading

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Four named 2015 SMU Ford Research Fellows

Four distinguished SMU professors were named 2015 Ford Research Fellows during the Board of Trustees meeting Thursday, May 7. This year’s recipients are Nathan Cortez, Dedman School of Law; Ping (Peggy) Gui, Electrical Engineering, Lyle School of Engineering; Robert Howell, Philosophy, Dedman College of Humanities and … Continue reading

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Three named 2015-17 Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professors

Three of SMU’s best teachers have been named 2015-17 Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professors, as announced by the University’s Center for Teaching Excellence during the Board of Trustees meeting Thursday, May 7, 2015. The 2015 honorees are Jill DeTemple, Religious Studies, Dedman College of Humanities … Continue reading

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SMU to host geothermal energy conference May 18-20, 2015

The SMU Geothermal Laboratory will host its seventh international energy conference and workshop on the main campus May 19-20, 2015. The conference is designed to promote transition of oil and gas fields to electricity-producing geothermal systems by harnessing waste heat and … Continue reading

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31 SMU professors receive tenure, promotions effective in 2015-16

Thirty-one SMU faculty members are newly tenured as associate professors or have been promoted to full professorships to begin the 2015-16 academic year. The following individuals received tenure or promotion effective Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015: Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences Recommended for tenure … Continue reading

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Twelve SMU professors receive emeritus status in 2014-15

Twelve distinguished faculty members with 440 years of combined service to SMU will retire with emeritus status as the 2014-15 academic year ends. The professors, and their dates of service: • Christine Buchanan, Professor Emerita of Biological Sciences, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, 1977-2015 • Bradley Kent Carter, … Continue reading

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Ellen K. Solender, SMU alumna and professor emerita, endows new chair in women and the law

Ellen Karelsen Solender, SMU law alumna and professor emerita, is giving $2 million to the Dedman School of Law to fund the Ellen K. Solender Endowed Chair in Women and the Law. The Solender Chair will support a Dedman Law faculty … Continue reading

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Five honored with 2015 Faculty Senate Outstanding Staff Awards

The SMU Faculty Senate honored five staff members for exceptional performance with its 2015 Faculty Senate Outstanding Staff Awards. The honors were presented during the Senate’s last meeting of the 2014-15 academic year on Wednesday, May 6. This year’s winners: Karen Click, Women and … Continue reading

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