Category Archives: For the Record

Andrew J. Torget’s history of cotton, slavery and the Texas Revolution wins 2015 Weber-Clements Book Prize

University of North Texas historian Andrew J. Torget Weber-Clements Book Prize. Torget and his borderland history Seeds of Empire: Cotton, Slavery, and the Transformation of the Texas Borderlands, 1800-1850 will be honored Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016 in Dallas Hall. Continue reading

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SMU names Rakesh Dahiya treasurer and chief investment officer

Updated Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016 Rakesh Dahiya, CFA, an experienced investment manager with a strong background in higher education, has been named SMU treasurer and chief investment officer, effective Sept. 12, 2016. The University will welcome Dahiya with a reception on Tuesday, … Continue reading

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Willard Spiegelman receives Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award at 2016 Fall General Faculty Meeting

Willard Spiegelman, Hughes Professor of English in Dedman College, was honored as the 2015-16 United Methodist Church University Scholar/Teacher of the Year at SMU’s 2016 Fall General Faculty Meeting Wednesday, Aug. 24. The first meeting of the entire faculty for the … Continue reading

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Al Niemi announces plans to step down as dean of SMU’s Cox School of Business after 2016-17 academic year

Albert W. Niemi, Jr., dean of SMU’s Cox School of Business, has announced his intention to step down from his administrative post and return to the faculty at the end of the 2016-17 academic year.
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Luisa del Rosal named executive director of SMU’s Tower Center for Political Studies, Mission Foods Texas-Mexico Center

SMU alumna Luisa del Rosal, former director of strategy and international affairs with the Cox School of Business’ Latino Leadership Initiative, has been named executive director of SMU’s Tower Center for Political Studies and its Mission Foods Texas-Mexico Center. Continue reading

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Eighteen SMU faculty members receive tenure, promotions effective Sept. 1, 2016

Twelve distinguished SMU faculty members are newly tenured as associate professors or have been promoted to full professorships to begin the 2016-17 academic year. Continue reading

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SMU CUL Dean Gillian McCombs announces her retirement, effective summer 2017

Gillian McCombs, dean and director of SMU’s Central University Libraries, has announced her retirement from that position effective in summer 2017. SMU Provost Steven Currall will announce the timeframe for the search for a new permanent dean and director this fall. Continue reading

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Provost names Maria Dixon Hall to lead new campus-wide initiative on cultural intelligence

SMU Provost Steve Currall has named Associate Professor of Organizational Communication and Director of Corporate Communication and Public Affairs Maria Dixon Hall as Provost’s Senior Advisor for Campus Cultural Intelligence Initiatives effective Monday, Aug. 1, 2016. Professor Dixon Hall will have strategic oversight … Continue reading

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Ebonii Nelson named Interim Assistant Provost of Strategic Initiatives and Director of Student Retention

SMU Provost Steve Currall has named Ebonii Nelson as Interim Assistant Provost of Strategic Initiatives and Director of Student Retention effective July 1, 2016. Continue reading

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Four SMU faculty members retire with emeritus status in 2015-16

Four distinguished SMU faculty members retired with emeritus status in the 2015-16 academic year. The professors, and their dates of service: • Timothy W. Crusius, Professor Emeritus of English, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, 1990-2016 • John A. Mears, Professor Emeritus of History, Dedman College of Humanities and … Continue reading

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