Category Archives: For the Record

Save the date: SMU Honors Day 2015 is Monday, April 13

SMU celebrates high achievement in academics and community life during Honors Day 2015 on Monday, April 13. The 18th Honors Convocation begins at 5:30 p.m. in McFarlin Auditorium, and the 2015 Awards Extravaganza takes place at 7:30 p.m. in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Ballroom. SMU reserves one Monday … Continue reading

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SMU geothermal scientist Maria Richards named 2016 president-elect of the Geothermal Resources Council

Maria Richards, coordinator of the SMU Geothermal Laboratory in the Huffington Department of Earth Sciences, has been named president-elect of the Geothermal Resources Council. She will become the 26th president of the global energy organization beginning in 2017, and the first woman … Continue reading

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Harold Stanley named 2015-16 Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar

Harold Stanley, Geurin-Pettus Distinguished Chair in American Politics and Political Economy and SMU associate provost, has been named a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar for the 2015-16 academic year. Stanley, who was named SMU’s interim provost and vice president for academic … Continue reading

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SMU to honor three global leaders with honorary degrees during its 100th Commencement ceremony Saturday, May 16, 2015

SMU has chosen three extraordinary women to receive honorary degrees at its 100th Commencement ceremony Saturday, May 16, 2015. The honorees are Meave Leakey, standard-bearer of a family of anthropologists whose research in Africa has revealed important clues to humans’ earliest … Continue reading

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Two world premieres are highlights of Meadows’ 2015 Spring Dance Concert, March 25-29

The Meadows Dance Ensemble in SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts presents its 2015 Spring Dance Concert, March 25-29, in the Bob Hope Theatre, Owen Arts Center.  This year’s concert features two world premieres by noted guest choreographers, as well … Continue reading

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Associate Provost Harold Stanley named interim SMU provost

SMU Associate Provost Harold W. Stanley has been named the University’s vice president for academic affairs and provost ad interim effective June 1, 2015. Current Provost Paul W. Ludden has announced that he will be leaving the Office of the Provost on May 31, 2015. A distinguished political … Continue reading

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2015 Tate Lecture with Michio Kaku postponed

Theoretical physicist and String Field Theory co-founder Michio Kaku must postpone a planned appearance at SMU’s Willis M. Tate Distinguished Lecture on Tuesday, March 24, due to a medical emergency. Dr. Kaku is eager to work with the Tate Series to reschedule both The Oncor … Continue reading

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Sports Highlights: March 23, 2015

Men’s Basketball: In SMU’s first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1993, the Mustangs were edged out by the UCLA Bruins, 60-59, in the final seconds of the Thursday, March 19, game. After a rough start to the second half, SMU clawed its way back … Continue reading

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Dedman School of Law honors five as 2015 Distinguished Alumni

Five successful legal, business and public service professionals were honored with the highest awards given by SMU’s Dedman School of Law at its 28th annual Distinguished Law Alumni Awards Thursday, March 19, 2015. The Distinguished Alumni Award is the most prestigious award Dedman Law … Continue reading

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Research: Whale fossil provides key to unlock date of East Africa’s mysterious uplift

Paleontologists have used a fossil from the most precisely dated beaked whale in the world to pinpoint for the first time a date when East Africa’s mysterious elevation began. The 17 million-year-old fossil is from the Ziphiidae family. It was discovered 740 kilometers … Continue reading

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