Category Archives: For the Record

New book edited by SMU faculty member Noah Simblist examines artistic response to historical trauma

A new book edited by SMU Art Chair Noah Simblist will have its official launch at the 2015 New York Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1, Sept. 18-20. Places of a Present Past brings together three exhibitions, all showcasing the work … Continue reading

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SMU to host regional U.N. conference on Texas climate extremes Sept. 17, 2015

Texas is a place of legendary weather extremes. Droughts, floods, extreme heat and bitter cold are a fact of life for its residents. How will people adapt to these climate issues and their impact on water supply, infrastructure, public resources and vulnerable populations? … Continue reading

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Wading Home opera marks an SMU Meadows-guided community collaboration between Dallas and New Orleans

To observe the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, SMU is participating in a community collaboration that commemorates the event in music. Wading Home, an opera set against the backdrop of the historic storm, opens for a one-night-only free performance at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, … Continue reading

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SMU faculty to help lead immigration history conference at Dallas’ Old Red Museum Sept. 19, 2015

The challenging task of teaching a controversial subject to middle- and high-school students will be the focus of an upcoming immigration conference featuring several University faculty members. SMU and the Old Red Museum of Dallas County History & Culture are partnering with Humanities Texas … Continue reading

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Perkins dean search committee named; open faculty-staff forums scheduled for Sept. 14, 2015

SMU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs ad interim Harold W. Stanley has named the members of the search committee for the next dean of Perkins School of Theology. Dean William B. Lawrence has announced that he will retire from the position on May 16, 2016 and take … Continue reading

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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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