Category Archives: For the Record

26 SMU professors receive tenure, promotions for 2013-14

Twenty-six outstanding SMU faculty members will begin the 2013-14 academic year with promotions after receiving tenure as associate professors or being named to full professorships. Continue reading

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Four professors honored with 2013 Ford Research Fellowships

Four exemplary SMU researchers have been chosen as the University’s 2013 Ford Research Fellows. This year’s recipients are Michael Corris, Art, Meadows School of the Arts; Bonnie Jacobs, Earth Sciences, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences; Suku Nair, Computer Science and Engineering, Lyle School of Engineering; and Thomas Ritz, Psychology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. Continue reading

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Five win 2013 Faculty Senate Outstanding Staff Awards

The Faculty Senate honored five exemplary SMU staff members with 2013 Faculty Senate Outstanding Staff Awards during its last meeting of the academic year on Wednesday, May 1. In addition to the award, each honoree received a tote bag containing items ranging from season tickets … Continue reading

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For the Record: May 3, 2013

Anthony Cortese, Sociology, Dedman College, participated in an invited panel discussion, Outside the Silo: The Interdisciplinary Teacher-Scholar, at the annual meetings of the Southern Sociological Society, held March 23-27, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Atlanta. He also presented a paper, … Continue reading

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Marc Christensen named dean of Lyle School of Engineering

Marc Christensen, a nationally recognized leader in photonics – the science and technology of light – has been named dean of SMU’s Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering. Christensen, 41, has served as interim dean in the Lyle School since July … Continue reading

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David Meltzer elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

SMU anthropologist David Meltzer joins John Glenn, Martin Amis, Robert De Niro, Bruce Springsteen and other renowned leaders in various fields as a newly elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The class of 2013 will be inducted at a ceremony on Saturday, … Continue reading

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SMU honors outstanding achievement at 2012-13 Extravaganza

SMU faculty, staff, administrators and students were recognized with teaching awards, service honors and the University’s highest commendation, the “M” Award, at the 2013 Awards Extravaganza Monday, April 15. Continue reading

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For the Record: April 5, 2013

Anthony Cortese, Sociology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, presented a paper, “Ethical Approaches to Ethnoviolence: An Interdisciplinary Team-Taught Course,” at the 2013 annual meetings of the Pacific Sociological Association in Reno, Nevada in March. Matthew Rispoli, a Master of … Continue reading

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For the Record: Feb. 26, 2013

Jodi Cooley, Physics, Dedman College, was named by the American Physical Society’s Committee on the Status of Women Physicists as its December 2012 CSWP Woman Physicist of the Month. She was nominated by students as “a physicist who has had … Continue reading

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Mitch Hart named SMU Trustee Emeritus

The SMU Board of Trustees has named former trustee Milledge A. “Mitch” Hart, III as Trustee Emeritus. The Board passed a resolution to honor Hart with this designation during its quarterly meeting Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013. For extraordinary service and … Continue reading

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