Category Archives: For the Record

Steven C. Currall named SMU provost and vice president for academic affairs

Steven C. Currall, whose record of academic leadership includes achievements at Rice University, University College London and the University of California-Davis, has been named vice president for academic affairs and provost at SMU, effective Jan. 1, 2016. Currall, a psychological … Continue reading

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Tom Barry announces his retirement as SMU vice president for executive affairs

Thomas E. Barry, who has served as SMU’s vice president for executive affairs since 1995, has announced his retirement from that position effective Dec. 31, 2015. He also has been a member of the marketing faculty in SMU’s Cox School … Continue reading

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SMU mathematics professor Alejandro Aceves elected Optical Society Fellow

Alejandro Aceves, professor of mathematics in SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, has been elected as a fellow of The Optical Society for his pioneering contributions in the areas of optical gap solitons, spatiotemporal localization in optical array systems … Continue reading

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Guildhall administrator, Navy reservist Steven Cole celebrates Veterans Day after returning from deployment in Afghanistan

Navy veteran Steven Cole is back at SMU as both a staff member and a student after a one-year deployment with the NATO coalition in Afghanistan. A deputy director with the SMU Guildhall and an officer in the United States Navy Reserve, Capt. Cole returned to the … Continue reading

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A world premiere, a masterwork and a revival at the 2015 Fall Dance Concert Nov. 11-15

The 2015 Fall Dance Concert will feature a world premiere, a masterwork and a revival. Opening the program is the premiere of Wild and Precious, a contemporary ballet by Robert Dekkers. Created especially for the SMU Dance Ensemble, Wild and Precious … Continue reading

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SMU’s Tower Center hosts prominent experts to discuss ‘The Rise of ISIS’ at a public event Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015

ISIS conquered vast stretches of territory in Iraq and Syria during the past year. The Iraqi Army dissolved in its path, despite years of training and billions of dollars of U.S. aid, raising a series of questions: Why did ISIS succeed … Continue reading

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SMU Prof. George Holden to speak at congressional briefing on corporal punishment in public schools Nov. 18, 2015

SMU Professor and Psychology Department Chair George Holden will speak before a congressional briefing titled “Spare the Rod: Protect the Child” from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18 in Washington D.C. Holden, a leading expert on parenting, … Continue reading

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Calendar Highlights: Mustang Must-do’s for Oct. 23, 2015

Roots of Migration and Contemporary Challenges: Join conversation with activists, educators, professionals and students as we seek to develop awareness, expose causes and explore possibilities regarding challenges of migration and immigration. The event will take place on Saturday Oct. 24 … Continue reading

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Calendar Highlights: Mustang Must-do’s for Oct. 16, 2015

TEDxSMU takes on the Unexpected:  Saturday, Oct. 17 is the 7th annual TEDxSMU conference that challenges assumptions and expectations through compelling stories and performances that communicate “ideas worth spreading.” The all-day event is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Dallas City … Continue reading

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SMU dance students and Dallas Chamber Symphony perform live to silent classic Metropolis at Dallas VideoFest Oct. 13, 2015

Fourteen SMU dancers, all first-year students, will perform with the Dallas Chamber Symphony during a very special presentation of director Fritz Lang’s 1927 dystopian masterpiece, Metropolis. During a screening of the 82-minute silent film classic, the students will provide an interactive dance performance choreographed by Associate Professor … Continue reading

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