Category Archives: For the Record

SMU Relay For Life team wins top place for cancer fund-raising, event returns to campus April 5, 2014

SMU’s Relay For Life team won first place among the top 25 collegiate relay teams by raising more than $29,000 in pledges in a 72-hour fundraising event to benefit the American Cancer Society. Following up on the pledges, SMU will … Continue reading

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Division of Music Director Sam Holland named interim dean of Meadows School of the Arts

Sam Holland, professor and director in the Meadows School of the Arts’ Division of Music, has been named the School’s interim dean effective Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Meadows Dean José Antonio Bowen was named president of Goucher College in early March. … Continue reading

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Theatre Professor Blake Hackler receives Fulbright Scholars Grant

Blake Hackler, assistant professor of theatre in SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholars Grant to conduct teaching and research in Bulgaria. Hackler will be in residence at New Bulgarian University in Sofia from January … Continue reading

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SMU Dean José Bowen named president of Goucher College

José Antonio Bowen, dean of SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts for the past eight years, will become president of Goucher College in the Baltimore suburb of Towson, Maryland, on Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Following a nationwide search, the trustees … Continue reading

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Seven SMU students to attend 2014 Clinton Global Initiative University annual meeting March 21-23

Seven SMU students will share their research, goals and commitment to global issues during the 7th annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) at Arizona State University in Phoenix March 21-23, 2014. Former President Bill Clinton and his daughter, Chelsea Clinton, vice chair of … Continue reading

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Pamela Patton wins 2014 Eleanor Tufts Book Award

Pamela Patton, associate professor and chair of art history SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts, has won the 2014 Eleanor Tufts Book Award from the American Society for Hispanic Art Historical Studies. Her 2013 book, Art of Estrangement: Redefining Jews … Continue reading

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‘Magistra doctissima’ Bonnie Wheeler honored with festschrift of essays in medieval studies

As director of medieval studies in SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Bonnie Wheeler has served as a role model to her students as well as a driving force in her academic field. Now, colleagues throughout the nation have … Continue reading

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Simmons Dean David Chard elected chair of National Board for Education Sciences

David Chard, Leon Simmons Endowed Dean of SMU’s Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, has been elected by fellow board members as chairman of the National Board for Education Sciences, effective immediately. The U.S. Senate approved President … Continue reading

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SMU legend Bill Schucany honored with new lecture program; first events to be held Feb. 27-28, 2014

Professor William Schucany became known as “Mr. Statistics” during his 40-year career with SMU. By the time he retired in 2011, he was called the heart and soul of the department. And even as an emeritus faculty member, he enjoys coming … Continue reading

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Tune In: Dean Marc Christensen on KERA’s ‘Think’ Jan. 29, 2014

Marc Christensen, dean of SMU’s Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering, will be part of a distinguished panel discussing the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education on KERA 90.1 FM Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. Christensen will join Microsoft Chief Technology … Continue reading

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