Category Archives: For the Record

Provost search committee named; open forums for faculty and staff scheduled for March 25, 2015

SMU President R. Gerald Turner has announced the formation of the search committee for the next University provost. Provost Paul Ludden has announced that he will be leaving the Office of the Provost on May 31, 2015. The Provost Search Committee will be … Continue reading

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Mitch Thornton appointed Cecil H. Green Chair in SMU’s Lyle School of Engineering

SMU’s Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering has appointed Mitch Thornton as its Cecil H. Green Chair of Engineering in recognition of his achievements as a researcher, educator, author and leader. Thornton is a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, holds a courtesy … Continue reading

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Calendar Highlights: March 6, 2015

Welcome back from the snow day! What’s going on this weekend at SMU: Beethoven Sonatas for Piano & Violin: SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts presents Beethoven Sonatas for Piano & Violin on Saturday, March 7, 8 p.m., in Caruth Auditorium, Owen … Continue reading

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Students honor professors’ excellence with 2015 HOPE Awards

SMU’s Department of Residence Life and Student Housing honored 45 exceptional University educators at the 2015 HOPE Awards Banquet in February. HOPE (Honoring Our Professors’ Excellence) Award recipients are named through student staff member nominations as professors who “have made a significant … Continue reading

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Simmons School creates scholarship fund honoring Peter Gifford

SMU’s Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development has established the Peter B. Gifford Memorial Scholarship Fund in memory of their colleague and friend. During his 41-year SMU career, Gifford served as assistant professor of physical education (1973-80) and then as … Continue reading

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Four student projects win recognition (and $5,000) in SMU’s 2015 Big iDeas Business Plan Competition

Four student teams combined winning pitches with solid business plans to earn $5,000 startup grants for their projects through SMU’s Big iDeas program on Jan. 30, 2015. The four winning teams were chosen from a business plan competition featuring the winners of the Big iDeas Pitch Competition, … Continue reading

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No means no: SMU study shows that teen girls report less sexual victimization after virtual-reality assertiveness training

Teen girls were less likely to report being sexually victimized after learning to assertively resist unwanted sexual overtures and practicing resistance in a realistic virtual environment, according to a new SMU-led study. The effects persisted over a three-month period following the … Continue reading

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Artist collective Complex Movements, Public Theater’s Lear deBessonet win 2015 Meadows Prize

SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts has announced the recipients of its 6th annual Meadows Prize arts residency: the Detroit-based artist collective Complex Movements and Lear deBessonet, director of The Public Theater’s Public Works program in New York City. The Meadows Prize is … Continue reading

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Two SMU Ph.D. graduates serve as co-editors of new book on ‘the moral science’ of economics

Three distinguished Texas economists – two of whom received their Ph.D. degrees from SMU – have collaborated on a new collection of the writings of a prominent scholar of the moral and ethical dimensions of economic thought. Economics: From the Dismal Science to the Moral … Continue reading

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SMU receives Top 25 rankings in Princeton Review’s 2015 “Colleges That Pay You Back”

SMU has been named one of the nation’s best colleges for students seeking outstanding career preparation and networking opportunities, according to The Princeton Review. The University placed #6 among the Top 25 Best Schools for Internships and #18 among Top 25 … Continue reading

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