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Technology entrepreneur and PayPal founder Peter Thiel delivers Tate Lecture Oct. 21, 2014

Technology entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist Peter Thiel will visit SMU Tuesday, Oct. 21 to deliver 2014’s second Willis M. Tate Distinguished Lecture Series. Thiel will offer his insight and opinion on current events as moderated by political analysts and Tate Series veteran … Continue reading

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SMU continues to monitor Ebola information

SMU remains in close contact with national, state and local health agencies to closely monitor information related to the Ebola virus. The University’s health and safety protocols, as well as resources for travel and other activities, have been outlined in a message to … Continue reading

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Tips, tricks and training on the menu at SMU’s 2014 Tech Day Wednesday, Oct. 22

From iPads in the classroom to social media for the workplace, SMU’s Office of Information Technology will offer a full day of free training during Tech Day 2014 on Wednesday, Oct. 22. Sessions featuring University subject matter experts and special guest speakers from … Continue reading

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SMU names 2014 DAA, Emerging Leader Award winners

SMU will honor four leaders in philanthropy, business and civic life with the highest honor the University can bestow upon its graduates. The 2014 Distinguished Alumni Awards dinner and ceremony begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13 on the Main Quad. The … Continue reading

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SMU to honor global and local human rights champions with inaugural ‘Triumph of the Spirit’ awards Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

Peruvian champion of indigenous women’s rights Eliana Elias and global-minded local educator Bhavani Parpia will be honored at SMU Wednesday, Nov. 12 as the first two recipients of Embrey Human Rights Program Triumph of the Spirit Awards. The awards carry a … Continue reading

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Check in at SMU’s 2014 HR Fair Wednesday, Oct. 15

Vendors from SMU’s medical, legal, life insurance and retirement plans will be on hand to discuss your options at the University’s 2014 Human Resources Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 15. You can learn more about health and savings plans, as well as the new LegalGUARD … Continue reading

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SMU’s 2015 Open Enrollment set for Oct. 11-31, 2014

A new pharmacy benefit administrator, restored prescription coverage with the CVS and Walgreens chains, and a new option for legal and identity protection are among the changes coming during SMU’s 2015 Open Enrollment. University faculty and staff members will be able to make benefits changes for … Continue reading

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Family Weekend 2014: Follow the Clues to SMU

Family members from across the nation will “follow the clues to SMU” for Family Weekend 2014, Oct. 24-26. Sponsored by Student Foundation and organized by the Family Weekend committee, the three-day event is devoted to SMU students and their families. … Continue reading

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Faculty in the News: September 2014

Willie Baronet, Advertising, Meadows School of the Arts, was featured on KERA for his ongoing art history project of buying and collecting signs handmade by the homeless. After more than 20 years of purchasing signs and a recent cross-country trip, the article … Continue reading

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Stefan Engels named Leah Young Fullinwider Endowed Centennial Chair in Music Performance

Following an international search, world-renowned organist and educator Stefan Engels has joined the Division of Music in SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts as the new Leah Young Fullinwider Endowed Centennial Chair in Music Performance. The new endowed senior position was … Continue reading

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