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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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Star students show their work on SMU Research Day, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

SMU graduate students, and select undergraduates, from a wide variety of disciplines will share their work as part of the University’s 2015 Research Day. All SMU faculty, staff members and students are invited to visit the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Ballrooms from 2-5 p.m Wednesday, … Continue reading

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Best-selling author and presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin delivers Tate Lecture, Feb. 24, 2015

Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer, best-selling author and presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin will visit SMU on Tuesday, Feb. 24 to deliver the Willis M. Tate Distinguished Lecture. Continuing the 33rd season of Tate Lectures, Goodwin will offer her insight and opinion on … Continue reading

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Weather: SMU, SMU-in-Plano open at noon Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015

Due to inclement weather, SMU and SMU-in-Plano will open at noon Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. The University will continue to post updates and information at smu.edu and on Twitter and Facebook. > Learn more about SMU’s Inclement Weather Policy at smu.edu/weather

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Weather: SMU and SMU-in-Plano closed Monday, Feb. 23, 2015

SMU and SMU-in-Plano are closed Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, due to inclement weather. The University continues to monitor the weather and will post updates at smu.edu and on Twitter and Facebook. Dining services will be available even when the University closes because of inclement … Continue reading

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Keep up with campus alerts during inclement weather

Even when it’s unseasonably warm, Texas weather can change in an instant. When conditions warrant closing or delays, SMU has procedures in place to ensure that students, faculty and staff know where to go for information. As soon as a … 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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Calendar Highlights: Feb. 18, 2015

The Cultural Realities of Cancer: Visiting SMU under the Department of Anthropology, Dr. Deborah O. Erwin, Director of the Office of Cancer Health Disparities Research at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, will explore “The Cultural Realities of Cancer” and how individuals are … 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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