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$1.5 million gift establishes SMU endowed chair in the legal rights and protection of children

A $1.5 million gift from North Texas business leader Jack D. Knox ’60 ’63 will establish a new endowed professorship in SMU’s Dedman School of Law. The Jack Knox Chair in the Rights and Protection of Children will support teaching, research and … Continue reading

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Gerald J. Ford to speak at SMU’s 2014 December Commencement on Dec. 20

The SMU community will celebrate the graduation of more than 600 students at its 2014 December Commencement Convocation on Saturday, Dec. 20. Entrepreneur and SMU Trustee Gerald J. Ford ’66, ’69 will give the address. Ceremonies will begin at 10 a.m. in Moody Coliseum with a … Continue reading

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Faculty in the News: Oct. 7-20, 2014

George Holden, Psychology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, was featured in The Christian Science Monitor in an article examining corporal punishment. The article appeared on Oct. 20, 2014. Bernard Weinstein, Maguire Energy Institute, Cox School of Business, published a news article regarding … Continue reading

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SMU faculty, staff to join Interfaith Housing Coalition for 2014 Stampede of Service Nov. 7

To kick off the weekend that precedes Homecoming 2014, SMU faculty and staff members will participate in a volunteer day as part of the University’s annual Stampede of Service. Volunteers will meet at United Way partner agency Interfaith Housing Coalition (IHC) from 8:30 a.m.-noon Friday, … Continue reading

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Meadows Theatre main stage season continues with Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls through Oct. 26, 2014

Meadows Theatre continues its 2014-15 season with a new production of Caryl Churchill’s 1982 reflection on what it means to be a successful woman, declared by arts writer Mark Ravenhill to be “the best play in 20 years.” Top Girls, directed … Continue reading

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Staff Association presents 2014 Variety Show Tuesday, Oct. 28

The SMU Staff Association (SMUSA) presents its 2014 Staff Variety Show on Tuesday, Oct. 28, and seats are still available. Hosted by the award-winning Jenna Skyy, the luncheon and performances begin at noon in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Ballroom. The luncheon costs $9.99 per person and … Continue reading

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Calendar Highlights: Oct. 22, 2014

Contested Spaces of Early America: The William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies presents “Contested Spaces of Early America” Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. in McCord Auditorium, 306 Dallas Hall. The event will celebrate the publication of Contested Spaces of Early America, an edited … Continue reading

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Pony up! SMU TollTags now available from NTTA

SMU fans can now display Mustang spirit wherever they go with a TollTag from the North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA). The new tags, featuring the University’s popular running-mustang image, are the latest addition to the NTTA’s team and collegiate TollTag series. “I have been … Continue reading

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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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