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SMU Guildhall hosts free-play sessions of student-designed games during 2014 Fall Exhibition Friday, Dec. 19

The Guildhall at SMU will host a free-play day featuring games designed by graduating students at its 2014 Fall Exhibition on Friday, Dec. 19. The Exhibition will take place in Building 2 of the SMU-in-Plano campus, 5232 Tennyson Parkway. The Exhibition honors Cohort 20, composed of … Continue reading

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Maguire Energy Institute celebrates 40th anniversary

The Maguire Energy Institute in SMU’s Cox School of Business joined with the Institute’s founders to mark its 40th anniversary in late November, in a private celebration at the Cox School. The event also honored the Institute’s namesake, SMU Trustee Emeritus and … Continue reading

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SMU-record 14 professors receive 2014-15 Sam Taylor Fellowships

Fourteen SMU faculty members – a University-record number – have received 2014-15 Sam Taylor Fellowships from the Sam Taylor Fellowship Fund of the Division of Higher Education, United Methodist General Board of Higher Education and Ministry. The Fellowships, funded by income from … Continue reading

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SMU reaches resolution agreement with Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights

SMU and the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) have reached a resolution agreement that concludes OCR’s investigation of complaints filed against the University regarding its compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the federal law that prohibits discrimination … Continue reading

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OE2C: President Turner posts memo on media reports

SMU President R. Gerald Turner has written a clarification memo in response to recent media reports on the University’s ongoing review of finances and resources – commonly known as Project SMU: Operational Excellence for the Second Century (OE2C). The full text of … Continue reading

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SMU Staff Association continues 2014 Holiday Toy Drive through Friday, Dec. 19

Continuing its traditional holiday service project, the SMU Staff Association (SMUSA) is hosting a Holiday Toy Drive for its United Way Partner, Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center (DCAC).   SMUSA is accepting new, non-violent, unwrapped toys ranging from board games to remote control cars. The … Continue reading

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SMU Libraries’ 2014 Food for Fines program continues through Friday, Dec. 19

SMU’s Central University Libraries (CUL) is giving students, faculty and staff members with overdue charges an opportunity to help the community while saving some cash. During the 2014 Food for Fines program, CUL will accept food donations for the North Texas Food Bank in return for … Continue reading

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SMU receives national award for outstanding participation in National Night Out 2014

For the second year in a row, SMU has received national recognition for exemplary efforts in crime, drug and violence prevention through its participation in National Night Out. The National Association of Town Watch (NATW) chose the University as a National Award Winner for outstanding … Continue reading

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Attention authors: Tell SMU News about your new books

Faculty, staff, students and alumni: Did you publish a general-interest book in 2014? SMU News is seeking information on your publications for possible inclusion in its end-of-year holiday book list. Director of Online Communications Gary Shultz has made it easy: … Continue reading

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SMU to break ground on Dr. Bob Smith Health Center on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014

On Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, SMU will break ground for the new Dr. Bob Smith Health Center, a 33,000-square-foot center designed to provide comprehensive outpatient health care to more than 11,000 SMU students throughout each school year. A $5 million gift … Continue reading

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