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Research: Whale fossil provides key to unlock date of East Africa’s mysterious uplift

Paleontologists have used a fossil from the most precisely dated beaked whale in the world to pinpoint for the first time a date when East Africa’s mysterious elevation began. The 17 million-year-old fossil is from the Ziphiidae family. It was discovered 740 kilometers … Continue reading

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Calendar Highlights: March 18, 2015

Examining Race: Presented by SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts and Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, American Book Award winner Jeff Chang will give a lecture on his latest work, Who We Be: The Colorization of America, on  Wednesday, March 18, … Continue reading

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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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SMU to face UCLA in NCAA Tournament on March 19, 2015

The XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut, hosted a heavyweight title fight between the SMU Mustangs and the Connecticut Huskies on Sunday, March 15. Jumping in front of UConn early, SMU dominated the defending NCAA champions 62-54 to win the American Athletic … 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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Some SMU outlets open for business during Spring Break 2015

Spring Break 2015 is here, and many campus food stops will take a brief vacation, too. But some will remain open for limited hours to serve those who are still on campus. SMU Dining Services reports Spring Break hours for the following … 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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Weather: SMU, SMU-in-Plano closed Thursday, March 5, 2015

SMU and SMU-in-Plano are closed Thursday, March 5, 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 weather. … Continue reading

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Daylight Saving Time 2015 springs forward on Sunday, March 8

Get ready for longer days ahead: U.S. Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 8, 2015, at 2 a.m. Don’t forget to set your clocks forward one hour, and check your computer and other electronic devices to be sure they’re displaying the correct … Continue reading

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Former President George W. Bush will deliver address at SMU’s 2015 Commencement Saturday, May 16

George W. Bush, the 43rd president of the United States, will deliver the address at SMU’s Commencement ceremony Saturday, May 16, in Moody Coliseum on the main campus. “This Commencement is especially noteworthy because 2015 is the 100-year anniversary of … Continue reading

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