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Provost names Maria Dixon Hall to lead new campus-wide initiative on cultural intelligence

SMU Provost Steve Currall has named Associate Professor of Organizational Communication and Director of Corporate Communication and Public Affairs Maria Dixon Hall as Provost’s Senior Advisor for Campus Cultural Intelligence Initiatives effective Monday, Aug. 1, 2016. Professor Dixon Hall will have strategic oversight … Continue reading

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CWUR ranking places SMU among top 15 percent of universities worldwide

For the second year in a row, the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) has placed SMU among the top 15 percent of 1,000 universities ranked worldwide. SMU ranked No. 142 overall and No. 27 in the alumni employment category, which … Continue reading

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Ebonii Nelson named Interim Assistant Provost of Strategic Initiatives and Director of Student Retention

SMU Provost Steve Currall has named Ebonii Nelson as Interim Assistant Provost of Strategic Initiatives and Director of Student Retention effective July 1, 2016. Nelson previously served as Assistant Director of Student Success at SMU. In her duties as interim assistant … Continue reading

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Four SMU faculty members retire with emeritus status in 2015-16

Four distinguished SMU faculty members retired with emeritus status in the 2015-16 academic year. The professors, and their dates of service: • Timothy W. Crusius, Professor Emeritus of English, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, 1990-2016 • John A. Mears, Professor Emeritus of History, Dedman College of Humanities and … Continue reading

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Douglas A. Reinelt named SMU Associate Provost effective Aug. 1, 2016

SMU Provost Steve Currall has named Professor of Mathematics and Faculty Senate Past-President Douglas A. Reinelt as Associate Provost effective Aug. 1, 2016. In his duties as associate provost, Professor Reinelt will manage faculty recruitment and hiring, assist the Provost in administering faculty tenure … Continue reading

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SMU announces five 2016 Ford Research Fellows

Five distinguished SMU professors received awards for their scholarship and support for their research when there were named 2016 Ford Research Fellows during the Board of Trustees meeting Thursday, May 5. This year’s recipients are Ali Beskok, Mechanical Engineering, Lyle School of Engineering; Mark Chancey, … Continue reading

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SMU’s 2016 President’s Picnic is Wednesday, May 18

Originally published April 5, 2016. The SMU Staff Association and President R. Gerald Turner invite all University staff members to the 2016 Staff Appreciation Day and President’s Picnic. The post-Commencement celebration takes place 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, May 18 on the Clements Hall south … Continue reading

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SMU ready to celebrate at 2016 May Commencement Convocation

SMU observes its 101st Commencement May 13-14, 2016 with events for students, faculty, alumni and the entire community. Technology and civic leaders, and SMU parents, Richard and Mary Templeton will speak at the all-University ceremony at 9:30 a.m. May 14 in Moody Coliseum. The University expects … Continue reading

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Theatre Artist-in-Residence Will Power receives 2016 Doris Duke Artist Award

Will Power, theatre artist-in-residence in SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts, is one of 21 national performing artists announced as recipients of the fifth annual Doris Duke Artist Awards, presented by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF). Appointed in recognition of … Continue reading

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Cancer prevention pioneer Groesbeck Parham to receive honorary doctorate during SMU’s 2016 Commencement

A simple procedure developed by Groesbeck Parham has saved the lives of thousands of women in Africa. Cervical cancer, easily screened with a Pap test and treated in developed countries, is fatal to 81 percent of Zambian women who have … Continue reading

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