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Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings will deliver address at SMU’s 99th Commencement May 17, 2014

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings will deliver the address at SMU’s 99th all-University Commencement. The ceremonies begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 17, in Moody Coliseum. The ceremony, including Rawlings’ address, will be broadcast live at smu.edu/live. Elected mayor in June 2011, Rawlings immediately … Continue reading

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For the Record: April 28, 2014

Anthony Cortese, Sociology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, participated in the 2014 Pacific Sociological Association annual meetings in Portland, Oregon, serving as moderator and discussant for two sessions on the sociology of religion: “Secularization of Society” and “Research-in-Progress.”  

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SMU names three honorary degree recipients for 2014

Three outstanding individuals, including a current and a former SMU professor, will receive honorary degrees at the University’s 99th Commencement ceremony Saturday, May 17, in Moody Coliseum. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson and Methodist historian Richard P. Heitzenrater will receive honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees. SMU law … Continue reading

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Meadows Theatre presents three spring plays in ‘The Rep’ April 22-May 4, 2014

In a nod to repertory theatre, SMU Meadows Theatre will present three contemporary American plays – produced, directed and acted by students – on a two-week rotation from Tuesday, April 22 to Sunday, May 4, 2014. The program, collectively called The Rep, will … Continue reading

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SMU hails outstanding achievement at 2013-14 Awards Extravaganza, Honors Convocation

SMU faculty, staff, administrators and students were recognized with teaching awards, service honors and the University’s highest commendation, the “M” Award, at the 2014 Awards Extravaganza Monday, April 21. > See images from Honors Convocation 2014 at SMU News On the same day, the University … Continue reading

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SMU OIT issues advice on Heartbleed bug

The Heartbleed bug made big news in mid-April 2014 as an online security vulnerability with potentially devastating consequences. SMU’s Office of Information Technology has issued advice on protecting yourself against Heartbleed, detailed in this e-mail message dated Wednesday, April 16, … Continue reading

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Junior Rahfin Faruk receives 2014 Truman Scholarship

SMU junior Rahfin Faruk has been named a 2014 Truman Scholar. The prestigious and highly competitive national scholarship recognizes college students who are “change agents,” with outstanding leadership potential and a commitment to public service careers. Faruk was one of 59 students, … Continue reading

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New SMU ID cards represent new approach to campus security

For the first time in nearly a decade, SMU will issue a new form of ID card for campus access – and users have the option to choose their own best look for the new-look identification. Students, faculty and staff members … Continue reading

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SMU Summer Studies offers options in Dallas, Taos and abroad

SMU Summer Studies has announced a slate of more than 400 courses for the University’s 2014 summer terms. Summer courses allows students to make progress on their degrees, change or add majors or minors, and add value to their education with smaller courses … Continue reading

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Three cheers: SMU Honors Day 2014 is Monday, April 21

Every third Monday in April, SMU takes a day to celebrate the high achievements of students, faculty and staff members in two different ceremonies. This year’s Honors Convocation and Awards Extravaganza take place on the afternoon and evening of Monday, April 21, 2014. > 2014 … Continue reading

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