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SMU Alternative Breaks offers 20 trips during 2014-15

In 1988, SMU’s first alternative break trips traveled to a Brownsville refugee camp and a New Orleans soup kitchen. Founded the year before, the program provided an opportunity for students to perform community service during their time off. This year, SMU Alternative … Continue reading

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OE2C: President Turner updates campus on next phase

SMU President R. Gerald Turner updated the campus community on the progress of Project SMU: Operational Excellence for the Second Century (OE2C) in an e-mail and video released on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014: Today, Project SMU: Operational Excellence for the Second … Continue reading

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Banjos, supercomputers and killer bacteria: TEDxSMU explores ‘Strangely Familiar’ territory Nov. 1, 2014

The 6th annual edition of TEDxSMU returns to Dallas City Performance Hall Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 with year’s theme of “Strangely Familiar.” Admission to the daylong event includes the popular “after party” where speakers, performers and the audience continue the conversations that started … Continue reading

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Calendar Highlights: Oct. 29, 2014

Pumpkins and Professors: SMU Dedman College of Humanities & Sciences presents Pumpkins and Professors Wednesday, Oct. 29, 4:30-6:30 p.m., in the Scholar’s Den of Clements Hall Basement. This is an opportunity for faculty and staff to come together outside the classroom for a spooky … Continue reading

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SMU’s Caruth Institute for Engineering Education names Leanne Ketterlin-Geller director of K-12 STEM Initiatives

SMU’s Caruth Institute for Engineering Education has named Associate Professor Leanne Ketterlin-Geller as its new director of K-12 STEM Initiatives. A faculty member in education policy and leadership and director of research in mathematics education in the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, Ketterlin-Geller will … Continue reading

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Big iDeas looks for the next big student innovation at the 2014 Pitch Contest Friday, Oct. 31

Want to see what SMU’s most innovative students are up to? Take a break from Halloween activities and stop by The Big iDeas Pitch Contest on Friday, Oct. 31, 3-5 p.m., at the CUBE, 600 Expressway Tower.  The contest is … Continue reading

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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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