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Meadows School announces $1.5 million challenge grant during 2015 ‘Meadows at the Meyerson’ benefit

SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts announced a major new challenge grant during the most successful “Meadows at the Meyerson” concert in the event’s 22-year history on Tuesday, March 31, 2015. A $1.5 million challenge grant from the Morris Foundation will support … Continue reading

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Lyda Hill receives SMU’s 2015 J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award

Lyda Hill, whose philanthropy is guided by the credo that “science is the answer,” received the 2015 J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award from SMU’s Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility at a luncheon on Thursday, April 2 at Dallas’ Belo Mansion. … Continue reading

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Arts and civic leader Caren Prothro to be honored in 2015 “Meadows at the Meyerson” Tuesday, March 31

SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts will honor arts and civic leader and SMU trustee Caren Prothro in “Meadows at the Meyerson,” 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 31, in the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora Street in Dallas. The 22nd annual benefit concert … Continue reading

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Princeton Review ranks SMU Guildhall #3 among graduate game-design programs in 2015

The Guildhall at SMU maintains its third spot among the world’s top graduate game-design programs in The Princeton Review’s sixth annual report, published Tuesday, March 24, 2015. The University of Utah was ranked at #1 on the graduate school list in the Review’s 2015 report; UCF’s Florida … Continue reading

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Two world premieres are highlights of Meadows’ 2015 Spring Dance Concert, March 25-29

The Meadows Dance Ensemble in SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts presents its 2015 Spring Dance Concert, March 25-29, in the Bob Hope Theatre, Owen Arts Center.  This year’s concert features two world premieres by noted guest choreographers, as well … Continue reading

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Calendar Highlights: March 25, 2015

Nuclear Weapons and National Security: SMU’s John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies hosts “Nuclear Weapons and National Security: The Once and Future Role of the Bomb” on Thursday, March 26, 5:30-7:30 p.m., in Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Hall. Featuring the recently … Continue reading

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Associate Provost Harold Stanley named interim SMU provost

SMU Associate Provost Harold W. Stanley has been named the University’s vice president for academic affairs and provost ad interim effective June 1, 2015. Current Provost Paul W. Ludden has announced that he will be leaving the Office of the Provost on May 31, 2015. A distinguished political … Continue reading

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2015 Tate Lecture with Michio Kaku postponed

Theoretical physicist and String Field Theory co-founder Michio Kaku must postpone a planned appearance at SMU’s Willis M. Tate Distinguished Lecture on Tuesday, March 24, due to a medical emergency. Dr. Kaku is eager to work with the Tate Series to reschedule both The Oncor … Continue reading

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Sports Highlights: March 23, 2015

Men’s Basketball: In SMU’s first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1993, the Mustangs were edged out by the UCLA Bruins, 60-59, in the final seconds of the Thursday, March 19, game. After a rough start to the second half, SMU clawed its way back … Continue reading

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SMU welcomes prospective students during Spring 2015 visits

Prospective SMU undergraduates from around the nation are visiting the Hilltop throughout March and April 2015. They include visitors in the University’s “Destination SMU” events for accepted prospective students, as well as potential President’s and Hunt Leadership Scholars. SMU President R. Gerald Turner stressed the … Continue reading

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