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SMU’s new Dr. Bob Smith Health Center open for student care

SMU’s new Dr. Bob Smith Health Center will begin serving students at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 8. Continue reading

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SMU CUL Dean Gillian McCombs announces her retirement, effective summer 2017

Gillian McCombs, dean and director of SMU’s Central University Libraries, has announced her retirement from that position effective in summer 2017. SMU Provost Steven Currall will announce the timeframe for the search for a new permanent dean and director this fall. Continue reading

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SMU remains weapons-free under ‘campus carry’ law

In accordance with Texas Senate Bill 11, also known as the “campus carry” law, SMU has opted to ban concealed handguns on campus after discussion with the campus community. Continue reading

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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. 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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