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SMU honors 2014 DAA, Emerging Leader Award winners in pre-Homecoming ceremony Thursday, Nov. 13

Originally posted Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. SMU will honor four leaders in philanthropy, business and civic life with the highest honor the University can bestow upon its graduates. The 2014 Distinguished Alumni Awards dinner and ceremony begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, … Continue reading

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Dinesh Rajan named Cecil and Ida Green Endowed Professor of Engineering in SMU’s Lyle School

Dinesh Rajan has been named the Cecil and Ida Green Endowed Professor of Engineering in SMU’s Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering. He is the first faculty member to be named to the recently established professorship, made possible by the growth … Continue reading

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Calendar Highlights: Nov. 12, 2014

Museum Thursday Lecture: Meadows Museum presents “Battlefields to Bullrings: Violence in Goya’s Work on Paper” Thursday, Nov. 13, 6 p.m., in the Bob Smith Auditorium. The lecture will feature Edward Payne, as he draws upon works in the exhibition Goya: A Lifetime of Graphic Invention to … Continue reading

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Sam Holland named Meadows dean on Nov. 12, 2014

Sam Holland, professor and director in the Meadows School of the Arts’ Division of Music, was named the School’s new dean on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. He has served as interim dean since July 1, 2014, following the departure of former dean José Antonio … Continue reading

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Political and social analyst David Brooks delivers Tate Lecture, Nov. 11, 2014

SMU’s Willis M. Tate Distinguished Lecture Series presents political and social analyst David Brooks Tuesday, Nov. 11.  Brooks will offer his insight and opinion on current events to continue the 33rd season of Tate Lectures. Brooks will give The Omni Hotels Lecture at 8 p.m. in McFarlin Auditorium. Through his humor, … Continue reading

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SMU’s 2014 holiday cards available; order by Friday, Nov. 14

The official SMU holiday card for 2014 is now on sale – but, like the holidays, they’ll only last for a short time. Quantities are limited, too, so place your order by 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14. If you are paying by personal check, your payment must … Continue reading

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World premieres and a Bob Fosse tribute are highlights of SMU’s 2014 Meadows Fall Dance Concert Nov. 5-9

Two world premieres are among the four innovative contemporary works to be featured at the 2014 Fall Dance Concert, running through Sunday, Nov. 9. The dancers of SMU’s Meadows of the Arts will take the audience through a journey of versatile … Continue reading

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U.S. ‘pivot to China’ takes the spotlight at SMU’s 2014 Tower Center National Security Conference Nov. 5-6

SMU’s Tower Center for Political Studies will examine the rise of China, and the U.S. response, during its 7th annual National Security Conference Nov. 5-6, 2014. “How does China factor into U.S. strategy? No question matters as much for the future of … Continue reading

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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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