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Eight SMU students selected to attend 2016 Clinton Global Initiative University meeting at UC-Berkeley April 1-3

Eight SMU students will share their work on issues affecting their communities and the world during the 9th annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) at the University of California-Berkeley April 1-3, 2016. Former President Bill Clinton and his daughter, Chelsea Clinton, vice chair of the Clinton Foundation, will … Continue reading

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Embrey Human Rights Program selects five SMU students as Community Outreach Fellows

For the second cohort of Community Outreach Fellows (COF), the most prestigious honor the Embrey Human Rights Program (EHRP) offers, only five students were selected. This year-long program offers students the opportunity to serve the Dallas community and develop the skills necessary … Continue reading

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Meadow’s 2016 Spring Dance Concert showcases another world premiere

The Meadows Dance Ensemble in SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts presents its 2016 Spring Dance Concert March 31-April 3 in the Bob Hope Theatre, Owen Arts Center. The ensemble will perform one world premiere and two enchanting ballets, creating an awe-inspiring evening for the … Continue reading

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New Visions, New Voices 2016 showcases student work, alumni involvement March 30-April 3

Now in its 22nd season, the New Visions, New Voices play writing festival brings the raw stories, language and characters of graduating SMU Meadows theatre students to the stage. The full-length plays written by students are presented as staged readings, … Continue reading

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Simmons Dean David Chard named president of Wheelock College

David J. Chard, the inaugural dean of SMU’s Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, will become president of Wheelock College in Boston, Massachusetts, on July 1, 2016. Following a nationwide search, Wheelock’s board of trustees announced today … Continue reading

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President Turner honored with 2016 Robert S. Folsom Leadership Award by Methodist Health System Foundation

SMU President R. Gerald Turner has won the 2016 Robert S. Folsom Leadership Award, an annual recognition offered by the Methodist Health System’s philanthropic arm. Turner is being honored for his work in launching a $1 billion gift campaign for … Continue reading

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SMU NCAR meets challenge grant, announces $1 million in gifts for arts research

SMU’s National Center for Arts Research (NCAR) announced that it has successfully met a $500,000 challenge grant from Dallas philanthropist and civic leader Donna Wilhelm, raising a total of $1 million in 2015 for research, programs and services. The purpose of … Continue reading

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Escher String Quartet showcases work of student Michael van der Sloot

The internationally acclaimed Escher String Quartet is set to perform two free concerts, open to the public, at SMU. This will be the second program of their 2015-2016 Meadows residency. This group has previously performed at New York’s Lincoln Center, London’s … Continue reading

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SMU Guildhall rises to #2 in The Princeton Review’s 2016 graduate game-design program rankings

The SMU Guildhall has risen to the second spot among the world’s top graduate game-design programs in The Princeton Review’s seventh annual report, published Tuesday, March 15, 2016. UCF’s Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy ranked #1 on the graduate school list in the Review’s 2016 report. At #2, the Guildhall ranks … Continue reading

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Spring forward Sunday, March 13 as 2016 Daylight Saving Time begins

Longer days ahead: U.S. Daylight Saving Time for 2016 begins this Sunday, March 13, at 2 a.m. Don’t forget to set your clocks forward one hour, and check your computer to be sure it’s displaying the correct time. > Computer behind the … Continue reading

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