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SMU DCII asks ‘What is happiness?’ in 2014 IMPACT Symposia

SMU’s Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute kicks off its 2014-15 programming with a long look at the science of happiness. The two-month series on “Happiness: What Makes You Smile?” begins Thursday, Sept. 11 with Professor Dan Haybron of Saint Louis University speaking on “The Happiness that … Continue reading

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SMU Guildhall deputy director heads out for active duty in Afghanistan

Steven Cole, deputy director of operations with The Guildhall at SMU and a captain in the United States Navy Reserve, has answered the call of duty for a one-year deployment with the NATO coalition in Afghanistan. Capt. Cole will serve as director of the NATO-led Multinational … Continue reading

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$4 million in gifts will fund SMU Tower Scholars Program

Gifts totaling more than $4 million will endow and provide operational support for the new Tower Scholars Program – a unique immersion experience for undergraduates in public policymaking through SMU’s John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies. A gift of … Continue reading

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SMU community joins the 2014 Dallas Heart Walk Sept. 13

SMU students, faculty, staff members and alumni are pounding the pavement of downtown Dallas to raise awareness about heart health and wellness. Teams of walkers representing several areas of the University community will take part in the 20th annual Heart Walk Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. The … Continue reading

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SMU Guildhall brings action, expertise to 2014 Big (D)esign Conference

The Guildhall at SMU is bringing big-game action to Dallas’ 2014 Big (D)esign Conference Friday and Saturday, Sept. 5-6. Software development faculty member Squirrel Eiserloh provided a demonstration of the Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator on Friday, in which six conference attendees received training for their designated … Continue reading

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Tune In: ‘Mustang Minute’ captures magic moments at SMU

A new series by SMU Video Communications Manager Myles Taylor captures the excitement of the academic year in 60 seconds or less. The Mustang Minute will explore every corner of the campus to offer Taylor’s unique view of University events, … Continue reading

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Anthony Herrera named executive director of Cox School’s Latino Leadership Initiative

SMU Cox Executive Education has announced the selection of Anthony Herrera as executive director for its Latino Leadership Initiative (LLI). Herrera will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for the SMU Cox Latino Leadership Initiative, which works with the university and the … Continue reading

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OE2C project aims to streamline contract administration process

SMU’s OE2C project has identified its next initiative: to update and streamline the University’s contracting processes. To meet this goal, an SMU team “will seek to update risk policies to streamline the contracting process and to create a prioritization system … Continue reading

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A health and safety message from President Turner

SMU President R. Gerald Turner sent the following message to students, faculty and staff on August 25, 2014: Dear Students, Faculty and Staff, Welcome to the start of what promises to be a memorable Centennial year on the Hilltop. I … Continue reading

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SMU OE2C announces first initiative: travel and entertainment policy and tools

A 10-member SMU team representing various campus constituents has scheduled a demonstration of new tools to improve the way the University plans for and reimburses travel and entertainment expenses. The vendors will visit campus to present their capabilities on Thursday and Friday, Sept. … Continue reading

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