Tag Archives: academic initiatives

‘Big data’ demands are focus of new SMU Cox Master’s degree

Applications are now being accepted for a new SMU Master’s program designed to help fill a growing marketplace demand created by “big data.” The Cox School of Business will offer the first classes in its new Master of Science in Business Analytics (M.S.B.A.) … Continue reading

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J Term program adds SMU-in-Taos for 2014

After the unprecedented success of the 2013 J Term at SMU-in-Plano, the program is expanding to SMU-in-Taos for 2014. Set for Jan. 6-15, J Term offers more than 50 courses at a reduced tuition rate. Students can complete one three-credit-hour course in eight … Continue reading

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Gerald J. Ford gives $15 million for new SMU research center

Business leader and banker Gerald J. Ford has committed a $15 million lead gift for a campus research center that will help expand advanced computing and interdisciplinary research throughout the University. The new state-of-the-art building will support research facilitated by … Continue reading

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SMU Board of Trustees raises campaign goal to $1 billion

Bolstered by the success to date of SMU’s Second Century Campaign, the University’s Board of Trustees has raised the goal from $750 million to $1 billion. At its quarterly meeting Friday, Sept. 13, the board voted unanimously to accept the … Continue reading

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Provost announces names of 11 SMU Faculty in Residence

SMU Provost Paul Ludden has announced the appointment of eight new Faculty in Residence (FiRs) selected in the Spring 2013 semester. The new FiRs join the three “founding FiRs” as the first full cohort to become part of the University’s … Continue reading

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SMU’s 2013 Engaged Learning Expo takes place Sept. 5

SMU students who want to learn outside the classroom, tackle real world issues and explore potential careers as part of their university experience will find representatives from DFW-area organizations and agencies who want their help at the 2013 Engaged Learning Expo from … Continue reading

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SMU joins university consortium to offer courses online

SMU has joined a consortium of prestigious universities to offer a limited number of live, online courses for academic credit through Semester Online. The program will begin in fall 2013. Approved University undergraduates will have the opportunity to take classes taught by faculty … Continue reading

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One name, two fates: SMU’s 2013 Common Reading

Two boys with the same name were born within blocks of each other and less than a year apart. Both grew up fatherless in the same poverty-stricken Baltimore ghetto. Both experienced the same hazards of urban youth: racism, violence and trouble with … Continue reading

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51 students to take on Engaged Learning projects in 2013-14

SMU’s Office of Engaged Learning has selected 51 undergraduates from throughout the University to take on self-designed projects in research, civic engagement, creative work and internships in 2013-14. The students will participate through the SMU Engaged Learning initiative and will work with 39 … Continue reading

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ORACLE course eases transition for SMU transfer students

Students who transfer to SMU after beginning their college experience on another campus will have the opportunity to take a class in Fall 2013 designed for a smoother transition. Prospective students who attended Mustang Stampede on Saturday, Feb. 16 learned … Continue reading

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