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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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CTE recognizes 2011-12 Peer Feedback Program participants

SMU’s Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) recognizes 12 faculty members for serving in its Peer Feedback Program during 2011-12. The CTE established the program in Fall 2010 as part of its mission to enhance teaching effectiveness across campus. The program matches a … Continue reading

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New SMU May Term to launch in 2013

SMU’s Office of the Provost has approved a relaunch of the University’s May interterm program on the main campus this spring. The Office of Summer Studies will accept course proposals for the 2013 May Term on the Dallas Campus through … Continue reading

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SMU joins the Clinton Global Initiative University Network

SMU has joined Ohio State, Tuskegee University, Brown, Cornell and the University of California-Berkeley as one of 23 members of the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) Network – a consortium of colleges and universities that support, mentor and provide … Continue reading

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$1.5 million gift to fund new endowed chair in Art History

A $1.5 million gift from the Kleinheinz Family Endowment for the Arts and Education will establish an endowed chair in the Division of Art History in SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts. “We are deeply grateful to the Kleinheinz Family … Continue reading

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Initial deadline for SMU J Term 2013 is Wednesday, Nov. 21

Application deadlines for SMU’s 2013 J Term are coming up fast. The initial course selection deadline for J Term courses is 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, the day before Thanksgiving. Late applications will be considered after the initial deadline but are … Continue reading

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SMU-in-Taos now accepting Summer 2013 course proposals

SMU-in-Taos is now accepting course proposals for its 2013 Summer Terms with a deadline of Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. The course proposal form for Summer 2013 can used for proposals for the May, June and August Summer Terms. Submit the form and … Continue reading

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