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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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Common Reading 2012: Anatomy of a financial disaster

By the time the public learned of the 2008 U.S. stock market crash, it had been happening for more than a year. Author and journalist Michael Lewis sought out a relatively obscure handful of Wall Street hedge-fund managers – minor … Continue reading

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$5 million gift will establish Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute

A new $5 million gift from the Dedman family and The Dedman Foundation will create the Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute in SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. The new institute will bring together faculty and students from the humanities, … Continue reading

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Engaged Learning announces 2012-13 Unbridled student projects

In the coming academic year, 37 SMU students from throughout the University will take on special projects of their own design in research, civic engagement, creative work and internships. They are all part of the 2012-13 Unbridled Project, part of the … Continue reading

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CTE recognizes 2010-11 Peer Feedback faculty participants

SMU’s Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) recognizes 18 faculty members for serving in its Peer Feedback Program during 2010-11. The CTE established the program in Fall 2010 “as part of our mission to enhance teaching effectiveness across campus,” says CTE … Continue reading

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SACS reaffirms SMU’s accreditation at 2011 meeting

SMU received full reaffirmation of its accreditation at the annual meeting of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Dec. 5, 2011, in Orlando. Provost Paul Ludden made the announcement to faculty and staff members in an e-mail message dated … Continue reading

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Lyle School to offer Master’s in Sustainability & Development

The Pallet House prototype created by I-Beam Design was featured in HRH Prince Charles’ Royal Gardens as part of an exhibition on sustainable design. The inspiration for the Pallet House Project came from the fact that 84% of the world’s … Continue reading

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