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Civic leader Gail Griffin Thomas ’58 receives SMU’s 2014 J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award

Civic leader Gail Griffin Thomas ’58, president and CEO of the Trinity Trust Foundation and a champion of urban transformation, received the 2014 J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award from SMU’s Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility during … Continue reading

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$5 million gift from Harlan and Kathy Crow to support SMU Residential Commons

Harlan and Katherine Raymond Crow of Dallas have committed $5 million toward the construction of the Kathy Crow Commons in SMU’s new Residential Commons complex, scheduled to open in fall 2014. Mrs. Crow is a member of the SMU Board … Continue reading

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Paul Phillips to serve as guest conductor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra March 20-22, 2014

Meadows Symphony Orchestra conductor Paul Phillips ’74 will step in for Dallas Symphony Orchestra Music Director Jaap van Zweden and serve as guest conductor of the DSO on March 20, 21 and 22. Under Phillips’ baton, the DSO and guest pianist … Continue reading

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The Guildhall at SMU names its 2013 Top 10 Games for Giving

The Guildhall at SMU has named 10 outstanding titles – ranging from a new adventure from the Legend of Zelda to a reboot of the classic Tomb Raider series – to its 2013 Top Video Games to Give for the Holidays list. The … Continue reading

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Bill Joyce ’81 brings film and family fun to SMU Homecoming 2013

Bring the kids, or perhaps your inner child, to SMU’s 2013 Homecoming celebration: Author, illustrator and Oscar-winning filmmaker William Joyce ’81 will sign books and screen his 2012 Best Animated Short Film to help kick off the festivities. Milk and cookies … Continue reading

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SMU honors 2013 DAA Award, Emerging Leader winners Oct. 24

SMU will honor four leaders in philanthropy, business and civic life with the highest honor the University can bestow upon its graduates. The 2013 Distinguished Alumni Awards dinner and ceremony begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 on the Main … Continue reading

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Strategist Karen Hughes named 2013 Dedman Distinguished Grad

Corporate and political strategist Karen Hughes, named by The Associated Press as “perhaps the most influential woman ever to serve an American president,” will be honored with SMU’s 2013 Dedman College Distinguished Graduate Award on Thursday, Oct. 10. The invitation-only event, sponsored … Continue reading

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Anti-doping leader Travis Tygart speaks at SMU Aug. 27, 2013

The SMU law graduate who broke the Lance Armstrong doping case returns to the Hilltop to discuss the pressures athletes face and the importance of integrity in sports. U.S. Anti-Doping Agency CEO Travis Tygart will speak on “Playing Fair and Winning: An Inside View … Continue reading

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Tune In: SMU law grad, anti-doping leader talks with KERA Aug. 19

U.S. Anti-Doping Agency CEO and Dedman School of Law alumnus Travis Tygart will speak on KERA Public Radio’s “Think” at 1 p.m. CT Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. Tygart, who led the investigation into the doping case against cyclist Lance Armstrong, will talk with “Think” host … Continue reading

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Nancy Ann and Ray L. Hunt receive 2013 Jonsson Ethics Award

Nancy Ann and Ray L. Hunt – whose business, public service and education leadership has helped shape Dallas for more than 40 years – received the 2013 J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award during a sold-out luncheon Monday, Feb. 25, at the … Continue reading

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