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‘Magistra doctissima’ Bonnie Wheeler honored with festschrift of essays in medieval studies

As director of medieval studies in SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Bonnie Wheeler has served as a role model to her students as well as a driving force in her academic field. Now, colleagues throughout the nation have … Continue reading

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‘Year of the Faculty’ website goes live

SMU’s 2014 Year of the Faculty celebration kicks into gear with the launch of a new website honoring faculty achievement and recognition. The site’s central feature is an archive of memories from SMU alumni and students. More than 300 remembrances of … Continue reading

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Embrey Human Rights Program seeks nominees for new award

SMU’s Embrey Human Rights Program will present its first Triumph of the Spirit Award and $25,000 to a person who has dedicated his or her life to social justice and human rights issues on a local, national or global scale. … Continue reading

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Choreographer Jawole Willa Jo Zollar wins 2014 Meadows Prize

SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts has chosen choreographer Jawole Willa Jo Zollar as the recipient of its 5th annual Meadows Prize arts residency. The Kansas City native is the founder of Urban Bush Women (UBW), a performance ensemble dedicated to exploring the use of cultural … Continue reading

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Nominations open for SMU’s 2013-14 All-University Awards

It’s time for the SMU community to nominate students, faculty and staff members for some of the University’s highest honors. The deadline for nomination in the 2013-14 All-University awards is noon Thursday, Feb. 27. Criteria and nomination forms are available online for the following … Continue reading

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Nominations now being accepted for 2013 SMU staff awards

UPDATE: Nomination deadlines for all 2013 staff awards have been extended to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. Find links to award criteria and nominating materials in this post. Originally published Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 The SMU Staff Association is … Continue reading

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Meadows dean receives national award from Association of American Colleges and Universities

The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) has announced that José Antonio Bowen, dean of SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts, is the winner of the national 2014 Frederic W. Ness Book Award for Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology … Continue reading

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‘Women Are Superheroes’ in SMU’s 2014 Symposium

The SMU Women’s Symposium celebrates its 49th anniversary with a focus on using your power to change the world for the better. U.S. Air Force veteran Kimberly Olson, president and CEO of Grace After Fire, is the special guest for … Continue reading

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2014 Simmons Luminary Awards honor advocates for children

Four organizations that advocate for the education and well-being of at-risk children will be honored Thursday, Jan. 23, by SMU’s Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development. The East Dallas Community Schools, TexProtects, the Children’s Defense Fund and … Continue reading

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For the Record: Nov. 26, 2013

Azfar Moin, William P. Clements Department of History, Dedman College, has won two major awards this fall for his first book. The Millennial Sovereign: Sacred Kingship and Sainthood in Islam (Columbia University Press) earned the American Academy of Religion’s 2013 award for Best … Continue reading

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