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Turner joins Dallas Historical Society higher-ed panel Oct. 28, 2012

SMU President R. Gerald Turner joins John E. Price, founding president of the University of North Texas at Dallas, for a panel discussion exploring the history of higher education in Dallas at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28 in the Hall of … Continue reading

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Homecoming 2012 celebrates Centennial milestones and memories

SMU celebrates Homecoming 2012 with milestones and memories from its hundred-year history. The festivities take place Oct. 25-28 in locations all over campus. The celebration begins with the 2012 DAA Awards Thursday, Oct. 25 and continues through a weekend of picnics, … Continue reading

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SMU student event raises funds and awareness for the homeless

Mustang Heroes, an SMU organization dedicated to creating sustainable and engaging volunteer opportunities for students, recently hosted “Sleep in a Box” – an event to raise awareness of homelessness in the Dallas community. The Sept. 22, 2012 event raised approximately … Continue reading

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SMU joins North Texas Food Bank to ‘Stampede Against Hunger’

SMU students, faculty and staff will have a unique opportunity to fight regional hunger this fall through a new partnership with the North Texas Food Bank. The “Stampede Against Hunger” will build on SMU’s strong support for NTFB, connecting campus groups … Continue reading

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Voter registration rally to be part of SMU’s Constitution Day 2012

SMU will celebrate a day devoted to good citizenship with an event designed to help students exercise their voting rights. A voter registration drive is the centerpiece of the University’s 2012 Constitution Day observance 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18 in the … Continue reading

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TEDxSMU heads to the Hilltop for first SMU-only event

TEDxSMU Hilltop is coming to the University’s Bob Hope Theatre on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 – a free, SMU-only mashup of performance, technology and great talks that will spotlight “Ideas Worth Spreading” here on campus. The Lyle School of Engineering and … Continue reading

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Understanding Rwanda: Memories from a human rights trip

In August 2012, a group of 20 SMU students, faculty and staff members visited Rwanda with the University’s Embrey Human Rights Program. The group went to observe how the African country is recovering from its 1994 civil war, in which up … Continue reading

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SMU Rwanda travelers seek school supplies for August 2012 trip

UPDATE Aug. 2, 2012: Thanks to donations from the SMU community and friends, the Embrey Human Rights Program travelers will leave for Rwanda tomorrow with 12 suitcases filled with 200 pounds of school supplies and 250 pounds of books (from Half-Price … Continue reading

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Dallas mayor, leaders meet at SMU to discuss education May 7

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings will join North Texas leaders in a public discussion on the community’s ethical role in supporting public education Monday, May 7, 2012 at SMU. As Mike Miles prepares to take over as DISD superintendent, “From Your … Continue reading

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Economic impact report shows SMU’s influence in DFW region

To commemorate the anniversary of its founding 100 years ago with the support of Dallas, SMU has prepared a report detailing the impact of the University on the city as a return on investment. Titled “Dallas and SMU: The Power … Continue reading

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