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SMU hosts 2015 Honorary Degree Symposia Friday, May 15

Three international leaders who will receive honorary degrees at SMU’s 100th May Commencement will participate in symposia on the main campus Friday, May 15. All symposia are free and open to the public. The symposia will feature 2015 honorees Meave Leakey, a renowned anthropologist whose … Continue reading

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SMU Lyle to offer multidisciplinary M.A. degree in design and innovation

Beginning in Fall 2015, SMU’s Lyle School of Engineering will offer a new master’s degree designed to spark creativity in problem solving across multiple disciplines. The Master of Arts in Design and Innovation (MADI), grounded in an approach known as “design thinking,” will provide a … Continue reading

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SMU geothermal scientist Maria Richards named 2016 president-elect of the Geothermal Resources Council

Maria Richards, coordinator of the SMU Geothermal Laboratory in the Huffington Department of Earth Sciences, has been named president-elect of the Geothermal Resources Council. She will become the 26th president of the global energy organization beginning in 2017, and the first woman … Continue reading

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Banjos, supercomputers and killer bacteria: TEDxSMU explores ‘Strangely Familiar’ territory Nov. 1, 2014

The 6th annual edition of TEDxSMU returns to Dallas City Performance Hall Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 with year’s theme of “Strangely Familiar.” Admission to the daylong event includes the popular “after party” where speakers, performers and the audience continue the conversations that started … Continue reading

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$2 million gift will create Mary and Richard Templeton Centennial Chair in Electrical Engineering in SMU’s Lyle School

A gift of $2 million from Mary and Richard Templeton will create a new endowed faculty position in electrical engineering in SMU’s Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering. The gift establishing the Mary and Richard Templeton Centennial Chair of Electrical Engineering provides for … Continue reading

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$4 million in gifts will fund SMU Tower Scholars Program

Gifts totaling more than $4 million will endow and provide operational support for the new Tower Scholars Program – a unique immersion experience for undergraduates in public policymaking through SMU’s John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies. A gift of … Continue reading

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Noted brain researcher Santosh D’Mello joins SMU as Biological Sciences chair

Santosh D’Mello, a respected scientist whose research is centered on understanding the molecular mechanisms regulating neurodegeneration, has joined SMU as professor and chair of the Department of Biological Sciences in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, effective Tuesday, April 1, 2014. D’Mello … Continue reading

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SMU Lyle to offer first-of-its-kind graduate degree in datacenter systems engineering

SMU’s Lyle School of Engineering has created a new Master of Science in datacenter systems engineering, the first of its kind in the United States. The first students in this multidisciplinary program will be admitted for the Fall 2014 term. The … Continue reading

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National expert to lead broad cybersecurity initiative at SMU

Frederick R. Chang, a recognized national expert in cyber security, has joined SMU to develop a multidisciplinary program aimed at tackling the most pressing cyber challenges facing individuals, business and government today. Chang, whose career includes leadership positions in academia, … Continue reading

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SMU hosts series of sustainability events throughout April 2013

Free campus screenings of two popular environmental documentaries April 4-5 and the return of SMU’s Engineering and Humanity Week April 6-12 are highlights of a month of sustainability-themed events that will underscore the celebration of Earth Day 2013 on Monday, … Continue reading

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