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SMU reaches resolution agreement with Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights

SMU and the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) have reached a resolution agreement that concludes OCR’s investigation of complaints filed against the University regarding its compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the federal law that prohibits discrimination … Continue reading

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SMU to break ground on Dr. Bob Smith Health Center on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014

On Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, SMU will break ground for the new Dr. Bob Smith Health Center, a 33,000-square-foot center designed to provide comprehensive outpatient health care to more than 11,000 SMU students throughout each school year. A $5 million gift … Continue reading

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SMU seismologist Brian Stump named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

SMU seismologist Brian Stump has been named an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow for distinguished contributions to his field, particularly in the area of seismic monitoring in support of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty. AAAS is the … Continue reading

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SMU kicks off the 2014 holiday season with Celebration of Lights Monday, Dec. 1

With Christmas coming soon, SMU kicks off the holiday season with a number of campus events. From annual traditions to commencement ceremonies, the University offers many opportunities to celebrate the spirit of the season. Celebration of Lights: Following Thanksgiving Break, SMU kicks off the winter holiday season … Continue reading

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Save the date: Celebration of Lights on Monday, Dec. 1, 2014

SMU kicks off the 2014 holiday season with the post-Thanksgiving observance of one of the University’s most beloved annual traditions. Celebration of Lights 2014 is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, on the Main Quad. Refreshments will be served prior to the event, beginning … Continue reading

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SMU announces two new gifts for endowed faculty positions

Two new gifts to SMU totaling $3.5 million will create two new endowed faculty positions in two schools. A gift of $2.5 million, made through the Texas Methodist Foundation, will establish the Susanna Wesley Centennial Chair in Practical Theology in Perkins School … Continue reading

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Tune In: SMU takes the ‘It’s On Us’ pledge

The SMU community shows its support for It’s On Us, a nationwide campaign to end sexual assault and violence, in the latest video from Myles Taylor of SMU News. Learn more from President R. Gerald Turner, basketball coaches Larry Brown and … Continue reading

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Online training for SMU faculty and staff on recognizing, reporting and preventing discrimination, sexual violence

SMU has arranged for all faculty and staff members to participate in two online tutorials on recognizing and reporting discrimination and sexual violence. The two self-paced courses, offered through training vendor LawRoom, take about one hour to complete. All faculty and staff members will receive an e-mail from … Continue reading

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SMU renews membership in the Clinton Global Initiative University Network in 2014

SMU has renewed its membership in the Clinton Global Initiative University Network (CGI U), a growing consortium of colleges and universities that support, mentor and provide seed funding to student leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs who are developing solutions to some of … Continue reading

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Sam Holland named Meadows dean on Nov. 12, 2014

Sam Holland, professor and director in the Meadows School of the Arts’ Division of Music, was named the School’s new dean on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. He has served as interim dean since July 1, 2014, following the departure of former dean José Antonio … Continue reading

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