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Ellen K. Solender, SMU alumna and professor emerita, endows new chair in women and the law

Ellen Karelsen Solender, SMU law alumna and professor emerita, is giving $2 million to the Dedman School of Law to fund the Ellen K. Solender Endowed Chair in Women and the Law. The Solender Chair will support a Dedman Law faculty … Continue reading

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SMU to honor three global leaders with honorary degrees during its 100th Commencement ceremony Saturday, May 16, 2015

SMU has chosen three extraordinary women to receive honorary degrees at its 100th Commencement ceremony Saturday, May 16, 2015. The honorees are Meave Leakey, standard-bearer of a family of anthropologists whose research in Africa has revealed important clues to humans’ earliest … Continue reading

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Meadows School announces $1.5 million challenge grant during 2015 ‘Meadows at the Meyerson’ benefit

SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts announced a major new challenge grant during the most successful “Meadows at the Meyerson” concert in the event’s 22-year history on Tuesday, March 31, 2015. A $1.5 million challenge grant from the Morris Foundation will support … Continue reading

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Associate Provost Harold Stanley named interim SMU provost

SMU Associate Provost Harold W. Stanley has been named the University’s vice president for academic affairs and provost ad interim effective June 1, 2015. Current Provost Paul W. Ludden has announced that he will be leaving the Office of the Provost on May 31, 2015. A distinguished political … Continue reading

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SMU welcomes prospective students during Spring 2015 visits

Prospective SMU undergraduates from around the nation are visiting the Hilltop throughout March and April 2015. They include visitors in the University’s “Destination SMU” events for accepted prospective students, as well as potential President’s and Hunt Leadership Scholars. SMU President R. Gerald Turner stressed the … Continue reading

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SMU receives $45 million gift from The Meadows Foundation, the largest single gift in University history

In the largest single gift in SMU history, The Meadows Foundation, Inc. has pledged $45 million to SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts and Meadows Museum. With this commitment, The Meadows Foundation has provided more than $100 million to the University … Continue reading

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$2 million gift to SMU establishes endowed directorship in the Cox School’s Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship

A $2 million gift from two Dallas entrepreneurs will support a new faculty directorship in the Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship in SMU’s Cox School of Business. The Linda A. and Kenneth R. Morris Endowed Directorship honors Jerry F. White, who has served as … Continue reading

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Provost search committee named; open forums for faculty and staff scheduled for March 25, 2015

SMU President R. Gerald Turner has announced the formation of the search committee for the next University provost. Provost Paul Ludden has announced that he will be leaving the Office of the Provost on May 31, 2015. The Provost Search Committee will be … Continue reading

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Former President George W. Bush will deliver address at SMU’s 2015 Commencement Saturday, May 16

George W. Bush, the 43rd president of the United States, will deliver the address at SMU’s Commencement ceremony Saturday, May 16, in Moody Coliseum on the main campus. “This Commencement is especially noteworthy because 2015 is the 100-year anniversary of … Continue reading

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SMU celebrates MLK with Dream Week 2015 Jan. 17-22

SMU celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during Dream Week 2015, Jan. 17-22. Sponsored by SMU’s Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, the annual observance features a variety of activities, including opportunities for community service and a commemorative … Continue reading

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