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$5 million gift from Harlan and Kathy Crow to support SMU Residential Commons

Harlan and Katherine Raymond Crow of Dallas have committed $5 million toward the construction of the Kathy Crow Commons in SMU’s new Residential Commons complex, scheduled to open in fall 2014. Mrs. Crow is a member of the SMU Board … Continue reading

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SMU Dean José Bowen named president of Goucher College

José Antonio Bowen, dean of SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts for the past eight years, will become president of Goucher College in the Baltimore suburb of Towson, Maryland, on Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Following a nationwide search, the trustees … Continue reading

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Nancy Ann and Ray L. Hunt fund new SMU legal center for victims of crimes against women

A new legal center in SMU’s Dedman School of Law will provide services for the victims of domestic violence, sex trafficking and other crimes against women. Ray L. and Nancy Ann Hunter Hunt have committed $5 million to create the … Continue reading

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Simmons Dean David Chard elected chair of National Board for Education Sciences

David Chard, Leon Simmons Endowed Dean of SMU’s Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, has been elected by fellow board members as chairman of the National Board for Education Sciences, effective immediately. The U.S. Senate approved President … Continue reading

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$7.75 million gift will create cyber security institute in SMU Lyle

A $7.75 million gift from Darwin Deason, founder of Affiliated Computer Services, will launch the Darwin Deason Institute for Cyber Security and support the Deason Innovation Gym in SMU’s Lyle School of Engineering. Deason’s gift provides a $5 million endowment, … Continue reading

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$2.5 million gift will help fund SMU-in-Taos campus center

A $2.5 million gift from Carolyn and David Miller will help fund a $4 million campus center at SMU-in-Taos in New Mexico. The Carolyn and David Miller Campus Center will include academic spaces, a media room and a gathering space … Continue reading

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SMU celebrates 2013 December Commencement in renovated Moody Coliseum Dec. 21

The SMU community will celebrate the graduation of more than 600 students and mark the debut of the newly renovated Moody Coliseum at its 2013 December Commencement Convocation. The ceremony, featuring an official dedication of the new facility, begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, … Continue reading

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Jennifer M. Collins named new SMU law dean

SMU’s new law dean is a scholar at the intersection of criminal and family law whose background includes extensive academic administration experience as well as service as a federal prosecutor. Jennifer M. Collins will begin her duties as the Judge James Noel Dean … Continue reading

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Renovated Moody Coliseum, Miller Event Center to open for 2013 December Commencement Convocation

SECOND UPDATE Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, 4:28 p.m.: All extra complimentary faculty/staff tickets for the SMU-UConn Moody Coliseum opener have been distributed. No additional complimentary tickets will be available for this game. A limited number of tickets are available for … Continue reading

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A Monday Celebration of Lights kicks off SMU’s 2013 holiday season

The holiday season goes into high gear at SMU with a rare weekday observance of one of the University’s most beloved annual traditions. Celebration of Lights 2013 is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2 on the Main Quad. The celebration … Continue reading

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