Tag Archives: R. Gerald Turner

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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$5 million gift will help build new Residential Commons dining center

Anita and Truman Arnold have given $5 million toward construction of the Anita and Truman Arnold Dining Commons in SMU’s new Residential Commons complex. Now under construction, this facility joins five residence halls and a parking garage, all of which … Continue reading

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2013 Fall General Faculty Meeting takes place Aug. 28

Originally posted Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013. SMU President R. Gerald Turner will address the University faculty at the Fall General Faculty Meeting Wednesday, Aug. 28 in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center. The meeting will begin at 3:45 p.m. in the Hughes-Trigg Theater, following a reception beginning … Continue reading

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Celebrate SMU at the 2013 President’s Picnic May 23

Even after Commencement, SMU staff members will have plenty of reason to party on the green University lawns: The Staff Association and President R. Gerald Turner invite all SMU staff members to the 2013 Staff Appreciation Day and President’s Picnic. The traditional post-Commencement celebration takes … Continue reading

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SMU accepts recommendations of Sexual Misconduct Task Force

SMU President R. Gerald Turner announced May 8 that he has accepted the recommendations of the SMU Task Force on Sexual Misconduct Policies and Procedures for maintaining and improving programs related to sexual misconduct. The recommendations address areas including sexual misconduct reporting procedures, … Continue reading

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Marc Christensen named dean of Lyle School of Engineering

Marc Christensen, a nationally recognized leader in photonics – the science and technology of light – has been named dean of SMU’s Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering. Christensen, 41, has served as interim dean in the Lyle School since July … Continue reading

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Tune In: SMU welcomes the Bush Library on Founders’ Day 2013

The 43rd president of the United States was the unadvertised guest of honor Friday, April 19, 2013 at an outdoor ceremony welcoming the George W. Bush Presidential Center to campus. More than 3,000 SMU alumni, students, faculty and staff cheered … Continue reading

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$1 million gift endows Meadows Museum directorship

A $1 million gift from Linda and William Custard of Dallas will establish and endow the position of Linda P. and William A. Custard Director of the Meadows Museum and Centennial Chair in the Meadows School of the Arts at … Continue reading

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SMU seeks full participation in Protection of Minors program

SMU President R. Gerald Turner has requested that all University employees complete an online training program on their responsibilities under Texas law to report suspected child abuse. The course, “Program for the Protection of Minors,” requires approximately one hour to complete … Continue reading

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SMU prepares for Founders’ Day 2013, Bush Center dedication

SMU President R. Gerald Turner sent the following information to students, faculty and staff regarding SMU Founders’ Day and the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Center: April 2013 will be a month for history-making at SMU, as the George W. … Continue reading

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