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Highland Park UMC establishes Umphrey Lee Professorship in Methodist History to honor SMU’s centennial

One of SMU’s oldest neighbors has given the University a lasting 100th birthday present. A $1.5 million gift from Highland Park United Methodist Church (HPUMC) will endow the Umphrey Lee Professorship in Methodist History, as well as support the HPUMC Future Church … Continue reading

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Centennial gift from Sarah and Ross Perot Jr. endows Dedman Law scholarships in honor of Thomas W. Luce III ’62, ’66

A new Centennial gift from Sarah Fullinwider Perot ’83 and Ross Perot, Jr., will fund new scholarships in SMU’s Dedman School of Law in honor of one of its most distinguished graduates. Their $1.75 million gift creates the Thomas W. Luce … Continue reading

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SMU reaches $1 billion Second Century Campaign goal; announcement made during Centennial Convocation

SMU President R. Gerald Turner has announced that SMU Unbridled: The Second Century Campaign has reached its $1 billion goal ahead of schedule. He delivered the news on Thursday, Sept. 24, at the University’s Centennial Convocation in McFarlin Auditorium. > Read the full text of … Continue reading

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Pres. Turner confirms SMU will opt out of Texas campus-carry law

As the state of Texas prepares to enact its “campus carry” law, SMU President R. Gerald Turner has confirmed that the University will remain a weapons-free campus by policy. Senate Bill 11 was signed by Governor Greg Abbott on Saturday, … Continue reading

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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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