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SMU legend Bill Schucany honored with new lecture program; first events to be held Feb. 27-28, 2014

Professor William Schucany became known as “Mr. Statistics” during his 40-year career with SMU. By the time he retired in 2011, he was called the heart and soul of the department. And even as an emeritus faculty member, he enjoys coming … Continue reading

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‘When Life Strikes the White House’: SMU symposium examines effects of personal crises on U.S. presidencies

SMU continues its schedule of events observing the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination with a symposium exploring the effects of personal crises on a presidential administration. Experts from SMU and around the nation will participate in “When Life Strikes … Continue reading

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Tune In: How J. Erik Jonsson transformed Dallas

Hundreds of Dallas’ leading public servants, including Mayor Mike Rawlings and DISD Superintendent Mike Miles, joined emerging leaders at SMU on Thursday, Feb. 6 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Mayor J. Erik Jonsson’s citizen-led “Goals for Dallas.” Jonsson, a … Continue reading

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Choreographer Jawole Willa Jo Zollar wins 2014 Meadows Prize

SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts has chosen choreographer Jawole Willa Jo Zollar as the recipient of its 5th annual Meadows Prize arts residency. The Kansas City native is the founder of Urban Bush Women (UBW), a performance ensemble dedicated to exploring the use of cultural … Continue reading

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‘Women Are Superheroes’ in SMU’s 2014 Symposium

The SMU Women’s Symposium celebrates its 49th anniversary with a focus on using your power to change the world for the better. U.S. Air Force veteran Kimberly Olson, president and CEO of Grace After Fire, is the special guest for … Continue reading

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Kandahar prosecutor will give lecture on military justice Nov. 7, 2013

Lt. Col. Jay Morse, lead U.S. Army prosecutor in the court-martial of former staff sergeant Robert Bales for the March 2012 Kandahar massacre in Afghanistan, will speak publicly for the first time about the civilian shooting rampage and subsequent criminal case during … Continue reading

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2013 Tower Center conference examines defense under austerity

Emerging regional threats and national security under budget austerity. will be the hot topics during a 2013 national security conference Oct. 30-31 at SMU. It is the 6th annual conference hosted by the University’s John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies. “The … Continue reading

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Strategist Karen Hughes named 2013 Dedman Distinguished Grad

Corporate and political strategist Karen Hughes, named by The Associated Press as “perhaps the most influential woman ever to serve an American president,” will be honored with SMU’s 2013 Dedman College Distinguished Graduate Award on Thursday, Oct. 10. The invitation-only event, sponsored … Continue reading

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SMU hosts discussion on the White House and faith-based initiatives

SMU’s Center for Presidential History will host a symposium exploring the importance of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships as part of the 21st-century presidency and its implications for church-state relations. Every current and former director of the Office – John … Continue reading

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Federal Reserve CEO talks with Texas Monthly at SMU Oct. 7, 2013

Richard W. Fisher, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, will visit the Hilltop Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 to discuss the Texas economy, federal monetary policy and his own unusual life story. Texas Monthy Senior Editor Erica Grieder will … Continue reading

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