Luisa del Rosal ’08, executive director of the Tower Center and Mission Foods Texas-Mexico Center at SMU, received the Latino Up-And-Comer Award as part of D CEO’s 2017 Latino Business Awards. The awards are designed to honor the top Latino “visionary thinkers and industry pioneers” in North Texas.
SMU Meadows theatre faculty, alumni and students were part of productions that won 2017 Dallas-Fort Worth Theater Critics Forum Awards on September 12. In addition, Dallas Theater Center earned a special citation for launching Public Works Dallas, in partnership with SMU Meadows and Ignite/Arts Dallas, which staged its inaugural show, The Tempest, in March.
Simmons professors Diego Román and Dara Rossi, alumna Greses Perez ’14 and Dallas Arboretum educators conducted a summer workshop for 125 Ecuadoran teachers in the Galápagos Islands.
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SMU alumnus Kent Hofmeister ’73, ’76 receives Federal Bar Association award for ‘lifetime contribution’
Kent Hofmeister ’73, ’76 will receive the 2017 Federal Bar Association’s Earl W. Kintner Award for Distinguished Service “for lifetime contribution” at the organization's national convention on September 20 in Atlanta.
Lead researcher Junchang Lü ’04 and colleagues Yuong-Nam Lee ’95 and Yoshitsugu Kobayashi ’04 have discovered a new dinosaur in China, a giant bird-like creature with a distinctive head crest. They christened it Corythoraptor jacobsi (“Jacobs’ helmeted thief”) in honor of their SMU mentor, renowned paleontologist Louis Jacobs.
Parker Holloway ’17 created the curriculum and spent the summer sparking engineering interest through hands-on challenges during weekly camps for middle and high school students held in the Deason Innovation Gym at SMU.
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SMU Cox Executive Education welcomes a new director to take its four-year-old Latino Leadership Initiative to the next level. Ana Rodriguez ’03, an alumna of SMU Cox, brings nearly twenty years of experience in higher education, not for profit and corporate work.
SMU will launch Homecoming Weekend 2017 by honoring four outstanding leaders in education, business and civic life at the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards ceremony and dinner on Thursday, November 2, on the historic Main Quad.