Preserving Greek Mythology

A team of Karl Kilinski’s art history colleagues finalized the manuscript and illustrations for his book, Greek Myth and Western Art: The Presence of Past, published in November.

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$25 Million Gift Supports New Building, Academic Positions

Harold C. and Annette Caldwell Simmons have committed a gift of $25 million to SMU’s School of Education and Human Development named in her honor. Their gift will fund a new building and support three new endowed academic positions.

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Gifts Totaling $8.5 Million Support Renovation Of Two Libraries

The renovation and updating of SMU’s Bridwell Library and Fondren Library Center will be advanced through gifts totaling $8.5 million from family foundations that have supported University libraries for most of SMU’s 100-year history.

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Gift Endows Meadows Museum Director Position

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. An additional $1 million from The Meadows Foundation will add to the endowment.

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$1.5 Million Gift To Fund Endowed Chair In Art History

A $1.5 million gift from the Kleinheinz Family Endowment for the Arts and Education will establish an endowed chair in the Division of Art History at Meadows School of the Arts.

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Law Alumni Reinvest In SMU, Dallas Through Professorship

Les Ware and Amy Abboud Ware have given $1 million to SMU Dedman School of Law not only to establish an endowed professorship at their alma mater, but also to reinvest in their home city of Dallas.

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Recent Gifts Enrich Hamon Arts Library Collections

Two gifts — one from the estate of philanthropist and arts patron Nancy Hamon and a planned estate gift from film historian and collector Jeff Gordon – expand the special collections housed in SMU’s Hamon Arts Library.

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New Library Resources Available For SMU Alumni

A new portal for SMU Libraries Alumni Services and additional offerings for alumni are now available through Central University Libraries.

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Commencement On The Historic Main Quad

The SMU alumni population grew by more than 1,500 on May 17 as the University bestowed undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees at its spring Commencement ceremony.

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SMU Task Force Addresses National Campus Issue

SMU President R. Gerald Turner has accepted the recommendations of a task force he appointed to ensure that the University follows the best practices in dealing with the national issue of sexual misconduct.

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