SMU Alum Junchang Lü ’04 Identifies Velociraptor Cousin, Maybe Weirder And Scarier Than Movies Imagine

SMU alumnus Junchang Lü ’04, one of China’s leading dinosaur experts, has helped identify a new dinosaur species – Zhenyuanlong suni – a cousin to the Velociraptor of Jurassic World fame and the newest clue as to how birds descended from dinosaurs.

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SMU STEMPREP Project Receives $3.78 Million DoD Grant

SMU STEMPREP Project Receives $3.78 Million DoD Grant

The STEMPREP Project at SMU recently received a $3.78 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to support its goal of increasing the number of minorities in STEM fields. The grant follows a $2.6 million award in 2014. SMU alumna Taisha Husbands ’15, a former STEMPREP student, is teaching science courses as part of this summer’s program before attending medical school in the fall.

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Remembering Professor Fred Wendorf, World-renowned Archaeologist

Remembering Professor Fred Wendorf, World-renowned Archaeologist

Noted archaeologist Fred Wendorf, credited with contributing more than any other individual to our understanding of early human life in northeast Africa, died in Dallas Wednesday, July 15, following a long illness. He was 90. Wendorf, pictured at Nabta Playa in Egypt, earned numerous prestigious international awards for his work.

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Jay Dewald ’94

Jay Dewald has joined Andrew Kurth, LLP, as partner in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice. Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Dewald has

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Everything You Need To Know About Reunions, September 25-26

SMU will welcome alumni and friends from the classes of 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005 and 2010 for Reunion Weekend 2015, September 23-26.

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Meet SMU Alum Scott Moses ’07, Production Designer For “Ellen”

SMU alumnus Scott Moses ’07 always sweats the details. The production designer has created environments for a host of television programs, and beginning in August, he’ll be working on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Moses, who earned an M.F.A. in theatre from SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts, recently talked to Meadows alumna Rachel Wilson ’14 for the Dreamfly Productions blog about his work. He says designing for reality TV “is more like theatre than you think.”

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SMU Swimming And Diving Alumni Compete In Pan American Games

SMU Swimming And Diving Alumni Compete In Pan American Games

UPDATE: Rachel Nicol ’15 helped lead host country Canada to a second-place finish in swimming at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto July 14-16. She earned silver and bronze medals at the games. Two other alumni of SMU Swimming and Diving teams represented their countries in events: Isabella Arcila ’15, swimming for Colombia, advanced to the Consolation Final in each of her three individual events, while Julian Fletcher ’13, representing Bermuda, placed fifth in the Consolation Final of the 100-meter breaststroke.

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Miller Campus Center: New Community Gathering Place At SMU-in-Taos

Miller Campus Center: New Community Gathering Place At SMU-in-Taos

The Carolyn and David Miller Campus Center will be dedicated at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 17, at SMU-in-Taos. The Center is named for lead donors David B. Miller ’72, ’73 and Carolyn L. Miller. The newest facility at SMU-in-Taos will create a comfortable gathering place for campus and community groups, ranging from 100 guests attending a lecture to a handful of students relaxing before a huge stone fireplace.

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News From Meadows: Five SMU Alumni Reap Rewards Of Art History Education

News From Meadows: Five SMU Alumni Reap Rewards Of Art History Education

Spending nine months as a paid intern at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Digging for antiquities in Galilee. Working at Christie’s Auction House in New York City. Presenting a paper in Armenia. Studying Mediterranean archaeology in the Netherlands as a Fulbright scholar. These are the paths taken by five recent art history graduates from SMU Meadows School of the Arts.

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