SMU Alumnus Leandre Johns ’02 Talks Uber Career And Detours Along The Way

A passion for innovation drives Leandre Johns ’02, general manager of Uber Technologies for North and West Texas. Johns returned to the Hilltop to discuss his trajectory from SMU student to tech executive in a conversation with Thomas DiPiero, dean of Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, April 28.

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James K. Hopkins Named Inaugural Recipient of SMU’s Second Century Faculty Career Achievement Award

James K. Hopkins Named Inaugural Recipient of SMU’s Second Century Faculty Career Achievement Award

James K. Hopkins, professor of history and Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor in SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, has been named the inaugural recipient of SMU’s Second Century Faculty Career Achievement Award, announced by the Office of the Provost Friday, April 17, 2015. In his honor, the James K. Hopkins SMU Second Century Faculty Career Achievement Scholarship has been created and will be awarded to a student in SMU’s fall 2015 entering class.

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The Daily Campus: First Year Nears The End For Faculty-in-Residence

The Daily Campus: First Year Nears The End For Faculty-in-Residence

The Daily Campus talks to Dr. Rita Kirk, Faculty-in-Residence for Armstrong Commons, and student residents as the first year of the new Residential Commons living-learning experience draws to a close. Kirk, who shares quarters with her Bichon Frisé, Sir Emerson – or “Emmy” as he’s known around the RC – calls her life on campus “such an adventure.” Photo by Kasey Ruth/The Daily Campus.

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Shakeel Ahmed ’82

Shakeel Ahmed, PE, LEED AP,  ahas been promoted to principal associate in Arup’s San Francisco office. A mechanical engineer, he joined

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SMU Alumna Savannah Niles ’13 And The Importance Of ‘Scattered Curiosity’

SMU Alumna Savannah Niles ’13 And The Importance Of ‘Scattered Curiosity’

Meadows School of the Arts talks to alumna Savannah Niles ’13, who earned her B.F.A. in art and B.A. in creative computation at SMU. She is finishing her master of science degree at MIT before heading to Magic Leap, a groundbreaking “cinematic reality” startup that has $542 million in backing from Google. Niles says her undergraduate education was important for her career path. “I really don’t think I’d be doing what I’m doing now if I’d gone to any other program.”

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How Did Your SMU Experience Shape You? Share Your Story

As part of SMU’s centennial celebration era, 2011-2015, each year is being commemorated for a significant University milestone. It is appropriate that in 2015 we celebrate the Year of the Student, since this is the 100th anniversary of SMU’s inaugural class. In September 1915, the University welcomed 456 students to the Hilltop. Today, more than 11,000 students are shaping their futures as SMU students.

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‘No Fling The Bunny’ And Other Life Lessons From SMU Alum Eddie Coker

‘No Fling The Bunny’ And Other Life Lessons From SMU Alum Eddie Coker

Meadows School of the Arts profiles alumnus Eddie Coker ’83. The children’s entertainment superstar has taken the fun track to promote emotional well-being through his Wezmore project.

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SMU Student Katie Schaible ’15 Honors Father’s Memory As Top Relay For Life Fundraiser

SMU Student Katie Schaible ’15 Honors Father’s Memory As Top Relay For Life Fundraiser

SMU student Lauren Castle covers the fundraising accomplishments of fellow Mustang Katie Schaible ’15 for USA TODAY’s Voices On Campus blog. Katie, who lost her father to cancer, was the top individual fundraiser for Relay For Life, benefiting the American Cancer Society. SMU was named the top collegiate chapter fundraiser in the country after raising approximately $176,400 this year, exceeding the $158, 000 goal. Kappa Alpha Theta topped the leader board for team fundraising this year. (Photo courtesy of Katie Schaible.)

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Meadows Museum Exhibit Spans 500 Years Of Western Art

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Baseball: America’s Presidents, America’s Pasttime

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