SMU Hosts Symposia With Honorary Degree Recipients

SMU Hosts Symposia With Honorary Degree Recipients

SMU will award honorary degrees to three extraordinary women – Meave Leakey, Irene Hirano Inouye and alumna Helen LaKelly Hunt ’71, ’76, ’79 – at its 100th Commencement ceremony May 16.

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Can’t-Miss Photos From The Golden Mustangs Reunion

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

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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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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OE2C: Savings To Fund New Ph.D. Fellowships Program At SMU

OE2C: Savings To Fund New Ph.D. Fellowships Program At SMU

SMU is taking steps to increase the number of Ph.D. students on campus by creating a new University-wide fellowship program, according

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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 Relay For Life Earns Top Collegiate Honors By Raising Funds For Cancer Research

SMU Relay For Life Earns Top Collegiate Honors By Raising Funds For Cancer Research

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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