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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Meadows Museum Exhibit Spans 500 Years Of Western Art

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Baseball: America’s Presidents, America’s Pasttime

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Philanthropist Lyda Hill Receives SMU Maguire Center’s J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award

Philanthropist Lyda Hill Receives SMU Maguire Center’s J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award

Visionary philanthropist Lyda Hill received the 2015 J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award from SMU’s Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility at a luncheon April 2. The annual award honors a community leader who exemplifies ethical, inspiring leadership. Hill, president of the real estate, tourism and venture investment firm LH Holdings, and granddaughter of oilman H. L. Hunt, has spent her life dedicated to what she calls “balancing profit with a purpose.”

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Happy 50th Anniversary, Meadows Museum!

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Ted Gilvar ’89

Ted Gilvar has been appointed chief operating officer by Vonage Holdings Corp., a leading provider of cloud communications services for

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