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New Mexico Becomes Photographer’s Land Of Inspiration

Two exhibitions in New Mexico with ties to SMU alumni showcase photographs by Debora Hunter, associate professor of photography in Meadows School of the Arts. Hunter’s solo exhibit, “Land Marks: Photographs from Taos, New Mexico,” will continue through November 12 at James Kelly Contemporary in Santa Fe, New Mexico. For

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Sharing Memories Of 9/11

On September 11, 2001, SMU invited students, faculty and staff to share their thoughts in a journal started by Michael Waters ’02, ’06, then an intern in the SMU Chaplain’s Office and now senior pastor of Joy Tabernacle A.M.E. Church in Dallas. The pages are filled with inspiring statements —

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Mapping The Genetics Of Autism

Ed Cook’77, the Earl M. Bane Professor of Psychiatry and director of the Center for Neurodevelopmental Disorders at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, was inspired to study autism by his late brother, Wade.

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Changing Attitudes, One Conversation At A Time

Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño ’79 accepted the Distinguished Alumna Award from Perkins School of Theology February 7 with gratitude and a confession about her role in an SMU Halloween prank.

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Lettermen Present Mustang Award To Albon Head

Albon Head ’69, ’71 received the Silver Anniversary Mustang Award, the most prestigious honor bestowed by the SMU Lettermen’s Association.

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Dedman School of Law Recognizes Contributions By Distinguished Alumni

Dedman School of Law presents seven Distinguished Alumni Awards.

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Lighting The Way In Public Education

Israel Cordero ’97, principal of W.W. Samuell High School, was the North Texas recipient of the Luminary Award, presented by the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development.

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Altshuler Honored With Ethics Award

Ruth Collins Sharp Altshuler ’48 was honored as the 2011 recipient of the J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award presented by SMU’s Cary Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility March 10.

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Mustangs Meet Up In Manhattan

The renowned New York Public Library was the setting for an alumni gathering April 5. New York City chapter leaders pictured are: (front, from left) Andrew Afifian ’00, Sara McCooey ’06 and Jackie Effenson ’05, chapter president; (back) Francesca de la Rama ’10, Kevin Schubert ’04, Jordan Carter ’08 and

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Centennial Reunions: Creating Second-Century Traditions

Time-honored Homecoming traditions, like the parade and football game, combined with engaging new events will create unforgettable alumni moments during SMU’s Second Century Celebration.

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