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Wes Waggoner Named Interim SMU AVP For Enrollment Management

Wes Waggoner Named Interim SMU AVP For Enrollment Management

SMU Dean of Undergraduate Admission Wes Waggoner has been named the University’s interim associate vice president for enrollment management in the Office of the Provost, effective July 1, 2015.

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New Study Co-authored By SMU Archaeologist Shows Kennewick Man Related To Modern Native Americans

New Study Co-authored By SMU Archaeologist Shows Kennewick Man Related To Modern Native Americans

SMU archaeologist David Meltzer is co-author of a new study that shows the genome sequence of the 8,500-year-old male skeleton known as Kennewick Man is closely related to modern Native Americans. The new research may help resolve a bitter dispute between Native Americans and scientists who believed that the skeleton – found along the banks of the Columbia River in Kennewick, Washington, in 1996 – was not of Native American ancestry.

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Perkins Dean William B. Lawrence On Violence In Charleston

Perkins Dean William B. Lawrence On Violence In Charleston

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SMU Junior Bryson DeChambeau Qualifies For U.S. Open

SMU Junior Bryson DeChambeau Qualifies For U.S. Open

Fresh from winning the NCAA Individual Championship on June 1, SMU junior Bryson DeChambeau qualified for the 2015 U.S. Open by tying for third in the sectional qualifier in Columbus, Ohio, on June 8, SMU Athletics reports. DeChambeau is the first Mustang in the history of SMU Men’s Golf to earn the NCAA individual title.

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News From Meadows: Connecting Cultural Roots In ‘Little Mexico’

News From Meadows: Connecting Cultural Roots In ‘Little Mexico’

In a story for the Meadows School of the Arts website, writer Mary Guthrie introduces the Pike Park Summer Program, an educational collaborative involving Janis Bergman-Carton, SMU Meadows associate professor of art history, two SMU students and several civic groups. The new summer day camp will reintroduce the rich ethnic past of Dallas’ “Little Mexico” to the neighborhood’s children through a series of arts-related activities. The program for kids ages 6-12 runs from mid-June through the end of July. Photo of Raizes Hispanas, a commissioned mural in the Pike Park Field House by artist Juan Manuel Campos, 1988.

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Quake Team Helps Shed Light On North Texas Tremors

Quake Team Helps Shed Light On North Texas Tremors

With earthquakes continuing to rattle North Texas – and the nerves of its residents – the search is on for the source of the activity. That’s been the focus since 2008 for a team of SMU earth scientists who have become the go-to experts on North Texas earthquakes. Even though the largest quake in the Dallas-Fort Worth area (Jan. 6, 2015) measured only 3.7, and was a relatively small-magnitude quake that caused no major damage, the tremors do provoke concern.

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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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Michael M. Boone ’63, ’67 Re-elected Chair Of SMU Board Of Trustees

Michael M. Boone ’63, ’67 Re-elected Chair Of SMU Board Of Trustees

Civic leader Michael M. Boone ’63, ’67, co-founder of the distinguished law firm of Haynes and Boone, has been re-elected chair of the SMU Board of Trustees, the University’s 42-member governing board, effective June 2015. “Mike Boone’s leadership has been crucial as SMU marks the final year of its centennial celebration

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George W. Bush, 43rd President Of The United States, Delivers Commencement Address

George W. Bush, 43rd President Of The United States, Delivers Commencement Address

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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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