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Human Rights Dallas Summit At SMU: Taking ‘Unified Steps Forward’

Human Rights Dallas Summit At SMU: Taking ‘Unified Steps Forward’

When hundreds of city and county leaders gathered at SMU July 9 for the first Human Rights Dallas summit, the city was openly grieving the murder of five police officers in downtown Dallas July 7. The long-planned summit was hosted by SMU’s Embrey Human Rights Program. Participants vowed to stay connected via social media and create a variety of educational opportunities designed to continue the dialogue.

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Smart Phones Tested For Cancer Screening In Zambia

Smart Phones Tested For Cancer Screening In Zambia

Nicholas Saulnier ’15, ’16, a master’s degree student and graduate research assistant in SMU’s Lyle School of Engineering, always hoped he’d be able to solve problems and help people over the course of his career as an electrical engineer. To his surprise, that time came sooner than he expected. He is a member of an interdisciplinary research team – (from left) Eric G. Bing, Saulnier, Dinesh Rajan and Prasanna Rangarajan – that has developed a smart phone-based screening system for early cervical cancer detection being tested in Zambia.

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One-day Challenge, Infinite Impact

One-day Challenge, Infinite Impact

Thanks to the generosity of the University community during Mustangs Give Back, the SMU student chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) has cleared another hurdle toward its goal to help the village of Llohila Grande, Bolivia, obtain a reliable source of clean water.

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Stories That Paved The Way For The New Crain Family Centennial Promenade

Stories That Paved The Way For The New Crain Family Centennial Promenade

SMU dedicated the Crain Family Centennial Promenade during Founders’ Weekend April 15-16 and paid tribute to the long-standing support of the Crain family. Brick by brick, the walkway links the namesake Crain family with more than 10,000 other donors whose inscribed pavers line the new promenade. Each paver’s inscription tells a Hilltop story, and all those who contributed were invited to share their reasons for giving online. Read some of the stories from this new SMU landmark.

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SMU Continues Expansion East Of Central Expressway

SMU Continues Expansion East Of Central Expressway

The University’s East Campus may not reflect the same Collegiate Georgian architectural style as the main campus, but make no mistake: The SMU buildings east of Central Expressway contain a hive of University activity.

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Craig C. Hill Named Dean Of SMU’s Perkins School Of Theology

Craig C. Hill Named Dean Of SMU’s Perkins School Of Theology

Craig C. Hill, a Duke University leader in theological education with strengths in practice, research and church relations, has been appointed the new dean of Perkins School of Theology, effective July 1, 2016. Since 2010 Hill has served as executive director of the Doctor of Ministry and Master of Christian Practice programs at Duke, as well as research professor of theological pedagogy.

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We’re No. 1! SMU Cheer Captures National Title

We’re No. 1! SMU Cheer Captures National Title

The SMU Cheer Squad had plenty to cheer about after winning first place at the NCA Collegiate National Championship in Daytona Beach, Florida – the first time the team has captured the national championship. SMU Pom also took home a trophy, placing third in Pom Division I.

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Mustang Minute Video: ‘Shark Tank’ College Day At SMU

Mustang Minute Video: ‘Shark Tank’ College Day At SMU

SMU’s Cox School of Business was selected by the critically acclaimed show, Shark Tank, to host auditions recently. The Emmy-winning show searches for the best entrepreneurs and business ideas America has to offer. SMU was the site of the only Shark Tank College Day event in the state this spring.

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SMU’s National Center For Arts Research Releases New Index

SMU’s National Center For Arts Research Releases New Index

SMU’s National Center for Arts Research (NCAR) has released its second Arts Vibrancy Index of more than 900 communities across the United States. “This report is designed to help us understand what makes a city vibrant in the arts and the different elements that come into play to foster that vibrancy,” says Zannie Giraud Voss, Ph.D., director of NCAR, and chair and professor of arts management and arts entrepreneurship in SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts and Cox School of Business.

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SMU Researchers Say Walkers Burned By Old Calorie Equations

SMU Researchers Say Walkers Burned By Old Calorie Equations

Good news! SMU researchers have found that you’re probably burning more calories than you think while walking. A new study finds that under firm, level ground conditions, the leading standards are relatively inaccurate and have significant bias. The leading standardized equations estimated too few calories burned in 97 percent of the cases researchers examined, says SMU physiologist Lindsay Ludlow.

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