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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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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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SMU Scientist Finds Earth’s Moon Experienced A ‘True Polar Wander’

SMU Scientist Finds Earth’s Moon Experienced A ‘True Polar Wander’

SMU planetary scientist Matthew Siegler and colleagues have made a rare discovery — the Earth’s moon shifted at least six degrees from its original axis, likely over the course of 1 billion years. Scientists call the rare occasion when a planet’s mass shifts, causing a relocation on its axis, a “true polar wander.”

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Breaking Ground On SMU Swimming And Diving Teams’ New Home

Breaking Ground On SMU Swimming And Diving Teams’ New Home

Building on a legacy of proud Olympians, world records and 155 national titles, SMU broke ground on a new Aquatics Center on February 26. The 42,000 square foot center will be home to SMU’s internationally recognized men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams. Located at 5550 SMU Boulevard, on the University’s growing east campus, the center will provide facilities for practice, competition and community use.

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SMU Welcomes New Crum Lacrosse and Sports Field

SMU Welcomes New Crum Lacrosse and Sports Field

A wide range of SMU club sports teams now have a new field to call home. The University’s new Crum Lacrosse and Sports Field was formally dedicated on February 24. The field was made possible by a generous gift from Gary T. Crum ’69 and Sylvie P. Crum, whose support reflects their family’s long-time love for lacrosse. The couple’s three children – Ashley ’03, Christopher ’05 and Clayton – each played lacrosse in their youth.

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SMU Dedicates New Simmons Hall

SMU Dedicates New Simmons Hall

SMU dedicated Harold Clark Simmons Hall, a three-story building serving a new generation of teachers and leaders to develop and use evidence-based strategies in education, on February 25. The new hall, the second building for the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, is home to innovative teaching laboratories, a center that fights poverty through education and community support, as well as offices for faculty members and researchers.

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New Endowed Chair Honors Renowned SMU Law Professor Alan R. Bromberg

New Endowed Chair Honors Renowned SMU Law Professor Alan R. Bromberg

Anne R. Bromberg of Dallas has committed $2 million to SMU for the creation of the Alan R. Bromberg Centennial Chair in Corporate, Partnership and Securities Law in honor of her late husband, a renowned professor in the Dedman School of Law. “This gift is the most suitable way of remembering Alan since he was so devoted to the Law School and his students,” says Dr. Bromberg, the Cecil and Ida Green Curator for Ancient Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. “Alan loved being a professor and encouraging his students to think harder and better.”

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Gifts And Good Advice

Gifts And Good Advice

SMU’s Santa Peruna recently visited two Richardson schools, bringing gifts, healthy snacks and important reminders to students: “Keep reading over the holidays” and “go to college.” Each student received a book from Half-Price Books, healthy snacks from the North Texas Food Bank and backpacks, pencils and bookmarks from SMU, as well as lots of good cheer at fun-filled assemblies.

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