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SMU Environmental Society Makes Being ‘Green’ Look Easy – And Fun

SMU Environmental Society Makes Being ‘Green’ Look Easy – And Fun

Green Source DFW profiles the student-run SMU Environmental Society. The group aims to connect students to the Dallas community and surrounding areas through events like group hikes, gardening and community service. They even offer a free shuttle to White Rock Local Market.

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RecycleMania Returns To SMU

RecycleMania Returns To SMU

RecycleMania, a friendly competition mounted every spring to encourage University students to reduce, re-use and recycle, is underway. SMU will compete against other universities in Texas and across the U.S. and Canada to see which universities capture the most in recycled material and divert as much waste as possible from landfills.

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New Commitments Continue SMU Campaign Momentum

New Commitments Continue SMU Campaign Momentum

SMU begins the final year of its $1 billion Second Century Campaign with the momentum of $4.8 million in new commitments, continuing the campaign’s historic levels of support.

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Center For Presidential History At SMU Explores The Election Of 2004

Center For Presidential History At SMU Explores The Election Of 2004

The Election of 2004 is the first installment in the Center for Presidential History’s Collective Memory Project, an ongoing non-partisan oral history collaboration dedicated to enhancing the archival record of various presidential administrations.

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News From Meadows: Student Chase Dobson To Have Work Premiered By Dallas Symphony March 12-15

News From Meadows: Student Chase Dobson To Have Work Premiered By Dallas Symphony March 12-15

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Supervolcano Discovery Unites Italian Alps Cultures

Supervolcano Discovery Unites Italian Alps Cultures

“Excluding natural disasters, it is an unusual event when geology brings together people in a spirit of cooperation,” says SMU geologist and volcanologist James Quick. But discovery of a 282 million-year-old fossil supervolcano in northwest Italy did just that. The supervolcano is a central geological feature within the new Sesia-Val Grande Geopark, a recent UNESCO designation.

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News From Meadows: Class Led By MacArthur Fellow Rick Lowe Explores Ebola Impact Through Art

News From Meadows: Class Led By MacArthur Fellow Rick Lowe Explores Ebola Impact Through Art

Rick Lowe, a 2014 MacArthur Foundation Fellow and an adjunct instructor in Meadows School of the Arts, worked with students in the Art and Social Practice class this fall on a project in Vickery Meadow, one of Dallas’ most international neighborhoods. The project took an unexpected turn when the first case of Ebola in the United States was diagnosed in a patient visiting the neighborhood. The Meadows students refocused their eforts, joining forces with Tasby Middle School Principal Anthony Mays (shown in a hard hat in the photo above by Meadows student Sally Kim ’15) to use art in exploring the impact of Ebola on the community.

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SMU Seismologist Brian Stump Named AAAS Fellow

SMU Seismologist Brian Stump Named AAAS Fellow

SMU seismologist Brian Stump has been named an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow for distinguished contributions to his field, particularly in the area of seismic monitoring in support of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty. Stump, Albritton Chair of Geological Sciences in the Huffington Department of Earth Sciences in SMU’s Dedman College, is the fifth SMU professor to be recognized as an AAAS Fellow.

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Dinesh Rajan Named Cecil And Ida Green Endowed Professor Of Engineering

Dinesh Rajan Named Cecil And Ida Green Endowed Professor Of Engineering

Dinesh Rajan (center) has been named the Cecil and Ida Green Endowed Professor of Engineering in SMU’s Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering. He is the first faculty member to be named to the recently established professorship, made possible by the growth of an endowment provided by Cecil and Ida Green in 1979. Cecil and Ida Green provided endowments for two faculty chairs in what is now the Lyle School of Engineering, both of which multiplied over time to provide funds for an additional professorship.

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Leading Musician, Arts Administrator Named Dean Of Meadows School

Leading Musician, Arts Administrator Named Dean Of Meadows School

Samuel S. Holland, an internationally renowned music educator and outstanding arts administrator, has been named the Algur H. Meadows dean of Meadows School of the Arts. Holland has provided strong leadership to the Meadows School in both teaching and administrative roles for more than 20 years. “We are delighted to

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