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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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Education Professor Named Caruth Institute STEM Initiatives Director

Education Professor Named Caruth Institute STEM Initiatives Director

Leanne Ketterlin-Geller (standing in the photo above) has been appointed director of K-12 STEM Initiatives for SMU’s Caruth Institute for Engineering Education – a cross-disciplinary appointment that takes full advantage of SMU’s strengths in the Lyle School of Engineering, home to the Caruth Institute, and in the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development. Ketterlin-Geller will be working very closely with Delores Etter, executive director of the Caruth Institute and TI Distinguished Chair in Engineering Education, as well as other faculty members from both schools to advance interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics among young students.

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Congratulations To 2014 Big iDeas Pitch Contest Winners!

Congratulations To 2014 Big iDeas Pitch Contest Winners!

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News From Meadows: Voice Professor Donates Talent, Time To High School Choir Program

News From Meadows: Voice Professor Donates Talent, Time To High School Choir Program

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News From Perkins: Bishop D. Max Whitfield Directs Center For Religious Leadership

News From Perkins: Bishop D. Max Whitfield Directs Center For Religious Leadership

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What is the CUBE? ‘Think tank. Idea lab. Start-up generator.’

What is the CUBE? ‘Think tank. Idea lab. Start-up generator.’

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Gerald J. Ford To Speak At Commencement December 20

Gerald J. Ford To Speak At Commencement December 20

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Mustang Minute: NoViolet Bulawayo ’07 Returns To Hilltop As Common Reading Author

Mustang Minute: NoViolet Bulawayo ’07 Returns To Hilltop As Common Reading Author

Acclaimed author NoViolet Bulawayo ’07 returned to the Hilltop to discuss “We Need New Names” – her award-winning first novel and the University’s 2014 Common Reading – September 15, 2014. The semi-autobiographical first novel has received several prestigious awards and recognitions, including the 2014 PEN/Hemingway Prize for Debut Fiction, the 2014 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction, and the inaugural Etisalat Prize for Literature in 2013.

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