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Junior Wins Truman Scholarship

Junior Warren Seay has been selected as a 2009 Truman Scholar, a prestigious national award that recognizes college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government or public service.

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Fulbright Scholars Work In Vietnam, Peru

Three members of the SMU community are continuing their work overseas after receiving grants from the U.S. Department of State’s prestigious Fulbright Program.

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New Angles On Mexican Artist

The Meadows Museum’Diego Rivera: The Cubist Portraits, 1913-1917exhibit provides a new perspective on the great Mexican painter’s artistic production during the formative years he spent in literary and art circles in Paris during World War I.

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Seen & Heard

Leading minds share their unique perspectives with the SMU community.

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Engineering On Demand: A New Kind Of Lab

SMU engineering students will be the first in the world to study and create through the one-of-a-kind SMU/Lockheed Martin Skunk Works® Program at the Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering.

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Engineering School Honors Lyle, Launches Initiatives

SMU’s 83-year-old School of Engineering has been named in honor of Bobby B. Lyle (’67), a Dallas entrepreneur and industry leader who was instrumental in crafting a strategic plan for the school that Dean Geoffrey Orsak calls “a new national template for engineering in the 21st century.”

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Honoring The ‘Doctors’ O’Donnell

Edith and Peter O’Donnell Jr. have become the first couple in SMU history to receive honorary degrees together. They received Doctor of Humane Letters degrees at the May 2008 Commencement ceremony.

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New Members Join Board of Trustees

Ten new members have been elected to serve four-year terms on the SMU Board of Trustees. In addition, 28 trustees were re-elected to four-year terms, and two new ex officio board members were named to one-year terms.

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SMU Opens Counseling Centers In Dallas, Plano

The Center for Family Counseling, part of SMU’s Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, opened in October at its facility in Plano. In addition, SMU also recently opened a counseling center in the Oak Lawn area, in partnership with the Resource Center of Dallas.

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Seen & Heard

SMU hosts entertainers, authors and politicians of note.

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