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Carnegie Raises SMU Research Classification

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has raised SMU’s classification among institutions of higher education, reflecting dramatic growth in the University’s research activity since it was last measured in 2005. SMU is now categorized with 96 other institutions as a research university with “high research activity,” a significant step

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Flags, Fireworks And Festivities Herald SMU’s Second Century

More than 1,200 alumni from around the globe and members of the campus community gathered April 15 for tributes, fireworks and a giant birthday card as SMU celebrated the 100th anniversary of its founding. The event kicked off a series of events for SMU’s Founders’ Day Weekend. The kickoff also

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Alumna To Lead Enrollment Management

Stephanie Dupaul has been named SMU’s associate vice president for Enrollment Management. In this new position in the Office of the Provost, she will provide strategy for the University’s goal of increasing the number and quality of applicants.

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Engineering Students Build Living Village

During Engineering & Humanity Week in April, Lyle School of Engineering students built and lived in shelters designed to house the poor or those displaced by war and natural disasters. The Hunter & Stephanie Hunt Institute for Engineering & Humanity sponsored the Living Village.  

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In Honor Of The Mustangs Celebrates 100 years of SMU Sports History

As SMU celebrates the centennial of its founding in 1911 and opening in 1915, the University also is marking 100 years of achievements in athletics through a recently released book, In Honor of the Mustangs. The first comprehensive history of SMU athletics showcases exploits on the gridiron, from the football

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History Under Construction: Ground Broken For Bush Center

More than 3,000 guests filled a massive tent as officials took up shovels to turn dirt during the George W. Bush Presidential Center groundbreaking celebration November 16.

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SMU Achieves Highest U.S. News Ranking

SMU advanced to its highest ranking ever among national universities in the 2011 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges.

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Numbers Loom Large For Class Of 2014

With 1,479 members, the class of 2014 is the largest group of first-year undergraduates in SMU history.

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Raising The Curtain On Theatre History

Performing arts history takes center stage in “Hidden Treasures of the Mary McCord/Edyth Renshaw Collection on the Performing Arts”, which will be on exhibit Jan. 31-May 14, 2011 in the Hawn Gallery at Hamon Arts Library.

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Economic Historian Named Dedman College Dean

William M. Tsutsui, the new dean of Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, is a specialist in modern Japanese business and economic history whose books examine topics ranging from banking policy to the film icon Godzilla.

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