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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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Let It Snow! Scenes From The SMU Campus, February 27, 2015

Let It Snow! Scenes From The SMU Campus, February 27, 2015

The Snow that never drifts — The transient, fragrant snow That comes a single time a Year Is softly driving now — … – Emily Dickinson  SMU photographer Clayton Smith captured these scenes as a soft snow blanketed the campus on Friday, February 27, 2015.

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Mustang Minute! New Tennis Complex Dedicated

Mustang Minute! New Tennis Complex Dedicated

SMU dedicated its new 45,000-square-foot tennis complex February 20, opening a competition-level facility for practice, training and tournament play. The complex will be home to SMU’s top-ranked men’s and women’s tennis teams and will provide a premier venue for tennis fans.

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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

A new work by Meadows freshman composer Chase Dobson will be premiered by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra March 12-15. His Piano Concerto No. 1 will be performed by Meadows faculty member and international concert artist Lucille Chung, also making her debut with the DSO, as part of the orchestra’s Texas Instruments Classical Series.

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Meadows Museum 50th Anniversary: ‘Prado on the Prairie’ Earns International Acclaim With Renowned Collections, Visiting Exhibits

Meadows Museum 50th Anniversary: ‘Prado on the Prairie’ Earns International Acclaim With Renowned Collections, Visiting Exhibits

The Meadows Museum will celebrate its golden anniversary with a series of other special exhibitions and programs, along with public and private events, April 16-18, 2015, during SMU’s annual Founders’ Day Weekend. The museum’s 50th celebration coincides with the 100th anniversary of SMU’s opening in 1915.

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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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Homecoming Weekend 2014: Distinguished Alumni, Reunions And More

SMU celebrated the “Year of the Faculty” during Homecoming Weekend, Nov. 13-16, honoring the contributions of the University’s esteemed faculty members as teachers and researchers. The Homecoming parade theme, “Dynamic Duos: Better Together,” saluted powerful partnerships, including SMU’s relationship with Dallas and the pairing of SMU students and faculty. Brian Baumgartner ’95, famous for his role as Kevin on the TV series “The Office,” served as parade grand marshal.

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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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