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Quake Team Helps Shed Light On North Texas Tremors

Quake Team Helps Shed Light On North Texas Tremors

With earthquakes continuing to rattle North Texas – and the nerves of its residents – the search is on for the source of the activity. That’s been the focus since 2008 for a team of SMU earth scientists who have become the go-to experts on North Texas earthquakes. Even though the largest quake in the Dallas-Fort Worth area (Jan. 6, 2015) measured only 3.7, and was a relatively small-magnitude quake that caused no major damage, the tremors do provoke concern.

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James K. Hopkins Named Inaugural Recipient of SMU’s Second Century Faculty Career Achievement Award

James K. Hopkins Named Inaugural Recipient of SMU’s Second Century Faculty Career Achievement Award

James K. Hopkins, professor of history and Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor in SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, has been named the inaugural recipient of SMU’s Second Century Faculty Career Achievement Award, announced by the Office of the Provost Friday, April 17, 2015. In his honor, the James K. Hopkins SMU Second Century Faculty Career Achievement Scholarship has been created and will be awarded to a student in SMU’s fall 2015 entering class.

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Michael M. Boone ’63, ’67 Re-elected Chair Of SMU Board Of Trustees

Michael M. Boone ’63, ’67 Re-elected Chair Of SMU Board Of Trustees

Civic leader Michael M. Boone ’63, ’67, co-founder of the distinguished law firm of Haynes and Boone, has been re-elected chair of the SMU Board of Trustees, the University’s 42-member governing board, effective June 2015. “Mike Boone’s leadership has been crucial as SMU marks the final year of its centennial celebration

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George W. Bush, 43rd President Of The United States, Delivers Commencement Address

George W. Bush, 43rd President Of The United States, Delivers Commencement Address

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SMU Hosts Symposia With Honorary Degree Recipients

SMU Hosts Symposia With Honorary Degree Recipients

SMU will award honorary degrees to three extraordinary women – Meave Leakey, Irene Hirano Inouye and alumna Helen LaKelly Hunt ’71, ’76, ’79 – at its 100th Commencement ceremony May 16.

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The Daily Campus: First Year Nears The End For Faculty-in-Residence

The Daily Campus: First Year Nears The End For Faculty-in-Residence

The Daily Campus talks to Dr. Rita Kirk, Faculty-in-Residence for Armstrong Commons, and student residents as the first year of the new Residential Commons living-learning experience draws to a close. Kirk, who shares quarters with her Bichon Frisé, Sir Emerson – or “Emmy” as he’s known around the RC – calls her life on campus “such an adventure.” Photo by Kasey Ruth/The Daily Campus.

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OE2C: Savings To Fund New Ph.D. Fellowships Program At SMU

OE2C: Savings To Fund New Ph.D. Fellowships Program At SMU

SMU is taking steps to increase the number of Ph.D. students on campus by creating a new University-wide fellowship program, according to the following announcement by the University’s OE2C initiative: Using funds saved as a result of the OE2C initiative, new graduate fellowships will be awarded this spring to up to 15 high-achieving

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SMU Relay For Life Earns Top Collegiate Honors By Raising Funds For Cancer Research

SMU Relay For Life Earns Top Collegiate Honors By Raising Funds For Cancer Research

SMU student Lauren Castle covers the fundraising accomplishments of fellow Mustang Katie Schaible ’15 for USA TODAY’s Voices On Campus blog. Katie, who lost her father to cancer, was the top individual fundraiser for Relay For Life, benefiting the American Cancer Society. SMU was named the top collegiate chapter fundraiser in the country after raising approximately $176,400 this year, exceeding the $158, 000 goal. Kappa Alpha Theta topped the leader board for team fundraising this year. (Photo courtesy of Katie Schaible.)

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Philanthropist Lyda Hill Receives SMU Maguire Center’s J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award

Philanthropist Lyda Hill Receives SMU Maguire Center’s J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award

Visionary philanthropist Lyda Hill received the 2015 J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award from SMU’s Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility at a luncheon April 2. The annual award honors a community leader who exemplifies ethical, inspiring leadership. Hill, president of the real estate, tourism and venture investment firm LH Holdings, and granddaughter of oilman H. L. Hunt, has spent her life dedicated to what she calls “balancing profit with a purpose.”

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SMU Appoints Greek Life Diversity Task Force

SMU Appoints Greek Life Diversity Task Force

SMU is launching a task force to review campus fraternity and sorority life and determine whether changes are needed to support diversity and to encourage interaction among the student organizations. The 29-member task force is composed of students, faculty, staff, advisors to campus fraternities and sororities, a fraternity alumnus, and three members of the SMU Board of Trustees, two of whom will act as consultants.

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