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Meadows Museum Acquires Goya Painting

The Meadows Museum has acquired a major work by Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes, a portrait of Mariano Goya, the artist’s grandson, painted in 1827. The work, which has not been on display for more than 40 years, is one of Goya’s last paintings, finished only months before his

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NCAR Report First Of Its Kind For The Arts

SMU’s National Center for Arts Research (NCAR) has released its inaugural report assessing the health of the nonprofit arts industry. The NCAR report is the first of its kind for the arts, creating a data-driven assessment of organizations’ performances and evaluating the industry from multiple perspectives, including sector/art form, geography,

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SMU Raises Campaign Goal To Support Rise In Quality

By Patricia Ann LaSalle ’05 On a bright, crisp day in late October, SMU students walked as usual across the Main Quad on their way to class. Unusual, however, was a huge tent that had been erected in front of Dallas Hall, causing some to wonder what was going on

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$15 Million Gift Funds SMU Research Center

$15 Million Gift Funds SMU Research Center

A new $15 million commitment has been made as the lead gift to construct a campus research center supporting SMU’s goal to expand advanced computing and interdisciplinary research throughout the University. The gift is from Gerald J. Ford ’66, ’69 and Kelli O. Ford and The Gerald J. Ford Family

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Arnold Gift To Support New Dining Facility

Anita and Truman Arnold have given $5 million toward construction of the Dining Commons in SMU’s new Residential Commons complex. Opening in fall 2014, the Anita and Truman Arnold Dining Commons facility joins five new residence halls and a parking garage. The complex will accommodate 1,250 students and several faculty members

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Donor Honors Meadows Symphony Director

Music aficionados know the ritual. As student musicians in SMU’s Meadows Symphony Orchestra take their seats on stage, the audience quiets and the lights dim. Maestro Paul Phillips steps onto the podium and lifts his baton, and the orchestra begins to play. Now, Phillips has the added distinction of being

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$2 Million Gift Creates Centennial Chair In Music

A $2 million gift from SMU Trustee Sarah Fullinwider Perot ’83 and Ross Perot Jr., in honor of Sarah’s mother, Leah Fullinwider, has established an endowed centennial chair in music performance at Meadows School of the Arts, the first centennial position in the Meadows School. “The arts are vital to

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Endowed Chairs Add Special Areas Of Expertise To The Faculty

By Susan White ’05 In September, when SMU announced that it had attracted an internationally recognized expert in cyber security to the faculty, as well as a scholar in international politics and national security, it was evident that the University was expanding research and teaching in areas critical to a global

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Year Of The Library: SMU Recognized For Mayor’s Summer Reading Club Support

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings officially recognized SMU today for the University’s co-sponsorship of the Mayor’s Summer Reading Club, which encouraged youngsters and their families to enjoy reading this summer. SMU was among those receiving proclamations at the City Council meeting for supporting the Reading Club. This year’s edition of the program will wrap up

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SMU Libraries: Poised For A Second Century As ‘The Heart Of The University’

Year of the Library programs and exhibitions planned throughout the year provide opportunities to discover the rich resources and one-of-a-kind collections housed in the nine facilities that constitute the largest private academic library system in the Southwest.

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