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New Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Chapter Housed At SMU’s Dedman College

New Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Chapter Housed At SMU’s Dedman College

The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF) announced the launch of a program chapter in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The site will be housed at SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences and is supported by a consortium of area universities.

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James Pratt Collection Finds Home At SMU’s Hunt Institute for Engineering & Humanity

James Pratt Collection Finds Home At SMU’s Hunt Institute for Engineering & Humanity

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SMU Breaks Ground For New Harold Clark Simmons Hall

SMU Breaks Ground For New Harold Clark Simmons Hall

SMU broke ground Sept. 12 for Harold Clark Simmons Hall, the second building for the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development. The ceremony followed a gift of $25 million from Annette Caldwell Simmons and Harold C. Simmons in February 2013 to fund the new building and support three new endowed academic positions. The new facility will be named in honor of Mr. Simmons, at Mrs. Simmons’ request.

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Mustang Band’s Jazzy New Home Dedicated September 19

Mustang Band’s Jazzy New Home Dedicated September 19

With a blast of horns and a rolling drumbeat, the new Mustang Band Hall was dedicated Friday, Sept. 19. More than 1,250 band alumni, supporters and friends contributed funds to build the $3 million, 11,000-square-foot Mustang Band Hall, located at the Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports on the southeast edge of campus near Gerald J. Ford Stadium, Moody Coliseum and the new Residential Commons complex. The new band hall features enhanced practice rooms and an outdoor performance plaza designed to showcase SMU’s traditional hub of campus spirit, the Mustang Band.

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Bush Center Celebrates Designer Oscar De La Renta’s ‘Five Decades Of Style’

Bush Center Celebrates Designer Oscar De La Renta’s ‘Five Decades Of Style’

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Millers’ Gift Supports New Campus Center At SMU-in-Taos

Millers’ Gift Supports New Campus Center At SMU-in-Taos

A $2.5 million gift from Carolyn and David Miller will help fund a $4 million new campus center at SMU-in-Taos in New Mexico. The center will be a valuable addition to the 423-acre SMU-in-Taos campus, which includes the 19th-century Fort Burgwin and the 13th-century Pot Creek Pueblo archaeological site. Courses

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Hunts Fund New SMU Legal Center For Victims Of Crimes Against Women

Hunts Fund New SMU Legal Center For Victims Of Crimes Against Women

Ray L. ’65 and Nancy Ann Hunter Hunt ’65 have committed $5 million for a new legal center at SMU’s Dedman School of Law that will provide services for the victims of domestic violence, sex trafficking and other crimes against women. The Judge Elmo B. Hunter Legal Center for Victims

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Setting The Stage: Faculty Discuss Roots Of Their Current Research

Teaching children who were struggling to read launched Stephanie Al Otaiba on an investigation of early literacy intervention that continues almost two decades later as a professor in SMU’s Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development. Delores Etter’s future path was not as clear. Etter, a professor in

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  • Renovated Moody Coliseum Reopens  For Commencement, Basketball Games
  • Renovated Moody Coliseum Reopens  For Commencement, Basketball Games
  • Renovated Moody Coliseum Reopens  For Commencement, Basketball Games
  • Renovated Moody Coliseum Reopens  For Commencement, Basketball Games

Renovated Moody Coliseum Reopens For Commencement, Basketball Games

With the snip of a red ribbon, SMU’s renovated Moody Coliseum and the Miller Event Center addition opened for Commencement on December 21. The 57-year-old landmark is home to SMU Commencement as well as athletics, speaking and community events. A $20 million gift from the Moody Foundation in 2011 provided

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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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