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News From <em>The Daily Campus</em>: Big iDeas Teams Discuss Award-Winning Business Plans

News From The Daily Campus: Big iDeas Teams Discuss Award-Winning Business Plans

The Daily Campus reports on four student teams that won SMU’s annual Big iDeas Business Plan Competition on January 30, earning $5,000 start-up grants for their innovative projects. Three of the teams are creating smartphone applications, while one is developing a unique clothing line.

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SMU Celebrates Historic Gift From The Meadows Foundation

SMU Celebrates Historic Gift From The Meadows Foundation

  The Meadows Foundation, Inc. has pledged $45 million to SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts and the Meadows Museum, the largest single gift in SMU history. With this commitment, The Meadows Foundation has provided more than $100 million to the University since 1995. “SMU has enjoyed a long and

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New Gift To Endow SMU Faculty Entrepreneurship Position in Cox

New Gift To Endow SMU Faculty Entrepreneurship Position in Cox

A gift of $2 million from Linda and Ken Morris will support a faculty directorship in SMU’s Cox School of Business, raising the University to 103 endowed faculty positions and closer to the Second Century Campaign goal of 110. Their gift will endow the Linda A. and Kenneth R. Morris Endowed Director of the Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship in the Cox School of Business in honor of Jerry F. White, who has served as director since 1988.

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SMU’s Maria Richards To Guide Global Geothermal Energy Organization

SMU’s Maria Richards To Guide Global Geothermal Energy Organization

Maria Richards, SMU Geothermal Laboratory coordinator in the Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences, has been named president-elect of the Geothermal Resources Council (GRC). She will become the 26th president of the global energy organization beginning in 2017.

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SMU Sound: Bringing Radio Back To Campus

SMU Sound: Bringing Radio Back To Campus

The Daily Campus talks to SMU journalism students Cody Beavers ’16 and Zoe Mattioli ’15 about SMU Sound, their new student-focused podcast series.

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35 SMU Students. 24 Hours. Don’t Miss <em>Spring Awakening</em> On April 4

35 SMU Students. 24 Hours. Don’t Miss Spring Awakening On April 4

Thirty-five SMU students from across campus will have only 24 hours to rehearse and present the Tony-winning musical Spring Awakening on April 4.

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Hands-on History: Political Science Students Conduct Supreme Court Research In The Library Of Congress

Hands-on History: Political Science Students Conduct Supreme Court Research In The Library Of Congress

Over spring break, students in the University Honors Program political science class “The Supreme Court Seminar” are spending six days in Washington, D.C., doing original research in the papers of former Supreme Court Justices housed in the Library of Congress. Read about their experiences on the SMU Adventures blog.

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From The Pocket Watch To The Smart Watch: SMU’s Alexis McCrossen Talks Timepieces

From The Pocket Watch To The Smart Watch: SMU’s Alexis McCrossen Talks Timepieces

Alexis McCrossen, professor of U.S. cultural and social history at SMU and author of Marking Modern Times: A History of Clocks, Watches, and other Timekeepers in American Life, discussed the history of timepieces with host John Hockenberry on the “The Takeaway” radio program.

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SMU’s Lyle Engineering Among Schools ‘Piercing The 20 Percent Ceiling’

SMU’s Lyle Engineering Among Schools ‘Piercing The 20 Percent Ceiling’

PRISM, the American Society for Engineering Education magazine, features SMU‘s Lyle School of Engineering in an article about enterprising engineering schools that are graduating unprecedented numbers of women. Lyle has seen the numbers of female students more than double in a decade to currently represent nearly a third of the class.

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SMU Student Austin Wells ’16 Helps Organize Dallas’ First Major Student Hackathon

SMU Student Austin Wells ’16 Helps Organize Dallas’ First Major Student Hackathon

Austin Wells ’16, an SMU junior majoring in computer science, was among the student organizers of HackDFW, the first major student hackathon competition in Dallas. More than 500 high school and college students from the U.S., Mexico and Canada gathered at Fair Park to build apps, websites and more February 28-29. Judges included Dallas Mavericks owner and entrepreneur Mark Cuban, former Dallas Cowboy Michael Irvin, American Airlines CEO Doug Parker and Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings.

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