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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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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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