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Dinesh Rajan Named Cecil And Ida Green Endowed Professor Of Engineering

Dinesh Rajan Named Cecil And Ida Green Endowed Professor Of Engineering

Dinesh Rajan (center) has been named the Cecil and Ida Green Endowed Professor of Engineering in SMU’s Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering. He is the first faculty member to be named to the recently established professorship, made possible by the growth of an endowment provided by Cecil and Ida Green in 1979. Cecil and Ida Green provided endowments for two faculty chairs in what is now the Lyle School of Engineering, both of which multiplied over time to provide funds for an additional professorship.

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Leading Musician, Arts Administrator Named Dean Of Meadows School

Leading Musician, Arts Administrator Named Dean Of Meadows School

Samuel S. Holland, an internationally renowned music educator and outstanding arts administrator, has been named the Algur H. Meadows dean of Meadows School of the Arts. Holland has provided strong leadership to the Meadows School in both teaching and administrative roles for more than 20 years. “We are delighted to

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Education Professor Named Caruth Institute STEM Initiatives Director

Education Professor Named Caruth Institute STEM Initiatives Director

Leanne Ketterlin-Geller (standing in the photo above) has been appointed director of K-12 STEM Initiatives for SMU’s Caruth Institute for Engineering Education – a cross-disciplinary appointment that takes full advantage of SMU’s strengths in the Lyle School of Engineering, home to the Caruth Institute, and in the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development. Ketterlin-Geller will be working very closely with Delores Etter, executive director of the Caruth Institute and TI Distinguished Chair in Engineering Education, as well as other faculty members from both schools to advance interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics among young students.

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Congratulations To 2014 Big iDeas Pitch Contest Winners!

Congratulations To 2014 Big iDeas Pitch Contest Winners!

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News From Meadows: Voice Professor Donates Talent, Time To High School Choir Program

News From Meadows: Voice Professor Donates Talent, Time To High School Choir Program

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News From Perkins: Bishop D. Max Whitfield Directs Center For Religious Leadership

News From Perkins: Bishop D. Max Whitfield Directs Center For Religious Leadership

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What is the CUBE? ‘Think tank. Idea lab. Start-up generator.’

What is the CUBE? ‘Think tank. Idea lab. Start-up generator.’

From The Daily Campus: SMU’s newest creative space is so open to interpretation that it has nearly 10 descriptors listed on the wall but there’s only one name you need to know: the CUBE.

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Gerald J. Ford To Speak At Commencement December 20

Gerald J. Ford To Speak At Commencement December 20

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Mustang Minute: NoViolet Bulawayo ’07 Returns To Hilltop As Common Reading Author

Mustang Minute: NoViolet Bulawayo ’07 Returns To Hilltop As Common Reading Author

Acclaimed author NoViolet Bulawayo ’07 returned to the Hilltop to discuss “We Need New Names” – her award-winning first novel and the University’s 2014 Common Reading – September 15, 2014. The semi-autobiographical first novel has received several prestigious awards and recognitions, including the 2014 PEN/Hemingway Prize for Debut Fiction, the 2014 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction, and the inaugural Etisalat Prize for Literature in 2013.

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Interdisciplinary Leader Appointed Dean Of Dedman College

Interdisciplinary Leader Appointed Dean Of Dedman College

Thomas DiPiero, whose academic interests range from the psychoanalysis of race and gender to French literature, is the new dean of Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences and professor in the Departments of English and World Languages and Literatures. DiPiero joined SMU in August from the University of Rochester, where

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