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The Presidential Library And Museum By The Numbers

How many terabytes of electronic information does the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum house? An incredible 80 terabytes! Find out more fascinating facts about the nation’s 13th Presidential library here …

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George W. Bush Presidential Library And Museum: Shaping History

Nations define themselves by what they preserve and remember. At the dedication of his presidential library on June 30, 1941, Franklin Delano Roosevelt observed that to maintain important presidential records and archival materials, “A Nation must believe in three things. It must believe in the past. It must believe in

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SMU Joins Commemoration Of 50th Anniversary Of Assassination

Working in concert with the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum and The Sixth Floor Museum, SMU will present a series of public programs examining the legacy of President John F. Kennedy to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his assassination.

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Photographer’s Pulitzer-Winning Photo Now At SMU

Bob Jackson, a former SMU student (1952-57), took one of the most unforgettable images of the 20th century when he captured the moment Jack Ruby fatally shot accused assassin Lee Harvey Oswald.

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SMU Community Plays Vital Role In JFK Commemoration

The SMU community and JFK: Ruth Collins Sharp Altshuler ’48 was appointed by Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlins to lead a blue-ribbon panel organizing the city’s commemoration of the 50th anniversary of assassination. During this milestone anniversary year, collections held by SMU’s DeGolyer Library shed light on how Dallas’ leaders dealt with the tragedy.

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Remembering JFK: Darwin Payne

Darwin Payne ’68 was a 26-year-old staff reporter assigned to the rewrite desk of the Dallas Times Herald when he was thrust into the heart of what remains one of this country’s most painful episodes.

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Recent Gifts Enrich Hamon Arts Library Collections

Two gifts — one from the estate of philanthropist and arts patron Nancy Hamon and a planned estate gift from film historian and collector Jeff Gordon – expand the special collections housed in SMU’s Hamon Arts Library.

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Commencement On The Historic Main Quad

The SMU alumni population grew by more than 1,500 on May 17 as the University bestowed undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees at its spring Commencement ceremony.

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SMU Task Force Addresses National Campus Issue

SMU President R. Gerald Turner has accepted the recommendations of a task force he appointed to ensure that the University follows the best practices in dealing with the national issue of sexual misconduct.

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Marc Christensen Appointed Dean Of Engineering School

Marc Christensen, a nationally recognized leader in photonics – the science and technology of light – has been named dean of SMU’s Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering. He has served as interim dean in the Lyle School since July 1, 2012.

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