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SMU Junior Bryson DeChambeau Qualifies For U.S. Open

SMU Junior Bryson DeChambeau Qualifies For U.S. Open

Fresh from winning the NCAA Individual Championship on June 1, SMU junior Bryson DeChambeau qualified for the 2015 U.S. Open by tying for third in the sectional qualifier in Columbus, Ohio, on June 8, SMU Athletics reports. DeChambeau is the first Mustang in the history of SMU Men’s Golf to earn the NCAA individual title.

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News From Meadows: Connecting Cultural Roots In ‘Little Mexico’

News From Meadows: Connecting Cultural Roots In ‘Little Mexico’

In a story for the Meadows School of the Arts website, writer Mary Guthrie introduces the Pike Park Summer Program, an educational collaborative involving Janis Bergman-Carton, SMU Meadows associate professor of art history, two SMU students and several civic groups. The new summer day camp will reintroduce the rich ethnic past of Dallas’ “Little Mexico” to the neighborhood’s children through a series of arts-related activities. The program for kids ages 6-12 runs from mid-June through the end of July. Photo of Raizes Hispanas, a commissioned mural in the Pike Park Field House by artist Juan Manuel Campos, 1988.

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Quake Team Helps Shed Light On North Texas Tremors

Quake Team Helps Shed Light On North Texas Tremors

With earthquakes continuing to rattle North Texas – and the nerves of its residents – the search is on for the source of the activity. That’s been the focus since 2008 for a team of SMU earth scientists who have become the go-to experts on North Texas earthquakes. Even though the largest quake in the Dallas-Fort Worth area (Jan. 6, 2015) measured only 3.7, and was a relatively small-magnitude quake that caused no major damage, the tremors do provoke concern.

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James K. Hopkins Named Inaugural Recipient of SMU’s Second Century Faculty Career Achievement Award

James K. Hopkins Named Inaugural Recipient of SMU’s Second Century Faculty Career Achievement Award

James K. Hopkins, professor of history and Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor in SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, has been named the inaugural recipient of SMU’s Second Century Faculty Career Achievement Award, announced by the Office of the Provost Friday, April 17, 2015. In his honor, the James K. Hopkins SMU Second Century Faculty Career Achievement Scholarship has been created and will be awarded to a student in SMU’s fall 2015 entering class.

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Michael M. Boone ’63, ’67 Re-elected Chair Of SMU Board Of Trustees

Michael M. Boone ’63, ’67 Re-elected Chair Of SMU Board Of Trustees

Civic leader Michael M. Boone ’63, ’67, co-founder of the distinguished law firm of Haynes and Boone, has been re-elected chair of the SMU Board of Trustees, the University’s 42-member governing board, effective June 2015. “Mike Boone’s leadership has been crucial as SMU marks the final year of its centennial celebration

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George W. Bush, 43rd President Of The United States, Delivers Commencement Address

George W. Bush, 43rd President Of The United States, Delivers Commencement Address

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SMU Hosts Symposia With Honorary Degree Recipients

SMU Hosts Symposia With Honorary Degree Recipients

SMU will award honorary degrees to three extraordinary women – Meave Leakey, Irene Hirano Inouye and alumna Helen LaKelly Hunt ’71, ’76, ’79 – at its 100th Commencement ceremony May 16.

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The Daily Campus: First Year Nears The End For Faculty-in-Residence

The Daily Campus: First Year Nears The End For Faculty-in-Residence

The Daily Campus talks to Dr. Rita Kirk, Faculty-in-Residence for Armstrong Commons, and student residents as the first year of the new Residential Commons living-learning experience draws to a close. Kirk, who shares quarters with her Bichon Frisé, Sir Emerson – or “Emmy” as he’s known around the RC – calls her life on campus “such an adventure.” Photo by Kasey Ruth/The Daily Campus.

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OE2C: Savings To Fund New Ph.D. Fellowships Program At SMU

OE2C: Savings To Fund New Ph.D. Fellowships Program At SMU

SMU is taking steps to increase the number of Ph.D. students on campus by creating a new University-wide fellowship program, according to the following announcement by the University’s OE2C initiative: Using funds saved as a result of the OE2C initiative, new graduate fellowships will be awarded this spring to up to 15 high-achieving

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SMU Relay For Life Earns Top Collegiate Honors By Raising Funds For Cancer Research

SMU Relay For Life Earns Top Collegiate Honors By Raising Funds For Cancer Research

SMU student Lauren Castle covers the fundraising accomplishments of fellow Mustang Katie Schaible ’15 for USA TODAY’s Voices On Campus blog. Katie, who lost her father to cancer, was the top individual fundraiser for Relay For Life, benefiting the American Cancer Society. SMU was named the top collegiate chapter fundraiser in the country after raising approximately $176,400 this year, exceeding the $158, 000 goal. Kappa Alpha Theta topped the leader board for team fundraising this year. (Photo courtesy of Katie Schaible.)

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