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Merry And Bright: SMU’s Celebration Of Lights

SMU Student Foundation presents “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” the annual Celebration of Lights program on Monday, November 28, in front of Dallas Hall on the Main Quad. From the Student Foundation site: “Our program begins with hot cocoa and cider accompanied by warm cookies to comfort everyone amidst the cold December of Dallas. People proceed to gather on Dallas Hall Lawn and listen to carols performed by SMU students. SMU’s President, R. Gerald Turner, reads the Christmas Story from his own family Bible! Upon the conclusion of the Christmas Story, ‘Silent Night’ ends the program with the lighting of SMU’s stunning Dallas Hall and its surrounding trees.”

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Modern Spanish Art At The Meadows Museum

On view at the Meadows Museum through Janunary 29, 2017, Modern Spanish Art from the Asociación Colección Arte Contemporáneo presents the most comprehensive survey of Spanish modern art to be shown in the United States in 50 years. The exhibition, which features more than 90 works of art dated from 1915-1960 by approximately 50 artists, is drawn predominantly from the Asociación Colección Arte Contemporáneo (ACAC),one of the most significant repositories of Spanish modern art in the world, with select masterpieces from the renowned collection of the Meadows Museum.

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Must-see Photos: Homecoming 2016

Homecoming and Reunion Weekend 2016 was a jam-packed celebration of Mustang pride from beginning to end. The festivities began with the Distinguished Alumni Awards gala on Thursday, November 3, and concluded with worship services on Sunday, November 6.

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SMU Honors Distinguished Alumni And Emerging Leader

The 2016 Distinguished Alumni are philanthropic leader Sarah Fullinwider Perot ’83, financial services leader John C. Tolleson ’70 and real estate magnate Richard W. Weekley ’67. Kevin Lavelle ’08, founder of a revolutionary men’s clothing company, will receive the University’s Emerging Leader Award.

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SMU Battles Back For Road Win At Tulane, 35-31

Braeden West rushed for 119 yards and two touchdowns, including the go-ahead score with 1:16 remaining, to complete a 10-point fourth-quarter comeback, and SMU beat Tulane 35-31 October 29 at Tulane.

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SMU Upsets No. 11 Houston, 38-16

Ben Hicks threw for three touchdowns and ran for another score as SMU stunned No. 11 Houston, 38-16, on October 22. SMU defensive end Jarvis Pruitt recovered one of the fumbles and had three sacks in the Mustangs’ first win over a ranked team since beating No. 20 TCU, 40-33, in overtime in 2011.

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WATCH: SMU Family Weekend 2016

Students welcomed their families to campus for Family Weekend 2016, September 23-25. Academic activities, faculty open houses, a student talent show, a barbecue and, of course, a Mustang football game offered families a taste of their students’ Hilltop experience.

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SMU’s New Dr. Bob Smith Health Center

SMU’s new 33,000-square-foot Dr. Bob Smith Health Center provides comprehensive medical care to the University’s 11,000 students. The two-story building, completed over the summer, is home to medical and counseling services, a full-service pharmacy and SMU’s health education program.

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SMU Climbs In U.S. News’ Best Colleges Rankings

SMU rose to its highest ranking among the nation’s universities in the 2017 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges, released online today. Among 220 institutions classified as national universities, SMU ranks 56, up from 61 a year ago. The new ranking again places SMU in the first tier of institutions in the guide’s “best national universities” category.

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High-tech And Hands-on: Cancer Research At SMU

Each semester, SMU biology professors Pia Vogel and John Wise welcome a handful of dedicated and curious SMU undergraduates, as well as Dallas-area high school students, for hands-on experience working on cancer research in their combined SMU Department of Biological Sciences laboratories. The researchers and students are working to find ways to treat cancer patients whose cancer has either returned after initial chemotherapy or was initially hard to treat using chemotherapeutics. The research is funded in part by the National Institutes of Health.

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