Category Archives: For the Record

Provost names Maria Dixon Hall to lead new campus-wide initiative on cultural intelligence

SMU Provost Steve Currall has named Associate Professor of Organizational Communication and Director of Corporate Communication and Public Affairs Maria Dixon Hall as Provost’s Senior Advisor for Campus Cultural Intelligence Initiatives effective Monday, Aug. 1, 2016. Professor Dixon Hall will have strategic oversight … Continue reading

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Ebonii Nelson named Interim Assistant Provost of Strategic Initiatives and Director of Student Retention

SMU Provost Steve Currall has named Ebonii Nelson as Interim Assistant Provost of Strategic Initiatives and Director of Student Retention effective July 1, 2016. Nelson previously served as Assistant Director of Student Success at SMU. In her duties as interim assistant … Continue reading

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Four SMU faculty members retire with emeritus status in 2015-16

Four distinguished SMU faculty members retired with emeritus status in the 2015-16 academic year. The professors, and their dates of service: • Timothy W. Crusius, Professor Emeritus of English, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, 1990-2016 • John A. Mears, Professor Emeritus of History, Dedman College of Humanities and … Continue reading

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Douglas A. Reinelt named SMU Associate Provost effective Aug. 1, 2016

SMU Provost Steve Currall has named Professor of Mathematics and Faculty Senate Past-President Douglas A. Reinelt as Associate Provost effective Aug. 1, 2016. In his duties as associate provost, Professor Reinelt will manage faculty recruitment and hiring, assist the Provost in administering faculty tenure … Continue reading

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SMU announces five 2016 Ford Research Fellows

Five distinguished SMU professors received awards for their scholarship and support for their research when there were named 2016 Ford Research Fellows during the Board of Trustees meeting Thursday, May 5. This year’s recipients are Ali Beskok, Mechanical Engineering, Lyle School of Engineering; Mark Chancey, … Continue reading

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Theatre Artist-in-Residence Will Power receives 2016 Doris Duke Artist Award

Will Power, theatre artist-in-residence in SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts, is one of 21 national performing artists announced as recipients of the fifth annual Doris Duke Artist Awards, presented by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF). Appointed in recognition of … Continue reading

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Cancer prevention pioneer Groesbeck Parham to receive honorary doctorate during SMU’s 2016 Commencement

A simple procedure developed by Groesbeck Parham has saved the lives of thousands of women in Africa. Cervical cancer, easily screened with a Pap test and treated in developed countries, is fatal to 81 percent of Zambian women who have … Continue reading

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SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts to present two premieres at “Meadows at the Winspear” benefit concert, May 11

The 2016 Meadows at the Winspear event, benefitting the Meadows Scholars Program, will take place at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 11 in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora Street in Dallas. The concert will feature the critically acclaimed Meadows … Continue reading

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Five receive 2016 SMU Faculty Senate Outstanding Staff Awards

The SMU Faculty Senate honored five staff members for exceptional performance with its 2016 Faculty Senate Outstanding Staff Awards. The honors were presented during the Senate’s last meeting of the 2015-16 academic year on Wednesday, April 27. This year’s winners: Susan Bailey, Academic and … Continue reading

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Friends of the SMU Libraries to honor professor emeritus Darwin Payne at 2016 “Tables of Content”

The Friends of the SMU Libraries will host the 16th annual “Tables of Content” fundraiser at 6 p.m., Saturday, April 30, in the newly renovated Fondren Foundation Centennial Reading Room in Fonder Library. The event will include the presentation of … Continue reading

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