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Pres. Turner confirms SMU will opt out of Texas campus-carry law

As the state of Texas prepares to enact its “campus carry” law, SMU President R. Gerald Turner has confirmed that the University will remain a weapons-free campus by policy. Senate Bill 11 was signed by Governor Greg Abbott on Saturday, … Continue reading

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SMUSA Centennial Staff Photo rescheduled for June 4, 2015

The SMU Staff Association (SMUSA) has rescheduled its Centennial Staff Photo for Thursday, June 4, 2015. Registered Centennial Staff Photo participants may assemble and pick up their T-shirts on the Main Quad beginning at 9:30 a.m. The photo is scheduled for … Continue reading

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Boone re-elected SMU Board of Trustees chair effective June 2015

Civic leader Michael M. Boone, co-founder of the 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 … Continue reading

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Four named 2015 SMU Ford Research Fellows

Four distinguished SMU professors were named 2015 Ford Research Fellows during the Board of Trustees meeting Thursday, May 7. This year’s recipients are Nathan Cortez, Dedman School of Law; Ping (Peggy) Gui, Electrical Engineering, Lyle School of Engineering; Robert Howell, Philosophy, Dedman College of Humanities and … Continue reading

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Three named 2015-17 Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professors

Three of SMU’s best teachers have been named 2015-17 Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professors, as announced by the University’s Center for Teaching Excellence during the Board of Trustees meeting Thursday, May 7, 2015. The 2015 honorees are Jill DeTemple, Religious Studies, Dedman College of Humanities … Continue reading

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SMU celebrates historic 100th Commencement May 15-16, 2015

SMU will celebrate its 100th Commencement May 15-16, 2015 with an address by former President George W. Bush and a weekend of events for faculty, alumni, community members and more than 2,000 graduating students. The 43rd president of the United States will speak at the all-University … Continue reading

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SMU to host geothermal energy conference May 18-20, 2015

The SMU Geothermal Laboratory will host its seventh international energy conference and workshop on the main campus May 19-20, 2015. The conference is designed to promote transition of oil and gas fields to electricity-producing geothermal systems by harnessing waste heat and … Continue reading

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Meadows School to explore community engagement and the arts with Ignite Arts Dallas

SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts has launched a new initiative to focus on the intersections of arts and community engagement among Meadows School students, the University campus, the city of Dallas and the arts at large. Under the leadership of Clyde Valentín, … Continue reading

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OE2C: New SMU travel, expense process begins June 20, 2015

SMU’s new paperless online system for booking and reporting travel expenses will go live June 20, 2015. The date has been moved from June 1 to coincide with the procurement card billing statement cycle and accommodate fiscal year-end processing. Beginning June … Continue reading

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