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Dr. Bob Smith Health Center dedication to take place at SMU Friday, Sept. 16, 2016

SMU will dedicate a new facility to provide comprehensive medical care to its 11,000 students at 11:45 a.m., Friday, Sept. 16, 2016. The Dr. Bob Smith Health Center – a two-story, 33,000-square-foot building completed over the summer – is the University’s new home … Continue reading

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SMU names Rakesh Dahiya treasurer and chief investment officer

Updated Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016 Rakesh Dahiya, CFA, an experienced investment manager with a strong background in higher education, has been named SMU treasurer and chief investment officer, effective Sept. 12, 2016. The University will welcome Dahiya with a reception on Tuesday, … Continue reading

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SMU rises to 56 in U.S. News & World Report rankings; five-place increase is one of nation’s best

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 Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016. The University tied with the University of Texas-Austin with the second-highest ranking … Continue reading

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$10 million gift will establish Brierley Institute for Customer Engagement in SMU’s Cox School of Business

The nation’s first academic institute devoted to the study of customer engagement will be based in SMU’s Cox School of Business thanks to a $10 million gift from Diane and Harold (Hal) Brierley. A pioneer in database marketing and customer loyalty … Continue reading

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SMU honors fallen 9/11 first responders with honor guard, bell ceremony at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 9, 2016

The SMU Police Department and first responders from the surrounding community will commemorate the 15th anniversary of 9/11 with a solemn ceremony honoring the police officers and firefighters who lost their lives in the line of duty during the terror … Continue reading

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Willard Spiegelman receives Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award at 2016 Fall General Faculty Meeting

Willard Spiegelman, Hughes Professor of English in Dedman College, was honored as the 2015-16 United Methodist Church University Scholar/Teacher of the Year at SMU’s 2016 Fall General Faculty Meeting Wednesday, Aug. 24. The first meeting of the entire faculty for the … Continue reading

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Statement from SMU President R. Gerald Turner on SMU Police Officer Mark McCullers

Today it was confirmed that the body of missing SMU Police Officer Mark McCullers was located Wednesday in Dallas. SMU has released this statement from SMU President R. Gerald Turner. Continue reading

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Al Niemi announces plans to step down as dean of SMU’s Cox School of Business after 2016-17 academic year

Albert W. Niemi, Jr., dean of SMU’s Cox School of Business, has announced his intention to step down from his administrative post and return to the faculty at the end of the 2016-17 academic year.
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Save the date: 2016 Fall General Faculty Meeting takes place Wednesday, Aug. 24

SMU President R. Gerald Turner will address the University faculty at the Fall General Faculty Meeting Wednesday, Aug. 24 in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Theater. Continue reading

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SMU CUL Dean Gillian McCombs announces her retirement, effective summer 2017

Gillian McCombs, dean and director of SMU’s Central University Libraries, has announced her retirement from that position effective in summer 2017. SMU Provost Steven Currall will announce the timeframe for the search for a new permanent dean and director this fall. Continue reading

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