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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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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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SMU’s 2016 President’s Picnic is Wednesday, May 18

Originally published April 5, 2016. The SMU Staff Association and President R. Gerald Turner invite all University staff members to the 2016 Staff Appreciation Day and President’s Picnic. The post-Commencement celebration takes place 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, May 18 on the Clements Hall south … Continue reading

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Tech and civic leaders Richard and Mary Templeton to deliver SMU’s 101st Commencement Address Saturday, May 14, 2016

Technology and civic leaders Richard and Mary Templeton will share the delivery of the SMU Commencement address at an all-University ceremony in Moody Coliseum at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 14. The ceremony, including the commencement address, will be broadcast live … Continue reading

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SMU, Dedman School of Law announce Deason Family Criminal Justice Reform Center

SMU’s Dedman School of Law is poised to become a hub of research and education on issues related to criminal justice reform. The Deason Family Criminal Justice Reform Center will be a place for scholars to undertake independent research and develop educational opportunities on topics … Continue reading

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Paige Ware named dean ad interim of SMU’s Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development

Paige Ware, an award-winning scholar, teacher and researcher, has been named interim dean of SMU’s Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, effective June 30, 2016. “I am delighted that Professor Paige Ware has accepted my offer to … Continue reading

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SMU marks finale of Second Century Campaign with opening of Crain Family Centennial Promenade

SMU unveiled a new campus monument recognizing major donors and dedicated a new pedestrian thoroughfare on Friday, marking the finale to the University’s historic $1.15 billion Second Century Campaign. The Crain Family Centennial Promenade creates a north-south walkway across campus. Brick by brick, it links the … Continue reading

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