Three faculty members were honored with SMU’s 2017 Thomas W. Tunks Distinguished University Citizen Award at the Faculty Breakfast held Saturday, May 20 before Commencement. This year’s recipients are:
The award, given by the Office of the Provost, honors three faculty members each year for service and activities that benefit students and the University’s academic mission and “who have demonstrated outstanding citizenship through dedicated service to the University and its governance.”
Formerly the Distinguished University Citizen Award, the honor was renamed in 2014 for Tunks, a professor of music education, former associate provost and founding Faculty-in-Residence in the University’s Residential Commons.
Federal Aviation Administration Deputy Administrator Michael G. Whitaker will be keynote speaker at the 48th annual SMU Air Law Symposium sponsored by the University’s Dedman School of Law and Journal of Air Law and Commerce. The two-day event will be at the Omni Mandalay Hotel Las Colinas.
More than 500 aviation lawyers and industry experts are expected to attend the symposium, the world’s oldest and largest annual aviation law conference.
Discussions on how current issues are changing the aviation landscape will include:
- Recent Developments in Aviation Law
Jared L. Watkins, Kreindler & Kreindler LLP
Thursday, 8:45 a.m.
- Delivering the Benefits of NextGen Now
Michael G. Whitaker, FAA
Thursday, 1:05 p.m.
- Drones: The Good, the Bad, and What About the Ethics?
Elaine D. Solomon, Blank Rome LLP
Thursday, 3:25 p.m.
- Recent Developments in Professional Responsibility: 10 Ethics Opinions in 30 Minutes
William J. Bridge, SMU Dedman School of Law
Friday, 1:55 p.m.
For a complete schedule and registration details, visit the SMU Law Review website. For more information, call (214) 768-2570.
Written by Denise Gee