SMU News Releases 2006

December

$10 MILLION GIFT TO SMU FROM ROY HUFFINGTON OF HOUSTON TO ESTABLISH FUNDS FOR FACULTY COMPENSATION AND STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS (12/18/06)
A gift of $10 million from the Honorable Roy M. Huffington of Houston will establish endowments to support faculty compensation and scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students at Southern Methodist University.

Alumnus Lamar Hunt Remembered for His Lifelong Support of SMU (12/14/06)
Nationally revered sports entrepreneur Lamar Hunt, a longtime supporter of Southern Methodist University and member of its Board of Trustees, died Wednesday.

Distinguished UC Berkeley Dean To Lead Academic Affairs at SMU (12/11/06)
Paul W. Ludden, dean of the College of Natural Resources at the University of California, Berkeley and scholar in environmental biochemistry, has been named provost and vice president for academic affairs at SMU.

$2 Million Bequest Supports Scholarships for East Texas Students (12/11/06)

November

SMU ETHICS BOWL TEAM ADVANCES TO NATIONALS (11/30/06)
The SMU Ethics Bowl Team has advanced to the National Ethics Bowl competition in Cincinnati, Ohio, Feb. 22, 2007.

SMU Graduate Awarded Fulbright Scholarship (11/29/06)
SMU graduate Vedrana (Vecky) Juko (’06) is returning as a national scholar to the land she fled as a 10-year-old. Juko was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study emerging democracy in Croatia.

Recent graduate joins Teach for America (11/29/06)
Michael Whaley, a 2006 SMU public policy graduate, never planned to become a teacher. Nevertheless, Whaley is one of the 2,400 applicants accepted by Teach for America from a pool of more than 17,000.

Student visits Romanian orphanages (11/29/06)
SMU sophomore journalism and history major Sommer Saadi traveled to Romania recently with HUG Internationally president and founder Judy Bloom and worked on-site at a HUG orphanage in Alexandria.

WHERE’S THE OLDEST MASS-PRODUCED CHRISTMAS CARD? (11/27/06)
What is believed to be one of the first mass-produced Christmas cards – dating back more than 160 years – can be found among the extensive special collections at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

FREE SCREENING OF DESEGREGATION DOCUMENTARY (11/17/06)
A screening of an award-winning documentary produced by SMU graduate Q. Ragsdale will be held Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Theater. “No Ways Tired: Kathlyn Gilliam and the De-Segregation of Dallas Public Schools” won first place at the 2006 Juneteenth Film Festival for Best Documentary.

IRPS HONORS JUDY HENNEBERGER AS DISTINGUISHED ALUMNA (11/16/06)
The Institute for Religious and Pastoral Studies at the University of Dallas has honored Judith Henneberger, associate chaplain and coordinator of religious life at SMU, with the 2006 Distinguished Alumna award.

PERKINS' NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS WORSHIP SERVICE (11/15/06)
The annual Christmas Worship Service of Nine Lessons and Carols will be held at 4 and 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7, in Perkins Chapel on the campus of Southern Methodist University. This service has a tradition going back more than four decades and signals the beginning of the Christmas season for many in the SMU community as well as for friends of SMU throughout the Dallas area.

GOING GREEN, SAVING GREEN (11/08/06)
SMU is getting greener — in more ways than one. After a student-led initiative with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, SMU is now one of a handful of schools in the Southwest pledging to use renewable energy for a portion of its power.

SMU HISTORY PROFESSOR AWARDED JOHN EDWIN FAGG PRIZE (11/09/06)
David Weber, SMU’s Robert and Nancy Dedman Professor of History and director of the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, has been awarded the 2006 John Edwin Fagg Prize by the American Historical Association for his book, “Barbaros: Spaniards and Their Savages in the Age of Enlightenment.”

ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER EXPERT TO VISIT SMU (11/09/06)
Environmentalist Ivor Van Heerden, director of the Center for the Study of Public Health Impacts of Hurricanes, will lecture about hurricanes at the Jerry R. Junkins Engineering Building auditorium on the SMU campus.

THE MAGUIRE CENTER PRESENTS LECTURE ON SUPREME COURT RULINGS OF BIBLE CLASSES IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS (11/02/06)
The SMU Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility presents a lecture by SMU professor Joseph Kobylka regarding Supreme Court rulings of Bible classes in public schools.

AFRICAN-AMERICAN FOLKLORE ENSEMBLE PRESENTS THE KATRINA MONOLOGUES (11/02/06)
SMU’s African-American Folklore Ensemble will perform “The Katrina Monologues: A Tribute to Hurricane Katrina Survivors” on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m, in The Varsity located on the lower level of the Hughes-Trigg Student Center.

SHUMAN AWARDED M.D. ANDERSON ENDOWED PROFESSORSHIP (11/02/06)
SMU has awarded Dan Shuman, a professor in SMU’s Dedman School of Law, the M.D. Anderson Foundation Endowed Professorship in Health Law.

October

SMU Honors 2006 Distinguished Alumni (10/31/06)
A banker, court justice, pioneering football player and artist will receive the Southern Methodist University Distinguished Alumni Award, the highest honor the university bestows upon its graduates. The 2006 recipients include Paul M. Bass Jr., the Hon. Craig T. Enoch, Jerry LeVias and John W. Nieto. Denise Scofield will receive the Emerging Leader Award.

Bass Receives SMU 2006 Distinguished Alumni Award (10/31/06)
Paul M. Bass Jr. will receive the Southern Methodist University Distinguished Alumni Award, the highest honor the university bestows upon its graduates.

Enoch Receives SMU 2006 Distinguished Alumni Award (10/31/06)
The Hon. Craig T. Enoch will receive the Southern Methodist University Distinguished Alumni Award, the highest honor the university bestows upon its graduates.

LeVias Receives SMU 2006 Distinguished Alumni Award (10/31/06)
Jerry LeVias will receive the Southern Methodist University Distinguished Alumni Award, the highest honor the university bestows upon its graduates.

Nieto Receives SMU 2006 Distinguished Alumni Award (10/31/06)
John W. Nieto will receive the Southern Methodist University Distinguished Alumni Award, the highest honor the university bestows upon its graduates.

Scofield Receives SMU 2006 Emerging Leader Award (10/31/06)
Denise Scofield will receive the Emerging Leader Award at the SMU Distinguished Alumni Award ceremony. The award recognizes an outstanding alumnus or alumna who has graduated within the last 15 years.

MU students shoot for 30-seconds of burrito fame (10/23/06)
Forget Madison Avenue, the center of advertising is now SMU Boulevard. Fifteen SMU students are taking part in the Chipotle Mexican Grill “30-Seconds of Fame” advertising competition.

Renowned Archaeologist to Speak at SMU (10/12/06)
David Hurst Thomas, curator in the division of anthropology at the American Museum of Natural History, will be the featured speaker at the Fred Wendorf Distinguished Lecture Series in Archaeology on the SMU campus Wednesday, Oct. 18.

Maguire Center Hosts Conference on Ethics and Law of Domestic Surveillance (10/12/06)
The ethics of intelligence gatherers and the balance between national security and privacy will be some of the topics explored at the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility’s conference, “Guarding the Guardians: The Ethics and Law of Domestic Surveillance.”

Victims of Family Violence Gain 'Support' from SMU (10/13/06)
A new program at Southern Methodist University’s Family Research Center will work with Dallas women’s shelters to address the mental health problems of children facing this kind of violence.

Missional Evangelism: Cultivating Missional Committee (10/9/06)
Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University announces The Center for the Advanced Study and Practice of Evangelism’s 2006 Craven-Wilson Lecture Series featuring Rev. Dr. Inagrace Dietterich.

SMU Senior Named a Presidential Fellow (10/5/06)
Caitlin Sharp, a senior political science major, has been named a Fellow of the Center for the Study of the Presidency in Washington, D.C.

Texas Construction Awards SMU’S Embrey Building (10/5/06)
SMU’s J. Lindsay Embrey Engineering Building, which opened this fall, has received a 2006 Excellence Award in Higher Education from Texas Construction magazine.

September

Tri Delta Awards SMU Vice President at National Convention (09/28/06)
At its 52nd convention in Hollywood, Calif., Tri Delta sorority presented Jim Caswell with a Vision Award for his influence on the Greek community at SMU.

SMU’S Clements Center Introduces 2006-07 Fellows (09/28/06)
Four research fellows for the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies are taking residence on SMU’s campus this fall to continue their respective research and bring their book-length manuscripts to completion.

Bishop Alfred Lloyd Norris Sr. Named to SMU Board of Trustees (09/26/06)
Bishop Alfred Lloyd Norris Sr. has been appointed to the Southern Methodist University Board of Trustees by the South Central Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church, effective Dec. 8, completing the term of the late Bishop Rhymes H. Moncure Jr.

The Center for the Study of Latino/a Christianity and Religions (09/19/06)
Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, announces the establishment of a Center for the Study of Latino/a Christianity and Religions.

SMU Graduate Award Fulbright Grant (09/07/06)
Vecky Juko, a recent SMU graduate, has been awarded a Fulbright Grant to research the democratization of the Croatian society, specifically the decentralization of local government in Rijecka, Croatia.

SMU Students Assist The Dance Theatre Of Harlem (09/07/06)
Associate professor Maria Dixon and the 2006-07 student consultants of the SMU Mustangconsulting group will travel to New York next summer to work with their new client, the Dance Theatre of Harlem.

SMU Takes the "LEED" with New Environment-Friendly Building (09/05/06)
The first university building in Texas built for gold-level LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification is now open for classes at SMU. The J. Lindsay Embrey Building houses the Mechanical Engineering Department and the Environmental and Civil Engineering Department in SMU's School of Engineering. A dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 11:45 a.m. on September 8.

August

Latest Issue Of American Behavioral Scientist Edited By SMU Faculty (08/31/06)
Caroline Brettell, dean ad interim of SMU’s Dedman College, and Carolyn Sargent, an SMU anthropology professor, edited the September issue of American Behavioral Scientist.

Professors Awarded Grant from the National Science Foundation (08/31/06)
SMU geology professors Bonnie Jacobs and Neil Tabor have received a $300,000, three-year grant from the National Science Foundation for their paleobotany research in Ethiopia, looking at that area's plant life, geological history and climate 28-27 million years ago.

Former Dallas City Manager Scott McDonald Dies (08/28/06)
Former Dallas City Manager Scott McDonald Sr. died Monday, August 28. He was killed in an accident when trying to move a power line that had fallen because of the storm on Sunday. He was 98 years old.

2006-2007 Tate-Willson Lectures (08/25/06)
The 2006-2007 Tate-Willson Lectures at Southern Methodist University will be given by Professor Mark Juergensmeyer, director of the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies, professor of sociology and affiliate professor of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

The Geniuses Win $3 Million Treasure Hunter Prize On NBC (08/25/06)
Studying for medical school, balancing social lives and winning a $3 million prize is all in a year’s work for three SMU students who recently won NBC’s Treasure Hunters competition.

Workshop for Dallas Regional Science Fair Held at SMU (08/17/06)
The “Get an Edge” workshop on Aug. 26 will help prepare teachers, students and parents for the 50th Beal Bank Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair in March 2007.

Convocation for 2006 (08/16/06)
Jose Bowen, the newly appointed dean of Meadows School of the Arts, was the featured speaker at Convocation on Aug. 16, 2006. Watch the video.

Rick Halperin Appointed Director of Human Rights Education Program (08/16/06)
Rick Halperin, a human rights educator and history instructor at SMU, has been appointed the director of the new Embrey Human Rights Education Pilot Program at SMU.

$35 Million Gift to SMU from Ray L. and Nancy Ann Hunt (08/11/06)
Dallas business leader and SMU trustee Ray L. Hunt and his wife, Nancy Ann, have made a $35 million commitment to SMU, the largest single gift in the University’s history.

Troy Behrens Appointed Executive Director of SMU's Hegi Family Career Development Center (08/10/06)
Southern Methodist University has appointed Troy Behrens, Ed.D., as executive director of the university’s Hegi Family Career Development Center.

July

Diverse Magazine Lists SMU as a Top Producer of Graduate Minority Engineering Students (07/27/06)
SMU is one of the top five producers of African-American engineering students at the master’s degree level for 2004-05, according to Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.

Halperin Elected Chair of Amnesty International USA Board (07/27/06)
Rick Halperin, a history instructor at SMU, was elected to his third term as Chair of Amnesty International USA, the U.S. section of Amnesty International.

ABA Honors SMU's Ellen Pryor (07/27/06)
Ellen Pryor, SMU's associate provost for honors and international programs and the Homer R. Mitchell professor of law, has received the Robert B. McKay Law Professor Award from the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section.

SMU English Professor Wins 2006 American Book Award (07/20/06)
Darryl Dickson-Carr, an associate professor of English at SMU, has won the 2006 American Book Award for his book, Columbia Guide to Contemporary African American Fiction.

Perkins Theology Announces Staff Transitions (07/19/06)
Southern Methodist University’s Perkins School of Theology announces the following staff transitions effective September 1, 2006.

SMU Professor Uses Fellowship to Enhance Teaching (07/13/06)
Mel Coffee, assistant professor of journalism at Southern Methodist University, was named a 2006 Educator in the Newsroom Fellow by the Radio and Television News Directors Foundation.

Guildhall Director to Give Closing Keynote at UK Conference (07/13/06)
Dr. Peter E. Raad, executive director for The Guildhall at SMU, will deliver the closing keynote address for GAMES:EDU in Brighton, United Kingdom on Friday, July 14.

June

President Bush Nominates SMU Professor to Literacy Board (06/30/06)
President George W. Bush has announced his intention to nominate SMU’s Patricia G. Mathes, TI Endowed Chair in Reading Research and Professor, to be a member of the National Institute for Literacy Advisory Board.

SMU Names Interim Dean of School of Education and Human Development (06/27/06)
U. Narayan Bhat, long-time SMU administrator and faculty member, has been named dean ad interim of the University's School of Education and Human Development.

The Guildhall Celebrates Commencement with Game Exhibition (06/08/06)
June 16 and 17 marks a celebratory weekend of accomplishment for students of The Guildhall at SMU, which provides a foundation in game development.

SMU Pom Squad Wins Nationals (06/05/06)
The SMU Pom Squad won the 2006 national championship in the open division of the Chick-Fil-A cheer and dance collegiate competition in Daytona Beach, Florida.

SMU Student Wins Nissan-WWF Environmental Award (06/01/06)
Richard Taplin Moore, an SMU electrical engineering major, was selected as one of 18 college students to research environmental issues in Washington, D.C., and South Africa through a new Environmental Leadership Program.

May

SMU Hosts Bookbinding Competition and Exhibit (05/25/06)
Bridwell Library in SMU’s Perkins School of Theology will host the Fourth Helen Warren DeGolyer Triennial Exhibition and Award for American Bookbinding June 1-3.

SMU Professor's Book Honored by Dallas Museum of Art (05/18/06)
SMU’S Randall Griffin, chair and associate professor of art history, was awarded the Dallas Musuem of Art’s Vasari Award for the best art history book authored by a scholar from Texas.

SMU to Host Symposium on U.S. Foreign Aid (05/11/06)
SMU will host a symposium on May 19 to address the issue of foreign aid policy from perspectives of several experts, including Jeffrey Sachs, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development and director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University.

SMU to Award More Than 2,000 Degrees at 2006 Commencement (05/10/06)
Southern Methodist University will award more than 2,000 degrees at its 91st annual commencement convocation Saturday, May 20. Honorary degrees will be conferred upon economist Jeffrey Sachs and medical leader Kern Wildenthal.

$1 Million Gift from Jeanne Roach Johnson to Support Piano Program (05/10/06)
A gift of $1 million from Jeanne Roach Johnson of Dallas will support the piano program in the Meadows School of the Arts at SMU.

San Antonio Leader Mark Nerio Elected Secretary of SMU Board of Trustees (05/05/06)
San Antonio business and civic leader Mark Nerio has been elected to a second term as secretary of Southern Methodist University’s Board of Trustees at the Board.

Richard Ware Elected Vice Chair of SMU Board of Trustees (05/05/06)
Amarillo banker and civic leader Richard C. Ware II has been unanimously elected vice chair of Southern Methodist University’s Board of Trustees at the Board.

Carl Sewell Elected Chair of SMU Board of Trustees (05/05/06)
Dallas business and civic leader Carl Sewell has been unanimously elected chair of Southern Methodist University’s Board of Trustees at the Board.

SMU Advertising Students Win Regional Competition (05/04/06)
A team of students from the Temerlin Advertising Institute at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts won first place in the regional (10th district) division of the American Advertising Federation (AAF) 2006 National Student Advertising Competition held in Corpus Christi, Texas.

SMU Names Interim Provost (05/03/06)
Associate Provost Thomas Tunks has been named SMU’s interim provost and vice president for academic affairs effective June 1, 2006.

SMU Events Calendar: MAY 7 - 13, 2006

Provost to Return to Music Performance and Administration at Yale (05/01/06)
Letters to the University community from Provost Robert Blocker and SMU President R. Gerald Turner.

Law Professor Named Associate Provost (05/01/06)
Law Professor Ellen Pryor has been named SMU's associate provost for honors and international programs.

SMU Events Calendar: APRIL 30 - MAY 6, 2006

April

Anthropology Professor Named Acting Dean of Dedman College (04/27/06)
Anthropology Professor Caroline B. Brettell has been named acting dean of SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, effective from July 1, 2006, to June 30, 2007.

SMU’s Diversity Efforts Earn National Award (04/27/06)
SMU has become the first Texas university to receive an Exemplary Voluntary Efforts (EVE) Award from the U.S. Department of Labor for its equal opportunity programs.

Dedman Center Receives International Masonry Award (04/26/06)
SMU’s Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports was awarded the Honor Award in the Education College/University category from the Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA).

SMU Events Calendar: APRIL 23 - 29

SMU Announces New Dean of Meadows School of the Arts (04/20/06)
Acclaimed jazz musician, scholar, composer, and educator José Antonio Bowen has been named dean of the Meadows School of the Arts, beginning July 1.

SMU Professor Receives Hendrix Alumni Award (04/20/06)
Tom Fomby, a professor of economics at SMU, received Hendrix College’s 2006 Distinguished Alumnus Award during the college’s annual Alumni Weekend in Conway, Ark.

Mathes Awarded Albert J. Harris Award for Article (04/20/06)
Patricia Mathes, Texas Instruments Endowed Chair in Reading Research and professor of education in the School of Education and Human Development, is one of six academic researchers who have collectively won the 2006 Albert J. Harris Award from the International Reading Association.

SMU Announces Speakers for 2006-07 Tate Lecture Series (04/19/06)
Broadcast legend Ted Koppel, the first Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin highlight the 2006-07 season of the Willis M. Tate Distinguished Lecture Series at SMU.

H. Ross Perot Jr. to Give 2006 Commencement Address (04/19/06)
Dallas business leader and SMU trustee H. Ross Perot Jr. will give the address at SMU’s 91st annual commencement convocation on Saturday, May 20.

Perkins Appoints Associate Professor of Sacred Music (04/18/06)
SMU’s Perkins School of Theology announces the appointment of Dr. Christopher Anderson as associate professor of Sacred Music.

SMU Events Calendar: APRIL 16 - 22, 2006

Cox School of Business and Dedman School of Law Among Nation's Best (04/13/06)
U.S. News & World Report released its 2007 “America's Best Graduate Schools” guidebook which shows two SMU schools increased their rankings.

Renowned Wesley Scholar Accepts Appointment to Perkins (04/10/06)
SMU’s Perkins School of Theology announces the appointment of Dr. Ted A. Campbell as associate professor of Church History with a concentration in Methodist history.

SMU Events Calendar: APRIL 2 - 8, 2006

March

SMU Receives Recognition From National Security Agency (03/30/06)
SMU has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education for academic years 2006-2009.

SMU Events Calendar: MARCH 26 - April 1, 2006

SMU and UTD Create Joint Laboratory (03/23/06)
In an historic public-private collaboration, SMU and The University of Texas at Dallas have joined to create a gold-standard laboratory for North Texas.

SMU Student Wins Bronze in 2006 Paralympic Winter Games (03/23/06)
Taylor Lipsett, a first-year biochemistry student at SMU, returned from the 2006 Paralympic Winter Games in Torino, Italy, with a bronze medal in sled hockey.

SMU Events Calendar: MARCH 19 - 25, 2006

Perkins Youth School of Theology Sponsors Annual Youth Forum (03/09/06)
April 8 session brings teens together for discussions on youth culture, societal issues and theological reflection.

SMU Events Calendar: MARCH 13 - 18, 2006

Kresge Foundation Provides Support to SMU School of Engineering (03/09/06)
The Kresge Foundation has made a commitment of up to $850,000 for the School of Engineering at SMU.

SMU Student in 2006 Paralympic Winter Games (03/09/06)
Taylor Lipsett of Mesquite, Texas, a first-year student at SMU, is competing in the 2006 Paralympic Winter Games in Torino, Italy, as a member of the U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team.

Perkins to Present Laity Award to Allen, Texas, Church Worker (03/06/06)
Perkins School of Theology will present its 2006 Woodrow B. Seals Laity Award to Dan David Franck of Allen, Texas, at a noontime luncheon Saturday, March 11, at the annual Perkins Theological School for the Laity.

Larry Diamond to Speak at SMU on the New Iraqi Government (03/02/06)
Larry Diamond, a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and author, will speak on Wednesday, March 8 about prospects for democracy and stability in Iraq following the U.S. invasion.

SMU Director Wins Albert J. Harris Award (03/02/06)
The International Reading Association awarded the 2006 Albert J. Harris Award to Patricia Mathes, director of SMU’s Institute for Reading Research, and her five co-authors.

SMU Receives Largest Single Gift in its History (03/01/06)
The Meadows Foundation has pledged a total of $33 million to the Algur H. Meadows School of the Arts and its Meadows Museum at SMU.

February

Senator John McCain to Receive SMU's Tower Center Medal of Freedom (02/23/06)
SMU’s John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies will award Senator John McCain the 5th Tower Center Medal of Freedom on March 6.

Dedman Law Students Win Regional Competition (02/23/06)
Trey Crawford and Duane Galligher, both second-year law students at SMU’s Dedman School of Law, won the 31st Annual National Trial Competition Regional Championship in San Antonio, Feb. 9-11.

SMU Professor Nominated for Grawemeyer Award in Education (02/23/06)
SMU sociology professor Anthony Cortese has been nominated for the Grawemeyer Award in Education for his book, Opposing Hate Speech.

Student Finds Film Treasure During Black History Month (02/22/06)
In her part-time job archiving theater artifacts at SMU’s Hamon Arts Library, sophomore Emily George found an unexpected treasure: original sketches by director Vincente Minnelli from the 1943 movie “Cabin in the Sky,” one of the first Hollywood-produced films with an entire black cast.

Perkins Theological School for the Laity March 9-11 (02/20/06)
Perkins School of Theology will conduct its annual Perkins Theological School for the Laity, March 9 -11, on the SMU campus, featuring lectures on Christian spirituality and religious literacy.

Gifts from Bobby Lyle to Support Schools of Business and Engineering (02/16/06)
Gifts totaling $3.4 million from energy industry leader Bobby B. Lyle of Dallas will support initiatives in SMU’s Cox School of Business and School of Engineering with a focus on entrepreneurship and leadership.

Leahy Selected in D.C. Fellows Program (02/16/06)
SMU junior Lauren Leahy is one of 65 undergraduate and graduate students selected to participate in the Fellows Program at the Center of the Study of the Presidency in Washington, D.C.

SMU and Dallas Can! Academy Team Up (02/16/06)
A cooperative program launched this spring between Dallas Can! Academy and SMU is exposing the academy’s students to science and university life.

SMU Dedman School of Law Honors Alumni (02/16/06)
SMU’s Dedman School of Law honored eight individuals at its annual Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner on February 11.

SMU Senior Among Nation's "Most Promising Minority Students" (02/09/06)
SMU student Sung Kim has been named by the American Advertising Federation (AAF) as a winner in the AAF’s “Most Promising Minority Students” national competition for 2006.

Library's Exhibition Gears Up for Bookbinding Competition (02/02/06)
For the first time, SMU’s Bridwell Library will devote an exhibition to highlights from its collection of master bookbindings.

Bishop Huie to Receive Distinguished Alumni Award (02/02/06)
SMU’s Perkins School of Theology will honor Bishop Janice Riggle Huie with its 2006 Distinguished Alumni Award.

SMU Receives Prevention Excellence Award (02/02/06)
Outside the Classroom, a Boston-based company that produces alcohol prevention and assessment tools to reduce high-risk alcohol consumption, has honored SMU with a 2006 Prevention Excellence Award.

January

SMU in Top 25 Most Connected Campuses (01/26/06)
SMU is among the top 25 most connected campuses in the nation, The Princeton Review announced in a study released Jan. 20.

Student Research to be Honored at Regional Conference (01/26/06)
Tierney Epstein’s research paper, “Obstacles to Citizenship Faced by Hispanic Immigrants in Texas,” will be honored at the 17th Annual Theodore Clevenger, Jr. Undergraduate Honor’s Conference.

Gift from Custard and Pitts Family to Endow Scholarships (01/23/06)
A gift of $1.2 million from the William A. Custard and L. Frank Pitts family will endow four President’s Scholarships at SMU.

SMU Students Awarded Dissertation Grants (01/19/06)
Three graduate students in the anthropology department at SMU have been awarded Dissertation Improvement Grants from the National Science Foundation.

Recordings Restoration Lecture Scheduled at SMU (01/19/06)
A new technique for restoring the rich heritage of recordings from the late 19th and early 20th centuries will be presented at 7 p.m. Feb. 5 in McCord Auditorium of Dallas Hall on SMU’s campus.

Bishop Huie to Receive Distinguished Alumni Award from Perkins (01/16/06)
Perkins School of Theology announces that Bishop Janice Riggle Huie of Houston will receive its 2006 Distinguished Alumni Award.

SMU Events Calendar: FEB. 5 - FEB. 11, 2006

SMU Events Calendar: JAN. 22 - JAN. 28, 2006

SMU Events Calendar: JAN. 15 - JAN. 21, 2006