What makes Usain Bolt of Jamaica so fast?

SMU biomechanics expert Peter Weyand and his colleagues Andrew Udofa and Laurence Ryan are studying Usain Bolt’s apparent asymmetrical running stride and how it affects the speed of the fastest human runner ever.

Center sends students on missions of charity and compassion

Eight SMU students, under the tutelage of the Maguire Center for Ethics and Pubic Responsibility, have embarked on an array of community service projects that are taking them from the Trinity River to Brazil, Bolivia and beyond.

SMU and LIFT team named semifinalists for Adult Literacy XPRIZE

The SMU and Literacy Instruction for Texas (LIFT) team has been named one of eight semifinalists advancing in the $7 million Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE presented by Dollar General Literacy Foundation.

SMU athletes earn Conference Academic Excellence Awards

The American Athletic Conference has announced its All-Academic Team, recognizing 217 SMU student-athletes in such sports as rowing, football, golf, soccer, tennis, basketball, volleyball, and swimming and diving.

SMU's new Vice President for Student Affairs begins this week

Kenechukwu (K.C.) Mmeje will oversee such areas as Student Life; the women’s, LGBT, multicultural, volunteer and leadership programs; and the Hegi Family Career Development Center.

SMU receives grant for teacher training

Thanks to the creation of "Raising Texas Teachers" by HEB grocery magnate Charles Butt, students could have an easier jump into the teaching profession.

A look at the core of poverty in America

"Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City" by Matthew Desmond is this fall's SMU Reads selection, which every incoming SMU student is expected to read.

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Orientation at SMU, which begins in late June, is a two-step process. Through Academic Advising, Registration, & Orientation (AARO) & Mustang Corral, our mission is to prepare students for life at SMU.

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