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News

Standard pianos a big problem for musicians with small hands

Seventeen years ago, SMU became the first major university in the U.S. to incorporate smaller keyboards into its music program for people with small hands.

SMU COX Dean Matt B. Myers Rings NYSE Closing Bell®

Matt Myers, dean of the SMU Cox School of Business, rings The Closing Bell® from the podium of the New York Stock Exchange, commemorating the 40th year since the Cox School was named for benefactor Edwin L. Cox.

2019 Cliburn Junior Competition to take place at SMU Meadows

Alumnus and Johnson Prothro Artist-in-Residence Alessio Bax will serve as jury chairman for event open to pianists age 13 to 17
 

Hunt gift to endow SMU’s signature Hunt Leadership Scholars Program

A $15 million gift from the Nancy Ann Hunt Foundation will ensure the long-term support of the Hunt Leadership Scholars Program, which is one of SMU’s signature scholarship programs attracting academically talented student leaders from throughout the United States.

Moody Foundation gift to support SMU arts facility renovation and education research

A $1 million gift from the Moody Foundation will support renovation of Meadows School of the Arts facilities and key education research by Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development.

Campus Cultural Intelligence Initiative

SMU announces the formal launch of our strategic initiative, the Campus Cultural Intelligence Initiative (CIQ@SMU). We believe that CIQ@SMU offers added value to our graduates by enabling them to become more skilled at working in diverse environments here and beyond the campus.

SMU’s growth and achievements are an investment in Dallas

SMU President R. Gerald Turner’s message to a group of business and civic leaders gathered at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas was simple and clear: return on the investment in SMU made by Dallas leaders more than 100 years ago continues to be strong.

Graduated students making the grade as world changers

Stories about graduated students beginning to make their mark on the world, from humanitarian efforts to teaching others to athletic achievements to inventions.

Campus Events

SMU Unity Walk 2017

MLK Dream Week 2018 at SMU

Various events pay tribute to the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., including the Dallas Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade on Jan. 15, the SMU MLK Unity Walk on Jan. 23, and MLK Day of Service on Jan. 27.

Feb. 3: Visioneering

March 12-18: Spring Break

March 28-29: Research Day

April 19-22: Founders' Day Weekend

Campus Exhibits

Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (Spanish, 1617–1682),' Jacob Laying Peeled Rods before the Flocks of Laban,' c. 1665. Oil on canvas. Meadows Museum, SMU, Dallas. Algur H. Meadows Collection, MM.67.27. Photo by Michael Bodycomb

Exhibition celebrates 400th anniversary

The Meadows Museum is celebrating the 400th birthday of Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617–1682), luminary of Golden Age Seville. The museum is in possession of five of this star painter’s works, more paintings by him than any other museum in the United States. Exhibition runs through Dec. 2, 2018.