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Umphrey Lee

Professorship Endowed
A $1.5 million gift from Highland Park United Methodist Church will endow the Umphrey Lee Professorship.


New Discovery
A new species belonging to the extinct marine mammal group Desmostylia has been identified.  

Meredith Burke

State Fair Artist
SMU student Meredith Burke is a featured artist at the State Fair of Texas with her sculpting techniques.

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NCAA Report Response
SMU responds to report from the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions.  

Star: Pope's synod on ‘challenges to the family’
Wash. Post: Textbook describes slaves as "workers"
Chronicle: Professor climbs tenure ladder twice
Alumna wins red Ford Mustang for two years
Fox News: Interest rates left unchanged  
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Libraries & Museums

George W. Bush

Campus Events

Christopher-Columbus-portrait-by-Sebastian- del-Piombo"Discover Spain!"
Free admission to Meadows Museum on Oct. 10 for Columbus Day and the "Discover Spain!" festival.
 Oct. 5-9: Brown Bag Dance Series
 Oct. 8: Soul Clap Its Hands and Sing!
 Oct. 9-11: "World Day Against Death Penalty"
 Oct. 12-13: Fall Break
 Oct. 13: Dance students and Dallas Chamber
     perform to silent film classic "Metropolis"
 Oct. 14: Appomatox wasn't the end
 Oct. 15: Kimbilio Litfest at SMU
 Oct. 15: Being Nixon: A Man Divided
 Oct. 15: Alumni Connection Series
 Oct. 16: Meadows Wind Ensemble
 Oct. 17: TEDxSMU
 Oct. 19: Cézanne Quartet
 Oct. 21-25: Play: Aunt Dan and Lemon
 Oct. 24: Inaugural Swing Dance Concert
 Oct. 30: Big iDeas Pitch Contest
 Oct. 30 - Nov. 1: Family Weekend
 Through Nov. 4: Latino Heritage Month
 Nov. 26-27: Thanksgiving holiday
More Events & Academic Calendars »

Current Exhibits

 Infanta Margarita Teresa in a Blue Dress
     Through Nov. 1, 2015
 Early Texas Methodism, 1815–1860
Through Dec. 11, 2015
 The Shape of Content in Christian Books
Through Dec. 18, 2015
 Treasures from the House of Alba
     Through Jan. 3, 2016

Health & Safety

It's On UsLive Responsibly
Important information about sexual misconduct and substance abuse, including a message from President Turner.

Hilltop Highlights

Fireworks at Centennial Celebration

SMU Celebrates 100th
SMU marks the 100th anniversary of its opening with fireworks, festivities and ceremonies.  

From the Trail-Blazer video

Trail-Blazing Spirit
The spirit of SMU as it celebrates its first century and moves forward into its second.  

SMU Adventures

SMU Adventures
Blogs by students and faculty about interesting people and places the world over.

Southwest Review

SR Marks 100 Years
SMU’s nationally renowned literary Southwest Review is turning 100 years old.

Hilltop Courses: Then and Now

Hilltop Cookbook
Savor more than 400 of SMU’s smartest recipes from the University’s top foodies in a new cookbook.

Year of the Student

Year of the Student
2015 is the Year of the Student at SMU as we celebrate 100 years of shaping the future.

Pia Vogel and John Wise

OE2C News
OE2C funding expands SMU's commitment to high-performance computing and its impact on research.