Left to Right: Brad E. Cheves, Ruth Altshuler, R. Gerald Turner

Renowned civic and philanthropic leader Ruth Collins Sharp Altshuler has died

Ruth Collins Sharp Altshuler, a renowned civic and philanthropic leader as well as an SMU alumna and longtime supporter, died Dec. 8, leaving a legacy of leadership, friendship and generosity focused on institutions dedicated to improving lives.

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, 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.

Book explores the relationship between president & press

SMU Professor Stephanie Martin’s book explores how the relationship between the president and the press has evolved in the digital age as presidents have increasingly turned  to non-traditional mediums to communicate to the masses. 

Dean Myers shares his vision for SMU's Cox School of Business

Business education needs to change with the demands of the times, says Matthew Myers, a global marketing and strategy expert who recently took over as dean of SMU's Cox School of Business.

Army vet finds a new band of brothers in SMU band

Juan Rios is enjoying the traditions that go along with being a first-year member of the SMU band — including a cap that bears his name and SMU's "Diamond M" logo.

Campus Events


December Commencement at SMU

December Commencement will take place in Moody Coliseum at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16. Degree candidates from all of SMU's schools and professional programs will attend the event and Bush Presidential Center CEO Ken Hersh to present the main address, which will be streamed live.

March 12-18: Spring Break

April 20, 2018: Amazon CEO to speak at SMU

Campus Exhibits

  Martin Luther in the Age of Print — through Dec. 15