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Clements Foundation Gifts to SMU-in-Taos
A $1 million gift from the Clements Foundation will support the position of the William P. Clements, Jr. Endowed Executive Director of SMU-in-Taos.

Fred Wendorf

Noted Archaeologist
SMU's Prof. Fred Wendorf, who made groundbreaking discoveries in Africa and the American Southwest, has died.

STEMPREP program at SMU

Department of Defense awards SMU's STEMPREP Project a $3.78m grant to help minorities.

Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee

New Harper Lee Book
Harper Lee specialist Dean Thomas DiPiero reviews the long-awaited follow-up to "To Kill a Mockingbird."

KERA: Kennewick Man was Native American  
WFAA: SMU Men’s Basketball in July    
Texas CEO: Using design to companies' advantage
NPR: How textbooks differ on history  
WFAA: Supporting Dallas Mayor's Summer Reading Club  
ESPN: How athletes got bigger, faster, stronger
Fortune: Should a bully be president?
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Libraries & Museums

George W. Bush

Campus Events

SMU OrientationFirst-Year Orientation
AARO sessions, aimed at helping with the transition to college life, run through Aug. 18.
 Through Early Aug.: Summer Camps
 Aug. 23: Opening Convocation
 Aug. 24: First day of fall classes
 Sept. 24-27: Homecoming
 Oct. 12-13: Fall Break
 Oct. 17: TEDxSMU auditions - apply now
 Oct. 30 - Nov. 1: Family Weekend
 Nov. 26-27: Thanksgiving holiday
 Dec. 19: December Commencement
 Jan. 4-13: JanTerm heads to the Hilltop
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Health & Safety

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

Hilltop Highlights

thermostat setting at 74 degrees

OE2C News
A 74-degree set point for campus thermostats during spring and summer has been agreed upon.

Villy Custom Bicycle

Alumni News
Fleetwood Hicks ’85 offers a new spin on celebrating SMU's 100th with his custom-made cruiser bicycles.

Mustang Minute about Motion Capture

Mustang Minute Videos
Candace Walkington conducts research with Guildhall campers using motion capture to teach math.  

SMU Adventures

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

Year of the Student

Year of the Student
2015 is the Year of the Student at SMU, supporting them as they shape their futures and change the world.

Health Center temporarily relocated to Loyd Center

SMU Health Center
The Health Center Medical Services staff are temporarily in the Loyd All-Sports Center.