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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.
Sonny Dykes has been named the head football coach at SMU, director of Athletics Rick Hart announced Monday, Dec. 11. Dykes arrives on the Hilltop after head coaching stints at Cal and Louisiana Tech. Dykes spent four seasons at Cal (2013-16) and three seasons at Louisiana Tech (2010-12).
"I wouldn't be working on the Hill without doing internships in different disciplines. Who else but an SMU Meadows student can say they were published on the front page of a newspaper in a top five media market and interned for a past President in the same school year?," said Natalie Yezbick '15 (CCPA), Deputy Press Secretary for Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX). Read more.
The SMU Cox Master of Science in Finance degree (MSF) will be STEM-designated beginning in the fall semester of 2018. This means the SMU Cox MSF program now falls under fields of study considered to be science, technology, engineering and math.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
December of 2017 witnesses the 400th birthday of Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617–1682), luminary of Golden Age Seville. The Meadows 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.