2008 Archives

2008 News Archives

Dallas News: Clean air plan failing - (7/13/2009)

KDFW News: GOP's Tea Party headache - SMU Political Science Professor Cal Jillson talks about the Tea Party's impact on Texas politics. (7/13/2009)

Keeping History Alive - Alumnus and former Gov. Bill Clements' (left) passionate interest in the American Southwest fuels studies center at SMU. (7/13/2009)

Experts: Sorting Out Sotomayor - Out-of-the-Beltway political experts with insights into the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor are available and ready to help you with quick and astute observations. (7/13/2009)

Trouble in Paradise - Anthropologist Victoria Lockwood says there are important differences in domestic violence among South Pacific islanders. (7/13/2009)

Dallas News: Auto industry highly cautious - Professor William Maxwell, who holds the Rauscher Chair in Financial Investments in SMU's Cox School of Business, talks about the state of the American auto industry. (7/13/2009)

Guildhall: Not your ordinary summer camp - Some 50 middle and high school students demonstrated their video games on July 2, 2009, at the Guildhall Academy, a two-week experience in which students get to create their own games. (7/10/2009)

Déjà vu Fact Sheet - (7/8/2009)

UP and SMU reach land purchase agreement - The City of University Park and SMU reach an agreement for the University to finalize its purchase of Potomac Park, an undeveloped greenbelt located between Potomac Avenue and Park Cities Plaza, and a group of nearby streets, alleys and utility easements. (7/8/2009)

NY Times: Cutting through the clutter - SMU Alumna Angela Braly, CEO of WellPoint, writes about her life for The New York Times. (7/7/2009)

Three Mustangs on Hall of Fame ballot - Three former Mustangs highlight the Texas Sports Hall of Fame Ballot, the TSHOF Selection Committee announced recently. (7/7/2009)

CS Monitor: Crunch time for Obama agenda - SMU Political Science Professor Cal Jillson talks about how much importance should be assigned to the President achieving his agenda by Congress's August break. (7/7/2009)

Dallas News: Recession not hurting law firms - SMU Law School Dean John Attanasio talks about how while the recession has forced many big law firms nationwide to downsize, Dallas' law practices have dodged most of the bullets and are changing their tactics.


Student trips recall horrors of death camps - Each year, Rick Halperin of SMU's Human Rights Education Program leads student trips to Nazi death camps. (7/7/2009)

Dallas News: Faith versus loyalty to country - SMU Professors Robin Lovin and Matthew Wilson talk about how believers both celebrate their country and use their prophetic voice to critique and reform their nation? (7/7/2009)

Wired: Professor develops high-res camera - Prof. Marc Christensen is developing camera technology that creates a high-res picture from many low-res sensors. (7/6/2009)

Orientation prepares students for academic life - Each summer, SMU prepares incoming students for the transition to University life. (7/2/2009)

Athletics nationally ranked 10th most efficient - SMU finished 10th nationally in the Excellence in Management Cup, presented by Texas A&M's Laboratory for the Study of Intercollegiate Athletics (LSIA), the group announced Monday (7/1/2009)

KERA: Arts researchers gather at SMU - More than 100 arts researchers from around the globe are gathering at SMU for the 10th International Association of Arts and Cultural Management Conference. (6/30/2009)

NPR: Is drilling causing Texas quakes? - SMU Seismology Professor Brian Stump talks to National Public Radion about looking into the cause of earthquakes that recently hit the North Texas area. (6/30/2009)

SMU-Mercyhurst field school begins at Taos - SMU-in-Taos begins a unique partnership with students and faculty from Mercyhurst College. (6/30/2009)

Dallas News: A lesson in community action - Editorial praising the ExxonMobil Green Team program's work in South Dallas. SMU works with this program. (6/29/2009)

KERA: Sanctuary and Dr. Tiller's murder - William B. Lawrence, dean of SMU's Perkins School of Theology, talks about the need for sanctuary and the murder of Dr. George Tiller. (6/29/2009)

Physician scientist training comes to SMU - Special program for interesting young students in science and medicine comes to SMU. (6/26/2009)

Dallas News: More to Iran uprising - This is an opinion piece written by Darab Ganji, a guest lecturer at SMU’s John Tower Center for Political Studies, and Robert Jordan, a diplomat in residence and an adjunct professor at SMU’s John Tower Center for Political Studies. (6/26/2009)

Hispanic Youth Symposium - SMU co-hosts a symposium to promote college achievement, professional careers, and community involvement. (6/25/2009)

Research: Amputee sprinter runs differently - A team of experts in biomechanics and physiology that conducted experiments on Oscar Pistorius, the South African bilateral amputee track athlete, have just released their findings in the "Journal of Applied Physiology." (6/25/2009)

SMU offers Engineering Camp for Girls - Women engineers are still in the extreme minority, but a program at SMU is working to change that. (6/24/2009)

Geology chapter earns national honor - SMU's student chapter of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists has received the organization's highest honor.


SMU launches fall semester in Taos - For the first time, SMU-in-Taos will offer fall semester classes at its campus in scenic New Mexico. (6/24/2009)

Students spend summer 2009 studying in Taos - Students spend summer 2009 in Taos, studying, taking photos and blogging (6/23/2009)

Star-Telegram: Breakaway Anglicans to meet - SMU Theology Professor Fred Schmidt talks about representatives from breakaway Episcopal congregations and dioceses meeting this week to create a new Anglican province. (6/22/2009)

Dallas News: SMU engineering camp for girls - The Lyle School of Engineering Camp for Girls was started by administrators to engage female students in the field of engineering. (6/22/2009)

Ch. 8 News: Lego fun at SMU youth camp - Feature story on SMU's Lego Camp by WFAA News. (6/22/2009)

SMU Research: New clues about déjà vu - A new study by research psychologists Alan Brown of SMU and Elizabeth Marsh of Duke University provides new clues about déjà vu, that eerie sense of experiencing a moment for the second time. (6/22/2009)

Summer reading program of books by women - Each summer for 15 years, SMU's Vicki Hill has selected her favorite books, written by women, to discuss with audiences. (6/22/2009)

Tate Series announces provocative speakers - This year's Tate Series includes an Oscar winner, a fashion industry leader and an associate justice of the Supreme Court. (6/22/2009)

Sci Daily: Unconscious Racial Bias Confirmed - Study co-authoried by T. Andrew Poehlman of SMU confirms that the Implicit Association Test, a psychological tool, has validity in predicting behavior and, in particular, that it has significantly greater validity than self-reports in the socially sensitive topics of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation and age. (6/18/2009)

Bruce Bullock: Why gas prices are on the increase - Gasoline prices are going up because investors are putting their money in oil, not because of any shortages, and this could mean prices will top $3 a gallon by July 4. (6/18/2009)

ABC News: Gasoline prices soar - Bruce Bullock, director of SMU's Maguire Energy Institute, says that gasoline prices are rising because investors are pulling money out of other areas and putting it in oil. (6/18/2009)

Meadows celebrates Cubist Diego Rivera - Renowned Cubist painter Diego Rivera is honored with an exhibit at the Meadows Museum. (6/18/2009)

Dallas News: 'Don't Mess' video contest - SMU Advertising Professor Glenn Griffin talks about the state's new "Don't Mess With Texas" video content that is open to the public. (6/18/2009)

New 'Texas Tea' key to energy future - SMU researchers say 'hot rocks' in East and South Texas could be tapped for geothermal energy to produce electricity. (6/17/2009)

Three named Scholar Athletes of the Year - Three SMU student-athletes have been named the Conference USA Scholar Athlete of the Year in their respective sports. (6/16/2009)

Star-Telegram: Why have a special session? - SMU Political Science Professor Cal Jillson talks about the politics of the upcoming special session of the Texas Legislature. (6/15/2009)

Alumna, women's leader Louise Raggio turns 90 - (6/15/2009)

Meadows acquires two significant paintings - The Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University has acquired two significant oil paintings from the early 20th century. (6/12/2009)

What's behind the North Texas earthquakes? - SMU researchers are deploying seismic stations in North Texas to gather data on earthquakes hitting the area. (6/12/2009)

Houston: Infinity attracts future engineers - The Infinity Project, founded at SMU, attracted students to a ballpark in Houston to test acoustics. (6/12/2009)

Legendary swimming coach Richard Quick dies - Former SMU women's swim coach Richard Quick passed away Wednesday at the age of 66. One of the most recognizable names in the swimming and diving community, Quick was a six-time United States Olympic coach who directed 13 teams to NCAA titles, the most ever by a swimming coach. (6/12/2009)

Ground broken for Payne Stewart Golf Center - SMU broke ground Monday on a golfing center named for the late Payne Stewart, an alumnus and two-time U.S. Open champion. (6/11/2009)

Recent North Texas Earthquakes Not Unexpected - SMU seismologist Brian Stump says the recent earthquakes that have occurred near Dallas-Fort Worth and Cleburne are not unexpected, they illustrate the earth's natural dynamic nature. (6/10/2009)

KERA Radio: Earthquakes shake N. Texas - Brian Stump, a professor and seismologist with SMU's Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences, talks about recent earthquakes that have hit North Texas, including Cleburne and the Dallas-Fort Worth area. (6/9/2009)

Star-Telegram: Prof. right about pollution - SMU Engineering Professor Al Armendariz was right about a published study in February about the amount of air pollution released by Barnett Shale gas drilling. (6/8/2009)

Forbes: Timing, jobs key to 2010 vote - SMU Political Science Professor Cal Jillson says a recovery of any kind will benefit the Democrats in 2009. (6/8/2009)

Army Reserve general to chair engineering dept. - Jeffrey Talley, an Army general lauded for his work in Baghdad, will chair SMU's Environmental and Civil Engineering Dept. (6/8/2009)

Houston: Politics of using National Guard - SMU Political Science Professor Cal Jillson talks about the politics of Texas Gov. Rick Perry's plan to use the Texas National Guard to guard the border with Mexico against smugglers. (6/5/2009)

Statement regarding trial of James McDaniel - SMU statement regarding the jury verdict in the trial of James McDaniel. (6/5/2009)

Students blog about experiencing the world - Students and faculty are sharing news of their research, travels and internships on the SMU Adventures blog. (6/5/2009)

Dallas News: Dallas County's first black judge - A new book by Prof. Darwin Payne explores the life of Louis Bedford, Dallas County's first black judge. (6/4/2009)

Dallas News: Pinning hopes on 'newpreneurs' - Jerry White, director of the Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship at Southern Methodist University, sees more business start-ups in the Dallas area. (6/4/2009)

Dallas News: SMU organ music pioneer dies - Robert T. Anderson, who for more than three decades made Southern Methodist University one of the nation's foremost centers for training concert, academic and church organists, died Friday in Honolulu (6/4/2009)

Dallas News: Legislature and governor's race - SMU Political Science Professor Cal Jillson says Kay Baily Hutchison may have been the real beneficiary of the just-finished Texas legislative session. (6/2/2009)

Giving talent a boost - A foundation in honor of SMU Piano Prof. Joaquin Achucarro will help young pianists start their careers. (6/2/2009)

USA Today: Can GM keep its status? - SMU Business Professor Michael Davis talks about the cultural and financial impact of GM. (6/2/2009)

CS Monitor: Obama wins high court round - SMU Political Science Prof. Cal Jillson talks about the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court and the difficulties it presents for Republicans. (6/1/2009)

Keeping up with the Cliburn competition - Carol Leone, associate professor and head of piano at SMU's Meadows School of the Arts, is blogging for The Dallas Morning News about the 13th annual Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, being held through June 7 in Fort Worth's Bass Performance Hall. (6/1/2009)

Dallas News: Setting Social Security straight - SMU Political Science Prof. Dennis Ippolito talks about the tough decisions facing those who manage Social Security. (6/1/2009)

Dallas News: Crossing the religious line? - William Lawrence, dean and professor of American Church History in SMU's Perkins School of Theology, and Robin Lovin, Cary Maguire University Professor of Ethics at SMU, talk about the appropriateness of advancing public policy using God's words. (6/1/2009)

'Angels & Demons' stretches scientific truth - Physics Prof. Fred Olness says science is exaggerated to spice up popular movie 'Angels & Demons' (5/29/2009)

An Announcement from Provost Paul Ludden - SMU Dedman College Dean Cordelia Candelaria has decided for personal reasons to resign from her position, effective May 31. (5/29/2009)

World News: Alumnus India's foreign minister - US-educated S.M. Krishna becomes India’s external affairs minister when New Delhi is expected to play a larger global role economically and the country’s neighbourhood is seething with challenges. (5/28/2009)

SMU substance abuse efforts described - SMU is committed to providing its students with an educational environment in which healthy lifestyle choices can be made. Toward this end, for several years the University has had in place numerous programs, policies and resources aimed at substance abuse education and prevention. (5/28/2009)

SMU Team at CERN - Physics Prof. Ryszard Stroynowski (left) leads an SMU team at CERN that is unraveling the secrets of the universe's structure. (5/27/2009)

Helping the Food Bank - SMU engineering students are helping the North Texas Food Bank become more efficient. (5/26/2009)

Benefactor Elizabeth Perkins Prothro dies - Elizabeth Perkins Prothro, a longtime benefactor whose family helped found SMU, died Saturday in Wichita Falls. (5/23/2009)

Fox News: Quake hits North Texas - Professor Brian Stump of SMU's Huffington Department of Earth Sciences talks to Fox News about an earthquake that hit North Texas on May 16, 2009. (5/22/2009)

BusinessWeek: Think twice about being first - Maria Minniti, Professor and Bobby B. Lyle Chair in Entrepreneurship in SMU's Cox School of Business, advises caution in being first with an idea to the marketplace. (5/22/2009)

Iraqi women visit SMU with Pres. and Mrs. Bush - Former President George W. Bush and Mrs. Bush met with eight Iraqi women at SMU as part of the delegation’s visit to the United States under the auspices of the Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program. (5/22/2009)

Cleveland: Singing envelopes for cards - SMU Marketing Professor Dan Howard talks about the likelihood of success for Hallmark's new singing envelopes. (5/20/2009)

Dallas News: Man accused of spreading HIV - SMU Law Professor Fred Moss provides expertise to The Dallas Morning News on a story about a Frisco man being tried on assault charges for allegedly knowingly infecting women with HIV. (5/20/2009)

Commencement 2009 Photo Slide Shows - See slide shows of the various activities surrounding the 2009 Commencement. (5/19/2009)

SMU joins West Dallas redevelopment project - SMU has announced that it will work in partnership with community organizations in helping to rebuild the urban area of West Dallas. (5/18/2009)

SMU's 94th Commencement Address - Former First Lady and SMU alumna Laura Bush gives SMU's Commencement address. (5/16/2009)

SMU celebrates 94th commencement - Former First Lady tells the Class of 2009 that 'you won’t waste your talent and education if you use them in service to others.' (5/16/2009)

SMU appoints new University chaplain - The Reverend Dr. Stephen Rankin has been appointed SMU's new chaplain and minister to the University. effective July 1, 2009. He comes to SMU from Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas, where he is the campus minister and the Kirk Chair Professor of Religious Studies.

18 graduates join Teach for America - Eighteen graduating seniors join Teach for America to work in low-income rural and urban public schools. (5/15/2009)

Commencement 2009 - Former First Lady and SMU alumna Laura Bush will give the principal address at Commencement on Saturday. (5/14/2009)

Dallas News: Giving students a board vote - SMU Student Trustee Lamar Dowling, a senior music major in Meadows School of the Arts, talks about the importance of his role on the SMU Board of Trustees. (5/13/2009)

Dallas News: Sam Houston returns to SMU - Sam Houston IV joined a family reunion of sorts at SMU. The campus recently dedicated a life-size portrait of the elder Sam Houston, first president of the Republic of Texas and one of its most colorful characters. (5/13/2009)

Fort Worth: Texas party switching unlikely - SMU Political Scientist Cal Jillson talks about the likelihood of Republicans in Texas switching to the Democratic Party. (5/11/2009)

Longbotham-Meisner is Coach of the Year - SMU Women's Tennis Head Coach Lauren Longbotham-Meisner was named Conference USA Coach of the Year after leading SMU to its best season in program history and the 2009 C-USA Women's Tennis Championship. (5/11/2009)

LA Times: Stopping Obama at Notre Dame - SMU Political Science Professor Matthew Wilson, who has studied the Catholic vote, talks to The Associated Press about the movement to stop Present Obama from making the commencement address at Notre Dame. (5/11/2009)

Recipients of Richter Fellowships announced - Nineteen Honors students will conduct independent research around the globe this summer. (5/11/2009)

Student wins DeSoto school board race - Political Science major Warren Seay Jr. is the newest - and youngest ever - member of the DeSoto School Board. (5/11/2009)

USA Today: Incumbents seek higher office - SMU Political Scientist Cal Jillson talks to USA Today about incumbents, especially Republicans, in Congress seeking higher office as a path to better opportunities. (5/8/2009)

SMU inducts new Athletics Hall of Fame class - The SMU Department of Athletics, in conjunction with the SMU Lettermen's Association, inducted four new former Mustangs into its Athletics Hall of Fame during formal ceremonies May 1 - football player Eric Dickerson, basketball player Jim Krebs, swimmer Steve Lundquist and golfer Kyle O'Brien Stevens. (5/7/2009)

Junior wins fellowship to examine presidency - Cody Meador, a junior from Dallas, has been named a student Presidential Fellow by the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress in Washington, D.C. (5/6/2009)

San Francisco: Flu slams Mexico's economy - Political Science Professor James Hollifield, director of the John G. Tower Center for Political Studies in SMU's Dedman College, talks about the tight connection between Texas and Mexico in a story about the flu's impact on Mexico's economy. (5/6/2009)

Former athletics director named to Hall of Fame - Former SMU A.D. Jim Copeland will be inducted into the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Hall Of Fame as part of its 2009 class, the organization announced May 5. (5/6/2009)

SMU's Geothermal Lab in the spotlight - Maria Richards (left) of SMU’s pioneering Geothermal Lab will provide expertise at the Newseum in Washington. (5/5/2009)

Poem In Your Pocket - From the Birdbath Poet to SMU's Tom Mayo (left), words can be a thing of beauty when strung together rhythmically. (5/5/2009)

Rick Halperin receives state teaching honor - Rick Halperin, director of SMU's Human Rights Education Program, has received a 2009 Piper Professor award. (5/5/2009)

Symposia features honorary degree recipients - SMU honors its 2009 class of honorary degree recipients with honorary degree symposia, scheduled for May 15. (5/4/2009)

Dallas News: House backs state dinosaur - The Texas House approved a resolution to replace the state dinosaur of Texas on Thursday — but not before finding an excuse for dress-up and toys. The new state dinosaur would be Paluxysaurus (pal-ux-ee-SORE-us) jonesi, named after the Paulxy River where the dinosaur's fossils were found and Texas' fossil-rich Jones Ranch.

Former Pres. Bush visits SMU journalism class - Former President George W. Bush had lunch with student scholars and addressed a class of journalism students during a visit Wednesday to Southern Methodist University, where his Presidential Center will be located. (4/30/2009)

Archaeologist receives science's highest honor - SMU archaeologist David Meltzer has been voted into the National Academy of Sciences for his achievements in research. (4/28/2009)

Coaching Legend Frank Gansz passes away - (4/28/2009)

SA News: Education leader under fire - (4/28/2009)

SMU cello student wins international prize - (4/28/2009)

Dallas Arboretum teams up with SMU - SMU's School of Education, the Dallas Arboretum and Guildhall-at-SMU combine forces to improve children's science education. (4/27/2009)

Cox, Meadows to host int'l arts conference - The Meadows School of the Arts and Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University (SMU) will co-host the 10th International Conference on Arts and Cultural Management (AIMAC 2009), the premiere gathering of its kind. (4/27/2009)

CS Monitor: What's behind Obama's big shift - SMU Political Science Professor Cal Jillson talks about President Obama's tactics during his first 100 days in office. (4/27/2009)

SMU monitoring flu situation - (4/27/2009)

Fulbright Fellowship - Archaeologist Kylie Quave has received the prestigious award to do research on the ancient Incas. (4/24/2009)

U.S. News: Part-time law schools fit busy lives - SMU's Dedman School of Law is included in a U.S. News and World Report feature on the value of part-time law schools. (4/24/2009)

Honorary Degrees - A best-selling author, a divinity school dean and a dance theater co-founder will receive honorary degrees from SMU. (4/21/2009)

SMU recognizes its outstanding achievers - Individual faculty, staff, administrators and students are recognized for being the best. (4/21/2009)

San Diego: Diversify investments - even now - Professor Brian Bruce, director of the ENCAP Investments & LCM Group Alternative Asset Management Center in SMU's Cox School of Business, talks about the importance of diversifying your investments to safeguard them in these trouble economic times. (4/21/2009)

Local TV: Young engineers help the disabled - SMU senior mechanical engineering students demonstrated smart, innovative designs they have developed to assist people with disabilities. (4/21/2009)

Austin: 'Prop shops' thrive on volitility - Finance Professor Kumar Venkataraman of SMU's Cox School of Business talks about the viability of proprietary trading companies, or 'prop shops.' (4/21/2009)

Women's Tennis wins C-USA championship - SMU Women's Tennis ends 2009 C-USA play with best record and most wins in program history. (4/21/2009)

Red & Blue Scrimmage - A football game plus free food, giveaways, contests and a live performance by The Big Red Rooster. (4/20/2009)

Bushes, Rice meet at SMU with advisers - George and Laura Bush and former White House advisers, including Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, met Tuesday for a private strategy session on how the former president's policy institute should be organized and presented. (4/17/2009)

Dallas News: Plano students find rare fossil - Students at Plano West Senior High School find rare fossil bones of a Platecarpus, a 12- to 15-foot marine lizard with flippers and multiple rows of peg-shaped teeth. (4/17/2009)

SMU gets most sophisticated game lounge - The nation's largest and most sophisticated video game lounge opened Wednesday on the campus of SMU. (4/16/2009)

Students blog about Model UN experience - Students in SMU's Model United Nations program participated in the World Model U.N. 2009 Conference in The Hague. (4/16/2009)

SMU to host Art for Darfur fundraiser - Art for Darfur will host its third annual auction Saturday on the SMU campus to raise funds and awareness for a region in western Sudan that has been ravaged by war. (4/15/2009)

Star-Telegram: Kinky eyes governor's race - SMU Political Science Professor Cal Jillson talks about the race for Texas governor, including the possibility that entertainer Kinky Friedman may run. (4/15/2009)

Dallas News: Timing of new diapers a concern - SMU Marketing Professor Daniel Howard talks about the timing of Kimberly-Clark Corporation's announcement of the launch of Huggies Pure & Natural diapers. (4/14/2009)

Daily Campus: Pom Squad wins national title - For the SMU Pom squad, just the thought of repeating as National Champions in the Open Division of the National Dance Alliance Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championships was surreal. Scoring a 9.575, the 13 athletes made their dream come true, continuing their reign in the open division, giving them their fourth national title in five years.

Star-Telegram: 'Tea parties' stir passion - SMU Political Science Professor Cal Jillson talks about the upcoming 'tea parties' planned to protest government spending. (4/13/2009)

Laura Bush to be commencement speaker - Former First Lady Laura Bush will deliver the address at SMU’s 94th Commencement ceremony on May 16. (4/13/2009)

Discus champ throws efforts into SMU football - Feature on champion discus thrower Margus Hunt trying football at SMU. (4/13/2009)

Dallas News: Huge debt a moral issue? - Robin Lovin, the Cary Maguire University Professor of Ethics at SMU, and Political Science Professor Matthew Wilson of SMU's Dedman College talk about the moral dimensions of passing a huge federal debt on to future generations. (4/13/2009)

Student Adventurers experience Egypt - Student Adventures bloggers Shelby and Kelsey report on their travels and studies with SMU-in-Cairo. (4/13/2009)

MSNBC: Ethical questions over dead’s sperm - SMU law professor and medical ethicist Tom Mayo talks about Missy Evans's decision to harvested her dead son's sperm in the hope of finding a surrogate and one day raising her son's child.

Book on Comanches receives Bancroft Prize - Clements Center Fellow Pekka Hämäläinen receives the Bancroft Prize for his landmark book on the Comanche Indians. (4/9/2009)

Student wins Cooke Graduate Award - Esmeralda Duran, with degrees in English and French, is awarded a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Award. (4/9/2009)

Dallas News: Lawmakers resist governor - SMU Political Science Professor Cal Jillson talks about the conflict between the Texas governor and Republican lawmakers. (4/8/2009)

Dedman College's 'Spirit of Innovation' winners - Dean Cordelia Candelaria of SMU's Dedman College announces the first annual winners of the Dean’s Spirit of Innovation Awards. (4/7/2009)

CNBC: Recession catches up with Texas - SMU Economics Professor Tom Fomby tells CNBC that a move toward protectionism would be a mistake in this economic climate. (4/7/2009)

SMU to host the DREAM Act symposium - Southern Methodist University will host a symposium on the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act now pending before Congress on April 9 in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center.


Public service interns named - Nine SMU students will spend summer 2009 making a difference to those who need help. (4/6/2009)

President Turner: Strengthening SMU's response to economic conditions - SMU President R. Gerald Turner sends a message to the campus community about SMU's continuing response to the nation's economic conditions. (4/3/2009)

Statistical scientists link brain changes - SMU statistical scientists are part of a new study that suggests veterans exposed to neurotoxins suffer changes in their brains. (4/2/2009)

Law School clinic helps new businesses - The Small Business Clinic in SMU's Dedman School of Law helps new businesses with complex legal issues. (4/2/2009)

Memorial Service for Jessica Chané Waldron - A Memorial Service will be held Friday, April 3, 2009, for Jessica Chané Waldron, a 2007 graduate of SMU. (4/1/2009)

WS Journal: Etruscan treasures from Tuscany - Willard Spiegelman, the Hughes Professor of English in SMU's Dedman College, writes in The Wall Street Journal about the current exhibit at the Meadows Museum. (4/1/2009)

New additions to SMU's Athletics Hall of Fame - Eric Dickerson, Jim Krebs, Steve Lundquist and Kyle O'Brien Stevens will be inducted into SMU's Athletics Hall of Fame

Homecoming and Family Weekend 2009 - The 2009 Homecoming at SMU will be held on November 7, 2009. (3/31/2009)

Star-Telegram: Opposing guns on campuses - SMU opposes proposed legislation that would allow student to carry guns on campus. (3/30/2009)

BusinessWeek: Easing Access to Credit - Maria Minniti, a professor of entrepreneurship at SMU's Cox School of Business, talks about President Obama's plans to ease credit and the potential for small businesses. (3/30/2009)

Austin: State science teaching standards set - SMU Anthropology Professor Ron Wetherington talks about the Texas Board of Education's decision Friday on science curriculum standards. (3/30/2009)

Fox 4 News: Cellphones in the Courtroom - Professor Fred Moss of SMU's Dedman School of Law talks with Fox 4 News about the potential problems caused by cellphones and PDAs in the courtroom. (3/27/2009)

Student wins prestigious Truman Scholarship - Political Science student Warren Seay is the winner of a prestigious national scholarship for leadership potential. (3/27/2009)

SMU's Earth Hour highlights saving energy - SMU takes part in Earth Hour, the global event to underscore an individual’s power to cut energy use. (3/26/2009)

Daily Campus Islam Awareness Week - The Muslim Student Association held a Human Rights panel discussion in the Hughes- Trigg Ballroom Monday night for Islam Awareness Week. The panel featured Islamic experts, Dr. Imam Yusuf Ziya Kavakci and Mike Ghouse, who focused on popular controversial human rights issues and how they are affected by faith. (3/26/2009)

Canadian TV: Is Obama too cool? - SMU Political Science Professor Cal Jillson warns that President Obama must be cautious in using his wit in these troubled times, saying 'he's got to be careful that he doesn't appear to be flippant.' (3/25/2009)

Dallas News: Inflation threat worries Chinese - SMU Tower Center Fellow Kathleen Cooper talks about China's concern that it may be affected by U.S. inflation threat. (3/25/2009)

Sri Lanka Daily News: Reagan a socialist? - SMU Economics Professor Ravi Batra writes about whether Ronald Reagan should be considered a socialist. (3/25/2009)

Dallas News: Student seeks school board seat - SMU student Warren Seay Jr. served as senior field commander in DeSoto High School's marching band and was the school's senior class president. Now the 20-year-old college student wants to serve on the district's school board. (3/25/2009)

Student video remembers Argentina's lost - Student journalist Mackenzie Warren's video journal includes victims of human rights abuses in Buenos Aires. (3/24/2009)

Recyclemania! - As this year's Recyclemania enters its final week, SMU has thus far collected more than 226 tons of material. (3/24/2009)

FWST: Skunk Works partnership - Frank Cappuccio of Lockheed Martin speaks at SMU. (3/20/2009)

DC Examiner: Obama's learning curve - (3/20/2009)

Washington Post: Better than brainstorming - Peter A. Heslin, an assistant professor of management at Southern Methodist University, says that brainwriting produces creative, useful ideas, including new ways to make money. (3/18/2009)

NYT: Meet the grandfather of cheerleading - A New York Times feature about Lawrence Herkimer, an SMU graduate who virtually invented modern-day cheerleading. (3/14/2009)

Winning Big iDeas - Student teams are receiving grants through SMU’s Big iDeas program to research challenges facing the Dallas area. (3/13/2009)

Finding a Job - SMU's Hegi Family Career Development Center offers life-changing skills to students and alumni. (3/13/2009)

Dallas News: Rape legislation addresses DNA - SMU Law Professor Fred Moss talks about proposed legislation aimed at addressing statute of limitations issues in old cases where DNA identifies a suspect. (3/13/2009)

Ch. 8 News: North Texas air quality concern - Engineering Professor Al Armendariz talks to WFAA-TV about a study that shows Barnett Shale production emits as much air pollution as the traffic. (3/12/2009)

Texas Lawyer: Don't waste the crisis - Karen Sargent of SMU's Dedman School of Law talks about helping young lawyers find jobs in the difficulty economic climate. (3/12/2009)

WS Journal: Struggling to avoid layoffs - Professor Mel Fugate of SMU's Cox School of Business talks about small businesses' struggle to avoid layoffs. (3/12/2009)

Consortium to make technology 'better, smarter' - SMU is a partner in a newly designated National Science Foundation research consortium aimed at building both military and commercial superiority through better integration of technology.

SMU announces 2009 football schedule - Year two of the June Jones era kicks off with a home game against Stephen F Austin on Sept. 5, it was announced today. The SFA game is the first of 12 straight for the Mustangs in 2009, with SMU's bye week not coming until Thanksgiving weekend. (3/11/2009)

Ch. 8 News: The changing face of news - SMU journalism lecturer Jake Batsell talks to WFAA-TV's Jeff Brady about the changing nature of news reporting. (3/11/2009)

Dallas News: Approach to household budget - David Lei, an associate professor in SMU's Cox School of Business, talks about the similarities between managing a small business and managing a household. (3/10/2009)

Reuters: Receiver faces herculean task - Ralph Janvey, a straight-talking, Dallas-based lawyer and adjunct law professor at Southern Methodist University, has taken the helm of Stanford Financial Group, after a U.S. judge tapped him to serve as the receiver, with final say over Stanford's vast estate of offices, island properties, yachts and castles. (3/10/2009)

USA Today: Doubt over air tests near schools - Al Armendariz, an environmental engineering professor at SMU, talks about the results of short-term air monitoring for toxic chemicals in the air near schools. (3/6/2009)

Alternative Spring Break - Spring break will not be another week at the beach for many from SMU who are focusing on service, human rights and diversity. (3/6/2009)

Pittsburgh: City debates grading change - David Chard, dean of the Simmons School of Education and Human Development at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, says there's little difference between most grading scales. (3/6/2009)

Archaeology student wins Fulbright Fellowship - SMU archaeology student Amanda Aland received a prestigious Fulbright fellowship to study Peru's ancient Chimú civilization. (3/6/2009)

Rufus Cormier receives Athletics award - A transcript of a portion of the speech given by Rufus Cormier at the pre-game reception for the Silver Anniversary Award. Cormier graduated from SMU in 1970 and lettered in football in 1968 and 1969. (3/6/2009)

'Keeping the Faith' Civil Rights Symposium - Southern Methodist University is presenting a week-long symposium that focuses on the importance of understanding and the importance of valuing diversity in how we conceive of and practice communication.

Playwright Horton Foote and SMU's DeGolyer - Award-winning playwright and screenwriter Horton Foote, who died Wednesday, donated his papers to SMU's DeGolyer Library. (3/5/2009)

Poker News: The economy's impact on poker - David Croson, an Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at SMU, talks about the current economic crisis and its possible impact on the gambling and poker industries. (3/4/2009)

ScienceNOW: Catastrophe That Wasn't - SMU Assistant Professor of Sedimentology Neil Tabor talks about a new study that raises question about the Great Dying some 250 million years ago. (3/4/2009)

Perkins names Seals Laity Award recipient - SMU's Perkins School of Theology announces the selection of Larry D. Warren of San Antonio as the 2009 Woodrow B. Seals Laity Award recipient. (3/4/2009)

Aaron Stewart's golf swing may look familiar - WFAA-TV feature about Aaron Stewart, son of golfing legend Payne Stewart. (3/3/2009)

Swimming Champions - SMU Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving teams secure Conference USA championships. (3/3/2009)

Women's Basketball wins C-USA title - SMU takes regular-season conference crown and enters the C-USA tournament as top seed. (3/2/2009)

Researcher discovers historic Texas note - Researcher finds historic 'missing link' concerning Texas Declaration of Independence in DeGolyer collection. (3/2/2009)

Women's Basketball earns shot at C-USA title - If SMU can beat the Miners in Saturday's showdown with UTEP at Moody Coliseum, the Mustangs will earn at least a share of the conference championship.

Houston Chron:Bonuses for state workers - (2/27/2009)

SMU co-sponsors science and engineering fair - Nearly 900 middle and high school students across the Metroplex are gearing up for the Beal Bank Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009. (2/27/2009)

Long awaited debate with Wiley - After a 74-year delay, debaters from SMU and Wiley College compete in a test of their skills. (2/26/2009)

SMU Women's Symposium 2009 - Featured speaker for the 2009 Women's Symposium, held Feb. 25, 2009, was Glinda Bridgforth, a leading financial expert who explores the emotional and cultural factors that block financial success. (2/25/2009)

FW Biz Press: Barnett Shale pollution debate - A study released by SMU Engineering Professor Al Armendariz that equates Barnett Shale-related pollution to the Metroplex’s entire traffic circulation has raised a collective eyebrow from some energy industry representatives. (2/24/2009)

Former President Bush pays surprise visit - Former President George W. Bush made a surprise stop at SMU on Tuesday, speaking to a class and visiting with students. (2/24/2009)

Turf: SMU grounds give great first impression - It was a great source of pride for SMU to be honored by the Professional Grounds Management Society. (2/24/2009)

DC: Lyle's dream for Engineering School - Bobby B. Lyle, namesake of SMU's Lyle School of Engineering, fielded students' questions feb. 18, 2009, about Lyle's dream of a school of "absolute uniqueness." (2/23/2009)

Student Biologist: 'Evolution's meaning' - Student reseacher Christina Paulson talks about beetles, worms, and Charles Darwin's impact on her life. (2/23/2009)

Guildhall at SMU announces new scholarship - The Guildhall at Southern Methodist University announced the establishment of the “Academy Scholar” program. (2/23/2009)

Research: Stay Hungry, Live Longer - Research biologist Johannes Bauer says fruit flies that consume up to 50 percent fewer calories daily live up to 40 percent longer. (2/23/2009)

ABC's GMA: Crime victim pursues justice - (2/19/2009)

Darwin's Gift - Francisco Ayala, a National Medal of Science winner and author of 'Darwin’s Gift to Religion and Science,' will speak at SMU. (2/18/2009)

Rare Photos Exhibit - A rare photo of Cynthia Ann Parker (left), mother of Comanche Chief Quanah Parker, is now on exhibit in SMU's Hawn Gallery. (2/17/2009)

CBS 11: Timing everything in finding deals - David Croson, economics professor for the SMU Cox School of Business says a little knowledge can go a long way in finding bargains. (2/16/2009)

Careers and Internships Fair scheduled - A career and internships fair for students and alumni will be held Thursday in Hughes-Trigg Student Center. Bring resumes. (2/16/2009)

Fox 4: Visioneering teaches engineering - (2/14/2009)

Irrepressible Ebby - Dallas real estate legend Ebby Halliday, who donated her papers to SMU, was honored for the publication of her new biography. (2/13/2009)

SMU's Visioneering challenges young minds - One thousand Dallas-area sixth, seventh and eighth grade students will work feverishly to answer that question at SMU's Visioneering program for future engineers on Feb. 14 at SMU’s Moody Coliseum. (2/13/2009)

Reuters: Republican govs need/hate stimulus - SMU Political Science Professor Cal Jillson on the dilemma Republican governors face over the stimulus cash. (2/12/2009)

Tate Series presents environmentalist and photographer Chris Jordan - Chris Jordan, an environmental activist and photographer whose work focuses on
the excessive trash produced by America’s mass-consumer culture, will spoke at
SMU on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009. Video of his presentation is available online. (2/12/2009)

Student's perspective on recent publicity - The Daily Campus Associate A&E Editor Kelsey Adams writes about a recent Texas Monthly article. (2/12/2009)

Dallas News: Concern over the air quality - In a new study, an SMU engineering professor says Barnett Shale emissions are comparable to DFW car and truck emissions. (2/11/2009)

Dallas News: Valentine's spending forecast - Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business marketing professor Dan Howard suggests the recession won't hurt sales of the top four Valentine's Day gifts: cards, candy, flowers, and romantic dinners. (2/11/2009)

Happy Birthday Darwin - SMU will observe naturalist Charles Darwin's 200th birthday on Thursday with a lecture, movie and - of course - cake. (2/11/2009)

Women's Tennis downs C-USA Foes - SMU women's tennis (8-1, 2-0) concluded a successful weekend in conference competition, as the Mustangs scored a 7-0 victory over Southern Miss (0-1) on Saturday, February 7 before riding past the Tulane Green Wave (4-5) in a 6-1 win on Sunday to officially open up C-USA play. (2/10/2009)

American Way: Futurists narrow biz choices - SMU Business Professor Joe Dancy talks about the usefulness of futurists in helping businesses prepare for future developments. (2/10/2009)

SMU Equestrian wins 7-2 over Sacred Heart - The SMU equestrian team scored a 7-2 victory over Sacred Heart at the Park Lane Equestrian Center on Sunday. (2/9/2009)

Dallas News: Shirt site found offensive - SMU Journalism Professor Craig Flournoy talks about a San Antonio man who wants to shut down a Dallas-based Web site that sells sleeveless undershirts known as "wife-beaters," because he claims the site is offensive. (2/9/2009)

Nat'l Geographic: How early whales gave birth - SMU paleontologist Louis Jacobs talks about the recent discovery of fossils showing that early whales gave birth on land. (2/9/2009)

SMU events focus on Black History - SMU is observing Black History Month with a variety of events, including lectures, field trips and panel discussions. (2/6/2009)

SMU launches fall semester in Taos - For the first time, SMU-in-Taos will offer fall semester classes at its campus in scenic New Mexico. (2/6/2009)

Evolutionary psychologist talks about attraction and human mating - Video of evolutionary psychologist David Buss's lecture at SMU on Jan. 26, 2009. (2/5/2009)

SMU football signs 25 student-athletes - Head Football Coach June Jones announced the signing of 25 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent on Wednesday, February 4, assembling one of SMU's finest recruiting classes in a quarter century. (2/5/2009)

Wall Street Journal: Law profs help Cuban - Dallas Mavs owner Mark Cuban — the subject of an SEC complaint over insider-trading — has a nice starting squad for his legal battle. Five big-wig law profs from Yale, Harvard, UCLA, Chicago and SMU have filed an amicus brief on Cuban’s behalf. (2/4/2009)

USA Today: Etruscan treasures on display - A new exhibit at SMU's Meadows Museum feature more than 450 Etruscan objects, many being seen for the first time in the United States.

Guildhall team's game a festival winner - A game developed by a graduate team from The Guildhall at SMU is a winner in the first round of the 11th annual Independent Games Festival Student Showcase. (2/4/2009)

D Magazine: Meadows Museum reinvents self - (2/4/2009)

SMU signs 25 student-athletes to letters of intent - Head Coach June Jones announced the signing of 25 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent on Wednesday, February 4, assembling one of SMU's finest recruiting classes in a quarter century. (2/4/2009)

Austin A-S: Texas in political middle ? - SMU Political Scientist Cal Jillson talks about a poll showing Texas in the political middle. (2/2/2009)

SF Chronicle: Economic stimulus called a must - SMU Economics Professor Mike Davis talks about the need for the stimulus package now before Congress. (2/2/2009)

Bridwell exhibit features prayer books - Bridwell Library highlights books from the 13th to the 20th centuries intended to direct the soul in prayer and contemplation. (1/30/2009)

Forbes: High-stakes challenge to Obama - SMU Political Scientist Cal Jillson talks about how the Republicans in Congress may be playing a high-risk game by flexing their muscles and snubbing a popular new U.S. president who very publicly sought their support. (1/30/2009)

Experts on the economy - SMU professors can provide expert commentary on virtually all aspects of the economy — debt, bailouts, corporate compensation, energy and alternative energy, health, consumer behavior, taxation, recessions and depressions, the stock market, and environmental economics. (1/30/2009)

SMU archaeologist writes about his adventures - Fred Wendorf, who has spent more than 60 years unearthing the secrets of the ancient past, writes about his adventures. (1/30/2009)

Dallas News: Too many zeroes to comprehend - SMU Economist Mike Davis says there are too many zeroes in one trillion for most of us to grasp its meaning. (1/30/2009)

Dallas News: Governing with divine certainty? - (1/30/2009)

Engineering collaborates on defense research - SMU's Lyle School of Engineering to serve as a designated research collaborator in the nation’s first DoD-funded University Affiliated Research Center focused on systems engineering. (1/29/2009)

SMU celebrates Dr. King's legacy - The SMU community celebrated the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. in January with a week of events in partnership with Paul Quinn College of Dallas. See the slide show and video. (1/29/2009)

New Destinations - Education Abroad is taking students more places in 2009. New additions include China, Jamaica, Ireland and Kenya. (1/27/2009)

The SMU Inclement Weather Policy - The SMU inclement weather policy. (1/26/2009)

Flu shots available this week - SMU is currently experiencing a flu outbreak, say Nancy Merrill, M.D., and Peter Davis, M.D., co-medical directors of SMU's Memorial Health Center.

Getting to Know You - Evolutionary psychologist David Buss will speak on 'Strategies of Human Mating' today at SMU as part of the Darwin series. (1/23/2009)

Meadows exhibit highlights the Etruscans - The Meadows Museum launches the most comprehensive exhibition of Etruscan art ever undertaken in the U.S. (1/22/2009)

Obama and the currents of history - Robin Lovin, the Cary Maguire University Professor of Ethics at Southern Methodist University, writes about Obama and the nature of historical moments for NPR. (1/22/2009)

Director named for Bush library - Alan C. Lowe, 44, a veteran of the National Archives who played key roles in planning the libraries of the last two presidents, has been named the new director of the George W. Bush library.

Obama: Challenge of expectations - SMU Political Scientist Dennis Simon talks about the challenges Barack Obama will face when he becomes president Tuesday, including the challenge of expectations. (1/20/2009)

Obama change already begun - SMU Journalism Lecturer Karen M. Thomas writes about the changes already begun because of President Obama. (1/20/2009)

'Experience America' brings diplomats to SMU - On Jan. 12, 2009, more than 65 foreign diplomats, traveling with the U. S. State Department's "Experience America" project, visited SMU's Meadows Museum of Art. (1/16/2009)

Expert opinions on new administration's challenges - As President Obama puts forth a new Supreme Court nominee and grapples with such wide-ranging issues as health care, the war in Iraq and government ownership of automobile companies, we’ve got just the right professors for you. (1/16/2009)

A Historical Moment - SMU students who went to Washington, D.C., for the inauguration blogged about their experiences. (1/16/2009)

MLK Week 2009 - SMU celebrates the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., who spoke on campus in 1966. (1/16/2009)

Presidents and Preachers - William B. Lawrence, dean of SMU's Perkins School of Theology, talks about the often unusual relationship between presidents and preachers. (audio available) (1/16/2009)

Health care coverage for children - SMU Political Science Professor Cal Jillson talks about the bill now making its way through Congress that would boost health care coverage for children. (1/15/2009)

SMU students to cover Obama inauguration - A group of SMU communications and journalism students led by Rita Kirk, professor in the Division of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs in Meadows School of the Arts, is headed to Washington, D.C., for Barack Obama's inauguration. (1/15/2009)

State dinosaur to lose title - The official dinosaur of Texas will be stripped of its title if Fort Worth state Rep. Charlie Geren has his way, thanks to research by former SMU grad student Peter Rose.


Basketball plans breast cancer awareness games in February - To help raise awareness of the battle against breast cancer, the SMU women's and men's basketball teams have scheduled several exciting special events for Feb. 15 and Feb. 21. (1/13/2009)

Book banning in Round Rock - David Chard, dean of the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development at SMU, writes about the banning of TTYL by the Round Rock Independent School District near Austin, Texas. (1/13/2009)

Search continues for missing former student - SMU students are asked to share information regarding former student Sebastian Smith, who attended SMU until the end of the 2008 fall semester. (1/13/2009)

Soot concentrations unsafe - Professor Al Armendariz of the Department of Environmental and Civil Engineering, who specializes in air quality issues, talks about potential hazards in Houston's air. (1/12/2009)

Summit explores video gaming's legal issues - An internal conference on the legal and business issues of video gaming, where the challenges are sometimes trickier than imaginary bad guys and virtual dark corridors, is being held Jan. 14-15 on the campus of Southern Methodist University. (1/12/2009)

Hard times ahead for Texas - Texas has outperformed the nation but that trend is expected to shift as investments based on high oil prices fall on hard times. (1/12/2009)

Portrait of Sam Houston returns to SMU - Repaired and reframed, a rare 1902 full-length portrait of Texas's most famous military leader and statesman returns to SMU. (1/12/2009)

SMU launches innovative advertising program - Southern Methodist University is launching a graduate program in advertising that caters to students interested in social media outlets, social responsibility and new technologies designed to reach a global marketplace. (1/9/2009)

Bush reflective, relieved as presidency ends - Dallas Morning News Reporter Todd J. Gillman interviews President George Bush about the ending of his term in office and the library and institute at Southern Methodist University (1/9/2009)

Economy forces universities to cut back - Schools that saw endowment values skyrocket during recent boom years are now calculating how many millions they lost when the stock market plummeted last summer and fall. (1/8/2009)

Official dinosaur of Texas could soon lose title - The official dinosaur of Texas will be stripped of its title if Fort Worth state Rep. Charlie Geren, thanks to research by a former SMU graduate student. (1/8/2009)

Alumnus receives engineering's highest award - Robert H. Dennard, an alumnus of SMU's Lyle School of Engineering, will receive
engineering’s highest honor “for his invention and contributions to the development of Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM), used universally in computers and other data processing and communication systems.” (1/8/2009)

SMU punter/kicker to play in Senior Bowl - SMU punter/kicker Thomas Morstead has accepted an invitation to play in the 2009 Senior Bowl on January 24th in Mobile's Ladd-Peebles Stadium. The game will kick off at 6 p.m. (CT) and will be televised live by the NFL Network. (1/6/2009)

Better Than Brainstorming? - Brainstorming is a popular way for businesses to solve problems, but Prof. Peter Heslin says think again. Think brainwriting. (1/5/2009)

More Than Crude Energy - When people think of wells, they think of crude oil, but Prof. David Blackwell says water found there can be used to make electricity.

Former news rivals now partners - Tony Pederson, chair of the Journalism division in SMU's Meadows School of the Arts, talks about The Dallas Morning News and The Fort Worth Star-Telegram starting to share photos and concert reviews in November.

Power shifts in Texas Legislature - SMU Political Scientist Cal Jillson talks about the influence of West Texas in the Legislature as Tom Craddick is replaced as speaker. (1/3/2009)

‘Hot rocks’ could power America - SMU Geology Professor David Blackwell, an internationally recognized authority on geothermal energy, talks about how hot rocks miles below the earth’s surface be the “killer app” of the energy industry. (12/31/2008)

Emanuel’s dealmaking danger - SMU Political Scientist Cal Jillson talks about Rahm Emanuel, Barack Obama, and the Illinois governor's scandal. (12/29/2008)

Amway angling for a comeback - SMU Marketing Professor Daniel Howard talks about branding and Amway's effort to make a comeback. (12/29/2008)

Heading off holiday stress - Hal Barkley, director of Counseling in SMU's Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, talks about how to cope with families and stress during the holidays. (12/29/2008)

Training grant for Latin American pastors - The General Board of Higher Education for The United Methodist Church has awarded a grant to SMU's Perkins School of Theology for the purpose of expanding its theological training for Latin American pastors in the Methodist tradition. (12/29/2008)

Gas Chambers - Student writes about visiting World War II Nazi death camps as part of the SMU Human Rights Education Program. (12/29/2008)

Stories that helped shape SMU in 2008 - In 2008, there were many examples of progress and growing momentum at SMU, including the endowment of academic centers, the growing quality of the student body and faculty, and the construction of important new facilities.


Cutting-edge Tree - An advanced technology lab in the Lyle Engineering School uses an electron beam to 'create' a titanium Christmas tree. (12/19/2008)

Firsts and Lasts - Americans are peculiarly obsessed with being first, says William B. Lawrence, dean of SMU's Perkins School of Theology. (12/19/2008)

Prophet of boom (and bust) - Feature article on economist Ravi Batra, talking about the current state of the country. (12/18/2008)

SMU Ad Institute launches new grad program - SMU's Temerlin Advertising Institute for Education and Research will launch a unique graduate program in advertising in August 2009, emphasizing both social responsibility and highly effective campaign strategies for the future marketplace.

Weather-related message - The University, including SMU-in-Legacy, is open today but officials are monitoring the weather situation.


Obama providing Blago input okay - SMU Political Scientist Cal Jillson talks about the propriety of President-Elect Barack Obama seeking input into the appointment of a successor to his Senate seat.

Speaking English is not enough - Marie-Luise Gaettens, chair of SMU's Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, says you can get by in the business world knowing only how to speak English, but you never get the full story. (12/16/2008)

Georgia joins nation in recession - Albert W. Niemi Jr., dean of the Cox School of Business and an expert in economic growth, economic forecasting, and American business history, talks about the recession and its impact on Georgia. (12/15/2008)

Alumnus Levias in HBO's football documentary - HBO's documentary about the integration of football includes SMU alumnus and football star Jerry Levias, who integrated the Southwest Conference. (12/15/2008)

Holidays take violent toll - SMU Psychology Professor Kevin Lambert talks about increased stress and violence during the holidays. (12/15/2008)

Texas race for Senate seat - SMU Political Scientist Cal Jillson talks about the race for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Kay Bailey Hutchison should she run for governor. (12/13/2008)

Religion's role in politics - SMU Political Scientist Matthew Wilson talks about how religion influences religion and politics. (12/13/2008)

Gas down, food prices still high - Bruce Bullock, director of SMU's Maguire Energy Institute talks to Fox 4 News about the fact that even though gas prices have dropped, the related cost of food is still high. (12/12/2008)

SMU to celebrate Charles Darwin in 2009 - In 2009, SMU will mark the 150th anniversary of "On the Origin of Species" and the 200th birthday of its extraordinary author. The first in a series of lectures and programs will be given by evolutionary psychologist David Buss on Jan. 26. (12/12/2008)

Hard-to-find: 'Made in America' - SMU Economics Professor Ravi Batra talks with Mother Jones about the difficulties of finding products made in America. (12/12/2008)

Relive the Celebration of Lights - The Celebration of Lights, SMU's annual welcoming of the holiday season, was held on Sunday, Dec. 7, on the University's main quad. More than 100,000 decorative lights filled the trees as the SMU community and friends sang carols. Watch the slide show. (12/11/2008)

SMU to restore classic 'The Blood of Jesus' - The G. William Jones Film and Video Collection at SMU’s Hamon Arts Library has been awarded a National Film Preservation Foundation grant for $27,270 to preserve Spencer Williams’ 1941 film, The Blood of Jesus, the hugely successful African American salvation drama. (12/10/2008)

Top 10 video games to give for the holidays - Students and alums from The Guildhall at SMU, the country’s premier graduate video game development program, have released their suggested top 10 video game gift list for this year’s holiday season. (12/10/2008)

Oldest Christmas card in SMU library collection - One of the first mass-produced Christmas cards - dating back more than 160 years - can be found among the extensive special collections of Bridwell Library at Southern Methodist University's Perkins School of Theology. (12/9/2008)

New Mustang calendar and other SMU gift ideas - Mustang fans can revisit football history with a new SMU calendar, "The Golden Age of Football: 1920s to 1960s." The calendar is among a variety of SMU-related items available from the Bookstore, Heritage Hall and the Spirit Shop, just in time for the holiday season. (12/9/2008)

Student collects gifts in friend's memory - For the third year, SMU biology major Amy Koshy is spearheading a toy drive for underprivileged children in memory of her friend. (12/8/2008)

Prestigious Award - NSF honors Chemistry Prof. Brent Sumerlin with funding for nanotechnology research and community outreach. (12/8/2008)

Let's Wrap - SMU Marketing Professor Daniel Howard's research finds that nothing improves the worth of a gift like taking the time to see that it's nicely wrapped (12/8/2008)

Communications students to attend inauguration - Twenty-one Southern Methodist University students will travel to Washington, D.C., on Jan. 20, when Barack Obama becomes the 44th president of the United States, for a regular inaugural trip for communications and journalism students. (12/8/2008)

Wrapping a gift makes all the difference - Marketing Professor Dan Howard's research shows that wrapping a present increases its worth. (12/5/2008)

Gift endows Law School deanship - The Noel family of Houston endows the deanship of Dedman School of Law, currently held by John B. Attanasio (left). (12/5/2008)

Education School groundbreaking - New home for Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development. (12/5/2008)

Episcopal Church splits - Frederick W. Schmidt, director of Spiritual Formation and Anglican Studies in SMU's Perkins School of Theology, talks about the split in the Episcopal Church.

SMU Adventurer writes about Peace Corps - Jackie Wald of Dallas has served as a lecturer in Spanish in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at SMU. She and her husband, Michael, have volunteered to serve in the Peace Corps in Panama for 27 months. (12/4/2008)

Houston mayor faces uphill battle - SMU Political Scientist Cal Jillson talks about Houston Mayor Bill White's chances for winning statewide office, whether he runs to replace Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison next year if she resigns to run for governor, or whether he seeks the state's top job himself in 2010. (12/3/2008)

Jobs you can't afford - Robin Pinkley, author, professor and director of the American Airlines Center for Labor Relations and Conflict Resolution in SMU's Cox School of Business, talks to The Wall Street Journal about how to handle job offers that pay too little. (12/3/2008)

SMU president talks about economy's impact - SMU President R. Gerald Turner says "the current economic crisis will pass, but in the meantime, it will require diligent efforts throughout the University to maintain our momentum." (12/3/2008)

The need for realism and hope - Robert Hunt, director of global theological education at Perkins School of Theology at SMU, talks about the need to be realistic and hopeful.

What is an artistic masterpiece? - Willard Spiegelman, SMU's Hughes Professor of English, talks about what makes a painting a masterpiece. (12/2/2008)

'Inside College Hoops' with Coach Matt Doherty - Join SMU men's head basketball coach Matt Doherty Monday nights for Inside College Hoops with Matt Doherty broadcast LIVE from Ten Sports Grill in downtown Dallas. (12/1/2008)

Networking for moms and babies - Camille Kraeplin, who has studied social media as an assistant professor of journalism at Southern Methodist University, talks about the use of such media by mothers and/for their babies. (12/1/2008)

Economy: Worse before better - Last week, Al Niemi, dean of the Cox School of Business, brought together some of SMU's brightest business, financial and economic minds in a roundtable discussion with area media.


MBA classes swell as job market changes - With Texas’ unemployment rate up by nearly a third in the past year, an increasing number of would-be executives are heading back to school to ride out the current economic storm from the relative comfort of area universities’ MBA programs. (12/1/2008)

Winning Professors - Seven faculty members receive Sam Taylor Fellowships for proposed research projects. (12/1/2008)

Mustangs take 20th at NCAA championships - The SMU cross country team ran to an impressive 20th-place finish at the 2008 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course on Tuesday morning, braving the cold, windy and rainy conditions to earn their best finish in over a decade. (11/28/2008)

Can Texas stay ‘red’? - SMU Political Scientist Cal Jillson talks about the change in the nature of Texas politics between when President Bush was governor and now, largely because of the growing influence of the Latino vote.


SMU grad is go-to guy for bailout funds - It's every SMU grad's dream: to be young, handsome, and closely involved with deciding how to spend $700 billion. (11/24/2008)

Bobby Lyle changing the engineering landscape - From Bobby Lyle's high-rise offices on Central Expressway, the 67-year-old oilman has a bird's-eye view of the new engineering quadrangle taking shape at Southern Methodist University. (11/23/2008)

SEC's case against Mark Cuban - SMU Law Professor Alan Bromberg talks about the SEC's case against Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. (11/21/2008)

Cox ranks area's fastest-growing companies - The Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship in SMU's Cox School of Business issued its annual ranking Thursday of the 100 fastest-growing privately held companies in the Dallas area.

Gulf War Syndrome - SMU researchers are pioneering the use of spatial statistical modeling to analyze brain scans from Persian Gulf War veterans.

Numbers tell the story - Facts and figures about everything from books to bulbs offer an interesting, behind-the-scenes look at SMU. (11/21/2008)

Wal-Mart key to holiday success - Edward Fox, director of the J.C. Penney Center for Retail Excellence in SMU's Cox School of Business, talks about Wal-Mart's importance to a successful holiday season for Dell and Hewlett-Packard (11/20/2008)

Spending can soothe economy - Nathan Balke, an economics professor at SMU, says a recession can create declines in consumer and wholesale prices for short periods of time, but it's “very unlikely” it would lead to deflation.


Public debates how to teach science - Anthropology Professor Ronald Wetherington spoke at Wednesday's meeting of the Texas Board of Education on how to teach science in public schools. (11/20/2008)

SMU Goes for the Top - D Magazine applauds SMU's push to be ranked among the nation's very best universities. (11/20/2008)

Oil's role in economic recovery - Bruce Bullock, director of SMU's Maguire Energy Institute, talks about the oil industry's role in the nation's economic recovery. (11/19/2008)

Speaker fights to keep post - SMU Political Science Professor Cal Jillson talks to Hearst News Service about Texas House Speaker Tom Craddick's battle to keep his powerful post. (11/19/2008)

Mustangs selected for NCAA cross country - The 19th-ranked SMU cross country team has been selected to race in the 2008 Division I Cross Country Championships, scheduled for Nov. 24 at the LaVern Gibson Championship Course located at the Wabash Valley Family Sports Center in Terre Haute, Ind. (11/19/2008)

'Dr. Doom' unusually optimistic about economy - SMU economist Ravi Batra, usually pessimistic about the country's financial future, says there is hope in the long-term outlook. (11/19/2008)

Scientist explains Earth's age - Richard Carlson, a pioneer in the study of the Earth's geological evolution, discusses how his team of scientists determined the age of our planet. Video and audio available. (11/18/2008)

Evolutionist: Don't mess with science ed - Dr. Barbara Forrest, a leading expert on the intelligent design movement, will speak at SMU about "Why Texans Shouldn't Let Creationists Mess With Science Education." Her free lecture is scheduled for 6 p.m. Nov. 11 in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Ballroom.


Less For Your Money - Prof. Dan Howard says companies that subtly change the quantity of products are 'somewhat deceptive.' (11/18/2008)

Energy under our feet - SMU geothermal expert David Blackwell talks about the potential for producing energy using heat from the earth. (11/17/2008)

Texas' political power outage - SMU Political Scientist Cal Jillson says that as Texan George W. Bush prepares to leave office and pass the reins of power to Illinois' favorite son Barack Obama — and with Texas the reddest large state in an increasingly blue country — the state is experiencing an unprecedented power outage in the capital's corridors of power. (11/16/2008)

Media's campaign coverage was inadequate - Journalism Chair Tony Pederson says the media failed miserably in reporting on the Obama and McCain campaigns. (11/16/2008)

BusinessWeek ranks SMU Cox #18 nationally - SMU Cox School of Business is delighted to announce that its full-time MBA program has been ranked among the top 20 business schools in the United States by BusinessWeek. (11/14/2008)

Real Great Debaters - AMS Pictures and SMU present 'The Real Great Debaters of Wiley College,' the inspiring story of the college's 1935 debate team. (11/14/2008)

Expert advocates rethinking U.S. foreign policy - In his new book, SMU foreign policy expert Seyom Brown says the U.S. must change its approach to global issues. (11/14/2008)

SMU receives national campus beauty award - The Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) recognized Southern Methodist University in Dallas with an Honor Award in the Society's 2008 Green Star Awards competition. The award was given in the University and College Grounds category for exceptional grounds maintenance. (11/13/2008)

Cox survey names Dallas mayor top CEO - Respondents to a Southern Methodist University survey of top Dallas-Fort Worth-area business executives deemed Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert the region's "CEO of the Year."

David Maldonado named Perkins 2009 DAA - David Maldonado, Jr. has been named by the Alumni Council of Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, recipient of the 2009 Perkins Distinguished Alumnus/a Award. (11/12/2008)

Law professor receives Fullbright Scholarship - SMU law professor Xuan-Thao Nguyen has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to develop curriculum for a major in intellectual property law at the Vietnam National University Faculty of Law in Hanoi. (11/12/2008)

'Green Machine' named 'Best of What's New' - The editors of Popular Science have named the ElectraTherm Green Machine one of the top technology innovations of 2008. The the first commercial installation of the machine was at SMU in summer 2008. (11/12/2008)

SMU football deals with growing pains - The El Paso Times writes about SMU Head Football Coach June Jones, saying "when SMU hired the architect of the greatest turnaround in NCAA history, there was plenty of hope in the Metroplex that better times were on the way for a program that went 1-11 last year." (11/12/2008)

Men's Soccer plays tonight in C-USA tourney - The Mustangs come into the Conference USA tournament as the No. 3 seed in the conference. They play at 8 p.m. tonight at Westcott Field. (11/12/2008)

Bush the statesman emerges - SMU Political Science Professor Cal Jillson talks to The Associated Press about President George W. Bush's final days in office. (11/11/2008)

Relive Homecoming 2008 in photos and video - Relive SMU's 2008 Homecoming in slide shows and a video. (11/11/2008)

Law students rank first in passing bar exam - SMU's Dedman School of Law had the state’s highest passing rates for first-time test takers on the July bar exam. (11/11/2008)

Researchers find way to stop brain disease - Scientists from SMU and UTD have identified chemical compounds that slow nerve damage caused by brain diseases. (11/10/2008)

Texas colleges surviving economic slowdown - SMU is among universities with the good fortune to be able to go forward with plans to construct buildings, increase financial aid budgets and hire top-tier researchers. (11/9/2008)

SMU names new treasurer and CIO - Michael A. Condon, an experienced chief investment officer for several universities, has been named University treasurer and chief investment officer at Southern Methodist University, effective Dec. 1, 2008. (11/7/2008)

How Old is the Earth? - Richard Carlson, a pioneer in the study of the Earth's geological evolution, will discuss determining the age of our planet Wednesday. (11/6/2008)

Speaker, SMU workshop to focus on teaching evolution - Dr. Barbara Forrest, a leading expert on the intelligent design movement, will speak at SMU about "Why Texans Shouldn't Let Creationists Mess With Science Education." Her free lecture is scheduled for 6 p.m. Nov. 11 in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Ballroom.


Politicians looking to 2010 - SMU Political Scientist Cal Jillson says Texas politicians are already planning for races in 2010. (11/5/2008)

National Security Forum - SMU’s Tower Center presents a forum on the future of global conflict with Gen. Wesley Clark presenting a major address. (11/5/2008)

SMU students cover presidential election - Report on SMU students covering the Nov. 4, 2008, presidential Election (11/5/2008)

Banking pioneer to receive ethics award - Dallas banking pioneer and community leader Ronald G. Steinhart is the recipient of the 2009 J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award, presented annually by SMU’s Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility.

National Security and Defense - SMU’s Tower Center presents “The Future of Conflict: Military Roles and Missions" with General Wesley K. Clark (Ret.), former Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, as keynote speaker. (11/5/2008)

National Champions - Three SMU graduate students have been named the nation’s best at sorting and comparing vast amounts of information. (11/4/2008)

Revisit Mustang memories at online store - SMU Athletics fans can relive the memories by visiting athletichistory.com to purchase photographs and DVDs of classic games and events. (11/4/2008)

Homecoming 2008 Parade Map - Map of the route for the Homecoming 2008 parade. (11/4/2008)

Recalling SMU's Past - A new edition of Marshall Terry’s classic 1993 history of SMU, From High on a Hilltop, explores the University’s past through the observations of those whose influence helped shape SMU. (11/4/2008)

Can election winner deliver? - SMU Political Scientist Cal Jillson talks about whether the winner of Tuesday's presidential election can deliver on promises. (11/3/2008)

Women's Cross Country wins championship - The SMU Mustangs won the 2008 Conference USA women's cross country championship on Saturday, Nov. 1, in Memphis. (11/3/2008)

Homecoming Fun - SMU has a variety of activities planned for this week as the University celebrates Homecoming. (11/3/2008)

Election opens "culture war" - SMU Political Science Professor Cal Jillson talks about how this year's presidential campaign has launched a "culture war." (11/2/2008)

Politicians still stuffing mailboxes - Professor Rita Kirk, chair of the Division of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs in SMU's Meadows School of the Arts, talks about the use of direct mail in political campaigns. (11/2/2008)

Earthquakes hit near Dallas - Professor Brian Stump of the Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences in SMU's Dedman College talks about an earthquake that struck southwest of Dallas on Oct. 30-31, 2008. (11/1/2008)

Win or lose, Palin a future force - SMU Political Science Professor Matthew Wilson talks about Sarah Palin's political future. (10/31/2008)

Texas science education - On Tuesday, a nationally known speaker and a related SMU workshop will focus on teaching evolution in the Lone Star State. (10/30/2008)

Darwin Series - A lecture and a teachers' workshop are preview events to SMU's upcoming yearlong series recognizing the work of Charles Darwin. (10/28/2008)

Who Controlled Whom - Clements Center book prize winner says American Indians exerted greater influence over explorers than originally thought. (10/24/2008)

Ads shock but ultimately protect - Marketing Professor Dan Howard of SMU's Cox School of Business talks about the use of ads on DART buses that call attention to domestic violence and ultimately help protect families. (10/23/2008)

Blame for financial meltdown - Finance Professor Kumar Venkataraman of SMU's Cox School of Business says the ratings agencies must bear part of the blame for the economic collapse. (10/21/2008)

Learn how to negotiate - Robin Pinkley, a professor and director of the American Airlines Center for Labor Relations and Conflict Resolution in SMU's Cox School of Business, talks about the importance of negotiation in a tight economy. (10/21/2008)

$25m given to presidential bids - SMU political science Professor Cal Jillson talks about Texans having given more than $25 million to Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama to help fund their presidential bids.

Geothermal power from oil wells - SMU Geothermal Specialist David Blackwell talks about Ormat Technologies's announcement of the successful co-production of geothermal power at a producing oil well. (10/20/2008)

Retiring Jersey No. 17 - SMU honors the legendary Don Meredith by retiring his jersey. Teammates recall his glory days. (10/20/2008)

The need to reassure consumers - Michael Davis, an economics and finance professor in SMU's Cox School of Business, talks about the need for financial institutions to reassure consumers. (10/20/2008)

Surviving the economic slump - SMU Marketing Professor Edward Fox talks about how consumers gobbling up groceries at Dollar Tree have helped the national retailer thrive while other chains struggle through this economic slump. (10/19/2008)

SMU to open Lockheed Martin Skunk Works Lab - Southern Methodist University will open an engineering laboratory that will be modeled after a Lockheed Martin research center considered among the most innovative in the world. (10/18/2008)

Engineering School Named - SMU is naming its School of Engineering in honor of Bobby B. Lyle, a Dallas entrepreneur and industry leader. (10/17/2008)

A feisty McCain, a cool Obama, - Ben Voth, a forensics expert at SMU, talks about the last debate in the Obama-McCain race for the White House. (10/16/2008)

Retiring Jersey No. 17 - SMU honors the legendary Don Meredith by retiring his jersey during last Saturday's SMU-Houston football game. (10/16/2008)

Dems to take Texas House? - SMU Political Science Professor Cal Jillson talks about the chances for Democrats to gain a majority in the Texas House of Representatives in this year's elections. (10/15/2008)

SMU No. 11 in passing offense - SMU has quietly moved up the charts to No. 11 in the nation in passing offense with 293.1 yards per game. (10/15/2008)

Taking presidential debate's pulse - Professors Rita Kirk (left) and Dan Schill run focus groups whose opinions about Wednesday night's debate are broadcast live. (10/15/2008)

Texas Supreme Court holds hearing at SMU - The Supreme Court of Texas will hear oral arguments in three cases Thursday at the SMU Dedman School of Law. Watch it on line. (10/15/2008)

Bridwell exhibit highlights ancient books - "Welcome Additions" highlights twenty-eight outstanding manuscripts, printed books, and important fragments recently added to Bridwell Library's Special Collections. Dating from 1459 to 1786, these new acquisitions are exhibited "in context," alongside closely related treasures long held by the library. (10/14/2008)

Latest bailout no guarantee - (10/14/2008)

What's coming next now that the election's over? - It's the end of the road for McCain and Obama - at least for now. What's next for the president-elect? Who'll be in the cabinet? And where's the economy going? Turn to our experts for analysis and commentary. (10/13/2008)

What's next now that the election's over? - It's the end of the road for McCain and Obama. What did the candidates do right? What did they do wrong? For analysis from one of our experts, (10/13/2008)

Comedian Lily Tomlin to speak at SMU - Award-winning comedian Lily Tomlin, in Dallas to advocate that the city's lone elephant be moved to a sanctuary in Tennessee, will speak to SMU students at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday in Room 133 of Fondren Science Building. (10/13/2008)

SMU names new Legal Affairs VP - Paul Ward of Arizona State University is SMU's new vice president for legal affairs, general counsel and secretary to the Board of Trustees, effective Jan. 1. (10/13/2008)

Gas emissions draw scrutiny - Al Armendariz, an engineering professor at Southern Methodist University who has studied air quality issues for several years, talks about the potential problems with natural gas links as it becomes a more popular fuel. (10/12/2008)

Gasoline prices down, going up - Bullock, director of SMU's Maguire Energy Institute in the Cox School of Business, talks about the falling price of gasoline. (10/11/2008)

Preacher charges for sermons - Robin Lovin, SMU's Cary M. Maguire University Professor of Ethics and former dean of Perkins School of Theology, talks about the ethics of Joel Osteen charging admission to his religious services. (10/11/2008)

Journal rankings rankle editors - Bonnie Wheeler, an English professor in SMU's Dedman College and director of SMU's Medieval Studies Program, talks about a new European ranking system that rates the quality of professional journals. (10/10/2008)

OPEC considers oil cuts - Bruce Bullock, director of the Maguire Energy Institute in SMU's Cox School of Business, talks about OPEC considering a cut in the price of oil. (10/10/2008)

When your political opinion isn't yours alone - SMU Professors Rita Kirk and Dan Schill of Meadows School of the Arts talk about how voters are affected when they watch a panel react to a presidential debate. (10/10/2008)

Why so many bank branches? - Scott MacDonald, an adjunct professor of finance at SMU's Cox School of Business and chief executive of the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at SMU, said banks have been building numerous branches in Texas to help promote their products. (10/9/2008)

Palin galvanizing Democratics - Cal Jillson, a political scientist in SMU's Dedman College, says that Sarah Palin is also galvanizing the Democrats with her sharp rhetoric. (10/8/2008)

Little joy in gas price slide - Bruce Bullock, director of the Maguire Energy Institute in SMU's Cox School of Business, says there is little joy to be realized from the dropping price of gasoline. (10/7/2008)

Cheerleader with heart pacemaker okayed - SMU cheerleader Jamie Burns will be allowed to participate fully on the squad after being sidelined at the beginning of the year because of concerns over her pacemaker. (10/7/2008)

Relieving Emotional Strains - SMU's newly opened Center for Family Counseling will provide much-needed help to residents of Collin County and North Texas. (10/7/2008)

Entertainment Legend - Quincy Jones, an award-winning musician, composer and producer, spoke at SMU on Oct. 7. See the video. (10/7/2008)

11th-hour voter applications - Cal Jillson, a political science professor at Southern Methodist University, said the seemingly modest jump in total voters may be more impressive than it looks because getting people to register is a lot harder than people think.


When moral principles meet secular needs - William Lawrence, dean of Perkins School of Theology, and Matthew Wilson, a political science professor, talk about the struggles voters face when they find a candidate's economic positions appealing but are put off by his stands on social or moral values. (10/6/2008)

When principles clash with economic needs - In these harsh economic times, should a voter support a candidate whose social values he questions but whose economic values he supports. SMU theologian William Lawrence tackles this sticky question. (10/6/2008)

Pollster John Zogby on changing U.S. attitudes - (10/3/2008)

High stakes in VP debate - SMU political scientist Cal Jillson talks about the unusually high stakes in the Oct. 2 vice presidential debate. (10/2/2008)

Engineering launches program in sustainability - (10/2/2008)

Clements Center receives fellowship grant - (10/2/2008)

Tricks and treats for the '08 election - Elections can be pretty spooky, but SMU is here to take the fright out of the electoral fight. For an election expert, call SMU News & Communications at 214/768-7650. (10/1/2008)

Cox Business School ranked 15th in the U.S. - The Wall Street Journal yesterday released its premier ranking of Executive MBA (EMBA) programs, and the Cox School is proud to announce it ranked 15th in the U.S.

Dallas Mavericks like SMU's Crum Center - Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowtizki said, "Obviously we want to thank SMU for the hospitality." (9/30/2008)

Facebook Niche - When sophomore Steven Klimczak created 'When I Was Your Age, Pluto Was a Planet,' little did he realize how many would notice. (9/30/2008)

Dedman Law Difference - Of the eight top Fortune 50 CEOs, three received their law degrees from SMU - the most of any law school in the country. (9/29/2008)

Law Prof. Linda Eads - excellence recognized - In a special edition - "Extraordinary Women in Texas Law" - the Texas Lawyer recognizes 30 women "licensed to practice law in Texas who have had an impact in the state on firms, government, nonprofits, academia and/or the corporate world within the past five years (judges were not eligible)." Among the 30 selected for this special honor was Professor Linda Eads of SMU's Dedman School of Law.


State Fair Memories - SMU's Hamon Arts Library has memorabilia from the 1936 Texas Centennial at Fair Park, including a student's 1936 scrapbook. (9/29/2008)

Thriving in tough economic times - Professor Michael Davis of SMU's Cox School of Business talks about businesses that do better than just survive during an economic downturn. (9/28/2008)

SMU center meeting Latino mental health needs - Misty Solt, director of the Center for Family Counseling in SMU's School of Education and Human Development, talks about how the threat of immigration raids and deportations, and rising health care concerns are taking a toll on the mental health of many Latino families. (9/27/2008)

Will Perry run again? - SMU Political Science Professor Cal Jillson provided expertise for this story about whether Gov. Perry will seek re-election.

White House chiefs of staff talk campaigns - The campaign trail seemed a universe away from SMU's John Tower Center last week, where Andy Card and Mack McLarty held forth for more than an hour about the realities of running a government. (9/23/2008)

Dallas Mavericks to hold training camp at SMU - The Dallas Mavericks announced the details of their 2008 training camp at Southern Methodist University. (9/22/2008)

Research & Relationships - Through research, professors bring new insights to classrooms and serve as role models and collaborators to students. (9/19/2008)

Perkins Houston-Galveston classes resume - Classes will resume as scheduled beginning Monday, Sept. 22, at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church.

Rarely Seen Collection - Meadows Museum presents an exhibit from the Abello collection of works by the most important artists of the past two centuries. (9/18/2008)

Feeling Wall Street's woes - Economics Professor Mike Davis of SMU's Cox School of Business talks about Wall Street's woes. (9/17/2008)

Judge-prosecutor link slammed - SMU Law Professor Fred Moss talks about how a relationship between a Texas judge and a prosecutor has compromised the image of the legal system. (9/17/2008)

Ike wrecks Texas politics - SMU Political Scientist Cal Jillson talks about the effects of Hurricane Ike on political campaigning. (9/16/2008)

Celebrating and investing in SMU research - James E. Quick, associate vice president for research, talks about research and creating new knowledge at SMU. (9/15/2008)

Gas Prices Going Up - Bruce Bullock of SMU's Maguire Energy Institute says that gas prices may exceed $4 per gallon again. (9/14/2008)

Older voters pivotal in election - SMU political scientist Dennis Simon says that older voters will have a significant influence on the outcome of the presidential election because a higher percentage of them vote. (9/13/2008)

Houston classes cancelled because of Ike - Because of damage and power outages in the Houston area from Hurricane Ike, SMU's Perkins School of Theology has canceled classes in the Houston area for Monday, September 15. (9/13/2008)

Ike drives gas prices up - Bruce Bullock, director of SMU's Maguire Energy Center, talks about the impact of Hurricane Ike on gasoline and oil prices. (9/12/2008)

SMU launches Second Century Campaign - SMU launches the largest fund-raising campaign in its history to dramatically increase academic quality and impact. (9/12/2008)

Impact of drilling uncertain - Bruce Bullock, director of SMU's Maguire Energy Institute, says it is hard to know how big an impact drilling in the Outer Continental Shelf would have on energy costs. (9/10/2008)

SMU physicists unlocking cosmic secrets - SMU physicists are at CERN in Switzerland, helping us better understand the origins of the universe. (9/10/2008)

Halperin receives national education honor - Prof. Rick Halperin receives the National Faculty Award from the National Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs.

Reaching for the White House - SMU political scientist Cal Jillson talks about what John McCain must do to be successful in his bid for the White House following the Republican Convention. (9/7/2008)

Agency drops custody cases - Jessica Dixon, a law professor who oversees SMU's child advocacy clinic, said that child custody cases do sometimes result in children quickly being dropped from court supervision, talking about the Yearning for Zion Ranch incident. (9/4/2008)

Gifts of more than $4 million to support facilities improvements at SMU-In-Taos - A $4 million gift to SMU from former Texas Governor William P. Clements, Jr. (SMU '39) and his wife, Rita, will support improvements in facilities at SMU-in-Taos, the University's campus in northern New Mexico. Other donors have provided more than $900,000 in additional gifts.

Technology boom helps explain immigration boom - (4/1/2008)

Coming to America, integrating as citizens - (9/4/2007)

Crossing America’s Borders, Mixing Cultures - (3/1/2007)

Research & Relationships - Through research, professors bring new insights to classrooms and serve as role models and collaborators to students.

Women's B'ball advances to C-USA semi-finals - The SMU women's basketball team defeated the East Carolina University Pirates today (March 6, 2009) in a 77-64 quarterfinal victory at the Conference USA Women's Basketball Tournament in New Orleans.

Star-Telegram: 6th quake hits Cleburne - Another small earthquake hit Cleburne late Friday night, and a city spokesman said it could be helpful to SMU geologists trying to determine whether natural gas drilling is causing the seismic activity.

LA Times: Gas prices on the rise - Bruce Bullock, director of SMU's Maguire Energy Institute, talks about the rising cost of oil and gasoline.

Celebrating Charles Darwin's 200th Birthday - Charles Darwin, author of the groundbreaking scientific classic 'On the Origin of Species,' was born on Feb. 12, 1809. SMU marks the occasion with a birthday cake, a lecture by cell biologist Fred Grinnell and a showing of the movie classic 'Inherit the Wind.'

Artist Amy Revier receives Fulbright Fellowship - Amy Revier, an art student from Austin, has received a prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Fellowship to study in Iceland.

Dallas News: Stimulus funds fuel loans - Business Professor Jerry White of SMU's Cox School of Business talks about the effect of stimulus funds on small business loans.

Pittsburgh: Millionaires fear losing assets - Mel Fugate, a Southern Methodist University professor who specializes in management and leadership issues, talks about the public perception of the wealthy in an economic crisis.

Higher Ed News: Cheaper medical procedures - High-quality medical procedures overseas run the gamut, from dental implants to hip joint re-surfacing; prostate removal to organ transplant. Some operations are as much as 90 percent cheaper in foreign countries, Nathan Cortez says, adding that the most popular destinations include India, Chile and Thailand.

SMU vs. Navy Watch Parties -

SMU Honors students visited New York - SMU Honors students visited New York, exploring some of the city's most historic sites and appearing on the Today Show.

Science morphs into science fiction in 'Angels & Demons' - SMU Physics Professor Fredrick Olness says the new action thriller 'Angels & Demons' exaggerates scientific fact to make an exciting story.

Daily Texan: Evolution raises stakes on board -



Swimmer named C-USA 'Freshman Of The Year' - Mustang swimmer Therese Svendsen was named Freshman of the Year as announced by Conference USA on Wedensday, April 8, for her exceptional performances swimming in the backstroke events and medley relays.

Inclement Weather Announcement -