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Perkins to co-host 46TH annual MARCHA meeting on Aug. 10-13 - Hispanic/Latino clergy, lay leaders and young adults are encouraged to attend the 46th Annual Meeting of MARCHA – Methodists Representing the Cause of Hispanic Americans – scheduled for Aug. 10-13, 2017, at Perkins School of Theology. (7/20/2017)

Texas Democrats struggle to find candidate to challenge Gov. Abbott In 2018 - SMU Political Scientist Cal Jillson talks about Democratic hopes of challenging Texas Gov. Abbott in 2018. (7/19/2017)

SMU’s Maguire Ethics Center sends students on missions of charity, compassion across the world - Eight SMU students, under the tutelage of the Maguire Center for Ethics and Pubic Responsibility, have embarked on an array of community service projects that are taking them from the Trinity River to Brazil, Bolivia and beyond. (7/19/2017)

Toni Beck Bosner, founding chair of SMU's Division of Dance, dies at 92 - Bosner's many other accomplishments include being an early pioneer in teaching the Martha Graham technique of dance in Dallas. She later taught dance and choreography internationally, from Tokyo to Amsterdam. (7/19/2017)

Dedman Law recognized for professionalism initiative - Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law was one of two recipients of the 2017 E. Smythe Gambrell Professionalism Award, an annual award that recognizes excellence and innovation in professionalism programs that help maintain the highest principles of integrity and dedication to the profession public. (7/18/2017)

Gov. Abbott begins re-election bid as Democratic candidate emerges - SMU Political Science Professor Matthew Wilson talks about Texas Gov. Abbott's announcement he will seek re-election while a Democratic candidate steps forward. (7/18/2017)

Politics motivating TX Gov. Abbott’s priorities - SMU Political Science Professor Cal Jillson talks about Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s recent re-election bid announcement. (7/18/2017)

SMU and LIFT team named semifinalists for Adult Literacy XPRIZE - The SMU and Literacy Instruction for Texas (LIFT) team was named today one of eight semifinalists advancing in the $7 million Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE presented by Dollar General Literacy Foundation. (7/18/2017)

Opinions by SMU Professors - Opinions written by SMU professors that have appeared recently in various publications. (7/14/2017)

How Dallas can model a new approach to race relations - SMU Debate Director Ben Voth writes about a new path forward for Texas and Dallas on race: integrated non-violence. (7/14/2017)

Learning to Read - Research by Prof. Jill Allor of SMU's Department of Teaching and Learning focuses on reading and reading disabilities. (7/14/2017)

What Makes You Faster? - A new method for assessing patterns of ground-force application suggests the right and left legs of the world’s fastest man may perform differently. (7/13/2017)

Work in Progress: "The Necessities" - An interview with playwright and SMU theater provessor Blake Hackler about this new play. (7/13/2017)

Let's not whitewash tech history - A story about Arvid Nelsen, a librarian and researcher at Southern Methodist University, and a member of the IEEE Computer Society, (7/13/2017)

Human Rights Youth Summit set for July 15 - Three hundred students, educators and community-outreach leaders will gather at SMU on Saturday, July 15, for the first “Human Rights Youth Summit.” (7/12/2017)

SMU Swimming And Diving Programs Earn AAC Academic Excellence Awards - The SMU men's and women's swimming and diving programs were awarded Team Academic Excellence Awards by the American Athletic Conference, league officials announced July 11. (7/12/2017)

SMU receives grant for teacher training - Thanks to the creation of "Raising Texas Teachers" by HEB grocery magnate Charles Butt, students could have an easier jump into the teaching profession. (7/12/2017)

Does symmetry matter for running speed? - A new method for assessing patterns of ground-force application suggests the right and left legs of the world’s fastest man may perform differently, defying current scientific assumptions about running speed. (7/11/2017)

Chemistry discovery yields 3-D table-top objects crafted from light - Photoswitch chemistry allows construction of light shapes into structures that have volume and are viewable from 360 degrees, making them useful for biomedical imaging, teaching, engineering, TV, movies, video games and more (7/11/2017)

Governor makes special session official - Law Prof. Dale Carpenter, a constitutional law expert, comments on Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday officially ordering a special legislative session to address a slew of topics, including limiting local property taxes and restricting where Texans can go to the bathroom. (7/11/2017)

SMU Police Officer Mark McCullers Remembered - Family, friends, and co-workers of SMU Police Officer Mark McCullers gathered in front of the SMU Police Department July 15, 2017, to mark the one-year anniversary of his accidental death in a Dallas flash flood. (7/11/2017)

How eviction became the core of American poverty - "Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City" is this fall's common reading selection, which every incoming SMU student is expected to read. There will be small-group discussions on the book written by Matthew Desmond. (7/10/2017)

DISD teachers learn to engage kids in hands-on science at SMU STEM Academy - At an SMU summer program, middle-school teachers shot off rockets, kayaked the Trinity River and collected data on animals at the Dallas Zoo to help make STEM classes more meaningful for their students. (7/7/2017)

Under NAFTA, do more trade, not less - Economist Bernard Weinstein, associate director of SMU's Maguire Energy Institute, says more cross-border trade and investment can lead to greater economic efficiencies, new job opportunities and higher incomes for workers. (7/6/2017)

Why convicting Dr. Huxtable is so hard - An op-ed by SMU Associate Law Professor Jessica Dixon Weaver, an expert in family law and children and the law. (7/6/2017)

South Dallas high schoolers get a taste of college life at SMU engineering camp - Sixteen Dallas high schoolers are attempting this week to produce an invention from start to finish. These guys aren't the typical scientists-in-the-making. (7/5/2017)

What the Cosby and Sandusky cases teach us about reporting sexual assault - An op-ed by SMU Associate Law Professor Jessica Dixon Weaver, an expert in family law and children and the law. (7/5/2017)

Former SMU President, Longtime Education Leader Paul Hardin III Has Died At 86 - (7/3/2017)

‘The march continues‘ for Hope Anderson - SMU graduate receives John Lewis fellowship that will address some of Atlanta’s biggest social problems (6/27/2017)

Larenda Mielke named SMU Associate Provost for Continuing Education - Larenda Mielke, an international leader in professional, online, and executive education, has been named SMU’s first associate provost for continuing education. (6/26/2017)

SMU graduate student Yu Lan wins prestigious award for new method of statistical analysis - SMU statistics Ph.D. student Yu Lan received the Dr. Thomas Chalmers Award May 9 in Liverpool, England, for a paper he wrote on a new, money-saving method for predicting clinical trial outcomes. (6/21/2017)

Ben Carson is wrong — eradicating poverty is not mind over matter - An opinion piece by Annie Wright, director of evaluation for SMU's Center on Research and Evaluation. (6/20/2017)

Senior Stories - Stories from the Class of 2017 (6/19/2017)

SMU chemist wins prestigious NSF Career Award - Prof. Alex Lippert’s research uses chemistry to develop affordable, glowing internal imaging techniques. (6/15/2017)

Dallas civic leader and SMU alumna and benefactor Jeanne Roach Johnson ’54 dies - The private investor was a major donor to business and music programs at SMU (6/14/2017)

Long-forgotten love letters inspire SMU student filmmaker - Jessica Cole had a simple wish for her grandmother on that summer evening in 2015 – she wanted a challenging day for Sybil Gregory to end on a good note. (6/14/2017)

DISD teachers learn to engage kids in hands-on science at SMU STEM Academy - At an SMU summer program, 18 middle-schoolers of a different sort will shoot off rockets, kayak the Trinity River and collect data on animals at the Dallas Zoo. (6/14/2017)

SMU global health professor gives back by mentoring - Students who enroll in Professor Eric Bing's global health class are required to complete a group project that develops a strategy to help a local agency solve a health-related problem. (6/13/2017)

Award-winning violinist Aaron Boyd named director of chamber music at SMU Meadows - Award-winning violinist Aaron Boyd, a member of the acclaimed Escher String Quartet, has been named director of chamber music and professor of practice in violin in the Division of Music at SMU Meadows School of the Arts, beginning with the fall 2017 semester. (6/13/2017)

Julius Quartet named winner of Peak Fellowship Ensemble-in-Residence at SMU Meadows - The Julius Quartet, an award-winning New England chamber music ensemble, has been named the winner of the 2017 Peak Fellowship Ensemble-in-Residence at SMU Meadows School of the Arts. (6/13/2017)

SMU Dedman Law receives American Bar Association award for innovation and professionalism - E. Smythe Gambrell Professionalism Award recognizes exemplary and innovative approach in experiential learning and professional development. (6/13/2017)

SMU Law School grad writes mystery novel - Carter Hopkins of Dallas is a 2004 alumnus of SMU Dedman School of Law. The campus and its surroundings serve as the backdrop of his new murder-mystery, “The Lincoln Prophecy.” (6/9/2017)

Where does Comey's testimony leave us? - SMU Political Science Professor Cal Jillson discusses the testimony of former FBI Director James Comey before the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 8 and Comey’s conversation with President Trump about former national security adviser Michael Flynn. (6/9/2017)

SMU Reads Program to share Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Evicted, with students and community - As incoming SMU students prepare to settle into their on-campus homes, they will examine the life experiences of those who can't afford to stay in theirs. (6/9/2017)

Entrepreneurship is on the Map at SMU - Recent SMU Lyle School of Engineering grad Josh Thomas '17, gives an overview of his SMU Entrepreneurship Map with the help of some of the professors and administrators who provide and coordinate resources for startup-minded students. (6/8/2017)

Comey's testimony and obstruction of justice - SMU Constitutional Law Prof. Dale Carpenter is interviewed about the then-upcoming testimony of former FBI Director James Comey before the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 8 and Comey’s conversation with President Trump about former national security adviser Michael Flynn. The discussion centers around what obstruction of justice means in this instance. (6/8/2017)

Keep on Learning - At SMU Continuing and Professional Education, you can learn something new about a subject that interests you or enhance your career. (6/8/2017)

Nuclear subsidies distort competition and increase power prices - Prof. Bernard Weinstein, associate director of the Maguire Energy Institute, writes about the effect of government subsidies on energy prices. (6/7/2017)

Will Trump's move on Paris deal send Texas into climate backslide? - SMU experts express doubt over the impact of President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate agreement. (6/7/2017)

SMU Day at the Texas Rangers - SMU Women's Basketball Head Coach Travis Mays threw out the opening pitch of the baseball game on SMU Day on June 4. (6/6/2017)

Mustang Minute Videos - The Texas Rangers celebrated SMU during University Days at Globe Life Park and Women's Head Basketball Coach Travis Mays threw out the first pitch. (6/6/2017)

SMU student-led program to address change with 30 women from 19 countries - SMU student Mirka Serrato and recent graduate Gloria Gutierrez are putting the final touches on the biggest event of their lives – hosting 30 women from 19 countries at the Women Ambassadors Forum, a conference they have organized for June 6-10 on the campus. (6/5/2017)

This Pentecost: Dump the red and go green - Theology Prof. Jack Levison writes about rethinking the usual garb for Pentecost in light of President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement. (6/2/2017)

Climate Change Concern - SMU experts say the cost of global warming will be born by refugees and the fossil record confirms natural causes not to blame. (6/1/2017)

Justice is haphazard after kids’ gun deaths - Jennifer Collins, dean of SMU's Dedman School of Law, talks about the moral and legal struggles involved when kids accidentally shoot themselves or others with parents' guns. (6/1/2017)

Don’t write off coal - Bernard Weinstein, associate director of SMU's Maguire Energy Institute, writes that although coal’s share of power generation in America is likely to continue to decline, worldwide use of coal will continue to grow for at least the next 30 years. (6/1/2017)

Perhaps Trump will learn from meeting the descendants of Abraham - Prof. William Lawrence, professor of American church history at SMU, writes about Pres. Trump going to the lands where three of the world’s greatest religions offer sanctuary. (6/1/2017)

SMU Trustee David B. Miller to receive the Methodist Health System's Folsom Leadership Award - Methodist Health System Foundation has named business and community leader David B. Miller as the 2017 Robert S. Folsom Leadership Award recipient. (5/31/2017)

Inspired by refugee parents, SMU grad unites three degrees with community outreach to empower others - As a newly minted SMU graduate with three degrees, Kovan Barzani not only has exceeded his Kurdish-American parents’ expectations, but reinforced their decision to flee Iraqi President Saddam Hussein’s brutal regime for “peace and peace of mind” in the U.S. (5/31/2017)

Michael H. Hites named SMU Chief Information Officer - Michael H. Hites, Ph.D., an executive with 17 years of experience leading large-scale computing operations for university-based research and innovation, has been named Chief Information Officer at SMU. (5/31/2017)

Could the U.S. and China end up in a terrible war that neither wants? - Professor Joshua Rovner, the Tower Distinguished Chair in International Politics & National Security Policy, writes about the current potential for conflict between the U.S. and China. (5/30/2017)

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee - Presented by SMU Meadows School of the Arts (5/30/2017)

Jason Hernandez Lecture - The Face of Social Justice: A Conversation with Jason Hernandez (5/30/2017)

On being a better boss - Professor Miguel Quiñones, the Department Chair and the O. Paul Corley Distinguished Chair in Organizational Behavior, talks about the skills needed to be a good manager, including good people skills and the ability to listen carefully to one’s employees. (5/30/2017)

Texas and the Bathroom Bill - SMU Political Science Professor Cal Jillson talks about the possibility of a special legislative session to address a bathroom bill. Jillson says the Texas governor, who must decide whether to call a special session, is caught between social conservatives, who oppose the bill, and the business community, which favors the bill. (5/30/2017)

Mustang Minute Videos - SMU and Women's B'Ball Coach Travis Mays teamed up with the Dallas Public Library and Mike Rawlings to kickoff the Mayor's Summer Reading Challenge.

SMU law students study gun surrender program - Each year, potentially thousands of domestic abusers in Dallas County should surrender firearms. Only 60 guns have been surrendered in two years. (5/26/2017)

Year in Review - A video of the many wonderful things that happened at SMU during the 2016-17 school year. (5/26/2017)

Commencement Weekend - Scenes from the weekend in which SMU awarded more than 1,600 degrees in ceremonies. (5/25/2017)

SMU senior Lawson Malnory’s love of music - SMU senior Lawson Malnory’s love of music ‘bridges the gap’ between gifts received and gifts shared. (5/25/2017)

Three graduates receive Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Awards - Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Awards have been presented to SMU master of education graduate Kristen Biedermann; bachelor of music and world languages graduate Jennie Lee; and Master of Education degree graduate Adam Garnick of Philadelphia. (5/25/2017)

Kenechukwu (K.C.) Mmeje named SMU Vice President for Student Affairs - Kenechukwu (K.C.) Mmeje, assistant vice president and dean of students at Loyola University Chicago, has been named Vice President for Student Affairs at SMU effective July 17, 2017. (5/23/2017)

SMU’s new mobile makerspace gets a redesign - Formerly known as ‘Sparktruck,’ SMU’s new mobile makerspace gets a redesign inside and out before starting work this summer (5/22/2017)

NIH Director Francis Collins addresses SMU students during 102nd Commencement - Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., the director of the National Institutes of Health who may be best known for leading the Human Genome Project (HGP), was the featured speaker during SMU’s 102nd all-University Commencement ceremony May 20 in Moody Coliseum. (5/20/2017)

SMU Cox Honors Six Alumni - Three receive Distinguished Alumni Award and three are named Outstanding Young Alumni. (5/19/2017)

Texas earthquakes provided career inspiration - Monique Scales's earthquake fieldwork with SMU’s seismology team began when she was an undergraduate. (5/18/2017)

Sanctuary city fight far from over - SMU Law Professor George Martinez talks about the Texas House voting to approve a bill to ban sanctuary cities. (5/18/2017)

Finding the best Memorial Day sales - Professor Raj Sethuraman, the Harold Simmons Chair of Marketing in SMU Cox School of Business, is among a group of experts interviewed for this story. (5/17/2017)

Under Trump, some data is being sidelined - SMU Law Prof. Nathan Cortez, a specialist in healthcare law, comments on the availability of certain data under the Trump administration. (5/17/2017)

Only 2 weeks left in the Texas Legislature reality show - SMU Political Science Professors Cal Jillson and Matthew Wilson are quoted in Bud Kennedy's regular column on the Texas Legislature. (5/17/2017)

Comeback of the U.S. 75 corridor - After the telecom implosion of the ’90s, Richardson adds to its economic toolbox to revive North Central Expressway. (5/17/2017)

Collection from Tyler continues to thrill film scholars - Feature story on the “Tyler, Texas Black Film Collection” in SMU’s G. William Jones Film & Video Collection at the Hamon Arts Library. (5/17/2017)

Why the Texas ban on 'sanctuary cities' divides local law enforcement - Texas's controversial new law raises important questions about whether enforcing a federal law should always trump enforcement of local laws

Trump Impeachment Not Likely - Comey-gate is the biggest scandal since Nixon but the results might be different, says Prof. Jeffrey Engel, director of the SMU Center for Presidential History. (5/17/2017)

The Changing Battlefield - Retired Admiral Patrick Walsh, a senior fellow at SMU's Tower Center, talks about the changing nature of warfare and what the change to more conflict in cyberspace means. (5/17/2017)

Sharing intel with Russians - Prof. Joshua Rovner, the Tower Distinguished Chair in International Politics & National Security Policy, on reports of Pres. Trump sharing intelligence with the Russians. (5/16/2017)

Can Media Make Change? - Does having more information help us to be more connected? Or does information overload get in the way of real life, abetting sloppy research, creating a media echo chamber, and weakening the institutions of democracy? As faculty, librarians, and citizens around SMU engage new media and digital tools, it becomes important to ask questions such as these. (5/16/2017)

Gearbox recruits 16 SMU Guildhall grads for VR project - Sixteen graduates from SMU Guildhall, Southern Methodist University’s game development focused graduate program, are headed to Gearbox to work on an unannounced VR title following their graduation this summer. (5/16/2017)

Honorary degree symposia - The work and contributions of four prestigious leaders in science, theology and the arts will be the focus of public presentations and discussions at SMU in the days leading to their receipt of honorary degrees at the University’s May 20 Commencement ceremony. All the events are free and open to the public. (5/16/2017)

How plants tell time - SMU study solves mystery of how plants use sunlight to tell time via cell protein signaling. (5/15/2017)

Arya McCarthy’s student research inspired by grandfather - Graduating senior Arya McCarthy has been a frequent presence on SMU’s campus practically since the day he could walk. (5/15/2017)

Beating Cancer - SMU Guildhall and cancer researchers team up to beat cancer using the human intuition of video gamers. (5/15/2017)

Economics professor Elira Kuka appointed to national research organization - Elira Kuka, SMU economics professor, has been appointed to the National Bureau of Economic Research. (5/15/2017)

Two opportunities to see renowned gene hunter and science leader Francis S. Collins at SMU - Attend free, public symposium on SMU Campus May 19, see Collins deliver commencement address May 20 via Facebook Live. (5/12/2017)

SMU art historian to develop new interpretation of Inca art with Guggenheim Fellowship - To SMU art historian Adam Herring, the Peruvian Inca "lost city" of Machu Picchu is much more than a far-flung tourist destination. It is a symbol of the Incas’ disastrous attempt to control their environment. (5/11/2017)

SMU undergrads distinguish themselves in real estate competition - Six SMU undergraduates took high honors at the 2017 University of Southern California (USC) Marshall International Real Estate Case Competition in Los Angeles in late April. (5/10/2017)

The firing of FBI Dir James Comey - Jeffrey Engel, director of SMU’s Center for Presidential History, discuss the May 9, 2017, firing of FBI Director James Comey by President Donald Trump, saying “This is an unusual case people need to be paying attention to.” (5/10/2017)

Bookstore reminder - Sale on May 9 and 10, and rentals are due May 16. (5/10/2017)

Student creates life-saving toolkit for women - Dominique Earland used grants provided by SMU’s Community Outreach Fellowship and Engaged Learning Program to create and share a 36-page life-saving toolkit for women who may become mothers. (5/9/2017)

Voice Prof. Barbara Hill Moore featured in interview - Barbara Hill Moore, Meadows Foundation Distinguished Teaching Professor of Voice in Meadows School of the Arts at SMU, was featured May 5, 2017, in a story by Clarice Tinsely of Fox 4 News/ (5/8/2017)

Trump's First 100 Days - Panel discussion on Pres. Trump's first 100 days in office, presented by the SMU Center for Presidential History. (5/8/2017)

Alumni News - "I met Michael Jordan during the first week of my internship,” says Mark Lau ’06. “Right then I knew that Nike was the place I wanted to work." (5/5/2017)

Parents struggle inspires student to help others - As a child, Olivia Nguyen saw her immigrant Vietnamese parents struggle with adjusting to a country where they didn’t know the language or culture. Because both wanted higher education, they also had to deal with the unfamiliar vernacular and customs of college. (5/5/2017)

"The United Methodist Church has made a pivotal decision . . ." - Prof. Jack Levison writes about the church's decision on a gay, married bishop. (5/3/2017)

Meet ‘Evie’ the mobile greenhouse - Students at SMU’s Hunt Institute have transformed an old camping trailer into a fully-functioning mobile greenhouse. (5/3/2017)

SMU Summer Camps 2017 - A list of contacts for information on camps at SMU for summer 2017. (5/2/2017)

Graduating senior launches national literacy charity - SMU basketball star Jonathan Wilfong launches “Coaching for Literacy” program (5/2/2017)

Multiple Emmy, Golden Globe winner Alan Alda to speak May 2 at SMU Tate Lecture - Alan Alda, the actor, writer, director and science advocate best known for portraying Captain Hawkeye Pierce on the long-running television series M*A*S*H, will be the featured speaker at The Anita and Truman Arnold Lecture of the Willis M. Tate Lecture Series at SMU Tuesday, May 2. (5/1/2017)

Assessing Pres. Trump’s first 100 days - Professor Jeffrey Engel, director of SMU’s Center for Presidential History, discusses President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office and the political problems he has encountered. (4/28/2017)

Student Project Aims to Save Lives - Students in SMU Professor Eric Bing’s Global & Public Health class have been seeking ways to improve the deadly intersection of Fitzhugh Avenue and Travis Street in Uptown Dallas as a class project. (4/28/2017)

Students develop device to measure muscle health - SMU engineering students create device to improve the lives of those with Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and other neuromuscular diseases. (4/28/2017)

SMU hosts second refugee computer class - The International Rescue Committee in Dallas announces that after the success of our last refugee computer class in November with students from SMU’s School of Engaged Learning, other interested SMU has recreated the opportunity because of the success of the first one was. (4/27/2017)

Celebrate Asian American Heritage Month! - Come to the 10th Annual Night Market and the Asian American Gala. (4/27/2017)

Save a Life Competition - See flier (4/27/2017)

Frocks and So Forth - While much as been written about the artistic and political factors that inspired British Aestheticism, few scholars have addressed the vital influence of women’s fashion writing. (4/27/2017)

Alumnus George Killebrew helping SMU students break into the big time - Connor Kolodziej ’19 was so excited about his winter break externship that he was up by 5:30 a.m. so he would be early to the office of George Killebrew ’85, executive vice president with the Dallas Mavericks (4/26/2017)

SMU welcomes new dean of Simmons School of Education and Human Development - Stephanie L. Knight, a nationally recognized education leader, researcher and professor, has been named dean of SMU's Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development. (4/25/2017)

SMU’s NCAR ranks arts vibrancy cities - SMU’s National Center for Arts Research today released its third annual Arts Vibrancy Index, which ranks more than 900 communities across the country, examining the level of supply, demand, and government support for the arts in each city. (4/25/2017)

Elizabeth Killingsworth named interim dean and director of SMU’s Central University Libraries - Elizabeth Killingsworth, director of SMU’s Fondren Library Center and head of Research Services, has been named interim dean and director of Central University Libraries. (4/25/2017)

Helicopter Parenting - Male versus female college students react differently to helicopter parenting, SMU study finds. (4/21/2017)

SMU Research Day - The best in undergraduate and graduate research work was on full display at Research Day in the Hughes Trigg Student Center. (4/21/2017)

Alumni News - Shazi Mir ’07, ’08 has been named one of Consulting Magazine’s “Rising Stars: 35 under 35.” (4/21/2017)

SMU Honors Convocation - SMU faculty, staff, administrators and students were recognized with teaching awards, service honors and other honors. (4/21/2017)

Making Exercise More Pleasant - Regular exercise affords many positive effects on health, longevity, and well-being. (4/20/2017)

Meet ‘Evie’ the mobile greenhouse at Earth Day Texas - Students at SMU’s Hunt Institute have transformed an old camping trailer into a fully-functioning mobile greenhouse that will be introduced at Earth Day TX 2017 in Fair Park April 21-23. (4/19/2017)

SMU Anthropologist Caroline Brettell elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences - Noted SMU anthropologist Caroline Brettell joins actress Carol Burnett, musician John Legend, playwright Lynn Nottage, immunologist James Allison and other renowned leaders in various fields as a newly elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. (4/18/2017)

Visiting the sites of genocide in Rwanda - On March 25, Bettie Gilmore of SMU departed for a six-day trip to Rwanda where she helped train Rwandan security forces in dispute resolution. (4/18/2017)

Texas House bathroom bill would strip protections - SMU Law Professor Dale Carpenter, who specializes in constitutional law, says a bathroom bill now being considered by the Texas House is at best is problematic and at worst it's unconstitutional. (4/17/2017)

SMU sophomore Ian Johnson awarded Goldwater Scholarship - SMU sophomore Ian Johnson has been named a 2017-18 Barry Goldwater Scholar, one of 240 sophomore and junior college students selected nationwide to receive the honor. (4/17/2017)

SMU to award honorary degrees to four distinguished leaders at May 20 Commencement Ceremony - SMU will award honorary degrees to four prestigious leaders in science, theology and the arts at the All-University Commencement Ceremony at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 20, in Moody Coliseum. (4/13/2017)

2017 SMU FASHION WEEK, APRIL 19-21 - Free event features fashion industry panel discussion, magazine launch party and fashion show. (4/12/2017)

Born-Again, Spied-Again James Baldwin - This lecture on April 20 will explore the reasons behind Baldwin's resurrection, from his elevated place in the cultural memory of the Black Lives Matter movement to his new status as an icon of state surveillance and racial counter-surveillance. (4/12/2017)

Two SMU professors receive prestigious Guggenheim Fellowships - Two SMU professors were among the 173 scholars named Guggenheim Fellows today. (4/11/2017)

NIH Director Francis Collins to address SMU students during 102nd Commencement May 20 - Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., the director of the National Institutes of Health who may be best known for leading the Human Genome Project (HGP), will be the featured speaker during SMU’s 102nd all-University Commencement ceremony at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 20, in Moody Coliseum. (4/11/2017)

SMU Mission Foods Texas-Mexico Center celebrates official opening - This week marks the official opening of the SMU Mission Foods Texas-Mexico Center, an action-oriented, research policy center looking to understand and explore the dynamic political, cultural, economic and business relationship between Texas and Mexico. (4/6/2017)

Supreme Court Battle - Prof. Joe Kobylka, a U.S. Supreme Court expert, offers insight into the precedent being set by the Senate's handling of the current nomination. (4/6/2017)

Equal Pay Day calls attention of gender gap - As the nation observed Equal Pay Day on April 4 – calling attention to the gender pay gap – Lisa Tran, executive director of the SMU Cox Career Management Centers, talks about the pay gap between men and women doing the same job. (4/6/2017)

Matthew B. Myers to lead SMU Cox School of Business - New dean is an expert on global trends, especially in Spanish-language markets. (4/6/2017)

Coaching by the Book - SMU Women's Golf Coach Jeanne Sutherland's secret to strengthening mental game. (4/5/2017)

Where do new ideas come from? - A presentation by Simon DeDeo, an assistant professor in the Social and Decision Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University and the external faculty at the Santa Fe Institute. (4/4/2017)

Will curtailing regulations really unleash a new wave of drilling? - Bruce Bullock, director of SMU's Maguire Energy Institute, says he believes actions by the Trump administration could boost oil production. (4/4/2017)

Alumni News - SMU Grad Khary Payton is enjoying Walking Dead but knows his character will probably die. (4/4/2017)

"Meadows at the Meyerson" on April 12 - SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts will present its 24th annual benefit concert, “Meadows at the Meyerson 2017,” at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 12 in the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St. in Dallas. (4/3/2017)

SMU Perkins to offer new degree concentrations in church management and social innovation - Perkins School of Theology-Southern Methodist University announces two new degree concentrations – in partnership with SMU’s Cox School of Business and Meadows School of the Arts – designed to strengthen future clergy in the area of church management and to equip those pursuing nontraditional forms of ministry that encourage social innovation. (4/3/2017)

Dedman Law to recognize six distinguished alums - Six esteemed legal professionals, whose experience ranges from representing the Mark Cuban Companies to serving on the highest court of Uganda, will be honored when SMU Dedman School of Law’s 30th annual Distinguished Alumni Awards April 6 at the Belo Mansion & Pavilion in Dallas. (3/30/2017)

Arkansas faces lawsuits over plan to execute 8 men in 11 days - Rick Halperin, director of SMU's Embrey Human Rights Program, was quoted in this story as raising concerns about the executions. (3/30/2017)

Christian Perspectives on American Immigration Policy - Carlos Cardoza Orlandi, Professor of World Christianities and Mission Studies at SMU, and Paul Hunker, Chief Counsel for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Dallas, will discuss insights from Christian theology and tradition on the complex issues surrounding immigration in America today. (3/30/2017)

Founders Day at SMU - The SMU campus will buzz with activity Founders' Day weekend, April 6-9, as alumni, students and friends celebrate the 1915 founding of SMU. (3/29/2017)

Coal and Efficient Energy Production - SMU Professor Robert T. Gregory, chair of the Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences, says it is more cost effective to produce energy by burning natural gas than coal, responding to a March 28 decision by President Trump to rescind the Clean Power Plan implemented by former President Obama. (3/29/2017)

We should learn, live and lead with ethics, not Twitter - In an opinion, Prof. Rita Kirn notes, "If we truly hope that our communities will develop into progressively better societies, we must stop abrogating our duty to our youth and correct our own behaviors." (3/28/2017)

Spring football practice at SMU - A look behind the scenes at spring football practice at SMU as Head Coach Chad Morris prepares for a successful season. (3/27/2017)

Alumni News - SMU Alum John Harper ’68: ‘The best medicine is science and compassion intersecting at the patient.’ (3/24/2017)

Math is All Around Us - Kids and parents experienced math in action on Pi Day, March 14, through "talkSTEM walkSTEM." (3/24/2017)

“We have never been anti-exceptionalists” - A Gilbert Lecture hosted by SMU's Department of English and featuring Professor Dana D. Nelson of Vanderbilt University. (3/24/2017)

Healthcare Vote - SMU political experts Jeffrey Engel and Rita Kirk on what went wrong, and what the GOP will have to do to make it right.

"Gomela/to return: Movement of Our Mother Tongue" by Junebug Productions, April 7-8 - National touring show highlights stories of African American communities through dance, music and theater. (3/24/2017)

NCAR-AAMD study examines gender disparity in art museum directorships - The Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) and the National Center for Arts Research (NCAR) at Southern Methodist University in Dallas have released findings from the second iteration of their gender gap study. (3/23/2017)

Luminary Awards to honor groups dedicated to changing lives through education - Three organizations that support education as a catalyst for change will be honored Wednesday, March 29 with Luminary Awards by SMU's Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development. (3/22/2017)

Paxton's prayer-room query raises questions - SMU Theology Professor Robert Hunt talks about Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton asking whether a Frisco school kept non-Muslim students from praying in an empty classroom (3/22/2017)

Jonsson Ethics Award, Presented to Retired Dallas Police Chief David O. Brown, Comes Full Circle - Retired Dallas Chief of Police David O. Brown, who in July helped lead the city through the anguished days following the ambush shooting deaths of five police officers, received the 2017 J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award from SMU’s Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility at a luncheon on March 21, 2017. In accepting the award, Chief Brown explained how Jonsson giving his mother a job years ago eventually led him to where he is today. (3/22/2017)

A Constitutional Convention of the States? - SMU Political Science Professor Cal Jillson talks about the push for a constitutional convention. (3/21/2017)

FBI Investigating Possible Connection between Trump and Russia - SMU Adjunct Political Science Prof. Robert Jordan discusses the March 20, 2017, testimony of FBI Director James B. Comey concerning an investigation into whether members of President Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 election. (3/21/2017)

SMU Guildhall No. 1 in world - SMU Guildhall has risen to Princeton Review's top spot among the world’s best graduate game-design programs. (3/21/2017)

Dallas and Buffalo Named Next “Community Innovation Lab” Cities by EmcArts - EmcArts is excited to announce Dallas, Texas, and Buffalo, N.Y., as the next two cities to establish Community Innovation Labs (CIL), a nationwide program that addresses social issues by integrating artists with community-based change efforts. (3/20/2017)

Neiman Marcus May Be Up for Sale - SMU’s DeGolyer Library is home to the Stanley Marcus Papers, which consist of rich holdings of manuscripts, documents, publications and photographs related to the long, productive life of Stanley Marcus. (3/15/2017)

Cheer your Mustangs On! - Watch video of Wednesday's send-off for SMU in the the NCAA Tournament and get information for Friday's game. (3/15/2017)

President Donald Trump's political capital is drying up - Jeffrey Engel, SMU’s director for the Center for Presidential History, talks about the state of President Trump's political capital and his agenda in Congress. (3/14/2017)

Trump’s order may foul U.S. drinking water supply - Law Professor Jeffrey Gaba, who specializes in environmental law, talks about the effect of President Trump's plans to narrow the Clean Water Rule. (3/14/2017)

SMU's Tim Jankovich named AAC Coach of the Year - The coach of the top team in the American Athletic Conference picked up one of the conference's top honors. (3/14/2017)

Renegotiating NAFTA and the North Texas economy - Economist Mike Davis of SMU’s Cox School of Business provided expertise for this story about the effect of NAFTA on the Texas economy. (3/14/2017)

SMU Spring Dance Concert - A diverse mix of modern, jazz and ballet pieces, including celebrated works by Paul Taylor and George Balanchine and a newer work by jazz dance faculty member Brandi Coleman, will be presented at SMU Meadows School of the Arts’ Spring Dance Concert, April 5-9 in the Bob Hope Theatre at SMU. (3/14/2017)

From the middle of The Mob - An insider’s look at SMU’s rowdy, courtside student fan section. (3/13/2017)

Meadows Museum exhibit to feature Jusepe de Ribera - Meadows Museum to premiere exhibition of masterworks by Jusepe de Ribera on March 12 (3/10/2017)

Semi Ojeleye's long, crooked journey is finally paying off - Sports Illustrated recounts the story of how Semi Ojeleye's dream is coming true at SMU and how he has become one of the nation’s most exciting players. (3/10/2017)

Alumni News - SMU’s Gabby Petrucelli ’16 balances grad school and rowing. (3/9/2017)

Pres. Trump’s newly revised immigration ban - Professor Dale Carpenter, SMU’s Judge William Hawley Atwell Chair of Constitutional Law, discusses President Trump’s newly revised immigration ban. (3/7/2017)

Basketball Champs - Mustangs Men's Basketball claim outright conference title on Senior Day. (3/7/2017)

O’Neil Lecture in Business Journalism set for April 4 - Featured speaker will be Alison Overholt, an award-winning journalist and the first female editor of a national sports magazine. (3/7/2017)

SMU Chemistry's new Ph.D. degree in theoretical and computational chemistry - SMU’s Department of Chemistry seeks to meet a high demand for well-trained computational and theoretical chemistry professionals with a new doctoral program. (3/7/2017)

Why you need to know SMU's Suku Nair - A profile of Suku Nair, chair and professor in SMU's Department of Computer Science and Engineering, who is an internationally recognized authority on cyber security and fault-tolerant computing. He is the founding director of SMU's High Assurance Computing and Networking Lab. (3/7/2017)

SMU law students to spend spring break helping immigrants - SMU law students to spend spring break representing detained immigrant women, children who fear deportation. (3/6/2017)

Immigrants and the Detritus of Dreams - Essay by SMU Theology Professor Jack Levison about immigrants crossing into the U.S. and the Wall of Backpacks. (3/6/2017)

SMU student named student composer-in-residence in Irving - Olga Amelkina-Vera, a music composition graduate student at SMU, has been named the 2016-17 Student Composer-in-Residence with the Irving Symphony Orchestra. (3/6/2017)

Tate Series presents author Brandon Stanton - Brandon Stanton, the creator and bestselling author of the series Humans of New York, will be the featured speaker at The Ebby Halliday Companies Lecture of the Willis M. Tate Lecture Series at SMU Tuesday, March 7. (3/2/2017)

New NCAR report says artistic and production personnel largest expense for arts organizations - A new report from SMU’s National Center for Arts Research shows payment to artistic and production personnel to be the single largest expense for arts organizations (3/2/2017)

"If You See Something, Say Something" - Prof. Spiegelman's latest book - English Prof. Willard Spiegelman leaves Dallas a lovely parting gift with 'If You See Something, Say Something' (3/1/2017)

Where did all the earthquakes go? - SMU Geophysics Professor Heather DeShon, a leading researcher into the causes of earthquakes in North Texas, talks about the drop off in the number of quakes last year. (3/1/2017)

SMU Meadows students win local Advertising Awards - Students in SMU's Temerlin Advertising Institute won multiple honors at the annual American Advertising Federation (AAF) American Advertising Awards local competition. (3/1/2017)

Mustang Minute Videos - SMU students with DISD first graders on the Dallas Hall lawn for the annual Reading for a Reason event to promote literacy. (2/28/2017)

Mustang Minute Videos - Follow SMU senior student athlete Jeremy White as he networks and explores job opportunities at the Spring Career Fair. (2/28/2017)

Mustang Minute Videos - Krewe du Ware is the third annual Mardi Gras celebration hosted by SMU's Ware Commons. (2/28/2017)

NASA discovers earth-like planets near by - SMU physics Prof. Robert Kehoe talks about NASA’s discovery of seven earth-like planets orbiting a star 40 light years away. (2/28/2017)

Who are the undocumented? 5 things to know - SMU Political Science Professor James F. Hollifield, director of the Tower Center for Political Studies,talks about five things you should know about the undocumented. (2/27/2017)

Education funding in Texas - SMU education authority Paige Ware says the Texas legislature needs to heed the governor's plea for more funding for pre-K. (2/27/2017)

SMU students design and build easy-to-assemble solar charging station - While many of their fellow students were sleeping in over winter break, 17 SMU students came back to school in January before classes resumed for a “no grades” design project that delivered a design solution they called “ModPod” (2/24/2017)

SMU's annual Women's Symposium set for March 8 - Wendy Davis to be keynote speaker at SMU's March 8 Women's Symposium (2/24/2017)

Meadows Museum acquires late medieval altarpiece panel - The Meadows Museum at SMU announces the acquisition of a late medieval altarpiece panel attributed to Spanish painter Pere Vall. (2/23/2017)

A how-to guide for investigating the president - SMU Political Science Professor Joshua Rovner, the Tower Distinguished Chair in International Politics & National Security Policy, writes about the talk of investigating President Trump, the election, and the Russians. (2/23/2017)

Former White House press secretary on promoting civil dialogue in church and politics - Former White House press secretary Mike McCurry, now a professor at Wesley Theological Seminary, will speak on “Faith, Politics and Civil Dialogue” at SMU on March 2. (2/23/2017)

Legal scholar to lead Deason Family Criminal Justice Reform Center - Nationally respected criminal justice scholar Pamela R. Metzger has been named director of SMU Dedman School of Law’s new Deason Family Criminal Justice Reform Center. (2/21/2017)

Campus bench dedicated to fallen SMU Police Officer Mark McCullers - The SMU community dedicated a memorial bench in memory of SMU Police Officer Mark McCullers on Feb. 16, 2017. (2/21/2017)

Donald Trump’s first month as U.S. President - Professor Jeffrey Engel, director of SMU’s Center for Presidential History, discusses President Donald Trump’s first month in office, including his war with the news media, the accuracy of some of his talking points, and his relationship with members of his own political party. (2/21/2017)

Bench to be dedicated Feb. 16 to fallen SMU police officer Mark McCullers - The SMU and greater community is invited to a dedication of a memorial bench in memory of SMU Police Officer Mark McCullers (2/15/2017)

Come Support The Mustangs - Come come support the Mustang Men's Basketball team, Women's Basketball team, Women's Tennis, Men's Tennis, and Swimming and Diving (2/15/2017)

SMU mourns the death of Professor Dennis Simon; memorial service April 3 - SMU Associate Professor of Political Science Dennis Simon died Sunday, February 12, in Dallas after a long illness. (2/15/2017)

Flynn's resignation raises Russian connection questions - SMU Prof. Joshua Rovner, the Tower Center's Distinguished Chair in International Politics & National Security Policy, talks with KRLD radio about the resignation of President Trump's national security adviser Michael Flynn. (2/14/2017)

Flynn Resignation - Michael Flynn's resignation sparks national security questions, reveals cost of crossing Vice Pres. Pence. (2/14/2017)

Blue collar careers offer profitable futures - Economist Mike Davis of SMU’s Cox School of Business talks about the potential for profitable “blue collar” careers for people who are good with their hands, including plumbers, welders and automotive repair. (2/14/2017)

Fake news and alternate facts - An opinion written by SMU Journalism Professor Tony Pederson (2/13/2017)

No. 25 SMU Defeats No. 11 Cincinnati, 60-51 - The 25th-ranked Mustangs got a bit of a revenge, and in the process took a slight lead in the American Athletic Conference standings with their 60-51 victory over Cincinnati on Sunday. (2/13/2017)

Trump administration must differentiate between the regime and the Iranian people - An essay by Robert Jordan and Darab Ganji of SMU's John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies. (2/10/2017)

Who stands to lose the most if the NEA Is eliminated? - Prof. Zannie Voss, director of SMU's National Center for Arts Research, provided expertise for this story. (2/10/2017)

Keep on Learning - At SMU Continuing and Professional Education, you can learn something new about a subject that interests you or enhance your career. (2/10/2017)

Invitation to Bill Wittliff/Virgil Musick Exhibit, Panel Discussion, and Book Signing - Sponsored by the Friends of the SMU Libraries (2/10/2017)

Diagnosing Concussions - Researchers test blood flow in athletes’ brains to find markers that diagnose concussions. (2/9/2017)

Fighting Cancer - To help fight cancer, an NCI grant funds SMU research into cancer-causing viruses that hide from the immune system. (2/9/2017)

The Russian Revolution of 1917: A Centennial View - The Russian Revolution of February and October 1917 is a defining watershed of the twentieth century and the centennial is commemorated and explored here in this two-day symposium, Feb. 22-23. (2/9/2017)

The hidden archaeology of Sparta and Laconia - A lecture set for Feb. 16, 2017, in Dallas Hall's McCord Auditorium (2/9/2017)

SMU announces 2017 football schedule - - SMU today announced its highly-anticipated 2017 football schedule, a slate that is highlighted by seven games on the SMU campus. (2/9/2017)

Smart Cars to make driving easier - SMU Associate Engineering Professor Khaled Abdelghany, who researches advanced traffic management systems and intermodal transportation networks, talks about smart cars and how technology will soon make driving easier with devices that gather traffic information from other vehicles and government agencies. (2/8/2017)

Texas Revolutionary War painting discovered - Sam Ratcliffe, head of SMU’s Bywater's Special Collections, talks about the discovery of a painting of the Battle of San Jacinto by Harry McArdle, which had been missing for 100 years when it was discovered by his heirs. (2/8/2017)

SMU Meadows Opera presents "Elixir of Love" by Gaetano Donizetti - The Meadows Opera Theatre presents The Elixir of Love by Gaetano Donizetti, featuring the Meadows Opera Orchestra. First performed in Milan in 1832, the SMU production was inspired by the works of artists Jerry Bywaters and Romare Bearden. (2/8/2017)

How an SMU alum's obsession led to a life of dance with Paul Taylor - When he landed at SMUin the early 1990s on a full scholarship, Michael Trusnovec was aiming for career in musical theater. Then the Long Island native discovered the choreography of Paul Taylor. (2/8/2017)

Gilbert Lecture Series presents Heather Houser - Houser is the author of "Ecosickness in Contemporary U.S. Fiction: Environment and Affect" (Columbia UP, 2014), which won the 2015 Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present (ASAP) Book Prize and was shortlisted for the 2014 British Society for Literature and Science (BSLS) Book Prize. (2/7/2017)

The Constitution and Pres. Trump’s Travel Ban - SMU Law Prof. Jeffrey Kahn talks about the legality of President Trump’s travel ban, which is now being contested in the courts. He teaches and writes on American constitutional law, administrative law, Russian law, human rights, and counterterrorism. In 2007-2008, he received the Maguire Teaching Fellow Award from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU for his seminar, “Perspectives on Counterterrorism.” (2/7/2017)

SMU to offer science degree in engineering entrepreneurship - SMU’s new master’s degree in Engineering Entrepreneurship, coming in fall 2017, will develop a cadre of engineers who look at the role of technology in society through a business lens, helping to fill the demand for managers and entrepreneurs to start and lead new technology ventures. (2/6/2017)

SMU hosts "Race to End Racism" Forum - More than 200 student council leaders from 20 high schools throughout North Texas came together on Feb. 1, 2017, at Southern Methodist University to discuss their perceptions of race. For many, this included sharing personal stories of experiences with racism and discrimination. (2/3/2017)

SMU’s Pollock Gallery presents 'Co-Work Space For Potential Dropouts' - The Pollock Gallery of the Division of Art at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts will present the exhibition "Co-Work Space for Potential Dropouts" by Avi Varma, curated by Sofia Bastidas, (2/3/2017)

Black History Month at SMU - SMU is celebrating Black History Month during February with a variety of programs and presentations. (2/3/2017)

Op-Ed: President Obama’s Genocide - Assoc. Prof. Ben Voth, director of Debate at SMU,says the "current effort to demonize the new immigration orders for Syria that would reprioritize entry and allow genocide victims to escape this age of genocide is diabolical and we ought not be silent." (2/3/2017)

On MLK Day, remember a Texan who stood shoulder-to-shoulder with Dr. King - Ben Voth, director of Debate at SMU, writes about James Farmer Jr., known as “The Great Debater.” (2/3/2017)

Noted author and researcher Angela Duckworth speaks at SMU - Noted author and researcher Angela Duckworth meets with students while speaking at the University as part of the Tate Distinguished Lecture Series. (2/3/2017)

Trump administration's warning to Iran - Prof. Joshua Rovner, SMU’s Tower Distinguished Chair of International Politics and National Security, talks about the Trump administration’s response to Iran’s launch of a ballistic missile. (2/2/2017)

Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra to premier SMU student's composition - Mikayla C. Dobson, a junior majoring in music composition and piano performance at SMU Meadows School of the Arts, will have a new work premiered by the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra (GDYO) at its concert on February 19 in Dallas City Performance Hall. (2/2/2017)

Memorial fund set up for Dr. Pamela Anthony - A memorial fund has been established for Pamela D. Anthony, SMU vice president for student affairs, who died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. (2/2/2017)

The nomination of Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court - Professor Dale Carpenter, SMU’s Judge William Hawley Atwell Chair of Constitutional Law, talks about President Trump’s nomination of Federal Appeals Judge Neil M. Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court, what it could mean for the court and the possibility of future nominations. (2/1/2017)

Maria Richards of SMU takes over presidency at Geothermal Resources Council - The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) is welcoming Maria Richards of SMU as the 26th President of the association. (1/26/2017)

SMU celebrates the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. - SMU students, faculty and staff celebrated the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Thursday with the annual Unity Walk through the middle of the campus. (1/26/2017)

SMU mourns the death of Robert S. Folsom - Longtime SMU supporter and former member of the SMU Board of Trustees Robert S. Folsom '49 died Jan. 24, 2017. (1/25/2017)

Stretch Your Mind - Enjoy a book by a member of the SMU community, including faculty, staff, alumni, libraries or museum. (1/25/2017)

Trump approves Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines - Bruce Bullock, Director of SMU’s Maguire Energy Institute, talks about U.S. President Donald Trump signing orders to pave the way for the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines. (1/25/2017)

SMU appoints new dean of undergraduate admission - After an extensive national search, SMU announces the appointment of Elena D. Hicks as the new dean of undergraduate admission. (1/25/2017)

What is social-emotional learning - Social-emotional learning is related to the idea of educating the “whole child,” says Annie Wright, the director of Evaluation for SMU’s Center on Research and Evaluation. (1/24/2017)

Seven SMU students and recent graduates named Fulbright semifinalists - Seven SMU students and recent graduates have been selected as semifinalists in the 2016-17 Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant competition. (1/24/2017)

SMU Tower Center & Latino CLD award nine new research grants to help Latino communities - DALLAS (SMU) – The Latino Center for Leadership Development (Latino CLD) and SMU’s John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies have awarded nine grants to 13 scholars tapped to provide meaningful research geared to promoting a stronger understanding of the Latino community and creating a dialogue about key societal issues. (1/24/2017)

Spring 2017 Rotunda Passage - See scenes from the traditional opening ceremony of the spring semester. (1/23/2017)

Meadows Museum announces Moss/Chumley Artist Award winner - The Meadows Museum at SMU announces that Sedrick Huckaby has won the 2016 Moss/Chumley North Texas Artist Award. (1/20/2017)

21 SMU students embark for Washington D.C. for course on presidential inaugural addresses - When Donald Trump is sworn in as 45th President of the United States Jan. 20 in Washington D.C., 21 SMU students will be in the crowd to witness the first chapter of what comes next as part of an SMU course on presidential inaugural addresses. (1/20/2017)

SMU's Maguire Energy Institute honors two veteran energy industry leaders - The Maguire Energy Institute at SMU Cox School of Business will honor Trevor Rees-Jones, founder and CEO of Dallas-based Chief Oil & Gas LLC, with the L. Frank Pitts Energy Leadership Award at a sold-out luncheon ceremony on Friday, January 20, at the Mack Ballroom on SMU campus. Forrest Hoglund, retired chairman and CEO of EOG Resources and current chairman and CEO of SeaOne Holdings LLC, will also be honored with the Maguire Energy Institute Pioneer Award. (1/20/2017)

What to expect from President Trump and the first 100 days of GOP control - SMU experts are available for interview on all things related to the expectations for President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office. (1/20/2017)

Service set for V.P. Pamela D. Anthony for Feb. 1 - Pamela D. Anthony, SMU vice president for student affairs, died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, surrounded by family members, friends and colleagues in Dallas after a battle with cancer. (1/18/2017)

Fighting cancer as child’s play - SMU Guildhall alumna Joowon Kim and her team created a virtual reality experience to help cancer patients manage their pain and anxiety. (1/17/2017)

SMU's Mustang Mavericks to kick up their heels at Inaugural Ball - SMU's country-western dance team will perform at the 2017 Black Tie and Boots Presidential Inaugural Ball Jan. 19 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in the nation’s capitol. (1/17/2017)

Two SMU professors earn prestigious NEH grants - The National Endowment for the Humanities named SMU professors Zachary Wallmark and Sabri Ates as fellowship grant recipients in January. (1/17/2017)

President-elect Trump’s inner circle taking shape - Professor Jeffrey Engel, SMU’s director for the Center for Presidential History, talks about president-elect Donald Trump’s inner circle taking shape and his relationship developing with such elements as energy and national security. (1/16/2017)

Cyber attacks against the U.S. and national security - Joshua Rovner, SMU’s John G. Tower Distinguished Chair of International Politics, talks about the U.S. being a target of hackings and the best defense being “cyber hygene,” including frequently changing your passwords, practicing good security and not going to untrustworthy websites. (1/16/2017)

President-Elect at war with media - SMU Journalism Jake Batsell talks about the fracas going on between the news media and president-elect Donald Trump. (1/16/2017)

Ad giant Liener Temerlin, founder of Temerlin McClain, dies - Advertising giant Liener Temerlin, chairman emeritus and cofounder of Temerlin McClain Inc. and the namesake of SMU’s Temerlin Advertising Institute for Education and Research, died Thursday, January 12, 2017, at his home in Austin. (1/13/2017)

Herschel Walker is Recipient of 2016 PwC Doak Walker Legends Award - The PwC SMU Athletic Forum has selected Heisman Trophy-winning running back Herschel Walker as the recipient of the 2016 PwC Doak Walker Legends Award. (1/13/2017)

Dropping oil prices weaken Texas economy - Pia Orrenius of the the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas talks about the state of the Texas economy, saying the state was not hurt by the decline in oil prices but did face a significant weakening and loss of jobs. (1/11/2017)

What to expect from inauguration, first day in office, first 100 days of GOP control - SMU experts are available for interview on all things related to the presidential inauguration expectations for President-Elect Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office. (1/10/2017)

SMU cyber leader Frederick Chang inducted into the Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas - SMU cyber defender Frederick R. Chang is being inducted Tuesday, Jan. 10, into The Academy of Medicine, Engineering, and Science of Texas (TAMEST), a nonprofit organization that brings together the state’s top scientific, academic and corporate minds to support research in Texas. (1/10/2017)

Donald Trump and the Future of Intelligence - Joshua Rovner, SMU's Tower Distinguished Chair in International Politics & National Security Policy, writes about the incoming administration's scorn for intelligence professionals. (1/10/2017)

$2 Million gift to endow directorship of SMU’s Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility - A $2 million gift from SMU Trustee emeritus and longtime benefactor Cary M. Maguire will endow the directorship of the University ethics center that bears his name in honor of the center’s founding director, ethicist William F. May. (1/9/2017)

SMU law professors ask Senate to block Trump's pick for AG - Five professors at Southern Methodist University's law school have joined more than 1,300 legal academics across the country in urging the Senate to reject Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions for attorney general. (1/6/2017)

Corporal punishment more acceptable when referred to as spanking - A study by SMU Psychology Professor Alan Brown finds parents and nonparents alike buffer their views of physical discipline and rate it more common, acceptable and effective when it’s labeled with a more neutral, less violent word. (1/5/2017)

Green chemistry could make petroleum-derived commercial products easier, cheaper and cleaner - Chemists at SMU, in collaboration with The Johns Hopkins University, have found a cheaper, cleaner way to crack the stubborn C-H bond. (1/5/2017)

U.S., Mexico business leaders plan to convince Trump cross-border trade is good for both countries - SMU's James Hollifield, director of the John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies, talks about the U.S. - Mexico relationship. (1/4/2017)

How an SMU Poet Straddles America’s Cultural Divide - A profile of Greg Brownderville, published poet, editor-in-chief of The Southwest Review and associate professor of English at SMU. (1/4/2017)

Pro-Islam billboards in Dallas a reaction to political climate - Robert A. Hunt, director of Global Theological Education in SMU's Perkins School of Theology, talks about pro-Islam billboards in the North Texas area. (1/4/2017)

Pension Problems in Dallas - SMU Political Science Professor Cal Jillson talks about State Sen. John Whitemire (D) of Houston being hired to lobby on behalf of the financially troubled Dallas Police and Fire Pension System. (1/4/2017)

People Newspapers names SMU police "newsmakers of the year" for 2016 - Publication recognizes SMU officers for their dedication and efforts in searching for and eventually recovering the remains of fellow SMU police officer Mark McCullers. (1/4/2017)

Dream Week 2017 at SMU set for Jan. 16-28 - Events honoring the Life & Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (1/4/2017)

For better or worse - marking the start of a new year - SMU historian Alexis McCrossen, who specializes in how we mark the passage of time, offers her expertise on marking a new year. (1/3/2017)

Former Dedman College Dean A. Lee McAlester dies - (1/3/2017)

Mustang Minute Videos - Students, faculty and staff celebrated the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. with the annual Unity Walk through campus. (12/15/2016)

SMU Adventures - Blogs by students and faculty about interesting people and places the world over. (11/15/2016)

Alumni News - Virtual reality game helps young cancer patients visualize body's battle. (2/9/2016)

Alumni News - SMU Alumna Kamica King ’13 offers help and hope to the homeless. (2/9/2016)

Republicans alarmed over 'possible Californization' of Collin County - SMU Political Science Professor Cal Jillson talks about the possible political shift in neighboring Collin County because of an influx of new residents.

How J.C. Penney could benefit from Sears' struggles - SMU's Ed Fox, associate professor of Marketing, comments on the struggles of Sears and J C Penney.

Spring 2017 Honor Roll announced - Congratulations to the 852 undergraduate students who made SMU’s Spring 2017 Honor Roll! Out of 6,177 degree seeking undergraduate students, 282 met the Honor Roll with High Distinction criteria, 283 met the Honor Roll with Distinction criteria and 287 met the Honor Roll criteria.

SMU CIO Joe Gargiulo to retire; - SMU Chief Information Officer Joe Gargiulo, who has helped lead the University to significant gains in connectivity and high-performance computing, has announced his plans to retire at the end of the 2016-17 academic year. He will continue to serve in his current position as the University searches for its next CIO.

How to apologize effectively - John Potter, an associate professor in dispute resolution and conflict management at SMU, explains the art of the effective apology.

Influential United Methodist Church Bishop John Wesley Hardt has died - Bishop John Wesley Hardt (B.A. ’42, B.D. ’46), the longest-serving Bishop-in-Residence at Perkins School of Theology whose career in The United Methodist Church dates to the early 1940s, died Sunday, June 18.

Bill would bring 'Bible literacy' to Ky schools - SMU Religious Studies Professor Mark Chancey talks about a bill introduced early this month in Kentucky that would create state regulations for public high schools wanting to offer elective social studies courses on Hebrew scriptures and the Bible.

Rare Star Discovered - SMU team discovers a rare pulsating star 7,000 light years away from earth.

Objects Crafted From Light - Photoswitch chemistry allows construction of light shapes into structures that have volume and are viewable from 360 degrees.

Self-Persuasion Treatment - Self-persuasion iPad app spurs low-income parents to protect teens against cancer-causing hpv.

Trump’s first 100 days as president - Victoria Farrar-Myers, a senior fellow with SMU’s Tower Center for Political Studies, talks about new U.S. President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office, as well as the potential impact of the Women’s March.