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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)

Opinions by SMU Professors - Opinions written by SMU professors that have appeared recently in various publications. (4/18/2017)

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. (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)

SMU Summer Camps 2017 - A list of contacts for information on camps at SMU for summer 2017. (3/31/2017)

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.

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.

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.

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.