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Stories about graduating students, their mentors, their projects and their service to the community and the world.

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SMU Summer Camps 2017
A list of contacts for information on camps at SMU for summer 2017.

SMU at the Texas Rangers

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.  

SMU Adventures

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

Commencement Weekend 2017

Commencement Weekend
Scenes from the weekend in which SMU awarded more than 1,600 degrees in ceremonies.

Year in Review

Year in Review
A video of the many wonderful things that happened at SMU during the 2016-17 school year.  

Dallas Skyline

Opinions by SMU Professors
Opinions written by SMU professors that have appeared recently in various publications.

Mark Lau

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."

Research News

Plants tell time

How plants tell time
SMU study solves mystery of how plants use sunlight to tell time via cell protein signaling.  

Biochemistry professors John Wise (left) and Pia Vogel in the SMU Department of Biological Sciences, and Corey Clark, deputy director of research at SMU Guildhall,

Beating Cancer
SMU Guildhall and cancer researchers team up to beat cancer using the human intuition of video gamers.

SMU Experts

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Political Experts
From the halls of Congress to the White House to the grassroots, SMU faculty can shine their expertise on a wide array of political topics.

Nathan Cortez

Affordable Care Act
Law Prof. Nathan Cortez teaches and writes in the areas of health law, administrative law, and FDA law.

Pia Vogel

Battling Drug Resistence
Prof. Pia Vogel is a biochemist and biophysicist engaged in finding the cause of multi-drug resistances in cancers and other diseases.

David Meltzer

First Americans
Anthropology Prof. David Meltzer researches the origins, antiquity, and adaptations of the first Americans who colonized North American at the end of the Ice Age.

Lynn Stokes

Statistical Science
Statistical Science Prof. Lynne Stokes researches the accuracy of contest judges and the estimates of marine fishery yields by NOAA.

Sushmita Purkayastha

Making Us Healthy
Prof. Sushmita Purkayastha focuses on cerebral blood flow regulation and the role of the autonomic nervous system in healthy and diseased humans.

Bonnie Jacobs and James Hollifield

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.

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Current Exhibits

 The Archives at Bridwell Libraray
     Through June 30, 2017
 DeForrest Judd – Sketches of Texas Regions
     Through Aug. 5, 2017
 Devotional Printing in France
     Through Aug. 25, 2017

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