Sea Monsters Unearthed


Myria Perez's SMU journey was the bridge between her dino-loving childhood and the Smithsonian Institution

What's the next-best thing to seeing your work as an undergraduate paleontology student show up in the Smithsonian? Recent SMU grad Myria Perez would probably tell you it's getting to explain to Smithsonian Magazine about how she got to help build the exhibit.

SMU Cox Dallas 100™ Names Revolution Retail Systems No. 1 Entrepreneurial Company In Dallas Area

Revolution Retail Systems, a Carrollton-based cash automation and recycling tech provider, is the fastest-growing entrepreneurial company in the Dallas area, according to the SMU Cox School of Business’s Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship.

SMU Physicist Honored for Dark Matter Research

SMU physicist Jodi Cooley has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed by their peers upon the group’s members for scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.

Creating a STEM-focused school in West Dallas

SMU, Dallas ISD and Toyota are collaborating to develop a STEM-focused school in West Dallas planned for opening in 2021. With a $2 million grant from Toyota Foundation USA, SMU Simmons School will help develop evidence-based STEM curriculum and coordinate social and educational support services from community non-profits.

NIH Funds Collaborative Study of Cognitive Impairment in Older Asthma Patients

SMU psychologist Thomas Ritz and UT Southwestern Medical Center psychiatrist Sherwood Brown will lead a $2.6 million study funded over four years by the National Institutes of Health to explore the apparent connection between asthma and diminished cognitive function in middle-to-late-age adults.

Campus Events

 January 7-16: Jan Term 2019 - Complete one 3 credit hour course in 8 days.

December 24 - January 1: Holiday break: University closed

January 21: Martin Luther King Jr. Day: University closed


Campus Exhibits

Dalí: Poetics of the Small, 1929–1936

Meadows Museum exhibit  — through January 6, 2019

The Pietists  — through December 15

Texas Women Artists: Selections from Bywaters Special Collections, Hamon Arts Library Second Floor — through August 2019

Fortuny: Friends and Followers, Meadows Museum exhibit  — through June 2, 2019