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Breaking ground on SMU’s new home for digital explorers

SMU takes a giant leap forward in the rapidly shifting digital frontier with today’s groundbreaking of the Gerald J. Ford Hall for Research and Innovation. The new 50,000-square-foot interdisciplinary research hub will equip faculty, students and industry partners with tools and resources to collaborate, solve complex problems and power new enterprises.

SMU, Lift Literacy App Tied for Grand Prize in $7 Million XPrize Competition

The SMU-LIFT team, PeopleforWords, won $1.5 million as a grand prize winner and $1 million in a tie for most effective app to help adult English language learners and native English learners learn to read in the competition presented by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.

SMU Mourns the Death of Business Leader Gene H. Bishop

Longtime SMU supporter, former member of the SMU Board of Trustees and civic leader Gene H. Bishop died Friday, February 22. His legacy of financial leadership, business savvy and community service helped drive Dallas’ dynamic growth for more than half a century.

Engineering student Azucena Milan ’20 brings her research know-how to her neighborhood

Azucena jumped at the invitation to participate in the study of infrastructure conditions in Vickery Meadow. Her background and knowledge of the area allowed her to take a key research role in the project.

SMU History Professor Paves a Digital Path to the Past

SMU history professor Jo Guldi’s book, The History Manifesto (Cambridge University Press, 2014), recently was named one of the most influential books of the past 20 years by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Writing with Harvard’s David Armitage, she argues that historians need to shed their enthusiasm for micro-history and return to examining history’s big picture to better influence the future.

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.


Campus Events

March 4 and 5:  Visiting Phi Beta Kappa Scholar William Chester Jordan will deliver a public lecture on March 4, followed by a conversational seminar on March 5, relating to his book, “The First Crusade and Jewish Martyrdom.” 

March 11 - 15:   Spring Break!

Campus Exhibits

Fortuny: Friends and Followers

Meadows Museum exhibit  — through June 2

A Highway to the Pacific: The Transcontinental Railroad, Hillcrest Foundation Exhibit Hall, Fondren Library West — through May 19

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

Modern Masters Tapestries, Fondren Library  — through May

Monuments of Early Greek Printing, Bridwell Library — through May 20