NBC 5 / KXAS, The Dallas Morning News and SMU will present the first U.S. Senatorial debate between Republican U.S. Senator Ted Cruz and Democratic U.S. Representative Beto O’Rourke, broadcast live at 6 p.m., Friday, September 21, 2018 from the SMU campus.

$5 million gift from Rich and Mary Templeton boosts engineering research at SMU

Rich and Mary Templeton, longtime supporters of SMU, have committed $5 million for research at SMU’s Lyle School of Engineering.

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.

SMU Ranked 59 In 2019 U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges

SMU is ranked 59 among the nation’s universities in the 2019 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges, released online today. The ranking represents an increase from the 2017 ranking of 61.

SMU Triumph Of The Spirit Human Rights Award To Honor International Nazi Hunters Beate And Serge Klarsfeld

The world’s best-known Nazi hunters, Beate and Serge Klarsfeld, will make a rare visit to Dallas Nov. 15 to accept SMU’s global 2018 Triumph of the Spirit Award, presented by the Embrey Human Rights Program in SMU Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences.

Campus Events

SMU Guildhall OP Live, September 22-23 Use the student discount ticket code: OPLive18College

September 21: Debate 2018: Beto - Cruz, co-hosted by NBC 5, The Dallas Morning News and SMU

September 23: KD Lang tour, McFarlin Auditorium

September 25: SMU Tate Lecture: James Baker, III and Leon Panetta with David Gergen

September 25: History: The Past and Your Future, with 4 SMU alumni

September 28 - 29: Family Weekend

October 1: Geophysicist Marcia McNutt interviewed by Krys Boyd, host of KERA’s “Think." Free and open to the public.


Campus Exhibits

EMERITA: A Retrospective of Debora Hunter and Mary Vernon

Pollock Gallery exhibition, through October 20

Dalí: Poetics of the Small, 1929–1936  — through December 9

First Ladies: Style of Influence  — through October 1