SMU DataArts 

DataArts and SMU’s National Center for Arts Research to Merge

Melding the power of academic research and big data, SMU has merged its National Center for Arts Research (NCAR) with DataArts, the national resource for data about nonprofit arts, culture and humanities organizations. To be known as SMU DataArts, this new resource signals SMU's commitment to both research and the health of the nation's arts and culture. Read the full announcement here.

Native Bison Hunters Amplified Climate Impacts on North American Prairie Fires

Native American communities actively managed North American prairies for centuries before Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the New World, according to a new study led by Southern Methodist University (SMU) archaeologist Christopher I. Roos.

Dallas Chamber Releases DFW Innovation Study

The Dallas Regional Chamber, Accenture, SMU, and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas released the results of the DFW Regional Innovation Study which provides a strategy roadmap to accelerate the growth of North Texas’ innovation economy and bolster its reputation as a hub for innovation excellence.

Psychology Today: Empathic People Use Social Brain Circuitry to Process Music

Zachary Wallmark, an assistant professor in the SMU Meadows School of the Arts, co-authors a study with researchers at UCLA finding that people with higher empathy differ from others in the way their brains process music.


Campus Events

Mustang Corral

Starts August 15 with Move-in Day and ends August 19 with Opening Convocation.

August 12 and 26: Drawing From the Masters

August 20: First Day of Classes

September 1: SMU Football @ UNT

September 20: The Age of Eisenhower

September 28 - 29: Family Weekend

Campus Exhibits

Dalí: Poetics of the Small, 1929–1936

The first exhibition on the artist to focus solely on his small-format works. September 9 through December 9

First Ladies: Style of Influence  — through October 1