NBC 5 / KXAS, The Dallas Morning News and SMU presented the first U.S. Senatorial debate between Republican U.S. Senator Ted Cruz and Democratic U.S. Representative Beto O’Rourke, September 21, 2018 from the SMU campus. Watch the debate and view some of the commentary from SMU political experts.
Rich and Mary Templeton, longtime supporters of SMU, have committed $5 million for research at SMU’s Lyle School of Engineering.
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 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.
Maria Dixon Hall - Hard Questions, Honest Answers
“We don’t want our students and our faculty and staff members to simply 'appreciate diversity.' We want them also to effectively manage and communicate in diverse contexts, even when it means asking and responding to hard questions...to embrace the messy art of authentic conversations and relationships.” Read more.
Faculty and students in SMU’s Lyle School of Engineering will use an $849,839 grant from the National Science Foundation to improve unmanned aerial vehicle (drone) communications, with the potential to enable the next wave of drone applications ranging from delivery of consumer goods to supporting autonomous combat and search and rescue efforts.