People ForWord Codex game played on a tablet. 

SMU, LIFT Literacy App Named Finalist in $7 Million XPRIZE Competition

Puzzle-solving smartphone game designed to teach struggling adults to read was named one of five finalists in an international competition.

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.


Flipping a Switch, Igniting Success: Aleena Taufiq ’18

Aleena Taufiq '18 recently landed her dream job in artificial intelligence and expanded her Geared Up middle school enrichment program. And it all started when she found her passion for engineering through a project at SMU.

SMU Continues Its Climb

Continuing The Ascent: Recommendations for Enhancing the Academic Quality and Stature of Southern Methodist University, a report by SMU President R. Gerald Turner and Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Steven C. Currall, presents a set of 14 bold recommendations for further raising SMU’s standing relative to other universities.

Campus Events

Drawing From the Masters

Drawing from the Masters with guest artist Ian O'Brien. Sundays on July 15, 29 and August 12, 26 from 1:30-3 p.m. The class is free but you will need to purchase a ticket to enter the museum.

Campus Exhibits

First Ladies: Style of Influence

The George W. Bush Presidential Center's First Ladies: Styles of Influence exhibit gives visitors an inside peek at the role that first ladies have played behind the scenes and on the world stage throughout our nation’s history. Runs through October 1, 2018.