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SMU’s robotic arm is helping Beaumont boy make a remarkable recovery after polio-like condition

January 24, 2020

A robotic arm built by mechanical engineering professor Edmond Richer at SMU’s Lyle School of Engineering is delivering a stronger future for young Braden Scott, helping re-create connections between his brain and muscles.

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February 13, 2020

SMU student earns prestigious international fellowship to study in China

Jared Burleson, an SMU senior from North Richland Hills, Texas, has been named a Schwarzman Scholar, one of the world’s most prestigious and selective international fellowships. 

August 15, 2020

SMU Commencement was a fabulous send-off for our 2020 graduates

It was joyful and well worth the wait: Enjoy photos, video of the ceremony and a time-lapsed look at how we gathered to celebrate.

Caroline Brettell, University Distinguished Professor of Anthropology
July 13, 2020

SMU’s Caroline Brettell receives faculty career achievement award

Caroline Brettell, University Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, has been named the 2020 recipient of the SMU Faculty Career Achievement Award for her contributions to the teaching, scholarship, and service missions of the University.

Embrace Juneteenth today, and every day

June 19, 2020

Traditionally, Juneteenth is a day of family and community celebration – a time to proudly honor African-American history and culture. Please join me in embracing the spirit of Juneteenth today, and every day. Black Lives Matter.

June 10, 2020

SMU appoints Bobby Lothringer new University Registrar

Robert “Bobby” Lothringer will join SMU July 6 as its new University Registrar. Lothringer is the University’s seventh registrar and replaces John Hall, who will retire in August after 50 years of service to the University. 

June 4, 2020

To our Black Students Faculty, Staff and Alumni

In the spirit of transparency and open dialogue, I’m inviting our entire SMU community to read this message.

Like you, I am outraged at the killing of George Floyd, following those of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor and countless other black men and women before them. Sadly, these recent events have brought back memories of painful racist encounters many of you experienced on our campus. My words in an earlier email did not adequately express my anger at another senseless death of a black person, and for that I apologize. Allow me to be clear... Black Lives Matter. You matter.

May 30, 2020

Statement on racial and social injustice

This is a painful time for our country again as we grapple with the virulent and continuing threat of racism, as well as the violence that often mars legitimate mass public protest. Our SMU community grieves with the families of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor. For many in our University community, these deaths are intensely personal and salt to ancient wounds. 

May 29, 2020

SMU waives ACT/SAT score requirement for admission in 2021

Students applying to SMU for spring 2021 or the following fall 2021 may now choose whether they submit ACT or SAT scores for undergraduate admission and scholarship consideration.

May 16, 2020

Graduating SMU Students Celebrating their Accomplishments, Now Gathering in August for Commencement

2,634 graduating SMU students were looking forward to accepting their diplomas at the May graduation commencement ceremony this weekend but due to the coronavirus pandemic, plans changed. Even though the 105th May graduation commencement ceremony was rescheduled for Saturday, August 15, these new graduates are still finding ways to celebrate their accomplishment.

February 25, 2020

Setting the pace for future athletic achievements

A $5 million gift from Heather and Ray W. Washburne ’84 and family will create a new soccer and track stadium

A $5 million commitment from Heather and Ray W. Washburne ’84 and family will enhance the student experience and elevate SMU’s competitiveness by establishing the Washburne Soccer and Track Stadium.

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