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Kelvin Beachum

Pilgrimage Gift
SMU alumnus and New York Jets player Kelvin Beachum makes gift honoring his faculty mentor and SMU's annual Civil Rights Pilgrimage.

Nearly 50 SMU Cox School of Business graduate students traveled to Disney World to participate in a week-long program at the Disney Institute

SMU Adventures
Blogs by students and faculty about interesting people and places the world over.

William Joyce

Alumni News
It’s an extraordinary time to be a filmmaker, says alumnus William Joyce (’81). To create a successful career, hold on to your vision, be open to critique and outlast the naysayers.

Mustang Minute for Civil Rights Pilgrimage in Spring 2018

Mustang Minute Videos
SMU alum Kelvin Beachum has honored his former mentor with a gift of $100,000 to the annual Civil Rights Pilgrimage.
 

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Expanded Learning System
Dallas educational organizations, in collaboration with SMU, tap big data and shared expertise to create expanded learning information system.

Visioneering at SMU

Visioneering 2018
Visioneering annually brings together middle school students from across North Texas to engage with engineering concepts.  

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Opinions by SMU Professors
Opinions written by SMU professors that have appeared recently in various publications.

SMU Research Stories

31,000-Year-Old DNA Reveals New Ethnic Group
An international team of researchers, including SMU anthropologist David Meltzer, discovered a new group of ancient Siberians. The research was published June 5, 2019 as a story in Nature.

SMU physicist Jodi Cooley will receive the 2019 Klopsteg Memorial Lecture Award
The award, given by the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), recognizes educators who have made notable and creative contributions to the teaching of physics.

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SMU Faculty Experts
From politics to the economy, from the humanities to the sciences, you can rely on the knowledge and experience of the SMU faculty.

Fear and Loathing at the Polls
SMU faculty are available to journalists reporting on all 2018 mid-term political races, including the pivotal U.S. Senate race between Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke. A full list of available faculty and their areas of expertise is available.

Pia Vogel

Battling Drug Resistence
Prof. Pia Vogel is a biochemist and biophysicist seeking the cause of multi-drug resistances in cancers and other diseases.

Matthew Wilson

Deciphering the Runoff
Democrats will pick their nominee for governor May 22, but incumbent GOP Gov. Greg Abbott is the favorite, predicts PoliSci Prof. Matthew Wilson.

Elira Kuka

DACA and Achievement
Prof. Elira Kuka’s research argues that the DACA program had a “significant impact” on the educational and life decisions of undocumented youth.

John Wise

Biology of Cancer
Prof. John Wise has lectured on the evolution of cancer and problems in chemotherapy, as well as on Intelligent Design

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