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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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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.

May 29, 2020

SMU remembers Congressman Sam Johnson ’51

SMU mourns the loss of retired congressman and decorated war hero Sam Johnson ’51, who died May 27, 2020 at the age of 89. 

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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February 13, 2020

Renowned geologist James Quick named inaugural dean of SMU Moody School of Graduate and Advanced Studies

Distinguished geoscientist James Quick will open the doors to a new era of research and interdisciplinary collaboration as inaugural dean of SMU’s newly created Moody School of Graduate and Advanced Studies.

February 12, 2020

SMU remembers Robert Hyer Thomas '53, '57

SMU mourns the loss of Robert “Bob” Hyer Thomas ’53, ’57 attorney, civic leader and -beloved University alumnus, who died February 9, 2020, at the age of 88.

A Message to the SMU Community

February 10, 2020

A recent media report has identified a time two years ago, during the 2017-2018 academic year, that an environment existed within the women’s basketball program that did not meet the goal of being both competitive and supportive of our student-athletes.

SMU Travel Advisory - China

January 31, 2020

SMU is following the Centers for Disease Control recommendation that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to China due to the outbreak of novel coronavirus.

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