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Summer Camp

SMU Summer Camps
The camps provide skills, experience – and fun!. See the list of contacts for information about the camps for summer 2018.

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

A new sky survey assignment for a 45-year-old telescope

New Sky Survey
As part of a large scientific consortium, SMU physicists will help create the largest 3-D map of the universe ever made.

Female students exposed briefly to charismatic career women are inspired to pursue male-dominated field

Influencing Career Path
Study found that sending inspiring female role models into economic classes sharply increased females interest in the male-dominated field.

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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.

Cal Jillson

Political Landscape
Prof. Cal Jillson is an author who regularly provides journalists thoughtful insight on U.S. and Texas politics.

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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