2014 News Archives

Truman Scholar - SMU junior Rahfin Faruk receives a national award recognizing “change agents” committed to public service. (4/16/2014)

Honorary Degrees - SMU will honor an award-winning journalist, a legal visionary and a leading theologian at its 99th Commmencement. (4/16/2014)

Exhibit's Final Week - 'Sorolla and America' is the first retrospective of Spanish impressionist Joaquín Sorolla. (4/15/2014)

Founders' Was Fun Video - Founders’ Day Weekend shined a spotlight on faculty and offered enjoyment for everyone. (4/15/2014)

Inside SMU Powered by TEDxSMU - Inside SMU Powered by TEDxSMU, highlighting faculty, students, staff and alumni, was a new feature at the 2014 Founders’ Day Weekend. (4/15/2014)

McCuistion: Are security agencies a threat? Video - Joshua Rovner, SMU’s John Goodwin Tower Distinguished Chair in International Politics and National Security, and others talk with the McCuistion program host Dennis McCuistion about national security, the usefulness agencies like NSA, CIA and FBI and their proper role. (4/14/2014)

Dallas News: Guildhall's footprint in game world - When evaluating video-game creations, Southern Methodist University Guildhall student Christina Rhoades said the faculty doesn’t pull punches. (4/11/2014)

KHOU: Civil Rights and Dallas in 1964  Video - SMU Alumnus Zan Holmes talks about Dallas in 1964, when President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964. (4/11/2014)

Celebrating Rights - SMU's Melissa Maguire was honored as the University celebrates civil and human rights efforts. (4/11/2014)

Fox: Dealing with debt collectors - Professor Mary Spector, director of the Consumer Law Project in SMU's Dedman School of Law, talks about dealing with debt collectors and debt collection agencies. (4/10/2014)

NYTimes: Is Rep. Ralph Hall too old? - SMU Political Science Professor Cal Jillson talks about whether age is an issue in the re-election bid of 90-year-old U.S. Rep. Ralph Hall. (4/10/2014)

Examiner: High court on campaign donations - SMU Political Science Professor Cal Jillson talks about a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that campaign donors, under the First Amendment, have the right to give the legal maximum to as many federal candidates and political committees as they see fit. (4/10/2014)

NYTimes: New Parkland affects neighborhood - Joseph Cahoon, director of the Folsom Institute for Real Estate at SMU's Cox School of Business, talks about the impact of the new Parkland Hospital on the surrounding neighborhood. (4/10/2014)

Hunt Scholars at 20 - SMU is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Nancy Ann and Ray L. Hunt Leadership Scholars Program. (4/10/2014)

SMU 'Relay for Life' raises more than $153,000 - SMU held its 11th annual Relay For Life walk-and-run event on April 5 and raised more than $153,000. (4/10/2014)

Daily Campus: SMU pom squad in nationals - The SMU Pom Squad does more than sideline dances. Fresh off from competing at the Collegiate Championship of the American Dance/Drill Team, the team is heading to Daytona Beach, Fla. (4/10/2014)

Daily Campus: 2014 is 'Year of the Faculty' - As a part of its Second Century Celebration, SMU has declared 2014 “The Year of the Faculty,” during which the university will recognize extraordinary achievements by its staff. (4/10/2014)

Celebrating Rights - SMU's Melissa Maguire will be honored as the University celebrates civil and human rights. (4/9/2014)

Inside SMU Powered by TEDxSMU - This year Founders’ Day Weekend is adding a new performance program, Inside SMU Powered by TEDxSMU, highlighting faculty, students, staff and alumni. (4/9/2014)

SMU presents the 26th annual Sing Song - The 26th Annual Sing Song, a special evening of musical performances by SMU students, will be featured during Founder’s Day Weekend at 8 p.m. Friday, April 11, in McFarlin Auditorium. (4/8/2014)

Enjoy Founders' Day - Founders’ Day Weekend shines a spotlight on faculty as part of SMU's centennial celebration. (4/8/2014)

Winning Historians - Three historians win prestigious awards for books honed during their time at SMU. (4/8/2014)

McCuistion: Snowden — traitor or hero? Video - Joshua Rovner, SMU’s John Goodwin Tower Distinguished Chair in International Politics and National Security, and others talk with the McCuistion program host Dennis McCuistion about Edward Snowden, a National Security Agency contractor who revealed certain classified documents to a select group of journalists. (4/7/2014)

SMU Cox undergraduate degree rises to #21 - Annual Bloomberg Businessweek survey gives Cox BBA Program high marks for academic quality. (4/4/2014)

Fulbright Scholar - Law Prof. Chris Jenks receives a Fulbright to study accountability in armed conflict. (4/4/2014)

Great Season Guys !!! - Minnesota defeats SMU 65-63 to win the NIT Championship Thursday night at Madison Square Garden. (4/4/2014)

Community Day Schedule of Events - SMU Community Day at Meadows Museum and George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. (4/3/2014)

At the Meyerson - The annual “Meadows at the Meyerson” on April 9, along with other SMU events, is part of Dallas Arts Week. (4/2/2014)

Go Mustangs !!! - Mustangs to face Clemson in Madison Square Garden on April 1 in NIT Semifinal. (4/1/2014)

SMU mourns death of visionary lawyer and alumnus Ray Hutchison - SMU Dedman School of Law alumnus Ray Hutchison ‘59, a highly respected municipal bond lawyer credited by The Texas Lawbook with having “the biggest impact on the North Texas economy for the last half-century,” died Sunday evening at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. (3/31/2014)

Come enjoy SMU's Community Day - Families will step inside artist Joaquin Sorolla's seaside landscapes April 12 through sight, sound, touch and scent at SMU's Community Day at Meadows Museum. Their sensory experience will continue at the natural wildflower landscape at the nearby Native Texas Park at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Community Day will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (3/31/2014)

Brain Researcher - Respected scientist Santosh D’Mello will head the Biology Dept. and continue research on brain diseases. (3/31/2014)

Book Prize Winner - Historian Lance Blyth receives the Weber-Clements Prize for his book about borderland violence. (3/31/2014)

U.S. News: Secret Service faces crisis - Jeffrey Engel, director of Southern Methodist University’s Center for Presidential History and an expert on security and the president, provides expertise for a story about the U.S. Secret Service and a recent incident in the Netherlands. (3/28/2014)

Alumna NoViolet Bulawayo wins inaugural Etisalat Prize for Literature - The search for Africa’s most prolific debut fiction writer, the Etisalat Prize for Literature, ended Feb. 25, 2014,at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island Lagos, with NoViolet Bulawayo carting home the coveted prize of £15,000. (3/28/2014)

French horn student wins first at nat'l competition - Daniel Hawkins, a junior studying for a Bachelor of Music in French horn at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts, has won first place in the brass category of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Young Artist Performance Competition, held March 22-26 in Chicago. (3/28/2014)

Dallas News: NCAA Final Four = $$$$ - Michael Lysko, director of SMU's Sport Management Program, talks about the financial implications of the NCAA Final Four being held in the Dallas area. (3/28/2014)

Determinants of Regular Exercise - Regular exercise affords many positive effects on health, longevity, and well-being. Despite its many benefits, the majority of adults in the United States do not engage in sufficient levels of regular exercise, and most people who initiate a routine of regular exercise fail to maintain it over time. (3/28/2014)

New York City, Here We Come - The SMU Men's Basketball team defeated Cal 67-65 to go to the NIT Final 4 at New York City’s Madison Square Garden on April 1. (3/27/2014)

SMU’s Relay For Life on April 5 - SMU will hold its 11th annual Relay For Life walk-and-run event from noon-midnight, Saturday, April 5. SMU’s Relay For Life team won first place among the top 25 collegiate relay teams by raising more than $29,000 in pledges in a 72-hour fundraising event to benefit the American Cancer Society. (3/27/2014)

New York, New York! - Mustangs top Cal 67-65 to go to the NIT Final 4 at New York City’s Madison Square Garden on April 1. (3/26/2014)

Distinguished Alums - Five internationally respected legal professionals are being honored by SMU Dedman School of Law. (3/26/2014)

The Connections program at SMU's Meadows Museum - For the last three years, the Meadows Museum on SMU’s campus has implemented a plan to become an inclusive art museum, where programs are not merely accommodating—but welcoming—to all visitors. (3/26/2014)

Art to the Blind - A Meadows Museum program is on the cutting edge of reaching out to the visually impaired. (3/26/2014)

Guildhall game-design program ranked 3rd - The Guildhall at SMU has risen to the third spot among the world’s top graduate game-design programs in The Princeton Review’s fifth annual report, published Tuesday, March 11, 2014. (3/25/2014)

Men's Health: Can't work if office a mess - SMU Psychology Professor Michael Chmielewski talks about some people's inability to work unless their desk is clean. (3/25/2014)

HealthDay: When a parent dies - Sarah Feuerbacher, director of SMU's Center for Family Counseling, talks about how the loss of a parent can affect children. She was responding to extensive study from Sweden that finds that after a parent's death, kids tend to struggle with lower grades and even failure in school. (3/25/2014)

EnergyWire: Year ahead for power retailers - Bruce Bullock, director of SMU's Maguire Energy Institute, talks about the year ahead for Texas power retailers. (3/25/2014)

Dallas News: Lower prices from grocery merger - Marketing Professor Ed Fox talks about the potential impact of the merger of Tom Thumb and Albertsons. (3/25/2014)

Dallas News: Security and hosting the GOP - Political Science Professor Cal Jillson talks about Dallas and security concerns surrounding the city's bid for the 2016 GOP National Convention. (3/25/2014)

DBJ: Goya’s own fingerprints on painting - Mark Roglán, director of the Meadows Museum, talks about legendary Spanish painter Goya’s own fingerprints being on the painting of his grandson, Mariano Goya. (3/25/2014)

Society of Biblical Literature president visiting scholar at Perkins - The Center for the Study of Latino/a Christianity and Religions at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, announces the residency of Dr. Fernando F. Segovia as the Center’s visiting scholar March 31-April 11. (3/25/2014)

Dallas News: SMU defeats LSU and advances to NIT quarterfinals - Nic Moore and Nick Russell each scored 16 points as SMU rallied from a 10-point first-half deficit to defeat LSU 80-67 on Monday night to advance to the third round of the NIT. (3/24/2014)

Spring Dance Concert - The Meadows Dance Ensemble at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts will present three intriguing contemporary works, all created within the past 25 years, at its Spring Dance Concert, March 26-30. (3/24/2014)

Pianist Michele Campanella to conduct mini-residency at SMU - Renowned Italian pianist, recording artist and conductor Michele Campanella will be a guest of the Division of Music at SMU for a mini-residency from March 31 to April 4, 2014. (3/24/2014)

Sam Holland named interim Meadows dean - Prof. Sam Holland, director of theMeadows Division of Music, will serve as interim dean of Meadows, beginning July 1, 2014.
(3/24/2014)

Dallas News: Turning up the heat on Russia - SMU Prof. Joshua Rovner, the John Goodwin Tower Distinguished Chair of International Politics and National Security, talks about Russia's behavior in Crimea in the eastern Ukraine. (3/24/2014)

Al Jazeera: Human trafficking discovery Video - SMU Embrey Human Rights Program Community Outreach Coordinator Roberto Corona talks about the discovery of more than 100 people in a house in Houston on March 19, 2014. It was believed that they had been smuggled into the country. (3/24/2014)

Men's B'Ball in NIT Second Round - The SMU Men's Basketball team has reached the second round of the National Invitation Tournament. (3/24/2014)

NIT Second Round - Both the SMU Men's Basketball team and the Women's Basketball team have reached the second round of national invitation tournaments. (3/21/2014)

Thrill of Victory - SMU Guildhall teams at the national Game Developers Conference have won competitions. (3/21/2014)

Playwriting Festival - SMU's 'New Visions, New Voices' features full-length plays written by senior playwriting students. (3/21/2014)

ManeFrame unveiled - SMU unveiled its new supercomputer, the ManeFrame, during ceremonies March 19, and award a Dell laptop computer to the student who named it, sophomore Chase Leinberger. (3/21/2014)

Women's B'Ball tops TX Southern in WNIT - Senior Keena Mays score 32 points, including five three-pointers, to lead the SMU Mustangs to an 84-72 win over Texas Southern in the first round of the WNIT in Moody Coliseum on Thursday night. (3/20/2014)

SMU beats UC Irvine in first round of NIT  Video - The Mustangs took control in the second half for a 68-54 victory over UC Irvine before 5,031 at Moody Coliseum on March 19. (3/20/2014)

New Commons Gift - Harlan and Katherine Raymond Crow give $5 million toward the construction of the Kathy Crow Commons. (3/20/2014)

Gail Thomas receives Jonsson Ethics Award - Urban innovator and Trinity Trust CEO Gail Thomas receives the 2014 J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award. (3/19/2014)

Theatre Prof. Hackler named Fulbright Scholar - Theatre Prof. Blake Hackler received a Fulbright Scholars Grant to teach and do research in Bulgaria. (3/19/2014)

Student Research - Seven SMU students will share their research on global issues at the Clinton Global Initiative University. (3/19/2014)

In The NITs - Both SMU Men's and Women's Basketball teams are competing in National Invitational Tournaments this week. (3/18/2014)

Grad student Audra Methvin wins Dallas Opera Guild competiton Audio - Meadows graduate student Audra Methvin, 27, a soprano pursuing a Performer’s Diploma in voice with Professor Virginia Dupuy, won the $10,000 first prize in the 26th Annual Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition held this weekend at the Winspear Opera House. (3/18/2014)

NIT No. 1 Seed - Men's basketball received a No. 1 seed in the National Invitation Tournament and faces UC Irvine on March 19. (3/16/2014)

Theatre's Claudia Stephens named to national board - Claudia Stephens, an associate professor in the Theatre Division of SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts, has been appointed to the board of directors of the University/Resident Theatre Association, the URTA has announced. (3/14/2014)

SMU to simulcast Spring 2014 TED Conference - SMU’s Lyle School of Engineering will host simulcasts of the presentations from the Spring 2014 TED conference in Vancouver, B.C., March 17-21. (3/14/2014)

Pollock Gallery presents “Jin-Me Yoon: Extended Temporalities” - The Pollock Gallery of the Division of Art at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts will present “Jin-me Yoon: Extended Temporalities,” March 7-29, 2014. (3/14/2014)

Edward Eisenlohr exhibit opens March 17 - Drawn primarily from the holdings of Jerry Bywaters Special Collections in the Hamon Arts Library, this exhibition of lithographs, drawings, archival materials, and a few paintings documents the career of one of Dallas’s most prominent artists from the first half of the 20th century. (3/14/2014)

Moody Magic & March Madness Collide On Selection Sunday - Moody Magic and March Madness will meet in a Selection Sunday Celebration on March 16 at Moody Coliseum, when fans can share the excitement and watch with the players and coaches as NCAA Tournament bids are announced. (3/13/2014)

Meadows Maestro Paul Phillips to conduct DSO - Meadows Symphony Orchestra conductor Paul Phillips will step in for Dallas Symphony Orchestra Music Director Jaap van Zweden and serve as guest conductor of the DSO on March 20, 21 and 22. (3/12/2014)

Islamic law expert Mohamed Keshavjee to speak at SMU - Perkins Center for Evangelism and Missional Church Studies will sponsor a lecture by Mohamed Keshavjee, an Islamic Law Expert, on March 29, 2014. (3/12/2014)

Summer Camps - From academics to athletics, SMU summer camps offer a variety of enriching experiences for kids and teens. (3/12/2014)

SMU Dean José Antonio Bowen named president of Goucher College - Jose Antonio Bowen, visionary dean of SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts for the past eight years, will become president of Goucher College in the Baltimore suburb of Towson, Maryland, on July 1, 2014. (3/12/2014)

Football Schedule - The SMU Mustangs announce the highly-anticipated 2014 football schedule. (3/11/2014)

Dedman Law rises in U.S. News rankings - SMU Dedman School of Law rose in the ranks of both the nation’s top law schools and best part-time J.D. programs in the 2015 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools, which was published online today. (3/11/2014)

Mustangs Men's Basketball - Videos and stories about the rejuvenated Men's Basketball program at SMU. (3/10/2014)

'Most Expert Teacher' - Medieval Studies Prof. Bonnie Wheeler has been honored by her peers with a festschrift of essays. (3/10/2014)

BBC: Former bank websites put to 'sinister' use - Many websites once used by US banks have been taken over by spammers and virus writers, reveals research. (3/10/2014)

Gender Equity Study - A study co-authored by SMU's Center for Arts Research finds gender equity problems in museums. (3/7/2014)

Spring Break Service - Spring break allows time for students, faculty and staff to help others. (3/7/2014)

Dallas News: Mays named to All-American Athletic Conference team - SMU’s Keena Mays made the inaugural All-American Athletic Conference first team as voted by league coaches and officials. Mustangs Akil Simpson earned second team honors and Kiara Perry made All-Freshman. (3/7/2014)

Professor Sarah McQuillen-Tran remembered - Sarah Elizabeth McQuillen-Tran passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on Friday, February 28th at the age of 34. (3/7/2014)

Former Meadows Dean Carole Brandt has died - Carole Brandt, dean emerita of SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts, Algur H. Meadows Chair and professor of theatre, has died in Dallas, March 5, following a brief illness. (3/7/2014)

CBS 11: Can Radio Shack be saved? Video - SMU Business Professor Ed Fox, director of SMU’s JCPenney Center for Retail Excellence, talks about efforts by Radio Shack to recover and prosper. (3/7/2014)

Fox 4: Yelling at Your Children Video - SMU Psychology Professor George Holden, a recognized authority on parent-child relationships, talks about parents yelling at their children, saying they yell far too often. (3/7/2014)

SMU Meadows choral ensembles present 'Fields Of Gold' - The three principal choral ensembles of SMU Meadows School of the Arts will present “Fields of Gold,” a concert at Dallas City Performance Hall at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 23. (3/6/2014)

Nat'l Interest: Putin's Crimea blunder - Joshua Rovner, SMU’s John Goodwin Tower Distinguished Chair in International Politics and National Security, says Putin has blundered in his handling of the situation in the the Crimean peninsula. (3/6/2014)

U.S. State Dept. issues spring break advice - U.S. State Dept.: Ready for Spring Break? Don't let your escape from dorm life and research papers turn into a Spring Break horror story. Put your mind (and your parents) at ease by using these strategies to avoid dangerous situations. (3/6/2014)

Reuters: SAT exam set for major overhaul - Wes Waggoner, SMU's dean of undergraduate admissions, talks about the major overhaul coming for the college-entrance SAT exam. (3/6/2014)

SMU announces May Term 2014 - Attend MayTerm 2014 on the Dallas campus and complete one 3 credit-hour course. Classes meet 4 hours per day over 11 class days, between Thursday, May 15 and Friday, May 30. Deadline to register is April 17. (3/5/2014)

Research Day 2014 reflects variety of interests - SMU graduate and undergraduate students presented results of ongoing and completed SMU-based research on Feb. 26. (3/4/2014)

Women's B'ball knocks off UCF 79-67 - Keena Mays scored 26 points, leading three seniors in double figures as SMU (17-12, 8-10 American Athletic Conference) knocked off UCF (10-19, 3-15 The American) 79-67 on Senior Day in Moody Coliseum Tuesday. (3/4/2014)

SMU Men's B'ball cracks top 20 - SMU cracks top 20 in AP men's basketball poll. (3/4/2014)

SMU national security expert warns Russia - Joshua Rovner, SMU’s John Goodwin Tower Distinguished Chair in International Politics and National Security, is available for interviews on the fast-moving developments in Ukraine. (3/4/2014)

Bryan Burns: If I Can, You Can - With 16 years in Major League Baseball and 17 years at ESPN, Bryan Burns has been at the forefront of the business revolution of the sports industry for over three decades. (3/4/2014)

The Turnaround - The New York Times looks at Coach Larry Brown and SMU Men's Basketball. (3/4/2014)

Track team wins conference title - The SMU indoor track & field team won the inaugural Indoor American Athletic Conference Indoor Championship as the Mustangs totaled 118.5 points over the two-day meet. (3/3/2014)

Olivia Abroad - Olivia, a Hunt Scholar with a triple major, blogs about her adventures at Oxford and in Spain. (3/3/2014)

Meadows students win Advertising Fed award - Students at the Temerlin Advertising Institute at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts won multiple honors, including Best of Show, in the Student category of the annual American Advertising Federation (AAF) American Advertising Awards local competition, hosted by AAF-Dallas on February 26 at the Hyatt Regency Dallas. (3/3/2014)

Piano Competition - Meadows and the Dallas Chamber Symphony to host international piano competition. (3/3/2014)

Lyle to offer datacenter systems degree - SMU will begin offering in fall 2014 a new master’s degree in datacenter systems engineering, the first in the United States to offer the technical depth and breadth of a multidisciplinary graduate degree in this rapidly evolving and essential field. (3/3/2014)

SMU's Brazen Brass 5 wins Aspen Music award - Brazen Brass 5, which debuted last fall as an Ensemble-in-Residence at SMU Meadows School of the Arts, has been named winner of the 2014 Aspen Music Festival brass quintet fellowship. (3/3/2014)

Men's B'Ball remains undefeated at home - SMU picked it up on offense and maintained its intensity on defense as the Mustangs cruised to a 70-55 win over UCF. (3/3/2014)

Women's B'Ball game reset to Tuesday - SMU will host UCF on Tuesday for a 10 a.m. CT women’s basketball game at Moody Coliseum and everyone is invited, as the game is now open to the public with free admission. (3/3/2014)

SMU Inclement Weather Policy - It is the goal of SMU to remain open and hold classes as scheduled. However, if conditions warrant closing, the President in consultation with the SMU Police and the Provost will make that decision. Individual schools, colleges and departments are not authorized to make their own decisions on closings, delayed openings or cancellation of classes. (3/2/2014)

SMU Meadows students present Shakespeare's Richard III - A towering and thrilling Shakespearean masterpiece featuring one of theater’s
most entertaining villains and the array of brilliant women and men who oppose
him.
(2/28/2014)

Preaching Excellence - SMU's Perkins School of Theology launches a new program to improve the quality of preaching. (2/28/2014)

Mustang Recognition - SMU Athletics recognized faculty members, staff and student athletes at Saturday's game. (2/28/2014)

NPR : About Target's data breach Audio - Tyler Moore, a computer science professor at SMU, talks about the Target computerized data breach. (2/28/2014)

Dallas Glows Red for SMU  Video - Buildings in Dallas and elsewhere are lit in red and blue following SMU Mustang basketball victories. (2/26/2014)

Math and Fiction - Mathematician and novelist Manil Suri will speak at SMU on March 6 at 5:30 p.m. (2/25/2014)

Perkins names new ministries program director - Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University has named Philip Wingeier-Rayo to be director of the Mexican American and Hispanic-Latino/a Church Ministries Program. (2/25/2014)

SMU cello student wins international competition - Santiago Cañón-Valencia, a graduate student pursuing a Performer’s Diploma in cello at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts, won first prize in the Lennox International Young Artists Competition for Strings, held recently at The University of Texas at Dallas. (2/25/2014)

Fox 4: Raising the minimum wage Video - SMU Senior Lecturer Mike Davis, who specializes in the intersection of government and business, talks about a proposal in Congress to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $10.10 per hour. (2/24/2014)

WOAI: Candidates touting 'Christian' values - SMU Political Science Professor Cal Jillson talks about political candidates in Texas races emphasizing their religious connections. (2/24/2014)

Support the SMU Pom Squad on Feb. 26 - Support the SMU Pom Squad on Wednesday, Feb. 26, by shopping at Digg's Taco Shop across from SMU, 6309 Hillcrest Ave. Ten percent of the profits goes to the squad for their journey to the NDA National Collegiate Championship on April 9-13 in Daytona Beach, FL. (2/21/2014)

Dallas Glows Red - Buildings in Dallas and elsewhere are lit in red and blue for Mustang basketball victories. (2/21/2014)

Daily Campus: Reinelt builds with Habitat - SMU math professor Douglas Reinelt is the first to admit he spends most of his week behind his desk in Clements Hall or in front of a whiteboard. But nearly every Saturday, you’ll find Reinelt at a Habitat for Humanity construction site. (2/21/2014)

Dallas News: Record seven sellouts at Moody - SMU will finish with a school-record seven sellouts at Moody Coliseum. The previous best was five in 1984-85. (2/21/2014)

Courier: Professor talks Texas pros, cons - Calvin Jillson, author and Political Science professor at Southern Methodist University, was invited by the Brookhaven Institute for Political Studies to talk to students at Brookhaven College Jan. 31.
(2/21/2014)

Prostate Cancer - Proton Beam Therapy - During their lifetime, one in six males will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death in men. The presenter will be Gary A. Evans, Professor in Department of Electrical Engineering, SMU Lyle School of Engineering
(2/21/2014)

Star-Tele.: American will look to other carriers - SMU Economics and Finance Professor Mike Davis talks about the troubled negotiations between American Eagle and its pilots union. (2/21/2014)

Legal Center Gift - A gift from Ray and Nancy Hunt will create a new center to help victims of domestic violence. (2/21/2014)

Domestic Violence Experts - (2/21/2014)

SMU announces the Fall 2013 Honor Roll - Out of 6, 225 degree seeking undergraduate students, 295 met the Honor Roll with High Distinction criteria, 293 met the Honor Roll with Distinction criteria and 295 met the Honor Roll Criteria. (2/21/2014)

“The Great War and the Making of the Modern Middle East” - A lecture by Sabri Ates, a specialist in late Ottoman history and an Associate Professor in the Clements Department of History at Southern Methodist University. (2/20/2014)

SMU Research Day - SMU graduate and undergraduate students will present results of ongoing and completed SMU-based research on Feb. 26. (2/20/2014)

Finding a Job - Students can connect with over 100 companies Feb. 24 at SMU's Career and Internship Fair. (2/20/2014)

Men's Basketball beats Houston 68-64 Video - SMU Beats Houston Behind Strong Bench Play, 68-64 (2/20/2014)

Reshaping the campus residence experience - SMU is reshaping the campus residence experience through the Residential Commons. To get the inside story on what's happening, read the blogs (2/19/2014)

Book Award Winner - Art History Chair Pamela Patton wins the Eleanor Tufts Award for her book on the image of Spain’s Jews. (2/19/2014)

Mustangs Superfan - SMU senior Ramon Trespalacios is a basketball superfan in a red lobster costume. (2/19/2014)

Lyle School offers CIO certificate program - Meeting the demand for executive training in the high growth field of Information Technology, SMU’s department of Engineering Management, Information, and Systems will offer a foundational certificate program for aspiring and new chief information officers (CIOs) beginning March 29. (2/18/2014)

'The Deadly Cost of News' - SMU's The Embrey Human Rights Program presents a screening of Killing the Messenger: The Deadly Cost of News at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, 2014, in SMU's Hughes-Trigg Student Center Forum. (2/17/2014)

Presidential Crises - SMU and The Sixth Floor Museum present a symposium on how personal crises have affected presidents. (2/17/2014)

Education Leader - Dean David J. Chard of SMU's Simmons School is the new chair of the National Board for Education Sciences. (2/17/2014)

KTXD: Prof. tells how to be a better poet Video - Greg Brownderville, who teaches poetry at SMU, was asked for some advice on writing poetry for Valentine’s Day by the hosts at KTXD’s The Broadcast. Brownderville has published a book of poems, titled Gust (Northwestern University Press, 2011). (2/14/2014)

Science Fair Inspired - Engineering student Micah Thornton was inspired by the science fair, which SMU co-sponsors. (2/14/2014)

Celebration of Czech Memorial Torah Scrolls - SMU's Bridwell Library sponsors a celebration of the Czech Memorial Torah Scrolls on Feb. 16. (2/13/2014)

Thursday's b'ball game at Rutgers postponed - The SMU and Rutgers men’s basketball game that was scheduled for Thursday night has been postponed to Friday (7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT) due to inclement weather in the Northeast. The game will be broadcast on The American Digital Network. (2/13/2014)

NEA Nominee - Pres. Obama nominates SMU alumna Jane Chu to chair the National Endowment for the Arts (2/13/2014)

'Goals for Dallas' Video - SMU's Maguire Center observes the 50th anniversary of Mayor J. Eric Jonsson's iconic "Goals for Dallas." (2/12/2014)

Daily Campus: Dreaming for our kids - An opinion piece by SMU senior Katelyn Gough about the "Goals for Dallas" anniversary and the future needs of Dallas. (2/12/2014)

Daily Campus: The impact of ethical leadership - An opinion piece by SMU Journalism Professor Carolyn Barta about "Goals for Dallas" and the future of Dallas. (2/12/2014)

SMU Women's Basketball to hold cancer awareness event - The SMU women's basketball program will participate in the Play4Kay initiative, seeking to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research. SMU has designated its game against Houston Feb. 15 at 2 p.m. in Moody Coliseum as its Play4Kay game. (2/12/2014)

Meadows Prize Winner - Choreographer Jawole Willa Jo Zollar is this year's recipient of the Meadows Prize arts residency. (2/12/2014)

‘Justice in a Post-Racial World’ focus of lecture at SMU - Stanford University Professor David Palumbo-Liu will discuss the difficulty of prosecuting hate crimes and perceived race-blindness of the law Thursday, Feb. 13, at a SMU Gilbert Lecture. (2/12/2014)

Human Rights seeks nominees for 'Triumph of the Spirit' awards - SMU’s Embrey Human Rights Program will award the first Triumph of the Spirit Award and $25,000 to a person who has dedicated his or her life to social justice and human rights issues on a local, national or global scale. A related award and $5,000 will go to a human rights defender in the Dallas-Fort Worth region. (2/12/2014)

Glimpsing Neutrinos Video - SMU Physicist Thomas E. Coan is part of a team that has glimpsed one of nature’s most elusive particles. (2/12/2014)

SMU partners with Austin Community College - SMU and the Austin Community College District have signed an agreement designed to ease the process for students transferring from ACC’s two-year programs to SMU’s four-year undergraduate programs. (2/11/2014)

For Someone Special - Valentines exchanged by J. C. Penney and his wife over 20 years are in SMU’s DeGolyer Library collection. (2/11/2014)

SMU's Arts Research Center names first fellow - SMU's National Center for Arts Research names former NYC Commissioner Kate Levin as its first fellow. (2/11/2014)

Earthquake Detectives - SMU scientists are studying the cause of a series of earthquakes in North Texas. (2/10/2014)

Helping in West Dallas - SMU students volunteer at the non-profit Readers to Leaders in West Dallas. (2/10/2014)

Black History Month - Feb. 10 discussion focuses on 'Black' American or 'African' American? (2/10/2014)

Black History Month - ESPN's Stephen A. Smith is the featured speaker for SMU’s Black History Month 2014. (2/7/2014)

SMU Football adds strong recruiting class - SMU Wednesday signed a strong class of 21 student-athletes who will join the football team in 2014. Along with three January enrollees, 24 new Mustangs will suit up in the fall. (2/6/2014)

SMU presents Family Violence Symposium - The SMU Association of Student Counselors, Zeta Phi Beta and Alpha Chi Omega Sororities will present the SMU Family Violence Symposium from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12. at SMU. (2/5/2014)

SMU Inclement Weather Policy - It is the goal of SMU to remain open and hold classes as scheduled. However, if conditions warrant closing, the President in consultation with the SMU Police and the Provost will make that decision. Individual schools, colleges and departments are not authorized to make their own decisions on closings, delayed openings or cancellation of classes. (2/5/2014)

Arts Funding Study - NEA funding benefits both rich and poor, says SMU's National Center for Arts Research. (2/4/2014)

SMU set for National Signing Day - On Wednesday, Feb. 5, the Mustang Nation will once again turn its attention to National Signing Day, as SMU Football looks to add another standout recruiting class. (2/4/2014)

Tate Series presents 'Kite Runner' author Khaled Hosseini - The Tolleson Lecture of the Willis M. Tate Distinguished Lecture Series welcomes New York Times best-selling author Khaled Hosseini on Feb. 11, 2014. (2/4/2014)

Rev. Greenwaldt receives Perkins 2014 DAA - The Rev. Karen Greenwaldt of Waynesville, N.C., General Secretary of the United Methodist General Board of Discipleship from 2001–2013, was presented with the 2014 Perkins School of Theology Distinguished Alumna in ceremonies on Feb. 3, 2014. (2/4/2014)

Dance: Alumnus Michael Trusnovec makes Dance Magazine cover - SMU alumnus Michael Trusnovec and the highly respected Paul Taylor are interviewed about the 60th anniversary of the Paul Taylor Dance Company by Dance Magazine. (2/4/2014)

SMU Supporters - Fort Worth area supporters have committed over $9 million to the Second Century Campaign. (2/3/2014)

Coach June Jones signs three-year extension - SMU Head Football Coach June Jones has signed a three-year contract extension that will keep him on the Hilltop through the 2017 season, Director of Athletics Rick Hart announced Monday. (1/31/2014)

Engaged Learning - Student achievement is front and center during Engaged Learning Week Feb. 5-7. (1/31/2014)

SMU experts and Wendy Davis' personal history - SMU Political Science Professors Cal Jillson and Matthew Wilson offer analysis of the campaign of Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis and how she is addressing questions about her account of her personal history. (1/31/2014)

Fox 4: American found guilty - again Video - SMU Dedman School of Law Professor Chris Jenks talks with Fox 4 News about the trial and latest verdict by an Italian court in the Amanda Knox case, as well as what to expect in the coming days. (1/31/2014)

SMU's Mock Trial Red Team takes first place - SMU Mock Trial Program’s Red Team won first place in the 3rd Annual Lee Allen Memorial Invitational. (1/31/2014)

Bolstering Research - A $7.75 million gift from Darwin Deason will launch a cyber security institute at SMU. (1/30/2014)

Student Composer - Master's student Jesus J. Martinez will have his new work premiered by the Irving Symphony Orchestra. (1/29/2014)

Ledger: Global economy affects gas prices - Bernard Weinstein, an economist and associate director of SMU's Maguire Energy Institute, talks about what influences gasoline prices. (1/29/2014)

Neighbors Go: Students ‘Pony Up’ in Moody - Alum Taylor Danser writes about visiting the newly renovated Moody Coliseum. (1/29/2014)

Fox 4: Wendy Davis and her personal history Video - SMU Political Science Professor Matthew Wilson talks about the campaign of Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis and how she is addressing questions about her account of her personal history. (1/29/2014)

Meadows presents "Teaching Jazz" symposium - The Division of Dance at Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts in Dallas, Texas, will host its second “Teaching Jazz Dance Symposium,” June 16-18, 2014. (1/28/2014)

Dallas News: Muñoz life support controversy Video - Marlise Muñoz, a pregnant, brain-dead woman, was taken off machines at a Fort Worth hospital Sunday and her body was released to her family. (1/28/2014)

Dallas News: Mexico pitches energy reform - SMU was one of the stops for Mexican Congressman Javier Treviño Cantu as he traveled Texas recently to tout the historic nature of his country’s decision to open up its oil sector. (1/27/2014)

Civil Rights Hero Dies - Adelfa Botello Callejo, a lifelong champion of civil rights and SMU alumna, has died. (1/26/2014)

Perkins offers information session for prospective students - Perkins School of Theology will host Inside Perkins, a two-day event for prospective degree and non-degree students, February 20–21, 2014. (1/23/2014)

Pakistani activist Pervez Hoodbhoy to speak at SMU - Renowned Pakistani physicist and human rights activist Pervez Hoodbhoy will be at SMU Jan. 25 for an international conference on the plight of South Asia’s religious minorities. (1/23/2014)

Luminary Awards - The Simmons School recognizes four organizations that advocate for children. (1/23/2014)

Millers' gift funds new center at SMU-in-Taos - A $2.5 million gift from Carolyn and David Miller will help fund a new campus center at SMU-in-Taos. (1/23/2014)

Bowen's 'Teaching Naked' wins national award - Teaching Naked by Meadows Dean José Bowen is honored for illuminating educational goals. (1/23/2014)

Taos News: Students volunteer at Taos school - About 15 goats are now housed in a barn built on the field behind Chrysalis Alternative School. Not Forgotten Outreach, a program that uses agriculture to help veterans suffering from PTSD, and volunteers from Southern Methodist University-Taos helped the students at Chrysalis construct fencing for their goat barn. (1/22/2014)

The Remarkable MLK - SMU participates in the Dallas MLK Parade and holds various Dream Week events, including the annual Unity Walk. (1/21/2014)

SMU urges flu shots, other precautions - As the spring term begins, SMU health officials urge students, faculty, and staff to take precautions against the flu and help prevent its spread by getting a flu shot. (1/21/2014)

Moody Magic Returns - See videos and a slide show from the opening of renovated Moody Coliseum and the first winning games there by the Men's and Women's Basketball teams. (1/16/2014)

The Hill: Nuclear power among energy portfolio - Bernard Weinstein, associate director of the Maguire Energy Institute at SMU's Cox School of Business, writes about the long-term stability of nuclear power as an energy source. (1/16/2014)

AP: Brain-dead woman’s husband sues hospital - SMU Law Professor and Medical Ethicist Tom Mayo talks about state law and the case of Marlise Munoz, who is 19 weeks pregnant but whose family reportedly has been told she is brain dead. (1/15/2014)

Perkins' Ministers Week to focus on 'Engaging the Bible' - Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University will host Ministers Week February 3–5, 2014. Bible scholars from across the country join Perkins faculty, clergy, and church professionals for lectures and workshops on Bible and ministry. The theme for the 2014 Ministers Week is “Engaging the Bible.” (1/15/2014)

Life and Death Video - SMU Law Prof. Tom Mayo co-authors an opinion about sustaining a brain-dead pregnant woman. (1/14/2014)

Teaching the Bible - Religion Prof. Mark Chancey says biblical material can be taught legally and sensibly. (1/14/2014)

Fiscal Times: How to break up big banks - Harvey Rosenblum, adjunct instructor of economics at SMU's Cox School of Business, talks about the net fallout of the recent ecnomic crisis and a plan for dealing with the big banks. (1/14/2014)

New Semester Begins - How to make the most of the spring semester, from study tips to helpful resources. (1/14/2014)

Heart of History - SMU Perkins students blog about their experiences in a course in Israel and Palestine. (1/14/2014)

SMU Cox to offer 'big data' master's degree - SMU Cox will launch a new Master of Science degree in Business Analytics in Fall 2014. (1/14/2014)

SMU urges flu shots, other precautions - As the spring term begins, SMU health officials urge students, faculty, and staff to take precautions against the flu and help prevent its spread by getting a flu shot. (1/14/2014)

Dallas News: Life after Wright amendment - Bernard Weinstein, an economist and associate director of SMU's Maguire Energy Institute, talks about the impact on DFW airport when the Wright amendment expires. (1/13/2014)

Religion and Politics: The Bible in public schools? - Mark Chancey, professor of religious studies at SMU's Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, writes about the challenges of teaching the Bible in public schools. (1/13/2014)

Phys.org: Short sellers saw it coming - Hemang Desai, business professor at SMU's Cox School of Business, talks about results from his new research, which indicates that short sellers may have been the earliest detectors of the impending banking crisis. (1/13/2014)

PBS features Cox professor's research - A new documentary being broadcast on public television stations across the country features the work of Robert Lawson, the Jerome M. Fullinwider Endowed Centennial Chair in Economic Freedom at the SMU Cox School of Business. (1/10/2014)

Express: Should U.S. ban crude oil exports? - Bruce Bullock, director of SMU's Maguire Energy Institute, talks about the prospect of lifting the ban on crude exports. (1/10/2014)

Dallas News: Religion and faith issues in 2014? - William Lawrence, dean of SMU's Perkins School of Theology, and Matthew Wilson, political science professor at SMU's Dedman College of Science and Humanities, comment on the big religion and faith issues of 2014. (1/10/2014)

Men's B'Ball Battle - Men's Basketball faces its second consecutive ranked opponent on Sunday in Louisville. (1/10/2014)

MLK letter of invitation - The letter of invitation to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from the SMU Student Senate, inviting him to speak at the University. (1/10/2014)

MLK's speech at SMU in 1966 - A transcript of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech at Southen Methodist University on March 17, 1966. (1/10/2014)

MLK Dream Week - SMU organizations will participate in the Dallas MLK parade on Jan. 18, as well as hold various campus events throughout the following week. (1/8/2014)

The Writer: Little cultural consideration in books - David Haynes, associate professor of creative writing at SMU's Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, talks about lack of cultural specifics in current body of books about the craft of writing. (1/7/2014)

WSJ: Meadows Museum's new Goya - Mark Roglan, director of the Meadows Museum at SMU, talks about a recently acquired work by Francisco Goya and the partnership between the Meadows Museum and the Prado Museum in Madrid. (1/7/2014)

NY Daily News: Larry Brown leads Mustangs - SMU basketball coach Larry Brown leads a rising basketball program at SMU, which won its season opener against the University of Connecticut, 74-65. (1/7/2014)

Associated Press: El Peso Hero, new superhero on scene - A Dallas ISD teacher creates a new Latino comic book superhero, to the delight of his young Hispanic students. (1/7/2014)

SMU health officials say get a flu shot - With the arrival of flu season across the country and in North Texas, SMU health officials are urging students, faculty and staff to take preventive measures to protect their health. (1/7/2014)

Welcome Back Moody Photos - The Men's and Women's Basketball teams played their first games in renovated Moody on Saturday (1/6/2014)

Wash. Post: Brain-dead woman kept alive Video - Tom Mayo, an associate professor of law and a medical ethicist at SMU, talks about the case of Marlise Munoz, a pregnant woman who reportedly has been declared brain dead but who remains on life support. (1/6/2014)

Never Forgetting - SMU students, faculty and staffers blog about visiting WWII Nazi concentration camps. (1/3/2014)

Keeping Time - History Prof. Alexis McCrossen says, if the past is a guide, the iWatch is likely to fail. (1/3/2014)

Fox 4: Gasoline prices on the rise Video - Mike Davis of SMU’s Cox School of Business, an expert in economic theory who specializes in the intersection of government and business, talks about the sudden jump in gasoline prices and the long-range outlook. (1/2/2014)

Dallas News: SMU's Xi Wang wins national music competition - Southern Methodist University associate professor Xi Wang won the Commissioned Music Project competition of Pi Kappa Lambda, the national music honor society. (1/2/2014)

Distinguished Alumna - SMU Perkins School of Theology names Rev. Karen Greenwaldt its 2014 Distinguished Alumna. (1/2/2014)

CBS: Holiday packages not on time Video - Bernard Weinstein, an economist and associate director of SMU's Maguire Energy Institute, talks about packages not being delivered by Christmas and the problems of merchants overpromising.