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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.

SMU names new provost and vice president for academic affairs

Elizabeth Loboa will join SMU as provost and vice president for academic affairs on July 6, 2020. As chief academic officer for the University, she will be responsible for the overall quality of teaching, scholarship and research and all aspects of academic life, ranging from admissions and faculty development to supervision of SMU’s eight schools, library system, and international programs.

Landmark $100 million gift to SMU from Moody Foundation to create separate graduate school, fuel significant research

SMU will take a major step forward in serving the talent and research needs of a challenging world, thanks to a landmark $100 million commitment from the Moody Foundation that will fund the University’s eighth degree-granting school – the Moody School of Graduate and Advanced Studies.

SMU Research With Impact

SMU’s data-empowered faculty and students deploy research as a force for good in a relentless quest for solutions with lasting impact. Read how SMU is breaking ground on a new home for digital explorers with the new Gerald J. Ford Hall for Research and Innovation.

Breaking ground on SMU’s new home for digital explorers - 2/22/19

SMU takes a giant leap forward in the rapidly shifting digital frontier with today’s groundbreaking of the Gerald J. Ford Hall for Research and Innovation. The new 50,000-square-foot interdisciplinary research hub will equip faculty, students and industry partners with tools and resources to collaborate, solve complex problems and power new enterprises.

SMU, Lift Literacy App Tied for Grand Prize in $7 Million XPrize Competition - 02/08/19

The SMU-LIFT team, PeopleforWords, won $1.5 million as a grand prize winner and $1 million in a tie for most effective app to help adult English language learners and native English learners learn to read in the competition presented by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.

SMU History Professor Paves a Digital Path to the Past - 1/17/19

SMU history professor Jo Guldi’s book, The History Manifesto (Cambridge University Press, 2014), recently was named one of the most influential books of the past 20 years by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Writing with Harvard’s David Armitage, she argues that historians need to shed their enthusiasm for micro-history and return to examining history’s big picture to better influence the future.

Statement from SMU President R. Gerald Turner on the death of President George H.W. Bush - 12/01/18

The SMU community joins the nation in grieving the loss of President George H.W. Bush - a servant leader who lived his entire life as a steadfast example of patriotism and the strongest American ideals.

Could blockchain be the food chain's answer to romaine lettuce E. coli and other outbreaks? - dallasnews.com 12/01/18

Supercomputing conference draws 13,000 brainy people to Dallas to discuss how megamachines can help the world - dallasnews.com 12/01/18

AT&T's $2.5 million endowment helps SMU launch center for virtualization - dallasnews.com 12/18/2016
In a presentation Thursday at the Communities Foundation of Texas, NPR science correspondent and Hidden Brain podcaster Shankar Vedantam discussed the ugly truth: studies clearly show that pretty much everyone has unconscious biases without realizing it, including against our own kinds.

Why You Need to Know Suku Nair - D CEO 03/17
The director of the new AT&T Center for Virtualization at SMU will drive crucial technical research and help create a knowledgeable North Texas employee base.