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Professor Weyland demonstrates how fast humans can run

How fast can humans run?

Peter Weyand, Glenn Simmons Endowed Professor, explains why Usain Bolt is the fastest sprinter in the world and how his record holds.  Read more.

West Dallas Stem Focused School

West Dallas STEM-focused school

The Toyota USA Foundation, Simmons School, and Dallas ISD have formed a partnership to develop a K-8th grade STEM-focused school. Read more.


XPrize: $7M for adult literacy

The SMU and Literacy instruction for Texas (LIFT) team won a grand prize in the $7 million Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE. Read more.

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SMU and Dallas together create a global gateway

SMU and Dallas together create a global gateway with limitless opportunities that shape and position students for success no matter where they go or what they pursue. Watch video.

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