Southern Methodist University is launching a graduate program in advertising that caters to students interested in social media outlets, social responsibility and new technologies designed to reach a global marketplace.

Dallas Mavs owner Mark Cuban — the subject of an SEC complaint over insider-trading — has a nice starting squad for his legal battle. Five big-wig law profs from Yale, Harvard, UCLA, Chicago and SMU have filed an amicus brief on Cuban’s behalf.

Don Henley talks about the appointment of SMU Engineering Professor Al Armendariz to head the Environmental Protection Agency's Region 6, which includes Texas, the nation's largest producer of industrial air pollution, and four other southwestern states.

A study released by SMU Engineering Professor Al Armendariz that equates Barnett Shale-related pollution to the Metroplex’s entire traffic circulation has raised a collective eyebrow from some energy industry representatives.

Paul Layne ’76 holds an unrivaled Mustang athletics record. He has attended every Mustang football game for the last 36 years.

Study co-authoried by T. Andrew Poehlman of SMU confirms that the Implicit Association Test, a psychological tool, has validity in predicting behavior and, in particular, that it has significantly greater validity than self-reports in the socially sensitive topics of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation and age.

Student journalist Mackenzie Warren's video journal includes victims of human rights abuses in Buenos Aires.

More than 100 arts researchers from around the globe are gathering at SMU for the 10th International Association of Arts and Cultural Management Conference.

SMU punter/kicker Thomas Morstead has accepted an invitation to play in the 2009 Senior Bowl on January 24th in Mobile's Ladd-Peebles Stadium. The game will kick off at 6 p.m. (CT) and will be televised live by the NFL Network.

If SMU can beat the Miners in Saturday's showdown with UTEP at Moody Coliseum, the Mustangs will earn at least a share of the conference championship.

The SMU Department of Athletics, in conjunction with the SMU Lettermen's Association, inducted four new former Mustangs into its Athletics Hall of Fame during formal ceremonies May 1 - football player Eric Dickerson, basketball player Jim Krebs, swimmer Steve Lundquist and golfer Kyle O'Brien Stevens.

SMU women's tennis (8-1, 2-0) concluded a successful weekend in conference competition, as the Mustangs scored a 7-0 victory over Southern Miss (0-1) on Saturday, February 7 before riding past the Tulane Green Wave (4-5) in a 6-1 win on Sunday to officially open up C-USA play.

The SMU women's basketball team defeated the East Carolina University Pirates today (March 6, 2009) in a 77-64 quarterfinal victory at the Conference USA Women's Basketball Tournament in New Orleans.

Letters to the Editor

November 13, 2009

Bernard Weinstein, associate director of the Maguire Energy Instite at SMU, writes in The Wall Street Journal about the potential for natural gas.

What Is Your Big iDea?

October 13, 2009

SMU's Big iDeas program is giving big bucks for big solutions that improve the quality of life in Big D.

Focusing on Black History

February 06, 2009

SMU is observing Black History Month with a variety of events, including lectures, field trips and panel discussions.

Brainstorming is a popular way for businesses to solve problems, but Prof. Peter Heslin says think again. Think brainwriting.

Brian Bruce, an adjunct professor and Director of the ENCAP Investments & LCM Group Alternative Asset Management Center in SMU's Cox School of Business, talks about rebuilding your retirement portfolio in the current economic climate.

Scramble your eggs

April 21, 2009

Professor Brian Bruce, director of the ENCAP Investments & LCM Group Alternative Asset Management Center in SMU's Cox School of Business, talks about the importance of diversifying your investments to safeguard them in these trouble economic times.

Professor Brian Stump of SMU's Huffington Department of Earth Sciences talks to Fox News about an earthquake that hit North Texas on May 16, 2009.

Brian Stump, a professor and seismologist with SMU's Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences, talks about recent earthquakes that have hit North Texas, including Cleburne and the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

SMU Seismology Professor Brian Stump talks to National Public Radion about looking into the cause of earthquakes that recently hit the North Texas area.

SMU seismologist Brian Stump says the recent earthquakes that have occurred near Dallas-Fort Worth and Cleburne are not unexpected, they illustrate the earth's natural dynamic nature.

Alan C. Lowe, 44, a veteran of the National Archives who played key roles in planning the libraries of the last two presidents, has been named the new director of the George W. Bush library.

Former President George W. Bush had lunch with student scholars and addressed a class of journalism students during a visit Wednesday to Southern Methodist University, where his Presidential Center will be located.


March 25, 2009

SMU Political Science Professor Cal Jillson warns that President Obama must be cautious in using his wit in these troubled times, saying 'he's got to be careful that he doesn't appear to be flippant.'

SMU Political Science Professor Cal Jillson talks about how much importance should be assigned to the President achieving his agenda by Congress's August break.


January 30, 2009

SMU Political Scientist Cal Jillson talks about how the Republicans in Congress may be playing a high-risk game by flexing their muscles and snubbing a popular new U.S. president who very publicly sought their support.

SMU Political Science Professor Cal Jillson talks about the Tea Party's impact on Texas politics.