SMU Political Science Professor Cal Jillson talks about State Sen. John Whitemire (D) of Houston being hired to lobby on behalf of the financially troubled Dallas Police and Fire Pension System.

January 04, 2017

SMU experts are available for interview on all things related to the presidential inauguration expectations for President-Elect Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office.

January 10, 2017

Joshua Rovner, SMU's Tower Distinguished Chair in International Politics & National Security Policy, writes about the incoming administration's scorn for intelligence professionals.

January 10, 2017

Pia Orrenius of the the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas talks about the state of the Texas economy, saying the state was not hurt by the decline in oil prices but did face a significant weakening and loss of jobs.

January 11, 2017

Advertising giant Liener Temerlin, chairman emeritus and cofounder of Temerlin McClain Inc. and the namesake of SMU’s Temerlin Advertising Institute for Education and Research, died Thursday, January 12, 2017, at his home in Austin.

January 13, 2017

Professor Jeffrey Engel, SMU’s director for the Center for Presidential History, talks about president-elect Donald Trump’s inner circle taking shape and his relationship developing with such elements as energy and national security.

January 16, 2017

Joshua Rovner, SMU’s John G. Tower Distinguished Chair of International Politics, talks about the U.S. being a target of hackings and the best defense being “cyber hygene,” including frequently changing your passwords, practicing good security and not going to untrustworthy websites.

January 16, 2017

SMU Guildhall alumna Joowon Kim and her team created a virtual reality experience to help cancer patients manage their pain and anxiety.

January 17, 2017

The Maguire Energy Institute at SMU Cox School of Business will honor Trevor Rees-Jones, founder and CEO of Dallas-based Chief Oil & Gas LLC, with the L. Frank Pitts Energy Leadership Award at a sold-out luncheon ceremony on Friday, January 20, at the Mack Ballroom on SMU campus. Forrest Hoglund, retired chairman and CEO of EOG Resources and current chairman and CEO of SeaOne Holdings LLC, will also be honored with the Maguire Energy Institute Pioneer Award.

January 20, 2017

Professor Dale Carpenter, SMU’s Judge William Hawley Atwell Chair of Constitutional Law, talks about President Trump’s nomination of Federal Appeals Judge Neil M. Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court, what it could mean for the court and the possibility of future nominations.

February 01, 2017

Prof. Joshua Rovner, SMU’s Tower Distinguished Chair of International Politics and National Security, talks about the Trump administration’s response to Iran’s launch of a ballistic missile.

February 02, 2017

More than 200 student council leaders from 20 high schools throughout North Texas came together on Feb. 1, 2017, at Southern Methodist University to discuss their perceptions of race. For many, this included sharing personal stories of experiences with racism and discrimination.

February 03, 2017

Assoc. Prof. Ben Voth, director of Debate at SMU,says the "current effort to demonize the new immigration orders for Syria that would reprioritize entry and allow genocide victims to escape this age of genocide is diabolical and we ought not be silent."

February 03, 2017

SMU Law Prof. Jeffrey Kahn talks about the legality of President Trump’s travel ban, which is now being contested in the courts. He teaches and writes on American constitutional law, administrative law, Russian law, human rights, and counterterrorism. In 2007-2008, he received the Maguire Teaching Fellow Award from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU for his seminar, “Perspectives on Counterterrorism.”

February 07, 2017

Sam Ratcliffe, head of SMU’s Bywater's Special Collections, talks about the discovery of a painting of the Battle of San Jacinto by Harry McArdle, which had been missing for 100 years when it was discovered by his heirs.

February 08, 2017

SMU Associate Engineering Professor Khaled Abdelghany, who researches advanced traffic management systems and intermodal transportation networks, talks about smart cars and how technology will soon make driving easier with devices that gather traffic information from other vehicles and government agencies.

February 08, 2017

To help fight cancer, an NCI grant funds SMU research into cancer-causing viruses that hide from the immune system.

February 09, 2017

Researchers test blood flow in athletes’ brains to find markers that diagnose concussions.

February 09, 2017

The Russian Revolution of February and October 1917 is a defining watershed of the twentieth century and the centennial is commemorated and explored here in this two-day symposium, Feb. 22-23.

February 09, 2017

The 25th-ranked Mustangs got a bit of a revenge, and in the process took a slight lead in the American Athletic Conference standings with their 60-51 victory over Cincinnati on Sunday.

February 13, 2017

Economist Mike Davis of SMU’s Cox School of Business talks about the potential for profitable “blue collar” careers for people who are good with their hands, including plumbers, welders and automotive repair.

February 14, 2017

Professor Jeffrey Engel, director of SMU’s Center for Presidential History, discusses President Donald Trump’s first month in office, including his war with the news media, the accuracy of some of his talking points, and his relationship with members of his own political party.

February 21, 2017

SMU Political Science Professor Joshua Rovner, the Tower Distinguished Chair in International Politics & National Security Policy, writes about the talk of investigating President Trump, the election, and the Russians.

February 23, 2017

While many of their fellow students were sleeping in over winter break, 17 SMU students came back to school in January before classes resumed for a “no grades” design project that delivered a design solution they called “ModPod”

February 24, 2017

SMU Political Science Professor James F. Hollifield, director of the Tower Center for Political Studies,talks about five things you should know about the undocumented.

February 27, 2017

Essay by SMU Theology Professor Jack Levison about immigrants crossing into the U.S. and the Wall of Backpacks.

March 06, 2017

A profile of Suku Nair, chair and professor in SMU's Department of Computer Science and Engineering, who is an internationally recognized authority on cyber security and fault-tolerant computing. He is the founding director of SMU's High Assurance Computing and Networking Lab.

March 07, 2017

A diverse mix of modern, jazz and ballet pieces, including celebrated works by Paul Taylor and George Balanchine and a newer work by jazz dance faculty member Brandi Coleman, will be presented at SMU Meadows School of the Arts’ Spring Dance Concert, April 5-9 in the Bob Hope Theatre at SMU.

March 14, 2017

SMU’s DeGolyer Library is home to the Stanley Marcus Papers, which consist of rich holdings of manuscripts, documents, publications and photographs related to the long, productive life of Stanley Marcus.

March 15, 2017

SMU Adjunct Political Science Prof. Robert Jordan discusses the March 20, 2017, testimony of FBI Director James B. Comey concerning an investigation into whether members of President Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 election.

March 21, 2017

SMU Theology Professor Robert Hunt talks about Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton asking whether a Frisco school kept non-Muslim students from praying in an empty classroom

March 22, 2017

Retired Dallas Chief of Police David O. Brown, who in July helped lead the city through the anguished days following the ambush shooting deaths of five police officers, received the 2017 J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award from SMU’s Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility at a luncheon on March 21, 2017. In accepting the award, Chief Brown explained how Jonsson giving his mother a job years ago eventually led him to where he is today.

March 22, 2017

Kids and parents experienced math in action on Pi Day, March 14, through "talkSTEM walkSTEM."

March 24, 2017

SMU political experts Jeffrey Engel and Rita Kirk on what went wrong, and what the GOP will have to do to make it right.

March 24, 2017

SMU Professor Robert T. Gregory, chair of the Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences, says it is more cost effective to produce energy by burning natural gas than coal, responding to a March 28 decision by President Trump to rescind the Clean Power Plan implemented by former President Obama.

March 29, 2017

Carlos Cardoza Orlandi, Professor of World Christianities and Mission Studies at SMU, and Paul Hunker, Chief Counsel for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Dallas, will discuss insights from Christian theology and tradition on the complex issues surrounding immigration in America today.

March 30, 2017

SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts will present its 24th annual benefit concert, “Meadows at the Meyerson 2017,” at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 12 in the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St. in Dallas.

April 03, 2017

A presentation by Simon DeDeo, an assistant professor in the Social and Decision Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University and the external faculty at the Santa Fe Institute.

April 04, 2017

As the nation observed Equal Pay Day on April 4 – calling attention to the gender pay gap – Lisa Tran, executive director of the SMU Cox Career Management Centers, talks about the pay gap between men and women doing the same job.

April 06, 2017

This lecture on April 20 will explore the reasons behind Baldwin's resurrection, from his elevated place in the cultural memory of the Black Lives Matter movement to his new status as an icon of state surveillance and racial counter-surveillance.

April 12, 2017

SMU faculty, staff, administrators and students were recognized with teaching awards, service honors and other honors.

April 21, 2017

The International Rescue Committee in Dallas announces that after the success of our last refugee computer class in November with students from SMU’s School of Engaged Learning, other interested SMU has recreated the opportunity because of the success of the first one was.

April 27, 2017

Students in SMU Professor Eric Bing’s Global & Public Health class have been seeking ways to improve the deadly intersection of Fitzhugh Avenue and Travis Street in Uptown Dallas as a class project.

April 28, 2017

Professor Jeffrey Engel, director of SMU’s Center for Presidential History, discusses President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office and the political problems he has encountered.

April 28, 2017

Dominique Earland used grants provided by SMU’s Community Outreach Fellowship and Engaged Learning Program to create and share a 36-page life-saving toolkit for women who may become mothers.

May 09, 2017

Jeffrey Engel, director of SMU’s Center for Presidential History, discuss the May 9, 2017, firing of FBI Director James Comey by President Donald Trump, saying “This is an unusual case people need to be paying attention to.”

May 10, 2017

SMU Guildhall and cancer researchers team up to beat cancer using the human intuition of video gamers.

May 15, 2017

Does having more information help us to be more connected? Or does information overload get in the way of real life, abetting sloppy research, creating a media echo chamber, and weakening the institutions of democracy? As faculty, librarians, and citizens around SMU engage new media and digital tools, it becomes important to ask questions such as these.

May 16, 2017

Retired Admiral Patrick Walsh, a senior fellow at SMU's Tower Center, talks about the changing nature of warfare and what the change to more conflict in cyberspace means.

May 17, 2017

Professor Raj Sethuraman, the Harold Simmons Chair of Marketing in SMU Cox School of Business, is among a group of experts interviewed for this story.

May 17, 2017

A video of the many wonderful things that happened at SMU during the 2016-17 school year.

May 26, 2017

Professor Miguel Quiñones, the Department Chair and the O. Paul Corley Distinguished Chair in Organizational Behavior, talks about the skills needed to be a good manager, including good people skills and the ability to listen carefully to one’s employees.

May 30, 2017

SMU Political Science Professor Cal Jillson talks about the possibility of a special legislative session to address a bathroom bill. Jillson says the Texas governor, who must decide whether to call a special session, is caught between social conservatives, who oppose the bill, and the business community, which favors the bill.

May 30, 2017

The Face of Social Justice: A Conversation with Jason Hernandez

May 30, 2017

Bernard Weinstein, associate director of SMU's Maguire Energy Institute, writes that although coal’s share of power generation in America is likely to continue to decline, worldwide use of coal will continue to grow for at least the next 30 years.

June 01, 2017

SMU Women's Basketball Head Coach Travis Mays threw out the opening pitch of the baseball game on SMU Day on June 4.

June 06, 2017

SMU Constitutional Law Prof. Dale Carpenter is interviewed about the then-upcoming testimony of former FBI Director James Comey before the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 8 and Comey’s conversation with President Trump about former national security adviser Michael Flynn. The discussion centers around what obstruction of justice means in this instance.

June 08, 2017

Recent SMU Lyle School of Engineering grad Josh Thomas '17, gives an overview of his SMU Entrepreneurship Map with the help of some of the professors and administrators who provide and coordinate resources for startup-minded students.

June 08, 2017

SMU Political Science Professor Cal Jillson discusses the testimony of former FBI Director James Comey before the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 8 and Comey’s conversation with President Trump about former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

June 09, 2017

Carter Hopkins of Dallas is a 2004 alumnus of SMU Dedman School of Law. The campus and its surroundings serve as the backdrop of his new murder-mystery, “The Lincoln Prophecy.”

June 09, 2017

Students who enroll in Professor Eric Bing's global health class are required to complete a group project that develops a strategy to help a local agency solve a health-related problem.

June 13, 2017

Economist Bernard Weinstein, associate director of SMU's Maguire Energy Institute, says more cross-border trade and investment can lead to greater economic efficiencies, new job opportunities and higher incomes for workers.

July 06, 2017

Family, friends, and co-workers of SMU Police Officer Mark McCullers gathered in front of the SMU Police Department July 15, 2017, to mark the one-year anniversary of his accidental death in a Dallas flash flood.

July 11, 2017

A new method for assessing patterns of ground-force application suggests the right and left legs of the world’s fastest man may perform differently, defying current scientific assumptions about running speed.

July 11, 2017

Law Prof. Dale Carpenter, a constitutional law expert, comments on Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday officially ordering a special legislative session to address a slew of topics, including limiting local property taxes and restricting where Texans can go to the bathroom.

July 11, 2017

A story about Arvid Nelsen, a librarian and researcher at Southern Methodist University, and a member of the IEEE Computer Society,

July 13, 2017

A new method for assessing patterns of ground-force application suggests the right and left legs of the world’s fastest man may perform differently.

July 13, 2017

Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law was one of two recipients of the 2017 E. Smythe Gambrell Professionalism Award, an annual award that recognizes excellence and innovation in professionalism programs that help maintain the highest principles of integrity and dedication to the profession public.

July 18, 2017

Hispanic/Latino clergy, lay leaders and young adults are encouraged to attend the 46th Annual Meeting of MARCHA – Methodists Representing the Cause of Hispanic Americans – scheduled for Aug. 10-13, 2017, at Perkins School of Theology.

July 20, 2017

The adventure continues July 30-Aug. 4 for 46 Texas Science and Engineering Fair winners from across the state at a free, residential camp hosted at SMU and taught by some of its most prestigious faculty members.

July 24, 2017

The Institute provides a unique experience for SMU alumni, parents and friends in a setting that inspires discovery.

August 02, 2017

SMU welcomes new students to campus Wednesday, August 16 at Mustang Corral 2017, a five-day University orientation for first-year and transfer students.

August 09, 2017

SMU Political Science Professor Matthew Wilson responds to President Trump’s equivocating on Saturday on the violence in Charlottesville, saying it was initiated by “many sides,” prompting nearly universal criticism.

August 14, 2017

Thousands of students, faculty and townspeople showed up on campus Monday, Aug. 21, to view the Great American Solar Eclipse at a viewing hosted by Dedman College and the SMU Physics Department. The festive event coincided with the kick-off of SMU’s Fall Semester and included Solar Eclipse Cookies served while viewing the rare event. The eclipse reached totality at 1:09 p.m. in Dallas. Physics faculty provided indirect methods of viewing the eclipse, including a telescope with a viewing cone on the steps of historic Dallas Hall, a projection of the eclipse onto a screen in the rotunda of Dallas Hall, and a variety of hand-held cardboard pinhole devices.

August 22, 2017

As SMU students settle into their new homes on campus this week, Dallas typewriter poet Fatima Hirsi will capture their thoughts on the meaning of home with poems she composes on-the-spot.

August 22, 2017

As SMU students recently settled into their new homes on campus, Dallas typewriter poet Fatima Hirsi captured their thoughts on the meaning of home with poems she composed on-the-spot.

August 28, 2017

Bruce Bullock, director of SMU’s Maguire Energy Institute, said that despite the lines at local gas stations following Hurricane Harvey, “the good news is that supply is on the way.” People shouldn’t panic, he said. As long as the price of gasoline is kept artificially low, people will think there’s a shortage, he said, explaining that if the market was allowed to work, gas prices would rise and demand would drop, shortening the lines.

September 01, 2017

SMU faculty are available to lend their expertise to journalists reporting on the aftermath of the recent hurricanes.

September 05, 2017

Due to continuing power outages in various locations, SMU cancelled evening classes beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday or later on the main campus, except for classes at Dedman School of Law.

September 07, 2017

Suku Nair, an internationally recognized authority on cyber security and fault-tolerant computing, discusses the Equifax data breach.

September 11, 2017

Bridwell Library at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, announces an exhibition featuring religious emblem books; volumes which engaged readers with linguistic and visual puzzles in order to convey both Christian doctrine and moral lessons.

September 11, 2017

Commemorating the five hundredth anniversary of the announcement by Martin Luther (1483-1546) of his Ninety-five Theses against indulgences, and the beginning of the Reformation, this exhibition serves as an introduction to the reformer and his printed works.

September 11, 2017

SMU commemorated the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks on Monday, Sept. 11, with support from the SMU Police Department, SMU military veterans, and the student chapter of Young Americans for Freedom.

September 12, 2017

Jeffrey Engel, director of SMU’s Center for Presidential History, talks about President Trump’s speech to the United Nations on Sept. 19, 2017, and offers some context for Trump’s harsh comments.

September 20, 2017

A couple of years before Professor Mary Vernon’s retirement in May 2018, Meadows School of the Arts and a group of donors established the Mary Vernon Painting Prize to honor the veteran art and art history professor and to help launch the careers of top art students.

September 28, 2017

Please join us this Saturday, Sept. 23rd, for the opening of Mary Vernon’s exhibition at Valley House. The reception is 6:00pm-8:00pm, Saturday, September 23. Preview the paintings online at www.valleyhouse.com or stop by to preview in person.

September 28, 2017

As venerable statesman and decorated war hero Sam Johnson ’51 prepares to leave Congress at the end of 2018, he is making two gifts to SMU that will support the education of military veterans and preserve for future study papers and materials from his distinguished life and career.

October 06, 2017

SMU Associate Political Science Professor Matthew Wilson talks about some of the political fallout from the recent shootings in Las Vegas, especially the sale of bump stocks and other firearms issues.

October 09, 2017

A new book by SMU’s Embrey Human Rights Program bears witness to physical and emotional scars that linger long after World War II. No Resting Place: Holocaust Poland commemorates the 20th anniversary of the annual pilgrimage that would lead to the University's pioneering human rights major.

October 17, 2017

The University presents 2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards to Randy L. Allen, Richard H. Collins and Albon Head. during SMU Homecoming, Thursday, Nov. 4. Lacey A. Horn will receive the Emerging Leader Award.

October 25, 2017

SMU’s National Center for Arts Research (NCAR) has released a white paper describing the behavior patterns of arts audiences and how the distance between households and arts venues influences the likelihood of arts participation.

November 01, 2017

The SMU Mustang Band is celebrating 100 years on the Hilltop. Get a behind the scenes look at the Hub of SMU Spirit as they prepare for Homecoming, Pigskin Review, a new CD and more in their centennial year.

November 03, 2017

On Oct. 31, 2017, SMU celebrated Dark Matter Day with a dark matter rock hunt. Students, faculty, staff and DFW residents were invited to join in the educational fun. Everyone was invited to test their skills at finding dark matter — in this case, a series of rocks bearing educational messages related to dark matter.

November 03, 2017

Prof. Jeffrey Engel, director of SMU’s Center for Presidential History, talks about the divide within the Republic Party and what that may mean for the political years ahead.

November 03, 2017

Poster for NAFTA 2.0: Event on Nov. 4

November 10, 2017

President R. Gerald Turner’s message to a group of business and civic leaders gathered at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Nov. 13 was simple and clear: return on the investment in SMU made by Dallas leaders more than 100 years ago continues to be strong.

November 13, 2017

The collapse of the Soviet Union at the end of 1991 was widely perceived as a victory for freedom and democracy – the end of the Cold War. Yet it threatened to be a destabilizing victory as the balance of global power shifted.

November 13, 2017

Jeffrey Engel, director of SMU’s Center for Presidential History, is part of a brief panel discussion on the authority of the U.S. president to use nuclear weapons. This comes as Congress and the country debate whether the president can, with no one else to concur or even advise, order the use of U.S. nuclear weapons?

November 13, 2017

History Prof. Jeffrey Engel, direction of SMU’s Center for Presidential History, discusses President Trump’s current trip to Asia, including his visit to China and recent remarks about North Korea’s leader.

November 14, 2017

Parents can support learning with video games and apps, but careful selection is key to results, an SMU faculty member says.

November 22, 2017

The SMU Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying five persons of interest who may have information regarding fliers that were posted outside campus buildings, as well as a banner and flier that were hung near the lacrosse field.

December 04, 2017

Jack Levison, the WJA Power Chair of Old Testament at SMU, writes about Advent being a good time to try new things—to create new adventures than Advent?

December 07, 2017

Professor Jeffrey Engel, director of SMU’s Center for Presidential History, talks about the tax reform legislation now making its way through Congress with Fox 4, the local Fox network affiliate.

December 07, 2017

Biko McMillan was supposed to be named "Stanley," after his grandfather, but his father wanted a name that came with a legacy.

December 08, 2017

Start off the new year with books published recently by the SMU community, including faculty, staff, alumni, libraries and museum.

December 11, 2017

Since SMU launched its bachelor of arts degree in human rights in 2012 – becoming one of only five in the U.S. to offer it – 79 students have embraced the ultimate “world changer” degree to embark on careers ranging from medicine to business to politics.

December 15, 2017

Congratulations to the 852 undergraduate students who made SMU’s Spring 2017 Honor Roll! Out of 6,177 degree seeking undergraduate students, 282 met the Honor Roll with High Distinction criteria, 283 met the Honor Roll with Distinction criteria and 287 met the Honor Roll criteria.

Jeffrey Engel, SMU's director of the Center for Presidential History, assesses Trump's ability to ability to persuade compared to previous presidents.

SMU Chief Information Officer Joe Gargiulo, who has helped lead the University to significant gains in connectivity and high-performance computing, has announced his plans to retire at the end of the 2016-17 academic year. He will continue to serve in his current position as the University searches for its next CIO.

SMU Religious Studies Professor Mark Chancey talks about a bill introduced early this month in Kentucky that would create state regulations for public high schools wanting to offer elective social studies courses on Hebrew scriptures and the Bible.

Victoria Farrar-Myers, a senior fellow with SMU’s Tower Center for Political Studies, talks about new U.S. President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office, as well as the potential impact of the Women’s March.

Come come support the Mustang Men's Basketball team, Women's Basketball team, Women's Tennis, Men's Tennis, and Swimming and Diving

February 15, 2017

Watch video of Wednesday's send-off for SMU in the the NCAA Tournament and get information for Friday's game.

March 15, 2017