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.

November 15, 2016

SMU Adventures blogs

Blogs by students and faculty about interesting people and places the world over.

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.

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

February 15, 2017

Come Support The Mustangs

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

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

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.

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."

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.

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.

December 08, 2017

What's in a name?

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

December 11, 2017

Holiday Reads

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

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.

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 01, 2017

There is no gas shortage

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.