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J.H. Cullum Clark, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Economics in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, talks about “Big Prospects for Big D: What Is the Blueprint for Success?” – a joint presentation with Klaus Desmet, Ruth and Kenneth Altshuler Centennial

Restored to grandeur

Hundreds of guests enjoyed their first look at the restored Fondren Foundation Centennial Reading Room on Founders’ Day, April 15. The inspiring space for studying and research includes handcrafted Thos. Moser furniture, which can also be found in distinguished libraries

Addressing the Need for Criminal Justice Reform

SMU is launching the new Deason Family Criminal Justice Reform Center in Dedman School of Law, where scholars will conduct innovative research and educational programs to address the need for reforms in the U.S. criminal justice system. Independent research and

Campaign Q&A: Michael M. Boone ’63, ’67

Chair of the SMU Board of Trustees since June 2014, Mr. Boone served as a co-chair of The Second Century Campaign and The Second Century Celebration Organizing Committee. He is also a member of the executive boards of Dedman School

Campaign Finale

During The Second Century Campaign Finale on April 15, SMU unveiled a new campus monument recognizing major donors and dedicated the new Crain Family Centennial Promenade. The event, the centerpiece of this year’s Founders’ Day Weekend, commemorated the success of

President’s Message: May 2016

On April 15 – the first Founders’ Day of SMU’s second century – the University held a series of events that culminated with The Second Century Campaign Finale. On the new Crain Family Centennial Promenade, we thanked the thousands of

Transforming a Space for Learning

The first Founders’ Day Weekend of SMU’s second century started on the steps of the traditional “heart of the university,” where the SMU community gathered April 15 to celebrate donors to the renovation of Fondren Library. With their gifts, the

Center Expands Study of Texas and Mexico

SMU will expand its study of the important relationship between Texas and its cross-border neighbor by establishing the Mission Foods Texas-Mexico Center. The center will be part of the John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies in Dedman College and

World-Class Facility for Accomplished Program

One hundred and fifty-five national titles, 91 Olympic appearances, 20 Olympic medals, 6 NCAA Swimmer or Diver of the Year awards. And soon, a new home. Building on a legacy of proud Olympians, world records and national titles, SMU broke

Gifts in final months push campaign past goal

Donors provided significant support to The Second Century Campaign throughout its final months, ensuring a strong finish as the campaign progressed to its conclusion December 31, 2015, and pushing the total past the campaign’s goal. The Second Century Campaign ultimately