SMU’s STEMPREP Project receives grant to help interest minorities in science


The U.S. Department of Defense recently awarded the STEMPREP Project at SMU a $2.6 million grant to support its goal of increasing the number of minorities in STEM fields. STEMPREP recruits bright, science-minded minority middle school students for the two-summer classroom

Neighborhood News

Bush Avenue closed until August

Bush Avenue will be closed between Mockingbird Lane and the north end of the Loyd Residential Commons from Friday, May 30, until early August 2014 for construction activities.

Westbound University Boulevard closed near campus

Westbound University Boulevard will be closed between Dublin Street and the southbound access road of U.S. 75 for construction activities until late September 2014. This work by the City of University Park also will affect northbound and southbound traffic on

Pedestrian area near Ford Stadium closed through August 15

The pedestrian area on the east side of Ford Stadium between Mockingbird Lane and Doak Walk Plaza (indicated in red on the map below) will be closed beginning Monday, April 14, through August 15, 2014. Bush Avenue will remain open.

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SMU Summer Author Series continues in August

July 31, 2014

SMU is sponsoring a Summer Author Series, featuring faculty members reading excerpts from their books, with presentations scheduled for Aug. 7 and Aug. 21 at Dallas branch libraries.


SMU teams to participate in 20th annual Heart Walk

July 31, 2014

Student, faculty, staff and alumni teams from SMU will take part in the 20th annual Heart Walk Sept. 13 to raise awareness about heart health and wellness.


SMU students collaborate with AT&T for Hack-A-Pitch

July 30, 2014

SMU students meet with AT&T Emerging Business Markets co-located at the AT&T Foundry® innovation center for a collegiate “Hack-A-Pitch” event.


SMU-in-Taos Cultural Institute, July 2014

July 30, 2014

Taos Cultural Institute courses give you two-and-a-half days of in-depth, hands-on exploration of topics that reflect the unique cultural richness, scientific contributions and recreational opportunities of Northern New Mexico.

Former First Lady Laura Bush with ry American fashion designer Oscar de la Renta.

Bush Presidential Center presents Oscar de la Renta exhibit

July 30, 2014

The George W. Bush Presidential Center will host a major retrospective of legendary American fashion designer Oscar de la Renta through Oct. 5, celebrating his inspiring life and exploring his award-winning career from its origins to his most recent runway and red-carpet masterpieces.

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