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Department of Defense awards $3.78 million grant to SMU STEM program for minority students

The U.S. Department of Defense recently awarded the STEMPREP Project at Southern Methodist University a $3.78 million grant to support its goal of increasing the number of minorities in STEM fields. The grant follows a $2.6 million grant in 2014. One

Meadows Museum features paintings from Abelló Collection

The Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University is featuring the first exhibition in the United States of paintings from the collection of Juan Abelló, who is considered one of the world’s top collectors. On view through Aug. 2, 2015, The Abelló Collection:

SMU Supports Dallas Summer Reading Program

Brad E. Cheves, vice president for Development and External Affairs at SMU, and Jo Guidice, director of the Dallas Public Library, talk about the Dallas Mayor’s Summer Reading Club, which urges kids, families and adults to make reading their favorite

SMU Dean Thomas DiPiero talks to community group about “To Kill a Mockingbird” from adult perspective

Literary expert Thomas DiPiero, dean of SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, offers his nationally respected insight into Harper Lee’s iconic novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird” during a University Park Public Library-SMU Community Outreach event June 18, 2015, in

SMU partners with Mayor’s Summer Reading Club

Join thousands of Dallas kids, families and adults who make reading their favorite pastime with the 2015 Mayor’s Summer Reading Club. Read a book, newspaper or magazine, listen to an audiobook or read it on a tablet, whether at home, on

SMU joins Park Cities in July 4th celebration

SMU joined in the Independence Day celebration and parade hosted by the Rotary Club of Park Cities. University participants included members of the football team, band and Peruna. The University also took part in the festivities at Goar Park following the

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama speaks at SMU

SMU and the George W. Bush Presidential Center, in conjunction with the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth, presented “A Conversation with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama” in Moody Coliseum on July 1. Watch a video of his speech.

SMU helps ACAP students explore a future in accounting

SMU Cox School of Business is the site this week of the 15th annual Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP), sponsored by the Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. (NABA). Fifty-six high school students and their

Meadows sets record with largest music educators workshop in U.S.

After 20 years of leading and growing the annual Meadows Orff-Schulwerk professional development workshop for music educators, Associate Professor Julie Scott’s workshop at Meadows is now the largest Orff certification workshop in the country. The workshops teach educators how to

SMU to join Park Cities in July 4th celebration

SMU will join in the Independence Day celebration and parade hosted by the Rotary Club of Park Cities. University participants will include members of the football team, band and Peruna. The University also will have a booth at Goar Park following the

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