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Poet Maurice Manning to speak and read selections at SMU

Prize-winning poet Maurice Manning will speak and read selections from his works at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, in SMU’s DeGolyer Library. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be preceded by a reception at 6 p.m. Manning’s

A Saturday in Spain at SMU’s Meadows Museum

Experience Spain through flamenco dancing, music and hands-on art Saturday, April 18, at SMU’s Meadows Museum’s Passport to Spain, a free day of activities for the community. The event features the opening of the exhibition “The Abelló Collection: A Modern

SMU spring football game set for April 18

The SMU Mustangs football team will hold its Spring Game on Saturday, April 18, at 1 p.m. in Ford Stadium.  In addition to the action on the field, the stadium will have bounce houses, food trucks, facepainting and a photo

SMU Football team visits Children’s Medical Center

The SMU football team spent time Wednesday afternoon having fun with patients at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas. The players and coaches were welcomed by the hospital staff and then broke up into groups by positions to visit patients in their

Bridge the Gap brings chamber music to South Dallas kids

Bridge the Gap Chamber Players is at it again. Founded in 2011 by 10 current and former SMU Meadows students, the group is known for bringing chamber music into unexpected settings. On April 11, it will bring its brand of

SMU scientists to study rare dinosaur found in Mansfield

SMU scientists helped a Dallas zookeeper and his 5-year-old son excavate a fossil they found last fall behind a Mansfield shopping center. Tim Brys, who works at the Dallas Zoo, found the 100 million-year-old fossil with his son Wylie on a

Come to SMU for Founders’ Day Weekend April 16–18

Join us for a weekend that offers a wide range of activities on the Hilltop, including the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Meadows Museum. Enjoy a day of special Meadows programs, as well as exhibitions documenting the history

Dallas philanthropist Lyda Hill to receive 2015 J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award

Visionary philanthropist Lyda Hill, driven by the credo that “science is the answer,” will receive the 2015 J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award from SMU’s Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility at an April 2 luncheon at the

Guildhall at SMU welcomes gaming giant Square Enix

Gaming giant Square Enix® recently launched a national tour at The Guildhall at SMU. The tour included special lectures for college students to learn directly from the company’s experienced Tokyo development team members. The lectures featured Yusuke Naora and Kazuyuki Ikumori,

SMU receives $45 million gift from the Meadows Foundation

The Meadows Foundation, Inc. has pledged $45 million to SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts and the Meadows Museum, the largest single gift in SMU history. With this commitment, The Meadows Foundation has provided more than $100 million to the

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