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SMU student launches ESL class for custodial workers

SMU’s Jaime Sisson has launched ESL class for custodial workers. Sisson teaches the class through the Engaged Learning and Caswell Leadership programs, two SMU programs that fund independent student projects. She said she had to alter her initial teaching plans

Bush Institute and SMU bridge research gap to take on thorny economic issues

A novel fellowship program named for SMU Cox Dean Al Niemi will allow undergraduate and graduate students to do research in partnership with the George W. Bush Institute. First on the program’s list is helping the Institute tackle issues being

SMU’s Canstruction raises 7,464 pounds of food for the hungry

Canstruction, sponsored by the Student Foundation, raised a total of 7,464 pounds of food that will provide meals for 6,220 hungry children, families and seniors. All participating organizations collected canned, non-perishable goods and had two hours to build them into

Delta Gamma sorority and Meadows Museum launch partnership for sight-impaired visitors

The Delta Gamma Foundation of Dallas and the Meadows Museum at SMU have partnered to implement the Delta Gamma Student Docent Program. Members of the Alpha Upsilon chapter of the Delta Gamma sorority at SMU will work with Meadows Museum

Dallas News, Al Día, and SMU launch initiative to help Hispanic families navigate early education

Prof. Doris Baker is working with Al Día and The Dallas Morning News to implement a child literacy program. The program was launched Nov. 22 during a carnival at Walnut Hill Recreation Center in Dallas. There, children sat on the

H. O. Robertson exhibit opens at Meadows Museum

This fall, the Meadows Museum, along with the Bywaters Special Collections at the Hamon Arts Library, will celebrate a generous gift containing over two-dozen works by the artist H. O. Robertson. Given by members of the artist’s family, the works include

SMU TollTag available from North Texas Tollway Authority

SMU fans can now display Mustang spirit wherever they go with an SMU-branded TollTag from the North Texas Tollway Authority. Emblazoned with the University’s spirited pony mascot, Peruna, and traditional SMU red and blue colors, the limited edition TollTag can

SMU study will teach algebra with student-authored stories

Can students learn algebra from Instagram and video games? SMU teaching researcher Candace Walkington thinks so. Walkington’s new study, funded by the National Academy of Education, will test that idea. The new study asks pre-algebra students to author their own algebra stories

Department of Anthropology celebrates Golden Jubilee

In fall 1964, professors Fred Wendorf and Ron Wetherington brought the discipline of anthropology to SMU. This year, the University celebrates the Department of Anthropology’s Golden Jubilee. Today, the department offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees focusing

SMU honors distinguished alumni and emerging leader

Philanthropic, civic and business leaders will receive SMU’s Distinguished Alumni Award, the highest honor the University bestows upon its graduates, during a campus ceremony in November. The 2014 Distinguished Alumni are educational leader Mary Brinegar ’69, investment banker Frank M.

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