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SMU McFarlin Auditorium restoration showcases new architectural details

SMU’s McFarlin Memorial Auditorium, a prime venue for many of the world’s leading artists, has a gleaming new look thanks to a multi-million dollar restoration project that took a coterie of craftspeople more than a year to complete. Elegant paint in

The Presidency and the Press in the Digital Age

Scholars and commentators will examine the evolving nature of the presidency and the press in the digital age in a symposium at SMU on Feb. 17. Since the late 1990s the fundamental relationship between the presidency and the press has undergone

Women’s Symposium celebrates 50th anniversary

The Women’s Symposium will celebrate its 50th anniversary on Wednesday March 4, 2015, in SMU’s Hughes-Trigg Student Center. The Symposium is the longest continuously running program of its nature in the country and one of SMU’s oldest and most distinguished traditions. The

SMU seismology team focusing on Irving after quakes

SMU’s seismology team is deploying more seismographs in the Irving area to better understand the series of earthquakes that United States Geological Survey (USGS) data indicates are occurring on or near the site of the old Texas Stadium.

Resolve to read more this coming year

Spark your knowledge and imagination with books by SMU faculty, alumni, libraries and museums, ranging from historical to fiction to inspirational.

Making our schools better places for learning and teaching

As part of an education class at SMU’s Simmons School of Education and Human Development, Anna Norkett, who is studying economics and public policy, and Rahfin Faruk, a student trustee, had the opportunity to visit schools with Mike Miles, the

Highlights of SMU in the News in 2014

Watch a video of SMU students, faculty and alumni in the news – and making news – during 2014. Highlights range from alumna Kathy Bates winning an Emmy, to faculty being interviewed about such topics as life-and-death issues, spanking, the

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

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