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Reading ability soars if young struggling readers get help immediately

Reading skills improve very little when schools follow the current standard practice of waiting for struggling readers to fail first before providing them with additional help, according to researchers at Southern Methodist University, Dallas. In contrast, a recent study found that

Meadows Community Series: Home

The Meadows choirs travel to St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church on Nov. 12 for this performance of music that explores the spiritual and physical places we call “home.” The centerpiece of the program is John Corigliano’s beautiful setting

Tate presents ‘Monuments Men’ author

Robert Edsel, founder and chair of the Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art, will be the featured speaker at the Anita and Truman Arnold Lecture of the Willis M. Tate Distinguished Lecture Series at SMU on Tuesday, Oct.

Family Weekend 2015: Haunted on the Hilltop

SMU family members from across the country are invited to join their students in celebrating a longtime Hilltop tradition Oct. 30-Nov. 1. Family Weekend is coordinated by the Student Foundation‘s Family Weekend Committee.

‘World-changing service, life-changing experience’ during Fall Break

SMU Alternative Breaks, in partnership with the Community Engagement & Leadership Center, is taking 70 students, as well as faculty and staff advisers, to seven locations in Texas, Oklahoma and Florida. Over the course of four days, SMU volunteers are

SMU presents “Fashion Design Sketches by Nancy B. Hamon”

The exhibition features fashion design sketches, circa 1933-1942, by Nancy B. Hamon (1918-2011) from the Jake and Nancy Hamon Papers, housed in Jerry Bywaters Special Collections in the Hamon Arts Library, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary. The exhibition runs

Continue to learn at SMU

At SMU Continuing and Professional Education, you can learn something new about a subject that interests you or enhance your career through our noncredit courses for adults. With convenient locations on the SMU Main Campus, at SMU-in-Plano, and online, you

SMU a top contributor to Teach for America classrooms

SMU has been named a top contributor to Teach For America for the third year, with 17 of the University’s graduates working in high-need classrooms across the country. SMU alumni who joined the Teach For America corps this year are Sana

SMU’s new ‘Hilltop Courses’ cookbook

Savor more than 400 of SMU’s smartest recipes from the University’s top foodies in the new cookbook Hilltop Courses: Then and Now, a delicious compendium of recipes collected by the SMU Woman’s Club to benefit the group’s scholarship fund –

‘Southwest Review’ literary journal turns 100

The Southwest Review, SMU’s nationally renowned literary journal, is turning 100 and launching a fundraiser to support its future. “One-hundred years, for any magazine, is remarkable,” says Willard Spiegelman, editor-in-chief of the Southwest Review and SMU Hughes professor of English. “Over

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