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Global Ranking Places SMU Among Top 15 Percent of Universities Worldwide

Dallas Hall from Bishop Boulevard, SMUThe Center for World University Rankings once again this year placed SMU among the top 15 percent of 1,000 universities ranked worldwide.

SMU ranked No. 142 overall and No. 27 in the alumni employment category, which is assessed by the number of alumni who have held CEO positions since 2011 at the world’s top 2,000 public companies that are listed on the Forbes Global 2000 list.

The Center for World University Rankings, which ranked SMU No. 142 last year as well, analyzes the world’s top 1,000 universities (from 25,000 worldwide) based on eight factors, including quality of education, alumni employment and quality of faculty, related to the size of the school.

In addition to the strength of its alumni employment ranking, other key factors reflected positively on SMU including its quality of education, measured by the number of alumni who have won major international awards, and the quality of its faculty, which was determined also by the number of major international awards received. Faculty also were measured by publications, influence, citations, broad impact and patents.

• Find the full list of CWUR rankings online
Learn more about the CWUR at their homepage: cwur.org

2016-07-19T16:31:35+00:00 July 19, 2016|News|

Preventing Substance Abuse at SMU

The University’s Commission on Substance Abuse Prevention and Education has issued its first annual report, based on the recommendations of the 2007-2008 President’s Task Force on Substance Abuse Prevention.

The report focuses on the implementation of programs and efforts in the areas of health, enforcement, academics, social life, communication and parent partnerships.

In its report, the Commission, which meets monthly to assess the progress of the various efforts, provided an analysis of the implementation of the Task Force recommendations and recommended new efforts for the 2009-10 academic year.

SMU is committed to providing its students with an educational environment in which healthy lifestyle choices can be made. As part of its ongoing efforts to foster substance abuse education and prevention, SMU President R. Gerald Turner created the permanent Commission on Substance Abuse Prevent, an outgrowth of its Task Force on Substance Abuse Prevention.

Read more about the report, and find resources for students and parents, on the Live Responsibly site.

2009-09-16T15:47:26+00:00 September 16, 2009|Health and Safety|

Computer Health and Safety: 5 Tips for Incoming Students

Stock photo: infected laptopEach year, new students arrive at SMU carrying contagious infections … on their computers.

An unprotected laptop often contains viruses, worms, rootkits, adware, spyware or other malicious code. And sometimes its operating system has security holes that the manufacturer has long since fixed – but the owner hasn’t yet patched.

A thorough hard-drive inoculation against harmful software should be part of every new student’s preparation for college, says Joe Gargiulo. As SMU’s Chief Information Officer, he oversees a computing infrastructure that has earned the University a place among Princeton Review‘s 25 Most Connected Campuses.

Under the link, Gargiulo offers 5 tips to help students protect themselves, their data and the SMU network.


2009-08-17T14:15:47+00:00 August 17, 2009|News|

Answering the Call: Students Join Teach for America

TeachforAmerica.jpgWhen Rachel Jessee learned she was accepted to Teach for America, the first person she contacted was her high school math teacher.

“She was a terrific algebra teacher. She made me love math enough to become a finance major,” says the Cox School of Business graduate.

Jessee is one of 18 SMU graduating seniors who will spend the next two years with Teach for America, a nonprofit organization that recruits and trains outstanding college graduates to teach in low-income rural and urban public schools. They join more than 6,200 “corps members” who are teaching in 1,600 schools across the country. This year more than 35,000 students applied for 4,000 Teach for America positions.

In photo: Seven of the 18 graduates who are joining Teach for America.

Read more from SMU News.

2009-05-16T15:54:48+00:00 May 16, 2009|News|

Celebrating Commencement 2009

SMU observes its 94th Commencement May 15-16 with events for students, faculty, alumni and the entire community.

Former First Lady and current SMU Trustee Laura Bush (’68) will speak at the all-University ceremony at 9:30 a.m. May 16 in Moody Coliseum. The University expects to award nearly 2,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees.

Some major events at a glance:

May 15-16 – Class of 1959 golden reunion
May 15 – Honorary Degree Symposia honoring Harold W. Attridge, Arthur Mitchell and Alexander McCall Smith
May 15 – Baccalaureate and Rotunda Recessional
May 16 – Faculty Breakfast and Distinguished University Citizen Awards presentation
May 16 – All-University Commencement
May 16 – School diploma presentations

Find more information at the Registrar’s Commencement 2009 website.

Read more about Laura Bush
Find times and locations for the 2009 Honorary Degree Symposia
Get a preview of the University’s new academic regalia


2009-05-13T14:59:11+00:00 May 13, 2009|News|