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Apply Now for J Term 2014 at SMU-in-Plano and SMU-in-Taos

During SMU’s “J Term,” or January Term, students can complete one three-credit-hour course in just eight concentrated days at SMU-in-Plano or SMU-in-Taos. Set for January 6-15, 2014, J Term offers a choice of more than 50 courses at a reduced tuition rate. J Term applications … Continue reading

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Gerald J. Ford Gives $15 Million for New SMU Research Center

Business leader and banker Gerald J. Ford has committed a $15 million lead gift for a campus research center that will help expand advanced computing and interdisciplinary research throughout the University. The new state-of-the-art building will support research facilitated by … Continue reading

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Health Center Offers Fall 2013 Flu Shot Clinics

SMU’s Memorial Health Center has scheduled several Fall 2013 flu shot clinics for September, October and November. Update: Additional clinics offered Nov. 6 and Nov. 20 (more information below) Clinics will take place at various places around the main campus, as well … Continue reading

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Homecoming 2013 Features ‘Many Stories, One Tradition’

SMU celebrates Homecoming 2013 with events throughout the week leading to Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 25-27. The week includes new events such as Canstruction and old favorites such as Pigskin Revue. Canstruction is a new Homecoming philanthropy event in which all participating … Continue reading

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Bill Joyce ’81 Brings Family Fun to SMU Homecoming 2013

Bring the kids, or perhaps your inner child, to SMU’s 2013 Homecoming celebration: Author, illustrator and Oscar-winning filmmaker William Joyce ’81 will sign books and screen his 2012 Best Animated Short Film honoree to help kick off the festivities. Milk and … Continue reading

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SMU Rises into Top 50 of Kiplinger’s Best Values in Private Colleges

SMU ranks No. 46 in Kiplinger’s new listing of the best values among private U.S. colleges. SMU’s ranking is up 23 places from 2012. The Kiplinger rankings are based on the cost to attend school, the financial aid available, student … Continue reading

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Family Weekend 2013: The Video Highlights

At Family Weekend 2013 Oct. 4-6, SMU families celebrated longtime Hilltop traditions. With a theme of “SMU: Where Dreams Come True,” the weekend included Residential Commons tours, a luncheon sponsored by the Mothers’ Club and Student Foundation, and a Dads’ … Continue reading

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Annual Clery Act Report Now Available Online

SMU is committed to fostering a secure learning and working environment for our campus community.  As part of that commitment, the SMU Police Department prepares and distributes an annual security report (pdf) for the University’s main campus, the SMU-in-Plano campus and the SMU-in-Taos campus. … Continue reading

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University Appoints New SMU Abroad Director

As the new director of SMU Abroad, Catherine Hutchison Winnie brings to the University expertise in developing diverse global experiences for students, including programs for research, internships and service abroad. Winnie, who began her appointment at the start of the … Continue reading

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SMU Scientists Celebrate Nobel Prize for Higgs Discovery

SMU’s experimental physics group played a pivotal role in discovering the Higgs boson — the particle that proves the theory for which two scientists have received the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences today awarded … Continue reading

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