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September 2017


  • SMU Helps Shape Pioneering Community Production

    How many people does it take to stage a performance of Shakespeare’s The Tempest? Go behind the scenes with SMU Meadows as hundreds of community actors and volunteers bring a musical adaptation of the Bard’s epic play to life.

Inside the world of the Residential Commons

As the Class of 2021 settles in, the Residential Commons become the heart of campus life. Chemistry Professor David Son offers a glimpse inside the world of a Faculty in Residence as he and his family shared food, fun and fellowship with students in Boaz Commons last year. As Son says, there’s never a dull moment at SMU.

September 15, 2017|

Mustangs kick off football season with a big win

Expectations were high, and the Mustangs came through in the  58-14 blowout against Stephen F. Austin University on September 2. The “Salute To Our Heroes” season opener paid tribute to all active military service members and veterans.

September 6, 2017|

‘Wild About SMU’: Family Weekend, September 22–24

Families from across the country will join their SMU students in celebrating Family Weekend, September 22–24, when the Student Foundation presents “Wild About SMU.” The family luncheon, annual student talent show and Boulevard barbecue before the SMU vs. Arkansas State football game are just a few of the can’t-miss events planned.

September 6, 2017|

Gift launches Owen Arts Center makeover

Reflecting their passion for connecting the arts to the community through public spaces, Gene and Jerry Jones have committed $5 million to transform the east entrance to SMU’s Owen Arts Center along Bishop Boulevard.

September 6, 2017|

Saving big cats in the Bolivian jungle

Antoine Mellon ’19 spent the summer in Bolivia, rehabilitating wild animals rescued from trafficking. He says it was an “unforgettable” experience. “Never before had I met such an open group of people, all with a common love of animals and volunteering.”

September 6, 2017|

Researching a subject that’s hard to pin down

Paul Krueger, mechanical engineering professor, provided expertise in jet locomotion on a research project studying squids’ impressive maneuverability. A greater grasp on its biomechanics may have wide-ranging applications – from understanding muscle physiology to improving remotely operated vehicles.

September 6, 2017|

Can anthropology solve the diabetes dilemma?

Medical anthropologist Caroline Smith-Morris has been studying the social factors contributing to a rise in diabetes among Pima Indians for over 15 years. Her research is helping the biomedical community move in new directions to improve disease outcomes.

September 6, 2017|

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