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Crunching data and crushing cancer

Tests on three drug-like compounds, discovered computationally via SMU’s supercomputer, confirm their ability to bolster the effectiveness of chemotherapy in treating some of the most commonly aggressive cancers.

2018-02-27T10:36:34+00:00 February 27, 2018|

Meet a master of turning lemons into lemonade

SMU basketball forward Akoy Agau ’18 fled war-torn Sudan with his family and learned English with Harry Potter’s help. Despite serious shoulder injuries that quashed pro dreams, he still considers himself lucky.

2018-02-27T11:21:42+00:00 February 27, 2018|

Lauding the contributions of energy industry titans

Greg Armstrong, CEO of Plains All American, and oilman and entrepreneur T. Boone Pickens, founder of Mesa Petroleum, were honored recently by the Maguire Energy Institute for their industry and community leadership.

2018-03-01T09:07:02+00:00 February 27, 2018|

Building a home for Frankenstein

Graduate student Amelia Bransky says her professors encourage her to “make scary choices,” so she jumped at the chance to design the sets for Frankenstein, a Dallas Theater Center-SMU co-production on stage through March 4.

2018-02-28T11:32:57+00:00 February 27, 2018|

How two Mustangs she never met power Aleena Taufiq’s educational mission

Aleena Taufiq ’18, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering and math, runs Geared Up, an afterschool enrichment program she developed to inspire middle-school students to pursue engineering, math and science in college. And none of it would have happened without people like Jim Caswell ’63, ’66, ’70 and Chuck Lingo ’90 – neither of them an engineer and neither of whom Taufiq met.

2018-03-02T12:38:14+00:00 February 14, 2018|

An education mixologist’s bold blend of science and the arts

Dedman College Scholar Sam Weber ’18 says he’s the “type of person who likes to stay busy.” That’s an understatement. As a student researcher,
he trains others working on cell biology experiments and explores the use of the performing arts in public health education. And he’s currently directing his second 24-Hour Musical. The senior dynamo says everything he has done at SMU has prepared him for his next goal: medical school.

2018-03-22T13:50:48+00:00 February 14, 2018|

Primed for data-driven innovation

Dallas made Amazon’s shortlist of potential locations for its second headquarters. With the University's investment in supercomputing infrastructure and data-driven research, SMU is ready to take advantage of new opportunities and ambitious challenges.

2018-02-01T14:32:56+00:00 January 30, 2018|
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SMU Magazine

SMU Magazine is updated monthly on this website and the print edition is published each spring and fall.

Browse the Archives