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.
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.
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.
Gail O. Turner, “First Lady of SMU” and a longtime advocate for human trafficking victims, the homeless and others in need, will be honored with a 2018 Maura Women Helping Women Award on April 19.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
More than $5 million in contributions from a consortium of donors will support a new energy management initiative and naming opportunity in the SMU Indoor Performance Center in honor of Kyle D. Miller ’01.