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

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A recipe for sustainable building

Maggie Inhofe, a Lyle design and innovation graduate student, isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty in the name of research. She spent the summer turning mud into the building blocks of transformative construction.

2017-10-06T17:05:03+00:00 October 2, 2017|

Mustang Momentum Challenge, October 18–31

Learn how your current-use gifts fuel research, innovation and achievement across the Hilltop when SMU launches the Mustang Momentum Challenge on October 18. Watch your inbox for stories about outstanding students and faculty, then make your gift to have an instant impact on SMU’s excellence!

2017-10-03T16:52:11+00:00 October 2, 2017|

Reaching the funding finish line

A $1.5 million gift by former SMU swimmer Joseph M. “Jody” Grant ’60, and his wife, Sheila Peterson Grant, creates a challenge to other donors to complete the funding goal for the Robson & Lindley Aquatics Center, which will be dedicated on November 3.

2017-10-05T13:39:49+00:00 October 2, 2017|

SMU Homecoming 2017: Friends, football and fun

Come back to the Hilltop for Homecoming, November 2-5, 2017! Reconnect with your friends, reminisce where you began an important part of your life and celebrate the achievements and momentum propelling SMU toward an ever-brighter future.

2017-10-02T08:44:04+00:00 October 2, 2017|

Adding early assessment to the math education equation

Lindsey Perry ’16 studied students’ spatial and relational reasoning with numbers in her SMU Ph.D. dissertation, which has resulted in a $2.5 million grant to develop a mathematical reasoning screening system for grades K–2.

2017-10-05T14:19:46+00:00 October 2, 2017|

Big data solves leaf-size conundrum

A global team of researchers, including SMU's Bonnie Jacobs, sifted through tens of thousands of measurements to crack the mystery of leaf size, providing scientists with another tool for predicting climate-related changes in vegetation.

2017-10-02T08:29:16+00:00 October 2, 2017|

Cyber security training needs a shot in the arm

On the same day as the Equifax data breach, SMU cyber security expert Fred Chang urged Congress to remember the success of the “space race” as a model for expanding training efforts today to meet the coming shortage of skilled cyber security workers.

2017-10-02T08:27:54+00:00 October 2, 2017|
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