Native American communities used active burning to improve grazing and drive bison on North American prairies long before the arrival of Christopher Columbus, according to a new study led by SMU archaeologist Christopher I. Roos.
Enjoy this roundup of interesting videos and stories highlighting some of the people and events making news on the Hilltop.
Candice Bledsoe ’07 founded the Cutting Edge Youth Summit at SMU to help younger students with big dreams visualize a future powered by higher education.
In less than a year, Neha Husein ’19 has piloted Just Drive – a mobile app that awards points to drivers who lock their phones while driving – from a class assignment into a viable startup. Along the way, SMU’s innovation ecosystem put her on track for success. Her venture won financial awards from SMU, and faculty mentors helped steer her in the right direction. She even tapped into the Mustang alumni network to bring her idea to life.
Andrés Ruzo’s passions for science and adventure take him from his roots in Peru to the land of fire and ice – Iceland. Ruzo ’09, a doctoral candidate at SMU, is documenting his discoveries in photo essays for the National Geographic Explorer series.
The beginning of the new school year is just around the corner, and faculty, staff and returning students are preparing to welcome the Class of 2022 to the Hilltop.
SMU’s Meadows Museum will present its first-ever gala, “The Color of Dreams,” on Saturday, October 13, to raise funds to endow a director of education position. The theme is inspired by the art of Salvador Dalí, whose paintings will be on exhibit at the museum, September 9–December 9.
A new study finds that North Texas’ innovation economy is thriving and provides a strategic blueprint for drawing more inventive people and companies to the region.
SMU physicists powered by the University’s ManeFrame II supercomputer were part of the first team of researchers to observe a milestone Higgs boson-bottom quark interaction, another step toward understanding how the universe operates.
Santosh D’Mello, professor of biological sciences, was recently awarded prestigious research grants totaling $2.5 million to study two fatal brain disorders.