hilltop news
New Gift To Endow SMU Faculty Entrepreneurship Position in Cox

New Gift To Endow SMU Faculty Entrepreneurship Position in Cox

A gift of $2 million from Linda and Ken Morris will support a faculty directorship in SMU’s Cox School of Business, raising the University to 103 endowed faculty positions and closer to the Second Century Campaign goal of 110. Their gift will endow the Linda A. and Kenneth R. Morris Endowed Director of the Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship in the Cox School of Business in honor of Jerry F. White, who has served as director since 1988.

Read more
SMU’s Maria Richards To Guide Global Geothermal Energy Organization

SMU’s Maria Richards To Guide Global Geothermal Energy Organization

Maria Richards, SMU Geothermal Laboratory coordinator in the Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences, has been named president-elect of the Geothermal Resources Council (GRC). She will become the 26th president of the global energy organization beginning in 2017.

Read more
SMU Sound: Bringing Radio Back To Campus

SMU Sound: Bringing Radio Back To Campus

The Daily Campus talks to SMU journalism students Cody Beavers ’16 and Zoe Mattioli ’15 about SMU Sound, their new student-focused podcast series.

Read more
Hands-on History: Political Science Students Conduct Supreme Court Research In The Library Of Congress

Hands-on History: Political Science Students Conduct Supreme Court Research In The Library Of Congress

Over spring break, students in the University Honors Program political science class “The Supreme Court Seminar” are spending six days in Washington, D.C., doing original research in the papers of former Supreme Court Justices housed in the Library of Congress. Read about their experiences on the SMU Adventures blog.

Read more
From The Pocket Watch To The Smart Watch: SMU’s Alexis McCrossen Talks Timepieces

From The Pocket Watch To The Smart Watch: SMU’s Alexis McCrossen Talks Timepieces

Alexis McCrossen, professor of U.S. cultural and social history at SMU and author of Marking Modern Times: A History of Clocks, Watches, and other Timekeepers in American Life, discussed the history of timepieces with host John Hockenberry on the “The Takeaway” radio program.

Read more
SMU’s Lyle Engineering Among Schools ‘Piercing The 20 Percent Ceiling’

SMU’s Lyle Engineering Among Schools ‘Piercing The 20 Percent Ceiling’

PRISM, the American Society for Engineering Education magazine, features SMU‘s Lyle School of Engineering in an article about enterprising engineering schools that are graduating unprecedented numbers of women. Lyle has seen the numbers of female students more than double in a decade to currently represent nearly a third of the class.

Read more
SMU Student Austin Wells ’16 Helps Organize Dallas’ First Major Student Hackathon

SMU Student Austin Wells ’16 Helps Organize Dallas’ First Major Student Hackathon

Austin Wells ’16, an SMU junior majoring in computer science, was among the student organizers of HackDFW, the first major student hackathon competition in Dallas. More than 500 high school and college students from the U.S., Mexico and Canada gathered at Fair Park to build apps, websites and more February 28-29. Judges included Dallas Mavericks owner and entrepreneur Mark Cuban, former Dallas Cowboy Michael Irvin, American Airlines CEO Doug Parker and Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings.

Read more
#SMUSnowDay! Can’t-Miss Campus Scenes, March 5, 2015

#SMUSnowDay! Can’t-Miss Campus Scenes, March 5, 2015

An overnight snowfall covered the DFW area in more than 3 inches of powder – along with ice on streets and highways – creating the perfect conditions for snow day fun as captured in these shots by SMU photographers Clayton Smith and Hillsman Jackson.  

Read more

Authors, Readings, Performances, Discussions And More

Litfest 2015, sponsored by SMU’s Department of English, featured an array of readings, receptions and book signings celebrating the creative work of poets, novelists and students from Thursday, March 19, through Sunday, March 21.

Read more
SMU Environmental Society Makes Being ‘Green’ Look Easy – And Fun

SMU Environmental Society Makes Being ‘Green’ Look Easy – And Fun

Green Source DFW profiles the student-run SMU Environmental Society. The group aims to connect students to the Dallas community and surrounding areas through events like group hikes, gardening and community service. They even offer a free shuttle to White Rock Local Market.

Read more