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35 SMU Students. 24 Hours. Don’t Miss <em>Spring Awakening</em> On April 4

35 SMU Students. 24 Hours. Don’t Miss Spring Awakening On April 4

Thirty-five SMU students from across campus will have only 24 hours to rehearse and present the Tony-winning musical Spring Awakening on April 4.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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#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.  

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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.

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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.

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RecycleMania Returns To SMU

RecycleMania Returns To SMU

RecycleMania, a friendly competition mounted every spring to encourage University students to reduce, re-use and recycle, is underway. SMU will compete against other universities in Texas and across the U.S. and Canada to see which universities capture the most in recycled material and divert as much waste as possible from landfills.

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Let It Snow! Scenes From The SMU Campus, February 27, 2015

Let It Snow! Scenes From The SMU Campus, February 27, 2015

The Snow that never drifts — The transient, fragrant snow That comes a single time a Year Is softly driving now — … – Emily Dickinson  SMU photographer Clayton Smith captured these scenes as a soft snow blanketed the campus on Friday, February 27, 2015.

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