SMU senior invents asthma-detecting smartphone accessory

SMU senior Eddie Allegra and his company BioLum Sciences recently beat out four Dallas-area competitors to win a Global Student Entrepreneur award for his smartphone-based imaging system that can detect asthma. The award, granted by Entrepreneurs Organization, brings with it [...]

Honoring donors of SMU student support

As part of the Year of the Student commemoration, SMU salutes the vital role students have played in the classroom, on the athletic field, in the studio, on the stage and in the community throughout the University’s first 100 years.


Changing the world with music

Harpist Sarah Israel leads an organization that brings music lessons and food to South Dallas residents who are hard pressed to find either in their communities.

When in Europe, dessert as the Europeans do

“Nutella on your waffles, crepes, cookies, cupcakes, muffins and even in your hot chocolate?!” Writes SMU senior Molly O’Connor. “Sign me up! Needless to say, the workers there recognized me by my last visit.”

Helping Dallas children learn to read

SMU senior Sha’ron White spent her summer with 18 Dallas children who were struggling with reading. By telling the children about her own experiences of overcoming educational challenges, she inspired them to realize drastic improvements in their reading levels.

Learning from the past instead of hiding from it

“As I stepped off the bus, the sun’s bright light and warmth hit me,” writes sophomore Kendell Miller-Roberts. “I wasn’t sure what to expect at the Sand Creek Massacre site, but the environment that I standing in was not it.”

Hilltop on the Hill 2014

SMU students visited media and government sites and met with political communications experts, journalists and SMU alumni in Washington, D.C. as part of Hilltop on the Hill, and then blogged about their experiences.

Canstruction Helps Feed the Hungry

SMU students collected canned foods, created elegant can sculptures and donated the food to the North Texas Food Bank as part of Canstruction, which delivered more than 7,000 pounds of food for the hungry.

Presenting Projects for Clinton Global Initiative

Six SMU students were selected to discuss their projects benefitting the community and society – from providing support for women leaving the Dallas County Women’s Jail to distributing crisis kits and funds to domestic abuse victims – during the 8th annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative University.