Annual gifts for current use power every part of the University. Take a look at how chains of gifts strengthen SMU, and read more about Pony Power – the SMU stampede for current-use gifts.
Pioneering geneticist Francis S. Collins, the director of the National Institutes of Health, delivered the address “his way” and brought down the house at SMU’s 102nd annual all-University Commencement ceremony on May 20 at Moody Coliseum.
Jorge Baldor ’93 was honored with the 2017 Distinguished Hispanic Alumni Award presented by SMU Hispanic Alumni at the chapter’s annual awards celebration on April 27. SMU Hispanic Alumni also presented undergraduate scholarships to Carlos “Alex” Negrete ’18 and Victor Sanchez ’19.
When Mustangs gather on the Hilltop, memorable moments and countless pony ears follow as you’ll see in these photo and video highlights of Founders’ Day Weekend 2017, April 6–9.
In case you missed it this month, please enjoy these quick links to cool stories and interesting videos!
Skill-building projects in coding, programming and robotics are among the new additions to the SMU Summer Youth Program at SMU-in-Plano. Weekly workshops are offered for students entering grades K-12 from June 5 through August 4. Popular classes fill early, so register today.
Olga Amelkina-Vera, a graduate student in the music composition program at Meadows School of the Arts, was named 2016-17 Student Composer-in-Residence with the Irving Symphony Orchestra. She won the honor with Cattywampus Rompus (Texas Tarantella), a five-minute composition that gives the ancient musical “tarantella” a modern, Texas twist.
D CEO magazine heralded Professor Suku Nair, director of the new AT&T Center for Virtualization at SMU, as the researcher at the center of “understanding some of tomorrow’s biggest technical challenges” and an academic leader in “creating a knowledgeable North Texas employee base.”
Six University graduates who have carved out successful careers across the legal spectrum will be honored by Dedman School of Law at its 30th annual Distinguished Alumni Awards ceremony this evening.
The Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development honored Jubilee Park and Community Center, The Meadows Foundation and the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance project with 2017 Luminary Awards for their support of education as a catalyst for change.