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Mustangs’ ‘goodwill’ at work in the community

A shared commitment to making a positive impact has drawn the SMU community and Goodwill Industries of Dallas together for almost a century. Under the leadership of SMU alumnus Tim Heis ’01, president and CEO, and a host of Mustangs serving on its board, the nonprofit is finding innovative ways to augment its mission of “changing lives, one job at a time” with help from SMU student interns.

2021-07-30T15:11:27-05:00 July 30, 2021|

A dynamic new direction

Take a look at the new SMU logo. It’s the result of a community collaboration to create a new logo that reflects who we are – a bold, vibrant University leaning into the future.

2021-07-30T15:35:33-05:00 July 30, 2021|

Alzheimer’s research gets personal

Researchers James McCormick ’17 and Lauren Ammerman ’21 each lost a grandmother to Alzheimer's disease, an experience that motivated their research on a protein that removes an Alzheimer’s-associated toxin from the brain and drew them together as a couple.

2021-07-30T13:32:21-05:00 July 30, 2021|

Building tech infrastructure

SMU DataArts has been selected to participate in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ $30 million Digital Accelerator Program to help cultural nonprofit programs stabilize and thrive by investing in and using technology to speed economic recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

2021-07-30T12:48:39-05:00 July 30, 2021|

Collaborating on high-flying research

SMU’s AT&T Center for Virtualization has signed a four-year agreement with the United States Air Force Academy to collaborate on mutually beneficial projects and joint research, providing opportunities for both SMU students and USAF cadets.

2021-07-30T12:42:38-05:00 July 30, 2021|

Unlocking a small device’s huge potential

Research by SMU’s Ali Beskok and J.-C. Chiao that started out as a race against time during the pandemic has developed into a fast, accurate and affordable immune response test with sweeping potential.

2021-07-09T14:58:14-05:00 July 2, 2021|

All the right moves for the future

Caeli Blake ’21 is continuing the professional dance career she began as a sophomore, but thanks to her double major, she’s already steps ahead in her second act. Eventually, she plans to teach her skills to a new generation.

2021-07-06T09:44:17-05:00 July 2, 2021|

Celebrating business leadership and service

Cox School of Business recently presented its Distinguished Alumni Awards to Brad Brookshire ’76 and R. Andrew Clyde ’85 and Outstanding Young Alumni honors to Lizzy Bentley ’12 and Elizabeth Wattley ’15.

2021-07-04T14:15:12-05:00 July 2, 2021|
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SMU Magazine

SMU Magazine is updated monthly on this website and the print edition is published each spring and fall.

Browse the Archives