The magic of Mustang basketball returns to Moody Coliseum on November 5 when the men’s team plays Jacksonville State and the women’s team takes on McNeese State.
Check out the men’s schedule and buy tickets; see the women’s schedule and buy tickets.
Read more at SMU Athletics.
For Ian Perkins-Smith ’20, music has always been a part of life. After taking piano lessons in elementary school, he joined the band in sixth grade and took up the saxophone. He stayed with the band all through high school and advanced to the role of drum major. Now an SMU senior, he’s repeating that success as drum major of the Mustang Band.
“When I first got on campus — I moved in early because I was in band — but I think because of that, I really gained my first family on campus,” Ian says. “That was big for me because it held me together here my first year. It was pretty awesome. I love that community that I get from it.”
For those who love music and want the community that it provides, Ian recommends joining the Mustang Band.
“Try out, even if you’re unsure, because it’s a great experience to have,” Ian said. “It’s a community like no other.”
Read the full story at SMU Daily Campus.
A planned gift to SMU by Anne R. Bromberg of Dallas honors a life filled with intellectual adventure and global exploration that she shared with her beloved husband, the late Alan R. Bromberg. He served as University Distinguished Professor of Law at SMU’s Dedman School of Law until his death in 2014.
The bequest includes a $2 million endowment to establish the Anne and Alan Bromberg Chair in the Meadows School of the Arts, as well as unrestricted funds to be divided among Dedman Law, the Meadows School and the Meadows Museum.
“Dr. Bromberg’s farsighted generosity reflects the dedication to scholarship and education that she and Alan shared over a lifetime,” said SMU President R. Gerald Turner. “Their passion for art and the law will live on in future generations as a result of the planned gift. It will allow SMU to direct resources toward our highest priorities in those areas, as well an endowed chair that will allow us to attract and retain faculty of distinction in the arts.”
Photo above: SMU President R. Gerald Turner (left) and Dean Jennifer Collins, Dedman School of Law (center), with Anne R. Bromberg, the Cecil and Ida Green Curator for Ancient Art at the Dallas Museum of Art.
Read more at SMU News.
A recent $2 million gift expands the profile of SMU’s Tsai Center for Law, Science and Innovation as a leading academic platform for multidisciplinary research and scholarly debate surrounding new technologies.
Located within SMU Dedman School of Law, the academic center brings together experts from the legal, scientific and business communities to explore the complex challenges presented by the evolving innovation ecosystem. Such topics as artificial intelligence, digital currency, intellectual property and data privacy have been explored through faculty research, educational programming and student engagement opportunities since the Tsai Center was launched in 2015.
The new gift was made by the same anonymous Dedman Law alumnus who generously provided the $3.125 million gift to establish the center. It will be split between endowment and current operational funding, and provides additional resources for research grants, programs and curricula.
Read more at SMU News.
Rehearsing and performing in the Meadows Symphony Orchestra was a revelatory, life-changing experience for Michelle Merrill ’06, ’12.
In 2002, Merrill was a freshman saxophone performance student who had never performed in an orchestra. Growing up in the small East Texas town of Canton, her pre-college musical experiences were limited to private piano and saxophone lessons and playing in the high school band.
“But at SMU I got to play some of the big orchestral repertoire, like Bizet’s L’Arlésienne Suite,” she says. “I remember that first rehearsal with Dr. Phillips. I was completely in awe of sitting in the middle of this huge orchestra. I’d been in band and wind ensembles, but nothing as massive as an orchestra, and I just remember loving it and thinking it was one of the greatest things I’d ever been a part of.”
Read more at Meadows School of the Arts.
For the past few years, Brett Story, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at SMU, and students at Garland High School have used the Briarwood Bridge in Garland as a testing ground. By gathering information collected by smartphones in passing cars, Story and the students aim to check the bridge’s structural health.
The information Story needs is collected by the smartphone’s accelerometer. An accelerometer is generally used to measure how quickly something is moving. Its inclusion in smartphones is to help determine the phone’s orientation. Smartphone sensors are sensitive enough, though, that they can also sense a bridge’s vibrations as we drive over it.
Read more at The Dallas Morning News.
Enjoy these quick links to great photos and stories making news on the Hilltop.
- Photos: Welcoming a Boulevard game changer
- Find out who Mayor Eric Johnson calls ‘Dallas’ college athletics program’
- Perfect soccer: No. 8 Mustangs continue winning streak
- Bridge Builder Authors Circle: Malcolm Gladwell on October 7
- October 10: Elizabeth Wheaton on the economics of child abuse
- Get tickets for the Distinguished Alumni Awards on November 7
- Lyle alumni on giving back and coming back for their 30th reunion
- Duncan MacFarlane named first director of Hart Institute
- Elementary school named for Trustee Michael M. Boone ’63, ’67
- Peter Lodwick ’77, ’80 elected 100th president of Salesmanship Club
- Community comes together for 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony
- Hispanic Heritage Month starts with ‘Viva, America’
- SMU remembers legendary T. Boone Pickens