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March 2018

  • SMU senior Sam Weber’s bold blend of pure science and performing arts.

    An education mixologist’s bold blend of science and the arts

    Dedman College Scholar Sam Weber ’18 says he’s the “type of person who likes to stay busy.” That’s an understatement. As a student researcher,
    he trains others working on cell biology experiments and explores the use of the performing arts in public health education. And he’s currently directing his second 24-Hour Musical. The senior dynamo says everything he has done at SMU has prepared him for his next goal: medical school.

An education mixologist’s bold blend of science and the arts

Dedman College Scholar Sam Weber ’18 says he’s the “type of person who likes to stay busy.” That’s an understatement. As a student researcher,
he trains others working on cell biology experiments and explores the use of the performing arts in public health education. And he’s currently directing his second 24-Hour Musical. The senior dynamo says everything he has done at SMU has prepared him for his next goal: medical school.

A Founders’ Day salute to the Bush Center

Celebrate the fifth anniversary of the George W. Bush Presidential Center during Founders’ Day Weekend, April 20–22. Highlights include a sold-out address by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos at the Bush Center’s Forum on Leadership; Family Day at the Meadows Museum, featuring family-friendly art activities; and Sing Song, the annual student musical competition

February 27, 2018|

Bringing fresh water to a Bolivian village

Spencer Meyer ’19 was on top of the world over winter break – at least that’s what it felt like at 13,000 feet on the Bolivian altiplano. He and other members of SMU’s Engineers Without Borders continued work on a project to bring clean water to a remote Bolivian village. Mustangs Give Back support will help them complete water towers, piping and a tap system.

February 27, 2018|

Michael Bloomberg receives Medal of Freedom

The businessman, philanthropist, author and former New York City mayor was honored for “extraordinary contributions for the advancement of democratic ideals and to the security, prosperity and welfare of humanity.”

February 27, 2018|

Crunching data and crushing cancer

Tests on three drug-like compounds, discovered computationally via SMU’s supercomputer, confirm their ability to bolster the effectiveness of chemotherapy in treating some of the most commonly aggressive cancers.

February 27, 2018|

Building a home for Frankenstein

Graduate student Amelia Bransky says her professors encourage her to “make scary choices,” so she jumped at the chance to design the sets for Frankenstein, a Dallas Theater Center-SMU co-production on stage through March 4.

February 27, 2018|

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