The University community is invited to attend the groundbreaking for the Gerald J. Ford Hall for Research and Innovation at 11:45 a.m. on Friday, February 22, at the site of the new facility on the corner of McFarlin Boulevard and Airline Road.
With a significant gift from Dallas business leaders Linda Wertheimer Hart ’65 and Milledge (Mitch) A. Hart, III, SMU will establish the first university-wide initiative focused on interactive network technologies created at a major research university.
SMU education experts, Guildhall game developers and Literacy Instruction for Texas (LIFT) collaborated as PeopleForWords to create a mobile puzzle-solving app for adult learners. The team has been named one of eight national semifinalists advancing in the $7 million Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE.
SMU biochemists are working with Guildhall game developers to create the ultimate challenge for fans of the wildly popular Minecraft video game: beating cancer. By harnessing gamers’ massive computational power, the scientists hope to close in on their quest to improve chemotherapy drugs.
The SMU Guildhall has risen to No. 2 among the world’s top graduate game-design programs in The Princeton Review’s seventh annual report.