SMU alum Courtney Caldwell ’00 and her husband, Tye, are shaking up the century-old salon industry with ShearShare, a mobile B2B platform shaped for the gig economy. “Contracts for salon space that lock stylists into multi-year terms have been standard in the field,” Courtney explains, “but that’s not how the majority of stylists wants to […]
SMU Professor Emeritus of Earth Sciences Louis Jacobs has spent a lifetime playing in the dirt – sifting through layers of sediment and combing through rocks for fossils to help solve the great mysteries of evolution on a changing Earth. In short, he’s a dinosaur hunter, traveling the world to search for remnants of the […]
Meet the trick-dancing engineer making fossils shine And yet, Long, a country-western trick-dancing engineering major from Friendswood, Texas, spent the better part of a year working in SMU’s Shuler Museum of Paleontology, carefully removing the rock surrounding million-year-old fossils dug up in Angola in 2005. The fossils were discovered by the international scientific team Projecto […]
SMU student launches community bail fund to help free those charged with nonviolent misdemeanors as they await trial Greg Guggenmos was intrigued when he heard an NPR story about a program that provides community bail money for indigent New Yorkers. Funds were being made available to people who might otherwise wait days, weeks or months […]
Discovering the stars, changing her future: Jasmine Liu ’18 Jasmine Liu came to SMU with a plan and found her dream. Now she’s discovering stars as well as her future. Story by Kathleen Tibbetts Invisible to the naked eye, the variable star ROTSE1 J000831.43+223154.8 flickers in the northern sky. It hides within an ancient star […]
Art in high gear: Julia Jalowiec ’18 Julia Jalowiec, who graduated in May with a B.F.A. in art and a minor in art history, was not your typical undergraduate art student. An adult in her 40s with four children, she had never even created art before 2013. Her decision to start art classes was spurred […]
Bringing music to the masses: Sam Park ’18 SMU senior Sam Park bridges the gap with music Sam Park knows how to attract an audience to free chamber music concerts – first play Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir, ” then, when people linger, slide into one of Beethoven’s greatest hits. The SMU music education major and french […]
The Class of 2018 has experienced incredible moments and outstanding opportunities during their four years on the Hilltop. See what made their time at SMU special and memorable.
From her green childhood to our sustainable future: Adrienn Sánta ‘18 Champion swimmer Adrienn Sánta blends her family’s green living experience with “Evie” research to find her future. Story by Kim Cobb Championship swimming skills and a certain fearlessness brought Adrienn Sánta from a small town in Hungary to Dallas and SMU, but it’s a […]
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