SMU News 2007

Dates indicate approximately when the news item was posted on the SMU website.

December

Just who's calling Iowa horse race anyway? – SMU Political Science Professors Matthew Wilson and Cal Jillson talk to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution about the polls and the primary votes coming up in Iowa and New Hampshire. (12/31/07)

Guildhall's Peter Raad named among video gaming industry's 'Top 25 People of 2007' – Dr. Peter Raad of The Guildhall at SMU has been named among the most influential people in the video gaming industry for 2007 by Next Generation. (12/31/07)

Consumer trends of 2007 – Demand for U.S.-made toys has helped double the nation's share of the toy manufacturing market so far this year to around 20 percent, said Daniel Howard, professor and chairman of the marketing department at SMU's Cox School of Business. (12/31/07)

Addressing the death penalty – SMU Professor Rick Halperin addresses the death penalty issue in an opinion piece published in The Houston Chronicle. (12/31/07)

Searching for fossils in Antarctica – Scientists from SMU are part of a team looking for 120 million-year-old fossils in Antarctic to help piece together the evolutionary history of mammals. Read their blog. (12/31/07)

Celebration of Lights founder dies – SMU alumnus Mike Miller (’73, ’77), the first president of the SMU Student Foundation, founder of the University’s annual Celebration of Lights and a longtime supporter of a variety of SMU programs, died Dec. 17. (12/21/07)

Oldest Christmas Card – The oldest mass-produced Christmas card — dating back more than 160 years — can be found among the extensive special collections in SMU's Bridwell Library. (12/20/07)

Guildhall's Peter Raad named among gaming industry's 'Top 25 People of 2007' – Dr. Peter Raad of The Guildhall at SMU has been named among the most influential people in the video gaming industry for 2007 by Next Generation. (12/20/07)

SMU's School of Engineering is energy efficient – Dressed incognito in collegiate Georgian brick, you'd never know that the new J. Lindsay Embrey Engineering building was different from any other building on the SMU campus. (12/19/07)

SMU journalism student wins Miss Kansas USA – Michelle Gillespie, the great-great-niece of the first Miss America, wins the Miss Kansas USA 2008 title. (12/19/07)

Miracle Man – Jerrold Dash had a lot to celebrate when SMU awarded him a master’s degree Saturday. The recipient of a double-lung transplant, he had defied the odds in completing his studies. (12/18/07)

See video and slide show of graduation ceremonies held Dec. 15 – Some 705 students graduated during December ceremonies at Southern Methodist University on Saturday. See a slide show of the event or watch a video of remarks by SMU President R. Gerald Turner and the principal address by Provost Ludden. (12/18/07)

Death penalty ban distant despite state vote – SMU Political Science Professor Cal Jillson says, "The South is a region with a traditional political culture which sees the death penalty as a means of maintaining social order." (12/18/07)

Ancient Fossil Search – Scientists from SMU are part of a team looking for 120 million-year-old fossils in Antarctic to help piece together the evolutionary history of mammals. Read their blog. (12/17/07)

Caroling a thing of Christmas past? – Most everybody knows what Christmas caroling is, but who does it anymore? Unfortunately, it is practiced by a shrinking fraction of the population. (12/17/07)

Alumnus new president of Russian seminary – Sergei V. Nikolaev, a graduate of SMU's Perkins School of Theology, has been elected President of the Russia United Methodist Theological Seminary in Moscow by the seminary's board of trustees, effective January 1, 2008. (12/17/07)

Bishop Hardt named Perkins' Distinguished Alum – The Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University announces the selection of Bishop John Wesley Hardt, Bishop-in-Residence Emeritus, as the Perkins School of Theology Distinguished Alumnus for 2008. (12/14/07)

Tough Love For Holiday Anxiety – SMU psychology professor Jasper Smits’ message for people with social anxiety sounds like tough love, especially during the holiday season. (12/14/07)

Oil firms will keep tax breaks – Engineering Professor Al Armendariz says the new gas-mileage standards won't solve the North Texas region's air-quality problem – not in the short term. (12/14/07)

Agents face housing market slump – Professor Mike Davis of SMU's Cox School of Business says to expect a large number of Realtors chasing a stagnant or shrinking housing market. (12/14/07)

CNN tracks debate viewers' responses in real time – Politics met technology Thursday as a group of undecided Iowa Democrats allowed themselves to be wired for the debate of Democratic presidential hopefuls, and the results were tracked by Professors Rita Kirk and Dan Schill of the Division of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs in SMU's Meadows School of the Arts. (12/14/07)

European women attracted to death row inmates – SMU History Professor Rick Halperin, a board member of Amnesty International USA, said it's important to remember that most European women initially are motivated by compassion, not lust. (12/14/07)

December Graduation – Some 705 students are expected to receive diplomas during December graduation ceremonies at SMU on Saturday. (12/12/07)

Uncredited Pioneer – Although Mathew Brady is the name most often associated with Civil War photography, some of the war’s most enduring images can be traced to Alexander Gardner, whose work is frequently reproduced but rarely credited. (12/11/07)

Learning disability specialist offers study tips – Now that more students with learning differences attend college – up 20 percent from 1987 – universities such as Southern Methodist University provide special coaching to help students with ADHD and learning disabilities prepare for finals. (12/11/07)

Irresistible Christmas buys are in the offing – You may have missed the alleged "big ones" in terms of sales, but SMU marketing Professor Dan Howard says more irresistible buys are still in the offing for late buyers who are patient and wise. (12/11/07)

Women's Basketball on a winning streak – The SMU Women's Basketball Team is currently 8-1, their longest consecutive winning streak since the 2004-05 season. The last time they won more consecutive games was in the 1999-2000 season, when the Ponies reeled off 12 straight wins. (12/10/07)

Medal of Freedom – Tony Blair, former prime minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, will be awarded the Medal of Freedom from SMU’s John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies. (12/05/07)

Attention, shoppers: big deals, small lines – Ed Fox, a professor of marketing and director of SMU's JCPenney Center for Retail Excellence, provided expert commentary for this story on holiday shopping patterns. (12/05/07)

SMU Distinguished Alumni Awards ceremony airs on SMU-TV – International and civic leaders, a former athlete turned dentist and an emerging theatre star received the Southern Methodist University Distinguished Alumni Award during formal ceremonies on Nov. 8, 2007. The ceremonies will be shown on SMU-TV, Channel 19 in the Park Cities, during December 2007. (12/04/07)

Welcoming the Season – SMU heralds the arrival of the holidays with carols, candles, and 100,000 tiny white lights. See a slide show and a video of the 30th annual Celebration of Lights. (12/03/07)

SMU launches Big iDeas to help the community – Every major city faces complex problems that require insight from many disciplines. SMU launches a contest to address some of these problems. (12/03/07)

Understanding the current crisis in subprime – Needing an explanation of subprime, Dallas Morning News business columnist Cheryl Hall turned to Scott MacDonald, an adjunct professor of finance at SMU's Cox School of Business and chief executive of the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking that's housed there. (12/03/07)

Guildhall leads the way as gaming morphs – The video game industry has grown up, a maturity reflected in the demand for workers to fill job titles that have as much in common with the movie industry as they do with the game businesses' programmer roots. (12/03/07)

November

Exhibits explore, reveal – Three important new Meadows Museum exhibitions, all opening Friday, explore the evolution of American art and offer rare insights into Texas titan Jerry Bywaters. (11/30/07)

Cyber warfare is possible, warns U.S. Air Force – Lt. Col. David Fahrenkrug, Chief of the Strategic Studies Group for the U.S. Air Force’s new cyber command, will speak at SMU on Dec. 5, 2007, on the nature of cyber warfare and its potential threats to the United States. (11/30/07)

Grass roots 'big ace' in Paul's White House bid – SMU Political Science Professor Cal Jillson talks about Ron Paul's bid for the White House, especially if he ends up running as a third-party candidate. (11/30/07)

Gas prices aren't slowing U.S. motorists – Daniel Howard, chair of the Marketing Department at SMU's Cox School of Business, talks about motorists' reaction - or lack thereof - to rising gasoline prices. (11/30/07)

SMU Central Libraries Sponsor 'Food for Fines' – In the spirit of holiday sharing, SMU's Central University Libraries are collecting food donations for the North Texas Food Bank in return for waiving overdue book fines. (11/28/07)

Giuliani lead heightens abortion issue – SMU Political Science Professor Matthew Wilson talks about the impact of leading Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani's abortion stance on the party's traditional base. (11/28/07)

Celebration of Lights – Carols, hot chocolate, and 100,000 tiny white lights will bring in the holiday season at SMU’s annual Celebration of Lights at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2. (11/26/07)

A Crown Jewel – For more than 40 years, the Meadows Museum has been a hidden gem, buried deep in the leafy confines of the SMU campus. But its director, Dr. Mark Roglán, aims to make the Meadows one of Dallas' crown jewels. (11/26/07)

Cowboys are good guys on and off the field – SMU Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Professor Rita Kirk discusses the points the Cowboys score when they make a difference in their community. (11/26/07)

Women's basketball team wins tournament – SMU Political Science Professor talks to The Washington Post about evangelicals and the presidential campaign of Mitt Romney. (11/26/07)

Standing Ovation – NPR reports on the highly successful House Theatre of Chicago, founded by alumnus Nathan Allen, who received this year's Emerging Leader Award from SMU. (11/21/07)

Law School alumna Angela Braly 'Tops the List' – Angela Braly, a 1985 graduate of SMU's Dedman School of Law and one of the most powerful women in corporate America, is the focus of a feature story in The Wall Street Journal. (11/21/07)

Romney a tough sell for many U.S. Christians – SMU Political Science Professor talks to The Washington Post about evangelicals and the presidential campaign of Mitt Romney. (11/21/07)

SMU student wins $60,000 on "Deal or No Deal" – Erin Krafft, an SMU graduate student and native of Hattiesburg, Miss., is $60,000 richer after her appearance Friday night on NBC's "Deal or No Deal." (11/20/07)

Supporting Scholarships – Catherine Perrine, wife of the late SMU English professor and textbook author Laurence Perrine, bequeaths $3.3 million to the University to fund scholarships and endow a faculty chair in the English Department. (11/19/07)

The Guildhall at SMU is part of an exhibit on the evolution of video games – The Guildhall at SMU is part of an exhibit on the evolution of video games since the early 1960s, now on display in Boston. (11/19/07)

Student composes music for Neiman Marcus anniversary – When venerated Dallas institution Neiman Marcus wanted someone to compose original music for the 100th anniversary celebration at their flagship downtown store, they turned to an SMU student to capture their 'looking forward' spirit. (11/19/07)

Fjortoft named NCAA South Central Region Athlete Of The Year – The awards continue to pour in for SMU freshman Sijle Fjortoft, as the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association today named her the 2007 NCAA South Central Region Athlete of the Year. (11/16/07)

Evolution advocate Kenneth R. Miller speaks at SMU – Kenneth R. Miller, author of several science textbooks and a professor of biology at Brown University, spoke at SMU on Nov. 15 on the definition of science as a tool for testing and understanding what can be observed in the natural or physical world. (11/16/07)

Fjortoft named NCAA South Central Region Athlete Of The Year – The awards continue to pour in for SMU freshman Sijle Fjortoft, as the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association today named her the 2007 NCAA South Central Region Athlete of the Year. (11/16/07)

Lead found in 'mom-and-pop' dollar store toys – SMU Marketing Professor Raj Sethuranman provides expert commentary for a WFAA-TV Channel 8 investigation into lead in toys at mom-and-pop dollar stores in North Texas. (11/16/07)

Medical Tourism – Traveling overseas for medical care was first embraced by consumers. Now it is being looked at by employers and health insurance companies. SMU Law Professor Nathan Cortez talks to National Public Radio about some of the ramifications. (11/15/07)

Humming a Tune – When venerated Dallas institution Neiman Marcus wanted someone to compose original music for the 100th anniversary celebration at their flagship downtown store, they turned to an SMU student to capture their 'looking forward' spirit. (11/15/07)

Mock trial team heads to nationals – The Dedman School of Law's Mock Trial team triumphed at this year's American Bar Association's (ABA) Labor and Employment Mock Trial Competition. They will move on to Chicago to compete at nationals in late January of next year. (11/14/07)

Gasoline prices tracking crude oil costs – Bruce Bullock, director of SMU's Maguire Energy Institute, talks about the rising price of crude oil and its affect on the price of gasoline. (11/13/07)

Evolution advocate speaks at SMU – Kenneth R. Miller, author of several science textbooks and a professor of biology at Brown University, spoke at SMU on Nov. 15 on the definition of science as a tool for testing and understanding what can be observed in the natural or physical world. (11/13/07)

Mock trial team heads to nationals – The Dedman School of Law's Mock Trial team triumphed at this year's American Bar Association's (ABA) Labor and Employment Mock Trial Competition. They will move on to Chicago to compete at nationals in late January of next year. (11/14/07)

Relive the excitement of Homecoming 2007 – Photo slide show of Homecoming 2007. (11/14/07)

SMU Honors 2007 Distinguished Alumni – International and civic leaders, a former athlete turned dentist and an emerging theatre star received the Southern Methodist University Distinguished Alumni Award, the highest honor the university bestows upon its graduates. (11/16/07)

When Men Were Men – While the rest of the country may have viewed cowboys as the ideal masculine image, early cattlemen treated their employees with paternalistic concern. (11/12/07)

How major DFW grocery chains stack up – Ed Fox, a marketing professor at Southern Methodist University who has conducted grocery studies of his own and helped develop The Dallas Morning News study, said the results were pretty clear-cut. (11/12/07)

BusinessWeek ranks Cox's MBA programs – BusinessWeek has ranked SMU's Cox School of Business EMBA program ranked #11 among the top programs in the world and the Cox PMBA program #13 in the U.S. These Cox School MBA programs for working professionals are the only programs in Texas ranked in the Top 25. (11/07/07)

Intertwining faith and legal training – Some constitutional law classes begin with the professor challenging a student with probing questions about the separation of church and state, while others start with a five-minute prayer. (11/08/07)

Landmark Gift – A landmark $20 million gift from Harold C. and Annette C. Simmons will provide endowment for SMU’s School of Education and Human Development and the lead gift for a new building to house the School.(11/09/07)

Dallas City Manager Mary K. Suhm to speak at the President's Leadership Summit – Dallas City Manager Mary K. Suhm will be the featured speaker Monday, Nov. 12, 2007, at The President's Leadership Summit, an event held each semester at Southern Methodist University when civic and business leaders discuss the keys to achieving their goals. (11/09/07)

SMU percussionist wins international competition – Tihda Vongkoth, a senior music major at the Meadows School of the Arts, is the winner of the 2007 Kerope Zildjian Concert Percussion Scholarship. She is from Seminole, Florida. (11/08/07)

Bound for Space – Test pilots Dick Rutan and Brian Binnie, whose exploits have opened outer space to future commercial travel, talk to students at SMU about space and the need for experimentation. (11/07/07)

AD Steve Orsini chats with fans about Athletics – SMU Director of Athletics Steve Orsini talked to fans Wednesday morning during an online chat hosted by The Dallas Morning News. A transcript of that discussion follows. (11/07/07)

Lawsuit seeks single-member council districts – Law Professor George Martinez provides expert commentary on a lawsuit to force Irving, Texas, to adopt single-member districts to give Hispanics a better chance of winning seats on the City Council. (11/08/07)

BusinessWeek ranks Cox's MBA programs – BusinessWeek has ranked SMU's Cox School of Business EMBA program ranked #11 among the top programs in the world and the Cox PMBA program #13 in the U.S. (11/07/07)

3 soccer players earn all-conference recognition – Junior soccer defender Carley Phillips and senior forward/midfielder Kimber Bailey were named second-team All-Conference USA Tuesday. A third Mustang also was honored, when forward Lauren Shepherd was named to the conference All-Freshman team. (11/07/07)

Homecoming 2007 – Reconnect with SMU! Homecoming Weekend includes open houses, receptions, tours, family fun on The Boulevard and exciting Mustang football, basketball and soccer. (11/05/07)

Immigrant Outreach – The Rev. Evans Biney, a recent Perkins School of Theology graduate, takes to the pulpit each week, leading his congregation of mostly African immigrants in prayer, song and Bible study. The congregants of his storefront church come from Ghana, Liberia, Kenya and Sierra Leone. (11/05/07)

SMU Honors 2007 Distinguished Alumni – International and civic leaders, a former athlete turned dentist and an emerging theatre star will receive the Southern Methodist University Distinguished Alumni Award, the highest honor the university bestows upon its graduates. (11/05/07)

Fall Dance Concert to feature Martha Graham's "Primitive Mysteries" – The Meadows Dance Ensemble at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts will present its Fall Dance Concert Nov. 7-11, featuring Primitive Mysteries, a 1931 masterwork by Martha Graham; End of Time Pas de Deux by Texas Ballet Theater Artistic Director Ben Stevenson; and the premiere of Umbra, a new work set to Duke Ellington music by faculty member Danny Buraczeski. (11/05/07)

Education dean: Help students with dyslexia prepare for college – David Chard, dean of SMU's School of Education and Human Development, makes the case for doing more to help students with dyslexia make the leap to college. (11/02/07)

Learn Differently – About 45 million Americans - 15 percent of the population - have some form of learning disability. Most likely you know such a person, are related to one or are one yourself. (11/01/07)

October

Spoke — Remembering a baseball great – Distinguished baseball historian and author Charles C. Alexander will be at SMU Thursday to talk about his latest book, Spoke: A Biography of Tris Speaker, published by SMU Press. (10/31/07)

Leadership change coming to SMU football – SMU Director of Athletics Steve Orsini announced Oct. 28 that he will make a change in the leadership of the Mustang football program following the 2007 season and that Phil Bennett will serve as head coach for the remainder of the year. (10/29/07)

Chee-Yun bows as SMU artist-in-residence – Chee-Yun does play slow movements, and plays them very beautifully. But in conversation she's all Allegro con brio. (10/29/07)

Picking the best flicks for the Halloween season – If the daily headlines aren’t scary enough – wars, fires, super germs, rising oceans – then slip into your local theater for a blood-curdling good time. After all, it's Halloween! (10/29/07)

SMU Men's Soccer Ranked No. 2, on TV tonight – The SMU men's soccer team, ranked No. 2 in the newest Soccer America magazine poll, plays at the University of South Carolina at 7 p.m. (central time) Wednesday night in a game that will be carried on Fox Soccer Channel. (10/24/07)

Is America becoming an empire? – What happened at SMU's Perkins School of Theology the other day does not seem immediately relevant to the presidential campaign trail. But if you accept the notion that what starts out at the academy ultimately can influence policies, I'd suggest this conference on the "theology of empire" was very relevant. (10/24/07)

Mustang Hoops Blog: 'Koncak Returns to Moody' – Jon Koncak returned to the arena where he became an All-American and helped SMU to a # 2 national ranking. (10/24/07)

SMU Mourns – James E. Caswell, a former SMU vice president for student affairs and a national leader in the student affairs profession, died Monday at age 66. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Highland Park United Methodist Church. (10/22/07)

'Memory Keeper' at SMU – Inspired by a conversation about a man who had discovered an unknown sibling, author Kim Edwards wrote the best-selling "The Memory Keeper's Daughter." She will speak at SMU on Thursday. (10/22/07)

Student Senates hosts town hall meeting on substance abuse prevention – The Task Force on Substance Abuse Prevention held a town hall meeting Monday night in the Hughes-Trigg Theater. Student Senate hosted the Town Hall Forum to discuss the use of alcohol and other drugs in the SMU community. (10/22/07)

Edwin L. Cox gives SMU $5 million challenge gift – Dallas oilman Edwin L. Cox has given $5 million to support merit-based undergraduate scholarships at the school that bears his name – SMU's Edwin L. Cox School of Business. (10/22/07)

Concerns over private money and college sports – With more private money coming into college sports, concern is growing about how much influence boosters have in intercollegiate athletics. (10/22/07)

Mistrial declared in Muslim charity trial – Author Kim Edwards will be at SMU Thursday, Oct. 25, to talk about her latest story collection and life as a best-selling author. (10/22/07)

Traffic Tickets a Privacy Risk? – John B. Attanasio, dean of SMU's Dedman School of Law, offered expert commentary for this MSNBC story, "Traffic Tickets a Privacy Risk?" (10/22/07)

Hughes-Trigg Celebrates 20 Years – The Hughes-Trigg Student Center celebrates its 20th birthday. (10/22/07)

Best-selling author Marcus Buckingham talks to students about workplace success – To succeed in today’s workplace, employees must have very clear ideas about their own strengths and weaknesses, said pioneering researcher and best-selling author Marcus Buckingham during the Turner Construction Student Forum on October 16, 2007. (10/18/07)

Three Professors Receive ASCAPlus Awards – Three music professors at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts were awarded 2007 ASCAPlus awards recently by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) in New York. (10/18/07)

Cell phone obsession blamed for 'Ringxiety' – When you think you hear your cell phone ring or vibrate but when you check it, there's no one there, you may be experiencing a behavior known as "ringxiety." (10/18/07)

Employers are now checking Facebook – WFAA-TV reports that Facebook, the sixth most trafficked Web site, has also become a popular place for employers, job recruiters and parents. (10/17/07)

Pump prices steady as oil climbs – Bruce Bullock, director of the Maguire Energy Institute at SMU, talks about the climbing price of oil while gasoline prices stay steady, at least for the moment. (10/17/07)

Head injury case takes unusual turn – George Martinez, a law professor at Southern Methodist University, said it's highly unusual for a dismissed civil case to be prosecuted criminally because the burden of proof on the criminal side is so high. (10/16/07)

Which is Worse? – Renowned scientist Rodney Ewing will talk Wednesday at SMU about the hard choices between nuclear and carbon waste in the production of energy. (10/15/07)

Immigration Debate – As local governments try to curtail illegal aliens, SMU’s Dedman School of Law is sponsoring a symposium examining related laws and policies and their impact on civil rights in the 21st century. (10/15/07)

Antiquities - Science, Collecting or Stealing? – Archeologists and anthropologists, international governments, museum curators, antiquities collectors and dealers will meet at SMU Oct. 18-19 to discuss their long-standing differences. (10/15/07)

Preventing students' credit card mistakes – At Southern Methodist University, the school has an exclusive agreement with Bank of America to provide banking services for students. (10/15/07)

Journalism professor recognized for improving the lives of others – SMU journalism professor Craig Flournoy, a winner of the Pulitzer Prize, is recognized by the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Participation for helping improve the lives of those who live in his community. (10/12/07)

Fox's new network means business – Former business news writer Mark Vamos, a business journalism professor at Southern Methodist University, agrees that there's room for another business news channel. (10/12/07)

Golf helps son connect with father's memory – Aaron Stewart, playing golf for SMU, connects with his father's memory on the Hilltop. (10/12/07)

JC Penney collection has a 'what if" story – If his partners had gotten their way, J.C. Penney's company history would have been initiated in Ogden, not in Kemmerer, Wyo. (10/12/07)

Hitting the (history) books in immigration debate – Open immigration has proven to be a success in Europe, said Edward Countryman, a history professor at Southern Methodist University. (10/12/07)

Engaging Engineering – SMU unveils the Caruth Institute for Engineering Education, dedicated to returning America to international leadership by developing programs that engage kindergarten though college students in pursuing engineering as a career, as well as a passion. (10/11/07)

Dedman Dean Search Committee Formed – SMU Provost Paul Ludden has announced the composition of a search committee that will identify candidates for Dedman College dean. (10/11/07)

Renowned geophysicist to examine nuclear vs. carbon power – Renowned scientist Rodney Ewing will deliver a lecture on energy production on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. at SMU’s Crum Auditorium in the Collins Executive Education Building. His lecture is titled “Nuclear Fuel Cycle vs. Carbon Cycle: Plutonium vs. Carbon.” (10/11/07)

SMU Psychologist Receives President’s New Researcher Award – SMU psychology professor Jasper Smits is the 2007 recipient of the President’s New Researcher Award for his research on social anxiety. (10/11/07)

E-mail disclaimer doesn't do the job – Do you protect your e-mails with a disclaimer at the bottom stating that your messages contain confidential information meant only for the intended recipient? (10/10/07)

Texas near the top for raking in federal dollars – Texas has long viewed itself as a conservative bastion, but the Lone Star State ranked third in the nation between 2000 and last year in receipt of federal dollars, raking in aid and contracts worth more than $1.2 trillion. (10/09/07)

Stopping a Catastrophe – SMU hopes to heighten public awareness of the genocide occurring in Darfur through a two-day conference titled “Does Dallas Care?” and a restaurant fund-raiser, “Dining For Darfur.” (10/09/07)

Award-winning CNN journalist Frank Sesno on media ethics – Award-winning CNN journalist Frank Sesno will give the eighth annual Rosine Smith Sammons Lecture in Media Ethics at SMU. (10/08/07)

Leave Your House to Your College – Despite the advantages of leaving your house to your college, keep in mind that a retained life estate is irrevocable, cautions Marianne Piepenburg, assistant vice-president for planned and endowment giving at SMU. (10/08/07)

Hitting the (history) books in immigration debate – Open immigration has proven to be a success in Europe, said Edward Countryman, a history professor at Southern Methodist University. (10/08/07)

Family Weekend was fun – Photo slide show. (10/05/07)

NCAA ranks SMU Football and Men's Basketball teams near top in graduation rates – The SMU men's basketball and football teams rank in the top three among Conference USA, Big 12 and Metroplex schools in Graduation Success Rates (GSR), according to data released by the NCAA this week. (10/04/07)

Mistaken Dino-Identity – For decades paleontologists have been calling the massive dinosaur whose tracks and bones litter the central Texas Jones Ranch Pleurocoelus. But SMU alumnus Peter Rose has determined it was a different dinosaur altogether. (10/03/07)

Historian David J. Weber to be inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences – David J. Weber, the Robert and Nancy Dedman Professor of History at Southern Methodist University, will be inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Academy's headquarters in Cambridge, Mass. (10/03/07)

SMU alumnus named soccer Rookie of the Year – Former SMU Mustang Jay Needham has been named the United Soccer League's Rookie of the Year. (10/03/07)

Classroom Calling – Wendy Kopp, the award-winning founder and CEO of Teach For America, will deliver SMU’s 10th-annual Louise B. Raggio Endowed Lecture in Women’s Studies on Thursday evening. (10/01/07)

September

Family Weekend – "Welcome Aboard" was the theme of this year's Family Weekend, a long-standing tradition that brought parents to campus to interact with their students, see the campus, visit classes, watch a football game, and other activities. (09/27/07)

Race Judicata to raise money for charity – SMU’s Student Bar Association will host its annual 5K charity run and carnival Saturday with proceeds from both earmarked for the Southwest Transplant Foundation. (09/27/07)

Walk-on tryouts for Men's Basketball Team – Photo slide show of walk-on tryouts for SMU's Men's Basketball Team. (09/27/07)

Task Force on Substance Abuse Prevention begins study of campus policies and attitudes – At its meeting September 21 the Task Force on Substance Abuse Prevention heard a report on policies at selected other campuses intended to facilitate peer intervention among students. (09/27/07)

Political Forum: A Way Forward in Iraq – America has stopped talking about victory in Iraq, but that doesn’t mean defeat is inevitable, according to Jon Alterman, director and senior fellow of the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Middle East Program. (09/27/07)

Randall Griffin receives Vasari Award from the Dallas Museum of Art

Celebrating Fortnight – Items from DeGolyer Library collections will be used to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Fortnight and the 100th anniversary of Neiman Marcus at the State Fair of Texas beginning Friday through Oct. 21. (09/24/07)

GM talks collapse; autoworkers strike – SMU Economics Professor Mike Davis talks about the impact of the auto workers' strike. (09/25/07)

Study sheds light on India's infrastructure woes – In a new study titled “Complementing Economic Advances in India: A New Approach in Financing Infrastructure Projects,” SMU Cox Business School Professor of Finance Andrew Chen and co-author Jennifer Warren Kubik have proposed an innovative solution to improving India’s infrastructure that has significant implications for capital markets and development beyond the infrastructure project itself. (09/25/07)

Games and Graduation – The Guildhall at SMU will host a public exhibition of student-created video games on Friday followed by graduation on Saturday, featuring Xbox GM J.J. Richards - an SMU alumnus - as the main speaker. (09/20/07)

'Hard Choices Ahead' – National journalists Jim Lehrer (right), David Gergen and George Stephanopoulos discuss the challenges facing their industry, the next president and the country at SMU's Tate Student Forum. (09/20/07)

Task Force on Substance Abuse Prevention meets with Greeks, asks for public comments – SMU's Task Force on Substance Abuse Prevention met with eight representatives from Greek organizations, including both leaders and lower division members. (09/20/07)

Student's Pluto tribute draws millionth member – Steven Klimczak of SMU is the founder of "When I was your age, Pluto was a planet," the fourth largest group on Facebook. After only just over a year in existence, the group attained one million members at 7:30 p.m. on Monday. (09/20/07)

Sunday night slump ends church services – SMU Professor William Bryan church stopping Sunday night worship services because of low attendance. (09/20/07)

'Easy Rider' items part of Peter Fonda auction – SMU Professor Rick Worland talks about the importance of the film 'Easy Rider' and the sale of its memorabilia by Peter Fonda. (09/20/07)

Legislator switches to Democratic Party – SMU Political Science Professor Matthew Wilson talks about the ramifications of a Texas state legislator switching from the Republican to Democratic Party. (09/20/07)

Fighting Diabetes – Anthropologist Carolyn Smith-Morris has taken the first in-depth look into the causes, perspectives, and conditions that underlie the occurrence of diabetes among the Pima Indians, who have the highest recorded rate of the disease among any population in the world. (09/17/07)

6 Years of Funding – As the English Department welcomes its first class of Ph.D. students, it is providing all of them something few other universities can - full funding for up to six years. (09/17/07)

Campaigns seem unusually quiet – Rita Kirk, professor of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs at SMU, talks about the campaigns that will determine the fate of a planned toll road inside the Trinity River Corridor's levee walls. (09/17/07)

Minimum-tax overhaul receiving Dems' maximum attention – SMU Political Science Professor Cal Jillson talks about how some Democrats say it's time to make good on one of their campaign promises - fixing the alternative minimum tax. (09/17/07)

Leading Voices — SMU's Willis M. Tate Distinguished Lecture Series launches its 26th season on Tuesday, featuring some of the world's finest minds giving their viewpoints on contemporary issues. (09/13/07)

Engineering to receive $1M from Defense Dept. — SMU Engineering School to develop new digital camera technologies that can be used to improve the detection of concealed weapons and ballistics on the battlefield. (09/13/07)

Oil prices touch $80/barrel milestone — Bruce Bullock, director of SMU's Maguire Energy Institute, comments on the latest benchmark in oil prices. (09/14/07

The Guildhall offers 5-year game grad program — The Guildhall at Southern Methodist University today announced that it has launched a degree program offering a bachelor's degree in fine arts and a master's in interactive technology in digital game development within five years. (09/12/07)

SMU to observe Constitution Day 2007 — Monday, September 17, 2007 is Constitution Day when Americans have the opportunity to consider the importance of the document that has shaped the development of the United States over the past 200 years. (09/12/07)

How an MBA Mom can return to the work force — Excerpt: Dennis Grindle, director of the career-management center at SMU's Cox School of Business, was a source for this story. (09/11/07)

Ready for Election 2008? — SMU election experts are monitoring the polls, markets, trends and rumors, and are ready to give the sharp analysis and compelling sound bites news media need to meet their deadlines. (09/10/07)

Prothro Hall Groundbreaking — SMU will break ground Friday on the renovation and expansion of the Perkins School of Theology Quadrangle, including the new Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Hall. (09/06/07)

American Indians — Author and historian Ned Blackhawk is honored by SMU's Clements Center for his revealing non-fiction book, Violence over the Land: Indians and Empires in the Early American West. (09/06/07)

Research examines how immigrants integrate (09/06/07)

Moss/Chumley Artist Award winner announced (09/06/07)

Violinist Chee-Yun appointed Artist in Residence (09/06/07)

August

Truth in Translation — A human rights education trip to Africa has led to the Dallas premiere of a theatrical performance dramatizing one of the world’s worst examples of human rights violations – apartheid in South Africa. (08/30/07)

'Reading Rockets' featured SMU reading program (08/30/07)

Alumna produces Katrina aftermath documentary (08/30/07)

SMU athletes to accept donations for Virginia Tech during Monday's game (08/30/07)

Architect chosen for Bush Presidential Library (08/29/07)

Human rights journey – Cheyenne, a junior majoring in public policy, blogs about her travels with 15 others to South Africa to explore the events and landmarks of apartheid. (08/29/07)

Alumna produces Katrina aftermath documentary (08/27/07)

Zannie Voss Named New Chair of Arts Administration

Start of school: See slide shows and videos (08/27/07)

"Women are increasingly the agents of change" (08/27/07)

Gonzales' tenure marked by controversy (08/28/07)

Banks don't want you worrying about security (08/26/07)

SMU's Knost takes Amateur Golf Championship (08/26/07)

America needs new formula for success in sciences (08/23/07)

School starts – Moving-in Day, Convocation, and the first day of classes are all part of this week's beginning of the fall semester. (08/23/07)

Move-in day at SMU (08/21/07)

Cox Survey: D-FW execs optimistic about economy (08/21/07)

Meadows Cinema-Television faculty receive honors (08/21/07)

Historian to receive Clements book prize (08/21/07)

Prof. Freidel: Earliest manioc cultivation found (08/21/07)

Two from Meadows receive Legends awards (08/21/07)

Panhellenic Association wins national award (08/21/07)

Recognizing diversity – SMU hosts a discussion with middle school students and their parents on the importance of recognizing diversity in the world and learning about other cultures. (08/20/07)

Helping hand – From anthropology to religious studies, community service is part of the curriculum at SMU's Dedman College. (08/20/07)

Parent liaison: Getting along with others on campus (08/16/07)

Prof. Freidel: Glory and downfall of the Maya (08/16/07)

New research endowment fund to honor professor (08/17/07)

USA Today: A long road back for SMU football (08/15/07)

SMU announces new police chief (08/15/07)

Exhibit features 600 years of tile art and craftsmanship (08/13/07)

SMU field school digs up Etruscan secrets (08/13/07)

Prof. Hargrove: What makes a genius? (08/15/07)

Prof. White: Small businesses caught in credit crunch (08/13/07)

Art history students help restore historic church (08/08/07)

Prof. Pederson: Is Murdoch good for The Wall Street Journal? (08/06/07)

SMU quarterback expects better things this season (08/06/07)

Engineering dean: Bridge maintenance at crisis level (08/06/07)

Programs urge students to think globally (08/06/07)

SMU psychologists Alan Brown and Chris Logan get into the Simpsons’ heads with a new book of essays on what makes America’s favorite animated family tick. (08/02/07)

Microsoft has chosen The Guildhall at SMU as a collaborator in its newly formed Innovation Laboratory to bring new game-development technology to the classroom. (08/02/07)

July

Hurricane Katrina from satellite viewSMU alumna Katherine Browne tells the story of a family fractured by Hurricane Katrina in a documentary to be broadcast Aug. 28 (07/30/07)

Prof Armendariz: North Texas can't wish its smog away (07/26/07)

SMU alumna Paige Davis makes the move from Trading Spaces to Broadway musicals (07/23/07)

Rev. Page A. Thomas retires to the record books after 46 years at Bridwell Library (07/23/07)

Prof. Howard: "Personal branding" may be another marketing fad (07/19/07)

SMU's basketball fortunes may be riding on 7 (07/18/07)

UC administrator Christine Casey is SMU's new Vice President for Business and Finance (07/17/07)

Muslim charity faces trial: Law Prof. Jeffery Kahn talks with National Public Radio about the Holy Land Foundation case audio (07/16/07)

SMU Robotics Club members with Seahorse 1Seahorse 1 swimming robot returned to SMU (07/10/07)

SMU swimming robot stolen from car (07/09/07)

Prof. Stanley: Immigration may not be decisive in GOP's courtship of Latino voters (07/09/07)

DeGolyer curator reveals secrets of Civil War photography (07/05/07)

Prof. Ghosh: Supreme Court ruling against Texas store may mean higher prices video (07/02/07)

June

SMU goalkeeper Steve SandboMustang goalkeeper Steve Sandbo to play in 2007 FIFA Under-20 World Cup (06/28/07)

SMU alumni bring End Times to Kitchen Dog Theater's 2007 New Works Festival (06/25/07)

The new face of technology: Students get hands-on experience in SMU's Engineering Camp for Girls (06/25/07)

SMU turns to the past for Moody Coliseum's new look (06/25/07)

Oh, snap! Five top tips for great vacation photos (06/21/07)

Scholar-athlete Kristin Schild receives Conference USA Postgraduate Scholarship (06/21/07)

Detail from Martín Rico's Rio San Trovaso, VeniceMeadows Museum acquires significant work by Martín Rico (06/18/07)

Prof. Wilson: "Fresh face" key to Leppert's victory (06/18/07)

Prof. Hunt: New film reflects enduring appeal of Noah's story (06/18/07)

SMU appoints task force on substance abuse prevention (06/11/07)

Campaign planning moves forward with key volunteers and early gifts (06/01/07)

SMU Athletic Director Steve Orsini celebrates his first year as head of the Mustangs athletic programs, filled with optimism for the future. (06/01/07)

‘Blue Shades’ solo brings 'em to their feet video (06/01/07)

Prof. Wilson: Religious Right remains a force (06/01/07)

May

David Chard

Nationally respected education scholar David Chard named dean of the SMU School of Education and Human Development. (05/31/07)

Prof. Heath: Virtual church lacks real interaction (05/30/07)

Memorial service set for Jordan Mann (05/29/07)

CNN: Traveling classroom teaches about civil rights (05/29/07)

Deadline for football season tickets is May 31 (05/29/07)

Milk and Cookies with the Mustangs (05/29/07)

Prof. Freidel fights tomb raiders to save history   (05/29/07)

First Lady Laura Bush visits the Meadows Museum (05/26/07)

SMU takes steps to prevent substance abuse (05/22/07)

Class of 2007 graduates from SMU (05/22/07)

Guildhall student wins gaming projector design contest (05/22/07)

Fast Company editor joins Journalism Department (05/17/07)

SMU Receives NCAA Special Recognition Award (05/16/07

Memorial service set for Meaghan Bosch (05/16/07)

Prof. Wilson: Falwell legacy to live on (05/16/07)

Knight Commission urges presidents to show strong support for academic reforms (05/16/07)

Graduation Celebration – Traditions and ceremonies mark SMU's 92nd commencement as it pays tribute to more than 1,950 graduates and three honorary degree recipients the weekend of May 18-19. (05/14/07)

Servant Leaders – Since its founding in 1995, the Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility has sought to guide students on the wise and moral use of the power they have gained through the acquisition of knowledge. (05/14/07)

Student adventurers blog on SMU’s hottest site (05/14/07)

UP voters OK sale of parkland to SMU (05/14/07)

Prof. Hollifield: Americans will remember Chirac (05/14/07)

Prof. Wilson: Farmers Branch vote on immigrants (05/14/07)

Jaclyn Durr receives Fulbright to teach in Germany (05/14/07)

Commentary: Donating to SMU isn't about the money (05/14/07)

Innovative SMU teachers and researchers honored (05/14/07)

Making the transition to life back home (05/14/07)

Career Center – 16 tips for a successful internship (05/14/07)

Revered Velázquez painting loaned to The Meadows (05/14/07)

General information on SMU emergency procedures (05/14/07)

Physics Circus – For more than 15 years, Professor Fred Olness and other physics faculty members have demonstrated complex scientific principles to school children through the Physics Circus. (05/10/07)

After Classes End – SMU’s Counseling and Testing Center offers students suggestions on how to make the transition from campus life to living at home again. (05/10/07)

Celebrate the Class of 2007 (05/10/07)

May 19 Commencement to confer honorary degrees on Bill Moyers, William T. Solomon and Marshall Terry (05/07/07)

Jaclyn Durr receives Fulbright to teach in Germany (05/07/07)

GPO and SMU make WWII publications available (05/07/07)

Career Center – 16 tips for a successful internship (05/07/07)

SMU mourns death of student (05/02/07)

Immaculate Conception by Diego Velázquez (1599-1660) has been loaned to SMU's Meadows Museum by London's National Gallery of Art for exhibition. (05/02/07)

Student athletes shine in NCAA report (05/02/07)

Meadows preparatory student wins piano competitions (05/02/07)

David J. Weber, the Robert and Nancy Dedman Professor of History at SMU, has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. (05/01/07)

April

Prof. Jillson: Environment policy a must-have (04/30/07)

Seyom Brown, whose five-decade career in national security has taken him from the State Department to policy think tanks to academia, is joining SMU, effective Aug. 1. (04/30/07)

SMU defensive end drafted by New England (04/30/07)

Rev. Zan Holmes receives Jonsson ethics award (04/26/07)

Prof. Michael Connolly on Spring Awakening (04/26/07)

Students, their families and faculty gathered for Honors Day Convocation to recognize departmental award winners and new inductees in honor societies. (04/25/07)

After 40 years at SMU, Vice President Jim Caswell is retiring with an exemplary record of leading Student Affairs. (04/25/07)

SMU golfer qualifies for the prestigious EDS Byron Nelson Championship (04/25/07)

Robert Jordan warns of future Middle East turmoil (04/23/07)

Prof. Howard: New twist on product placement (04/23/07)

Acing job interviews — Answering tough questions (04/23/07)

Science and Engineering Fair winners recognized (04/23/07)

April is Poetry Month – test yourself (04/20/07)

Fight procrastination — now! (04/20/07)

General information on SMU emergency procedures (04/18/07)

Virginia Tech Tragedy – We send our heartfelt condolences to the Virginia Tech family. In view of this tragedy, SMU reminds the campus community about its emergency procedures. (04/17/07)

Prof. Kobylka: High court abortion ruling signals shift (04/17/07)

Acing the job interview: plans and skills (04/17/07)

Political Science major named Fulbright Scholar (04/17/07)

Relay for Life raises $125,000 to fight cancer (04/17/07)

Prof. Jillson: Candidates focus on likely voters (04/17/07)

Journalist Bill Moyers to give commencement address (04/12/07)

Art historian Adam Herring receives Vasari Award (04/17/07)

Hilltop sports camps for ages 6-12 (04/17/07)

SMU celebrates Earth Week with exhibits, speeches and activities (04/16/07)

Tate Series announces 2007-08 speakers (04/12/07)

Students, faculty weigh in on KFC's latest ad (04/12/07)

SMU presents a symposium on human trafficking with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nicholas Kristof as the featured speaker. (04/10/07)

ABC's Good Morning America came to SMU to cover the launch of the "Stop Global Warming College Tour," featuring Grammy-winning singer Sheryl Crow and environmental activist Laurie David. (04/09/07)

Tech workers, get ready for off-shoring (04/09/07)

'Uncle Lou' digs dinos (04/09/07)

Use of McFarlin Auditorium for 'Darwin vs. Design' (04/09/07)

SMU’s Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility has announced Jeffrey D. Kahn as the recipient of the 2007-08 Maguire Teaching Fellow Award. (04/05/07)

Justice O'Connor says leaders need civic lessons (04/04/07)

Trustee Ray L. Hunt receives Linz Award
for distinguished service to Dallas community
(04/04/07)

Asst. Secretary Powell on sharing America's story (04/04/07)

SMU names interim Vice President for Business and Finance (04/04/07)

Equestrian team to compete in varsity nationals (04/04/07)

Mock Trial to compete for national championship (04/04/07)

Freakonomics author Steve Levitt talked about his unusual approach to economics, including his view "that there's not much evidence that advertising works," during a student forum at SMU. (04/02/07)

School may be cool, but teaching is certifiably hot: The K-12 education sector will be one of the United States’ biggest sources of job opportunities through at least 2012. (04/02/07)

March

Most students want to be their own bosses. (03/26/07)

LitFest honors retiring Professor Marshall Terry (03/26/07)

SMU administrator named president of Calif. university (03/26/07)

SMU appoints associate vice president for research (03/26/07)

Spring Dance Concert set for March 28-April 1 (03/26/07)

Cox ranked among top undergraduate schools (03/26/07)

SMU top C-USA school in NACDA Cup standings (03/26/07)

Student journalists examine border issues (03/26/07)

Women's football clinic set for March 29 (03/26/07)

SMU students write about spring break adventures (03/26/07)

Mock Trial to compete for national championship (03/26/07)

Hundreds of young scientists and engineers will gather this weekend at two SMU-sponsored events to tackle some of their generation’s biggest challenges, including the environment, energy and transportation. (03/19/07)

SMU's Meadows School of the Arts and the American Film Institute's Dallas International Film Festival collaborate on a series of master classes and screenings. (03/19/07)

Student journalists and the  Clements Center examine border Issues (03/19/07)

The Guildhall at SMU and the U.S. Army collaborate on the latest America's Army. (03/19/07)

SMU students write about spring break adventures (03/19/07)

Cox ranked among top undergraduate schools (03/19/07)

Award-winning professor named to Meadows chair (03/19/07)

Mock Trial to compete for national championship (03/19/07)

Violinist Chee-Yun appointed artist-in-residence (03/19/07)

Remembering Ray Nasher (03/19/07)

Hamon presents Vanity Fair caricatures exhibit (03/19/07)

SMU hosts annual meeting of paleobotanists (03/19/07)

New Maguire Center director named (03/19/07)

Diplomat Robert Jordan joins SMU (03/19/07)

Celebration honors engineering leaders (03/19/07)

Diplomat Robert Jordan joins SMU (03/12/07)

2007 Hall of Leaders Award Celebration Honors Engineers (03/12/07)

Macworld's Praise for The Guildhall at SMU

Award-winning game Invalid TangramSMU to host soccer's 2008 NCAA College Cup

Personal enrichment through SMU-in-Taos

Prof. Jillson: The legislature vs. the governor

SMU Alumnus and TV pioneer Andy Sidaris dies

February

Students and graduates of The Guildhall at SMU win at The Independent Game Festival. (02/28/07)

A Thing of Beauty — tips from SMU's expert landscapers and horticulturalists (02/28/07)

Former Mexico President Fox speaks at SMU (02/28/07)

SMU honors Olympic gold medalist John Woodruff, a star of the 1936 Olympics in Berlin (02/27/07)

The 42nd annual Women’s Symposium is dedicated to addressing issues of concern to women (02/27/07)

SMU Mustangs announce 2007 football schedule (02/27/07)

Prof. Jillson: Before any votes, a 'money primary' (02/27/07)

The effective boss: Not necessarily a hothead (02/27/07)

New Bridwell Library director named (02/27/07)

Taste of Taos (02/27/07)

Perkins announces Seals Laity Award recipient (02/27/07)

Swim teams win Conference USA championships (02/27/07)

Dr. Quill: Making choices about the end of your life (02/22/07)

Student wins national journalism scholarship (02/22/07)

Lori S. White of USC is SMU's new vice president for student affairs. (02/15/07)

Two SMU students named 'Most Promising' by AAF (02/15/07)

'Follow My Band' wins student business competition (02/15/07)

Swim teams take lead in C-USA Championship (02/15/07)

Doak Walker Award goes to McFadden of Arkansas (02/15/07)

Ole Miss to name building for President Turner (02/15/07)

No Texan in the race for president in 2008? (02/15/07)

Silent treatment: Doctors' morals can limit options (02/15/07)

Coins from the heart (02/12/07)
From strained verse to drained wallets, Valentine's Day gives us an opportunity to show how we feel about one another – and helps the merchants pay their rent between Christmas and Mother's Day.

Landing a real job (02/12/07)
SMU's Spring Career/Internship Fair brings students together with employers looking for new talent. Whether it's an internship or a full-time job, it's an opportunity to start a career.

Two seniors win national advertising honors (02/12/07)

Perkins receives $1 million challenge grant (02/12/07)

End-of-life care expert to lecture at SMU (02/08/07)
SMU’s Maguire Center for Ethics presents Dr. Timothy Quill, a palliative care and end-of-life expert, on Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 5 p.m., in the Jeskey Lecture Hall of the Dedman Life Sciences Building.

The Julia Scott Reed Collection (02/08/07)
The Julia Scott Reed Collection is on exhibit through Feb. 28 at SMU’S DeGolyer Library.

Lost race films and original sketches resonate during black history month (02/07/07)
In 1983, an SMU professor got a call to investigate the canisters in Tyler. As it turned out, they held forgotten race films of the 1930s and ’40s using black screenwriters, directors, actors and actresses.

New Mustangs (02/05/07)
SMU Head Football Coach Phil Bennett says the university has signed 23 student-athletes to national letters of intent. Almost all are from Texas.

Defining a University (02/05/07)
Professor Marshall Terry, a master teacher of creative writing, has known the Hilltop for over 50 years as a student, professor, administrator and co-architect of the University's 1963 Master Plan. "Mr. SMU" shares his perspectives at the Maguire Public Scholar Lecture.

Pres. Turner talks about student athletics (02/05/07)

New book examines Cox School's history of success (02/05/07)

Alumnus Jim Irsay's Colts win Super Bowl XLI (02/05/07)

Dedman School of Law honors alumni (02/05/07)

Take the SMUtube Spirit Challenge (02/05/07)

Balenciaga fashion exhibit opens at Meadows Museum (02/05/07)

Theology school names 2007 distinguished alumnus (02/05/07)

SMU breaks the green addiction (02/01/07)
MTV announced SMU as one of five winners of its Break the Addiction Challenge, which called on students to promote and demonstrate environmental changes in their school community.

Two Major Exhibits (02/01/07)
Two important exhibitions are opening at SMU – the creations of fashion pioneer Cristóbal Balenciaga and the religious musical works of the talented Wesley family.

Into The Rainforest (02/01/07)
During the Winter Break, students taking part in SMU's Outdoor Adventure program traveled to Costa Rica, where they hiked through the rainforest, played soccer with the locals and explored the beach.

Prof. Kobylka gives fresh insights into the U.S. Supreme Court on PBS special video (02/01/07)

Take the SMUtube Spirit Challenge (02/01/07)

SMU's Super Bowl connection (02/01/07)

Holocaust artwork by SMU students goes on display (02/01/07)

Theology school names 2007 distinguished alumnus (02/01/07)

MTV rewards SMU students' green efforts (02/01/07)

Ground-shaking research into earthquakes (02/01/07)

Guildhall gamers find jobs (02/01/07)

 

January

Perkins-Prothro family gives $6 million to SMU (01/28/07)

Holocaust Art (01/28/07)
Artwork about the Holocaust by students in Rick Halperin's human rights class at SMU goes on exhibit this week at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library in downtown Dallas.

PERKINS ANNOUNCES 2007 DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS AWARD RECIPIENT (01/17/07)
Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, announces the selection of the Rev. Dr. William A. Holmes as the Perkins School of Theology Distinguished Alumnus for 2007.

$2 MILLION BEQUEST SUPPORTS SCHOLARSHIPS FOR EAST TEXAS STUDENTS (01/11/07)
A new bequest distribution of more than $2 million to Southern Methodist University from the will of former U.S. Congressman and Judge Brady P. Gentry will double the size of a scholarship fund for students from several East Texas counties.

SMU ADDS TWO MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREES TO ITS CURRICULUM (01/11/07)
Beginning in January, SMU will offer two new graduate programs for students, a Master of Science in Counseling in the School of Education and Human Development and a Master of Science Degree in Entrepreneurship (MSIE) in the Cox School of Business.

SMU ANNOUNCES HEROY MEMORIAL GIFT TO BENEFIT GEOSCIENCES (01/05/07)
SMU’s Institute for the Study of Earth and Man (ISEM) received a gift of $25,000 from Jack Hamilton, an ISEM trustee, given in memory of William B. Heroy Jr, former president of ISEM and professor emeritus of geological studies.

EARTH’S CARBON DIOXIDE LEVELS DROVE A BUMPY SHIFT FROM ICE AGE TO GREENHOUSE (01/05/07)
Long-held beliefs that the earth made a gradual, steady transition from the Ice Age to a relatively ice-free planet are being turned upside down by a study published in today’s edition of the journal Science.

Highest Court (01/29/2007)
SMU Prof. Joseph Kobylka gives viewers fresh insights into the U.S. Supreme Court in a groundbreaking new television series from PBS.

Ground-shaking Research (01/29/2007)
SMU seismologist Brian Stump collaborates with the Chinese and others to better understand earthquakes and underground explosions.

SMU's Super Bowl connection (01/29/2007)

French ambassador talks Iraq during SMU visit (01/29/2007)

Geothermal heat mining promises abundant energy (01/29/2007)

Study tracks reaction to State of the Union speech (01/29/2007)

Politicians use Internet to bypass the news media (01/29/2007)

Professor: Texas should pass reporter shield law (01/29/2007)

When is it OK to wear headphones at work? (01/29/2007)

'Enormous Value' (01/15/2007)
Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin spoke at SMU about the "enormous value” of presidential libraries "to understand when things went wrong and when things went right.

MLK Week at SMU (01/15/2007)
SMU is commemorating the courage and achievements of the late Martin Luther King Jr. this week. About the activities. Also read The SMU Campus' account of his visit to SMU in 1966 and excerpts from his speech.

Center helps families break domestic violence cycle (01/15/2007)

For taste of Southwest, try SMU's Taos Institute (01/15/2007)

Bashes for little darlings get bigger and bigger (01/15/2007)

Dean Bowen brings global view to Meadows (01/15/2007)

Ethiopian fossils broaden understanding of plants and climate change (01/15/2007)

Students' Chipotle ads are running in Times Square (01/08/2007)

Ethiopia Dig (01/08/2007)
An SMU team of paleobotonists spent December digging for fossils in Ethiopia to learn more about plant evolution, ancient climates and what future climate changes may bring.

Men's tennis team wins season opener (01/08/2007)

Prof. Hollifield on America's relationship with Europe (01/08/2007)

New Master of Science in Entrepreneurship offered (01/08/2007)

SMU football team receives academic award (01/08/2007)

Times Square Stars (01/01/2007)
Two Chipotle ads created by SMU students are now running on the JumboTron in New York City's Times Square.

Ice Age Intrigue (01/01/2007)
Long-held beliefs that the earth made a gradual, steady transition from the Ice Age to a relatively ice-free planet are being turned upside down by a study co-authored by geology Prof. Neil Tabor.

Hoops on the Hilltop (01/03/2007)

A new approach to the study of British imperialism (01/02/2007)

The late President Gerald R. Ford had ties to SMU (01/02/2007)

Student blogs about trip to Nazi death camps (01/01/2007)

Service for Prof. Harold Jeskey set for Jan. 13 (01/01/2007)

Fossil hunters blog from the field in Ethiopia (01/01/2007)