News Archives

The following news microsites facilitate media coverage of faculty and programs at SMU.

Whether volunteering in India, participating in a Study Abroad program in England, or interning in New York City, SMU students are having amazing adventures around the world.

Ad America
In 2002, the U.S. Department of State launched a first-ever public diplomacy campaign featuring television spots promoting the happy lives of American Muslims. A study by two SMU professors assessed reactions among international viewers.

American Dream
Has the American Dream -- the belief that anybody who works hard enough can move up the economic ladder -- become merely a talking point for politicians?

Breaking the Political Glass Ceiling
Why it is taking so long for women to be elected in greater numbers to Congress drove political scientists Dennis Simon of SMU and Barbara Palmer of American University to search for clues to this political gender gap.

Santiago Calatrava, the acclaimed architect, engineer, and artist of “the most spectacular buildings in the world at the moment,” gave the keynote address at Southern Methodist University’s 2005 Commencement ceremony.

When amateur fossil finder Van Turner discovered a small vertebra at a construction site near Dallas 16 years ago, he knew the creature was unlike anything in the fossil record. Scientists now know the significance of Turner’s fossil as the origin of an extinct line of lizards with an evolutionary twist: a land-dwelling species that became fully aquatic.

Education Experts
From studies on the reading capabilities of children with mental retardation to litigation over "No Child Left Behind," SMU offers some of the most authoritative experts on education.

Find experts on the trial and on the effect Enron's collapse has had on business practices, politics, and society.

Fifty years ago, Hollywood came to the small West Texas town of Marfa to film the movie "Giant." The movie did for Texas what "Gone With The Wind" did for the South: forever burn an image in the mind about a place and its people.

Grammy Awards
Looking for the next big thing on the Billboard charts? With the right technology, the next big thing could be you. New recording techniques are changing the musical landscape both aesthetically and commercially.

The Full Matilda
The Full Matilda, written by SMU English Professor David Haynes, follows six generations of the Housewrights as they evolve from in-service to one of Washington’s most powerful political families into their own realm of power.

The SMU Mustangs — three 11-foot bronze statues of wild horses —  were dedicated April 27, 2005, in front of Moody Coliseum.

With the airing of NBC's Revelations comes television's latest attempt to attract audiences - and turn a profit - through a twist of the truth.

Under The Tuscan Sun
The discovery of 2,000-year-old pendant necklaces, gold hair ornaments, rings and semi-precious stones, and silver coins is bringing to life a largely forgotten people who, among other things, built the first cities in Italy and introduced Greek culture to the Romans.