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Southern Methodist University Announces New Dean of Lyle School of Engineering

by | Jan 13, 2023
SMU said that Nader Jalili is an innovative leader and researcher, known for bringing the resources of engineering education and research to undergraduate and graduate students, industry partners, and community outreach programs.
’58 Alum Gives SMU $50M Toward New End Zone Complex for Gerald J. Ford Stadium
by | Jan 21, 2022
The gift by Weber, a 1958 alum and former Mustang football player, is the largest in the history of the SMU Athletic Department. It launches a $100M facility drive to build the 192,500-SF complex—which will house a team auditorium, new locker rooms, a weight room, position-specific meeting rooms, and more.
$11.5M NVIDIA Collaboration Will Put SMU ‘in the Fast Lane for Artificial Intelligence’
by | Nov 11, 2021
SMU is investing $11.5 million into a powerful new supercomputing research system featuring an NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD. Connected with the NVIDIA Quantum InfiniBand networking platform in SMU's data center, it will produce a theoretical 100 petaflops of computing power—enabling the university's network to perform "a blistering 100 quadrillion operations per second." The new capability will supercharge SMU's AI and supercomputing exploration, boosting North Texas' growth as a technology hub.
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SMU Meadows School of the Arts’ Initiative Gets $300K Boost
by | Nov 21, 2016
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant will support programs and special projects for Ignite/Arts Dallas, which works to meld art and community engagement.