Posts Tagged ‘SMU Guildhall’

Inaugural Esports Event OP Live Changes the Game for Dallas

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

Whether you’re a hard-core gamer or you’ve never picked up a controller, OP Live has something for everyone. 

Video game professionals, amateurs, and everyone in between will gather this weekend for the first-of-its-kind celebration of all things gaming. There will …

SMU, LIFT Team Moving On in $7M Literacy XPRIZE Contest

Posted by Heather Noel

A literacy app for adult learners developed by Southern Methodist University and Dallas-based Literacy Instruction for Texas is moving forward in the $7 million Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE competition.

XPRIZE named the Dallas team, People ForWords, one of …

Change of Venue: SMU Guildhall Planning Move Away From Plano

Posted by Heather Noel

Southern Methodist University’s graduate program for game design is planning to relocate from Plano to the main Dallas campus by 2020.

The forthcoming move comes as the university has put its Plano campus on the market. Though days are numbered, …

The Creatives:
Rise of the Makers

Posted by Jessica Elliott

In a time when Dallas-Fort Worth is an innovation hotspot luring mega companies, there are the entrepreneurial creators — the filmmakers, the designers, the musicians, the dancers, the artists, the architects — who are energizing the city in every realm.

SMU Guildhall to Launch Gaming Tech to Fight Disease

Posted by Lance Murray

SMU Guildhall will celebrate the alpha launch of a new technology that will help fight diseases such as cancer and macular degeneration in an event Thursday. 

Called HEWMEN, the technology designed by SMU Guildhall faculty members uses online actions in …

Dallas Team 1 of 8 Moving on in Literacy XPRIZE Contest

Posted by Heather Noel

A Dallas team has been named as one of eight semifinalists in the Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE competition.

PeopleForWords — made up of members from Southern Methodist University Guildhall, SMU Simmons School of Education and Human Development, and …

SMU Researchers, Gamers Partner on Cancer Research

Posted by Lance Murray

The collective brain and computer power of 25,000 “Minecraft” game players could help researchers at Southern Methodist University find a new cancer-fighting drug.

Game developers and researchers at SMU are partnering with a worldwide network of gamers who play the …

SMU Guildhall Named
Top Video Game-Design Program

Posted by Lance Murray

Gamers are always chasing the high score, the top of the list for any game.

SMU Guildhall has reached the top, being named the No. 1 graduate game-design program in The Princeton Review’s eighth annual report.

“Becoming the No. …

SMU, LIFT Team Up on App to Unlock Literacy & $3M Prize

Posted by Heather Noel

LITERACY APP SERVES AS ENTRY INTO GLOBAL CONTEST


A new game being created by Southern Methodist University puts users in the shoes of an archaeologist traveling the world to decode artifacts.

While Codex’s lead character works to translate ancient languages, …