Posts Tagged ‘SMU’

SMU Prof, Local Agencies to Fight South Dallas’ Food Desert With New Seedling Farm

Posted by Jewels Clark

A Southern Methodist University professor and collection of community partners are stepping up to combat South Dallas’ food insecurity issues with a new seedling farm at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center’s Freedom Garden.

The farm, which will celebrate …

Power, Purpose & Profit: bigBANG! Focuses on Putting Money to Work for Good

Posted by Heather Noel

An investment can change the world.

Beyond making a financial return, people are putting their dollars to work on social good as well. 

“We want environmental and social impact to become the norm rather than the exception when we are

Iraq War Vet Starts Company to Help Other Vets Secure Jobs

Posted by D'Anzia Robertson

A senior at Southern Methodist University’s Lyle School of Engineering has started an independent claims adjusting firm that provides on-the-job training to military veterans — training that helps them become small business owners who contribute to their local economies.

As …

SMU Announces Winners of ‘Big iDeas’ Competition

Posted by Jewels Clark

Southern Methodist University has awarded a select group of students with seed and startup funding for coming up with “Big iDeas.”

Big iDeas is a two-part competition hosted by SMU that gives undergraduate students a chance to pitch their …

iMasons Comes to Dallas to Engage Professionals in Future of Digital Infrastructure

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Masons aren’t just bricklayers. As technology advances, each generation presents a new challenge for the infrastructure masons.

A century ago, it was building the world’s first electrical grid.

In the 1950s, it was building a vast interstate highway network.

Today, …

Creating Cultural Ties: Bright Light Volunteers Eyeing Canada, Vietnam for Growth

Posted by D'Anzia Robertson

Volunteering abroad with her children led Dallas resident Catherine Greenberg rvo her latest venture. 

As she raised her own children to be global citizens and saw the impact volunteering had on their worldview, she felt the need to share cultural …

Giant Birdlike Dinosaur Named for SMU Paleontologist

Posted by Lance Murray

Some people get streets named after them, others bridges or a building, but a Southern Methodist University paleontologist now has a giant birdlike dinosaur from the Cretaceous period that shares his name.

The researchers who are investigating the dinosaur gave …

Dallas Dancers Create New Roles for Women

Posted by Chloe Bennett

Two Dallas dancers have reunited to build new life for women on stage.

After enduring a long-standing dissatisfaction in dance roles, Emily Bernet and Taylor Rodman partnered to protest outdated concepts of women by doing something they love, The Dallas

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, UNT Dallas Among Universities Receiving Part of $50M for Aspiring Teachers

Posted by Chloe Bennett

Southern Methodist University and University of North Texas at Dallas are among 10 universities in the state getting a piece of $50 million in scholarship funds for students looking to blossom into qualified teachers.  

“North Texas has an enormous talent …