Calendar: Not-to-Miss Events for Innovators in Dallas-Fort Worth

North Texas has plenty to see, hear, and watch. Here are our editors' picks. Plus, you'll find more selections to "save the date."
SMU Professor Gets $1.8M NIH Award to Study How Bodies May Work to Repair Cells
by | Sep 18, 2023
The award will help SMU biology professor Zhihao Wu determine if different "quality control pathways" in our bodies might be working together to repair damaged components in cells. The research could help lead to "new therapeutic targets" for hallmarks known to cause many human diseases, the university said.
2023 RevTech Summit: Driving Innovation, Collaboration, and Community
by | Sep 11, 2023
RevTech announced it will team up with investor Laura Baldwin to launch a dedicated fund supporting female entrepreneurs. Dallas-based brand The Citizenry also revealed its further expansion into brick-and-mortar, with a debut location set for Stonebriar Mall in Frisco this fall.
The Last Word: SMU’s Elizabeth Loboa on the Impact of a $30M Gift from The O’Donnell Foundation
by | Aug 28, 2023
Loboa was explaining a critical need that SMU and other universities are addressing—one that was got a boost last week when The O’Donnell Foundation announced its donation of $30 million to SMU to create 10 endowed academic positions in engineering and data science, as well as to support research in those fields. 

CPRIT Awards $9.5M in Cancer Research Grants to SMU and Dallas’ Baylor Research Institute

by | Aug 17, 2023
The 29 new grants approved by CPRIT's Oversight Committee include the first CPRIT Scholar award to Southern Methodist University in Dallas and state funding for Dallas' Baylor Research Institute to join a major National Cancer Institute study.
Phillips Foundation Gives SMU $1.7M Grant for SMU Impact Lab
by | Jun 23, 2023
A collaboration between the university’s Meadows School of the Arts and Cox School of Business, the SMU Impact Lab aims to equip the next generation of SMU students to understand impact investing through education and practice. By aligning "profits and purpose," SMU said it's committed to advancing the idea of "investing for the greater good."
‘Dark Shadows’ Video Game Lights Up Human Trafficking Research at SMU
by | Jun 22, 2023
SMU's new federally funded data warehouse will feature a unique component—a video game called "Dark Shadows"—to help researchers extract and “clean” relevant human trafficking information from the U.S. Department of Justice’s press releases, such as victims' and perpetrators' names and crime locations.
Stream Realty Partners, Project Destined Offer CRE Training for Dallas-Area College Students
by | Jun 12, 2023
Stream and Project Destined will provide a nine-week, work-based training program to 12 students attending UT Dallas, SMU, Texas A&M University, University of North Texas at Dallas, and Texas Christian University. Students in the program will compete against each other in groups to present live real estate deals to industry leaders.

With SMU Conference, GSV Founder Looks to Make Dallas the Hub of the Global ‘Mission Movement’

by | May 5, 2023
Global Silicon Valley’s Michael Moe is teaming up with Hoque Global CEO Mike Hoque on the inaugural SMU+GSV Mission Summit in May. GSV recently moved its headquarters from Northern California to downtown Dallas' historic Adolphus building.
To the Lake and On the Water: Fetii Partners With GetMyBoat in DFW and Austin
Calling itself “the Uber for large groups," Austin-based Fetii expanded to Dallas-Fort Worth late last year. Already popular at universities across North Texas, the 15-passenger ride-sharing service has now teamed up with San Francisco-based GetMyBoat to make partying on the water a breeze. Fetii CEO Matthew Iommi tells Dallas Innovates why the waves beckoned—and how he's planning for national expansion.
The George W. Bush Center Is Marking Its 10th Anniversary with a Week of Free Admission, and SMU Is in on the Celebration
by | Apr 28, 2023
The George W. Bush Presidential Center opened its doors on the Southern Methodist University campus on May 1, 2013. In the decade since, nearly 2 million visitors from all over the world have come to explore it. To mark its 10th anniversary, the center is offering free reserved admission to the Presidential Museum from April 29 through May 4—and SMU is doing its own celebration of a decade of impact in hosting the center.
George W. Bush Presidential Museum Appoints New Director, Celebrates Bush Center 10th Anniversary
by | Apr 28, 2023

Teresa Lenling has been named as director of the George W. Bush Presidential Museum, a role in which she will drive all facets of the Bush Museum’s programs and lines of business, the George W....


UNT Names Pioneering Researcher, Inventor as New College of Engineering Dean

by | Apr 6, 2023

Paul S. Krueger has been named the new dean of the College of Engineering at The University of North Texas, effective June 1.

“The College of Engineering is home to some of UNT’s fastest growing programs, and I am excited to see the college continue to thrive under Dr. Krueger’s leadership,” Provost Michael McPherson said in a statement....

From Ideas to Impact: SMU’s Research and Innovation Week Demonstrates the Power of Innovation
by | Mar 14, 2023
Running from March 20-25 on the SMU campus, research and innovation will be on full display.
Dallas Business Leader Jack Knox Gives SMU $11M
by | Mar 3, 2023
Knox has several decades of noted leadership experience in amusement parks, the restaurant industry, and oil & gas, having served as the general partner, CEO, or chairman of multiple companies. The prominent alumnus and longtime SMU supporter said he hopes his support of the university’s campaign, SMU Ignited: Boldly Shaping Tomorrow, will encourage others to participate.