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Texoma Semiconductor Tech Hub Makes Its Pitch to Taiwanese Tech Investors & Partners

by | Mar 14, 2024
Local Tech Hub consortium members made their pitches remotely Thursday to representatives of more than 100 companies and academia attending the meeting in Hsinchu City, Taiwan. SMU's Suku Nair said the pitch is just one example of how the Tech Hub's impact has "regional, national, and global significance."
Veteran Leader Named Managing Director of SMU’s Spears Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership
by | Mar 13, 2024
Joshua Taylor will be responsible for leading the institute’s goals, programs, and operations, in alignment with the overall mission and vision of SMU Cox, co-founding directors Megha Tolia and Nirav Tolia, and benefactor Dr. William S. Spears.
New SMU Program Gets Aspiring Tech Leaders Ready for the C‑Suite
by | Feb 29, 2024
The four-month SMU Tech CxO Excellence Program welcomed its first cohort of students in early February. Classes are taught by current or previous CIOs and CTOs in top organizations across DFW—with a curriculum focused on leadership, cybersecurity, financial planning, and more.

‘Fablets’ and More: How SMU Snagged Lead Agency Role in Federal Texoma Semiconductor Tech Hub

On Monday, the Biden administration unveiled 31 U.S. Tech Hubs in the U.S., including the SMU-led Texoma Semiconductor Hub. Here's a deep dive into how Dallas landed its second federal tech hub in two months, who's involved, and what it could mean for the region.
Another Federal Nod:
Dallas-Based Texoma Semiconductor ‘Fablet’ Tech Hub To Be Led by SMU
Dallas is marking its territory on the national innovation map with its second major federal hub win in as many months.
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SMU Gets $30M Gift from O’Donnell Foundation for Data Science Institute, Digital Innovation Initiative
by | Aug 24, 2023
Elevating SMU’s standing as a premier global research institution, the gift will create 10 endowed academic positions in engineering and data science and support research in those fields as well. SMU President R. Gerald Turner said the gift will be evenly split between SMU's newly named O’Donnell Data Science and Research Computing Institute and an initiative for digital innovation in engineering and computer science in the Lyle School of Engineering.
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.

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.
SMU Student Develops Next-Gen pH Freshness Sensor for Packaged Food
by | Mar 16, 2023
The flexible pH sensor's small size—it's just 2 millimeters long and 10 millimeters wide—makes it possible to incorporate the sensor into current food packaging methods, such as plastic wrapping.
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.
Cypress Waters' developer Lucy Billingsley

Texas Woman’s University to Honor Lucy Billingsley with Dykes Leadership Award

by | Feb 21, 2023

Noted Dallas developer Lucy Billingsley will receive the 2023 Virginia Chandler Dykes Leadership Award at the Texas Woman’s University Dallas Leadership Luncheon on March 22.

The award recognized Billingsley’s years of setting a high bar as a commercial real estate developer, business owner, and model of civic engagement, Texas Woman’s said....

SMU Hosts Prestigious Austin Symposium of World’s Top Chemists
by | Feb 17, 2023

Some of the top chemists from around the world are convening in Dallas today through Monday at Southern Methodist University for the 28th Austin Symposium on Molecular Structure and Dynamics at Dallas.

SMU said the conference attracted more than 122 chemists from 14 countries. The conference theme of the symposium is “Spectroscopy Meets Theory.”...

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AI—Ready or Not?
by | Feb 16, 2023
North Texas universities are gearing up for the AI revolution, readying students for the jobs of tomorrow. Here's a look at what's happening at SMU, TCU, the University of North Texas, UT Arlington, and UT Dallas, as published in our annual 2023 Dallas Innovates magazine.
Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University Appoints First Woman Director
by | Feb 10, 2023

Amanda W. Dotseth has been named the Linda P. and William A. Custard Director of the Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, the first woman to hold that post....