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‘Defined By Light’ opens at DeGolyer Library

Images and objects from the collection of Jack and Beverly Wilgus in celebration of the 175th anniversary of the announcement of photography opens at SMU’s DeGolyer Library on Oct. 23.

SMU TollTag available from North Texas Tollway Authority

SMU fans can now display Mustang spirit wherever they go with an SMU-branded TollTag from the North Texas Tollway Authority. Emblazoned with the University’s spirited pony mascot, Peruna, and traditional SMU red and blue colors, the limited edition TollTag can

SMU study will teach algebra with student-authored stories

Can students learn algebra from Instagram and video games? SMU teaching researcher Candace Walkington thinks so. Walkington’s new study, funded by the National Academy of Education, will test that idea. The new study asks pre-algebra students to author their own algebra stories

Department of Anthropology celebrates Golden Jubilee

In fall 1964, professors Fred Wendorf and Ron Wetherington brought the discipline of anthropology to SMU. This year, the University celebrates the Department of Anthropology’s Golden Jubilee. Today, the department offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees focusing

‘Defined By Light’ Photography Exhibit to Open at DeGolyer

The latest DeGolyer exhibit begins with materials from before the invention of photography with the camera obscura and ends in the 20th century. Photographs of various subjects and processes will be displayed: daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, stereographs, cameras, viewers, early color

Meadows choral ensembles open their concert season

Dedicated to performing excellence in the choral art, the  Meadows Chorale, Concert Choir and Diva Dolce open their 2014-15 concert season on Oct. 19.  Concerts also will be held throughout the school year.

Meadows Chorale, Meadows Concert Choir and Diva Dolce

Meadows’ three outstanding choral ensembles – Meadows Concert Choir, Meadows Chorale, and Diva Dolce – will open the 2014-15 choral concert season on Oct. 19 with a program that explores water imagery in sacred and secular music.

SMU honors distinguished alumni and emerging leader

Philanthropic, civic and business leaders will receive SMU’s Distinguished Alumni Award, the highest honor the University bestows upon its graduates, during a campus ceremony in November. The 2014 Distinguished Alumni are educational leader Mary Brinegar ’69, investment banker Frank M.

SMU to honor global & local human rights champions Nov. 12

Peruvian champion of indigenous women’s rights Eliana Elias and innovative global-minded local educator Bhavani Parpia will be honored at SMU on Nov. 12 as the first two recipients of Embrey Human Rights Program Triumph of the Spirit Awards. The awards

‘The Map of Heaven’ author at SMU on Oct. 16

Eben Alexander, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Proof of Heaven, teams up with the sages of times past, modern scientists, and with ordinary people who have had profound spiritual experiences to show the reality of heaven and

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