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Enjoy the holidays with books from SMU

Sample books published in 2015 by the SMU community, including faculty, staff, alumni, libraries and museum. This list has it covered in genres from art to film to science to the Southwest. Find selections for readers of poetry, as well as

Exploring the history of U.S. New Year’s celebration

In the United States’ earliest days, New Year’s Day was a time to pay respect, reflect and render accounts. The revelry came later, says Alexis McCrossen, SMU professor of history. McCrossen recently received a prestigious one-year fellowship from the National

SMU Santa Peruna visits RISD schools to encourage reading

SMU’s Santa Peruna recently visited two Richardson schools, bringing gifts, healthy snacks and important reminders to students: “Keep reading over the holidays” and “go to college.” Each student received a book from Half-Price Books, healthy snacks from the North Texas Food

SMU volunteers for Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

DALLAS (SMU) – SMU students, faculty and staff will join others across the country in a national day of service on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 18, 2016. SMU’s day of service is co-sponsored by the Office of

Commencement set for Dec. 19

More than 600 students from SMU’s seven schools will graduate at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, at the December Commencement Ceremony in Moody Coliseum. Distinguished lawyer Michael M. Boone, an alumnus and chair of the SMU Board of Trustees, will deliver

Central University Libraries forgive fines in exchange for food

In the spirit of holiday giving, SMU Central University Libraries are once again waiving library fines in exchange for food donations for the North Texas Food Bank. Food donations are being collected through Wednesday, Dec. 16. All SMU community members are

Textbooks and the battle over climate change

If American teens are unsure about climate change or its cause, some school textbooks aren’t helping, says teaching expert Diego Román of SMU, co-author of a new study on the subject. Studies estimate that only 3 percent of scientists who are

Meadows Museum to host symposium on Alba family collection

The Meadows Museum at SMU will host “Alba: Lives and Afterlives of a Historic Collection,” a free international symposium on Friday, Dec. 4, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event, which is open to the public, will bring together

Laura Wilson shares powerful book showcasing 35-year photography career at SMU lecture, book signing

The William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies will host “That Day: Pictures in the American West,” a lecture and book signing featuring images from Laura Wilson’s book of the same name, at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, at Dallas

SMU Christmas Worship Services: Thursday, Dec. 3

The Christmas services this year draw upon the journeys that take place in the nativity narratives: the journey to Bethlehem, the journey of the Magi, and the journey to Egypt. To these journeys we add the unprecedented mass migration of peoples

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