Category Archives: Community News

Interpret the Past, Control the Future

Historians in Chief: How Presidents Interpret the Past to Control the Future – presidents make history but they also write it. From the Oval Office, they shape not only public policy but collective memory. Presidents, in short, are our historians-in-chief.

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Election: Where We Are, Where We’re Going

SMU’s political science professor Dennis Simon wraps his free lecture series “Continuity & Change: The Race for the Presidency, 2016”: Where We Are Going | Post Election Saturday, November 12th, 2:00-4:00pm Dr. Dennis Simon, an Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor, teaches

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70th Anniversary of the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials

SMU’s role in seeking justice then and now: to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the verdicts in the international military tribunals at Nuremberg following World War II, a moderated panel ofexperts in international criminal law will discuss the importance and

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Psychotherapy Sessions Best in the A.M.

A new study co-authored by SMU researchers found that patients with anxiety, phobias and fears showed greater improvement from therapy that was scheduled in the morning, when levels of cortisol — a naturally occurring hormone — test higher.

Too Dumb for Democracy?

SMU’s Center for Presidential History discusses the current state of democracy. America’s founding generation feared direct democracy. Senators were to be elected by state legislatures; presidents, by an electoral college. They feared popular passions too likely to pollute political waters,

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Memorial Service for SMU Police Officer Mark McCullers

Thursday, July 28, 2016 11 a.m. McFarlin Auditorium at SMU 6405 Boaz Lane Parking is available on Bishop Boulevard and in parking lots and centers labeled All University Parking (AUP). The service will conclude with a 21-gun salute.

Meadows Museum to Exhibit Survey of Spanish Modern Art

Beginning October 9, the Meadows Museum, in partnership with the Asociación Colección Arte Contemporáneo, will present the most comprehensive survey of Spanish modern art to be shown in the United States in 50 years.

Back to School for Adults: SMU Certificate Programs

SMU Continuing and Professional Education will offer 10 fall 2016 professional certificate programs. In addition, a new certificate program in digital analytics will begin in spring 2017. Registration is open now for these fall and spring programs. These noncredit certificates

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Continue Learning at SMU: Summer 2016 Registration Now Open

SMU’s Continuing and Professional Education offers noncredit personal enrichment classes for adults. Learn to play the piano, speak Spanish, or explore Tolstoy’s short stories. Try out Tai Chi. Focus on digital photography. Or hone your landscape painting at the Dallas

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SMU Tate Lecture Series 2016-17

A veteran journalist, a renowned presidential historian, an award-winning actor and an astronaut are all among the lineup for the next season of SMU’s Tate Lecture Series. Regarded as one of the country’s finest platforms for distinguished and engaging discussions,

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