Dedman College Alumnus John Harper ’68: ‘The Best Medicine Is Science And Compassion Intersecting At The Patient’

SMU Magazine Originally Posted: March 24, 2016 SAVE THE DATE: Join SMU Dedman College alumnus John Harper at the 7th annual Literature + Medicine Conference  from 8 a.m. to noon April 1 at SMU’s Mack Ballroom in the Umphrey Lee Center. Cardiologist John Harper ’68 vividly remembers waking in the middle of the night to the sound of his father crying out in pain. It was 1964 and Harper was 17 years old – just a year shy of starting college at SMU. But he was as frightened as a small child that night when he peaked through a cracked-open bedroom door into the hallway of his West Texas home. A physician named Bruce Hay was arriving at 3 a.m., impeccably dressed in a three-piece suit, his black doctor’s bag in [...]

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Event: April 5, Long Stories Cut Short – A Reading and Book Signing

A reading and book signing with author Fredrick Luis Aldama. Sponsored by The Creative Writing Program and the SMU Department of English, Southwest Review; Red Pegasus Comics

By | March 20th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, English, Events, Faculty News|Comments Off on Event: April 5, Long Stories Cut Short – A Reading and Book Signing

#MustangsGiveBack is TODAY! Support Dedman College!

What will you support at SMU? Make a gift on March 7, 2017, and be a part of Mustangs Give Back, our annual one-day giving challenge. Here are some of the Dedman College projects on the #MustangsGiveBack list: Bring International Film Festival to Campus: SMU's spring international film festival brings the best of foreign cinema to campus. Films from the Arab world, Africa, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Spain, and many other countries and regions are screened at no cost to students or the general public. This helps bring international cinema to a city, whose existing film venues and festivals tend to exclude such films. Dollar Goal:  $5,000 Integrating History and Technology through training on 3D scanner and printer: Students interact with 3D scanned models in real time, deepening their [...]

Willard Spiegelman leaves Dallas a lovely parting gift with ‘If You See Something, Say Something’

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: March 1, 2017 The word is out: Willard Spiegelman, Southern Methodist University's distinguished Hughes Professor of English, is selling his Dallas condo and moving full time to New York and Connecticut. Spiegelman —  author, editor, educator, raconteur — has also long been a contributor to The Wall Street Journal and been Dallas' most eloquent public voice in the New York media world. It's bad enough that we're losing him in person, but as the WSJ radically cuts back on its arts coverage, we risk missing out on him altogether. But his many fans can take great joy that SMU's DeGolyer Library has produced a fulsome and beautifully illustrated book of his visual arts and architecture criticism. If You See Something, Say [...]

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Request for Proposals for Undergraduate Mayer Fellows, 2017-2018

Each academic year, DCII sponsors six undergraduate Mayer Undergraduate Research Fellows. These students have a double major or a major and minor(s), and at least one of these must be in Dedman College. With two faculty mentors, each Mayer Fellow conducts a research project that combines and integrates the perspectives of his/her major(s)/minor(s). Mayer Fellows have access to funds to use for research travel or for other expenses related to their research project. See website for details. Link for more information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Programs/Mayer

Gilbert Lecture Series presents lecture on environmental literature and criticism

SMU News Originally Posted: February 7, 2017 Can designer ecosystems compensate for ecological loss? This talk examines new media projects inspired by this question. Heather Houser, an associate professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin, is author of Ecosickness in Contemporary U.S. Fiction: Environment and Affect Columbia UP, 2014), which won the 2015 Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present (ASAP) Book Prize and was shortlisted for the 2014 British Society for Literature and Science (BSLS) Book Prize. Houser's presentation, hosted by SMU's Department of English, is free and open to the public on Thursday, Feb. 23, in McCord Auditorium in Dallas Hall. There is a reception at 6 p.m. and lecture at 6:30 p.m. Houser holds affiliations with American Studies, the Center for Women's [...]

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Memorial Service for Marshall Terry, Jr. to be held Friday, Jan. 20

A Memorial Service celebrating the life of Marshall Terry, Jr. will be held on Friday, January 20, at 1:00 pm in Perkins Chapel.  A reception will be held at the Meadows Museum immediately following the service. Memorial gifts may be made in support of The Marsh Terry Creative Writing Scholarship Endowment Fund by sending checks payable to Southern Methodist University at SMU, P. O. Box 402, Dallas, TX 75275-0402, or by making a gift online at smu.edu/giving. READ MORE

By | January 11th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, English, Events, Faculty News|Comments Off on Memorial Service for Marshall Terry, Jr. to be held Friday, Jan. 20

Greg Brownderville, English, How an SMU Poet Straddles America’s Cultural Divide

D Magazine Originally Posted: January 2017 Scan This: When he was young, Brownderville found he had a special affinity for words, a kind of synesthesia that he began to experience after a series of head injuries. Credit- D Magazine A few days after the November presidential election, I meet the poet Greg Brownderville for a coffee near the campus of SMU, where he teaches poetry and runs the Southwest Review, the century-old quarterly literary journal. We are here to discuss Brownderville’s latest volume of poetry, A Horse With Holes in It, published in November by Louisiana State University Press. Our conversation, however, inevitably turns to the recent election. “Snark is having a moment in this country,” Brownderville says. He is wearing a sweater under a [...]

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