Category Archives: Events

Gilbert Lecture Series presents author and game designer Ian Bogost “The Mistrust of Things”

Event Date: Thursday, April 16 Time: 6pm reception, 6:30pm lecture Location: Dedman Life Science Building, room 131 How can we learn to live with things? How do we approach a world so replete, so overburdened with stuff that it’s literally falling apart … Continue reading

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Brian Stump, Earth Sciences, key speaker at the 18th Honors Convocation

Outstanding achievement honored at SMU’s 2014-15 Awards Extravaganza, Honors Convocation. Dedman College faculty, staff and students were recognized with teaching awards, service honors and the University’s highest commendation, the “M” Award, at the 2015 Awards Extravaganza Monday, April 13. > Read … Continue reading

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Kimbilio mentioned in NY Times article on author Toni Morrison

NY TIMES Originally Posted: April 8, 2015 By: Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah The Radical Vision of Toni Morrison At 84, she sits comfortably as one of the greatest authors in American history, even as her uncompromising dream for black literature seems farther … Continue reading

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Cross-Disciplinary Team of Dedman College and Cox Students Competes April 16-18 at Richest and Largest Student Startup Competition

Congratulations to Edward Allegra! His startup team, BioLum Sciences has been accepted to compete in the world famous Rice Business Plan Competition this weekend, April 16-18. The Rice Business Plan Competition is the world’s richest and largest graduate-level student startup … Continue reading

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Rick Halperin, Embrey Human Rights Program, in USA Today

USA TODAY April 8, 2015 Supreme Court gives new life to death penalty debate WASHINGTON — The state that plans to kill Kent Sprouse on Thursday recently received a new supply of pentobarbital, the drug of choice for executioners in … Continue reading

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Holy Words in Hollywood: The Ten Commandments and American Identity

Event date: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 Event time: 7:30pm Location: McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall     The epic Bible films of the 1950s used the Hebrew Bible much as the Puritans did in an earlier era: as a prophecy of … Continue reading

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Department of English and Ethnic Studies Program co-sponsor musical tribute to African American author-activist Margaret Walker Alexander on Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Members of the SMU community are invited to a free performance of “For My People: A New Musical Work” on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 7 p.m. at the Black Academy of Arts and Letters, Clarence Muse Café Theater, 1309 … Continue reading

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Rick Halperin, Embrey Human Rights, reactions to new policy against selling execution drugs

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Originally Posted: March 31, 2015 AUSTIN — Since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976, the state of Texas has executed more than a third of all inmates in the nation. But Texas and seven … Continue reading

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Did you miss the Tower Center’s nuclear weapons forum? C-Span was there.

Watch the discussion on nuclear weapons and national security, featuring the Tower Center’s own Joshua Rovner as moderator.  http://cs.pn/1I0FEOy   

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Human Rights Scholarship Established to honor slain dallas youth

Daily Campus Originally Posted: March 31, 2015 By Megan Sunderland In 1973, the Senate’s hearings on Watergate began, the Supreme Court decided on Roe v. Wade, and “Schoolhouse Rock!” premiered on ABC. 1973 was also the year that 12-year-old Santos … Continue reading

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