SMU News Originally Posted: January 17, 2017 The National Endowment for the Humanities named SMU professors Zachary Wallmark and Sabri Ates as fellowship grant recipients in January – the only two recipients in North Texas for the current funding cycle. Wallmark, assistant professor and chair of music history at SMU Meadows School of the Arts, is using music studies, cognitive sciences and original brain imaging experiments to research the nature of our emotional response to music. “I am deeply honored to receive this recognition,” Wallmark said. “With the support of the NEH, I hope in my work to help people better understand music’s grip on human emotion and imagination.” Ates, associate professor in the Clements Department of History, is drawing on a variety of archival [...]
Event date: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 Location: McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall, 3225 University Time: 5:30 reception followed by 6 pm lecture and book signing T.J. Stiles will be on campus January 24th to give a talk based on one of his books Custer's Trials, winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for history. The event is co-hosted by the Clements Center and the Center for Presidential History. READ MORE
SMU News Originally Posted: Complete your holiday gift list with books published in 2016 by the SMU community, including faculty, staff, alumni, libraries and museum. Need to satisfy a history buff? This list has it covered in genres from art to science to the Southwest. Find selections for readers of poetry, personal and spiritual enrichment, young adult fiction and celebrity memoir. There’s a southern-themed cookbook for foodies, a literary Shakespearean riff in the form of a card game, and an arty crime caper filled with mystery and intrigue to the end. This collection has something for all reading preferences, from light to serious. Some selections are available at the SMU bookstore, but all are available via online booksellers unless otherwise noted. Authors are listed alphabetically. [...]
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SMU News Originally Posted: December 12, 2016 One of SMU's most symbolic traditions is Rotunda Recessional, which will be celebrated at 5:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, the evening before Commencement. Undergraduate candidates are welcomed by the Student Body President and the Chief Marshal of Academic Ceremonies. After brief remarks, the Chief Marshal leads the students through the front doors of Dallas Hall for a walk through the Rotunda, then exiting through the back doors. This is a symbolic departure from campus as well as a welcome to the SMU Alumni family. On Saturday morning, the all-University Commencement Convocation assembles some 536 degree candidates from all of SMU's schools and professional programs. The ceremony will take place in Moody Coliseum at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, [...]
Fox4 Originally Posted: December 13, 2016 Jeffrey A. Engel, an award-winning American history scholar and director of SMU Center for Presidential History returns to Fox News to discuss Trump's growing cabinet: Energy, State, and National Security Adviser. http://www.fox4news.com/good-day/223601299-video#.WFFZtlVP6J0
Faculty, staff, students and alumni: Did you publish a general-interest book in 2016? SMU News is seeking information on your publications for possible inclusion in its end-of-year holiday book list. Please complete the brief web form at www.smu.edu/news/books to submit your book information, and send a high-resolution electronic cover image to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include in the web form a web address where News and Communications can find more information. Questions? Contact the book list editor Cherri Gann at email@example.com or 214-768-7657. The deadline is Friday, Dec. 9, 2016.