Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner T.J. Stiles, gives lecture at SMU on Jan. 24

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  

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Need a last minute gift? How about a book?

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. [...]

SMU to celebrate Rotunda Recessional and December Commencement on Dec. 16 and 17

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, [...]

Jeffrey A. Engel, Center for Presidential History, returns to Fox News

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.

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A look back at the top SMU news stories of 2016


New books for SMU holiday-roundup

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 to submit your book information, and send a high-resolution electronic cover image to 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 or 214-768-7657. The deadline is Friday, Dec. 9, 2016.  

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