Kimbilio Welcomes Jesmyn Ward to Dallas September 14

BARNES & NOBLE BOOKFAIR! The Jesmyn Ward reading is an official Barnes & Noble Bookfair event. Kimbilio/SMU English receives a percentage of all purchases made on our behalf during this special promotion. To ensure Kimbilio gets credit for your purchase, click on the vouchers (below), print them, and use them at B&N any time between September 5th and 14th. Coupons are also available in the English Department office in Room 5, Dallas Hall. LEARN MORE Can’t make it to the reading: From 09/5/17 to 09/14/17  visit BN.COM/bookfairs and support Kimbilio online by entering bookfair ID 12202354 at checkout. Here are the dates you can help us raise money. 9/5 – 9/14 at the Dallas Northwest Highway Store: Mention you are supporting Kimbilio and a portion of the sales of all books, CDs, DVDs and [...]

By | 2017-09-05T20:00:57+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, English, Events|Comments Off on Kimbilio Welcomes Jesmyn Ward to Dallas September 14

Meet Hope Hicks, Dedman College alumna, now one of Trump’s youngest advisers

Business Insider Originally Posted: July 6, 2017 Hope Hicks, 28, was born in Greenwich, a town of 60,000 on the southwest tip of Connecticut that's a favorite spot for hedge fund headquarters. She was a model, actress, and lacrosse player as a child, before getting her English degree at Southern Methodist University. Hicks didn't intend on playing such a large role in a presidential campaign, instead falling into the gig through a job at the Trump Organization. But she now finds herself as one of President Donald Trump's youngest advisers, serving as assistant to the president and director of strategic communications in the White House. Hicks has been with Trump — to use his words — "from the beginning." She stuck on his campaign through [...]

By | 2017-07-07T08:05:12+00:00 July 7th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, English|Comments Off on Meet Hope Hicks, Dedman College alumna, now one of Trump’s youngest advisers

Professor Herma Hill Kay, an SMU english major and pioneer in legal teaching

Wall Street Journal Originally Posted: June 23, 2017 Professor Herma Hill Kay was an SMU english major and a pioneer in legal teaching. She became the first woman to lead an elite law school, serving as the dean of UC Berkeley School of Law from 1992 to 2000. Ms. Kay was particularly focused on making marriage and divorce safer for women. Her expertise helped influenced a wide range of legislation. MORE As a sixth-grader in South Carolina in the 1940s, Herma Hill Kay won a classroom debate in which she was the only student willing to argue that the South shouldn’t have won the Civil War. Her civics teacher told her afterward, “If you were my daughter, I’d send you to law school.” Ms. Kay’s [...]

By | 2017-06-28T09:17:28+00:00 June 26th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, English|Comments Off on Professor Herma Hill Kay, an SMU english major and pioneer in legal teaching

Book Review: If You See Something, Say Something: A Writer Looks at Art

D Magazine Originally Posted: May 2017 issue Longtime SMU professor Willard Spiegelman offers art and architecture criticism from a distance in this collection. After calling Dallas home for more than 45 years, Willard Spiegelman has moved north to split his time between New York and Connecticut. To mark the occasion, the writer and longtime SMU professor has released his latest book, If You See Something, Say Something: A Writer Looks at Art, a collection of essays on art and architecture he published in the Wall Street Journal beginning in the late 1980s. Much of the volume is understandably given over to writing about North Texas, such as considered responses to the opening of I.M. Pei’s Meyerson Symphony Center, Renzo Piano’s Nasher Sculpture Center, and Tadao Ando’s Modern Art [...]

By | 2017-05-16T11:15:59+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, English, Faculty News|Comments Off on Book Review: If You See Something, Say Something: A Writer Looks at Art

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 [...]

By | 2017-03-24T00:34:23+00:00 March 24th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, English|Comments Off on Dedman College Alumnus John Harper ’68: ‘The Best Medicine Is Science And Compassion Intersecting At The Patient’

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 | 2017-03-20T08:22:08+00:00 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
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