holiday-boxes-200.jpgGet giving! The perfect gift for a friend, family member or yourself may be among these courses, books, travel opportunities and other delights. We’ve made a list, and invite you to add your own ideas in the comments. Read more under the link below.

For the readers in your life, browse these titles by SMU professors that were published or won awards in 2008 (and late 2007):

Cover of 'Desert Days'Mary Martin: Broadway Legend by Ron Davis, professor emeritus of history in Dedman College and founder of the SMU Oral History Collection on the Performing Arts

Higher Realism: A New Foreign Policy for the United States by Seyom Brown, John Goodwin Tower Distinguished Chair in International Politics and National Security in Dedman College’s Department of Political Science

Bordertown: The Odyssey of an American Place by Benjamin Heber Johnson, associate professor of history, Dedman College (with Dallas physician/photographer Jeffrey Gusky)

Desert Days: My Life As a Field Archaeologist by Fred Wendorf, Henderson-Morrison Professor Emeritus of Prehistory, Dedman College

From High on the Hilltop: Marshall Terry’s History of SMU with Various Essays by his Colleagues, featuring essays by SMU President R. Gerald Turner, English Professor Jack Myers (Dedman College), Associate Vice President and Executive Director of Public Affairs Patricia Ann LaSalle and the late James Caswell, former vice president of student affairs

Jerry Bywaters: Lone Star Printmaker by Ellen Buie Niewyk, curator of the Bywaters Special Collections in SMU’s Hamon Arts Library and winner of the 2007 CASETA Publication Award from the Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art

vintage-football-calendar-150.jpgAnd check out books by SMU faculty members that won 2007-08 Godbey Authors’ Awards:

Female Adolescence in American Scientific Thought, 1830-1930, by Crista DeLuzio, associate professor of history, Dedman College
Christ & Empire: From Paul to Postcolonial Times by Joerg Rieger, professor of systematic theology, Perkins School of Theology
Liturgy and Literature in the Making of Protestant England by Timothy Rosendale, assistant professor of English, Dedman College

The 2009 Vintage SMU Football Calendar contains 12 archival-quality reproductions of classic SMU souvenir game programs. Part of the proceeds of each sale returns to the University.

Relive great moments in SMU football, basketball, swimming and diving, and more with classic DVDs from SMU’s Heritage Hall. New titles are being added weekly – for more information, contact Gerry York.

Music, creative writing, the story of the U.S. Constitution, and Spanish for the workplace are among the winter and spring courses offered as Informal Courses for Adults by SMU’s Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development. For more information visit the Informal Courses home page or call 214-SMU-THINK.

Sally Light Foot crab, GalapagosTake a day tour of the Dallas Museum of Art’s Tutankhamun exhibit with SMU-in-Cairo Director Karl Kilinski (Meadows School of the Arts), an adventure in the Texas Big Bend with Biology Professor John Ubelaker (Dedman College), or a National Geographic expedition to Galápagos with paleontologist Louis Jacobs (Dedman College) through the Godbey Lecture Series of SMU’s Dedman College. Learn more at the Godbey Series website or call 8-2532.

Give a Meadows Museum membership that offers exclusive benefits such as priority admission to selected lectures and presentations, member previews and receptions, and discounts at the Museum Shop. SMU faculty, staff, and degree students may join at a 20 percent discount. Learn more at the Meadows Museum website.