Cover of 'The Unhealthy Truth'Save the date: The 2010 Staff Association Assembly and Recognition Ceremony takes place at 10 a.m. Feb. 4 in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Theater. Mark your calendar to honor the winner of the Loretta O’Reilly Hawkins Staff Award and colleagues who are celebrating 25 years with SMU, among others. For more information, watch the SMU Forum and the SMU Staff Association homepage.

Cure for sick eating: The Friends of the SMU Libraries host Robyn O’Brien, author of The Unhealthy Truth: How Our Food Is Making Us Sick and What We Can Do About It, for a lecture Jan. 21 in DeGolyer Library. The event begins with a reception at 5:30 p.m. and lecture at 6 p.m., followed by a book signing. For more information, call 214-768-3225 or visit the Friends website.

Three-way jam: SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts presents a concert featuring a three-way improvisation of dance, art and music with the band Jampact and digital artist Carola Dreidemie from the Division of Art faculty. Jampact is an electro-acoustic band featuring Meadows Dean José Bowen (piano), Buddy Mohamed (bass), and Meadows faculty members Kim Corbet (trombone and synthesizer), Akira Sato (trumpet) and Jamal Mohamed (drums). The show begins at 8 p.m. Jan. 21 in the Greer Garson Theatre, Owen Arts Center.

Godbey Lecture Series: University Distinguished Professor of Art History Karl Kilinski, director of SMU-in-Cairo, will speak on “Art and Attitudes of the Ancients” for three consecutive Wednesdays beginning Jan. 27. Each event begins at 11 a.m. (lunch at noon) at Maggiano’s in NorthPark Center. Cost for the series is $135 for members and $195 for non-members; individual lectures are $45 for members and $65 for non-members. For more information, visit the Godbey Lecture Series homepage.

Clements Center Brown Bag Lecture: Summerlee Foundation Fellow for the Study of Texas History Norwood Andrews will discuss his work in SMU’s Clements Center for Southwest Studies on the death penalty, medicine and society in Britain and Texas. “Punishment, Reform and Class in 20th-Century Texas” takes place at noon Jan. 27 in the Texana Room, DeGolyer Library. Bring your lunch.