SMU will welcome its 2010 honorary degree recipients with a series of symposia in their honor. All are scheduled for May 14, and all are free and open to the entire campus community.
• Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and MacArthur Award winner Jorie Graham, Boylston Professor of Rhetoric at Harvard University, will take part in a poetry reading and conversation with the SMU community at 2 p.m. in the Stanley Marcus Reading Room, DeGolyer Library.
• Karinna Moskalenko, Russia’s leading human rights lawyer, will discuss “Russia, Europe and Human Rights” at 3:30 p.m. in McCord Auditorium, 306 Dallas Hall. Professor Jeffrey Kahn of SMU’s Dedman School of Law will moderate, with Nuala Mole, founder and director of the AIRE Centre (Advice on Individual Rights in Europe), presenting. A reception precedes the symposium at 2:30 p.m. in the Dallas Hall Rotunda.
• UC-Berkeley physicist Saul Perlmutter, head of the Supernova Cosmology Project at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, will speak on “Stalking Dark Energy and the Mystery of the Accelerating Universe” at 3 p.m. in the Fondren Science Building, Room 123.