Calendar Highlights: Aug. 24, 2010

Silkscreen print of an altar scene from 'Mexico in Color' by Elma PrattLast days for “Revolutionary” exhibit: Only a few more days remain for Mexico: Books and Portfolios from the Stanley Marcus Collection, an SMU exhibition celebrating the 2010 centennial of the Mexican Revolution running through Aug. 29 in the Mildred Hawn Gallery, Hamon Arts Library. The historic books and portfolios on view are part of the Stanley Marcus Collection at SMU’s DeGolyer Library. The celebration of the Mexican centennial will continue in the fall with Mexico: Porfiriato to Revolution, 1876-1920, from Sept. 7-Dec. 17 at SMU’s DeGolyer Library. Visit the University’s Mexican collections online. (Right, a silkscreen print altar scene from the 1947 portfolio Mexico in Color by Elma Pratt.)

Chill out: Faculty, staff and students can mingle over refreshments at the Mustang Chill, 3-4 p.m. Aug. 25 in the M Lounge, Hughes-Trigg Student Center. Sponsored by SMU’s Department of Student Development and Programs.

SMU Athletic Forum: NFL great and former Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy speaks in the next Athletic Forum luncheon, noon-1:30 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel, 2201 Stemmons Freeway. Cost is $60 per ticket. For more information, contact Brittany Timmerman, 214-768-4314, or visit smu.edu/athleticforum.

A science affair: The SMU Physics Department will help local teachers, parents and students prepare themselves for science fair competitions at the Fluor Science Fair Workshop, 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 28 in the Fondren Science Building, Room 133. Sponsored by SMU Physics, Fluor, and Beal Bank. For more information, contact Simon Dalley, 214-768-2109, or visit the Beal Bank Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair website.

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