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Calendar Highlights: April 28, 2009

happy-face-istock-456.jpgDon’t worry, be happy: The SMU Health Center hosts a brown bag presentation on the Science of Happiness noon-12:50 p.m. April 30 in Room 205, Memorial Health Center. Learn about positive psychology, a new movement in psychology that focuses on what makes people happy. Faculty and staff earn 1 Wellpower Mind credit for attending. For more information, contact Jennifer Hughes.

Mane_Event_POSTER_PINK.jpg End-of-the-year fun: Join the SMU Student Foundation for the annual Mane Event from 3-6 p.m. May 1 on the lawn in front of Dallas Hall. The carnival-like event is a great way to have some fun before finals and includes music, games, inflatables and tons of free food. The event is free and open to the entire SMU community.

alonzo-kings-lines-ballet.jpgIn McFarlin Auditorium:

May 1-2: TITAS presents Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet at 8 p.m. For tickets, call 214-528-5576.

Compiled by Theresa Nelson (’09).

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Calendar Highlights: April 14, 2009

artshow.jpgMaster of Fine Arts Qualifying Exhibition: With spring comes the annual exhibition of the Division of Art’s graduate students works, featuring art in a wide-ranging variety of styles and media. The event is open daily from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. until April 18 in the Pollock Gallery, Hughes-Trigg Student Center. For more information, contact Victoria Winkelman, 214-768-4439.

Documentaries at their best: SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts and Division of Cinema-Television welcome Fred Wiseman, regarded as one of the world’s greatest living documentary filmmakers, at 6 p.m. April 14, Hughes-Trigg Student Center Theater. Wiseman’s body of work includes Titicut Follies and High School and Domestic Violence, which won numerous honors including a Peabody Award for Significant and Meritorious Achievement. The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. For more information and to make a reservation, call 214-768-2787.

sexandsoulbook.jpgLet’s talk about sex: Boston University professor Donna Freitas will be on campus April 15 to discuss her research and her book “Sex and the Soul”, which focuses on juggling sexuality, spirituality, romance and religion on America’s college campuses. There will be a faculty and staff light lunch and lecture at 11:30 a.m. in the Umphrey Lee Ballroom. RSVP to Edilson Volfe. In addition, Freitas will hold a student forum at 5 p.m. in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center. For more information, call 214-768-4502.

T.BoonePickens.jpgFinding a better way: SMU’s Maguire Energy Institute hosts a town hall meeting with T. Boone Pickens at 2 p.m. April 16 in McFarlin Auditorium. Pickens is the author of The First Billion is the Hardest, and the first 200 SMU students at the event will receive a free autographed copy of his book. The lecture will focus on The Pickens Plan: Ending Our Dependence on Foreign Oil. The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required.

Gilbert Lecture Series: SMU’s Dedman College and Department of English present Alan Liu and “Digital Humanities and Academic Change” at 6:30 p.m. April 16 in the Stanley Marcus Reading Room, DeGolyer Library. Professor Liu argues that the digital humanities are catalyzing fundamental changes in humanities practices and organization. The event opens with a 6 p.m. reception in the Texana Room. Free and open to the public. For more information contact Leslie Reid 214-768-2946.

smurealy.jpgUp all night to make a difference: SMU and Panhellenic sponsor the 6th annual Relay for Life April 17 on Bishop Boulevard. The event celebrates cancer survivorship and raises money for research and programs for the American Cancer Society. Students participating in the evening-long team relay will walk non-stop around the Boulevard to symbolize that cancer never sleeps and the need to move forward in the fight against it. Free and open to the public; visit the website to join a team or donate to the cause.

David SedarisIn McFarlin Auditorium:

April 19: The Dallas Metropolitan Ballet presents the classic ballet comedy Coppelia at 2 p.m. For tickets, call 214-631-2787.

April 19: The Dallas Museum of Art presents author, humorist and commentator David Sedaris at 7:30 p.m., benefiting the Kay Cattarulla Endowment for the Literary and Performing Arts. Sold out. For more information, visit the DMA website.

Calendar Highlights: March 30, 2009

Meadows Symphony Orchestra violinistsMeadows at the Meyerson: SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts presents its 16th annual benefit concert, “The 2009 Meadows at the Meyerson,” at 7:30 p.m. April 1 in the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora Street. Under the direction of Paul Phillips, the Meadows Symphony Orchestra will perform Pohjola’s Daughter, Op. 49 by Sibelius. The Meadows Chorale and Meadows Concert Choir will join the symphony in a performance of John Corigliano’s Fern Hill. Concluding the program will be Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade. Students from the Meadows School will also present performances and displays in the lobby before the concert. Tickets range from $7-$13 and are available online or though the Meadows Ticket Office, 214-768-2787 (214-SMU-ARTS).

Learning from the best: President Turner welcomes Gerald J. Ford to the President’s Leadership Summit lecture series at 5 p.m. April 1 in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Forum. Ford is a member of the SMU Board of Trustees and a preeminent expert in banking and financial institutions. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Sherry Aikman, 214-768-4403.

Meadows DanceA week of dance: The Meadows School of the Arts presents the Meadows Spring Dance Concert at 8 April 1-5 in the Bob Hope Theatre, Owen Arts Center. The event features a diverse selection of ballet, contemporary and jazz works by distinguished guest artists and faculty. The performance will honor the 75th birthday of Arthur Mitchell founder and director of Harlem’s Dance Theatre, Arthur Mitchell’s 75th birthday and the 40th anniversary of the Dance Theatre of Harlem. Tickets are $7 for SMU students, faculty and staff and can be purchased online. For more information contact Victoria Winkelman, 214-768-2787.

Interdisciplinary Dialogue: The Center for the Study of Latino/a Christianity and Religions at Perkins School of Theology will address the role of religious communities and religious leaders in Latin America in the area of human rights. “Human Rights and Communities of Faith in Latin America” begins at 7 p.m. April 1 in the Faculty Dining Room, Umphrey Lee Center. The event will be moderated by Rick Halperin and Joerg Rieger. Guests are invited to attend a light dinner at 6:30 p.m. before the discussion. The event is free; registration is required. Contact Rachel Lamb.

darrellwaltrip.gifHonoring a racing great: The Guaranty Bank SMU Athletic Forum welcomes the winner of three NASCAR Championships and winner of 84 Winston Cups, Darrell Waltrip, at noon April 2 in the Grand Ballroom, Hilton Anatole Hotel. Waltrip was voted the American Driver of the Year three times, NASCAR Driver of the Decade for the 1980s, and was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2005. He is now a NASCAR analyst on the FOX Network, for which he won a 2007 Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality. Visit the Athletic Forum website for more information and to purchase tickets for the event.

Daoud Corm paintingComini Lecture Series: Sarah Rogers will examine the career and work of Daoud Corm, Beirut’s first professional painter, in “Daoud Corm, Cross-Cultural Encounters, and the Origins of Lebanese Modern Art.” The lecture begins at 5:30 p.m. April 2 in the Bob Smith Auditorium, Meadows Museum. The event is free; reservations are required. Call 214-768-2787 (214-SMU-ARTS).

Brush up your Shakespeare: Meadows Opera Theatre presents an “Opera Free For All” at 1 p.m. April 3 in the Bob Hope Lobby, Owen Arts Center. The event will feature a musical journey into the heart of the Bard with scenes from operas and musicals inspired by Shakespeare’s works. Free and open to the public; bring your lunch.

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Calendar Highlights: March 24, 2009

Rebekah HurtGartner Honors Lecture: Former SMU Honors Program student Rebekah Hurt (’06, top right), a 2004 Richter Scholar and recipient of a Marshall Scholarship, will discuss representations of the ‘been-to’ – an African who has been to Britain or America, usually to study, and who has subsequently returned home – in African fiction since 1911, and elements of the ‘been-to’ experience that resonate across national and historical lines. Her lecture, “Responsibilities of the ‘Been-To’ in African Literature and the Experience of an SMU Marshall,” begins at 3:30 p.m. March 24 in Hughes-Trigg Student Center Promenade AB.

Ancient mysteries: World-renowned archaeologist Zahi Hawass, secretary general of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, will share new scientific findings from Tutankhamun’s tomb in a lecture presented by the Dallas Museum of Art. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. March 24 in McFarlin Auditorium. Tickets are $22 (student rate) to $37 and will be available at the box office.

Etruscan 'canopic' urnVisiting Artist Lecture Series: The Meadows Museum presents Ranjani Shettar at 6:30 p.m. March 24 in the Dr. Bob Smith Auditorium, Meadows Museum. Shettar, a native of Bangalore, India, creates sculptural installations that use a wide range of materials from the organic to the industrial to evoke the present collision of high-tech Bangalore with its rural surroundings. For more information, contact Victoria Winkelman, 214-768-2489.

Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Writer and film/video maker Gregg Bordowitz, author of The AIDS Crisis Is Ridiculous and Other Writings, 1986-2003 and faculty member in the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, will speak at 6:30 p.m. March 26 in the Dr. Bob Smith Auditorium, Meadows Museum.

Gilbert Lecture Series: Film theorist Sharon Willis explores how the films of Sidney Poitier manage the contradictions generated in their stories of interracial encounter and reconciliation, as well as Poitier’s iconic weight within white liberal discourse, in “Black Mentors and White Redemption: The Extraordinary Career of Sidney Poitier.” The lecture begins at 6:30 p.m. March 26 in the Stanley Marcus Reading Room, DeGolyer Library. Presented by the Department of English and DeGolyer Library. For more information contact Leslie Reid, 214-768-2946.

Parsons Dance CompanyFriday Gallery Talk: Anne Bromberg, Cecil and Ida Green Curator of Ancient and Asian Art at the Dallas Museum of Art, will speak on “Exploring Etruscan Art” at 12:15 p.m. March 27 in the Jake and Nancy Hamon Galleries, Meadows Museum.

In McFarlin Auditorium:
March 27-28: TITAS presents the Parsons Dance Company at 8 p.m. For tickets, call 214-528-5576.

Compiled by Theresa Nelson (’09).

Calendar Highlights: March 17, 2009

Civil rights, social justice: SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts and its Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Department present a week-long symposium on the importance of understanding and valuing diversity and how we conceive of, and practice, communication. “Keeping the Faith: Civil Rights and Social Justice 45 Years After Freedom Summer” takes place March 16-21, 2009 and will feature participants in the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer Project, as well as artists, professionals and politicians who have kept the organizing tradition of civil rights alive in America. Events include lectures, panel presentations, a musical performance, photography exhibit and screening of an award-winning documentary. For more information, contact Victoria Winkelman, 214-768-4359, or visit SMU News.

Texas prison farmClements Center Lecture: Clements Center Fellow Robert Chase will discuss the successes and failures of post-World War II Texas prison reform – highly regarded as modern and efficient for its time but with an internal reality at odds with its public reputation, which collapsed when inmates, inspired by the Civil Rights Movement, revolted. His Brown Bag Lecture, “Jail House Attorneys, Building Tenders and Slaves of the State: Prisoners’ Rights, Internal Economies and Sexual Violence in Texas Prisons, 1945-80,” takes place at noon March 18, 2009 in the Texana Room, DeGolyer Library. Bring your lunch. (Image courtesy of Bruce Jackson, University of Buffalo.)

Rhythm and Dhoom 2009: The SMU Indian Student Association presents its annual talent show, a statewide dancing and singing competition hosted by Comedy Central’s Daniel Nainan. Doors open at 6:15 p.m., and performances start at 7 p.m. March 21 in McFarlin Auditorium. Tickets are required for the event; admission is $12 pre-sale and $15 at the door. For more information, visit the ISA website.

Watch the ISA’s YouTube talent show preview:

Compiled by Theresa Nelson (’09).

Calendar Highlights: March 2, 2009

headshot_amity.jpgLooking back to look forward: The Spring 2009 O’Neil Lecture in Business Journalism presents a timely and provocative look at the New Deal. Author and expert in economic history Amity Shlaes will discuss the New Deal – what it did or didn’t do to revive America, and the lessons it holds for today. Shlaes will compare past efforts to the current Obama administration’s attempt to revive the U.S. economy in “Edifice Complex, 1936 and 2009: What the Great Depression Teaches About Building an Economy on Infrastructure” at 3:30 p.m. March 2 in Crum Auditorium, Collins Executive Education Center. The event is free and open to all.

ballet.jpgBallet at lunchtime: Students in the Meadows Division of Dance present lunchtime performances of 10-15 original short ballet, modern and jazz works in the Spring 2009 Brown Bag Dance Series, running from March 2-6 with performances at noon on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. All performances will be held in the Bob Hope Lobby, Owen Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 214-768-2718.

Miguel1.jpgShared border, common interests: Clements Center Fellow Miguel Ángel González Quiroga discusses perception vs. reality in the history of border race relations in a Clements Center Brown Bag Lecture, “Conflict and Commonality in the Texas-Mexico Border Region, 1830-1880,” at noon March 3 in the Texana Room, DeGolyer Library. Bring your lunch.

Alone in the vault: The DeGolyer Library presents author, printer and bookseller Tom Taylor and “Alone in the Vault: An Initiation into the Bibliophilic Mysteries.” The lecture will take place 6:30 p.m. March 5 in the Stanley Marcus Reading Room, DeGolyer Library. A reception precedes the lecture at 6 p.m. in the Texana Room. The event is free and open to the public, registration is required.

1855_DarwinTHUMB_CC184a.jpgWhere we came from: Biologist Sean B. Carroll, who uses DNA evidence collected from modern animals to study ancient evolution, will lecture on “Remarkable Creatures: Epic Adventures in the Search for the Origin of Species” at 5 p.m. March 5 in McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall. The event is part of SMU’s series “Darwin’s Evolving Legacy: Celebrating Ideas That Shape Our World.”

Celebrating Darwin’s legacy: Theodore Walker Jr., associate professor of ethics and society at SMU’s Perkins School of Theology, will speak on “Methodist Perspectives on Darwin and Creation Through Evolution” as part of the Perkins Theological School for the Laity. He will speak between 9 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. March 7 in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center. The event is part of SMU’s series “Darwin’s Evolving Legacy: Celebrating Ideas That Shape Our World.” For more information, contact Pia Vogel or call 214-768-1790.

Afro-Cuban All StarsIn McFarlin Auditorium:

March 7: TITAS presents Juan de Marcos & The Afro-Cuban All Stars at 8 p.m. For tickets, call 214-528-5576.

Compiled by Theresa Nelson (’09.)

Calendar Highlights: Feb. 24, 2009

womensbook.jpgThe 44th Annual Women’s Symposium: Don’t forget to register for this year’s Symposium, “Women and the Monetary Truth,” which takes place Feb. 25. The event will include three interest sessions that will examine women’s roles in money management on a personal and global scale, and will feature financial expert and author Glinda Bridgforth. Registration is free for SMU faculty, staff and students. For more information, visit the Women’s Symposium website.

Ash Wednesday service: SMU’s Office of the Chaplain and Religious Life and Perkins School of Theology will sponsor an ecumenical Ash Wednesday service at 12:05 p.m. Feb. 25 in Perkins Chapel. The entire SMU community is invited to attend.

Life-and-death medicine: The Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility and the Student Health Law Association present Shelly Carlin and “Access to Investigational Drugs” 12:15-1:15 p.m. Feb. 25 in 207 Florence Hall. Carlin, a health care attorney who specializes in biomedical research, law and regulation, will discuss the issue of whether a dying patient for whom conventional treatments were ineffective should have the right to obtain drugs that are still being tested for safety. The event is free and open to all. No RSVP needed; lunch will be provided.

'As Big As the West' bookcoverStop stressing: The SMU Health Center hosts a Brown Bag Presentation on Mindfulness noon-1 p.m. Feb. 26, 205 Memorial Health Center. Students, faculty and staff can learn about the psychological and physiological effects of stress and learn how to mitigate stress through straightforward mindfulness techniques. Faculty and staff earn one Wellpower Mind credit for attending. For more information, contact David Young.

Frontier stories: Clyde A. Milner II and Carol O’Connor, both of Arkansas State University, will discuss their 12-year journey in researching and writing their new book, As Big As the West: The Pioneer Life of Granville Stuart, at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 26 in McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall. A reception precedes the event at 6 p.m. Presented by the Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Dedman College. Register online.

Gilbert Lecture Series: The Department of English in Dedman College welcomes Greg Williamson of Johns Hopkins University for “Poetry Reading: A Most Marvelous Piece of Luck” at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 26 in the DeGolyer Library. A reception precedes the event at 6 p.m. in the Texana Room. For more information, contact Leslie Reid, 214-768-2946.

meadowsdancer2.jpgBallet at lunchtime: Join the students in the Meadows Division of Dance for their Spring 2009 Brown Bag Dance Series. Students will present lunchtime performances of 10-15 original short ballet, modern and jazz works. The series runs March 2-6 with performances at noon Monday, Wednesday and Friday and at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. All performances will be held in the Bob Hope Lobby, Owen Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 214-768-2718.

Interdisciplinary Dialogue Event: The Center for the Study of Latino/a Christianity and Religions at Perkins School of Theology presents “The Role of Latinas in Religion and Religious Life” March 3 in the Faculty Dining Room, Umphrey Lee Center. The dialogue, moderated by Jeannie Treviño-Teddlie and Awilda Gonzalez-Tejera, will explore the roles Latinas have played as clergy and laity in various religious traditions. The event is free; those attending are welcome to arrive at 6:30 p.m. for a light dinner before the discussion at 7-8:30 p.m. For more information, contact Jeannie Trevino at 214-768-2768; to register, contact Rachel Lamb.

Vindaloo Vandals-200.jpgIn McFarlin Auditorium:

Feb. 27: Quick and The Dallas Morning News present the documentary “America, The Beautiful” at 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 28: VCXel Entertainment presents Indian comics Sugar Sammy, Jazz Mann and Dan Nainan in “Vindaloo Vandals: Don’t Mess With the Curry” at 8 p.m. For tickets, call 469-867-4589.

Compiled by Theresa Nelson (’09).

Calendar Highlights: Feb. 16, 2009

Black History Month: SMU is celebrating Black History Month through March 2, 2009. This week’s activities focus on African American Leadership and Human Rights. Events include:

mlkatSMU.jpg Feb. 16-Feb 21: Black History Museum Exhibit sponsored by the Black Law Students Association, Underwood Law Library basement. Free.
Feb. 18: “Food Chain: Standing on My Sister’s Shoulder,” sponsored by the Women’s Center and SAMSA, noon, Women’s Center. Free. RSVP to Karen Click.
Feb. 21: Community Service Day with Group Excellence, sponsored by the Association of Black Students, 8:30 a.m. carpool from flagpole on Bishop Blvd.

Faculty recital: Christopher Anderson, associate professor of sacred music, presents an organ recital featuring the music of Max Reger and Gyorgy Ligeti at 8 p.m. Feb. 16 in Caruth Auditorium, Owen Arts Center. For more information, call 214-768-2502.

brownbagpic.jpgClements Center Brown Bag Lecture: Clements Center Fellow David Narrett discusses the issue posed by Mexican General Manuel Mier y Terán (right) of the extent to which the U.S. government allowed its own citizens to take military action against Spanish Florida and Texas in “Adventurism Toward the Spanish Gulf and Mexico,” at noon Feb. 18 in the Texana Room, DeGolyer Library. For more information, contact the Clements Center at 214-768-3684.

All that glitters: Ellen Buie Niewyk, curator of the Jerry Bywaters Collection on Art of the Southwest in SMU’s Hamon Arts Library, will demonstrate various techniques used by the Etruscans to make jewelry in “Taking the Mystery Out of Ancient Metal Techniques,” 6 p.m. Feb. 19 in the Meadows Museum. The group will meet in the exhibition “From the Temple and the Tomb”‘; the demonstration will take place in the Dr. Bob Smith Auditorium. For more information, call 214-768-4677.

USEthis.jpgSouth American winds: The Meadows Wind Ensemble offers an evening of Latin sounds as they present “A Night in Buenos Aires,” including John Mackey’s Redline Tango, Michael Gandolfi’s Vientos y Tangos, H. Owen Reed’s Mass, two works by Astor Piazzolla and Michael Daugherty’s Red Cape Tango from his Metropolis Symphony. The concert takes place at 8 p.m. Feb. 19-20 in Caruth Auditorium, Owen Arts Center. Tickets are $7 each for SMU faculty, staff and students. For more information, call 214-768-2787 (214-SMU-ARTS).

Etruscan exchange: University Distinguished Professor of Art History Greg Warden will discuss “The Etruscans in Context” at 12:15 p.m. Feb. 20 in the Jake and Nancy Harmon Galleries, Meadows Museum. The event is free with regular paid admission to the Museum. For more information, call the Meadows Museum at 214-768-4677.

canyonlandspic.jpg Spring Break Canyonlands Backpacking Trip: SMU Outdoor Adventures is organizing spring break excursion to Canyonlands National Park, Utah, scheduled for March 7-13, 2009. The cost of the trip is $249 per person for faculty, staff and students. The price includes transportation, permits and entry frees, food-in-field, camping and equipment. The deadline to sign up is Feb. 20, and the full payment is required at the time of registration. For more information call 214-768-9918 or visit the OAC office located on the bottom floor of the Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports.

forever-tango.jpgDance fever: The SMU Program Council presents the 4th annual Raas Rave and Bhangra Blitz intercollegiate Indian dance competition at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 in McFarlin Auditorium. Ten teams from colleges and universities across the country will compete in one of two dance categories for more than $6,000 and a bid to the first ever Raas Nationals. The event will be hosted by Paul Varghese, the Dallas Observer‘s 2007 “Best Stand-up Comic in Dallas.” Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Visit the website for more information and to purchase tickets.

In McFarlin Auditorium:

Feb. 19-20: TITAS presents Forever Tango (bottom right) at 8 p.m. Order tickets online or contact the TITAS box office at 214-528-5576.

Compiled by Theresa Nelson (’09).

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