Category Archives: Calendar Highlights

Banjos, supercomputers and killer bacteria: TEDxSMU explores ‘Strangely Familiar’ territory Nov. 1, 2014

The 6th annual edition of TEDxSMU returns to Dallas City Performance Hall Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 with year’s theme of “Strangely Familiar.” Admission to the daylong event includes the popular “after party” where speakers, performers and the audience continue the conversations that started … Continue reading

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Calendar Highlights: Oct. 29, 2014

Pumpkins and Professors: SMU Dedman College of Humanities & Sciences presents Pumpkins and Professors Wednesday, Oct. 29, 4:30-6:30 p.m., in the Scholar’s Den of Clements Hall Basement. This is an opportunity for faculty and staff to come together outside the classroom for a spooky … Continue reading

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Big iDeas looks for the next big student innovation at the 2014 Pitch Contest Friday, Oct. 31

Want to see what SMU’s most innovative students are up to? Take a break from Halloween activities and stop by The Big iDeas Pitch Contest on Friday, Oct. 31, 3-5 p.m., at the CUBE, 600 Expressway Tower.  The contest is … Continue reading

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Gerald J. Ford to speak at SMU’s 2014 December Commencement on Dec. 20

The SMU community will celebrate the graduation of more than 600 students at its 2014 December Commencement Convocation on Saturday, Dec. 20. Entrepreneur and SMU Trustee Gerald J. Ford ’66, ’69 will give the address. Ceremonies will begin at 10 a.m. in Moody Coliseum with a … Continue reading

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SMU faculty, staff to join Interfaith Housing Coalition for 2014 Stampede of Service Nov. 7

To kick off the weekend that precedes Homecoming 2014, SMU faculty and staff members will participate in a volunteer day as part of the University’s annual Stampede of Service. Volunteers will meet at United Way partner agency Interfaith Housing Coalition (IHC) from 8:30 a.m.-noon Friday, … Continue reading

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Meadows Theatre main stage season continues with Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls through Oct. 26, 2014

Meadows Theatre continues its 2014-15 season with a new production of Caryl Churchill’s 1982 reflection on what it means to be a successful woman, declared by arts writer Mark Ravenhill to be “the best play in 20 years.” Top Girls, directed … Continue reading

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Staff Association presents 2014 Variety Show Tuesday, Oct. 28

The SMU Staff Association (SMUSA) presents its 2014 Staff Variety Show on Tuesday, Oct. 28, and seats are still available. Hosted by the award-winning Jenna Skyy, the luncheon and performances begin at noon in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Ballroom. The luncheon costs $9.99 per person and … Continue reading

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Calendar Highlights: Oct. 22, 2014

Contested Spaces of Early America: The William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies presents “Contested Spaces of Early America” Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. in McCord Auditorium, 306 Dallas Hall. The event will celebrate the publication of Contested Spaces of Early America, an edited … Continue reading

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Technology entrepreneur and PayPal founder Peter Thiel delivers Tate Lecture Oct. 21, 2014

Technology entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist Peter Thiel will visit SMU Tuesday, Oct. 21 to deliver 2014’s second Willis M. Tate Distinguished Lecture Series. Thiel will offer his insight and opinion on current events as moderated by political analysts and Tate Series veteran … Continue reading

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Tips, tricks and training on the menu at SMU’s 2014 Tech Day Wednesday, Oct. 22

From iPads in the classroom to social media for the workplace, SMU’s Office of Information Technology will offer a full day of free training during Tech Day 2014 on Wednesday, Oct. 22. Sessions featuring University subject matter experts and special guest speakers from … Continue reading

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