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SMU’s DeGolyer Library celebrates Joe Coomer’s life in letters

The career and achievements of acclaimed author and SMU alumnus Joe Coomer is celebrated in a retrospective exhibition running through Friday, May 24, 2013 in SMU’s DeGolyer Library. “Joe Coomer: A Life in Letters” explores Coomer’s creative process using handwritten drafts, … Continue reading

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SMU explores the legacy of Aaron Swartz and ‘guerilla open access’

Computer programmer and political activist Aaron Swartz posted his Guerilla Open Access Manifesto on the nonprofit Internet Archive in 2008. On Jan. 11, 2013, at age 26, the Reddit co-founder took his own life, apparently despondent over his imminent federal prosecution and the … Continue reading

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New DeGolyer Library exhibit features rare Civil War photographs

A new exhibit at SMU’s DeGolyer Library features rare Civil War images of African American slave life, Southern battlefield scenes and camp life for Union and Confederate soldiers. “The Civil War in Photographs: New Perspectives from the Robin Stanford Collection” … Continue reading

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Linda Darnell exhibition celebrates two gifts to SMU arts library

Two recent gifts will expand the special collections housed in SMU’s Jake and Nancy Hamon Arts Library. A gift of personal materials from the estate of Dallas philanthropist and arts patron Nancy Hamon includes $1 million to endow, preserve and … Continue reading

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Calendar Highlights: Dec. 4, 2012

Winter Break is nearly here – the end of 2012 (and beginning of 2013) at a glance: Dec. 3: Last day of instruction Dec. 4-5: Reading days Dec. 6-12: Examinations (no exams scheduled for Sunday) Dec. 14: The Guildhall at SMU Winter … Continue reading

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SMU Libraries welcome Halloween 2012 with a ‘Night’ to remember

SMU’s Central University Libraries break open the vaults to present a horror classic on Halloween night, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. Legendary director George Romero’s first feature film, the original Night of the Living Dead, haunts the quad in a free outdoor screening beginning … Continue reading

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Calendar Highlights: Sept. 13, 2012

Graphic poetry: Together the Meadows Museum and Bridwell Library acquired a copy of Picasso’s Vingt Poëmes. This is one of fifteen deluxe copies of the book itself and features 20 sonnets by famed Spanish poet Luis de Góngora y Argote; … Continue reading

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Voter registration rally to be part of SMU’s Constitution Day 2012

SMU will celebrate a day devoted to good citizenship with an event designed to help students exercise their voting rights. A voter registration drive is the centerpiece of the University’s 2012 Constitution Day observance 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18 in the … Continue reading

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Calendar Highlights: Closing attractions for Commencement 2012

As Spring 2012 finals end and SMU gears up for its 97th Commencement celebration, take note of three remarkable exhibitions that end this weekend. See them before they’re gone: • DeGolyer Library honors the 2012 bicentennial of a literary titan with Charles … Continue reading

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SMU libraries plan 5th annual CUL Cookout for April 10-11, 2012

Celebrate National Library Week with SMU’s Central University Libraries and Office of Information Technology as they serve snacks and share information at the 2012 CUL Cookout April 12-13, 2012. Hot dogs and other goodies will be served 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. while supplies last. CUL organizes the annual event to spread … Continue reading

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