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Common Reading author Wes Moore visits SMU Aug. 29, 2013

New York Times best-selling author Wes Moore will visit SMU Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, to discuss his book, The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates. The free lecture is part of the University’s 2013 Common Reading Program and will take … Continue reading

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Busy weekend in store for SMU’s Class of 2017

Classes begin Monday, Aug. 26 for SMU’s 2013-14 academic year, and new students will have a busy weekend making themselves at home on the Hilltop. Highlights of activities for the Class of 2017, at a glance: Saturday, Aug. 24 4 … Continue reading

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One name, two fates: SMU’s 2013 Common Reading

Two boys with the same name were born within blocks of each other and less than a year apart. Both grew up fatherless in the same poverty-stricken Baltimore ghetto. Both experienced the same hazards of urban youth: racism, violence and trouble with … Continue reading

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The Big Short discussion continues with expert panel Sept. 13

SMU continues its conversation about the 2012 Common Reading with a panel discussion on issues raised in Michael Lewis’ The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine. The discussion, featuring both campus and business leaders, begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13 in SMU’s DeGolyer … Continue reading

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SMU grad offers investor’s perspective on The Big Short Sept.10

SMU’s 2012 Common Reading discussion continues at 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, with the first Gartner Honors Lecture of the academic year. “The Financial Crisis of The Big Short: An Investor’s Perspective” features University alumnus John Phelan, co-founder and co-managing partner … Continue reading

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Common Reading 2012: Anatomy of a financial disaster

By the time the public learned of the 2008 U.S. stock market crash, it had been happening for more than a year. Author and journalist Michael Lewis sought out a relatively obscure handful of Wall Street hedge-fund managers – minor … Continue reading

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Calendar Highlights: Sept. 21, 2011

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Calendar Highlights: Sept. 13, 2011

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Gartner Honors Lecture Series presents talks on 2011 Common Reading

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Common Reading 2011: The price of immortality

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