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SMU NCAR publishes white paper on measuring strength, effectiveness of culturally specific arts organizations

SMU’s National Center for Arts Research (NCAR) has released a white paper that examines the distinguishing characteristics of arts organizations that primarily serve Asian American, African American, and Hispanic/Latino communities. The study is designed to provide insights, based on measurable data, about the … Continue reading

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Parade, service projects highlight SMU Dream Week 2016

Fifty years after Martin Luther King, Jr., spoke on the campus of SMU, the visionary civil rights leader’s visit will be celebrated by the University community as part of the Jan. 15-21 Dream Week activities surrounding Martin Luther King Jr. … Continue reading

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Take part in SMUSA’s 2015 Holiday Toy Drive and the Toys for Tickets program through Dec. 21

The SMU Staff Association (SMUSA) is collecting new, non-violent, unwrapped toys ranging from board games to remote control cars. The gift will help make the holidays brighter for children served by its United Way Partner, Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center (DCAC).   The 2015 Holiday Toy … Continue reading

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Central University Libraries’ 2015 Food for Fines program continues through Wednesday, Dec. 16

SMU’s Central University Libraries (CUL) is once again giving students, faculty and staff members an opportunity to help the community – and possibly save some cash as well. During the 2015 Food for Fines program, CUL will accept food donations for the North Texas Food Bank in return … Continue reading

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SMU dance students and Dallas Chamber Symphony perform live to silent classic Metropolis at Dallas VideoFest Oct. 13, 2015

Fourteen SMU dancers, all first-year students, will perform with the Dallas Chamber Symphony during a very special presentation of director Fritz Lang’s 1927 dystopian masterpiece, Metropolis. During a screening of the 82-minute silent film classic, the students will provide an interactive dance performance choreographed by Associate Professor … Continue reading

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Texas churches help SMU mark its centennial with ringing of bells

United Methodist churches across Texas honored the SMU centennial by ringing their bells at noon on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 — the 100th anniversary of the first day of classes on the Hilltop. The bells rang 10 times, once for each decade … Continue reading

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Wading Home opera marks an SMU Meadows-guided community collaboration between Dallas and New Orleans

To observe the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, SMU is participating in a community collaboration that commemorates the event in music. Wading Home, an opera set against the backdrop of the historic storm, opens for a one-night-only free performance at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, … Continue reading

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SMU faculty to help lead immigration history conference at Dallas’ Old Red Museum Sept. 19, 2015

The challenging task of teaching a controversial subject to middle- and high-school students will be the focus of an upcoming immigration conference featuring several University faculty members. SMU and the Old Red Museum of Dallas County History & Culture are partnering with Humanities Texas … Continue reading

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2015 Common Reading author Emily St. John Mandel to speak at SMU Wednesday, Sept. 9

Emily St. John Mandel, author of Station Eleven, the 2015 SMU Common Reading selection, will present a free lecture at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, at McFarlin Auditorium. The entire community is invited to attend. Station Eleven is set 20 years … Continue reading

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Meadows School to explore community engagement and the arts with Ignite Arts Dallas

SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts has launched a new initiative to focus on the intersections of arts and community engagement among Meadows School students, the University campus, the city of Dallas and the arts at large. Under the leadership of Clyde Valentín, … Continue reading

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