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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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SMU’s 2015 Common Reading explores the end, and beginning, of civilization with Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven

SMU’s incoming class of 2019 will read and discuss the first work of speculative fiction chosen for the University’s Common Reading program – Emily St. John Mandel’s acclaimed fourth novel, Station Eleven. Mandel’s book explores a post-apocalyptic America in which a deadly … Continue reading

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Statistician and data-journalism pioneer Nate Silver to speak in SMU’s Tate Distinguished Lecture Series May 5, 2015

Statistician, author and blogger Nate Silver – who has earned a national spotlight with his innovative analyses of political polling – will deliver the next Willis M. Tate Distinguished Lecture of 2015. Silver gives the Jones Day Lecture at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 5 in McFarlin Auditorium. > Follow Nate Silver on … Continue reading

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Tune In: Peruna Paint Project promotes the value of college

SMU students and alumni took time for their community as part of the Peruna Paint Project at Dallas’ Lee A. McShan Elementary School on Saturday, April 11, 2015. The ongoing project – in which University community members paint colorful murals using SMU themes – was … Continue reading

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Calendar Highlights: April 29, 2015

Engaged Learning Meet-Up: Engaged Learning invites SMU community members to their Engaged Learning Meet-Up event on Thursday, April 30, at 6 p.m., in the Hughes-Trigg Commons. Held each April, the event is designed to introduce new Engaged Learning projects. To learn … Continue reading

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Construction creates temporary changes to westbound SMU shuttle routes during April and May 2015

Due to construction at the intersection of Worcola Street and SMU Boulevard, the westbound SMU Express (Route 768) and Museum Express (Route 743) will use an alternative route to and from Mockingbird Station for the next 2-3 weeks. During construction, there is no … Continue reading

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