Calendar Highlights: Nov. 30, 2010

Dallas Museum of Art

Calendar Highlights: Nov. 30, 2010

James StiglitzWelcome back for the last weeks of the Fall 2010 semester. There’s not much left going on as students and faculty buckle down for the final stretch, but here’s proof that there are still some events happening around campus:

One more Tate for the road: The Fall Tate Lecture Series ends on a poignant note as Columbia University professor and Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz (right) goes right for the heart of one of the bigger American stories this year in the “Aftermath of the Financial Crisis.” Stiglitz is also president of the International Economic Association and the Chair of the Commission of Experts of the President of the United Nations General Assembly on Reforms of the International Monetary and Financial System. The lecture is at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30 in McFarlin Auditorium. The McFarlin box office opens at 7 p.m. For more information, visit smu.edu/tateseries or call 214-768-8283.

James IvoryHollywood comes to SMU: The Division of Cinema-Television welcomes noted film director James Ivory to the Dallas area. Ivory (left) – famous for such films as A Room With a View, Howard’s End and The Remains of the Day – will answer questions following a screening of his 1983 work Heat and Dust, which begins at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2. Two 1996 works, Surviving Picasso and The Proprietor (the latter of which was directed by frequent Ivory collaborator Ismail Merchant), will be screened at 6:30 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3. The weekend program ends with another doubleheader on Saturday, Dec. 4, including The Remains of the Day and another Merchant film, In Custody, at 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. respectively. All showings will be held in the Horchow Auditorium at the Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 North Harwood Street in downtown Dallas. Admission is free. Space is limited, so reservations are recommended. For info and reservations, call 214-922-1818 or visit www.tickets.dallasmuseumofart.org.

November 30, 2010|Calendar Highlights|

Calendar Highlights: Sept. 28, 2010

censored text‘Heretical’ exhibition: SMU’s Bridwell Library adds to their already large stable of exhibits as a new research piece on Medieval censorship, Heresy and Error: The Ecclesiastical Censorship of Books, 1400-1800, continues today. Contained within the exhibit are damaged and censored texts from the mid-1500s, when censor-heavy religious groups such as the Council of Trent sought to expurge and control all information related to the Church. (Pictured right, an example from Erasmus: In Novum Testamentum.) The exhibit operates within normal Bridwell Library hours, which can be found here and will run through Dec. 17. For more information, visit the Bridwell Library site or call 214-768-3483.

Brazil’s history in pictures: Meadows’ Comini Lecture Series continues with a look at the rapid modernization of Brazil during the Roaring ’20s and its effects not only on the nation itself but on geographer and explorer Alexander H. Rice, who is the subject of the lecture’s two documentaries. Culled together from 1924-25 footage, these records paint two contrasting pictures of Rice’s journey and paint a picture of how Brazil quickly rose from colony to an epicenter of industrialization in South America. The lecture is at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 30 in the Bob Hope Theatre. Admission is free, but reservations are required. For more information, call 214-768-2698; for reservations call 214-768-2787 (214-SMU-ARTS).

Return of the celluloid: The Student Filmmakers’ Association will hold its bi-annual Film Fest Oct. 1. Works are culled from across SMU’s diverse Cinema-Television family, with works ranging from conventional drama, comedy and documentary to experimental and animation. The event will begin at 7 p.m. in the O’Donnell Auditorium, Owen Arts Center, and is free and open to the public. For more information, call 214-768-2129.

September 28, 2010|Calendar Highlights|

Former First Lady to discuss new book at SMU May 7

Laura BushFormer First Lady Laura Bush (’68) will discuss her new memoir, Spoken From the Heart, at 7:30 p.m. May 7 in SMU’s McFarlin Auditorium.

The event is part of the Dallas Museum of Art‘s Arts & Letters Live, a literary and performing arts series for all ages. Buy tickets online at the DMA website.

An Honorary Ambassador for the United Nations Literacy Decade, Mrs. Bush hosted the first-ever White House Conference on Global Literacy in 2006. She partnered with the Library of Congress in 2001 to launch the first ever National Book Festival and was a founder of the Texas Book Festival in 1995.

She and former President George W. Bush received the Medal of Freedom from SMU’s Tower Center for Political Studies in April 2010. She holds a B.S. degree in education from SMU and a master’s degree in library science from the University of Texas.

> Learn more from the Dallas Museum of Art homepage

May 4, 2010|Calendar Highlights, News|

For the Record: Sept. 10, 2009

tslac-centennial-logo-120.jpgCentral University Libraries (CUL) has received a $9,000 grant and $3,000 training stipend from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission‘s “Train to Share: Interoperability Training for Cultural Heritage Institutions – Texas” program. The program will allow CUL to partner with two other Dallas institutions, representing the North Texas region, to create the “Texas Artists: Paintings, Sculpture, and Works on Paper” digital project. CUL will lead the partnership, which includes the Norwick Center for Digital Services and the Hamon Arts Library‘s Bywaters Special Collections; the Dallas Museum of Art; and the Dallas Public Library‘s Texas/Dallas History & Archives Division and Fine Arts Division.

Visit CUL’s 14 digital collections online

Are you starting a new fellowship, speaking at a professional meeting, or awaiting the release of a new book? Share your news about conferences, publications, exhibitions and honors with the SMU community. Send your news to the Forum‘s For the Record section at forum@smu.edu, with “For the Record” in the e-mail title.

September 10, 2009|For the Record|

Calendar Highlights: April 14, 2009

artshow.jpgMaster of Fine Arts Qualifying Exhibition: With spring comes the annual exhibition of the Division of Art’s graduate students works, featuring art in a wide-ranging variety of styles and media. The event is open daily from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. until April 18 in the Pollock Gallery, Hughes-Trigg Student Center. For more information, contact Victoria Winkelman, 214-768-4439.

Documentaries at their best: SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts and Division of Cinema-Television welcome Fred Wiseman, regarded as one of the world’s greatest living documentary filmmakers, at 6 p.m. April 14, Hughes-Trigg Student Center Theater. Wiseman’s body of work includes Titicut Follies and High School and Domestic Violence, which won numerous honors including a Peabody Award for Significant and Meritorious Achievement. The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. For more information and to make a reservation, call 214-768-2787.

sexandsoulbook.jpgLet’s talk about sex: Boston University professor Donna Freitas will be on campus April 15 to discuss her research and her book “Sex and the Soul”, which focuses on juggling sexuality, spirituality, romance and religion on America’s college campuses. There will be a faculty and staff light lunch and lecture at 11:30 a.m. in the Umphrey Lee Ballroom. RSVP to Edilson Volfe. In addition, Freitas will hold a student forum at 5 p.m. in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center. For more information, call 214-768-4502.

T.BoonePickens.jpgFinding a better way: SMU’s Maguire Energy Institute hosts a town hall meeting with T. Boone Pickens at 2 p.m. April 16 in McFarlin Auditorium. Pickens is the author of The First Billion is the Hardest, and the first 200 SMU students at the event will receive a free autographed copy of his book. The lecture will focus on The Pickens Plan: Ending Our Dependence on Foreign Oil. The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required.

Gilbert Lecture Series: SMU’s Dedman College and Department of English present Alan Liu and “Digital Humanities and Academic Change” at 6:30 p.m. April 16 in the Stanley Marcus Reading Room, DeGolyer Library. Professor Liu argues that the digital humanities are catalyzing fundamental changes in humanities practices and organization. The event opens with a 6 p.m. reception in the Texana Room. Free and open to the public. For more information contact Leslie Reid 214-768-2946.

smurealy.jpgUp all night to make a difference: SMU and Panhellenic sponsor the 6th annual Relay for Life April 17 on Bishop Boulevard. The event celebrates cancer survivorship and raises money for research and programs for the American Cancer Society. Students participating in the evening-long team relay will walk non-stop around the Boulevard to symbolize that cancer never sleeps and the need to move forward in the fight against it. Free and open to the public; visit the website to join a team or donate to the cause.

David SedarisIn McFarlin Auditorium:

April 19: The Dallas Metropolitan Ballet presents the classic ballet comedy Coppelia at 2 p.m. For tickets, call 214-631-2787.

April 19: The Dallas Museum of Art presents author, humorist and commentator David Sedaris at 7:30 p.m., benefiting the Kay Cattarulla Endowment for the Literary and Performing Arts. Sold out. For more information, visit the DMA website.

April 14, 2009|Calendar Highlights|
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