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SMU celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month 2014

From mid-September through mid-October, SMU joins the nation in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month by recognizing the contributions, culture and heritage of Hispanic Americans. Hispanic Heritage Month was first approved in 1968 by President Lyndon B. Johnson as a 7-day observation. In … Continue reading

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SMU’s Center for Presidential History presents ‘Ronald Reagan and the Struggle Over Apartheid’ Sept. 17, 2014

In 1986, anti-apartheid leader Archbishop Desmond Tutu announced that Ronald Reagan would be “judged harshly by history” for vetoing economic sanctions against the apartheid regime in South Africa. Despite significant pressure from American citizens to act strongly against the racist … Continue reading

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Calendar Highlights: Aug. 29, 2014

Missionary Presses: A Bridwell Library Exhibition: This exhibition highlights Bibles and other religious texts in indigenous languages published by missionary presses in the 19th century. Printed throughout the world in a variety of languages and letterforms, these translations were disseminated for … Continue reading

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Bush Center celebrates Oscar de la Renta with “Five Decades of Style” through Oct. 5, 2014

The George W. Bush Presidential Center is hosting a major retrospective of American fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, from his earliest work to his most recent runway masterpieces. “Oscar de la Renta: Five Decades of Style” features several of … Continue reading

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Meadows Museum to host exhibition of masterworks from the House of Alba’s private collections

SMU’s Meadows Museum will present a major exhibition of works from one of the oldest and most significant private art collections in Europe. Treasures from the House of Alba: 500 Years of Art and Collecting will feature more than 100 European works – from paintings … Continue reading

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Sorolla and America opens in Meadows Museum Dec. 13, 2013

SMU’s Meadows Museum is co-organizing the first retrospective of work by Joaquín Sorolla to focus on the impact the artist had in the United States. Sorolla and America features nearly 160 works by the Spanish Impressionist, including several of his … Continue reading

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SMUSA’s Fall 2013 Staff Day takes place Oct. 31

University staff members can learn more about everything from consumer rights in identity-theft cases to the new Residential Commons during SMU Staff Day Thursday, Oct. 31 in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center lower level. The event will feature a 50-year perspective on the Kennedy … Continue reading

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Calendar Highlights: Fall 2013 exhibits at SMU

As the school year kicks off, be sure to make time for the five exhibitions at SMU this semester. The Stewart Album: Art, Letters, and Souvenirs to an American Patron in Paris  The Meadows Museum presents their recent acquisition of … Continue reading

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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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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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