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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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Calendar Highlights: Sept. 17, 2014

Ronald Reagan and the Struggle Over Apartheid: As part of the Presidential Forum lecture series, the SMU Center for Presidential History presents “Ronald Reagan and the Struggle Over Apartheid.” Co-sponsored by the Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute’s Seminar “Global Africa: Between Intervention and … Continue reading

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Award-winning author NoViolet Bulaweyo ’07 returns to SMU for 2014 Common Reading discussion Monday, Sept. 15

Acclaimed author NoViolet Bulawayo ’07 returns to the Hilltop to discuss We Need New Names – her award-winning first novel and the University’s 2014 Common Reading – with the Dallas community. Her talk will begin at 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, … Continue reading

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Sports: Highlights, Sept. 12, 2014

Men’s Football: Citing personal issues, June Jones resigned as head coach of the SMU football program effective Monday, Sept. 8. Associate head coach and defensive coordinator Tom Mason will serve as head coach for the remainder of the season. SMU has … Continue reading

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SMU DCII asks ‘What is happiness?’ in 2014 IMPACT Symposia

SMU’s Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute kicks off its 2014-15 programming with a long look at the science of happiness. The two-month series on “Happiness: What Makes You Smile?” begins Thursday, Sept. 11 with Professor Dan Haybron of Saint Louis University speaking on “The Happiness that … 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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SMU’s 2014 Engaged Learning Expo connects students with opportunities on Wednesday, Aug. 27

Community agencies and campus organizations are looking for highly motivated SMU students who want to learn outside the classroom, tackle real world issues and explore potential careers. They’ll have an ideal opportunity to get to know each other at the 2014 Engaged Learning Expo. This … Continue reading

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SMU Libraries host 2014 CUL Cookout April 15-16

As part of their annual celebration of National Library Week, SMU’s Central University Libraries and Office of Information Technology will serve lunch and share information at the 7th annual CUL Cookout April 15-16, 2014. All-beef hot dogs, veggie dogs, popcorn, cookies and other goodies are on the … Continue reading

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SMU celebrates human rights heroes and the anniversary of its Civil Rights Pilgrimage on Thursday, April 10, 2014

SMU celebrates civil and human rights at two events on Thursday, April 10 – awarding the Robert O. Cooper Peace and Justice Fellowship to a veteran of the civil rights movement and the William K. McElvaney Peace and Justice Award to … Continue reading

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