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Preview: SMU’s Centennial Homecoming, Sept. 23-27, 2015

SMU celebrates the 100th anniversary of the first day of classes on the Hilltop with nearly a full week of festivities and a Centennial Homecoming weekend full of special events. > Check out the full schedule of SMU Centennial Homecoming … Continue reading

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SMU celebrates Latino Heritage Month Sept. 17-Nov. 4, 2015

SMU will observe Latino Heritage Month 2015 with food, music, dancing, family activities, a holiday celebration and a voter registration drive. The festivities begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17 with Viva America, an outdoor festival celebrating all Hispanic cultures. Highlights will include … 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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Calendar Highlights: Sept. 15, 2015

Taking action against trafficking: SMU’s Embrey Human Rights Program hosts a screening of 8 Days, a 2015 film about child sex trafficking in the United States, on Tuesday, Sept. 15 in McCord Auditorium, 306 Dallas Hall. Representatives from the FBI, U.S. Department of Homeland Security and SMU’s … 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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SMU hosts 2015 Honorary Degree Symposia Friday, May 15

Three international leaders who will receive honorary degrees at SMU’s 100th May Commencement will participate in symposia on the main campus Friday, May 15. All symposia are free and open to the public. The symposia will feature 2015 honorees Meave Leakey, a renowned anthropologist whose … 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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SMU to host international particle physics workshop April 27-May 1, 2015

More than 300 of the world’s leading experts on particle physics are about to converge on Dallas for one of the discipline’s most important annual gatherings. The 2015 International Workshop on Deep-Inelastic Scattering and Related Subjects (DIS), held annually in a world-class city, … Continue reading

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SMU arts and business students present fourth annual SMU Fashion Week, April 22-24, 2015

SMU Fashion Week 2015 kicks off Wednesday, April 22 and will run through Friday, April 24. Focusing on the “Business of Fashion,” the three-day event will take an inside look at what it means to be a designer and entrepreneur, as well as how one … Continue reading

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