Gilbert Lecture Series

Calendar Highlights: Feb. 24, 2009

womensbook.jpgThe 44th Annual Women’s Symposium: Don’t forget to register for this year’s Symposium, “Women and the Monetary Truth,” which takes place Feb. 25. The event will include three interest sessions that will examine women’s roles in money management on a personal and global scale, and will feature financial expert and author Glinda Bridgforth. Registration is free for SMU faculty, staff and students. For more information, visit the Women’s Symposium website.

Ash Wednesday service: SMU’s Office of the Chaplain and Religious Life and Perkins School of Theology will sponsor an ecumenical Ash Wednesday service at 12:05 p.m. Feb. 25 in Perkins Chapel. The entire SMU community is invited to attend.

Life-and-death medicine: The Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility and the Student Health Law Association present Shelly Carlin and “Access to Investigational Drugs” 12:15-1:15 p.m. Feb. 25 in 207 Florence Hall. Carlin, a health care attorney who specializes in biomedical research, law and regulation, will discuss the issue of whether a dying patient for whom conventional treatments were ineffective should have the right to obtain drugs that are still being tested for safety. The event is free and open to all. No RSVP needed; lunch will be provided.

'As Big As the West' bookcoverStop stressing: The SMU Health Center hosts a Brown Bag Presentation on Mindfulness noon-1 p.m. Feb. 26, 205 Memorial Health Center. Students, faculty and staff can learn about the psychological and physiological effects of stress and learn how to mitigate stress through straightforward mindfulness techniques. Faculty and staff earn one Wellpower Mind credit for attending. For more information, contact David Young.

Frontier stories: Clyde A. Milner II and Carol O’Connor, both of Arkansas State University, will discuss their 12-year journey in researching and writing their new book, As Big As the West: The Pioneer Life of Granville Stuart, at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 26 in McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall. A reception precedes the event at 6 p.m. Presented by the Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Dedman College. Register online.

Gilbert Lecture Series: The Department of English in Dedman College welcomes Greg Williamson of Johns Hopkins University for “Poetry Reading: A Most Marvelous Piece of Luck” at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 26 in the DeGolyer Library. A reception precedes the event at 6 p.m. in the Texana Room. For more information, contact Leslie Reid, 214-768-2946.

meadowsdancer2.jpgBallet at lunchtime: Join the students in the Meadows Division of Dance for their Spring 2009 Brown Bag Dance Series. Students will present lunchtime performances of 10-15 original short ballet, modern and jazz works. The series runs March 2-6 with performances at noon Monday, Wednesday and Friday and at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. All performances will be held in the Bob Hope Lobby, Owen Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 214-768-2718.

Interdisciplinary Dialogue Event: The Center for the Study of Latino/a Christianity and Religions at Perkins School of Theology presents “The Role of Latinas in Religion and Religious Life” March 3 in the Faculty Dining Room, Umphrey Lee Center. The dialogue, moderated by Jeannie Treviño-Teddlie and Awilda Gonzalez-Tejera, will explore the roles Latinas have played as clergy and laity in various religious traditions. The event is free; those attending are welcome to arrive at 6:30 p.m. for a light dinner before the discussion at 7-8:30 p.m. For more information, contact Jeannie Trevino at 214-768-2768; to register, contact Rachel Lamb.

Vindaloo Vandals-200.jpgIn McFarlin Auditorium:

Feb. 27: Quick and The Dallas Morning News present the documentary “America, The Beautiful” at 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 28: VCXel Entertainment presents Indian comics Sugar Sammy, Jazz Mann and Dan Nainan in “Vindaloo Vandals: Don’t Mess With the Curry” at 8 p.m. For tickets, call 469-867-4589.

Compiled by Theresa Nelson (’09).

Calendar Highlights: Feb. 9, 2009

Book cover of Matthew Pearl's 'The Dante Club'Fact and fiction: Novelist Matthew Pearl (The Dante Club, The Poe Shadow) discusses the process of turning real life into fiction for a popular audience at 4 p.m. Feb. 9 in McCord Auditorium, 306 Dallas Hall. Books will be available for purchase courtesy of the SMU Bookstore. Presented by the University Honors Program and the Gartner Honors Lecture Series. For more information, contact David Doyle.

Love is in the air: The Hughes-Trigg Student Center presents its annual Valentine’s Vendor Fair 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 12 in the Commons and Crossing. Shop for a loved one (or for yourself) among gifts ranging from jewelry, cosmetics and fashion to flowers, candy, candles and more. For more information, contact Mariana Sullivan, 214-768-4498.

Well versed: History Professor Joan Shelley Rubin of the University of Rochester, author of Songs of Ourselves: The Uses of Poetry in America and The Making of Middlebrow Culture, speaks on “Poetry in Practice: American Readers and the Uses of Verse, 1880-1950” Feb. 12 in DeGolyer Library. A reception begins at 6 p.m. in the Texana Room, with the lecture at 6:30 p.m. in the Stanley Marcus Reading Room. Presented by the Gilbert Lecture Series of the Department of English, Dedman College.

Honoring Ebby: Dallas real estate pioneer Ebby Halliday will be honored on the publication of her new biography, Ebby Halliday: The First Lady of Real Estate, with a reception 2-4 p.m. Feb. 15 in DeGolyer Library. Books will be available for purchase. RSVP to Betty Friedrich, 214-768-3231.

Bettye LaVetteIn McFarlin Auditorium:

Feb. 13: TITAS presents soul singer Bettye LaVette, who performed at the 2008 Kennedy Center Honors and at the Lincoln Memorial Concert during President Obama’s inaugural celebration, at 8 p.m. Order tickets online or contact the TITAS box office at 214-528-5576.

Calendar Highlights: Oct. 24, 2008

Bringing Bach to life: SMU’s Meadows Chorale performs Johann Sebastian Bach’s setting of The Magnificat, led by internationally known conductor and scholar Fiora Contino, at 2 p.m. Oct. 26 in Perkins Chapel. For more information, call 8-1951.

I am a camera: Visiting Artist and recent Guggenheim Fellow Marco Breuer, who specializes in making “camera-less photographs,” exhibits his work in “Marco Breuer: Principles of Extraction” Oct. 27-Dec. 6 in the Pollock Gallery, Hughes-Trigg Student Center. Breuer will lecture on his work at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 6 in the Dr. Bob Smith Auditorium, Meadows Museum.

Leading by example: Sewell Automotive Companies Chair Carl Sewell, chair of the SMU Board of Trustees, will share his insights with students in President R. Gerald Turner’s Fall 2008 Leadership Summit at 5 p.m. Oct. 29 in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Forum.

'The End of the Straight and Narrow' coverGilbert Lecture Series: Joycelyn Moody, Sue E. Denman Chair of American Literature at UT-San Antonio and author of Sentimental Confessions: Spiritual Narratives of Nineteenth-Century African American Women, speaks on “Re-mapping Sex, Texts and Work: Black Women Writers and the Slave Trade” Oct. 29 in DeGolyer Library. Reception at 6 p.m. in the Texana Room, lecture at 6:30 p.m. in the Stanley Marcus Reading Room.

Gilbert Lecture Series: Writer David McGlynn – whose first story collection, The End of the Straight and Narrow, has just been published by SMU Press – will participate in a conversation on “Flirting with Disaster – Turning Obsession Into Fiction” at 3 p.m. Oct. 30 in the Texana Room, DeGolyer Library. Cosponsored by SMU Press.

Calendar Highlights: Oct. 10, 2008

Image from George Clinton Gardner letterBreak for fall: Fall Break 2008 is Oct. 13-14. No classes will be held; University offices will remain open.

Perkins Interdisciplinary Dialogue: The growth of the U.S. Latino Muslim community is the subject of “Latinos and Islam: A Conversation on a Dimension of Latino Religious Pluralism,” moderated by TCU’s Hjamil A. Martinez-Vazquez, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 14 in Umphrey Lee Center. Presented by The Center for the Study of Latino/a Christianity and Religions in SMU’s Perkins School of Theology.

Clements Center Brown Bag Lecture: Robert H. and Nancy Dedman Professor of History and Clements Center Director David Weber will discuss “The Risky Business of Editing Historical Documents: Letters from the U.S.-Mexico Boundary Survey, 1849-1854” at noon Oct. 15 in the Texana Room, DeGolyer Library. Bring your lunch. (Right, an image from George Clinton Gardner’s personal letters courtesy of SMU’s DeGolyer Library.)

Gilbert Lecture Series: University of Nevada-Reno Professor Scott Casper, author of Constructing American Lives: Biography and Culture in Nineteenth-Century America and Sarah Johnson’s Mount Vernon: The Forgotten History of an American Shrine discusses “The Selling of the President – 19th-Century Style” Oct. 16 in DeGolyer Library. Reception at 6 p.m. in the Texana Room, lecture at 6:30 p.m. in the Stanley Marcus Reading Room.

Calender Highlights: Sept. 12, 2008

U.S. ConstitutionWe, the people: SMU celebrates Constitution Day Sept. 17 in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Commons. Stop by during the day to view a copy of the United States’ founding document – with cake, punch and a reading of the Preamble at 12:30 p.m.

Brown Bag Lecture: Clements Center Fellow Raphael Folsom will lecture on “This Weeping Land: The Making, Destruction and Rebirth of the Yaqui Mission Towns, 1533-1810,” at noon Sept. 17 in the Texana Room, DeGolyer Library. Bring your lunch.

Faculty Club Distinguished Luncheon: Dedman College Dean Cordelia Candelaria will offer “Dedman College Perspectives” at noon Sept. 17 in the Umphrey Lee Center Ballroom. Cost is $12 for Faculty Club members, $15 for nonmembers. RSVP to Dee Powell, 8-3012.

Immigration conversation: In honor of SMU’s 2008 Common Reading Experience, The Devil’s Highway, the Fondren Library Center presents the documentary “Crossing Arizona” at 7 p.m. Sept. 17 in McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall. Professors Ben Johnson, History, and Harold Stanley, Political Science, will discuss the film immediately following the screening. The screening is free and open to the public; refreshments will be served. Sponsored by Central University Libraries and Friends of the SMU Libraries.

2008 Family Weekend logoGilbert Lecture Series: TCU’s Addie Levy Professor of Literature, Linda Hughes, discusses “Navigating the Material(ity) of Victorian Print Culture” Sept. 18 in DeGolyer Library. The evening begins with a 6 p.m. reception in the Texana Room, followed by a 6:30 lecture in the Stanley Marcus Reading Room.

Bring the kids: SMU celebrates Family Weekend 2008, “SMU Safari,” Sept. 19-21 at points across campus – including Ford Stadium, where SMU plays TCU at 7 p.m. in the State Farm DFW Duel Battle for the Iron Skillet. Learn more at the Student Foundation website.

Fun and games: The Guildhall at SMU celebrates its 5th anniversary with a block party for the general public and game-industry professionals noon-3 p.m. Sept. 20 at SMU-in-Legacy. Faculty, staff, students and alumni are invited for fun, food and games for all ages (plus a bounce house and slide for the kids).

Calendar Highlights: Feb. 7, 2008

Photo of Mexican Chinese familyHonor our authors: Reminder: SMU’s Godbey Lecture Series of Dedman College is accepting nominations for its 28th annual Authors’ Awards through Feb. 15. The awards will be presented to three SMU faculty members who had outstanding books published during 2007. For more information or to make a nomination, contact Dorothy Friedlander, 8-3399.

Civil Rights Pilgrimage: SMU’s 2008 Spring Break Civil Rights Pilgrimage takes place Mar. 7-15. Students, faculty and staff members are welcome; the cost of $350 includes travel, museum fees and lodging (based on 4-per-room occupancy). Space is limited; for information and reservations, contact the Chaplain’s Office, 8-4502.

Judaica Lecture Series: Associate Professor of Old Testament Roy Heller speaks on “The Politics of Pointing: Learning and Teaching Hebrew in Colonial America” at 2 p.m. Feb. 10 in Bridwell Library.

Gilbert Lecture Series: Mark Oppenheimer, author of Thirteen and a Day and coordinator of the Yale Journalism Initiative, speaks on “How Studying Oratory and Rhetoric Makes Us Better Citizens” Feb. 11 in DeGolyer Library. A reception will take place at 6 p.m. in the Texana Room, with a lecture following at 6:30 p.m in the Stanley Marcus Reading Room.

'Swing Girls' promo posterClements Center Brown Bag Lecture: Clements Center Fellow Julia María Schiavone Camacho speaks on “Crossing Boundaries, In Between Homelands: Expulsion, Diasporic Identities and Memory of the Mexican Chinese, 1910-1980s” at noon Feb. 13 in the Texana Room, DeGolyer Library. Bring your lunch. (Top right, a Mexican Chinese family photo.)

Big in Japan: SMU’s 2008 Japanese Film Festival opens Feb. 15-16 with screenings of Swing Girls (bottom right) on Friday and Millennium Actress on Saturday. The festival continues Feb. 22-23 with Shinobi: Heart Under Blade and Whisper of the Heart. All films are in Japanese with English subtitles and begin at 6:30 p.m. in McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall. Admission is free. Presented by the SMU Japan Club, Meadows School of the Arts, the Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth, and the SMU Japanese Program; sponsored by SMU’s Tower Center for Political Studies and the SMU Japan Club. Learn more about this year’s festival films at the SMU Japan Club website.

Calendar Highlights: Nov. 15, 2007

Image from Noah Simblist's 'Protocols of Zion'The end of “Protocols”: Only a few days left to see Noah Simblist‘s “Protocols of Zion” in the Pollock Gallery. The exhibition closes Dec. 1. For more information, call 8-4439. (Top left, an image from the exhibition.)

Gilbert Lecture Series: South African novelist, poet and playwright Zakes Mda speaks Nov. 15 in Degolyer Library. A 7:30 p.m. reception in the Texana Room precedes the 8 p.m. lecture in the Stanley Marcus Reading Room. For more information, contact Leslie Reid at 8-2946.

New digs for computing: Academic Computing Services hosts an open house in its new facilities. Stop by for refreshments and a tour from 2-4 p.m. Nov. 16 on the first floor of Fondren Library West.

Rhythm nation: The Meadows World Music Ensemble, directed by Jamal Mohamed and guest-starring Buddy Mohamed, play traditional and original works at 8 p.m. Nov. 18 in Caruth Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.

I brake for health: Take a work break for an important health screening – the Methodist Health System’s Mobile Mammography Unit will visit SMU Nov. 27 and park on Bishop Boulevard at the Memorial Health Center. Insurance claims will be filed for participants covered by Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Texas; other major plans may be filed as well. The cost of $111 also may be paid by cash, check, Visa or MasterCard. Participants must be age 35 or older, with no breast implants, and have no current breast problems. To schedule an appointment, call 214-947-0026.

Holiday spirit: The Meadows Chorale and Concert Choir combine their voices for an evening of seasonal music at 8 p.m. Nov. 29 in Caruth Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.

Meadows Opera TheatreSing, sing, sing: The Meadows Opera Theatre (bottom left) performs scenes from opera and musical theatre in “Opera Free For All” at 1 p.m. Nov. 30 in the Taubman Atrium.

Symphony world premiere: The Meadows Symphony Orchestra presents “New Art” featuring music by Mendelssohn and Ibert and the world premiere of Thomas Sleeper’s First Symphony. The show begins at 8 p.m. Nov. 30 in Caruth Auditorium. Tickets are $7 for faculty and staff. For more information, contact the Meadows Ticket Office, 8-2787 (8-ARTS).

Calendar Highlights: Nov. 9, 2007

cowboys-cattlemen-250.jpgJazz in the winds: The Meadows Wind Ensemble performs the music of Mingus, Bernstein, Joplin and Broege in “No Sun, No Shadow” at 8 p.m. Nov. 11 in Caruth Auditorium, Owen Arts Center. Tickets are $7 for faculty and staff. For more information, contact the Meadows Ticket Office, 8-2787 (8-ARTS).

Survival stories: Sudanese survivors of violence tell their stories in their own words in “Voices from Sudan,” hosted by SMU’s Human Rights Education Program, 7 p.m. Nov. 12 in McCord Auditorium, 306 Dallas Hall. The panel will feature refugees from Darfur as well as those who fled southern Sudan to escape the violent civil war. Free and open to the public.

Source code: Veteran newsman Tony Pederson, SMU’s Belo Distinguished Chair in Journalism, speaks on “Reporter Privilege: A Con Job or an Essential Part of Democracy?” Nov. 14 in the Umphrey Lee Center Ballroom. The event, sponsored by SMU’s Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility, begins with a reception (heavy hors d’oeuvres) at 11:30 a.m., followed by the lecture at noon. Free and open to the public.

Living responsibly: SMU students will discuss, debate and engage the issue of substance abuse at the University during a Substance Abuse Forum from 11:30 a.m.-12:50 p.m. November 14 in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Commons. Panelists will include senior Todd Baty, business manager of the weekly newsletter Hilltopics, with members of the Task Force on Substance Abuse Prevention: Dean of Student Life Dee Siscoe, English Professor Dennis Foster, Political Science Professor Dennis Simon, and Student Body President Katherine Tullos. For more information, visit the Live Responsibly home page.

Boys against men: Jacqueline Moore, Fellow in SMU’s Clements Center for Southwest Studies, discusses “Cow Boys and Cattle Men: Restraining Masculinity on the Texas Frontier” at noon Nov. 14 in DeGolyer Library. The lecture is part of the Clements Center Brown Bag Series – bring your lunch. For more information, contact Ruth Ann Elmore, 8-3684. (Top left: Cow Boys and Cattle Men on the Matador Ranch 1883, courtesy of the Southwest Collection, Texas Tech University.)

Cave exploringNew traditions: The Meadows Jazz Orchestra explores the traditions of large ensemble jazz and introduces new works by professional and student composers in a concert at 8 p.m. Nov. 15 in the Bob Hope Theatre, Owen Arts Center. Catch the MJO performing in the Meadows Fall Dance Concert through Nov. 11.

When “caving” is a good thing: Sign up by Nov. 16 for Recreational Sports’ Jester Cave overnight camping trip (bottom left), scheduled for Nov. 30-Dec. 1. Learn more online at the Outdoor Adventures home page or contact David Chambers, 8-9918.

Calendar Highlights: Oct. 18, 2007

light-the-night-200.jpgSound and vision: The Meadows Symphony Orchestra presents “New Sounds” by Rossini, Fauré, Adler and Revueltas from William Tell, Pelléas et Mélisande and more at 8 p.m. Oct. 19 and 3 p.m. Oct. 21 in Caruth Auditorium, Owen Arts Center. Tickets are $7 for faculty and staff; contact the Meadows Ticket Office at 8-2787 (8-ARTS).

Points of light: SMU Recreational Sports and The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society present “Light the Night” (top left) at 5 p.m. Oct. 21 in Doak Walker Plaza. Teams of friends, families and co-workers will gather to walk; music, food, family activities and illuminated balloons are part of the festivities. Proceeds from the annual fundraising walk will benefit leukemia research. For more information or to register, visit the Light the Night Web site.

Gilbert Lecture Series: Author T.M. McNally reads from The Gateway, a new story collection to be published this month by SMU Press, at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 23 in the Stanley Marcus Reading Room, DeGolyer Library. The evening begins with a 6 p.m. reception in the DeGolyer’s Texana Room.

K. SridharThe sound of India: The Brown Bag World Music Series presents K. Sridhar (middle left), Indian classical musician, sarod maestro and recording artist with Peter Gabriel’s Real World Records, at noon Oct. 24 in the Bob Hope Theatre lobby, Owen Arts Center. Bring your lunch.

20 years young: The Hughes-Trigg Student Center begins its third decade with a 20th Birthday Party noon-1 p.m. Oct. 24 in the Commons. Stop in for food, fun, prizes and birthday cake.

Store business and show business: Retailing legend Roger Horchow, whose Horchow Collection is both an upscale store and an SMU historical archive, talks about his experiences in business and on Broadway in “From the Post Office to the Box Office” Oct. 25 in DeGolyer Library. A reception begins at 6 p.m., with the lecture at 6:30 p.m.

Up with opera: The Meadows Opera Theatre presents scenes and songs from opera and musical theatre in its second brown-bag event of the fall term, “Opera Free For All,” at 1 p.m. Oct. 26 in the Taubman Atrium, Owen Arts Center.

Shaolin WarriorIn McFarlin Auditorium:

Oct. 20: TITAS presents one of Portugal’s biggest pop stars, fado artist Mariza, in concert at 8 p.m. For tickets and more information, contact TITAS at 214-528-5576.

Oct. 25-26: Performance artists and kung fu masters, the Shaolin Warriors (bottom left) perform for two nights at 8 p.m. For tickets and more information, contact TITAS at 214-528-5576. Watch a preview on YouTube.

Calendar Highlights: Sept. 20, 2007

tiledesign-150.jpgShaping up: The Meadows Symphony Orchestra opens its 2007-08 season with Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony and Mahler’s Songs of a Wayfarer (featuring international opera baritone and SMU alumnus Donnie Ray Albert) in “New Shapes.” Performances take place at 8 p.m. Sept. 21 and 3 p.m. Sept. 23 in Caruth Auditorium, Owen Arts Center. For tickets, call 8-2787 (8-ARTS).

Art, family style: Enjoy hands-on activities, gallery games and films for all ages – as well as current exhibitions “Tile Design in Valencia” (top right) and “A Tribute to Texas Art” – at Super Saturday Family Day, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 22 in Meadows Museum. Free and open to the public.

Faculty roundtable: SMU’s Center for Teaching Excellence presents “Evidence, Facts and Opinion: Teaching Students to Tell the Difference” at 3 p.m. Sept. 24 in the Texana Room, DeGolyer Library. Register online.

jennie-finch-150.jpgThere’s the pitch: Olympic softball gold medalist and NCAA College World Series champion Jennie Finch (middle right) speaks in the 2007 Guaranty Bank SMU Athletic Forum, noon-1:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel. For ticket information, call 8-4314.

Know your world: Dawn Youngblood, curator of SMU’s Edwin J. Foscue Map Library, discusses “Terra Cognita: Living in a Google Earth World” at an SMU Faculty Club wine and cheese reception, 4 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Faculty Club. For more information, contact Dee Powell at 8-3012.

Rediscovering Latino history: SMU’s Gilbert Lecture Series, Ethnic Studies Program and Clements Center for Southwest Studies present “Challenges in Searching for the Lost or Buried Heritage of Latinos in the United States” by Nicolás Kanellos, Brown Foundation Professor of Spanish at the University of Houston and founding publisher of The Americas Review (formerly Revista Chicano-Riqueña) and Arte Público Press. The event begins with a 6 p.m. reception followed by a 6:30 lecture and book-signing Sept. 27 in the Stanley Marcus Reading Room, DeGolyer Library. The event is free; registration is required. Register online or contact Leslie Reid.

momix-150.jpgIn the mix: TITAS presents a “best of” show by legendary modern dance ensemble MOMIX (bottom right), featuring excerpts from their most groundbreaking works, at 8 p.m. Sept. 29 and 3 p.m. Sept. 30 in McFarlin Auditorium. For tickets and more information, call the TITAS Box Office at 214-528-5576.

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