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Gaming guru Jane McGonigal delivers Tate Lecture Nov. 13, 2012

Gamer, game designer, author and futurist Jane McGonigal is on the Hilltop Tuesday, Nov. 13 for SMU’s 2012-13 Tate Distinguished Lecture Series. She will give the Oncor Lecture at 8 p.m. in McFarlin Auditorium. McGonigal’s work emphasizes the power of games to solve problems. Named by The … Continue reading

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Edwin Black discusses ‘IBM and the Holocaust’ at SMU Nov. 7, 2012

Edwin Black’s account of how one of America’s most powerful corporations helped Nazi Germany systematically keep track of Jews, run trains and operate death camps will be examined when the acclaimed journalist-historian visits SMU Wednesday, Nov. 7, to discuss his … Continue reading

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2009 Clements Book Prize winner to speak at SMU Nov. 8, 2012

Louise Pubols (right), chief curator of history at the Oakland Museum of California, will visit SMU to discuss her award-winning work as an author. The University’s William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies hosts Pubols for a 6 p.m. reception followed by a … Continue reading

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Turner joins Dallas Historical Society higher-ed panel Oct. 28, 2012

SMU President R. Gerald Turner joins John E. Price, founding president of the University of North Texas at Dallas, for a panel discussion exploring the history of higher education in Dallas at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28 in the Hall of … Continue reading

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John McCaa to give 2012 Sammons Lecture in Media Ethics Oct. 24

Award-winning journalist John McCaa, longtime news anchor of WFAA-TV in Dallas, will give SMU’s 2012 Rosine Smith Sammons Lecture in Media Ethics presented by the Division of Journalism in the University’s Meadows School of the Arts. The event begins at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. … Continue reading

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Regis Philbin to deliver 2012-13 Tate Distinguished Lecture Oct. 9

Broadcaster and record-setting TV host Regis Philbin visits the Hilltop Tuesday, Oct. 9 as part of SMU’s 2012-13 Tate Distinguished Lecture Series. He will give the Tolleson Lecture at 8 p.m. in McFarlin Auditorium. Since Philbin first stepped in front of a … Continue reading

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Dennis Simon speaks on civil rights movement’s 50th anniversary

Maguire Public Scholar and SMU Professor of Political Science Dennis Simon will give a lecture on the 50th anniversary of several landmark events in the civil rights movement and the present-day role of race in American politics on Monday, Oct. 1, 2012. “The … Continue reading

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New Tate Lecture season begins Sept. 11, 2012

Former U.S. Secretary of Education William Bennett will meet journalist and commentator Chris Matthews at SMU to offer insights and opinions on current events, including the 2012 elections. They kick off the Willis M. Tate Distinguished Lecture Series’ 2012-13 season at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11 in … Continue reading

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SMU grad offers investor’s perspective on The Big Short Sept.10

SMU’s 2012 Common Reading discussion continues at 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, with the first Gartner Honors Lecture of the academic year. “The Financial Crisis of The Big Short: An Investor’s Perspective” features University alumnus John Phelan, co-founder and co-managing partner … Continue reading

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Nobel laureate Leymah Gbowee to speak at SMU May 23, 2012

Liberian peace activist and 2011 Nobel Peace Prize recipient Leymah Gbowee will make one of her few scheduled 2012 U.S. speaking appearances at SMU on Wednesday, May 23. The author of Mighty Be Our Powers will discuss “Women, Leadership and Human Rights” at 7:30 p.m. … Continue reading

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