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Tune In: KXT-FM interviews Stewart Copeland

UPDATE for Friday, April 13, 2012: Due to the level of interest in today’s Stewart Copeland public lecture, the event has been moved from O’Donnell Recital Hall to Caruth Auditorium. The start time is 1 p.m. The event is free; … Continue reading

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Are you smarter than a supercomputer? SMU discusses ‘IBM at 100’

IBM master inventor Romilea Flores will simulate the now-famous appearance of Watson the computer on the television game show Jeopardy! when she speaks at SMU’s Lyle School of Engineering Friday, March 30, 2012. The event, which will pit SMU students against … Continue reading

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Walter Isaacson to give Tate Lecture at SMU March 27, 2012

Walter Isaacson, president and CEO of the Aspen Institute and author of a best-selling biography of the late Steve Jobs, comes to SMU March 27 as part of the 2011-12 Tate Distinguished Lecture Series. He will give the Lacerte Family Lecture at 8 … Continue reading

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Chaplain Rankin to deliver 2012 Willson Lecture March 28

Rev. Dr. Stephen Rankin, SMU chaplain, will speak on “Imagining a 21st-Century University” as the next event in the 2012 Willson Lecture Series Wednesday, March 28. The noon lecture in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Forum is preceded by a reception … Continue reading

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Food & culture writer Michael Pollan to give Tate Lecture March 1

Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma and other bestsellers about “the places where food and culture intersect,” visits SMU March 1 as the next speaker in the 2011-12 Tate Distinguished Lecture Series. He will give the Oncor Lecture at 8 p.m. in … Continue reading

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Marlee Matlin to give keynote at 2012 SMU Women’s Symposium

Award-winning actress, author and activist Marlee Matlin will give the Emmie V. Baine Lecture at SMU’s 47th annual Women’s Symposium Wednesday, March 7, 2012. The event is the longest continuously running program of its kind in the country. The 2012 theme is … Continue reading

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Dead Aid author Dambisa Moyo to give 2011-12 Tate Lecture Feb. 6

International economist Dambisa Moyo, one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2009, visits campus Monday, Feb. 6, to deliver the Anita and Truman Arnold Lecture in SMU’s 2011-12 Willis M. Tate Distinguished Lecture Series. Her talk begins at 8 p.m. in McFarlin … Continue reading

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Poet Nikki Giovanni opens Black History Month 2012 at SMU

World-renowned poet, author, activist and educator Nikki Giovanni will visit SMU Feb. 3 to help kick off the University’s 2012 Black History Month celebration. Her lecture is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Theater. Dubbed “the Princess … Continue reading

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Luís Urrea kicks off SMU’s 2012 “Migration Matters” series Jan. 26

Luís Alberto Urrea – author of The Hummingbird’s Daughter, Queen of America and the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Devil’s Highway – returns to the Hilltop Jan. 26, 2012, to speak in a new SMU discussion series. “Migration Matters: An Interdisciplinary Program on Immigration at … Continue reading

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Moneyball author Michael Lewis to give 2012 Tate Lecture Jan. 24

Financial journalist and best-selling author Michael Lewis – whose books became the Oscar-nominated films Moneyball and The Blind Side – visits the Hilltop Tuesday, Jan. 24, to deliver the Omni Hotels Lecture in SMU’s 2011-12 Willis M. Tate Distinguished Lecture Series. The event begins at 8 … Continue reading

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