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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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Krauthammer, Moyers close 2011-12 Tate season May 1

Award-winning journalists and commentators Charles Krauthammer and Bill Moyers visit SMU May 1 for the final event of the 2011-12 Tate Distinguished Lecture Series season. They will give the Gregg and Molly Engles Lecture at 8 p.m. in McFarlin Auditorium. Winner of the … Continue reading

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Chaplain’s Office presents 2012 Peace & Justice honors April 25

Rev. Bruce Buchanan, associate pastor of community ministries in Dallas’ First Presbyterian Church, will receive SMU’s 2012 Robert O. Cooper Peace and Justice Fellowship during an 11:30 a.m. lunch and reception Wednesday, April 25, in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Ballroom. He will … Continue reading

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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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