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Calendar Highlights: April 3, 2008

Judaica Lecture: Serge Frolov, Nate and Anne Levine Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies in SMU’s Department of Religious Studies, speaks on “Pillar of Smoke: Religious Responses to the Holocaust” at 2 p.m. April 6 in Bridwell Library. For more information, call 8-3483.

Birthday song: The Meadows Wind Ensemble honors Professor Simon Sargon with a 70th-birthday concert featuring commissioned pieces written by Sargon for the Wind Ensemble – including the world premiere of a new overture. The concert takes place at 3 p.m. April 6 in Caruth Auditorium; tickets are $7 for SMU faculty, staff and students. For more information, contact the Meadows Ticket Office, 8-2787 (8-ARTS).

True colors: Master of Fine Arts candidates show their work in the 2008 M.F.A. Qualifying Exhibition, April 7-19 in Pollock Gallery, Hughes-Trigg Student Center.

Perkins Public Lecture: SMU’s Perkins School of Theology presents “Xenophobia and Xenophilia: Toward a Theology of Migration,” a public lecture by Luis Rivera-Pagan, Henry White Luce Emeritus Professor of Ecumenics at Princeton Theological Seminary and visiting professor in Perkins, at 7 p.m. April 7 in Perkins Chapel. For more information, contact David Maldonado.

Sellers’ market: SMU’s vendors will meet the campus community at the 2008 SMU Purchasing Vendor Fair 11 a.m.-2 p.m. April 8 in the Hughes-Trigg Ballroom. Festivities include food, games and prizes. For more information, contact SMU Purchasing, 8-3239.

Hesburgh Lecture: John Gaffney, professor of anthropology at the University of Notre Dame, discusses “Lost in Translation? Bringing American Ideals to the Middle East” at 7 p.m. April 8 in Room 131, Dedman Life Sciences Building. Cosponsored by SMU’s Department of Anthropology and Human Rights Education Program, with the Notre Dame Club of Dallas. For more information, contact Van Kemper.

Brand excitement: Veteran ad man and SMU alumnus Hal Curtis will be interviewed by Krys Boyd of KERA’s “Think” program discussing “Brand Heroism: Advertising As a Force for Good” in the 2008 ExxonMobil Lecture Series. The April 10 lecture begins at 8 p.m. in Caruth Auditorium, with a coffee and chocolate reception at 9 p.m. in the Owen Arts Center lobby. Sponsored by SMU’s Temerlin Advertising Institute and Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility. Admission is free; tickets are required. For more information, contact the Meadows Ticket Office, 8-2787 (8-ARTS).

Calendar Highlights: Jan. 18, 2008

Santuario de Chimayo, TaosBrain vacations: Registration is now open for the 2008 SMU-in-Taos Cultural Institute, scheduled for July 17-20 at SMU’s Fort Burgwin campus in northern New Mexico. The weekend courses include history, anthropology, art and art history, botany, earth sciences, digital photography and mountain sports. For more information, contact Allison Curran, 8-8267 (8-TAOS). (Top right, Taos’ Santuario de Chimayo.)

An executive exhibition: “Hail to the Chief: Presidential Libraries” is now on display in Fondren Library Center. For more information, contact Cynthia Ruppi.

Dance for a cause: Seniors in the SMU Division of Dance produce and perform their own choreography in “Common Thread” at 8 p.m. Jan. 19 and at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Jan. 20 in the Margo Jones Theatre. The concerts are free; donations are encouraged and will benefit Bryan’s House, Dallas’ only special-care facility for children and teenagers with HIV/AIDS and their families. For more information, call the Division of Dance at 8-2718.

Dare to dream: SMU celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with MLK Week 2008, scheduled for Jan. 21-26. Events include an MLK Day of Service, a birthday party in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center, SMU’s annual Unity Walk and an MLK Kids Day sponsored by the Association of Black Students. MLK Week is sponsored by Student Activities & Multicultural Student Affairs (SAMSA). For more information, contact Ke’ana Hardy, 8-4583.

oaxaca-itsgoingtorain-200.jpgPaper magic: Werner “Wynn” Kramarsky’s affection for the abstract, the geometric and the minimalist is showcased in a new exhibition featuring the Kramarsky family’s gift to SMU’s Pollock Works on Paper Study Collection. “The Sarah-Ann and Werner H. Kramarsky Gift of Contemporary Drawings” runs Jan. 22-Mar. 22 in the Pollock Gallery, Hughes-Trigg Student Center. Learn more about Wynn Kramarsky at The Brooklyn Rail. (Bottom right, Oaxaca – It’s Going to Rain by George Mead Moore, graphite on paper, 1998.)

Talking Texas: SMU’s Sam Ratcliffe and Ellen Buie Niewyk, curators of two concurrent Jerry Bywaters exhibitions now on display at Meadows Museum, will discuss Bywaters’ major role in establishing the Texas Regionalism movement of the 1930s and ’40s in a Brown Bag Lecture, “Jerry Bywaters: Lone Star Printmaker & Interpreter of the Southwest,” noon-1 p.m. Jan. 23 in the Texana Room, DeGolyer Library. Sponsored by SMU’s Clements Center for Southwest Studies. For more information, call 8-3684.

Reference this: Gillian McCombs, dean and director of Central University Libraries, will lead “This Isn’t Your Grandmother’s Library Anymore,” a panel discussion on the changing role of libraries in an increasingly fast-paced technological world. The discussion takes place Jan. 24 in DeGolyer Library, with a reception at 5:30 p.m. followed by the panel at 6 p.m. Sponsored by Friends of the SMU Libraries. For more information, contact Cynthia Ruppi at 8-3225.

New views of Japan: Japan’s changing national identity at home and abroad is the topic for the 2008 SMU Asian Studies Symposium Jan. 31-Feb. 1 in the Meadows Museum. Speakers will include M. Diana Helweg Newton and James Hollifield, both of SMU’s Tower Center for Political Studies. The symposium and reception are free; the registration deadline is Jan. 22. Find a complete schedule at the Tower Center website; RSVP by e-mail or phone at 8-3954.

In McFarlin Auditorium:

  • Jan. 22: TITAS presents “An Evening With Patti LuPone” at 8 p.m. For tickets, call 214-528-5576.

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: Oct. 26, 2007

tris-speaker-150.jpgAll that jazz: Jazz ensemble JamPact – featuring Meadows Dean José Bowen (piano), Kim Corbet (trombone and synth), Akira Sato (trumpet), Jamal Mohamed (drums) and Buddy Mohamed (bass) – offers a free concert at 8 p.m. Oct. 26 in Caruth Auditorium, Owen Arts Center.

Faculty art: Assistant Professor of Art Noah Simblist presents his new exhibition, “Protocols of Zion,” Oct. 29-Dec. 1 in the Pollock Gallery, Hughes-Trigg Student Center.

Over a barrel: SMU’s Tower Center for Political Studies presents Tower Center Research Associate Steve LeVine, former Wall Street Journal correspondent, speaking on “The Oil and the Glory: The Pursuit of Empire and Fortune in the Caspian Sea,” Oct. 30 at the Hotel Crescent Court. A 6 p.m. reception precedes the 6:30 p.m. program and book-signing. RSVP by Oct. 26.

Views from abroad: Carol Troyen of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston lectures on “Venice in the Age of Impressionism: American Artists in Venice” at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 1 in the Dr. Bob Smith Auditorium, Meadows Museum

doug-varone-dancers-150.jpgTalking baseball: DeGolyer Library hosts Charles C. Alexander, who will discuss his new biography of a Texas baseball great and unsung charter member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, Spoke: A Biography of Tris Speaker, published by SMU Press. A reception begins at 6 p.m. with a lecture and book-signing at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 1 in DeGolyer Library. Free; registration is required.

In McFarlin Auditorium:

Nov. 2-3: TITAS presents Doug Varone and Dancers at 8 p.m. For tickets and more information, contact TITAS at 214-528-5576. (Promotional photo by Phil Knott.)

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