Calendar Highlights: Sept. 5, 2008

Roy Huffington

Calendar Highlights: Sept. 5, 2008

Welcome Additions graphicLast days of “Genius”: Make plans now to see “Jack Kilby: The Eye of Genius,” an exhibition of photography by the Texas Instruments engineer and Nobel Prize laureate, at Meadows Museum. The exhibition closes Sept. 21.

Huffington memorial service: SMU will hold a campuswide memorial service for the Honorable Roy M. Huffington (’38) of Houston, a longtime benefactor, at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 8 in Perkins Chapel. For more information, contact Suzy Brack in Program Services.

A “Welcome” exhibition: Twenty-eight recently acquired manuscripts, printed books and important fragments dating from 1459 to 1786 are the star attractions of “Welcome Additions: Bridwell Library’s Recent Acquisitions in Context” (right). The new additions will be exhibited “in context” alongside closely related treasures from the Library’s Special Collections. The exhibition runs from Sept. 8 to Dec. 12 in Bridwell’s Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Galleries. For more information, call 8-3483.

Learning to lead: Students can pick up tips and techniques to enhance their leadership skills at the Fall 2008 Crain Leadership Institute, noon-4:30 p.m. Sept. 13 in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center. The Institute is sponsored by LEAD (Leadership Education, Activities and Development). The Institute is open to current and prospective student leaders and to students from outside the SMU campus. Participants can register online or contact SMU’s Office of Leadership and Involvement.

September 5, 2008|Calendar Highlights|

Huffington memorial service scheduled for Sept. 8

Roy M. Huffington photoSMU will hold a campuswide memorial service for the Honorable Roy M. Huffington (’38) of Houston, a longtime benefactor, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 8 in Perkins Chapel. Huffington died July 11 while traveling in Italy.

One of SMU’s oldest and most distinguished academic departments was renamed for Huffington in March. The former ambassador, who earned his bachelor’s degree in geology from SMU, made a $10 million gift to endow the Department of Earth Sciences in Dedman College, now called the Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences.

For more information on the memorial service, contact Suzy Brack in Program Services.

Read more on Huffington’s life and career from SMU News.

August 8, 2008|News|

$10 million Huffington gift will endow Department of Earth Sciences

Earth SciencesOne of SMU’s oldest and most distinguished academic departments has new resources to support the growing impact of its research and teaching, thanks to a gift of more than $10 million from the Honorable Roy M. Huffington of Houston. The gift endows the Department of Earth Sciences in SMU’s Dedman College, now renamed the Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences.

With this new gift, announced March 27, Huffington has given SMU over $20 million in the last two years and a total of more than $31 million over many years of support for the University. In fall 2006, he provided just over $10 million in endowments for faculty support and student scholarships at SMU. Huffington received his bachelor’s degree in geology from SMU.

“SMU’s research and teaching in the earth sciences is already internationally recognized, producing successful scientists who help us understand the history of our planet as well as the prospects for developing future energy resources,” said SMU President R. Gerald Turner. “Roy Huffington’s generosity will enable the Huffington Department of Earth Sciences to make an even greater impact on the challenges faced on a global level.”

Read more from SMU News.

March 27, 2008|News|
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