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Technology entrepreneur and PayPal founder Peter Thiel delivers Tate Lecture Oct. 21, 2014

Technology entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist Peter Thiel will visit SMU Tuesday, Oct. 21 to deliver 2014’s second Willis M. Tate Distinguished Lecture Series. Thiel will offer his insight and opinion on current events as moderated by political analysts and Tate Series veteran … Continue reading

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Family Weekend 2014: Follow the Clues to SMU

Family members from across the nation will “follow the clues to SMU” for Family Weekend 2014, Oct. 24-26. Sponsored by Student Foundation and organized by the Family Weekend committee, the three-day event is devoted to SMU students and their families. … Continue reading

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Calendar Highlights: Oct. 8, 2014

Stanton Sharp Lecture: The second Stanton Sharp Lecture of 2014 will examine Germany’s WWI occupation of the Eastern Front with historian Vejas Liulevicius’ presentation, “Eastern Europe and German Occupation in the First World War.” The lecture will take place at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. … Continue reading

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2014 Engaged Learning Symposium showcases SMU student projects Friday, Oct. 24

Twenty-five students in research, service, creative and internship programs from across campus will talk about their work during Family Weekend at SMU’s Fall 2014 Engaged Learning Symposium. The event takes place 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24 in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Forum. … Continue reading

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Calendar Highlights: Oct. 2, 2014

Happiness Symposia:  Continuing its two-month series on “Happiness: What Makes you Smile?,” the Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute presents Kent Berridge, professor of psychology and neuroscience at the University of Michigan. Berridge will discuss how affective neuroscience begins to identify some of the brain’s wellsprings … Continue reading

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Calendar Highlights: Sept. 24, 2014

The Morenci Marines: A Tale of Small Town America and the Vietnam War: Clements Center Monthly Talks presents Kyle Longley, author of The Morenci Marines: A Tale of Small Town America and the Vietnam War. Drawing on personal interviews and correspondence, Longley’s book sheds … Continue reading

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Calendar Highlights: Sept. 17, 2014

Ronald Reagan and the Struggle Over Apartheid: As part of the Presidential Forum lecture series, the SMU Center for Presidential History presents “Ronald Reagan and the Struggle Over Apartheid.” Co-sponsored by the Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute’s Seminar “Global Africa: Between Intervention and … Continue reading

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SMU DCII asks ‘What is happiness?’ in 2014 IMPACT Symposia

SMU’s Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute kicks off its 2014-15 programming with a long look at the science of happiness. The two-month series on “Happiness: What Makes You Smile?” begins Thursday, Sept. 11 with Professor Dan Haybron of Saint Louis University speaking on “The Happiness that … Continue reading

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SMU celebrates 99th Commencement May 17, 2014

SMU will celebrate the academic accomplishments of more than 2,100 students at its 99th annual Commencement ceremony at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 17, in Moody Coliseum. This year’s Commencement speaker, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, is noted for his work to improve the quality of life … Continue reading

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SMU names three honorary degree recipients for 2014

Three outstanding individuals, including a current and a former SMU professor, will receive honorary degrees at the University’s 99th Commencement ceremony Saturday, May 17, in Moody Coliseum. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson and Methodist historian Richard P. Heitzenrater will receive honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees. SMU law … Continue reading

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