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‘Women Are Superheroes’ in SMU’s 2014 Symposium

The SMU Women’s Symposium celebrates its 49th anniversary with a focus on using your power to change the world for the better. U.S. Air Force veteran Kimberly Olson, president and CEO of Grace After Fire, is the special guest for … Continue reading

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SMU hosts discussion on the White House and faith-based initiatives

SMU’s Center for Presidential History will host a symposium exploring the importance of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships as part of the 21st-century presidency and its implications for church-state relations. Every current and former director of the Office – John … Continue reading

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2013 honorary degree recipients take part in symposia May 17

Two of SMU’s five 2013 honorary degree recipients will participate in public symposia in their honor during Commencement week. Both events are scheduled for Friday, May 17, and both are free and open to the entire community. The five individuals who will … Continue reading

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SMU examines the costs of capital punishment April 15-18, 2013

As the State of Texas draws closer to executing the 500th death row inmate since capital punishment resumed here in 1982, a multidisciplinary symposium on the SMU campus will address “Death By Numbers: What Moral, Legal and Economic Price Are … Continue reading

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2013 SMU Women’s Symposium minds the age gap March 6

For its 48th anniversary, the SMU Women’s Symposium is using a new format to explore age-old questions about the differences and common ground among generations. Associate Professor of Management and Organizations Ellen Jackofsky and senior art history major Bekah Boyer will participate … Continue reading

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CTE to discuss ‘Higher Ed in the Crosshairs’ Feb. 22, 2013

Concerns about the costs and value of higher education are rising to the top of debate from the kitchen table to Capitol Hill. In response, SMU’s Center for Teaching Excellence has organized a symposium to explore questions of government support, … Continue reading

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SMU panel to explore the history (and future) of privacy Oct. 31, 2012

A panel of SMU faculty members from a wide range of disciplines will examine the history of and emerging ramifications for the concept of privacy in the 21st century at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center … Continue reading

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Austrian event to honor SMU’s Alessandra Comini June 16

Alessandra Comini, Distinguished Professor Emerita of Art History in SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts, will be honored for her life’s work on June 16, 2012, in Austria. To celebrate her discovery in 1963 of the village prison cell where … Continue reading

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Sunbelt prisons are focus of 2012 Clements Center Symposium

Declaring that today’s racially disproportionate rates of incarceration represent “a New Jim Crow,” scholar Michelle Alexander has argued that “we have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it.” This assertion, and its exploration, provide the theme of the … 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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