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Banjos, supercomputers and killer bacteria: TEDxSMU explores ‘Strangely Familiar’ territory Nov. 1, 2014

The 6th annual edition of TEDxSMU returns to Dallas City Performance Hall Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 with year’s theme of “Strangely Familiar.” Admission to the daylong event includes the popular “after party” where speakers, performers and the audience continue the conversations that started … Continue reading

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Calendar Highlights: Oct. 29, 2014

Pumpkins and Professors: SMU Dedman College of Humanities & Sciences presents Pumpkins and Professors Wednesday, Oct. 29, 4:30-6:30 p.m., in the Scholar’s Den of Clements Hall Basement. This is an opportunity for faculty and staff to come together outside the classroom for a spooky … Continue reading

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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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Calendar Highlights: Oct. 16, 2014

World Changing 101: SMU Hegi Career Development Center presents World Changing 101: Why Should You Do Public Service? Featuring representatives from Teach for America, Peace Corps, CityYear and CitySquare, guests will explore how public service experiences apply to future careers. The event will take place … 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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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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Michael Ramirez to give 2014 Sammons Lecture Thursday, Oct. 2

Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Michael Ramirez will give the 15th annual Rosine Smith Sammons Lecture in Media Ethics. Presented by SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts Division of Journalism, the lecture begins at 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 2 in the Bob Hope Theatre.  … Continue reading

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SMU’s 2014-15 Tate Distinguished Lecture Series begins Sept. 29

Former Secretaries of State Madeleine K. Albright and Colin L. Powell will visit SMU Monday, Sept. 29 to kick off the 33rd season of the Willis M. Tate Distinguished Lecture Series. Albright and Powell will offer their insights and opinions on current … 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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