Category Archives: Good Advice

David McCullough: On Writing Well

Often called “America’s greatest living historian,” David McCullough visited SMU Nov. 18 not only to speak with a crowd of students, faculty and staff, but also to accept this year’s Medal of Freedom presented by the John Goodwin Tower Center for Political … Continue reading

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Valve Software VP Doug Lombardi with the SMU Guildhall

Valve Software executive and digital gaming insider Doug Lombardi joined the SMU Guildhall for a spirited talk on growing opportunities for independent game designers and what it takes to get a game ready for the marketplace. The event was broadcast live on … Continue reading

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Acclaimed statistician/forecaster Nate Silver leans in

FiveThirtyEight.com founder Nate Silver, who calls himself an “applied statistician-journalist or something like that,” was peppered with non-stop questions during SMU’s Willis M. Tate Lecture Series Student Forum May 5. Here are a few of the most memorable exchanges (his … Continue reading

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Dedman Law Dean Jennifer Collins on Life ‘Lesson’

“A Lesson Before Dying — it helped inspire my passion for social justice.” — Dean Jennifer M. Collins, SMU Dedman School of Law, naming a book that’s inspired her during her career, to writer Maria Cross in The Daily Campus

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Michael Pollan, food activist

“Telling the difference between edible food and edible food-like substances is the key to eating well.” – at the Tate Student Forum

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