Category Archives: Good Advice

After Human Rights Summit, ‘Let’s Open Our Hearts to Each Other’

At the July 12 memorial for Dallas’ five fallen officers, President Obama asked, “Can we find the character, as Americans, to open our hearts to each other?” Several days earlier, the “Human Rights Dallas” summit, sponsored by SMU’s Embrey Human Rights Program, would … Continue reading

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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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