December 4, 2007

SMU anthropologist Michael Adler

With a little help from its friends, the SMU-in-Taos program is more than getting by – it is going strong.

"The new Friends of SMU-in-Taos program is providing funds for increasing student scholarships, strengthening the curriculum through new course offerings and enhancing our present facilities," says Michael Adler, associate professor of anthropology and executive director of SMU-in-Taos.

SMU-in-Taos is located on more than 300 acres in Northern New Mexico. It includes Fort Burgwin, a reconstructed pre-Civil War fort, and a 13th-century pueblo dig site.

The Friends also support the SMU-in-Taos Cultural Institute, founded in 2005 to offer adult weekend courses taught by SMU faculty. The 2008 Institute is scheduled for July 17-20. Visit for more information.

Benefits for Friends of SMU-in-Taos include preferred seating at summer lectures, concerts and events; invitations to private dinners; early registration for the Cultural Institute; signed copies of books by faculty, local authors and artists; and special trips to area destinations. To become a member or for more information, contact Michael Adler at 214-768-1864 or at