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Strictly Speaking Legalese

Lawtalk: The Unknown Stories Behind Familiar Legal Expression, written by Dedman School of Law Professor Elizabeth Thornburg, along with three other legal scholars, explores the origins and uses of 77 popular law-related expressions.

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The Avant-Garde Of Mexican Painting

This summer visitors to the Meadows Museum can view works from one of the world’s greatest collections of modern Mexican art.

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Fashionably SMU

This spring SMU students celebrated style and fashion media with the debut of SMU Fashion Week in March.

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New Views Of The Hilltop

As part of its Second Century Celebration, SMU has published a 160-page book, SMU: Unbridled Vision, which features more than 200 new color photographs, combined with selected historic images, showing the beauty and vitality of the campus experience. The Second Century Celebration extends from 2011, the 100th anniversary of the

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A Dickens Of An Exhibit

DeGolyer Library will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of one of the world’s most popular novelists with “Charles Dickens, 1811-2011: An Exhibition from the Collection of Stephen Weeks,” opening January 19, 2012. Weeks, a member of the SMU Libraries Executive Board, began collecting books while in high school. Weeks’ collection includes

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Weaving A Tale Of Conquest

This just in from Spain: Four monumental tapestries are making their way to SMU’s Meadows Museum to hang in an exhibit titled “The Invention of Glory: Afonso V and the Pastrana Tapestries” February 5-May 13, 2012. The Gothic works of art portray the conquests of two Moroccan cities by the

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Peruna Legacy Continues

Peruna IX, shown sprinting with handlers Ryan Gage (left) and Chris Manthey, is the big stud on campus now. The miniature black stallion took the reins from Peruna VIII at halftime of the football game against Central Florida October 15 in Ford Stadium. Also honored at the game were current and

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Badges Of Honor

Michaux Nash Jr. ’56 ended a three-decade treasure hunt a few years ago by completing the only known collection of sheriffs’ badges from all 254 Texas counties. Nash, a fourth-generation Dallasite and third-generation banker, donated the collection to SMU last year. It is a one-of-a-kind collection because regulations now prohibit

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Just The Historical Facts, Please

It seems there are sharp eyes and memories among several of our alumni, who contacted SMU Magazine to gently inform us that the photo on the back cover of the Fall/Winter 2010 issue was not of SMU’s 1934 Homecoming queen. In fact, we were contacted by the Homecoming queen from

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Check This Out

SMU libraries bear little resemblance to the first library that was located in a room in Dallas Hall. The University system now comprises seven libraries – DeGolyer Library, Fondren Library Center, Hamon Arts Library, Institute for the Study of Earth and Man, Business Information Center and the professional Underwood Law

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