L’homme poisson by surrealist Salvador Dalí has been acquired by the Meadows Museum at SMU and is the centerpiece of an exhibition that will continue through June 19. The oil-on-canvas painting executed by the artist in 1930 is the first of Dalí’s works to enter a Texas museum collection. Interesting side note: Museum research revealed that Dalí had come to Dallas in 1952 to lecture at SMU’s McFarlin Auditorium.
Activities during SMU’s annual Dream Week honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., included a presentation of a piece of Dallas-SMU history to the Dallas Civil Rights Museum, participation in a national day of service, the traditional Unity Walk through campus, and other events paying tribute to the civil rights leader.
The No. 8 SMU Mustangs (17-0, 6-0) host Houston (13-4, 3-2) on Tuesday, January 19, at 8 p.m. SMU improved to 17-0 on the season (6-0 AAC) with a 60-45 win at Tulane on Sunday. SMU is 10-0 at home this season and is 44-3 at home since the start of the 2013-14 season.
In recognition of the upcoming 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1966 speech at SMU, the University will present a bound transcript of his words and a photograph of him taken at the event to the Dallas Civil Rights Museum at 4:30 p.m. Friday, January 15.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dream Week at SMU will start Saturday, January 16 as the SMU community participates in the City of Dallas’ parade honoring the civil rights leader. Events include the annual Commemorative Unity Walk through campus on Wednesday, January 20.
In an address that recalls the visionary leadership of the University’s founders, SMU President R. Gerald Turner outlines the accomplishments of The Second Century Campaign and looks forward to building on those achievements as the Hilltop’s second century takes shape.
Some favorite photos by SMU photographers of moments that made 2015 such a special year.
More than 600 students from SMU’s seven schools graduated Saturday, Dec. 19, at the December Commencement Ceremony in Moody Coliseum. Distinguished lawyer Michael M. Boone ’63, ’67, chair of the SMU Board of Trustees, delivered the commencement address.
The SMU Student Foundation will present SMU’s premier holiday event, Celebration of Lights, at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 30. If you can’t make it to campus, be sure to catch the magic as it happens via live stream at smu.edu/livestream.
When you make a $100 special gift to the Crain Family Centennial Promenade, you will be recognized with an etched paver and make your permanent mark on the Hilltop. The Centennial Promenade will be dedicated on April 15, 2016, during Founders’ Day Weekend.