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Come enjoy SMU’s Celebration of Lights through Jan. 3

Twinkling white lights began illuminating the SMU campus Monday, Nov. 30, for Celebration of Lights, the University’s annual holiday celebration. The Dallas community is invited to enjoy SMU’s centennial holiday lighting through Jan. 3 on the Main Quad.

Meadows Museum’s “House of Alba” exhibit closes Jan. 3

SMU’s Meadows Museum is presenting the first major exhibition in the U.S. of works from the House of Alba collection, one of the oldest and most significant private art collections in Europe. Curated by Dr. Fernando Checa Cremades, former director of the Museo

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Enjoy the holidays with books from SMU

Sample books published in 2015 by the SMU community, including faculty, staff, alumni, libraries and museum. This list has it covered in genres from art to film to science to the Southwest. Find selections for readers of poetry, as well as

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Exploring the history of U.S. New Year’s celebration

In the United States’ earliest days, New Year’s Day was a time to pay respect, reflect and render accounts. The revelry came later, says Alexis McCrossen, SMU professor of history. McCrossen recently received a prestigious one-year fellowship from the National

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SMU Santa Peruna visits RISD schools to encourage reading

SMU’s Santa Peruna recently visited two Richardson schools, bringing gifts, healthy snacks and important reminders to students: “Keep reading over the holidays” and “go to college.” Each student received a book from Half-Price Books, healthy snacks from the North Texas Food

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SMU volunteers for Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

DALLAS (SMU) – SMU students, faculty and staff will join others across the country in a national day of service on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 18, 2016. SMU’s day of service is co-sponsored by the Office of

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Commencement set for Dec. 19

More than 600 students from SMU’s seven schools will graduate at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, at the December Commencement Ceremony in Moody Coliseum. Distinguished lawyer Michael M. Boone, an alumnus and chair of the SMU Board of Trustees, will deliver

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Central University Libraries forgive fines in exchange for food

In the spirit of holiday giving, SMU Central University Libraries are once again waiving library fines in exchange for food donations for the North Texas Food Bank. Food donations are being collected through Wednesday, Dec. 16. All SMU community members are

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Construction activities to affect pedestrians through April 2016

Beginning Monday, Dec. 14, and continuing through April 2016, ongoing construction activities in the central part of the campus will require fencing off a section of the campus roughly between Airline Drive and Cox Business School, and Hughes-Trigg Student Center

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Textbooks and the battle over climate change

If American teens are unsure about climate change or its cause, some school textbooks aren’t helping, says teaching expert Diego Román of SMU, co-author of a new study on the subject. Studies estimate that only 3 percent of scientists who are

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