Official University Calendar : 2017-2018

ACADEMIC YEAR 2017–2018 www.smu.edu/registrar/academic_calendar.asp This calendar includes an addendum listing religious holidays for use in requesting excused absences according to University Policy 1.9. For religious holidays not listed, contact the Office of the Chaplain. Graduate programs in the Cox School of Business, Perkins School of Theology and Dedman School of Law, and the Department of Dispute Resolution and Counseling within the Simmons School of Education and Human Development have different calendars. Dates that the offices of the University will be closed will be announced at a later date. PDF

Congratulations Dedman College Graduates!

SMU’s 102nd annual Commencement Weekend, May 19 and 20, 2017

 Baccalaureate Service :  8:00 p.m. Friday, May 19th Commencement: 9:00 a.m. Saturday, May 20th Watch Online @ smu.edu/live MORE INFO: http://www.smu.edu/EnrollmentServices/Registrar/AcademicCeremonies/MayCommencement  Message from the President and Provost On behalf of the Southern Methodist University community, we invite you to attend SMU's 102nd annual Commencement Weekend, May 19 and 20, 2017. The activities that make up Commencement Weekend showcase some of the University's best traditions and are designed to recognize the pride we all feel in our students' accomplishments. The Baccalaureate Service on Friday evening enables graduating seniors and their guests to worship together. Later, as these seniors march through the Rotunda of Dallas Hall for the tradition known as Rotunda Recessional, they mark the end of their undergraduate years and the beginning of their lifelong association [...]

Event: March 30, Chimurenga Music: Concert and Conversation

Event Date: March 30, 2017 Location: Hughes-Trigg Student Center Theater Time: 7pm This event brings together African musicians and historians with SMU students and faculty. This public event of interspaced conversation and song will involve two Zimbabweans who have put mbira music on the world stage, Dr. Thomas Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited Band and Professor Mhoze Chikowero (UCSB), author of the definitive text on Zimbabwean music, African Music, Power, and Being in Colonial Zimbabwe. Sponsored by the Scott Hawkins Lecture Fund and the Department of History. Link for more information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Events

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Request for Proposals for Undergraduate Mayer Fellows, 2017-2018

Each academic year, DCII sponsors six undergraduate Mayer Undergraduate Research Fellows. These students have a double major or a major and minor(s), and at least one of these must be in Dedman College. With two faculty mentors, each Mayer Fellow conducts a research project that combines and integrates the perspectives of his/her major(s)/minor(s). Mayer Fellows have access to funds to use for research travel or for other expenses related to their research project. See website for details. Link for more information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Programs/Mayer

“Misunderstanding Judaism = Misunderstanding Jesus: A Workshop”

Event date: Friday, February 10, 2017, Time: 12:00-2:30 pm Location: Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Hall, Perkins School of Theology Jesus and his first followers were Jews, grounded in Jewish Scripture, Jewish ethics, Jewish theology, and Jewish hopes. Professor Levine's work has shown that to ignore this Jewish context is to misunderstand Jesus—and, too often, to reinforce anti-Jewish views. Prof. Levine combines a renowned reputation as a Jewish New Testament scholar with a sharp wit and a brilliant knack for story-telling. She will lead a text study and discussion of Jesus in the world of the New Testament.   Amy-Jill Levine is University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of New Testament Studies, and Professor of Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School and [...]

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Jewish Studies 4th Annual Judeo-Spanish Culture Week

Monday, Jan. 23, 5:00-6:15 pm, McCord Auditorium of Dallas Hall, SMU campusCo-sponsored with the Medieval Studies Program Prof. Maya Soifer Irish, Rice University, lecture “Jews and Christians in Medieval Castile: Tradition, Coexistence, and Change” Thursday, Jan. 26, 7:30 pm, Stern Chapel at Temple Emanu-El, 8500 Hillcrest Ave, Dallas, TX 75225Co-sponsored with the Rabbi Levi A. Olan Lecture Series Prof. David R. Blumenthal, Emory University, lecture “The Aliyah Series: Perspectives of a Spanish Artist on the Jewish State” Dr. Blumenthal will discuss this unique series of lithographs depicting scenes from the State of Israel. The Dali exhibit will be on display at Temple Emanu-El from January 26- February 2 Sunday, Jan. 29, McCord Auditorium, 2:00-2:45 pmScreening of Fiestaremos! Judy Frankel and the Sephardic Music Tradition This film [...]

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Join “A Gathering For Dignity” Friday (11/11) 1 p.m. at the Flagpole

Save the Date: “Pursuit of Harmony” Concert, November 14

Event date: Monday, November 14, 2016 Location: Perkins Chapel Time:7:30 pm Join Jewish-American songwriter Michael Hunter Ochs and award-winning Muslim-Palestinian peace activist/songwriter Alaa Alshaham for an intimate performance of music and conversation.These two improbable friends will retrace their steps between Israel and Palestine – eventually finding themselves performing together at the United Nations. Their personal stories, stunning photographs and exclusive video accompany their original songs. Tickets at http://pursuitofharmony.bpt.me/ (free for students). Link for more information: www.smu.edu/Dedman/academics/programs/jewishstudies/events  

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Lunch and Lecture by Tina Wasserman: “Beyond Brisket and Bagels: A Tour Of Jewish Food”

Event date: Wednesday, October 26 Location: Heroy Hall 153 Time: Noon-12:55 pm Tina Wasserman, author of the acclaimed cookbook "Entree to Judaism A Culinary Exploration of the Jewish Diaspora," is a renown cooking instructor living in Dallas. Wasserman was elected in 1994 to Les Dames d’Escoffier, an International Culinary Society. She will discuss the history of Jewish food and its cultural significance. The talk includes lunch and a hands-on lesson in food art. RSVP by Oct. 20 to jewishstudies@smu.edu. Link for more information: www.smu.edu/Dedman/academics/programs/jewishstudies/events  

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