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Liquid Light, Ayahuasca Spirituality and the Santo Daime Tradition

Congrats to Dr. Barnard on his new book, Liquid Light. Read the full press release below. William Barnard is a professor of religious studies at Southern Methodist University. He is the author of Exploring Unseen Worlds: William James and the Philosophy of Mysticism(1997) and Living Consciousness: The Metaphysical Vision of Henri Bergson(2011), as well as coeditor of Crossing […]

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Congratulations to religious studies professor William Barnard on his new book, Liquid Light

Dedman College News Liquid Light: Ayahuasca Spirituality and the Santo Daime Tradition, published by Columbia University Press, offers an in-depth immersion into the complex and fascinating world of the Santo Daime – a relatively new religion that emerged out of the Amazon rainforest region of Brazil in the middle of the twentieth century, and which […]

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‘Access SMU’ Scholarships to Cover the Cost of College for Texas’ Highest Performing Students From Families With Limited Incomes

SMU News SMU is launching a major scholarship initiative to cover the cost of college for high-achieving Texas students with significant financial need. Access SMU will break financial barriers to college entry and graduation – first for academically talented Texas students, with the goal to later expand the investment in more students who need help paying […]

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Save the Date: SMU’s 107th Commencement Weekend is May 13 and 14, 2022

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 spirit of community combined with our celebration of the individual is what makes SMU’s Commencement a special time. Schedule of events  

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Dedman College Faculty and Staff Community Mixer

Date and Time: April 14, 2022 from 4-6 p.m. Location: Lumen Hotel (6101 Hillcrest Ave.) All Dedman College faculty and staff are welcome. RSVP by April 8: SMU.EDU/DedmanMixer

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RSVP Today: Dedman College Student Community Mixer, March 31

Join us for the student community mixer on March 31, 2022 from 3-5 pm. RSVP at SMU.EDU/CommunityMixer.

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Giving Day is March 22

March 22 is SMU Giving Day. For one day, if many Mustangs come from many different places to do many good things, together, we can shape a brighter future. https://bit.ly/gddedman Dedman College Opportunities Goal Description Department of Biological Sciences $5,000   The Department of Biological Sciences and its faculty provide insight into how life and […]

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Let’s Build Trust Instead of Banning Books – Op-ed by SMU religious studies professor

Education Week It is a difficult time to be an educator. Aside from the massive disruptions and stress of a pandemic lasting more than two years, even as it appears to be winding down, teachers, school boards, and librarians are at the dead center of divisive conflicts over how—and if—students should encounter issues of racism, […]

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Apply Today: Dedman College Student Advisory Board

Call for applications for the Dedman College Student Advisory Board. Applications closes February 18.

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Happy Holidays!

SMU will be closed December 23-31. Have a great holiday and we will see you in 2022!