Event: Feb. 19, When “Great” Works Aren’t Good

Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Location: Screening Room – Greer Garson 3531 (Owen Arts Center) Time: 5:30-6:15 pm A roundtable discussion on the ethics of collecting, preserving, and teaching works of art, literature, and cinema that are politically or culturally problematic. Link for more information: www.smu.edu/filmfest    

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Jan. 29 – Feb. 26: International Film Festival

Event Date: Jan. 29 - Feb. 26, 2019 Time: 7 p.m. Location: Dallas Hall 306 The 4th Annual SMU World Languages & Literatures Film Festival will take place January 29 - February 26. All screenings are free and open to the public. More info: https://www.smu.edu/Dedman/Academics/Departments/WorldLanguages/Events/Filmfestival  

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Fulfill your Second Language Requirement Abroad!

Event Date: January 24, 2019 Location: Collaborative Commons (Fondren Starbucks) Time: 10 am - 2 pm (drop-in any time) Students interested in fulfilling their second language requirement abroad in Summer 2019 are encouraged to stop by the info table on January 24 to find out more about the following programs and meet program directors: SMU-in-FRANCE (July 6 - August 10), SMU-in-TUSCANY (July 2 - August 5), SMU-in-COSTA RICA (May 27 - June 28). www.smu.edu/international/abroad/programs/summer. Applications are due Feb. 1  

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How France’s Yellow Vest protests could influence the U.S.

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: December 17, 2018 Dayna Oscherwitz is an associate professor of French and Francophone studies at Southern Methodist University. She wrote this column for The Dallas Morning News. There is something eerily familiar about the strikes and demonstrations paralyzing France over the past several weeks. Precipitated by rising income inequality and deeply unpopular economic policies, the "Yellow-Vest" protests seem to be just one more iteration of the strikes and demonstrations that erupt in France semi-regularly, one facet of a demand for greater equality and a culturally-specific expression of democratic will. In some ways these weekly Saturday strikes and demonstrations bear similarities with other French protest movements, from the 2005 riots to the strikes of May 1968. But the targeted use of [...]

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Tower Center Spotlight: Noelle Kendall ’19

SMU Tower Center Blog Originally Posted: November 9, 2018 Highland Capital Management Tower Scholar Noelle Kendall ’19 is majoring in biological sciences and earning minors in chemistry and french in addition to her Tower Scholars Program minor in public policy and international affairs. We asked her about her experience as a Highland Capital Management Tower Scholar and about why science and public policy matter to her. READ MORE

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Event: Oct. 18, Civilian Confinement and War in The Algerian Revolution, 1954-62

Event Date: Oct. 18 Location: Hughes Trigg Forum Time: 6:30 pm Dr. Benjamin Brower (UT Austin) will be speaking on campus about the Algerian Revolution at 6:30 pm in Hughes Trigg Forum. A reception will precede the event. Link for more information: https://www.smu.edu/Dedman/Academics/Departments/WorldLanguages/Events/fall2018/Brower

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Event: Sept. 11, Literature and Politics: A Conversation with B39 Writers

Date: Sept. 11, 2018 Location: EY Gallery Time:5:30-7:30 p.m. Contact: Lourdes Molina Five writers from Bogotá39, a group of the top Latin American writers under the age of 40, will discuss their work and its relationship with politics. Special guests: literary translator Christina MacSweeney and Dallas's own Will Evans from Deep Vellum Publishing. This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP: smu.edu/B39 Link for more information: www.smu.edu/b39  

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A new survey reveals that not only do business executives value college, they want students with skills associated with the liberal arts.

Inside Higher Ed Originally Posted: August 28, 2018 Public May Not Trust Higher Ed, but Employers Do  A new survey reveals that not only do business executives value college, they want students with skills associated with the liberal arts. Though public support for higher education seems to be waning, this skepticism doesn’t appear to extend to potential employers, who say they still have faith in colleges and universities, according to a new survey conducted on behalf of the Association of American Colleges & Universities. But while executives and hiring managers believe that institutions are teaching graduates the skills needed for entry-level jobs, they reported that students usually aren’t ready to be promoted. AAC&U commissioned the Washington, D.C.-based Hart Research Associates to survey two groups: 500 or so business [...]

By | 2018-08-28T10:01:16+00:00 August 28th, 2018|Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Earth Sciences, Economics, English, History, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Statistical Science, Undergraduate News, World Languages and Literatures|Comments Off on A new survey reveals that not only do business executives value college, they want students with skills associated with the liberal arts.

New Board officers begin one-year term

SMU News Originally Posted: June 1, 2018 The Board’s new ex officio faculty representative is Faculty Senate President Dayna Oscherwitz, French area chair in the Department of World Languages and Literatures, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. Congratulations! Three new officers and three new trustees were named to SMU’s Board of Trustees during the board’s spring meeting May 4, 2018. The Board also passed a resolution to honor two former members as trustees emeriti. Robert H. Dedman, Jr. ’80, ’84 has been elected as chair, David B. Miller ’72, ’73 was elected as vice-chair, and Kelly Hoglund Compton ’79 was elected as secretary. Officers are elected for one-year terms and are eligible for re-election up to four consecutive terms in any respective office. The new officers will begin [...]

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May Commencement Information

If you are looking for May Commencement information click here. Schedule of events Commencement Speaker Message from the President and Provost On behalf of the Southern Methodist University community, we invite you to attend SMU's 103rd Commencement Weekend, May 18 and 19, 2018. 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 with SMU as alumni. On Saturday [...]

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