Calendar Highlights: Sept. 7, 2007

Scene from Truth in TranslationTruth in theatre: SMU hosted the U.S. premiere of Truth in Translation at 8 p.m. Sept. 6 in the Bob Hope Theatre, Owen Arts Center. One of the biggest critical hits of the 2007 Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland, this account of testimony in South Africa’s post-apartheid Truth and Reconciliation Commission is scheduled for additional performances at 8 p.m. Sept. 7-8 and 2 p.m. Sept. 8. Advance reservations are full, but free nonreserved orchestra seats will be available for walk-up patrons; arrive one hour early and wait to be seated. Read more from The Dallas Morning News, and watch the first 37 minutes online.

Understanding leadership: The Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility and the SMU Bhakti Yoga Club present “Leadership in the Modern Age: The Spiritual Dimension,” a lecture by His Holiness Romapada Swami, in an event beginning at 6:45 p.m. Sept. 13 in Room 113, Jerry Junkins Building. A free vegetarian dinner will be served. For more information, contact Terri Gwinn at 8-2162.

Get schooled: The Department of Human Resources kicks off its Fall Professional Development Courses Sept. 19 with “Business Writing: Write Something Smart.” Visit the Human Resources Web site for more offerings and online registration.