Calendar Highlights: Mustang Must-do’s for Oct. 23, 2015

Roots of Migration and Contemporary Challenges: Join conversation with activists, educators, professionals and students as we seek to develop awareness, expose causes and explore possibilities regarding challenges of migration and immigration. The event will take place on Saturday Oct. 24 at 1 p.m. in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Forum.

Drawing from the Masters: On Sunday Oct. 25, enjoy an afternoon of informal drawing instruction as artist Ian O’Brien leads participants through the Meadows Museum’s galleries. Beginning at 1:30 p.m., the session will provide an opportunity to explore a variety of techniques and improve drawing skills. The session is open to all abilities and experience levels. Drawing materials will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own sketchpads and pencils. Attendance is free to SMU students, faculty and staff and is limited to 20 on a first-come, first-served basis.

Educating Innovators: Are we achieving the goal? Can we graduate more innovative students? Is it possible to measure a student’s capacity to innovate?
Clinical Professor of Computer Science and Engineering Mark Fontenot will discuss whether SMU is achieving the goal of educating innovators. The presentation will be held in Caruth Hall room 183 on Monday, Oct. 26 from 11:30-12:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Does the U.S. have a problem with mass incarceration?: On Tuesday, Oct. 27 the Multicultural Student Affairs creates a space for open dialogue about mass incarceration in the United States and the varying perspectives surrounding it. Come to Hughes-Trigg Ballroom West at 12:30 p.m. to join the conversation. For more information on Real Talk click here.

Naomi Oreskes

Should We Trust Science? Perspectives from the History and Philosophy of Science: Many people are confused about the safety of vaccines, the reality of climate change, and other matters. Doctors tell us that vaccines are safe, and climate change is real, but how do they know that? On Thursday Oct. 29, Professor Naomi Oreskes of Harvard University will argue that we should trust science. The lecture will be held in the McCord Auditorium of Dallas Hall at 6 p.m. with a 5:30 p.m. reception.

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A Service of Memory: On Thursday, Oct. 29 at noon, SMU students, faculty and staff are invited to Perkins Chapel to gather and honor those in the SMU community who have passed from life to death in the past year.