Movie Night: On Monday, Nov. 16 there are two opportunities to watch movies! At 5:30 p.m. the Staff Association is hosting a movie night on Dallas Hall Lawn, showing The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. Free popcorn, snacks, drinks and giveaways will be provided. No reservations are required. At 7 p.m. the Women and LGBT Center and Residence Life and Student Housing is sponsoring a free showing for the SMU community of the film Suffragette at the Angelika Theater in Mockingbird Station. Each SMU person can reserve two tickets here.
Humanitarian Mapathon: SMU Central University Libraries is sponsoring a Missing Maps Mapathon as part of their new initiative in spatial literacy. During the Mapathon, volunteers will make crowdsourced maps to help communities and NGOs better respond to crises affecting vulnerable areas in the world. The Mapathon is a come-and-go event on Tuesday, Nov. 17 from 3-6 p.m. in Fondren Library. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their laptops.
Foosball Tournament in the DIG: On Tuesday, Nov. 17 from 6-9 p.m. participants in the first “community challenge” in the Deason Innovation Gym will unveil their project with a Foosball tournament. Over the past four weeks, participants have learned how to woodwork, 3D print, laser cut, vinyl cut and work with microcontrollers and sensors to build a custom Foosball table. All SMU students, faculty and staff are invited to the Innovation Gym for the unveiling and tournament.
Organ Demonstration and Performance: Dr. George C. Baker will discuss and demonstrate various acoustical features of the organ on Tuesday, Nov. 17 in Perkins Chapel. This special event is coordinated by Professors Fred Olness and Tom Tunks as part of SMU’s Musical Acoustics course. The event will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Dr. Baker is an international guest artist, and won the 1974 Grand Prix de Chartres in organ performance. For event information, please contact Professor Fred Olness, 214-768-2500.
Beyond Two Cultures: A Crisis in Data Representation? Dr. Roger Malina, astrophysicist and founder of the UT-Dallas ArtSciLab, will present his work on the gap between data generation and representation with neuroscientists, astronomers and geoscientists. He will also talk about the newborn “digital hybrids” whose existence give lie to the “two cultures” division articulated by C.P. Snow. The lecture will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 4:30 p.m. in 153 Heroy Hall.