Calendar Highlights: May 23, 2008

Santuario de Chimayo in TaosSummer enchantment: The 2008 SMU-in-Taos Cultural Institute takes place July 17-20, and the registration deadline is approaching. Find course information and online registration at the Cultural Institute website.

Popular recognition: SMU Libraries’ 2008 Faculty Recognition Exhibition has been held over through June 2. See your colleagues’ work in Fondren Library Center.

Celebrating art: SMU’s Meadows Museum hosts a faculty/staff wine and cheese reception honoring “Gerardo Rueda: Monumental Sculpture from the Collection of IVAM,” three pieces created by the prominent Spanish sculptor on loan from the Modern Art Museum in Valencia, Spain; and Art Professor Barnaby Fitzgerald‘s “Eve” and “Cartoon of Eve,” two works inspired by the current exhibition “Fernando Gallego and His Workshop: The Altarpiece from Ciudad Rodrigo.” The festivities take place 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 28, with remarks at 6:30, in Meadows Museum. The event is free; RSVP is required. Contact Museum Events, 8-4771.

For the Record: Nov. 1, 2007

fitzgerald-gnomen-200.jpgPresident R. Gerald Turner, co-chair of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, talked about private money and “booster interference” in college sports with The Chronicle of Higher Education Oct. 26, 2007.

Barnaby Fitzgerald, Art, has created a new exhibition, …complexions of the avatars…, which will open with a reception 6:30-8 p.m. Nov. 9 at Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden. The exhibition runs through Dec. 8. (Left, Fitzgerald’s Gnomen (2006).)

Patricia Alvey, Advertising, on how ad makers attempt to tap into viewers’ visceral responses in The Dallas Morning News Oct. 30, 2007

Jeorg Rieger, Theology, discussed the United States and “empire theology” in William McKenzie’s column in The Dallas Morning News Oct. 24, 2007.

Bruce Bullock, Maguire Energy Institute, discussed the implications of the price of crude oil hitting above $92 a barrel in Asia in USA Today Oct. 26, 2007